Tuesday, June 23, 2009

1974 Was Groovy

1974 was an interesting year, not quite the 1960's but not yet the Disco era. The year was filled with music from many areas, and fashion had not gone to the outrageous designs of the Disco era. 1974 at Disneyland meant the opening of America Sings and Herbie the Love Bug promotions. Unfortunately no images from either event in this group of slides. The first image is of a little girl and her grandmother at the forecourt of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

This image is one of those photographs that should have been used as a how not to frame an image. Granddad has grown a Restroom sign on his head.

Here the little girl poses with Mickey. Compare this view to earlier shots of the characters and you can see that as more people went to Disneyland, the characters became more popular.

Finally a shot of the Main Gate ticket booth. Just check out the prices for admission. Oh and the fashion on the young lady. Also notice that child leashes are not a new invention.

8 comments:

Katella Gate said...

Grandma and Grandpa take the kids to Disneyland. The glasses in the last pic are a blast.

Major Pepperidge said...

That little girl cracks me up (for some reason) in that third photo! The shades and her crossed arms make her look like a tiny grownup.

Hrundi V. Bakshi said...

Hello lovely lady in Picture 4! Wait there while I find my Time Machine. . . .

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Don't set off in that time machine without me! I'm getting some old money so I can get inline to buy tickets and stand right next to the sunglass lady in pic 4!!! That purse has got to be from Tijuana!! The little brat, I mean little girl, looks like she needs a leash.

Anonymous said...

"Granddad has grown a Restroom sign on his head."

Ho-ho. Don't tell me I'm the only one who remembers the souvenir Restroom sign hats from the '70s?

And, yeah, the little kid looks like she has an attitude problem. Mom is pretty groovy, though.

Angie said...

hey, they are wearing this stuff again (4th photo).

Remember when folks dressed up to go to these parks?

Anonymous said...

Hey

I thought I was the only one on a leash at Disneyland!

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