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September 20, 1994 | Greg Johnson, Times staff writer
Disney Store Growth: The Walt Disney Gallery will open Nov. 4 in MainPlace Santa Ana. The new store will "celebrate the history, creativity and inspiration of the Walt Disney Co.," according to the company. The gallery will sell Disney animation art, collectibles, fashions and home accessories. Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Michael D. Eisner described the new retail venture as an extension of its existing Disney Store chain, which already has a location at MainPlace.
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November 1, 1994 | Greg Johnson, Times staff writer
Disney as Art: The Walt Disney Gallery, a showcase store featuring the creations of Disney artists, will open Nov. 4 at MainPlace Santa Ana. The store, which will be next to the existing Disney store at MainPlace, will feature four sections: The Animation Gallery, The Contemporary Gallery, Vintage Disney and The Gallery Shop. The store will be stocked with art, gifts and apparel.
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November 1, 1994 | Greg Johnson, Times staff writer
Disney as Art: The Walt Disney Gallery, a showcase store featuring the creations of Disney artists, will open Nov. 4 at MainPlace Santa Ana. The store, which will be next to the existing Disney store at MainPlace, will feature four sections: The Animation Gallery, The Contemporary Gallery, Vintage Disney and The Gallery Shop. The store will be stocked with art, gifts and apparel.
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September 20, 1994 | Greg Johnson, Times staff writer
Disney Store Growth: The Walt Disney Gallery will open Nov. 4 in MainPlace Santa Ana. The new store will "celebrate the history, creativity and inspiration of the Walt Disney Co.," according to the company. The gallery will sell Disney animation art, collectibles, fashions and home accessories. Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Michael D. Eisner described the new retail venture as an extension of its existing Disney Store chain, which already has a location at MainPlace.
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June 1, 1995 | ROSE APODACA JONES
Imagine the hirsute leading man in "Beauty and the Beast" as rock 'n' roll god. Designer Ann Hould-Ward did to create costumes for the critically acclaimedDisney Broadway musical. "There's the waistline of his pants that hits at the hips, the codpiece, and all that hair," said the Tony Award-winning costume designer. Hould-Ward was on hand last week at the Walt Disney Gallery in MainPlace/Santa Ana to meet several hundred fans and to speak about the costumes she has designed.
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June 22, 1995 | ROSE APODACA JONES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It used to be that a logo T-shirt and a commemorative button were enough to appease cartoon and comic-book fans. Then came the ball caps and boxers, watches and neckties, toddler rompers and leather bombers--an entire wardrobe cut around drawn legends. Play golf? Hit any of the half dozen Disney Stores in Orange County and find Mickey and Donald theme socks for your feet or your clubs. Have a penchant for in-line skates or Lycra? Browse the Warner Bros.
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December 11, 1994
Thomas L. Gutshall will join CV Therapeutics, an emerging biopharmaceutical company based on molecular cardiology, as president and chief operating officer. He will report to Louis G. Lange, chairman and chief executive. Gutshall, 56, will join the Palo Alto firm in January. He was also elected to CV's board, effective immediately. He has been executive vice president of Syntex Corp. Benjamin Benya has been named media director for Chiat/Day in Los Angeles.
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October 3, 1995 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Now that all the kids are suited up in "Batman Forever" T-shirts, drinking from "Casper" mugs and playing with "Mighty Morphin Power Ranger" action figures, the major studios are looking for ways to bring their parents into the merchandising fold. "The competition for the kids market is brutal," said Neil Newman, vice president of marketing for Viacom consumer products. "In order to grow the business, we must grow the adult segment. If it's done correctly, there's a lot of money to be made."
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November 5, 1994 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney Co. Chairman Michael D. Eisner confirmed Friday that the company is considering scaling back its $3-billion Disneyland Resort because the project appears to be too costly, especially in California's economic climate. Eisner declined to offer specifics, but said the resort might be built in phases or that Disney might have to reduce its "appetite slightly." "It's a very complex issue," he said.
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November 5, 1994 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney Co. Chairman Michael D. Eisner confirmed Friday that the company is considering scaling back its $3-billion Disneyland Resort because the project appears to be too costly, especially in the state's uncertain economic climate. Eisner declined to offer specifics, but said the resort might be built in phases or that Disney might have to reduce its "appetite slightly." "It's a very complex issue," he said.
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October 11, 2006 | Kimi Yoshino, Times Staff Writer
Forget those tacky, touristy T-shirts with Mickey Mouse slapped across the front. Walt Disney Co. today opens its first high-end apparel store. Disney Vault 28, a reference to 1928, the year Mickey debuted in the cartoon "Steamboat Willie," opens its doors at Downtown Disney, a collection of shops and restaurants nestled between the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks in Anaheim. At Vault 28, T-shirts aren't $20 or even $50. Most run about $75.
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