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  • Lost Langford Hotel lives on in icon votes, video history

    Judging from the voting for Orlando's most-loved "icons" for 1960-1985, plenty of Central Floridians wish they could still pop into the Langford Hotel's Empire Room this holiday season, or any time. When the Historic Icons of Orlando project began releasing voting results last month, the Langford made the top 100 at No. 73.
  • Disney descendant replaces Beutner as CalArts chairman

    California Institute of the Arts, the school that Walt Disney co-founded in the 1960s, has named the entertainment legend's great-nephew Tim Disney to lead its board of trustees. He replaces Austin M. Beutner, who stepped down after leading the board...

    Disneyland’s 1955 opening

     
    On Sunday, July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened with an invitation-only event broadcast live on ABC. In addition to the invited guests, thousands carrying counterfeit tickets show up. On Monday, July 18, 1955, the park opened to the public.

    Disney-style princesses show staying power

    Disney-style princesses show staying power
    Before I explain what it was like to be a childless man surrounded by Disney princesses and the parents who love (and bankroll) them, seated by himself at Disney on Ice and soaking in princess culture — a story: Once upon a time … There...

    Bob Hope's 1939 home on the market for $27.5 million

    Bob Hope's 1939 home on the market for $27.5 million
    Richard Nixon's helicopter once landed on the back lawn so the president could play a round at the nearby Lakeside Golf Club. Lucille Ball and Jack Benny drank and gossiped at the holiday parties in the living room. And the homeowner, Bob Hope, tried...