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Meet the Authors: Disney Legend Marty Sklar

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Compiled by Debra Martin Koma AllEars® Senior Editor Feature Article This article appeared in the December 10, 2013 Issue #742 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) Editor's Note: This story/information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all current rates, information and other details before planning your trip. Did you ever wonder … Continue reading "Meet the Authors: Disney Legend Marty Sklar"
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Marty Sklar had ‘the write stuff’ on many different Disney projects

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Walt Disney is seen during the recording of The Epcot Film. The script for the film was written by Marty Sklar. [The Walt Disney Company] Disney Legend Marty Sklar will always be remembered for his contributions to the company as the creative leader of Walt Disney Imagineering. It was his skill as a writer, however, … Continue reading "Marty Sklar had ‘the write stuff’ on many different Disney projects"
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With a tinge of sadness, Ryman Arts carries on with a ‘Celebrating Marty Sklar’ fund-raiser

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Juliana Hansen, accompanied by Nelson Kole, sings “A Kiss Goodnight” for the guests at the Celebrating Marty Sklar fund-raiser for Ryman Arts. [Courtesy of Ryman Arts] During dinner at the Ryman Arts fund-raiser in the Hollywood Hills home of Marty and Leah Sklar on Sept. 16, guests were asked to write down words of inspiration … Continue reading "With a tinge of sadness, Ryman Arts carries on with a ‘Celebrating Marty Sklar’ fund-raiser"
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Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies at 83

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Legendary Disney Imagineer Martin A. "Marty" Sklar passed away in his Hollywood Hills home on Thursday, July 27. He was 83. During an illustrious career spanning 54 years, Marty worked closely with Walt Disney and was instrumental in creating, enhancing and expanding Disney's creative vision. Named a Disney Legend in 2001, he is best remembered and revered by fans around the world for his work bringing Disney's theme parks to life.
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Disney Legend Marty Sklar learns that inspiration can be a two-way street

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Marty Sklar, center, poses for a photo after his presentation at the Festival of the Arts in Epcot in February. From the left are Julian Robinson, Chuck Schmidt, Marty, Janet Schmidt and Gail Robinson. [Courtesy of Gail and Julian Robinson] “One little spark, of inspiration, is at the heart, of all creation.” – Richard and … Continue reading "Disney Legend Marty Sklar learns that inspiration can be a two-way street"
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Marty Sklar to be honored by Walt Disney Family Museum

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Marty Sklar accepts a donation, bound for Ryman Arts, from Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet founder Don Morin, left, and Beci Mahnken, president of Mouse Fan Travel. [Courtesy of Don Morin] If Marty Sklar knew how hectic retirement was going to be, there’s a chance – albeit a slim chance – he might have eschewed jetting … Continue reading "Marty Sklar to be honored by Walt Disney Family Museum"
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Disney Legend Marty Sklar on Shanghai Disneyland: ‘It’s the best Disney park’

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The first time Marty Sklar walked down the main thoroughfare of a Disney theme park -- Disneyland's Main Street U.S.A., on July 17, 1955 -- he was a 21-year-old intern working in the park's public relations department and was, for all intents and purposes, just another face in the overheated crowd on that momentous opening day. The most recent time Marty walked down the main thoroughfare of a Disney theme park -- Shanghai Disneyland's Mickey Avenue, on opening day, June 17, 2016 -- he was an 82-year-old retiree who was far from just another face in the crowd.
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