Monday, July 23, 2012
"The Disneyland Story" (1980; paperback; 24 pgs) was most likely a publication given to new hires at Disneyland. It covers most of the basics that you would expect to see in a company publication (What is Disneyland? Behind The Scenes, The First 25 Years, etc.) and contains a large amount of color and black and white photos. Nothing too earth-shattering in the photo selection. It's all stuff we've seen before.
But, tucked in the back of the book is a section on Facts and Figures. Total Disneyland payroll in 1979: $66 million; Total Disneyland Employment in 1979: 7609. Compare that to 1280 people in 1955. This type of data is pretty much buried by the Disney Company now.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
I also zipped across the Esplande to grab the new postcard collection available in the Disney Gallery which now has a display on the Art of Disney Castles. The tin contains 10 postcards, but only two different images. Kind of a rip.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
"The Disneyland Encyclopedia: The Unofficial, Unauthorized, and Unprecedented History of Every Land, Attraction, Restaurant, Shop, and Major Event in the Original Magic Kingdom. Updated Second Edition" (paperback; 540 pgs). I'm a sucker for reference books, so picking up the second edition was a no brainer.
"Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: High Noon at Inferno Gulch Vol 3 (hardback: 280 pgs). This is the third volume of reprints of the daily comic strips. Volume four is scheduled for release in October. I really hope this series keeps going and going...
And, finally "Disney Trivia from the Vault" by Disney Archive Legend Dave Smith (paperback: 272). The trivia questions in this book have been culled from various Disney publications throughout the years. Quite often the questions border on just being lame, but every now and then, a gem gets asked.