Life and Times – Disney and Beyond
Legendary Imagineer is a companion publication to DESIGN: Just for Fun,which is focused primarily on the major projects where Bob was the principal designer. It includes highlights of Bob’s childhood thru high school,which established the basic approach to his philosophy of design and to his passions for life experiences.BOB GURR: Legendary Imagineer probes deeper into his life and times.Starting with a detailed family genealogy, which was chronicled in his grandmother’s journal, compiled over a 53-year span of her life documenting the family history from 1635 thru 1953. While a few more of his projects are described, the primary tales that Bob weaves are about the passions and adventures in his life that the reader might find most interesting, quite beyond the general public knowledge of his connection with Walt Disney.These “tantalizing” tales explore his worlds of aviation, especially his fifty years of flying gliders. Automobiles and auto racing, historic auto collecting, and World travels are his passion. Photography, meteorology, and earth sciences have always been subjects of his curiosity. You’ll learn about his philosophies of living a happy and healthy life, such as mountain biking, starting at age 68when most folks just stay retired. Bob typically is active with perhaps fifty public appearances each year, enjoying the sharing of personal Walt Disney stories. BOB GURR: Legendary Imagineer is the story of a life well lived.