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Building a company : Roy O. Disney and the creation of an entertainment empire

Author: Bob Thomas
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Without Roy, the world might never have known Walt. As his younger brother Walt Disney dreamed, drew, and imagined, Roy O. Disney stayed in the shadows, forming an empire. A brilliant financier and businessman, Roy helped turn Walt Disney's dreams into reality, building the company that bears his brother's name. Closer than the Warners or the Gershwins, Roy and Walt's lifelong partnership had its stormy moments, but
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomas, Bob, 1922-
Building a company.
New York : Hyperion, c1998
(OCoLC)607127447
Named Person: Roy O Disney; Roy O Disney; Roy O Disney
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Thomas
ISBN: 0786862009 9780786862009
OCLC Number: 38924693
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 359 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Bob Thomas.

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Without Roy, the world might never have known Walt. As his younger brother Walt Disney dreamed, drew, and imagined, Roy O. Disney stayed in the shadows, forming an empire. A brilliant financier and businessman, Roy helped turn Walt Disney's dreams into reality, building the company that bears his brother's name. Closer than the Warners or the Gershwins, Roy and Walt's lifelong partnership had its stormy moments, but neither of them ever wavered from their joint goal of producing high-quality family entertainment. While Walt's pen gave birth to Mickey Mouse, Roy founded the Buena Vista Distribution Company, brought Disneyland to a fledgling medium called television, and pioneered a merchandising business that would put Mickey on shelves from Brooklyn to Beijing.

After Walt's death in 1966, Roy postponed his retirement and tirelessly devoted his energies to completing the theme park Walt had begun in Florida. When it was finished, Roy named it Walt Disney World, "so people will know that this was Walt's dream." Building a Company is a fully authorized look at the other Disney genius, featuring never-before-published interviews, notes, letters, and photographs.

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