Monday, October 26, 2009

The Golden Magazine - June 1965

Welcome to Magazine Monday. From Disneyland’s “Tencennial” year, today’s featured magazine is The Golden Magazine from June 1965. “For Boys and Girls”. Published by Golden Press Inc., was this the same publisher for the “Little Golden Books”?

The editors of this Disneyland article claim to visit the park every year. Not that I disbelieve them. But wouldn’t they have noticed the lead photo for their 1965 article is sort of old? In fact, I would date this photo as 1955 or 1956. How long did they keep those framed posters showing what’s in the land ahead? On a positive note, I do love the castle colors and never noticed that zigzag roof pattern on the right is still there (link)!

If I tell the folks at Disneyland that I’m the Editor for “Vintage Disneyland Tickets” do you think they will let me drive the fire engine? It’s a pretty basic article, with a few fun spots. Lots of great photos and be sure and check out the ultra cool artwork for each realm.

A trip on an old-fashioned stage” in 1965? Now I know these “Editors” either didn’t go each year or they didn’t read this article!

A great playful “Pictorial Guide” I could look at this all day long. And don’t forget, “There are many Exhibits, Shops, places for Food and Refreshments, and Special Services not shown on this Map”.

The Golden Magazine has no advertisements, that’s only thing this magazine has in common with Mad Magazine. How about a Pop Quiz hotshot? More fun artwork, maybe a little late 1950’s, but way cool.

Here’s an odd looking Alice and scary Rabbit on the June 1965 Calendar. The King, Queen and Jack look pilfered direct from a set of Bicycle cards! I prefer a Vintage Disney Alice.

I bet some of you out there had fun with the 1965 Disneyland Ambassador paper doll from a few weeks ago (link) so here’s Beth at the Beach; she even has a purse and a hat!

How did you do? I got #3, 5 & 6 correct – I guess you do learn something new everyday.

Come back tomorrow for a special Magazine Tuesday as Halloween tribute. It's a weird article featuring your friendly Hatbox Ghost!


Major Pepperidge said...

That second photo is definitely old, it's the one used on the covers of 1956 and '57 guidebooks. I think some of the illustrations might be from guidebooks as well. Those editors look like party animals! I'm not sure they are riding in the fire truck so much as sitting in it. They were tasered right after the photo was taken!

outsidetheberm said...

Yeah, you're right about that Fantasyland directional sign. They should have caught it. But then it doesn't look like they cared much about using old photos, did they?

outsidetheberm said...

One more thing. Did you happen to notice, Tim, that the Matterhorn appears to be finishing construction? The Skyway buckets are not on the cable, as well.

Sunday Night said...

The style of printing, art and even the ink colors made this a very nostalgic journey today. Thanks Vintage for the ride.

Walt Disney World said...

Very nice collection and hey....I think They will let you drive the Fire Truck