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Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince

Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince

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by Marc Eliot

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Library Journal
This book is called the first truly unauthorized biography, and in the case of Disney, unauthorized is important because all previous ``authorized'' biographies had to pass the scrutiny of Disney Studios. Without manuscript approval, the Disney archives were off-limits to Eliot ( Down Thunder Road: The Making of Bruce Springsteen , LJ 8/92), although their contents could be gleaned from other works on his subject. This volume includes interviews--both anonymous and attributed--with former Disney animators. The darker side of Disney includes his cooperation with the House Un-American Activities Committee and the FBI, as well as ``Uncle Walt's'' strong antiunion campaigns. His troubled personal life is explored both as biography and as the source of his creative expressions. While not without flaws, this book is essential for any library that wants to provide an alternative to the sanitized versions of Dinsey's life.-- Sherle Abramson, Williamsburg Regional Lib., Va.

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