Marty Sklar discusses & signs Dream it! Do it! My Half-Century Creating Disney's Magic Kingdoms

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.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Blvd
91101 Pasadena
By Martin Sklar, Ray Bradbury (Introduction by), Richard M. Sherman (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781423174066
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney Editions - August 13th, 2013