1 image. Disneyland Hotel groundbreaking, 18 March 1955. Jack Wrather; Mrs. Jack Wrather (Bonita Granville); Charles A. Pearson, Mayor of Anaheim. (Handout).; Supplementary material reads: Disney Hotel & Motel. Lou Smith. Press and Public Relations. 338 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif. CRestview 4-7251 BRadshaw 2-7935. Ground was broken yesterday (Friday, March 18) for the $10,000,000 Disneyland Hotel adjoining Walt Disney's $14,000,000 Disneyland project at Anaheim, California. It is the largest combination hotel and motor hotel to have been built in California since before World War II, and will be erected by a group headed by Los Angeles and Texas industrialist, Jack Wrather. Left to right: (Three handled gold-plated shovel) Jack Wrather; Bonita Granville (Mrs. Jack Wrather); Charles A. Pearson, Mayor of Anaheim".