The Outsider Whose Vision Changed the Way We See

Adolph Zukor It was 1912. The wiry, soft-spoken, short (five-foot five-inch) immigrant with the thick Hungarian accent waited for hours to see the powerful Jeremiah Kennedy, head of the “Edison Trust” (Motion Picture Patents Company). Adolph Zukor, like many American Originals, had come to this country 23 years earlier with nothing. Now he had a [...]

Walt Disney: An American Original

A forgetful fish who travels across the world in search of her parents. Squabbling pets who embark on an adventure in New York. A bunny police officer who keeps the peace in a world filled with sentient creatures. Three of the top 10 highest-grossing U.S. movies in 2016 were cartoons about animals. Yet another was [...]