Monday, March 24, 2008
Sleeping Beauty Castle Model KABC Channel 7 Promotion
In order to promote the Disneyland Television show and also Disneyland the theme park, the model for Sleeping Beauty Castle and the first Herb Ryman drawing were taken on the road, so to speak. I believe this is an image from the Los Angeles County Fair in 1954 prior to the first Disneyland Television show broadcast. KABC channel 7 is the local ABC affiliate in Los Angeles. I wonder how many people saw the model during its stay at the fair? Or if I am totally off base and the model was only shown at a smaller event such as those that used to happen at the Pan Pacific auditorium? Anyone have a history of the Los Angeles Fair or even a 1954 guide to see if KABC 7 is listed as a participant?