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Dream It! Do It!
Dream It! Do It!: My Half-Century Creating Disneys Magic Kingdoms | Martin Sklar
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Marty Sklar was hired by The Walt Disney Company after his junior year at UCLA, and began his Disney career at Disneyland in July 1955, the month before the park opened. He spent his first decade at Disney as "the kid," the very youngest of the creative team Walt had assembled at WED Enterprises. But despite his youth, his talents propelled him forward into substantial responsibility: he became Walt's speech writer, penned Walt's and Roy's messages in the company's annual report, composed most of the publicity and marketing materials for Disneyland, conceived presentations for the U.S. government, devised initiatives to obtain sponsors to enable new Disneyland developments, and wrote a twenty-four-minute film expressing Walt's philosophy for the Walt Disney World project and Epcot. He was Walt's literary right-hand man. Over the next forty years, Marty Sklar rose to become president and principal creative executive of Walt Disney Imagineering, and he devoted his entire career to creating, enhancing, and expanding Walt's magical empire. This beautifully written and enlightening book is Marty's own retelling of his epic Disney journey, a grand adventure that lasted over half a century.
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So many amazing details about Imagineering and experiences working with Disney! Although this read more like a collection of short stories than a fluid story, I found that I didn‘t mind it because I still was able to learn a lot of in-depth information about Sklar‘s career working on Disney projects and speech-writing. Highly recommend to fans of #Disney! 🤩😍😁

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1. Breakfast with a view- coffee and chocolate chip pancakes with my book and a view of Miami 🏙
2. Yes!! It‘s winter break! 🥳
3. Silver
4. A bed, dresser, couch, TV stand, bookshelf, and desk
5. Pancakes and an Oreo milkshake! 🥞🥤

#HumpDayPost @MinDea
#teachersoflitsy #winterbreak #bookandcoffee #Disney

saguarosally Nice and warm!!! 12mo
laur89 @saguarosally Thankfully yes!! Our “winter” days have been in the 60s 🥶 12mo
saguarosally @laur89 I experienced that in warmer climes for my whole life. 12mo
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1. “It may seem strange to begin a story about my Disney career with a flashback to 1974, but let me explain.”
2. 368
3. Imagineering
4. Mott Heath, Walt Disney, and Minoru Yamasaki
5. Blue!
6. Non-Fiction
7. Mott, famous
8. Blue!
9. M.S.
10. 1964-65
11. 2013
12. None!
13. Nope 😕
15. This is my first!

#thebookinyourhands

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laur89
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#December #TBR stack!

I‘m on book 45/50 right now, so these four will complete my #2018 reading challenge ☺️

I picked my books based on my holiday vacation- I‘ll be in the Orlando theme parks for Christmas and New Year‘s Day!
👸🏻🏰🎢🐭🧚🏼‍♂️🎄🎉

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DebinHawaii
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Day1 #readjanuary #bookishresolutions My 2017 Bookish Resolutions: Read 125 books as my Goodreads challenge (I read more last year, but I'm never sure how the year will play out.) I want to complete at least 1 book challenge (probably #LitsyAtoZ or #litsyreadingchallenge). I will organize my bookshelves & cull & donate what I don't want to keep & do a better job tracking my reading. I will choose more diverse books & most of all I will have fun.😀

Reviewsbylola Some lofty goals! I am 15 reviews behind right now I think so I should be doing that as well. 😬 3y
MrBook You can send your excess to me and @BookBabe by carrier pigeon! We'll set up a kiddy pool filled with bird seed right outside our library's window 😂👏🏻. 3y
DebinHawaii @Reviewsbylola I made that goal the other day while I thought I was catching up on my back reviews, then solidified it yesterday as I found 25 more books I had not rated/reviewed or even listed as read on Goodreads & wrote a bunch of quick reviews to close out the year. I decided NEVER AGAIN! 😁 3y
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DebinHawaii @MrBook I will keep that in mind. 😆 3y
Theresa I like the last one on the list most of all. It's what makes all the others worthwhile. 😄 3y
RealLifeReading Great goals! I really want to write more reviews too 3y
BethFishReads Great goals! 3y
SharonGoforth Awesome!! 3y
DebinHawaii @Theresa Yes! I figure if it isn't fun then I need to rethink it or not do it! 👍😀 @RealLifeReading @BethFishReads @SharonGoforth Thank you! 😆 3y
BookBabe 😁👍🏻 Awesome goals!🙌🏻 3y
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