Friday, March 28, 2014

Souvenir Friday- Hollywood Bowl Program 1958

On a Friday night August 1st, 1958 at the Hollywood Bowl, the program was a visit to Disneyland. The program was quite the spectacle with Native dancers, Boy Scouts, Mousekeeters, Zorro and Antique Automobiles. The guest conductors were Buddy Baker, George Bruns and Paul Smith, all Disney composers. One section featured the Mousekeeters singing including Annette and Karen as well as Clarence "Ducky" Nash. Another section was a selection of the animated film Sleeping Beauty which would be released in a year. The costumes were borrowed from the Ice Capades and are most likely the same ones used for opening day at Disneyland three years earlier. I wish I could have attended as this seems like a very fun night with Walt doing some emceeing for the event.

An interesting article in the program is this one promoting Pacific Ocean Park and the rides at the newly opened theme park. I am wondering if the story about the chimpanzees drinking the perfume is true or just a publicity story.

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