Welcome to Magazine Monday. “Look”ing way back to November 2, 1954, this issue of Look Magazine has an early article on that new idea called “Disneyland”.
There are no construction or attraction photos in this article, just the big map Walt used to sell the idea of Disneyland. I tried to put the two pages into one file, but it just wasn’t working so I gave up. If you want to assemble them yourself, the full size high resolution scans can be downloaded here (Left Side/63mb – Right Side/67mb).
Talk of “International Street” way back then! From the description, it sounds like what became World Showcase at Epcot.
“For teachers and pupils to discover greater ways of understanding and education” Interesting. There sure was a lot of focus on the midget horses in these old articles. Do you suppose that’s really Frontierland in the lower left photo? I’m thinking it's the Studio Lot. Nice Toaster!
There’s a bunch of great articles in this magazine, but there are even better advertisements so I just picked out a couple of the articles. This one reminds me of the Upjohn Pharmacy at Disneyland!
“The Americanized Pizza” I love pizza and they sure are making it look fun too!
There were so many amazing vintage ads in this issue it was hard to narrow them down to just these few. Let’s start of with some celebrity endorsements. Debbie Reynolds didn’t even get off the floor to sell these fine Lane Cedar Chests.
I’m not sure I would buy a shirt from this guy, it might explode when you put it on, I hear he can be quite the Joker!
Elizabeth Taylor selling Lustre-Crème Shampoo is looking mighty nice.
As a vintage telephone collector, this ad makes me weak in the knees. “Colors”, “Spring Cords”, “plug in phone” and a “Telephone answering set”, those ideas are crazy!
This Sugar Crisp ad is just marvelous, how fun!
These Maytag Advance Automatics look “tank tough” I bet there are still some in service.
How about a few vices’ for our last ads? Smoking is bad, don’t do it, it’s gross, what are you crazy? That said, WOW, check out this lady, she is so pretty and trendy looking, no wonder people thought smoking was cool, she's stunning.
Back to my alternate universe, this is me on European Vacation.
And this is me at home relaxing with Spot taking a rest on the carpet!