Monday, November 22, 2010

Things From the Gate- Crane in Disneyland

So this is not really from the Main Gate, but it is a fantastic brochure. In 1955, Crane was a sponsor in Tomorrowland and their exhibit was the Bathroom of Tomorrow. The entrance had a fun interactive fountain as shown on the front cover.

The interior shows a couple of different bathrooms of tomorrow.

This little piece is part of the brochure and lists the Crane products used.

The back cover features some of the dioramas and displays once you had seen the bathroom of tomorrow.

Be sure to click on the images for larger scans.


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

YES! I've always wanted this one, and your large scans are the next best thing to having it!

THANKS!! Those bathrooms are awesome!

Connie Moreno said...

That is quite lovely!

Anonymous said...

I've never seen anything this nice on all the HGTV shows. I also don't understand why a pastel colored sink/tub/toilet is out of date? People actually tear these out in favor of some fiberglass monstrosity :(

Katella Gate said...

@ Debbie V: You have no idea. I used to work in construction in Palm Springs, and saw many of these BEAUTIFUL, upscale midcentury baths demolished by thoughtless owners/decorators, replaced by faux Victorian Tuscano/Bombay Company shit. Pure Shit.

I used to beg to have the tiles saved, or at least the no-longer produced high-profile "character" tiles that were typically interspersed in the field tiles.

They would never let me take them, but were perfectly happy to pulverize them.

The solution was no longer to ask, just steal or bribe the workers.

Anonymous said...

In 2005, right before I moved to Indiana, I drove to La Mirada to the house I grew up in 1955-71. I asked the homeowner if I could have my friend take my picture in front of the house and she invited me to come inside! I hadn't been there since my parents sold it (1475 sq ft - $35,000 in 1973). When I went into one of the bathrooms with the fixtures still soft pink and smooth as glass, she said "Oh we're having these replaced". My heart just sank.