turned out to be a special wednesday after all. comics this morning and a ‘ups’ delivery from amazon.com this afternoon.
my love of disneyland gets another fix and my daughter gets another part of my life to pass down. meet mr. john hench.
john joined disney in may 1939 as a sketch artist and worked up to imagineering and served as senior vice president of ‘wed’.
his claim to fame is he was responsible for the look, feel and ambiance of the original ‘tomorrowland’ and became a legend with the 1959 redo and addition of tomorrowland adding the matterhorn,monorail and submarine voyage attractions. hence becoming know as ‘the guru of disney design’.
over the years john has had control over almost every aspect of design and development at both parks including such attractions as space mountain and has worked on such films as 20,000 leagues under the sea.
this wonderful book will become a treasured addition to my WALT DISNEY collection.