This Disney-made video on the origin of the California Institute of the Arts was made when the Music Center and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art were still being talked about and designed. Narrated by Sebastian Cabot, it includes rare footage of the Chouinard Art Institute near MacArthur Park and the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music, which were merged to form CalArts in 1961, under the guidance of Walt and Roy Disney. (The new school didn't move to Valencia until 1971.) It was posted to Vimeo by Christine Ziemba.
Hat tip: Dodger Thoughts
See Los Angeles circa 1961
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