Vol. 5, No. 1 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
by James Thurber "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," first published in 1939, is one of James Thurber's most well-known and beloved stories. Its famous protagonist holds a place in the cultural lexicon, meriting his own entry in English-language dictionaries. In 1947, Norman McLeod directed an MGM Technicolor musical with the same title based on Thurber's story. The film, which extends Mitty's imaginary adventures over a two-day period, stars Danny Kaye as the affable daydreamer.
The film made its world premiere as the Centerpiece Gala presentation at the New York Film Festival on October 5, 2013.  It was also selected to serve as the Centerpiece Gala presentation at the 2013 AFI Film Festival .