If you frequent this blog, you’ve probably read up on Walter Elias Disney, Michael Eisner, and Bob Iger and know some interesting stories about those men and their personalities. Portfolio.com has a long and interesting piece by Lloyd Grove on Sumner Redstone, the octogenarian who… Read More »Sumner Redstone Profile
I was a Disneyland Cast Member for 15 years. Currently a freelance writer.
An LATimes.com blog entry discusses why you can almost never trust most reports of film budgets. Investors, at least, should be getting accurate info. But “studio math” is notorious, as some people involved may get paid more based on how much money a film makes… Read More »How Much Did That Film Really Cost?
People are streaming into Las Vegas to welcome in the New Year. Steve Wynn, who is often compared to Walt Disney, has just opened up Encore, his follow-up to his eponymous crescent-shaped tower. With the way the economy is going, a third offering might be aptly named Triage. Actually, I hope the Wynn properties do well.
I just finished reading a book published by Disney’s Hyperion arm, Winner Takes All:
Steve Wynn, Kirk Kerkorian, Gary Loveman, and the Race to Own Vegas. It was written by Christina Binkley, who has covered Las Vegas for the Wall Street Journal. The book was published earlier this year, so it is still timely in describing how The Strip, which is definitely a competitor to the Orlando area, got to be where it is today.
More after the jump.
That’s right – the tradition continued with an announcement of two Disneyland Resort Ambassadors today.
Click through if you care to see a bunch of pictures and read a little about today’s ceremony and the Ambassadors.Read More »2009 Disneyland Resort Ambassadors Announced
My review of the just-released book Walt Disney’s Imagineering Legends and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park by Jeff Kurtti is now up at LaughingPlace.com. I really hope you’ll read my review – or at least pretend to. In case you couldn’t tell or… Read More »Shameless Plug: Ken Reviews _Walt Disney’s Imagineering Legends_