Welcome to Magazine Monday. From Disneyland’s “Tencennial” year, today’s featured magazine is The Golden Magazine from June 1965. “For Boys and Girls”. Published by Golden Press Inc., was this the same publisher for the “Little Golden Books”?
The editors of this Disneyland article claim to visit the park every year. Not that I disbelieve them. But wouldn’t they have noticed the lead photo for their 1965 article is sort of old? In fact, I would date this photo as 1955 or 1956. How long did they keep those framed posters showing what’s in the land ahead? On a positive note, I do love the castle colors and never noticed that zigzag roof pattern on the right is still there (link)!
If I tell the folks at Disneyland that I’m the Editor for “Vintage Disneyland Tickets” do you think they will let me drive the fire engine? It’s a pretty basic article, with a few fun spots. Lots of great photos and be sure and check out the ultra cool artwork for each realm.
“A trip on an old-fashioned stage” in 1965? Now I know these “Editors” either didn’t go each year or they didn’t read this article!
A great playful “Pictorial Guide” I could look at this all day long. And don’t forget, “There are many Exhibits, Shops, places for Food and Refreshments, and Special Services not shown on this Map”.
The Golden Magazine has no advertisements, that’s only thing this magazine has in common with Mad Magazine. How about a Pop Quiz hotshot? More fun artwork, maybe a little late 1950’s, but way cool.
Here’s an odd looking Alice and scary Rabbit on the June 1965 Calendar. The King, Queen and Jack look pilfered direct from a set of Bicycle cards! I prefer a Vintage Disney Alice.
I bet some of you out there had fun with the 1965 Disneyland Ambassador paper doll from a few weeks ago (link) so here’s Beth at the Beach; she even has a purse and a hat!
How did you do? I got #3, 5 & 6 correct – I guess you do learn something new everyday.
Come back tomorrow for a special Magazine Tuesday as Halloween tribute. It's a weird article featuring your friendly Hatbox Ghost!