Weekend 194.0

(1) Kay Kamen is on a list of people I would like to interview. (posthumously of course)

Through all their adversity, all the economic ups and downs, they (Walt and Roy) had had one bedrock: the merchandise division headed by Kay Kamen. Though Walt often micromanaged his studio, he never interfered with Kamen and Kamen had repaid the trust by following a policy as simple as Walt’s own. “The prestige and dignity of the name Walt Disney had to be maintained,” he wrote a merchandising representative. — Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler

Who else is on that list? Grover Whalen, Victor Gruen, Alexander Cassatt, Joe Fowler, and William E. “Joe” Potter.

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