~ Walt ~
Walt Disney ~ Family ~ Friends
photos of Walt smoking are rare
Walt Disney holds up a tentacle belonging to the Submarine Voyage octopus.
Walt Disney raiding the refrigerator
Last year, at the Disneyland Resort, Diane Disney visited Disney California Adventure park for the first time since its expansion. Upon seeing the Storytellers statue, Diane remarked with a sparkle in her eye that she didn't remember him being this young, saying, "He was older when I met him!" Her last visit to the resort.
Diane Marie Disney Miller (December 18, 1933-November 19, 2013) Diane Disney Miller died at the age of 79 from complication from a fall. Diane Disney Miller was the only biological daughter of Walt Disney and his wife, Lillian Bounds Disney. Her husband Ron W. Miller was CEO of The Walt Disney Company until 1984. Diane Disney Miller was one of the driving forces behind the opening on the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a project that faced a plethora of setbacks and was finally completed in 2004.
Diane Disney Miller (December 18, 1933 - November 19, 2013) was the elder & only biological daughter of Walt & Lillian Disney. She was instrumental in pushing ahead with the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, ensuring the original design by Frank Gehry. Disney Miller was also the cofounder of The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, with the aid of her children.
Walt in his Disneyland apartment above the Fire Dept.
Walt & Lillian Disney at the 5th Annual Academy Awards where he was picking up the Honorary Special Award for the creation of Mickey Mouse as well as an Oscar for Short Subject (Cartoon) for the Silly Symphony "Flowers and Trees." The event was held on November 18, 1932 at the Fiesta Room of the Ambassador Hotel.
Walt & Lillian Disney at the 5th Annual Academy Awards where he won the Honorary Special Award for the creation of Mickey Mouse as well as an Oscar for Short Subject (Cartoon) for the Silly Symphony "Flowers and Trees." The event was held on November 18, 1932 at the Fiesta Room of the Ambassador Hotel.
Walt at the opening of the Skyway on June 23, 1956 ~ Disneyland
Walter Elias "Walt" Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American business magnate, animator, film producer, director, screenwriter, and actor. A major figure within the American animation sector and throughout the world, he is regarded as an international icon, and philanthropist, well known for his influence and contributions to animation in the American entertainment industry during the 20th century.
Walt Disney and Roy Disney at Disney Studios in the 1950's.
Walt Disney viewing a model for the "Adventure Through Inner Space" attraction at Disneyland. About 1966.
*WALT & ROY ~ Chicago, 1917. During the fall of 1918, Disney attempted to enlist for military service. Rejected because he was only 16 yrs of age, Walt joined the Red Cross + was sent overseas, where he spent a yr driving an ambulance + chauffeuring Red Cross officials. His ambulance was covered from the stem to stern, not with stock camougflage, but w/ drawings + cartoons.
Walt and Roy, Chicago, 1917.