Monday, February 08, 2016

Small World Clock

A nice view from the early 1970s of the Small World line and clock. I like the costumes the cast members are wearing with the great nautical stripes like French sailors. The photographer also caught the clock in full motion. Quite a fun photograph.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Souvenir Friday- Tea Cup

A popular souvenir during the 1950s and 1960s were tea cups. Many a roadside attraction, historical location and other gift shops sold tea cups. The cups were avidly collected and displayed proudly in many homes. This tea cup is rather plain, but the saucer more than makes up for that. The saucer has great graphics of various transportation attractions in Disneyland. The vehicles featured are the Mark Twain, Casey Junior, Horse Drawn Surrey and a Horseless Carriage. I believe this was sold in the early 1960s, probably from both the China Closet and Emporium.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Characters In Disneyland

Disneyland is a place to ride fantastic attractions, visit other places in one place and also meet fantastic animated characters that have come to life. These three photographs from the 1970s show the fun of character interaction. First up is Mickey Mouse in front of Town Square Cafe meeting a couple of fans.

Next two of the dwarves meet a couple of fans. I believe this is Happy and Grumpy. I am trying to place the location of this image with the umbrellas and tables above.

The last image is Goofy hanging out in front of the Bank of America. All the images show the joy that kids receive being able to meet their favorite animated characters.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Sunkist Citrus House

The place on Main Street for a refreshing glass of orange juice and the best doughnuts. Also an example of the artistic ability of the sign shop, especially the nice grouping of citrus at the edges.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Fire Department Sign

A lovely close up of the signage over the Fire House on Main Street Disneyland. I wonder where station 1 through 4 are located. I believe this is a subtle homage to Ward Kimball's Firehouse 5 plus 2 group.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Seattle Worlds Fair at Night- Last Set of Images

The last two images from the Sawyer's Film Strip set. First up is an image from the Adult Entertainment area of the Fair. Several shows were featured in the area including A Night in Paradise and this show, Backstage USA. Backstage USA was a show that visitors could visit a show from the stagehands perspective. The show was an adult show featuring topless show girls.

The last image features a great image of the space age architecture including the space needle and the science pavilion arches.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Souvenir Friday- Flying Saucers Employee Patch

A very recent acquisition is a patch from the Flying Saucers. I believe this is a hat patch that was worn by cast members who operated the Flying Saucers. I am on the hunt for a good photograph of the costume worn by the employees to verify where this patch was worn. The graphic appears to be the drawing of the ride vehicle by Bob Gurr.