Walt Disney

Author: Neal Gabler
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 067943822X
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A portrait of the private life and public career of Walt Disney ranges from his deprived youth, to his contributions to the art of animation, to his visionary creation of the first synergistic entertainment empire, to his reclusive and lonely private worl

Walt Disney

Author: Neal Gabler
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307265968
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The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history: Walt Disney. Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films–most notably Snow White, Fantasia, and Bambi. In his superb biography, Neal Gabler shows us how, over the course of two decades, Disney revolutionized the entertainment industry. In a way that was unprecedented and later widely imitated, he built a synergistic empire that combined film, television, theme parks, music, book publishing, and merchandise. Walt Disney is a revelation of both the work and the man–of both the remarkable accomplishment and the hidden life. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography USA Today Biography of the Year

Walt Disney

Author: Martin Gitlin
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617852481
Size: 76.43 MB
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This title examines the remarkable life of Walt Disney. Readers will learn about his family background, childhood, and education, as well as his career as a cartoonist and business owner and his famous works. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company. Grades 6-9.

Epics Spectacles And Blockbusters

Author: Sheldon Hall
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814330081
Size: 70.37 MB
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Considers the history of the American blockbuster-the large-scale, high-cost film-as it evolved from the 1890s to today.

Walt Disney

Author: Louise Krasniewicz
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313358303
Size: 49.26 MB
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Highlights the life and accomplishments of the famous cartoonist who created Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Bambi and was the owner of Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland.

Animation And The American Imagination A Brief History

Author: Gordon B. Arnold
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440833605
Size: 53.24 MB
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Providing a detailed historical overview of animated film and television in the United States over more than a century, this book examines animation within the U.S. film and television industry as well as in the broader sociocultural context. • Documents the evolution of U.S. animation, from its origins in newspaper cartooning at the beginning of the 20th century to the digital creations of the late 20th century and beyond • Reveals social influence on animation across history, including issues of race and gender • Identifies a new preoccupation of the American public with animation and reconsiders popular animated films and TV shows in this light • Discusses major figures, themes, and studios involved in the production of American animated film and television • Identifies major achievements and controversies in the history of animation in the United States

From Walt To Woodstock

Author: Douglas Brode
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292702738
Size: 36.80 MB
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Douglas Brode overturns the idea of Disney as a middlebrow filmmaker by detailing how Disney movies played a key role in transforming children of the Eisenhower era into the radical youth of the Age of Aquarius.

Official Mickey Mouse Club Book

Author: Lorraine Santoli
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 9780786880423
Size: 29.55 MB
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Provides a history of the legendary television show, includes exclusive photos and tells how Disney came up with the idea and how the first Mouseketeers where chosen

Barbra Streisand

Author: Neal Gabler
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300220715
Size: 44.30 MB
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Barbra Streisand has been called the “most successful...talented performer of her generation” by Vanity Fair, and her voice, said pianist Glenn Gould, is “one of the natural wonders of the age.” Streisand scaled the heights of entertainment—from a popular vocalist to a first-rank Broadway star in Funny Girl to an Oscar-winning actress to a producer and director. But she has also become a cultural icon who has transcended show business. To achieve her success, Brooklyn-born Streisand had to overcome tremendous odds, not the least of which was her Jewishness. Dismissed, insulted, even reviled when she embarked on a show business career for acting too Jewish and looking too Jewish, she brilliantly converted her Jewishness into a metaphor for outsiderness that would eventually make her the avenger for anyone who felt marginalized and powerless. Neal Gabler examines Streisand’s life and career through this prism of otherness—a Jew in a gentile world, a self-proclaimed homely girl in a world of glamour, a kooky girl in a world of convention—and shows how central it was to Streisand’s triumph as one of the voices of her age.


Author: Neal Gabler
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0679764399
Size: 65.32 MB
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Discusses the life of one of America's most powerful journalists, focusing on his creation of a culture of celebrity and his use of gossip as a source of power