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Author Johnson, Jimmy, 1917-1976, author

Title Inside the whimsy works : my life with Walt Disney Productions / Jimmy Johnson ; edited by Greg Ehrbar and Didier Ghez
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2014
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Contents Ch. 1 Halcyon Days at Hyperion -- ch. 2 World War II -- ch. 3 Back to the Studio -- ch. 4 The Perilous Postwar Years -- ch. 5 Disney Publications -- ch. 6 Music Publishing and How Davy Crockett Turned It Around -- ch. 7 We Take the Plunge into the Perilous Record Business -- ch. 8 Disneyland Park Springs from an Orange Grove -- ch. 9 Buoyant Days at Burbank -- ch. 10 Music and Mary Poppins -- ch. 11 Walt and Roy and the Right Wavelength -- ch. 12 Walt Disney's One World -- ch. 13 Roy Completes Walt Disney's Dream
Summary "In this never-before-published memoir from the vaults of the Walt Disney Archives, Disney Legend Jimmy Johnson (1917-1976) takes you from his beginnings as a studio gofer during the days of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the opening of Walt Disney World Resort. Johnson relates dozens of personal anecdotes with famous celebrities, beloved artists, and, of course, Walt and Roy Disney. This book, also the story of how an empire-within-an-empire is born and nurtured, traces Johnson's innovations in merchandising, publishing, and direct marketing, to the formation of what is now Walt Disney Records. This fascinating autobiography explains how the records helped determine the course of Disney Theme Parks, television, and film through best-selling recordings by icons such as Annette Funicello, Fess Parker, Julie Andrews, Louis Armstrong, and Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Through Jimmy Johnson's remarkable journey, the film, TV, and recording industries grow up together as changes in tastes and technologies shape the world, while the legacy of Disney is developed as well as carefully sustained for the generations who cherish its stories, characters, and music"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
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Subject Johnson, Jimmy, 1917-1976.
Walt Disney Company -- History.
Executives -- United States -- Biography.
Music publishers -- United States -- Biography.
Sound recording executives and producers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Ehrbar, Greg, editor
Ghez, Didier, editor
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