Monday, October 19, 2009

Newsweek Magazine - December 31, 1962

Welcome to Magazine Monday. Today’s we’ve got a fun look at Walt Disney and his many simultaneous projects as he headed into 1963. From December 31, 1962 its Newsweek Magazine with a business feature story “The World of Walt Disney”.

This four page article does a good job of summarizing all the “things” Walt was involved in. An “Eastern Disneyland in Florida”? Nah, that’ll never happen. I like Walt’s quote regarding the upcoming opening of the Tiki Room “I’m not in any hurry to open the room”. Robots in the Haunted Mansion; “Ogres, elves and transparent ghosts”.

TokyoMagic, take special note of Walt’s plan for “all of the Disney Characters (to be AA) so everyone can see them. . . I have in mind a theater …” Reason enough to bring the Mickey Mouse Revue to Anaheim.

From the “Where are they now” department.

Anyone in the mood for some vintage advertisements? Fords were so cool in the 1960, here’s “Further Proof”.

I had a 1965 Lincoln, that thing was built like a vault! It’s hard to imagine when this model came out in 1961 it was considered a “smaller” luxury car.

In 1962 chemicals are your friend and who doesn’t love Polymers?

Need a light?

Wow, the 1963 Buick Riviera sure was striking. “Almost feline in its sure-footedness”.

Business machines talking “data” over a phone line, what will they think of next?

Cigarettes are nasty! And this lady seems to be getting a little friendly with these guys; you know what they say about musicians, its not just cigarettes they smoke!


Viewliner Ltd. said...

Great article. Fantastic advertisement. Always cool!

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow what a great article! It really seems insightful, rather than the usual puff piece recycling old information. Notice how they mention the possibility of a "circarama" type movie at the World's Fair, which never happened.

Thanks for this!