A DISNEY CHILDHOOD: COMIC BOOKS TO SAILING SHIPS, A MEMOIR by Cathy Sherman Freeman

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When you’re a part of the Disney Studio family, life is anything but ordinary. Cathy’s father was George Sherman, Head of Publications at Walt Disney Studios from the late 1950s to 1974. He was in charge of comic books. When Disney foreign representatives came to town, they would visit this “typical American family,” and would be escorted by them to Disneyland.

Mr. Sherman died of a rare cancer when only 45, and his daughter now has the same disease. In the interim, however, Mrs. Sherman bought a sailboat with the intention of sailing to the South Seas. Things did not go as planned. There was a hero involved in their adventure, and Cathy later had a journey of her own to Europe. Nothing, though, could compare to the sweet, wonderful memories of those years as a Disney Studio family.

An interview with the author

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