John Culhane: You started out as an animator?

LC: No, I started out being an architect. I got out in the early ’30s during the Depression and came up here to try and find a job as an architect, but nobody was building anything. So I read in the paper that Walt Disney was interviewing people. And that’s when Mickey Mouse was just catching on big then. So I went to the Studio, and that’s when Walt was personally interviewing people. He gave me a job. At about that time there were only seventy-five people at the Studio on Hyperion. […]

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