Disney Legend Alice Davis Will Receive an Honorary Window on Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrow Morning at Disneyland

Alice

Tomorrow morning marks a very special day for Alice Davis: she has earned her place on Main Street with a window. Employed by Walt himself, Davis is known for developing costumes for the theme parks, films, and television programs. She was married to Marc Davis, an Imagineer and one of Disney's "Nine Old Men" animators.Davis' work in Disneyland park ranges from the costumes the children wear on "it's a small world" to the dirty, raggedy attire worn by the pirates in Pirates of the Caribbean. … [Read more...]




Marvel Comics and Benefit Cosmetics Join Forces to Create Female Comic Hero

SpyGal

Marvel Comics and Benefit Cosmetics have joined together to bring the world a new female comic book hero, SpyGal. SpyGal's persona is based off the POREfessional product from Benefit Cosmetics, which features a vintage female hero with a pore-zapping ray gun.I'm excited to see these comics. I've been looking for new comics to read, and having one featuring a respectable female figure is really catching my attention (not all female superheroes need skimpy outfits!). I plan on getting my hands … [Read more...]




D23, TCM Classic Film Festival Screens “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

On Friday, April 13th, TCM and D23 screened "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" at Grauman's Chinese Theater. The screening was for TCM's annual classic film festival and welcomed special guest, and star of the film, Kirk Douglas.The experience started with picking up our media passes at the Roosevelt Hotel. I had always wanted to visit the Roosevelt, as it's said to be haunted by Marilyn Monroe. (Visiting the Roosevelt was actually on my bucket list. Now I just need to stay the night!) The hotel … [Read more...]




A Once In A Lifetime Lecture with Jack Lindquist

Lindquist signature

Recently I had the privilege of listening to a lecture by the man that helped guide Disneyland to great success: Jack Lindquist. Disneyland's very first president came to speak to my Walt Disney and Charles Darwin: In Pursuit of Happiness and Knowledge course at Chapman University. I was blown away by what this man had to say.Since we are not allowed to have any kind of recording device in this class, I jotted down some notes from the lecture. I thought I would share some of what I have … [Read more...]