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Stan Jolley dies at 86; one of Disneyland's original designers
Stan Jolley dies at 86; one of Disneyland's original designers

Stan Jolley was a senior set designer at 20th Century Fox in 1953 when he got a call from his artist friend Herb Ryman at Walt Disney Studios. Ryman was working on the original drawings for a theme park Disney was planning and suggested Jolley meet the legendary movie mogul. With his architectural and motion picture background, Ryman told Jolley, "You'd be a perfect fit." "I said, 'I can't. I'm under contract at Fox,' " Jolley recalled in a 2009 interview for Disney historian Scott Wolf's MouseClubhouse website. "He said, 'Well, you can get a loan-out. You'd only be here about nine months.' Eight or nine months turned...

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