Michael Barrier interviewed Hand in Cambria on November 21, 1973; they met one evening at the town’s Veterans Hall, when Mike and his wife were driving down the coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Hand was no longer the handsome young go-getter whose tailored sports coats led some Disney writers to nickname him “Shoulders”, but he still had the direct, almost brusque manner of a businessman with important things to do. Predictably, he had little to say about the people who had worked under him; his attention was always on Walt Disney, and he was concerned most with reading his boss’ moods and wishes.

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