Friday, August 28, 2015

Souvenir Friday- Marc Davis Lecture at Walt Disney Imagineering

Marc Davis is one of Disney's Nine Old Men as well as one of my favorite Imagineers. In 1992, Imagineering had Marc as a guest lecturer. In order to promote the event, WDI created this great poster featuring a sketch of Pirates. This poster has been signed by Marc to Leon Janzen. I miss Leon's friendship and the long discussions we would have about Disneyland at the local swap meets.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mark Twain Landing Sign in Frontierland

A nice view of the dock on the Rivers of America in Frontierland. This is prior to the addition of the Columbia, so the landing is known as the Mark Twain Landing. I like the moose horns on the side of the landing adding to the rustic feel of the landing. Even at this time, the landscaping is pretty barren around the landing.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Plantation House Sign Frontierland

This contact print shows the lovely Southern Gothic sign for the Plantation House in Frontierland. The wheel motif is a nice touch on the top and the oval Chicken Dinners sign is great. The best part is to look in the background and see a number of Jungle Cruise launches docked at Fowler's Harbor. There was a recent Facebook post showing the same situation and discussion that there was only one dock at the time and the launches were being worked on. I think the ride of moving the launches to Fowler's Harbor would be a fun one.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Frontierland Attractions Sign

Sitting at a small park besides the Rivers of America was this large sign with the various attractions found in Frontierland. I like the peek of Tom Sawyer's Island buildings in the background.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Unknown Amusement Park Car Ride- Mercedes Benz Cars

Two vintage black and white snapshots of an unknown amusement park car ride. The cars look like 1950s era Mercedes Benz roadsters and the park is set in a lovely forest location. The track is interesting, looking like a plank road with a single bus power source. The young drivers look very happy to be on the ride.

Late Souvenir Friday- INA Insurance Advertising Poster

A delayed souvenir Friday post...this is a nice poster published by INA to promote their various insurance programs. Since INA was a proud sponsor of Disneyland, the advertising ties the joy of Disneyland to the joy of being insured. I believe there are two other posters featuring Disneyland and INA insurance.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Guest Photographs Part 2- Bandits and Steam Train

Two more photographs from Matt of Vintage Disney Alice In Wonderland Blog. First up is a shoot out in front of the Golden Horseshoe Review. Quite a crowd of guests watching the action.

The second image is from Edaville, I believe. I like the pose and the water tower in the background. Let me know if you have a specific location for this image.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Guest Photographs Part 1- Frontierland and Monstro

Two nice photographs from Matt of the Vintage Disney Alice In Wonderland Blog. We saw each other at the Disneyana Fan Club show and he handed these lovely images to me. Thanks Matt! First up is a view of the Kodak Picture Spot on the shore of the Rivers of America in Fontierland. The sign has my favorite silhouette of the photographer on top.

The next image is of the same young girl posing in front of my favorite whale- Monstro! I like the shadow cast by the ticket booth. Both of these images are circa 1963.