Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Whittle's Want You!

This undated photo from Knott's Berry Farm features none other than Whittles himself!





Accoring to the vintage handwriting on the back this is indeed Whittles.


5 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

Wow, this obviously pre-dates the large "rubber head" costume of Whittles. I never knew there was actually a person that played Whittles!

theelfqueen said...

NEAT!
I've never been to Knotts but I always find the pictures really interesting.

Major Pepperidge said...

Neato, I was going to say the same thing as TokyoMagic!

Connie Moreno said...

COOL!

The Knott's Berry Farm Museum said...

Yes, there was a Knott's Ghost Town street performer during the 1960s named "Whittles", long before that silly rubber headed character appeared in the mid-70s with the same name, which, as a matter of fact, was based on the original human "Whittles", portrayed perfectly by Walt Applebury. He had been working at Knott's since the 50s, riding his mule all over Main Street as a character referred to as "The Old Timer".