Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Chris Nichols' Welcome to Disneyland

“To all who come to this happy place: Welcome.” — Walt Disney

We love a good Disney book, especially one featuring beautiful photos of the Happiest Place on Earth! We can't wait to get our hands on this beauty!
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From the Publisher:

Walt Disney dreamed about opening the ultimate entertainment venue for decades. It wasn’t until the early 1950s that his handpicked team began to bring his vision to life. Together, artists, architects, and engineers transformed a dusty tract of orange groves about an hour south of Los Angeles into one of the world’s most beloved destinations.

Today, there are Disney resorts from Paris to Shanghai!  The original Disneyland in Anaheim, California remains one of America's most popular attractions. It has been visited by more than 800 million people! From the day it opened on July 17, 1955, Disneyland has brought history, fairy tales and imaginations to life.
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This bountiful visual history draws on Disney’s vast historical collections, private archives, and the golden age of photojournalism to provide unique access to the concept, development, launch, and enjoyment of this sun-drenched oasis of fun and fantasy. Disneyland documents Walt’s earliest inspirations and ideas; the park’s extraordinary feats of design and engineering; its grand opening; each of its immersive “lands” from Main Street, U.S.A., to Tomorrowland; and the park's evolution through the six decades since it opened. It is a treasure trove of Disney original documentation and expertise, with award-winning writer Chris Nichols drawing on his extensive knowledge of both Disneyland and Southern California history to reveal the fascinating tale of “the happiest place on Earth.”

Walt Disney’s Disneyland will be available September 12, 2018 and retails for $60

Chris Nichols
Hardcover, 9.4 x 12.9 in., 328 pages

Chris Nichols is a writer and historian specializing in Southern Californian architecture and culture. He is the author of The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister and a long-time historic preservationist whose work has been profiled in Smithsonian magazine, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and LA Weekly. Nichols serves on the board of directors of the Hollywood Heritage Museum, and his live appearances, lectures, exhibitions, and tours have enjoyed sell-out crowds. He currently writes Los Angeles magazine’s “Ask Chris” column.

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1 comment :

  1. I love these types of books!! Especially all the beautiful artwork inside.