founder of Walt Disney Co. (1923)
“When Walt Disney brought Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life, he did more than produce a picture that is destined to become a record-breaking box-office success. He also introduced a group of star salesmen who seem destined to bring record-breaking sales to the merchants who stock Snow White goods…. The groundwork for this merchandising tie-in with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was laid long before the picture was released, and was based largely on experience in merchandising Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney creations.” —“Snow White, 7 Dwarfs: Salesmen” (March 15, 1938)
JUNE 15, 1938 “Electricity: Parade of Progress” FIRST IN FORBES
Makin’ copies is born as Chester Carlson invents xerography.