Thirty years ago TODAY, I paid my first-ever visit to the Walt Disney Studio in Burbank, California.
The Mouse on the front, the Cheshire Cat on the back!
What pleasure I got from a small piece of card and – guess what? – somehow, on leaving the studio at the end of an unforgettable day that, for a rabid Disney geek, was a dream come true, I inadvertently managed not to follow the instruction printed in bold!
Curious how such trifling things are often a 'pass' to treasured memories!
However, I have to say, a later pass (2001) isn't quite so evocative...
in 1958, an article was published in The Wall Street Journal exploring the financial workings of the Walt Disney Company in which its business philosophy was summarised as: 'Dream, diversify – and never miss an angle'.
That quote inspired a radio programme, Never Miss An Angle, that I made in 2001 to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Walt Disney which is being repeated this evening on BBC Radio 2.
After tonight's broadcast, Never Miss An Angle can be caught up with via BBC iPlayer for the next seven days.