Cast Member Confidential: A Disneyfied Memoir by Chris Mitchell

By Chris Mitchell

This is the tale that Disney could by no means let you know.
What do you do while every thing on your existence falls aside? If you're Chris Mitchell, you run clear of home--all how you can Disney global, a spot the place not anyone ever dies--and staff, often called forged contributors, aren't allowed to frown. Mitchell stocks the behind-the-scenes tale of his 12 months within the Mouse's military. From his personal own Disneyfication, to what rather occurs within the hidden tunnels underneath the Magic nation and what to not devour on the Mousketeria, it used to be a yr choked with extra adventure--and surprises--than he may well ever have "imagineered."
Funny and relocating, Mitchell tracks his ascent during the behind the scenes social hierarchy within which princesses rule, and his escapades within the "Ghetto" the place solid contributors stay and something is going. alongside the way in which, he unmasks the misfits and drop-outs, lifers and nomads who go away their demons on the degree door as they retain the magic that pulls thousands to this famed fantasyland--the similar magic that Mitchell seeks and finally unearths within the final position he ever anticipated.
Chris Mitchell is an motion activities photographer and journalist who grew up in la. He used to be a senior at UCLA whilst he all started his first journal, an inline skating booklet, and offered it to activities & health Publishing. inside many years, he was once engaged on 5 magazines in the Surfer team. He keeps to paintings heavily with a couple of courses and internet sites, in addition to occasion and television creation businesses like ESPN, ASA leisure and Lifelounge. he's a famous specialist in motion activities, and as such, has stunt coordinated dozens of productions, together with Batman and Robin, Brink! and Airborne. he's additionally the Chairman of the foreign Inline Stunt Federation for the development of utmost skating as a fit and secure job. After spending a 12 months operating as a photographer at Disney international in Orlando, Florida, he moved again to l. a., the place he at present lives.
"This is a truly naughty publication. Walt Disney is spinning in his cryogenic chamber." --A.J. Jacobs, writer of The Guinea Pig Diaries
"With razor-sharp prose and a willing eye for aspect, Chris Mitchell's account of behind the curtain existence at Disney international indicates us that the mystical country isn't all bedknobs and broomsticks. From pot-smoking princes to 'protein spills,' Cast Member Confidential is a witty, compassionate, and finally irritating view of the happiest position on the earth. placed it this fashion: I'll by no means belief Winnie the Pooh again." --Kevin Roose, writer of The not going Disciple
"Chris Mitchell's no-holds-barred account of his 12 months within the Magic nation is harrowing, sordid, and certain, nice enjoyable. yet it's heartfelt, too, and extremely readable. Mitchell doesn't simply peek in the back of Disney's implementing curtain. He tears the whole lot down." --David Goodwillie, writer of American Subversive

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The city attorney never clarified the law. Claudette Colvin was convicted with a suspended sentence. But despite the fact that the city commission and the bus company did not act, something else had begun to happen. The long repressed feelings of resentment on the part of the Negroes had begun to stir. The fear and apathy which had for so long cast a shadow on the life of the Negro community were gradually fading before a new spirit of courage and self-respect. The inaction of the city and bus officials after the Colvin case would make it necessary for them in a few months to meet another committee, infinitely more determined.

Next time they would face a committee supported by the longings and aspirations of nearly fifty thousand people, tired people who had come to see that it is ultimately more honorable to walk the streets in dignity than to ride the buses in humiliation. III The Decisive Arrest O n december 1, 1955, an attractive Negro seamstress, Mrs. Rosa Parks, boarded the Cleveland Avenue bus in downtown Montgomery. She was returning home after her regular day’s work in the Montgomery Fair, a leading department store.

Johns refused, until the driver agreed to return his fare. Before leaving, Mr. Johns stood in the aisle and asked how many of his people would follow him off the bus in protest. Not a single person responded. ” Some of the passivity of the uneducated could, like that of the educated, be attributed to the fear of economic reprisals. Dependent on the white community, they dared not protest against unjust racial conditions for fear of losing their jobs. But perhaps an even more basic force at work was their corroding sense of inferiority, which often expressed itself in a lack of self-respect.

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