Monday, September 12, 2011

Newsweek - July 7, 1958

Welcome to Magazine Monday - Newsweek July 7, 1958.

Well this is just barely a "Disneyland" article, but since there is a vintage Disneyland photo that's a good enough excuse to post some cool advertisements. Interesting "for profit" article - I wonder if Walt read stuff like this and what he thought of it?

Alaska was big news in July of 1958, wow that's a lot of land!

Great color palettes.

Future Disneyland sponsor showing off some cool systems, anti-skid brakes, maybe one daythey'll put those in automobiles?

Good thing I had the lasagna...

Blog reader Connie reports having used once of these little recorders, I have too, weren't they fun! A flexible belt that's a record you record yourself, needless to say these machines were expensive.

Who else is ready to drink whiskey while wearing a kilt and playing a bag-pipe? Major?


Connie Moreno said...

Oh my god...a dictaphone! LOL LOL LOL I actually worked with one once!

Major Pepperidge said...

So interesting about the post-war rush to build amusement parks! From 400 to over 700 in just 10 years. Amazing.

Interesting also about Alaska's addition as the 49th state. Hawaii was added the following year just so we'd have a nice round number! I'll bet 49-star flags are rare.

Love the ads too, as always.