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Another legend gone - Sam McKim passed away 7/9 :(

Discussion in 'Archive' started by x-imagineer, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. x-imagineer

    x-imagineer New Member

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    On 7/9, Sam McKim passed away. No one has mentioned it much at this point, so I thought I'd let everyone know. For anyone who ever owned a Disneyland wall map, you've seen his incredible work.

    He will be missed...
     
  2. ex-wdi

    ex-wdi Member

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    I'm so shocked by this (and saddened). My family & I ran into him at the local Ralphs here in Sunland not 2 months ago, and he looked to be in great health...

    He was a master on the original Disneyland Maps, and a big inspiration to myself.

    He will be missed...
     
  3. DL FLIGHT 295

    DL FLIGHT 295 Member

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    This is real sad..........pouring over Sam's maps and drawings as a kid really was a big reason for me to get a degree in architectural design.......and I know many others (Ex-WDI!!!) really mastered his style..........I was suppose to see him this coming up weekend, very sad. I'm very greatful for the time I ever spent with these guys like Sam, Marc Davis, and John Hench........these guys really were design gods....

    Much saddness,


    DL FLIGHT 295
    aka
    DC-88 Spaceliner
     
  4. ex-wdi

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    I only aped his map drawing style - I certainly could never paint like him.....
     
  5. Michael Zielski

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    My main memory of Sam is his great Pirates map, that I first saw in my Pirates Disneyland souvenir book from a 1976 Disneyland visit.....wonder how many times I poured over that thing. Funny though, it wasn't until the past several years, during my Disney "renaissance", that I discovered who the artist was who created the map, and then, of course, came the discovery of the rest of Sam's contributions which made him another legend. Thanks, Sam.....

    Michael
     

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