Like most white Americans of his generation, however, he was racially insensitive.'In 1938, a month after the infamous anti-Jewish pogrom Kristallnacht, Disney welcomed German filmmaker and Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl to his Hollywood studios.
“I was so nervous because he was so famous,” she said with a laugh., went on to say there's one ability that Davis does not possess. And I just look forward to more and more from you." Davis was visibly moved by Streep's words and paid her back in kind.However, biographer Neal Gabler in his 2009 book 'Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination' concludes, 'Walt Disney was no racist.He never, either publicly or privately, made disparaging remarks about blacks or asserted white superiority.And there was a red carpet to rival any other as the movers and shakers of the film industry arrived at the Royal Albert Hall.
And alongside Emma Stone in Chanel, the Duchess of Cambridge in Alexander Mc Queen and Amy Adams in Tom Ford was the legendary Meryl Streep in a chic tailored jacket by Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci.Streep, it's tradition here for me to garner a kiss from one of the nominees every year.’ What a star studded night it was on Sunday.Not only did the Grammy Awards take place in Los Angeles but it was the BAFTAs in London.“Somebody had told me once to put a carrot in the sauce.It was awful.” The actress recalled stirring the sauce as her lip twitched anxiously during the dinner.It included the line, ‘Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that task is performed entirely by young men.’'I hadn't heard a word about this Meryl Streep/Walt Disney flap till this morning. Like I was living in some kind of information bubble and nobody wanted to hurt my feelings or something. Walt Disney's films from the 1930s and '40s - particularly 'Song of the South' - are full of offensive racial stereotypes.