Today in Randomland we have a change of pace as we pay our respects to the man, the myth, and the legend that was Walt Disney. In November of 1966, Walt wasn’t feeling like himself, and checked into St. Joseph’s Hospital across the street from the studio, only to end up having a lung removed, and only a few weeks later, passing away.
All my life I’ve been a huge fan of Walt Disney, and while he wasn’t a saint by any stretch of the imagination, when the facts are laid out, he wasn’t a villain either. There were many Walt Disneys, depending on who you ask, and whether one chooses to see the myths, the legends, or the man, he certainly remains the embodiment of a rags-to-riches American Dream story, and inarguably brought a smile to the faces of millions if not billions of people for generations past and generations to come.
So come along as we visit and pay our respects to the humble, final resting place of one of America’s greatest visionaries, Walter Elias Disney.
For those wishing to learn more about the man behind the legends, I highly recommend Neal Gabler’s book here: http://www.amazon.com/Walt-Disney-Triumph-American-Imagination/dp/0679757473
-We don’t usually take this somber of a tone. If you’re looking for a more upbeat Randomland consider this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne1ZgHgfLkY