Thursday, February 9, 2012
Diane Disney Miller Discusses Her Father
This week the Huffington Post posted an interview with Mrs. Miller where she discusses her father, the publics perception of his legacy and even Walt's apartment on Main Street USA.
Several aspect of Mrs. Miller always intrigued me. Despite being the daughter of Walt she could do nothing to stop Roy E. Disney, her cousin, and a few key investors oust her husband in-favor of Michael Eisner. Twenty years later she joined forces with her cousin as Roy led the stockholder revolt that took Eisner down and led to the current Disney leadership.
Mrs. Miller also has been a vocal critic of the biography piece Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination, going so far as to penning a letter to Disney Company leadership for giving the author such access to the company archives to only have him produce what she viewed as a slanderous piece of work.
That book, along with pop culture misconceptions, led to the founding of The Walt Disney Family Museum and the production of "Walt: The Man Behind the Myth".
Check out this video of inside Walt's apartment at Disneyland.