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Disney Legend Bob Gurr

Test driving the Phototype of the 1955 Disneyland Autopia Car

"Design Just For Fun" Book.
Written By Bob Gurr
 
Acknowledgements
As a self published book,
 
DESIGN: Just for Fun" has been created by a small team, most of which are volunteers. Carlene Thie of Ape Pen Publishing has been the inspiration and my teacher of what I needed to learn to be a publisher. She, along with her husband John, provided the contacts, obtained image licensing, and supplied other consulting to help me get the job done. Legendary Imagineer Marty Sklar furnished the foreword, Carolyn Burns-Bass did a massive overhaul of my unskilled writing, along with the historic corrections performed by Disney Archive Legend Dave Smith. After all of the manuscript material was compiled and images selected, the task of book design was eagerly accepted by Michael Aronson of Lost Boys Design. Michael has much knowledge of Disney’s history and creative rationale. Thus he has created the visual look of the book which is based on details gleaned from the iconic original Disneyland Monorail. Self publishing requires that the team must furnish all its own shipping functions. Thus my nephew Eric Johnston and his three children, along with other volunteers, function as the DESIGN: Just for Fun shipping fulfillment center.- Bob Gurr
How Futurist Bob Gurr Shaped Disneyland’s Past
 
George Clooney may get top billing in his new film, Tomorrowland, but design visionary Gurr is the real star

In his 27 years as a Disney Imagineer, Bob Gurr was known for doing the impossible: He designed a submarine fleet, the cars of Autopia, and the Monorail that soars above the park on a single beam. With the opening of Tomorrowland in 1955, Gurr shaped a vision of the future (1986 to be exact) that still feels out of reach. Six decades after Gurr began creating ride vehicles for the theme park, director Brad Bird tapped him to dream up a mysterious object that would appear in Bird’s sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney (in theaters May 22).

The art of illusion is what inadvertently inspired Gurr’s career. As a teen in North Hollywood, he was taken with the imagination and technical brilliance he saw at the Burbank airport during World War II. To keep the planes safe from enemy attack, canopies made of camouflage netting and prop foliage were erected to cover acres of Lockheed aircraft, simulating a rural community when seen from above. “It was a thrilling place,” Gurr says. “I liked to go snoop. I wanted to know how they were built, why they were built, and what I could learn from them.”

After graduating from Art Center College of Design, Gurr moved to Dearborn, Michigan, and worked as a car stylist for the Ford Motor Company. He returned to L.A. a year later. By then he had already published the illustrated book How to Draw the Cars of Tomorrow. His blue-sky thinking caught the attention of WED Enterprises, Walt Disney’s private R&D lab, which was building Disneyland. Gurr would go on to create signature Disneyland attractions, from the PeopleMover to the animatronic Abraham Lincoln.

Both Gurr and Walt believed groundbreaking structures (like the Monorail) would eventually exist beyond the park. “Walt would bring people to see the advantages of a clean and simple transportation system,” Gurr says. “It was puzzling how cities weren’t interested in his vision of the future. The mind-set of a civic manager is never the mind of a creative futurist.”

Gurr still lives in the Valley and is inspired by today’s innovators such as Elon Musk and Richard Branson. He travels around the world lecturing on design, is an avid mountain biker, and has made a documentary film about Burning Man. The Department of Defense tapped Gurr to motivate kids into studying technology, engineering, and math.

“I’m 84, which means I have a 75-year view looking back,” Gurr says. “Right after World War II everything seemed like a great big beautiful tomorrow. I come from the era of radio with two knobs, and today I edit on Final Cut Pro. That’s a giant technological jump.”

 

Written by: Chris Nichols

 
 
Disney Legend Bob Gurr
 

Imagineer Bob Gurr has always been a man on the move. And, for nearly 40 years, he helped move many a happy Disney theme park guest aboard vehicles and ride conveyances of his own design. As he’s often quipped, “If it moves on wheels at Disneyland, I probably designed it.”

And he certainly has. Bob has developed more than 100 designs for attractions ranging from Autopia and Matterhorn Bobsleds to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Monorails, and more.

Born in Los Angeles on October 25, 1931, young Bob was fascinated with tools, mechanical devices, and cars. He often crawled through a hole in the fence of nearby Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale to sneak into the cockpits of idle transport airplanes, while at school he decorated his test papers with sketches of automobiles.

Later, he attended Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles on a General Motors scholarship, where he studied industrial design. Upon graduation in 1952, he was hired by Ford Motor Company, but soon purchased a rubber stamp marked “R.H. Gurr Industrial Design” and went into business for himself.

Soon after, WED Enterprises, today known as Walt Disney Imagineering, hired Bob to consult on the design of miniature cars for Autopia. Walt Disney was so impressed with Bob’s knowledge and skill that he invited him to join the Imagineering family, which then was solely dedicated to the design and construction of Disneyland.

Over the next nearly four decades, Bob worked transportation magic developing the memorable Flying Saucers attraction in Tomorrowland, the antique cars and double-decker buses of Main Street, U.S.A., Ford Motor Company’s Magic Skyway, which premiered at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, and more. Bob also helped design the mechanical workings of Disney’s first Audio-Animatronics® human figure, Abraham Lincoln, featured in Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.

In 1981, Bob retired early from Imagineering to launch GurrDesign, Inc., and, three years later, joined creative forces with two former Imagineers to form Sequoia Creative, Inc. The firm, which specialized in “leisure-time spectaculars” and “fantastical beasts” developed King Kong and Conan’s Serpent for Universal Studios, Hollywood.