My Wonderful Evening with Marc Davis, One of Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men (Part 2 of 2)

by Karl Cohen

Read Part I of Karl Cohen’s essay, published in last week’s issue, here.

After enjoying the “Leading Ladies and Femmes Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis” exhibit currently on display at the Walt Disney Family Museum and talking with Andres Deja, I went into the museum’s lower lobby to collect my thoughts.  Alice Davis, Marc’s wife, was seated at a nearby table and invited me to join her.  One of the first things she told me was that Walt was the best boss she ever had.  After attending Chounaird Art Institute, Alice had worked as a clothing designer.  Walt hired her, from time to time, to design costumes.  Her first job with him was on Sleeping BeautyContinue reading