Like many Disney fans, I have a lot of books about the company and the people who made it great on my book shelves at home. My library isn’t going to set any world records, but it’s got most of the classics – The Illusion… Read More »“Window on Main Street: 35 Years of Creating Happiness at Disneyland” reissue review
window on Main Street
Finally things are starting look right at Disneyland. That empty window next to Marc Davis’ has its pairing. Disneyland has honored Alice Davis with her own window on Main Street USA at Disneyland which serve as the ‘credits’ to the full experience of the park. There ceremony was star studded as far as Disneyland luminaries go.
Alice Davis was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2004 and is known for her work on the costumes for “it’s a small world” and “Pirates Of the Caribbean,” however, her accomplishments also include live action films, developing WDI standards, and is a brilliant artist and imagineer in her own right.
I’ve been writing about the need to correct this injustice since at least 1999. I mentioned the lack of windows for Alice Davis and Mary Blair in the 2nd month of this blog and later added in Lillian Disney as another major oversight. Davis joins Harriet Burns, Cicely Rigdon, and Mary Anne Mang as the fourth woman to be honored with a ‘credit’ on Main Street USA at Disneyland. Let’s hope that number quickly rises to six and higher as the company finally starts to recognize the contributions made by women in their cast, not just the men.
A full video of the ceremony is available below the cut:
It makes me incredibly happy to hear that Disneyland has finally decided to honor the accomplishements of Alice Davis with a window on Main Street USA at Disneyland. These windows serve as the ‘credits’ to the full experience of the park, Davis’ husband Marc has… Read More »Alice Davis to Finally Appear On Main Street Window at Disneyland
Our west coast correspondent Pam has send along the good news that Imagineer Mary Blair has been given a portrait in the Disneyland Opera House. One wonders if this is a sign of bigger things to come to honor Mary. Also added was a copy… Read More »Mary Blair Photo added to Opera House
Disneyland Park turns 54 today. Disney Legend Marty Sklar is retiring from his position as Executive Vice President and Imagineering Ambassador at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. What better time for him to get the special Disney honor of his own window on Main Street, U.S.A. at the Disneyland Resort? My report, complete with photos, is after the jump.