I wish everyone a joyous new year and for a great and prosperous 2016. Please be safe and sane out there!
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The last image is a nice shot of the pirate ship sitting at anchor. I hope you have enjoyed this set of images from the set of Swiss Family Robinson.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
The second image shows the filming of the scene with lots of crew assisting in pulling the boat to shore. The image shows what looks like a fun shoot and not that heavy of work.
Monday, December 28, 2015
The second image shows Kevin Corcoran in the surf after the wreck of the ship. Kevin plays Francis, the youngest son of the Robinsons. I like the crew in the background.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Next up is the steamer Mark Twain for the months of March, April and May 1960.
June, July and August 1960 features a lovely mermaid sunning herself while a submarine passes in the background.
The last page features Main Street with the Omnibus and Horse Drawn Streetcar for the months of September, October and November 1960.
I want to wish every one a Happy Holiday (Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Boxing Day, Yule, Hanukkah, etc)and I hope you received lovely gift of items you want.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
The second image is a set photograph featuring Janet Munro as Bertie escaping the pirates.
For those who love interesting and obscure Disneyland history, look for the January 2016 issue of Magic Magazine. There are two nice articles about a magic show that was in the Fantasyland Theater during winter 1967. The show featured magic tricks performed by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Alice in Wonderland. It is a fantastic historical article with rare images.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
The second image shows John Mills as Father and Dorothy McGuire as mother walking up the ladder to the barebones frame of the Treehouse. The animals in the scene all had to be imported as there were no indigenous wildlife on Tobago.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The second image features the actors on a break drinking Coca Cola. The famous Japanese silent film star Sessue Hayakawa as Kuala the Pirate chief and in the background is James MacArthur as Fritz. I do not recognize the actress. I love the behind the scene look at this landmark film. Of course, the film is the source for the best treehouse attraction.
Monday, December 21, 2015
The second image shows Tom Sawyer's Island and Castle Rock. There is a nice crowd waiting for the next raft to the mainland from the island.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Here are a couple of pages from two different Disneyland merchandise catalogs showing the Art Corner Animation kit.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Monday, December 07, 2015
The second image shows the great wide walkways and part of one of the many fountains found on the fairgrounds. I like the several prams used to transport guests throughout the fair.
Friday, December 04, 2015
Thursday, December 03, 2015
The second image shows the sweeping walkways that surrounded the Trylon and Perisphere. In the background can be seen the statue of George Washington. This looks like a nice spot to sit down and take a rest.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
The second image is of a very cute girl holding her great sunglasses and holding a shopping bag, maybe holding an Art Corner cel.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
The second image appears to be from the Chicken Plantation restaurant in Frontierland. The note on the reverse is very cute: Andrew at Disneyland & wouldn't he try hard to get his head stuck in the fence.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The second image shows the dad and another son hanging out on Main Street in front of the Insurance of North America storefront. The photo shows a nice close up of how the light pole signs were installed for the 1958 opening of the Grand Canyon tunnel on the Disneyland Santa Fe Railroad. The trash can in the background is also great.