Monday, January 2, 2012

This Week Magazine - April 15, 1956

Welcome to Magazine Monday (and welcome back to some new posts!).  This weeks magazine is "This Week Magazine" from April 15, 1956.  Janet Leigh graces the cover a few years before she goes Psycho!

The Disneyland article is short and just one little photo but its full of interesting information on the less than a year old park.  Bennett Cerf took a few minutes away from "Whats my Line" to write this for us.  A model of a giant chair-lift that will take you from one end of the park to the other! And what vintage Disneyland article is worth posting unless it contains a reference to Sardinian Donkey's Monkey's!

Those are some of the coolest clothes ever!

I'm hungry....

Plastic Wall Tile; I wonder how it looks 55 years later?


Major Pepperidge said...

It's kind of interesting to see how, by the 1950's, people thought that Walt Disney had always been wildly successful, when in fact his studio struggled to stay alive for over a decade, and was deeply in debt.

Was there ever really a "chair lift" concept, or did Bennett Cerf not get the idea of Skyway buckets?I was all set to read about Sardinian monkeys, but it turns out they are really donkeys!

Katella Gate said...

This is the first I've ever heard a story about donkeys... and really,isn't purchasing them 15 before need a little premature? I mean, how long do donkeys live?

JG said...

Plastic wall tile will not look good 55 years later. Here to say this.

Thanks VDT for a year's worth of entertainment. Happy new year.


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