Top of page

Photo, Print, Drawing Walt Disney with Company at Press Conference.

About this Item

Title

  • Walt Disney with Company at Press Conference.

Summary

  • Walt Disney (1901--66), the American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, and entrepreneur, was best known for creating such iconic characters as Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse, for whom Disney himself was the original voice. In the 1930s and 1940s, he produced full-length animated films that included Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Pinocchio (1940), and Bambi (1942). In 1955, Disney opened Disneyland, a theme park located in Anaheim, California that featured many attractions based on Disney film characters. This 1965 photograph shows Disney and his brother Roy (1873--1971) with Florida's Governor W. Haydon Burns (1912--87), announcing plans to create a Disney theme park in the state. Walt Disney World opened in 1971. Located just southwest of Orlando, Florida, the attraction grew to become the largest resort in the world, covering 47 square miles (122 square kilometers) and encompassing four theme parks, two water parks, a wilderness preserve, and numerous hotels.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1965-11-15.

Headings

  • -  United States of America--Florida--Orlando
  • -  1965-11-15
  • -  Amusement parks
  • -  Burns, Haydon, 1912-1987
  • -  Disney, Roy O. (Roy Oliver), 1893-1971
  • -  Disney, Walt, 1901-1966
  • -  Governors
  • -  Press conferences
  • -  Walt Disney Company
  • -  Walt Disney World (Florida)

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "In the photograph, from left to right: Walt Disney, Governor Haydon Burns, Roy Disney."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 photoprint : black and white ; 4 x 5 inches.
  • -  Original resource at: State Library and Archives of Florida.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Department of Commerce Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021669931

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the World Digital Library Collection. Absent any such restrictions, these materials are free to use and reuse. Researchers are encouraged to review the source information attached to each item. For information on contacting WDL partner organizations, see this archived list of partners

The Library asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here.

Credit Line: [Original Source citation], World Digital Library

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For additional information and contact information for many of the partner organizations, see this archived capture of the World Digital Library site from 2021.

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Walt Disney with Company at Press Conference. United States of America Florida Orlando, 1965. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -11-15] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669931/.

APA citation style:

(1965) Walt Disney with Company at Press Conference. United States of America Florida Orlando, 1965. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -11-15] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669931/.

MLA citation style:

Walt Disney with Company at Press Conference. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -11-15] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669931/>.