Walt Disney's start in Chicagoland often overlooked

Posted Tuesday, November 21, 2006 9:16 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Chicago is often overlooked in accounts of the man who transformed cartooning into an art form, invented the theme park and made his name synonymous with high-quality, family entertainment. Yet, for Walt Disney, the city was the place in which his talents and drive began to emerge -- and from which he sought escape.

Read more from The Chicago Tribune.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 1:37 PM
Darn, I haf t' log in? :) If this was Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination, I just received it and am looking forward to it. I love bios anyway.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006 2:33 PM
You do? I follow the link and I can see everything OK.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006 3:03 PM
I have to log in too.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006 3:30 PM
I bet these work...

bug me not

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006 3:43 PM
Or you can just go to the Tribune homepage and follow the link from there...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006 7:42 PM
I live a ten minute walk from where he lived here and when people are visiting or even people from Chicago but not the same area, and I tell them it's where he lived, few believe me because it's not commonly known.*** This post was edited by RollerCoastin!!!! 11/21/2006 7:48:49 PM ***
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Wednesday, November 22, 2006 1:43 PM
2Hostyle, that worked: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-0611210423nov21,1,7328416.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

So yes, this is the book. I've heard good things about it. Time to move on from my Bukowski trip.

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Thursday, November 23, 2006 9:38 AM
So what. Marceline and Kansas City are overlooked too.
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Friday, November 24, 2006 7:05 AM
Excellent post Swoosh! Both thought-provoking and enlightening, thanks.

I found the article interesting and was glad it was linked to here. I know a lot of it was "right place, right time" for Walt, but the empire Disney has become is pretty amazing.

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Monday, November 27, 2006 11:24 AM
Right time, right place, right person.
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