Monday, January 26, 2015
[Hadn't seen anything about this on your site so I wanted to make sure you were aware of the new bio about Disney Burbank architect Kem Weber, written by Christopher Long.
There's a chapter on the Disney studio with about 20 images from the Weber archives at UCSB (mostly familiar). The write-up, while nicely done, also relies on familiar published material (Gennawey, Gabler, Thomas, the usual suspects), and there are few, if any, new revelations. The book is short on key details; for example, how did Disney choose Weber or even know about him? Still unclear.
Going through the book, one realizes that the Disney studio, while a major commission, isn't one of the designer/architect's best works. The book's real value, therefore, is the context it provides. It helps us better understand how the Disney studio fits into the rest of Weber's expansive body of work.]
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
- Disney Movie Posters: From Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Big Hero 6
- Theater Essentials (A Disney Theatrical Souvenir Book)
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
[Ever wonder how the Mouse House markets The Walt Disney Company and its many diversified businesses? Lorraine Santoli, former 20-year-plus Disney PR, marketing, and synergy executive, tells all in her upcoming book, “Inside the Disney Marketing Machine”.
Focusing on the Michael Eisner and Frank Wells era of explosive company growth, Santoli shares her Disney marketing experiences from a rare insider perspective, with contributions from over twenty-five of her colleagues, all of them top tier Disney marketing and entertainment executives.
From her role as a publicist promoting Disney films and TV shows, to overseeing Disneyland’s key anniversaries, attraction openings, and special events, to her decade-long position as director of Corporate Synergy, Santoli invites readers to take a seat at the Disney marketing table for a first-hand view of the process that has put Disney at the top of the marketing hill in corporate America.
“Inside the Disney Marketing Machine” will be released in Spring 2015 by Theme Park Press.]