Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cleo Moore at Disneyland - June 28, 1956

Who can forget blonde bombshell Cleo Moore? Here she is at Disneyland in June of 1956 with a bunch of coaches that are do doing there every best not to look at... the camera. For some reason a '56 Coupe de Ville just came to mind.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tommy Walker's Reply - 1960

Here'a an interesting group of paper items from Disneyland's early days. This first item is undated and possibly unrelated to the other items but lets pretend they all belong together.  Tommy Walker himself may have signed the original that was used to make the stamp of his signature that's seen on this letter.  The letter head appears to have been beheaded. 

This sheet is pure gold to vintage ticket people like myself.  The Mine Train is the only attraction to move up a ticket.

There's got to be someone out there that would find these two pages as pure gold, who could he be?

Monday, April 1, 2013

Teen Magazine - April 1972 - Guide to Walt Disney World

Welcome to Magazine Monday.  Its been a while since we've had a Walt Disney World related magazine and this 16 page Walt Disney World article will help make up for lost time.  From April 1972, this issue of Teen Magazine has an extensive look at Walt Disney World through the eyes of a teenager. 

I'm not even sure who this pretty young lady is, but boy can see write a diary! This article is long and ends with a fascinating detailed look at the employees (cast members?) of a very young Walt Disney World.  The 16 page article is presented below in order, complete with WDW tie-in advertisements.

Kurt Russell looks too cool for words..

Wow, what a setup indeed!

Kurt gets around...



Kurt just loves the ladies...

I miss the early 1970's.

Awesome artwork for your pets.

Some pretty faces...

Great information on the early WDW employees.

The article ends with this page about a contest to win a trip to where else but Walt Disney World! Only three days? I guess there was only one park back then so you only needed three days.

Now for some classic advertisements.  I used to love that powdered breakfast.

Weird early 70's art that always gave me the creeps (and it still does...).

I'm thinking she looked nicer before the Yardley...

OK, I'm not sure whats going on here, but the smile on the dudes face seems self explanatory...

I still have my Toot-A-Loop radio (in white) and it still works great.

More early 70's creepy artwork, what were they thinking?