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 18 features appearances by Mique Nelson, Katherine Kerwin, Gerry Geronimi, Ward Kimball, Dick Huemer, Ken O'Connor, Janet Martin, Herb Ryman, Don Douglass, Ken Peterson, Kay Wright, Del Connell, Elma Milotte, Bob Gurr, Barbara Palmer, and Hani El-Masri.

Among the hundreds of stories in this volume:

  • HANI EL-MASRI recounts his fascinating journey from the streets of Cairo, Egypt, to Disney Imagineering.
  • GERRY GERONIMI, perhaps the least-liked person ever to work at the Disney Studio, tells his side of the story about his feud with Ward Kimball, his firing by Walt Disney, and other incidents.
  • BOB GURR tells the tale of horror that was Autopia on Disneyland's opening day in 1955.
  • ELMA MILOTTE shares her and her husband Al's thrilling exploits across the world as the photographers for Disney's True-Life Adventure series.

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