Oral History

Richard A. Nunis

A 44-year employee with the Walt Disney Company, Nunis met Sen. John F. Kennedy when he visited Disneyland in 1960. As director of operations for the park in 1963, Nunis was in New York preparing for Disney’s role in the 1964 World’s Fair. He rushed back to California to close Disneyland on November 23, in memory of President Kennedy. Recorded October 8, 2007.