Friday, January 21, 2011

Souvenir Friday- Snow White Art Corner Postcard and Ken-L-Land

A very nice souvenir postcard available from the Art Corner is this oversize one featuring Snow White, Seven Dwarves, and all the animal friends in front of a castle.

Included with the lot of material with the Snow White postcard was this clipping dated 43 years ago from a local Orange County newspaper. The clipping reports on the opening of Ken-L-Land the day before.

Make sure you click on the image to enlarge it and read the fun article and image.

8 comments:

210Frwy said...

Ken-L-Land was such a great idea. Keeps pets safe and promotes dog food. The picture is really cute.

jedblau said...

Super cool card. Although, Happy has been coloring his eyebrows to look more youthful.

Paul F. Anderson said...

What a great article. And the picture (although obviously staged) is brilliant. The concept is really an extension of Walt's philosophy of a place for the "whole family." After all, aren't are dogs and cats members of the family? (Ours are!). Thanks for posting this! Paul

Major Pepperidge said...

The Ken-L-Land article is great. Food and water? No extra charge! Those were the days.

I have a variation of that postcard without the white border. I double checked to make sure it hadn't been trimmed by somebody, too!

A Snow White Sanctum said...

Happy is definitely coloring his eyebrows because they're white in the film. Makes him look 20 years younger. :)

Katella Gate said...

@Snow White: you have *sharp* eyes. I think it makes him look like Ward Kimball LOL.

Connie Moreno said...

Even though we were locals, I always wanted to take my dog there. My dad thought I was nuts.

Progressland said...

Disney A-Z says the Kennel opened on January 18, 1958. As that's the only thing that's ever happened on my birthday, I prefer that as the opening date. :) (And goes to show that it can be difficult to pin down dates in Disneyland lore. I would trust the Walt Disney Archives to have good information, but on the other hand I have no idea where they got the January 18 date. The newspaper article is at least contemporary...but could easily be in error. Or the handwritten date could be mistaken, but I think that's less likely.)