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Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination (Paperback)

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    The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history.

    Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art ......more

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The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history.

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.

Neal Gabler is the author of An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history. His biography Winchell: Gossip, Power and the Culture of Celebrity was named best nonfiction book of the year by Time. He appears regularly on the media review program Fox News Watch, and writes often for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He is currently a senior fellow at the Norman Lear Center for the Study of Entertainment and Society in the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Southern California. He lives with his wife in Amagansett, New York.


From the Hardcover edition.

Author:
Gabler, Neal
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
851
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Publish Date:
10/09/2007
Copyright Year:
2006
ISBN:
9780679757474
Height:
9.25 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
1.75 in
Unit weight:
2.55 lb
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