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The Magic Kingdom
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The Magic Kingdom sheds new light on the cultural icon of "Uncle Walt."  Watts digs deeply into Disney's private life, investigating his roles as husband, father, and brother and providing fresh insight into his peculiar psyche-his genuine folksiness and warmth, his domineering treatment of colleagues and friends, his deepest prejudices and passions.  Full of colorful sketches of daily life at the Disney Studio and tales about the creation of Disneyland and Disney World, The Magic Kingdom offers a definitive view of one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. C-C
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introductions
  2. pp. xvii-xx
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  1. I. The Road to Hollywood
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Disney and the Rural Romance
  2. pp. 3-23
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  1. 2. Young Man Disney and Mickey Mouse
  2. pp. 24-41
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  1. 3. The Entertainer as Success Icon
  2. pp. 42-60
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  1. II. The Disney Golden Age
  2. pp. 61-62
  1. 4. Disney and the Depression: Sentimental Populism
  2. pp. 63-82
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  1. 5. Disney and the Depression: Populist Parables
  2. pp. 83-100
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  1. 6. The Entertainer as Artist: Sentimental Modernism
  2. pp. 101-119
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  1. 7. Of Mice and Men: Art Critics and Animators
  2. pp. 120-142
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  1. 8. Disney and American Culture
  2. pp. 143-163
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  1. 9. The Fantasy Factory
  2. pp. 164-182
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  1. 10. The Engineering of Enchantment
  2. pp. 183-200
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  1. III. Trouble in Fantasyland
  2. pp. 201-202
  1. 11. Animation and Its Discontents
  2. pp. 203-227
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  1. 12. Disney and the Good War
  2. pp. 228-242
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  1. 13. Disney's Descent
  2. pp. 243-262
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  1. 14. The Search for Direction
  2. pp. 263-280
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  1. IV. Disney and the American Century
  2. pp. 281-282
  1. 15. Cold War Fantasies
  2. pp. 283-302
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  1. 16. Disney and National Security
  2. pp. 303-322
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  1. 17. Disney and Domestic Security
  2. pp. 323-345
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  1. 18. Citizen Disney
  2. pp. 346-360
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  1. 19. Disney and the Culture Industry
  2. pp. 361-382
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  1. 20. The Happiest Place on Earth
  2. pp. 383-403
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  1. 21. Pax Disneyana
  2. pp. 404-424
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  1. 22. It's a Small World, After All
  2. pp. 425-445
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 446-454
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 455-508
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  1. Bibliographic Essay
  2. pp. 509-512
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 513-527
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