Showmen: The Magic Kingdom

His accumulation of 30 Oscars is unequaled in the history of the motion picture industry. He has won 900 other awards and five honorary doctorates (though he never graduated from high school). The corporation bearing his name has grown fourfold in ten years; in 1965 it grossed $110 million—a 27% rise over 1964. The charitable foundation he established without fuss or ballyhoo has generously endowed educational and cultural activities in Southern California. Yet for all his laurels, Walt Disney at 64 is still the busiest man in Hollywood.

To be sure, Walt stopped drawing his own cartoons in 1928, and...

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