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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BRIDGE AT ARGENTEUIL, 1874

Grandma and???

Grandma and???

Miss Toronto 1923...yeah, yeah, yeah. BUT WHo is she hanging onto? I'm told she was really tight with the Disney family and made a movie with Rudolph Valentino (ok it was a long commercial, but I digress) Did anyone in the Disney family look like anyone in this picture? She wouldn't flirt with just ANYBODY you know! That woman had an EGO until she was 90! I had to call her 'Aunt Marjory'...she was 70...I was 11.

Disney

Walt Disney was only 22 in 1923, and had yet to become much of anybody.

 
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