Monday, May 25, 2015
I posted images of the Tomorrowland Ticket Booth, but just noticed this shot. The image is a close up of the sign on top of the booth. What is great is that the little weather vane like sculpture is captured as well as some of the great Tomorrowland lights. Also note the atomic symbols on the sign.
Friday, May 22, 2015
One of two variations of packaging for this great and fun toy from the 1950s. The Adventureland Picture Gun features some entertaining images from the jungle and is filled with various wild animal images. This toy was sold not only at Disneyland but also was available at five and dime stores throughout the United States. The other variation is a green box that is more of a closed box. I believe the yellow one is the first version. A fun toy in a fun package.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
For Amazon Belle, the Jungle Cruise Ticket Booth. Cost for the ride in May of 1959 was 50 cents or one D Coupon (the highest coupon in the ticket booth at the time.) The theming fits the Adventureland setting with pole construction featuring aged wood and whitewashed window frames. An interesting note is that the ticket seller is female, even though they could not operate a Jungle Cruise boat. Since Amazon Belle was so excited (just like a kid the night before a Disneyland visit), I have posted both images. And to answer a question from Major Pepperidge, I believe the images were photographed by a member of the sign shop to document their work.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The open side of the Fantasyland Central Ticket Booth with the employee waiting for guests to purchase tickets for all the rides in Fantasyland. I still love the blue and white striped booth and the lovely yellow signs. Check out the background of Monstro and the Pirate Ship.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
A nice view of the lovely striped ticket booth that served as the Fantasyland Central Ticket Booth. Note that guided tours are prominently displayed. I also like the Please Use Other Window for Tickets sign. Looks like a busy day at the park.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Interrupting my posts on Disneyland to showcase another cultural icon of the 1960s, the Batmobile from the television show. The car was created by George Barris and was a featured "character" in the show starring Adam West and Burt Ward. During the run of the Batman TV show, the car toured the United States appearing at various events and car shows. I recently found two snapshots of the Batmobile driving the streets of Denver. Unfortunately they are a little blurry, being shot by a person riding in a car, but they are still really cool. The first shot shows the car accelerating through an intersection.
The second shows the car driving on the street with another car behind them. I believe both of them have some sort of celebrity as a passenger.