The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney and the American Way of
is a non-fiction book by Steven Watts.
Walt Disney was born in Chicago on December
5, 1901 and lived in Marceline, Missouri from 1905 to 1910.
When he was young, he had
a talent for drawing and he earned money doing illustrations
for newspapers and
advertisements. He left home in 1919 and worked at a commercial art
studio in Kansas City
, after he was
fired from the studio, he started his own shop in 1920. Soon, Walt
worked at the Kansas City Film Ad Co. which was his first direct
employment in animation. In 1922, he started Laugh-O-Gram
Films until he went bankrupt. In 1923, he went to Hollywood and started a Los Angeles studio called Disney.
It was reviewed by The
, and New York
- The Nation
- The Historian
- Commentary Magazine
- New York Times