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Photos from “The Three Caballeros” Wrap Party, 68 Years Ago

This series of never-before-published photos was taken at the 1945 wrap party for Walt Disney’s Latin American-themed package feature The Three Caballeros. In addition to photos of Walt and Lillian Disney, there are images of some of Disney’s top artists including Mary Blair, Fred Moore, Ward Kimball, Retta Scott, and James Bodrero. Jose Carioca’s voice, José Oliveira, is in one of the images, and soon-to-become children’s book author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda) is seen in another. Also pictured is the studio’s well-liked head of personnel, Hal Adelquist, who later ended up panhandling in the Bowery.

  • Roberto Severino

    Pretty awesome! These greats sure knew how to have fun.

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  • greg manwaring

    Wonderful! Wish I could have been there! Doc Brown, where are you!!!

  • Didier Ghez

    Amid: You won’t be surprised if I tell you that you made my day. This is pure gold.

  • Matt Jones

    Great post Amid! I never tire of seeing new historical photos unearthed. It’s fascinating to see the Disney artists in this light.

  • Alan

    Brilliant! Roald Dahl, Walt Disney, Fred Moore, Mary Blair and Ward Kimball – what a party!