Walt Disney: Hollywoods Dark Prince: A Biography by Marc Eliot.
Hardcover book published by Andre Deutsch 1994, 305 pages with a few black and white photographs and illustrations.
Everyone remembers him as the creator of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Bambi, Dumbo, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Fantasia. His films and characters inspired the great Disney theme parks. A creative genius, Walt Disney brought love and laughter to children everywhere. In this specially revised British edition, Marc Eliot presents the real Walt Disney. The author reveals Disney’s twenty-five-year association with J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI as a Hollywood-based official informant before promotion to the rank of ‘Special Agent in Charge Contact’, rooting out Communists, subversives, and Jews. A lifelong anti- Semite, he absorbed this prejudice from his father, a strict fundamentalist who believed in corporal punishment and forced child labour. Walt Disney’s phobic behaviour is examined in detail, as is his obsessive hand-washing, heavy drinking, and sexual inadequacies. Unwilling to accept his father’s violence as a farm of love, and unable to ‘prove’ his own identity, he feared he had actually been adopted in infancy and was illegitimate. He spent a lifetime searching for his real mother. $15.50 + postage. #hgnew #bookstagram #instabook #rarebooks #bookporn #bookseller #vintagebooks #oldbooks #antiquarianbooks #booklover #books #rarebooks #rarebook #Clunes #Clunesvictoria #booktown #Ballarat #Daylesford #WaltDisney #Disney