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    Who Appears in the Finale of "Golden Dreams"?

    I'm trying to assemble a list of all the people and other elements that appear in the montage at the end of "Golden Dreams".

    So far, I've been able to recall the following:

    Walt Disney (as Grand Marshall of the Tournament of Roses and in an interview in which he discussed Disneyland)
    Jaime Escalante - Educator
    Frank Gehry (with the Walt Disney Concert Hall) - Architect
    Michelle Kwan - Olympic Figure Skater
    Tiger Woods - Professional Golf Player
    Steve Jobs - Co-founder of Apple Computer
    George Lucas - Founder of Lucasfilm Limited
    Francis Ford Coppola - Film Director
    James Dean - Actor
    Johnny Carson - Television Personality
    Edward James Olmos - Actor
    The Beach Boys - Musical Group
    Danny Glover - Actor
    The Carpenters - Musical Group
    Dianne Feinstein - U.S. Senator
    Ronald Reagan (with Mikhail Gorbachev) - U.S. President
    Richard Nixon (with Mao Tse-tung) - U.S. President
    Tom Bradley - Mayor of Los Angeles
    The Los Angeles Dodgers - Professional Baseball Team
    Sonny Bono - Mayor of Palm Springs
    Jerry Garcia - Musician
    Howard Hughes - Founder of Hughes Aircraft
    Chuck Yeager - Aviator
    Wolfgang Puck - Chef
    The Jackson Five - Musical Group
    Elizabeth Taylor - Actress
    Marilyn Monroe - Actress
    Elizabeth Glazer - AIDS Activist
    Robert Mondavi - Vintner
    Bob Hope - Performer
    Jet Propulsion Laboratories and the Mars Pathfinder Landing
    A Landing of the Space Shuttle at Edwards Air Force Base
    The San Francisco Earthquake of 1989
    1984 Olympic Games
    The Dismantling of the Berlin Wall
    A Naturalization Ceremony for U.S. Immigrants
    The Beating of Rodney King and the Subsequent Riots
    Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge
    Faces of Assorted Children

    Does anyone remember some of the others?

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    Re: Who Appears in the Finale of "Golden Dreams"?

    I believe Ceasear Chaves farm labor activist appears.

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    Re: Who Appears in the Finale of "Golden Dreams"?

    Ice Cube

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    Re: Who Appears in the Finale of "Golden Dreams"?

    Not to derail the thread, but does anyone else think the clips of the special olympics kids is a bit much? When I see it, I feel like they're just being used to get tears out of the audience. They don't really have anything to do specifically with California.

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    Re: Who Appears in the Finale of "Golden Dreams"?

    John Wooden - Basketball coach of the UCLA Bruins and won 10 NCAA championships over his career

    ETA - I believe Shirley Temple was in it. Maybe the 3 stooges and the Marx brothers too?

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    Re: Who Appears in the Finale of "Golden Dreams"?

    Harvey Milk--first openly gay city supervisor, from San Francisco. He was, I believe, the highest ranking gay/lesbian person of his time in politics. Correct me if I'm wrong?

    I was also impressed to see Billy Jean King in the montage at American Adventure at Epcot. Nice to see another minority group being recognized. Especially when it's your own. Off topic, but just popped into my head.

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    Re: Who Appears in the Finale of "Golden Dreams"?

    Here's an interesting tidbit: I almost appeared in Golden Dreams! I was offered an "extra" role during the filming, but had a previous comittment in New York.
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    Re: Who Appears in the Finale of "Golden Dreams"?

    Janet Evans - Olympic Swimmer from Placentia, CA

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    Re: Who Appears in the Finale of "Golden Dreams"?

    Someone from the Lakers is on it, aren't they? Shaq, Kobe, or Magic Johnson...can't remember who at the moment.

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    Re: Who Appears in the Finale of "Golden Dreams"?

    The really need to re-edit California Dreams to include the latest ABC stars!


    I'm kidding.

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    Re: Who Appears in the Finale of "Golden Dreams"?

    You should be able to go to the Guest Relations lobby and ask for a copy of the list that includes everyone's names that is in the montage.

    There's also a list (not to give out though) at Golden Dreams itself.

    As for the Special Olympics kids... I believe all of them were from California. The one featured in the center of that sequence also participated in the opening ceremonies of DCA. I got to meet her, since I was working Golden Dreams on opening day, and she's really nice. Also got to meet the original Rosie the Riveter and her husband... and when I got to talk to them I actually started to cry, I think they are that special. :I Didn't get to meet Whoopie though, she came after I was doing my second shift that day at Grizzly so I missed out meeting with her and being in the group picture.
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    Re: Who Appears in the Finale of "Golden Dreams"?

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    Cool Re: Who Appears in the Finale of "Golden Dreams"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jepple
    Not to derail the thread, but does anyone else think the clips of the special olympics kids is a bit much? When I see it, I feel like they're just being used to get tears out of the audience. They don't really have anything to do specifically with California.
    Well some people remember the third ever SPECIAL OLYMPICS were in Los Angeles. According to Wikipedia:

    1972 - Los Angeles (13-18 August)

    Special Olympics is an international organization that helps people with intellectual disabilities develop self confidence and social skills through sports training and competition. Special Olympics was created by Chicago Judge Ann McGlone Burke in the 1960s, with further materials and organizational support from Eunice Kennedy Shriver. The late Rosemary Kennedy, who suffered from mental retardation, is often credited as the inspiration for the Special Olympics. (Shriver and Kennedy were sisters.)

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    Re: Who Appears in the Finale of "Golden Dreams"?

    Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure Charlie Chaplin appears, too.

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