Enchanted Disney: Stories of Walt, Hollywood, and Live-Action Film (paperback)
Enchanted Disney: Stories of Walt, Hollywood, and Live-Action Film
by Spencer Wright
In its centennial year, take a journey through the history of the Walt Disney Company through the lens of the studio’s live-action films, and the life of its co-creator Walt Disney. By discussing the life and work of fifteen people who contributed to live-action features, you will learn about what influenced the studios' films, and how they related to Hollywood as a whole.
How did Walt’s experience in 1920’s Los Angeles compare to others, such as silent queen Pola Negri? How did major celebrities see Walt and his studio, as it fit into the landscape of the industry? Which star was inspired to help preserve Hollywood memorabilia as a result of spending time with Walt in Disneyland at the Park’s opening? These questions and many more will be answered in fifteen chapters, taking us on a journey from the early 1900’s and into the 21st Century.
"A simply fascinating and extraordinarily informative combination of biographic and cinematic history, "Enchanted Disney: Stories of Walt, Hollywood, and Live-Action Film" is an extraordinary read from cover to cover. Enhanced for the reader with the inclusion of a section of black/white illustrations, an informative four page Introduction, a three page bibliography of Further Reading, five pages of Notes & Resources, and a four page Index, "Enchanted Disney: Stories of Walt, Hollywood, and Live-Action Film" is a strongly recommended and enduringly popular addition to personal, community, college, and university library Movie History/Criticism and American Biography/Walt Disney collections."
- Midwest Book Review