Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Mermaids & Monorail, June 1960


Wuzza, are those MERMAIDS? I would check the CO2 levels, except that I am sitting in front of my computer and not in a submarine. "All tales of ocean monsters should be classed as fiction, along with the myths of mermaids--a pure flight of fantasy, belonging to the realm of make believe."

This is a great photo, with the mermaid waving to the passing blue Monorail, while two other two others make themselves busy with mermaid stuff. Combing their hair, playing a lyre, that kind of thing.

I'd love to know more about the mermaids. Where did they go when they were done for the day? Did they swim into the caverns behind the waterfalls? They can't just walk away, obviously. How long did they typically have to bake in the sun? I wish we could hear from some of these "on stage" folks to learn about their experiences.

3 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

From what I have heard, the shifts were pretty short. The time in the water was about an hour or so. I do not know how they got in and out of the water though, which is an interesting question. I have met a guy who confessed to jumping into the water and trying to swim to the mermaids....

TiKiMOOSE said...

I heard the amount chlorine used in the lagoon to keep it clear was very harmful to their skin, eyes, and hair. Not to mention the suns cancer rays. Good luck finding any of them ALIVE today! ;)

Connie Moreno said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be a Disneyland Mermaid....as luck would have it, by the time I got old enough, the mermaids were no more :-(