Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve at Disneyland - 1975, 1977 & 1978

Happy New Year's Eve everyone! We've got a nice trio of New Year's at Disneyland tickets for your review today (OK, technically there's four tickets). Be sure and check out my previous three years of New Years Eve's posts - can you believe this is the fourth New Year's day post on this blog - I can't!

2007 Post (link) - New Year's Eve at Disneyland 1987

2008 Post (link) - Gala New Year's Party at Disneyland 1966 & 1967

2009 Post (link) - New Year's Eve at Disneyland 1967 - LP by Pepsi

For this years post we're stuck smack-dab in the middle of the 70's. First up 1975 - a Mickey Mouse Watch and a cool fireworks silhouette.

I've actually posted this 1977 ticket before (link) but now I've got the gate flyer to go with it so I thought I'd post the ticket again.

The cover to the flyer nicely matches the ticket.

Minnie Riperton and MECO of "Star Wars Disco" - Sweet!

And last from 1978, this pair of tickets show it saves (2 bucks) to purchase tickets in advance! How crowded do you suppose the park is today and tonight? Suppose you go and let us know.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Knotts Pan for Gold - 1961

Let's take a little tour away from Disneyland today and pan for some gold with "Peter" at Knotts Berry Farm - July 8, 1961. Be sure and get your ticket at the Nugget Shack.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mystery "E" Ticket

These big "E" tickets are a mystery to me. Measuring in at 8" by 3 1/2", these "E" tickets are larger than any real "E" Ticket. The little "resort" word under the Disneyland Logo tell me its not very old.

This must be "Mickey" safety paper, its nice but I prefer the "Globe" safety paper or better yet "Castle & Stars" safety paper like you see on the side boarders of this blog.

C369722 must contain some special meaning since its on every ticket!

If anyone know what these were for, could you let me know?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Disneyland Calendar - 1983

It's almost time for the new year and time for a new wall calendar. This 1983 Disneyland wall calendar has some great photos, I REALLY miss the Disneyland shown in this calendar. My favorite is the Mark Twain photo, was that taken from the Swiss Family Treehouse? The New Fanstasyland rendering actually looks dated, yet the New Fanstasyland itself currently looks great, how did that happen?

Oh and in case you missed the 30th anniversary 1985 Disneyland Wall calendar post here's the (link).

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Bonus Sunday

Welcome to Bonus Sunday. Thank you so much for the nice Christmas wish comments, I hope everyone had a super Christmas day, I sure did.

First up is the Winter 1974 issue of Backstage Magazine

******** Backstage Magazine Winter 1974 - 69mb *********

Next up is the Winter 1976/77 issue.

******** Backstage Magazine - Winter 1977-78 - 72mb ********

Technical difficulties have prevented the Winter 1975 issue from being posted this morning, check in a little while.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to All! Family Circle Decemember 1957

Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope everybody is having a wonderful holiday. Please enjoy this rebroadcast from Christmas day 2009 .

Today we have a special Christmas Edition of Magazine Monday. From December 1957 it’s Family Circle Magazine. This issue features an amazing 12 page article “Especially for Children, a Christmas Story about St. Francis” as told by Mary Martin and Visualized by Walt Disney and staff.

The Little Lame Lamb, a story of Saint Frances of Assisi and the first Nativity Scene” is a wonderful Christmas season story, it’s worth taking the time to read it in its entirety. And as you’ll see, the artwork is top notch, wouldn’t it be amazing to own some of the originals?

Now presented in order, in high resolution and without further interruption, “The Little Lame Lamb”, enjoy.

Oh boy would I like to get this record! I bet the 12 page booklet has all the same artwork as this article just like Family Circle December 1958 and the “Christmas at Disneyland LP”. This must be a shorter story than Christmas at Disneyland as its all on one 45. If I had this record of course you’d be hearing here on the blog.

Before we get to some wonderful vintage holiday advertisements, Family Circle has a memo to its readers. Can you imagine it, they are raising the price of each issue to ten cents?

The ingredients of this fruit cake, minus the fruit, nuts and raisins, sound pretty good. No baking? Chill for two days? What kind of commie cake is this?

That Cookie House looks so yummy! Check out that cool Cookie Carnival Carrousel!

“Paging Mr. Kidney, Mr. Kevin Kidney Please…”

Working together to bring people together” and working to keep our monopoly on the telephone industry.

Fruit Nog, Yummy?

Soft and smooth as linen”. Gotta love that Polka dot box!

These last three advertisements aren’t holiday related but I couldn’t resist sharing. Three of these sauces look excellent, I’ll let you guess which one I’ll pass on.

Some things never change (thank goodness). You’ll find a box or two of Lipton's Chicken Noodle Soup in my cupboard, how about yours? That glass soup pan on the electric burner looks so cool!

Well… This is a family magazine and its 1957 so this must be acceptable to show on my blog. “She dreamed she was lost in a London Fog”, maybe she was dreaming because she was being held and molded by her “talented bra… in the prettiest possible lines”… Was Maidenform a Division of Cadillac in 1957?

Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Backstage Disneyland Winter 1976-77

More Backstage Disneyland Christmas madness, this time it's Winter 1976-77.

If there's anything of interest to you that I didn't post today, come back on Bonus Sunday for the entire issue - its a Backstage Bonus Sunday with three complete issues.

There's some great humor in this issue.