I’m old enough that The Wonderful World of Disney was must-see TV on childhood Sunday nights, but not old enough to remember when Walt Disney hosted the program. He did that from the program’s debut (as Disneyland) in 1954 until he died in 1966, the year before I was born. A little YouTube surfing this morning led me to this 1954 clip in which he introduced a shortened version of his feature film, Alice in Wonderland.
I was surprised and delighted to see the book Walt Disney was holding, because I own a copy, but have never seen another. My copy was my mother’s, and she read it and read it until the pages began to fall out. Her mother taped it back together and that homemade binding repair helped the book survive 55 years. Aren’t the colors stunning?