Walt Disney’s Chicago

Neal Gabler, author of the latest Walt Disney biography, takes the Chicago Tribune on a tour of Walt Disney’s Chicago.

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 Disney,
the city was the place in which his talents and drive began to emerge
— and from which he sought escape.

Gabler’s take on Disney’s childhood is that its disappointments set him on his quest for quality that defined the Disney style. (Read)