Mousetalgia Episode 248: The mysterious Charles Shows, emails
Team Mousetalgia returns to the mailbag to answer your questions, and Jeff and Kristen review an insider’s account of working with Walt Disney in the studio. But first – we talk back to listeners about FastPasses, buying Annual Passports, hotel distances from the Main Gate, prepping for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, making the most out of a Disneyland trip, more on the mysterious “test brick” wall, fun and games with fluorescent “invisible” ink, riding the Monorail, and some book recommendations. Jeff and Kristen then review “Walt – Backstage Adventures with Walt Disney” by Charles Shows, a television writer/director who worked for Disney in the heyday of Walt’s television productions. Are Shows memories reliable, or the exaggeration of a professional gag writer? You can be the judge as we inspect some of Shows’ recollections of working for Walt, the studio head. Plus – our predictions for Disney’s next blockbuster film property – and more!