Friday, June 12, 2009

Grad Nite - 1974, 1975 & 1976

The Grad Nite collection on the blog gets a little thin in the early 1970’s, so we’ll pick up with a “ticket only” for 1974, a program for 1975 and a ticket & program for 1976. Be sure to check out the Grad Nite '72 & '73 photos from a post on Stuff from the Park (link). And be sure to visit Disney on Parole for Grand Nite '78 (link).

Grad Nite ’74 from June 11, 1974. Wow, I didn’t know that in 1974 the Matterhorn splashed down right in front of the castle.






What? No “hot pants” for the Ladies!






*************Grad Nite 1975***********


What is with these weird half-tone types of images? They are all over the 1970's programs. Were they trying to save ink or make an artistic statement?






The photos in these programs are always a year behind but manage to look current.








Gloria Gaynor gets a nice real photo, I guess she “never can say good-bye”…






B.J. Thomas looks tired or drunk or both. Who are Skiles & Henderson?






Is your High School on the list? Mine sure is, El Camino in Woodland Hills.










*************Grad Nite 1976***********


Someone kept this June 4, 1976 Grad Nite ticket in their pocket! No price increase from 1974. This must be the only thing that did not suffer from inflation!






Oh man, I can’t wear my turtleneck sweater, darn!






Now that’s a cool and groovy cover. Don't Mickey & Minnie look great?







In a class by itself”, wow, that’s original.






Miracles (no Smokey?), Natalie Cole, nice! With the exception of Natalie, the rest of these musicians make for quite a Motley Crew!






Is your High School on this one?






The happy couple… Well, one of them looks happy.


7 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

No dangerous drugs allowed, huh? So "safe" drugs were okay?

I have a park entertainment guide from Xmas of '75 and the Hues Corp. and Gloria Gaynor were appearing there again (or still). I wonder if Disney paid that well.....or maybe she couldn't get any other gigs? This was before "I Will Survive".....was she very well known in 1975?

DIsney On Parole said...

Great retro look at Grad nite!
I thought the same thing about the half tones of the 70s...Odd
My High School finally shows up in 75'... Great scans!! Thanks for the great look back.

Yendorb said...

Skiles and Henderson were a comedy team, one of them did funny sound effects while the other told stories. They were a Disneyland staple back in the day. I believe they performed at the 25hour party for the 25th.

Major Pepperidge said...

It wouldn't be long until Mickey and Minnie turned into disco dancers!

Yellows said...

Thanks from another ECR alum!

Diane McCarty said...

I still have my ticket & my date's ticket from Grad Nite '76. I also have the payment record for our tickets & the button from that night. In 1981 I worked at Disneyland & woked every Grad Nite that year.

Diane McCarty said...

I still have my ticket & my date's ticket from Grad Nite '76. I also have the payment record for our tickets & the button from that night. In 1981 I worked at Disneyland & woked every Grad Nite that year.