Thursday, March 31, 2011

Disneyland in Slides - 1950's

Today's small batch of slides suffer from the "undated" syndrome but this great shot of Fantasyland makes up for it. Hey, where was this photo taken from, looks to be pretty high off the ground? Maybe it was taken from the Skyway Chalet, although it seems like it would be more over to the left.

This photo of the hub does reveal a clue that these are pretty old. You can see one of those sign's (in front of Tomorrowland) that shows a map of the land ahead, I don't know when they removed those, but it must have in the first couple years?

The Mickey planter is looking pretty bare and kinda dull.

Come back tomorrow for a visit to January 1967.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Disneyland in Slides - August1960 - Part 2

The second half of this August 1960 batch of slides is not a nice as the first half, but I scanned um and your here reading this so lets go ahead and take a look. A nice blurry and random shot of the Train Station. Does the red, white and blue bunting mean this might be on or near July 4th?

The guests look happy enough, but I bet its hot as heck!

More patriotic bunting on the Mark Twain.

Ladies in dresses and men wearing hats, 52 years and a few worlds ago...

Last up a somewhat washed out shot of the original Tomorrrowland. Girl on the left appears to be eating something (candy?) out of a box. Stroller alert!

Come back tomorrow for a few slides that are even a bit older than these.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Disneyland in Slides - August1960 - Part 1

I hope you like Vintage Disneyland slides, because that’s what’s you're getting for the rest of the week here on the blog. Today we’ve got part one of a nice set of Kodachrome’s from August 1960. Up first a nice castle shot, looks like a busy day.

This not so great shot of the Matterhorn does manage to capture a couple of daring mountain climbers.

Looking across the hub I see a vintage Tomorrowland, let’s go check it out.

Great Tomorrowland entertainment, it doesn't get any better than this.

For some weird reason I like these last two shots, especially the last one.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Disneyland Festival Japan - March 27 & 28, 1982

Twenty Nine years ago Disneyland celebrated its Festival Japan on March 27 & 28 1982. Given current events in Japan I hope this post can add a smile to an otherwise tragic situation. My thoughts and prayers are with all the fine people of Japan.

This appears to have been a super Festival, Disneyland went all out here, maybe they were in a Japan mood because Tokyo Disneyland was getting ready to open?

Possibly Tokyo Magic can translate this for us?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fabric Friday

Here's an unusual souvenir. This Disneyland "Fantasyland" fabric isn't dated but based on the Windmill attraction that was never built I'm guessing this is from 1955.

Yes you can see the vintage catalog I used to flatten the fabric on this scan, I'm too lazy to redo it...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Disneyland Discover America Game Ticket - 1983

As a salute to the 1984 U.S. Olympic Team Disneyland had its "Discover America Game" in 1983. Being an Instant Winner was a 20 to 1 odds proposition, with a prize of either an Olympic Pin (how exciting) or a Disneyland Passport (much better).

Lots of fun fine print courtesy of the mouse's lawyers. The Random Drawing has much better prizes.

Because I love my blog readers so much I was willing to rub off four squares and see if this ticket was a winner! But time has played a dirty trick on us, the coating over the squares has bonded to the paper, we'll never know if this was a winner!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Ticket

Once again it’s time to visit the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, be sure and visit my recent NYWF posts here (Special Ticket & Discount Book).

This ticket sure evokes the feeling of the fair, great fonts and symbols. The copyright sure has a lot of years listed! Void if detached. Detached from what?

The United States Steel Unisphere makes for great safety paper.

Even though I wasn’t able to visit the fair in person (yet) it’s obvious that Walt Disney was a huge part of the its success. This Progressland brochure is in amazing “like new” condition which just adds to the awesomeness of the artwork, wow – I want to step right into that illustration on the cover.

One of the major highlights of my 2008 Walt Disney World trip was seeing the Carousel of Progress (link).

All-Electric Living. I rented an apartment in the 80’s that had that symbol on the door “Total Electric Award” – Ceiling radiant heating, electric stoves and electric waters heaters cost a small fortune to run!

Here are a few pages from a great little booklet Ford gave out at the fair.

Is this great or what? Check out the Black 64 Lincoln, looks like it’s got 22 inch rims!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Knott's Butterfield Stage Line Tickets

Since we’ve seen a lot of the Knott’s Berry Farm train lately it seems only fair to show off the other transportation ride that’s still at the farm too.

These Butterfield Stage Line tickets are undated but most likely from the 1950’s. Neat stagecoach graphics, classic talk about the possibility of the driver getting killed and your ticket being free if you bring the stage to the next station, of course that’s if you didn’t shoot driver.

While it’s not my favorite Globe Ticket safety paper, the Dillingham Ticket Co. had some pretty nice safety paper too. I think its great that both of these ticket companies are still in business.

From Gorilla’s Don’t Blog, this 1967 view of the Butterfield Stagecoach sure does look inviting.

Monday, March 21, 2011

TV Radio Mirror Magazine - December 1954

Welcome to Magazine Monday. Today’s featured magazine from December 1954 is certainly one of the oldest Disneyland related articles posted here. In fact, this magazine is so old its focus is Radio and TV hence the name “TV Radio Mirror

The four page Disneyland article is mainly about the TV show, which of course was mainly about the new park. I want the model that Kirk Douglas is examining!

Here’s each page scanned separately, enjoy this vintage look at Disneyland, I did!

So that’s what Peggy Lee used to look like.

Steve Allen had all the scoops.

Wow, a guide for network Radio stations, this look alien to me.

Everything a man could want 1954 style.

“Father Knows Best” think it will make it?

Just finish this limerick and you could win a TV; Two children who lived in Cathy became uncontrollably gay; the cause of their glee was a show on TV, _________________ you fill in the last line, seriously.

Hair spray with no Lacquer? I’m not interested unless it contains lacquer or epoxy.

Only one comment here: “Hurt me baby, make me write bad checks”.

Neat art work.

The short haired lady look so familiar?