Wednesday, June 08, 2011

World's Fair Wednesday- Walt Disney at the 1964 NY Fair

These images were originally published in the company house magazine Pepsi Cola World in June 1964 to celebrate the opening and their sponsorship of it's a small world at the New York Fair. During this promotion, Walt was accompanied by Miss Pepsi, as can be seen on the first image with Walt talking to the cute kid.

Next up is an image of the lounge area with all the Hostesses trying to serve Walt and Pepsi Cola executives. Check out the hats that read Pepsi on the Hostesses.

7 comments:

Connie Moreno said...

This is great!

Thufer said...

I agree, always wonderful to see Walt relaxed and enjoying the world. In that bottom picture, you can see his mind at work asking, always asking; how can I improve this?

thepicklebarrel said...

every time i see a cigarette in walt's hand i wanna snatch it away and smack him!

"bad, walt! bad, walt!"

pixiegirltink said...

Picklebarrel, I always wish I could climb in my time machine, find Walt and convince him to quit smoking! He could have lived to to the '80's, I'm sure.

This was a GREAT post. I especially love seeing Walt being so cute with that kid. It's clear he'd been a grandpa for several years.

William Senik said...

Amazing. I am the kid that Walt Disney is leaning over talking to. I have an original of the photograph at home. I was 4 years old.

William Senik wjsenik@optonline.net said...

I think the picture actually was in one of the NY newspapers at the time. Daily News? NY Herald? not sure... I'll have to check. I may even have a copy of the newspaper.

Michelle said...

Hello. My name is Michelle Choi and I currently work at PepsiCo. I found these photos on your blog and wanted to discuss purchasing the rights to the Pepsi photos. Could you please contact me ASAP at michelle.choi@pepsico.com?

Thank you.