[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
44°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
February 19
1936 - Ida Evans, widow of Newhall First Presbyterian Rev. Wolcott Evans, dies at 71 [story]


| Thursday, Nov 29, 2012

The Jimmie Dodd Archive includes a collection of memorabilia, photography and documents including the “Mousegetar” belonging to The Mickey Mouse Club host Dodd, original “mouse ears,” Disney-themed toys, musical recordings and photographs. The collection offers insights into the marketing of popular culture, 1950s Americana, early television and Walt Disney’s legacy. | Photo by Scott Groller/CalArts

[CalArts] – The Jimmie Dodd Archive has been acquired by the California Institute of the Arts  Library.  Dodd is known to the baby-boom generation as the host of Walt Disney’s iconic 1950s children’s television program The Mickey Mouse Club and remembered as The Mouse Club’s “heart and soul” by former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello. During his career, the composer and actor compiled an archive of one-of-a-kind Mouse Club memorabilia and artifacts from the early years of television—including his “Mousegetar,” “mouse ears,” original scores, record albums,  photographs, toys and other objects. The collection also contains archival materials from his wife songwriter and performer Ruth Carrell Dodd.

“This is important because it not only contains Jimmie and Ruth Dodd’s personal papers and photographs, but also numerous artifacts representing Disney marketing,” said Jeff Gatten, Dean of Library and Information Resources at CalArts. “We have a collection that will be of interest to anyone with research or scholarly pursuits, or even just curiosity, in the history and selling of popular culture, 1950s Americana, early television, Walt Disney’s legacy, the Disney empire, or the film and entertainment industry in the first-half of the twentieth century.”

According to Dean Gatten, the process of organizing the material has begun. However, it will take some time to properly prepare the archive for public access due to its large number of items.

CalArts was chosen to house the Dodd archive because of its relationship to the Disney family. The Institute was founded by Walt Disney and his brother Roy O. Disney through the merger of the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and the Chouinard Art Institute in 1961.  Ruth Dodd’s second husband, Harold Braun, thought it appropriate for the items to be housed in an institution with a connection to the Disney legacy.

 

More about Jimmie Dodd

Born in 1916, Dodd started his career as a guitarist/singer before becoming an actor. Prior to The Mickey Mouse Club, he appeared in numerous films with such actors as William Holden, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, John Wayne, and Ronald Reagan. In the early 1950s, he transitioned to the new medium of television, making guest appearances on several series of the time.  While hosting The Mickey Mouse Club he also wrote its theme song “The Mickey Mouse Club March.”

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

No Comments

    Leave a Comment


    ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT LINKS
    ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
    Friday, Feb 16, 2018
    Little, Brown Books recently published CalArts alum Vashti Harrison's (Film/Video MFA 14) debut illustrated book, "Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History."
    Friday, Feb 16, 2018
    UCLA's Hammer Museum has announced the 32 artists including six CalArts alumni who will participate in "Made in L.A. 2018," the fourth edition of the museum's biennial exhibition, which runs June 3 to Sept. 2 at the Westwood museum.
    Friday, Feb 16, 2018
    The Isaura String Quartet will present an evening of music by CalArtians at Human Resources LA in Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, February 18 starting at 8 p.m.
    Friday, Feb 16, 2018
    Two films directed by alumni of California Institute of the Arts' legendary Character Animation program, "Coco" and "The Boss Baby," are nominated for "Best Animated Feature" Academy Awards.
    Friday, Feb 16, 2018
    Artist Bob Hernandez will give a charcoal/pastel inspirational talk at the Monday, Feb. 19 meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association at Barnes & Noble in Valencia starting at 6:30 p.m.
    Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
    1936 - Ida Evans, widow of Newhall First Presbyterian Rev. Wolcott Evans, dies at 71 [story]
    1955 - Actor and nightclub owner Ace Cain incorporates the Rocky Springs Country Club in Sand Canyon [story]
    1949 - Short-lived oil drilling operation on Newhall's Arcadia Street ends [story]
    The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, February 20, starting at 1 p.m.
    Feb. 20: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
    Little, Brown Books recently published CalArts alum Vashti Harrison's (Film/Video MFA 14) debut illustrated book, "Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History."
    Vashti Harrison Talks ‘Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History’
    UCLA's Hammer Museum has announced the 32 artists including six CalArts alumni who will participate in "Made in L.A. 2018," the fourth edition of the museum's biennial exhibition, which runs June 3 to Sept. 2 at the Westwood museum.
    6 CalArtians Among Artists Selected for ‘Made in L.A. 2018’
    The Isaura String Quartet will present an evening of music by CalArtians at Human Resources LA in Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, February 18 starting at 8 p.m.
    Feb. 18: Isaura String Quartet to Perform at Human Resources LA
    Two films directed by alumni of California Institute of the Arts' legendary Character Animation program, "Coco" and "The Boss Baby," are nominated for "Best Animated Feature" Academy Awards.
    Oscar Buzz: Will 2018 Bring Oscar No. 11 to a CalArts Animator?
    Crime Prevention deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, assisted by Crime Impact Team deputies, conducted checks on probationers at six different locations on Thursday but made no arrests.
    SCV Deputies’ Latest Probation Check Nets No Arrests
    Artist Bob Hernandez will give a charcoal/pastel inspirational talk at the Monday, Feb. 19 meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association at Barnes & Noble in Valencia starting at 6:30 p.m.
    Feb. 19: Bob Hernandez Charcoal, Pastel Demo at Barnes and Noble
    U.S. Air Force Airman Taylor M. Lingscheit has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    West Ranch Alum Taylor Lingscheit Graduates USAF Basic Training
    The city of Santa Clarita, County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, the Hart District and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps celebrated the growth and continued success of the school district’s recycling program with a media event at Valencia High School Thursday.
    Santa Clarita, LA County Celebrate School Recycling Push
    The Master's University women's basketball team hopes it finds its offensive mojo by Saturday evening when it takes on No. 4 Westmont College in Santa Barbara.
    Master’s Seeks Offensive Mojo Ahead of Westmont Showdown
    The Master's College Mustangs men's basketball team (25-1) can lock in at least a share of the program's first-ever GSAC regular-season title with a win at No. 8 Westmont College on Saturday.
    Mustangs Could Clinch GSAC Title Saturday in Santa Barbara
    College of the Canyons' baseball team tasted both victory and defeat on Wednesday, dropping a 6-5 extra innings decision to Cerritos College in a make-up game and following with a 4-3 win in the regularly scheduled contest.
    Cougars Hold On for 4-3 Win Over Cerritos College
    With a hard-fought 81-77 victory over visiting Bakersfield College on Wednesday night in the Cougar Cage, College of the Canyons' men's basketball team moved into the conference top spot one win away from winning a conference championship.
    Cougars Claw Bakersfield 81-77, Move Into Conference Top Spot
    College of the Canyons women's basketball team won its eighth straight game Wednesday night in the Cougar Cage, knocking off conference rival Bakersfield College 88-60 and clinching at least a share of WSC South Division championship.
    COC Women’s Hoops Team Wins 8th Straight, Share of WSC Title
    The Los Angeles County Community Development Commission has earmarked $1.5 million in Affordable Housing Trust Funds for construction and financing of Six Four Nine Lofts, a supportive housing development for homeless military veterans and special-needs households on L.A.'s Skid Row.
    LA County, City Team to House Homeless Veterans, Special Needs Households
    The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, the city of Santa Clarita and Valencia High School officials will partner to bring the “Every 15 Minutes” program to the school on Tuesday, February 20.
    Feb. 20: ‘Every 15 Minutes’ Clocks in at Valencia High School
    Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd have unveiled the first slate of presenters for the 90th Oscars telecast, to be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel live on Sunday, March 4, on the ABC Television Network.
    Academy Names First Slate of Presenters for 90th Oscars
    Arson, assault and vehicle burglary are among the crimes listed on the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's public safety and crime information report for Newhall (Zone 6) for January 29-February 8.
    Crime Blotter: Arson, Assault, Vehicle Burglary in Newhall
    2000 - Rancho Camulos designated a National Historic Landmark [story]
    A new electric vehicle (EV) charging station is open for business in the city of Santa Clarita.
    New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Opens in Santa Clarita
    In recognition of the 90th Anniversary of the St. Francis Dam Disaster, the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present, "The Longest Straw," Saturday, Mar. 24 at 7:00 p.m.
    Mar. 24: Santa Clarita Premiere of ‘The Longest Straw’
    As part of the 90th anniversary commemoration of the St. Francis Dam disaster, Santa Clarita historian Phil Scorza, host of SCVTV series “Points of Interest”, will show an exciting series of vintage newsreels from the period of the disaster, and more recent documentaries about the disaster and water history of Los Angeles.
    Mar. 10: A Night of St. Francis Dam Newsreels, Documentaries
    NORTHRIDGE - CSUN Men's Basketball (6-20, 3-9 BWC) led most of the game against UC Riverside Wednesday at The Matadome, but ultimately an 18-0 run by the Highlanders would prove to be too much for the shorthanded Matadors' squad as they dropped a tough decision, 69-62.
    UC Riverside Bests Matadors 69-62
    NORTHRIDGE - CSUN Baseball kicks off its 60th season on Friday afternoon as the Matadors open up a four-game weekend series against BYU at Matador Field.
    Matadors Open Up 2018 Baseball Season Against BYU
    The Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District appointed four new assistant principals Wednesday night.
    Four New Assistant Principals Appointed to Hart District
    Saugus High School initiated a soft lockdown early Thursday morning after an unidentified male reportedly called the school office with threatening statements. The following account is from the Facebook page of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station: Soft Lockdown Initiated at Saugus High School; Lifted 30 Minutes Later
    Presenter Corey Quinn, Chief Marketing Officer, Scorpion Internet Marketing will discuss how to increase the reach & visibility of your business:
    Feb. 23: Digital Marketing Like a Boss
    Pinot’s Palette will be joining Wolf Creek in supporting Carousel Ranch’s annual “Carousel Wishes & Valentine Kisses Campaign”, bringing their painting experience to the Brewery for this one special night.
    Feb. 20: Wolf Creek Brewery’s Paint, Pint Night Benefiting Carousel Ranch
    Babies born in February at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital are receiving red hats knitted and crocheted by volunteers for the American Heart Association (AHA) in celebration of Heart Month.
    Henry Mayo Participating in Heart Month; Newborns Given Little Red Hats
    The 40th annual St. Clare Lenten Fish Fry charity fundraiser begins at the Canyon Country church on Friday, February 16 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and continues the next five Friday evenings.
    Feb. 16: St. Clare 40th Annual Lenten Fish Fry for Charity
    Princess Cruises makes it easy to plan a summer cruise or cruisetour vacation with a sale on the lines’ most popular destinations, including Alaska, Summer Caribbean, Europe and Japan.
    Princess Cruises Offering ‘Summer on Sale’ Deals
    On Saturday, Feb. 10, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies received information regarding several criminal threats that had been made against an employee, a female adult, at the Castaic Unified School District, by her estranged spouse.
    Castaic Man Charged with Felony Stalking, Criminal Threats Against Wife
    A 911 call came in at 2:36 a.m. on Thursday morning to dispatchers at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
    911 Call to Sheriff’s Department Leads to 5 Arrests