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01-01-2010, 09:13 AM

Jan. 1, 1888 - Elias Disney and Flora Call were married in Akron, Florida.
Jan. 1, 1901 – Disney Legend Grace Bailey was born Elizabeth Grace Randall in Willoughby, Oh. In 1932 she would begin working for the Disney Studios in the Ink and Paint department. Bailey would work her way up through the ranks of the department from painting supervisor to inking supervisor – where she would train new artists to ink the animators’ drawings. In 1954, she would be selected as head of the entire Ink and Paint department , a position she would hold until her retirement in in 1972.
Jan. 1, 1925 - Disney’s Alice Comedy “Alice Cans the Cannibals” was released.
Jan. 1, 1926 - Disney’s Alice Comedy “Alice on the Farm” was released.
Jan. 1, 1938 – The Tournament of Roses Parade took place in Pasadena, Ca. This year’s theme was Playland Fantasies. Coming immediately on the heels of the films December 1937 premiere was a parade float featuring Disney’s“SnowWhite and the Seven Dwarfs.”
Jan. 1, 1943 - Disney’s World War II Donald Duck film Der Fuehrer’s Face (originally titled Donald Duck in Nutziland) was released.
Jan. 1, 1944 - Original Mousekeeter Billie Jean Beanblossom was born in Fort Worth, Texas.
Jan. 1, 1955 – The publications “McCalls” featured an article on Disneyland. Readers were informed that “This July, Walt Disney would realize a lifelong dream when the fabulous wonderland he is raising out of the dust of a 160-acre tract in the heart of California’s orange growing country opens to the public.”
Jan. 1, 1955 – The 66th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade kicked off in Ca. Debuting was the very first Disneyland themed float with 7,000 pink roses (although Disney had a Snow White float in the parade in the 1938 parade). Sponsored by Helms Bakery (a notable industrial bakery of Southern California) the Disneyland float featured Disney characters and attractions from the not-yet-opened Anaheim park. Appearing in the parade was the “Firehouse Five Plus Two,” a Dixieland jazz band made up of Disney Studio employees.
Jan. 1, 1956 – An article titled “Through the Jungles of Disneyland” appeared in the publication “American Forests.” It tells of Walt’s new Anaheim theme park.

01-01-2010, 09:32 AM

01-01-2010, 09:48 AM
As always, interesting information. I also just read in Disney's weekly newsletter that Walt served as Grand Marshall of the Rose Parade in 1966.

01-01-2010, 11:45 AM

01-01-2010, 07:23 PM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup: :mickey:

01-02-2010, 05:52 PM
:thumbsup:Thanks Vince!:thumbsup:

01-02-2010, 10:45 PM
Thanks Vince.