Disney History Institute Podcast

In the 1980s, Disney designed a massive entertainment complex and studio tour for Burbank...but never built it. 

Direct download: DHI_Special_Backlot_part_3.m4a
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The story of how Disneyland's first advertising manager transformed the amusements industry forever.

Direct download: DHI_018_-_The_Jack_Lindquist_Story.m4a
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In the 1980s, Disney designed a massive entertainment complex and studio tour for Burbank...but never built it. 

Direct download: DHI_Special_-_Backlot_2_FINAL.m4a
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The story of a massive entertainment complex that Disney designed for Burbank but never built.

Direct download: DHI_Special_-_Backlot_Part_1.m4a
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1955 - To premiere his park, Walt Disney arranged for Disneyland’s grand opening to be broadcast on live TV—a show called “Dateline: Disneyland.” On the DHI Podcast, the never-before-told story of how this historic telecast nearly fell apart at the last minute.

Direct download: DHI_017_Dateline_Disneyland_Final_1.m4a
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Two stories from Frontierland: First, is the Golden Horseshoe Saloon a re-creation of the saloon in the western film Calamity Jane or a re-creation of the most famous burlesque girlie club in the world?  Then, the story of a boat that Walt originally wanted to build for his Disneyland river, a boat that never made it off the drawing board.

Direct download: DHI_016_-_Secrets_of_Frontierland.m4a
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In this podcast three things: Star Wars Land, a section of Disneyland that Walt created but never built, and the Frontierland that never was.

Direct download: DHI_015_The_Frontierland_That_Never_Was.m4a
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The story of the first female Imagineer - with Bob Gurr, Rolly Crump and Blaine Gibson.

Direct download: DHI_013_-_Harriet_Burns.m4a
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The story of Walt Disney's participation in the 1966 Rose Parade in Pasadena--the start of his final year.

Direct download: DHI_013_Walts_Last_New_Years_-_1966.m4a
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The forthcoming American Experience on Walt Disney has many interviews with men and women who worked with Walt Disney.  But it also includes cultural critics whose commentary may not match a historical understanding of Walt.

Direct download: DHI_012_Race_and_Culture_at_Disneyland.m4a
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