Saturday, September 30, 2006

Royal Beginning to Tour Guide Week

The caption for this Garden Grove newspaper photo from the early 1960s is: Royal Send-off for Disneyland Senior Hostess Donna Jackson...tour guides salute Grove girl before she leaves for Copenhagen, Denmark and "exchange" job at Tivoli Gardens Park. A wonderful image with the riding crop salute to this very cute blonde tour guide. The image captures the outfits and the badges worn by the guides, as well as the camaraderie shared by them.

As I have said before, in the 1960s there was a definite soriority feel to the guides. The guides were chosen and had to "audition" and test for the job to make sure they knew about the park and would be able to answer the questions. This was the premier job to hold at Disneyland and there was a definite esprit de corps within the group. The mom to this group was Cicely Rigdon who chose the guides and kept them on track and looking good.

This week I am planning to showcase the tour guide images I own. Most are black and white press type photos from the mid 1960s. I hope you all enjoy this week.

3 comments:

Disneyland Hippo said...

you were up early today Maybe Alexis or Kaley can use you outfits for Halloween!!!! love mom

Major Pepperidge said...

Neat photo! You can see Julie Reihm just to the left of Donna Jackson...of course Julie is famous for being "Miss Disneyland" in "The Disneyland 10th Anniversary Show.

Tours said...

Touring is needed