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Walt's People
Talking Disney with the Artists Who Knew Him - Volume 21
Didier Ghez

Disney History from the Source

The Walt's People series is an oral history of all things Disney, as told by the artists, animators, designers, engineers, and executives who made it happen, from the 1920s through the present.

Walt's People: Volume 21 features appearances by Ferdinand Horvath, Ken Peterson, Bob Givens, Sylvia Holland, Tyrus Wong, John Hench, Marc Davis, Alice Davis, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, Floyd Norman, Paul R. Hartley (via his daughter Stacey Hartley), Bill Cottrell, Lillian Disney, Glen Keane, and Darrell Van Citters.

Among the hundreds of stories in this volume:

  • FERDINAND HORVATH provides a unique glimpse into the early Disney studio through his diary and his letters to and from Walt Disney.
  • TYRUS WONG discusses with Michael Barrier his work as a background artist on Bambi and his departure from Disney after the infamous studio strike of 1941.
  • FLOYD NORMAN remembers the idiosyncracies of Disney animator Milt Kahl during their time working on The Sword in the Stone.
  • BILL COTTRELL reflects upon his extensive and varied career at Disney, from his work in camera and story to negotiating contracts and becoming the first president of WED.

The entertaining, informative stories in every volume of Walt's People will please both Disney scholars and eager fans alike.


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Included documents

  1. The Diaries and Letters of Ferdinand Horvath (1932, 1941; by Ferdinand Horvath; pp 1-32)
  2. Sam Armstrong and Leland "Lee" Payne (1939; by unknown interviewer; pp 1-6)
  3. A Short Autobiography by Ken Peterson (1966; by Ken Peterson; pp 33-43)
  4. Bob Givens (2015; by Paul Sorokowski; pp 7-27)
  5. O.B. Johnston: Memoir (by O.B. Johnston, Mary Carey; pp 29-111)
  6. The Letters of Bob Givens to Hardie Gramatky (1937; by Bob Givens; pp 45-48)
  7. Wilfred Jackson (1973; by Michael Barrier, Milton Gray, Bob Clampett; pp 113-169)
  8. The Letters of Sylvia Holland (1938, 1947; by Sylvia Holland; pp 49-57)
  9. Wilfred Jackson (1976; by Michael Barrier, Milton Gray; pp 171-200)
  10. Tyrus Wong interview (1979; by Michael Barrier; pp 59-65)
  11. Jack Hannah (1975; by Dave Smith; pp 201-216)
  12. John Hench interview (1972; by Christopher Finch, Linda Rosenkrantz; pp 67-75)
  13. Tom Oreb (by Amid Amidi; pp 217-232)
  14. John Hench interview (1988; by Charles Solomon; pp 77-79)
  15. Iwao Takamoto (1996; by Charles Solomon, Andreas Deja; pp 233-239)
  16. Marc Davis interview (1972; by Christopher Finch, Linda Rosenkrantz; pp 81-88)
  17. Herb Ryman (1982; by Jay Horan; pp 241-274)
  18. Alice Davis interview (2005; by EMC West; pp 89-92)
  19. Alfred and Elma Milotte (2015; by Winona Jacobsen; pp 275-300)
  20. Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn interview (1978; by David Tietyen; pp 93-98)
  21. Floyd Norman interview (2017; by Jim Korkis; pp 99-108)
  22. Stacey Hartley, daughter of Paul R. Hartley (2015; by Didier Ghez; pp 109-119)
  23. Bill Cottrell interview (1983, 1983-08-10; by Jay Horan; pp 121-175)
  24. Lillian Disney, Diane Disney Miller, Jenny Miller interview (1982; by Bob Allen, Jim Korkis (transcript); pp 177-184)
  25. Glen Keane iInterview (2005; by Charles Solomon; pp 185-187)
  26. Darrell Van Citters interview (2009; by Didier Ghez; pp 189-198)


Source type Book Series
Volume 21
Language en
Document type Book
Media type text
Page count 206
Pages pp. 1-206


Id 3738
Availability Purchasable
Inserted 2017-11-17