Kraftland : Invisibilia In the first episode of our new fall season, we explore the role of positive distraction in the face of adversity.

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Mickey Mouse ears at the Kraftland exhibit.

Mickey Mouse ears at the Kraftland exhibit.

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Kraftland

In the first episode of our new fall season, we explore the role of positive distraction in the face of adversity.

For a long time, walking through Richard Kraft's house in Los Angeles was like walking through an amusement park. The original Dumbo car in the living room, the Submarine Voyage Sea Serpent by the pool. Or the tennis court in the background filled with original ride vehicles from Disney. Not to mention the original Disneyland boats, ticket booths, and signage that sat in storage for years. But after decades of riding the thrill of ultra collecting (and the distraction it provided from the difficult things in his life), Richard decided it was time to clean house. Invisibilia follows Richard on his quest to sell all 10,000 pieces of his collection and questions the role of positive distraction in the face of adversity.

Click here to see photos from the exhibit and auction.

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