This exclusive men's club operated on the top floor of the Animation Building at the Disney Studio. During the 1940's, gambling became a commonplace activity at the club until Jack Reeder (#3 man at the studio; behind Walt & Roy) put a stop to the lunch hour and evening poker games (at least temporarily). By 1948, Reeder had left the studio and Walt Disney had personally endorsed the return of the card games.
When Bob Guccione's magazine of the same name appeared on newstands, a backlash developed at the Disney Studio, making a "Disney" Penthouse Club seem entirely inappropriate. The club promptly became "The Roof", and was then opened to both men and women.
Of particular note on this card, is the original signature of Walt Pfeiffer (image not included in auction), boyhood friend of Walt Disney. Harkening back to their boyhood days in Kansas City, these two were inseparable as they entered their teen years. The Pfeiffer home was an encouraging environment for the "two Walt's" to experiment with acting, comedy, and vaudeville. Pfeiffer would later serve as a storyman, as the head of Personnel at the Studio, and as General Manager of "The Penthouse Club."
Also includes the signature of Walt's "right hand man", HARRY TYTLE (serving as President of the Penthouse Club in 1959).