Walt Disney Archives
Two of the west's most colorful and historical homes were used in the filming of Walt Disney's powerful Technicolor motion picture, Pollyanna, a Buena Vista release.
Being half Irish myself, I learned about the Leprechauns of Ireland while I was still a small boy on our farm at Marceline, Missouri. I began to believe in Leprechauns, then, because some of my relatives had pretty convincing stories to tell about the magic powers of these Little People, and the tricks they could play when angry.
Freckle-faced Kevin Corcoran, one of a family of seven movie youngsters, has been called Hollywood's most appealing child star. This opinion is supported by Kevin's magnetic performance as a big top star in Toby Tyler, Walt Disney's Technicolor tale of a runaway boy's adventures with a traveling circus and his friendship with a mischievous monkey.
"Here comes the circus!" — a faraway echo of childhood to middle-agers — was a lively shout recently on the Walt Disney lot.
A series of notable "firsts" highlighted the spectacular Pageantry program, which helped make the VIII Olympic Winter Games at Squaw Valley the most successful in the history of this international event.
The Opening Ceremonies of the VIII Olympic Winter Games lasted approximately one hour— but it took almost a year to prepare for that eventful 60 minutes!
The use of snow sculptures at the VIII Olympic Winter Games at Squaw Valley marked a new milestone in Pageantry history for this international event.
They called it a miracle—and it was. On February 18, 1960, some ten inches of snow fell at Squaw Valley between 6 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Mother nature—in all her majestic fury—seemed bent on obliterating the opening day ceremonies of the VIII Olympic Winter Games.
Xerography, a new word in animation and motion pictures, snaps up the action and personalities of the dogs and humans in Walt Disney's brilliantly conceived $4,000,000 cartoon comedy, "One Hundred and One Dalmatians."
The painting of spots was one of the biggest creative factors facing some 150 artists during three years of working on Walt Disney's cartoon-feature comedy-romance, 101 Dalmatians.