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I had the great fortune of knowing people whom Walt hired, and one of them, Alice Davis, remained my closest friend until her passing last year (those are her pirate costume designs and her small world costume designs and etc.) Though Walt may have ended his $ contribution to Purdue in 1966, CalArts remains to this day as a major part of his legacy in art and academia (see also Chouinard Art Institute).

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I bet Alice had stories to tell. --Angie

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She tells them in practically every documentary on Disney. Her hand prints are in concrete on the Disney lot as is her famous husband's, also deceased. And, they both have windows on Disneyland's Main Street. Your article was a pleasure to read.

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I have read about Alice! She worked with legendary Disney artist Mary Blair whom I recently came to know and love. (I received socks with her art as a birthday gift this year.)--Angie

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/remembering-disney-legend-alice-davis/

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That's sweet that you took the time. Indeed, Alice's house contained some of Mary Blair's art. Alice, Mary, and Marc were great collaborators, especially on It's a Small World. You can see two of the pieces in THE ART AND FLAIR OF MARY BLAIR.

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Excellent. I will look her up! Thank you for reading. --Angie

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Thanks Dave...Thanks Angie. Great story.

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Thanks for reading. --Angie

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