You’ve wandered into the topsy-turvy world of Tulgey Wood, the blog of writer and historian Jim Fanning. Tulgey Wood celebrates artistry and creativity (and sometimes just plain madness): movies, animation, TV, books, comics—and of course Disney, lots and lots of true-blue, through-and-through Disney, including D23 and Disney twenty-three Magazine, and Sketches Magazine and the Walt Disney Collectors Society. Tulgey Wood is so fun, fascinating and full of frolicsome photos and facts, it’s scary. So wander through the wonder of it all, and enjoy.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Great Moments With The Lincoln Memorial

To tie in with Tulgey Wood’s Lincoln’s birthday post, here’s a recommendation to listen to last Sunday’s installment of Public Radio International’s Studio 360. In this fascinating and entertaining audio documentary, host Kurt Andersen explores the history and impact of the famous sculptural work in Washington, DC. Guests— including the articulate and always-intriguing historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and idiosyncratic commentator and writer Sarah Vowell—discuss the creation, cultural impact, and ongoing and expanding relevance of the monument to the man who many consider our greatest President. Stories include the appearance of the Lincoln Memorial in films where it inspires the idealism of plucky characters, singer Marian Anderson's historic concert in its shadow, and the role the Memorial has played in the Civil Rights Movement. You can listen to this excellent radio program here. (And if you’re wondering why this post is illustrated with more images related to Walt Disney’s Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln and not with an image of the Lincoln Memorial… just remember, this is Tulgey Wood!)

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