Entries from All Ears® Guest Blog tagged with 'Disney Legend'

Monorail guru Bob Gurr talks about Monty ... and his concept drawing of the famed transit vehicle

Bob Gurr's original drawing of the monorail, sketched in late 1958. The color was added by Disney Legend John Hench. Hey, Bob Gurr ... now that you've completed a documentary showing the world just how you designed some of...

Documentary shows how Bob Gurr created so many classic Disney attractions

Bob Gurr holds a copy of his book, "Design: Just For Fun," after its release. [Ape Pen Publishing] If there's such a thing as a blueprint for an exciting, fun-filled, never-a-dull-moment retirement, Bob Gurr seems to have created it....

Charlie Ridgway and Rick Sylvain: Two Disney PR guys with the "write" stuff

Rick Sylvain, left, and his former boss, Charlie Ridgway, crossed paths in England several years ago. As Rick puts it: "This was taken in 2007 after a travel writers' convention in Manchester, England. Two friends and I were getting...

Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway, who passed away Dec. 24: There will never be another like him

Charlie Ridgway conducts an interview on Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World prior to the beginning of WDW's 15th anniversary celebration in 1986. [The Walt Disney Company] "There will never be another like him."...

A November to remember for Disney Legend Marty Sklar

Mickey Mouse joins Neil Patrick Harris in presenting Marty Sklar with the prestigious Diane Disney Miller Lifetime Achievement Award on Nov. 1. [Photo courtesy of Joe Scarnic/Getty Images] If there's such a thing as a rock star in the...

Marty Sklar to be honored by Walt Disney Family Museum

Marty Sklar accepts a donation, bound for Ryman Arts, from Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet founder Don Morin, left, and Beci Mahnken, president of Mouse Fan Travel. [Courtesy of Don Morin] If Marty Sklar knew how hectic retirement was going...

Disney Legend Marty Sklar on Shanghai Disneyland: 'It's the best Disney park'

Disney Legend Marty Sklar greets a fan on Mickey Avenue during opening day at Shanghai Disneyland Resort. [The Walt Disney Company] CHUCK SCHMIDT / Still Goofy About Disney AllEars.Net Guest Blogger The first time Marty Sklar walked down the...

Tom Nabbe, Disneyland's Tom Sawyer, had a big hand in bringing Walt Disney World's monorail system to life

Tom Nabbe poses for a photo in 1957 on Tom Sawyer Island. [Courtesy of Tom Nabbe] CHUCK SCHMIDT / Still Goofy about Disney AllEars.Net Guest Blogger To many people, riding the monorail at Walt Disney World is one of...

Jack Lindquist: A rich legacy and a fun-filled career with the Walt Disney Company

Jack Lindquist and Mickey Mouse appear at a function held at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., where Jack was a trustee. [Courtesy of Chapman University] CHUCK SCHMIDT / Still Goofy About Disney AllEars.Net Guest Blogger In May of 2011,...

Jim’s Attic: Imagineer Marvin Davis, Master Planner of Walter Disney World

Imagineer Marvin Davis, Master Planner of Walter Disney World By Jim Korkis While Disney Imagineer Herb Ryman did the famous sketch over a long weekend that sold the idea of a Disneyland to bankers and more, his imaginative concept...

BOOK REVIEW: Dream It! Do It! My Half-Century Creating Disney’s Magic Kingdoms

Disney Editions has just released "Dream It! Do It! My Half-Century Creating Disney's Magic Kingdoms," an engaging and informative book by Marty Sklar, Disney Legend and longtime leader of Walt Disney Imagineering. With introductions by Ray Bradbury and Richard...

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