July 9, 2012 at 4:23PM
I was lucky enough to attend the grand opening of the new Disney exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library last week in Simi Valley, California, and I urge every diehard Disney fan to make a pilgrimage there between now and next April. There are more than 500 artifacts on display in the 12,000 square-foot presentation, making it the largest exhibit ever curated by the Walt Disney Archives. (Equally impressive is the fact that the whole project was conceived and executed in six months’ time.)
This elaborate leather dress for Susan Sarandon’s evil character in Enchanted was designed by Mona May and cost $60,000 to complete!
This brief note from F.D.R. is the earliest Presidential letter addressed to Walt Disney in the exhibit hall.