June 5, 2019

Today marks 100 years since the passing of the 19th Amendment by Congress on June 4th, 1919, ensuring all American women the right to vote.

"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be defined or abridged by the United States or by and State on accou...

June 3, 2019

The world lost one of its warmest souls yesterday — the great Leah Chase. A dynamic presence, a brilliant chef, a positive force and remarkable woman, Leah passed yesterday at the age of 96 years young. Her legendary restaurant, Dooky Chase, is a New Orleans institutio...

May 31, 2019

As a young dreamer, the journey of my life ahead could easily be tracked by such milestone phrases as "You're hired," "I do," "It's a healthy baby––" "You've just won the lottery," "I'd like to thank the Academy...." Come on, admit it! We've all planned our dream weddi...

May 27, 2019

Of our loved ones who bravely fought and served our country, let's take a moment to recognize the countless women who quietly served right along their brothers in arms. Throughout our collective past, women have always been present, with dedication and fortitude, to de...

May 2, 2019

Today marks the birthday of one of the most unsung artists within animation. Walt Disney's vision of feature-length animated storytelling was realized thanks to the guided talents of hundreds of unsung artists, and within those at the top of that list stands the remark...

April 19, 2019

"Pilgrimage: a long journey — especially one undertaken as a quest or for a votive purpose, as to pay homage."

Travel opens the soul. Whether for work or play, stepping into fresh places and meeting new people often offers remarkable possibilities. For a researcher, tra...

April 14, 2019

A story, well told, is timeless! A simple fact that the stellar folks at Turner Classic Movies are well aware of!

For the past 25 years, TCM has celebrated our timeless cinematic classics. I'm old enough to remember a time when great classics had to be hunted down on t...

February 24, 2019

Brilliance often goes unnoticed. We miss sight of it against the avalanche of banality that often fills our daily lives. True brilliance doesn't need to call attention to itself — it quietly continues beyond the jangly noise of each passing generation. It's there, sile...

February 16, 2019

It's been said — When a person dies a library burns.

For me, this African proverb resonants profoundly with news of the passing of Dave Smith, Founder & Director Emeritus of the Walt Disney Company Archives.

Dave's foresighted efforts to seek-out, find, aggregate, and ch...

January 15, 2019

I often marvel at the course of events that lead us to where we ultimately land within our lives. The people we meet, the experiences we encounter along the way — they shape and define us in profound and lasting ways. For many, it's through our work that the course of...