WALT DISNEY & RECOLLECTIONS OF THE DISNEY STUDIOS, 1955-1980 by Charles Tranberg

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Walt Disney was a pioneer in the art of animation but by the mid-fifties
due to the increasing costs of producing animated films, Disney began to
specialize in producing live-action films. The films explored in this
book include such classics as Old Yeller, The Shaggy Dog, Pollyanna, The
Absent-Minded Professor, The Parent Trap, Mary Poppins and The Love Bug.
But the films covered also include some wonderful, yet lesser known
Disney titles such as Toby Tyler, Babes in Toyland, Miracle of the White
Stallions, Savage Sam, Summer Magic, Blackbeard’s Ghost—and many more.
The book’s main focus is on the live-action films that the studio
produced from roughly 1955 thru 1980 and the people who were part of
them including a solid stock company of actors who audiences identified
immediately—even if they didn’t always know the name of the actor. Many
of those actors give their memories in this book as do several others
including Fess Parker (Davy Crockett), Tommy Kirk (Old Yeller, The
Shaggy Dog), Ann Jillian (Babes in Toyland), Billy Mumy (Rascal), Arthur
Hiller (director of Miracle of the White Stallions), Marta Kristen
(Savage Sam), James Drury (Pollyanna, Ten Who Dared), Eddie Hodges
(Summer Magic, The Happiest Millionaire), Peter Brown (Summer Magic, A
Tiger Walks)—and many more.

About the Author:
Charles Tranberg has written five previous books: I Love the Illusion:
The Life and Career of Agnes Moorehead, Not so Dumb: The Life and Career
of Marie Wilson, Fred MacMurray: A biography, The Thin Man Films: Murder
over Cocktails, and Robert Taylor: A Biography. He lives in Madison,
Wisconsin.

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