Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Disneyland Band and Main Street USA


I'm posting a "threefer" today, since I will be away for the next few days. Like many of you I will be going out of town for Thanksgiving! For some reason, Main Street seemed like a good topic for a Thanksgiving post. The first photo shown above is a nice shot of Vesey Walker and the Disneyland Band playing in front of the east tunnel and news stand. The C.K. Holliday sits on the tracks overhead, ready to go.


Next is a photo of Main Street in the morning, looking mighty empty. Does anybody have an idea what the poster is, the one displayed on the sidewalk in front of the Main Street Cinema? I've seen one or two other images in which the poster advertised what what showing on the screens (such as Rudolph Valentino in "The Shiek")...


And lastly, I wanted to include this shot of a nicely dressed couple, obviously from the 50's, about to board the passenger train at Main Street Station. Nice fedora, buddy! This slide had turned magenta, but I liked the image so much that I decided to share it anyway (after a bit of adjustment).

4 comments:

DisneyDutchman said...

Main Street looks like so empty!! Can't quit make out the poster though. Another great round of pics!! Happy Thanksgiving Major and I hope your little vacation is a pleasent one. DD

Katella Gate said...

Wow! I remember when Main Street had curbs and asphalt and street signs! Now the streets are flush and plush and mall-friendly. Thanks Paul P.! Speaking of new stuff, when did the Berm Plaque ("Here you leave...") go in? Judging from the type font and trim style, I would think late 70's or early 80's?

Matterhorn1959 said...

Great posts, I especially like the Band one. I could have used that when I featured the Disneyland band. As for the poster even though I cannot read it, I would bet it is for a silent movie maybe Lillian Gish, Clara Bow (the It girl) or even Mary Pickford. And the train photo is amazing. The cars are still in existence as part of a private narrow guage railroad on a ranch outside of San Luis Obispo. I rode them at an event several years ago.

R2K said...

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