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The theme is, The Historical Influences That Inspired Walt Disney’s Development of Disneyland with Guest Speaker, Stephen M. Silverman.
Silverman is an American biographer, journalist, and editor who was the chief entertainment correspondent for the New York Post from 1977 to 1988 and a news editor at Time Inc. where he founded the People Online Daily. He is also the author of 13 books of cultural criticism including his most recent book, “The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them” (2019), as well as other critically acclaimed biographies of the filmmakers David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia) and Stanley Donen (Singin’ in the Rain). His work has appeared in Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, the Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, the New York Times, The Times of London, Smithsonian,Vogue, and the Washington Post. Even though Mr. Silverman is a renown writer, he still remembered by Disney for his first job selling ice cream in Disneyland, California.
Important Note: Mr. Silverman will not be bringing any of his books (they weigh 3 lbs. each). However, Disneyana members are encouraged to purchase the copies in advance and bring them to the meeting so that Mr. Silverman may personally autograph your copy. These books are available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and from local independent booksellers. Thank you.