Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Swannee Lady Jungle Cruise Boat

Continuing yesterday's discussion of what a Jungle Cruise skipper wears, here is another image of another boat. The shirt the skipper is wearing is one I have in my collection, a three quarter cotton Hawaiian shirt with lots of flowers. Taking a look at yesterday's, the shirts are cut the same with the odd three quarter sleeve so they must have been issue items. I like his Mexican huarechees as well.

I also think the first costume company was located in Hollywood but was not Western Costume, but another supplier. Somewhere in my collection I have a dress used by the Janitorial staff or at Pablum baby Station with a tag for the costume company and it is not Western. I also have read that the lessee's had their own costuming made and used specifically for them and that the lessee employee's took the costumes home.

5 comments:

Tangaroa said...

Man - I wish I could have had that costume as an option when I worked Jungle! That kakhi stuff got old...

Major Pepperidge said...

Are these slides dated? It would be interesting (maybe?!) to see as many different skipper costumes as we could find, and of course if we knew the dates that would be even better.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see that the name Swanee LADY matched my memories when I piloted it in the early 70s. By that time khakis were the SOP. And footware was shoes. That dock had plenty of potential splinters in it!

perkypickle said...

chris- if you had your way, i'm sure the standard costume would be loincloths and jackboots with a Sheena-esque jungle woman at your side! you hippy!

Amazon Belle said...

I am coming to like perky more and more with each post! Yeah, Tangaroa you hippy! Hey, can anyone tell if the skipper of the Sewanee Lady is wearing a different costume? It looks as if it is an aqua blue striped serape with white pants.