10 historic images from The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis & the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic

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When you think of the names that made Disney famous -- names like Ub Iwerks, Ward Kimball, Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas and Walt himself -- the name Herman Schultheis doesn't pop up anywhere on the radar. A minor employee in the late '30s and early '40s working in the Effects and Publicity departments, Schultheis was a jack-of-all-trades technician and photographer whose most significant contribution was likely the care he took in documenting his time at the studio. The series of notebooks he kept full of designs, diagrams and invaluable pictures from the period when Disney made Pinocchio, Bambi, Fantasia and Dumbo are reprinted for the first time in The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis & the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic.

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