1960 Winter Olympics Handbook Signed by Walt Disney, Victor Borga, Art Linkletter, Ester WilliamsGo Back
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During the 1960 Olympics held at Squaw Valley, Ca, the cosigner was a freshman at a nearby community college. Students were offered jobs working at the venue of their choice. He selected working in the dining hall because he wanted to be around Olympic contestants
Each night of the Olympics, there was entertainment provided provided by various artists and Hollywood stars. Those working in the dining hall were allowed to watch each evenings program so he did. And while there, he got autographs on a his personal Olympic Hand Book from some different people who were there to entertain the athletics.
This Winter Olympic Hand Book was signed in blue ballpoint pen by Walt Disney, Art Linkletter, Ester Williams and Victor Borga who signed in black felt pen signatures grade 9-10. Also include in this lot is the cosigners official credential for the Olympics, a souvenir pin with ribbon and a hockey player attached, the Feb 27,1960 daily program, a commemorative medallion of the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Walt Disney And The Winter Olympics
With the arrival of the 2010 Winter Olympics, it might occur to Disney fans to look back to 1960 – to the VIII Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California. In their drive to make those Olympics memorable, the organizing committee looked to the greatest showman of the age – Walt Disney. Walt was named the Chairman of Pageantry for the Games, and went to work crafting plans for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Walt and his team were heavily involved in the planning of the Squaw Valley Olympics; the site for the Games was so remote that it was the first Olympics ever to lodge athletes in an Olympic Village. Disney and his friends like Art Linkletter made sure there was a constant stream of entertainment and entertainers on hand to stage nightly productions for the athletes. Disney’s artists also contributed, with John Hench designing a series of snow sculptures for the venue and even the Olympic torch itself.
art linkletter, Esther Williams, victor borga, walt disney