Monday, May 6, 2013

This is California - 1957

Welcome back to my blog, its been a little quiet lately, "all work and no play", bla, bla, bla.

Today we've neat old book from 1957, "This is California".  Karl Obert is the photographer and there are some fine (black and white only) photographs in this book. 

Where was this taken from?

Fairytale Castle... Are those the infamous "Midget Horses"?

Looks like a good size audience for the Flight Circle.

Some love for Knott's Berry Farm.

This must be the "Pike" with that freakish Hi Ride crane thing from hell.


So that's what MacArthur Park was intended to be like.

This spot has changed very little since 1957.

This last one here is for my friend Major.


Major Pepperidge said...

I remember there was a copy of this book at my local library, and somebody had cut the Disneyland pages out. Nice to finally be able to see them!

Dan said...

Thanks for posting, these are great shots, especially that "Rocket to the Moon" marquee.

Boy, what a book—it's Huell Howser before Huell Howser!

- Dan

Pegleg Pete said...

Great to have you back. And these are some interesting shots of Disneyland. I especially like that crisp picture of the Jungle Cruise dock.