Early Imagineers. Who were they?

I hope somebody is considering offering all of Bob Gurr’s columns at
www.laughingplace.com in some type of limited edition softcover book
because Gurr influenced everything with wheels at Disneyland. And how
come there hasn’t been a book about Morgan "Bill"Evans and how he
transformed landscaping into an artform at Disneyland?

As part of the series honoring Disneyland’s 50th Birthday Jim Hill Media’s Wade Sampson has a nice round up of some of the lessor known Imagineers who played at part in building Disneyland. Although Wade doesn’t mention my grandfather, Vic Greene, I’ve had some wonderful chats with some of the original Imagineers who worked with and under Vic. Everytime one of them shuffles off this mortal coil, a little part of me, and of Walt’s vision, dies with them.

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One Response to Early Imagineers. Who were they?

  1. Gary Petler says:

    Had the misfortune to bump in to Mr. Disney On my second day of employment at WED. I rushed up the stairs to where the developing Ford exhibit was, when I heard from Geoff Davis (Bill Cottrells Grandson), knocked Mr. “D” right on his behind, thought I was out of a job right there and then. Mr. Disney simply laughed and told me to slow down “speedy”. What a wonderful company to work for. So many great people worked there. I was the mail boy (18 yrs. old) and time keeper for WED for three years absolutely wonderful years, except for my Military time. John Hench and Marty Sklar were simply the greatest and Herby was so cheerful and Millie lit up the reception room. Going to work at WED (better Dead than Wed) everyday, was like going to Disneyland, everyday.

    WHAT A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE

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