Tuesday, December 15, 2009

3 From September 1968

Today's photos all have one feature in common. Well, OK, two features in common. They're all in Disneyland, and they all show this blond lady with the loud plaid blouse. She seems to be sporting a rather advanced "baby bump", which explains the yellow plaid.


In almost every other photo of her, she's sitting down. She's gotta save that energy! Lucky for her, Disneyland has benches aplenty, and even an appropriately rustic structure to provide shade. I'm pretty sure that the Mine Train load area would be behind us.


I suppose she can't go on the Matterhorn, can she? She looks so tiny and lonesome here as people pass her by. But we know that the photographer was her biggest fan!

11 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

In the first photograph I really like the fantastic matching yellow knee socks and tennis shoes!

Andrew said...

Great pictures! That first picture of the pirate ship really makes me want to go inside and explore. By the way, what exactly was inside the pirate ship? I never had the chance to see it. Was food sold from inside the pirate ship? I just referenced back to Vintage Disneyland Tickets' post from Feb 16, 2008. and saw the pirate ship removal. That mean old bulldozer made me sad.

Katella Gate said...

The color and crispness of these photos is really first class. So often color shots of the period are slightly disappointing.

And that baby-to-be is now 40 years old.

Katella Gate said...

Andrew, you might be slightly disappointed. Inside was a lunch counter that sold tunafish sandwiches:

http://davelandweb.com/chickenofthesea/popup.htm?images/60s/COTS_1_19_1968_C.jpg

(Photo courtesy Daveland)

Andrew said...

Katella,

Thanks for the link. Wow, that is one heck of a galley. Those pirates had it good! Complete with lunch ladies, too!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

I can't help it... Everytime I see a great picture of the Tuna boat. I can't help but wonder, what were they thinking when they demolished it.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately you are assuming thought WAS used in its destruction. What a sorry loss this was.

CoxPilot said...

They tried to move the ship at first. As work progressed, (and because it wasn't a ship at all, but a cement, steel and rebar foundation building) each section that was attempted to be removed crumbled into pieces. After a few weeks the tough decision had to be made. Most of the extras were kept (the bow maid, the aft logo shield, the masts and rigging, and a few details from the interior. It was in anticipation of a re-build in the future. That never happened because of bean counting and lack of sponsorship. A real loss. Especially when you think of the re-branding of the POTC ride.

Nancy said...

thanks, Katella Gate, for that link to the interior of the tuna boat. it did remind me of the school cafeteria!

this is the first time i can remember seeing the area you say was across from the mine train station. wish it was still there

our lady in yellow plaid seems so forlorn in all of the pictures...probably not so happy coz she wasnt able to ride very much (i know that I would be)

the lady walking behind in the stripes in picture #2 looks to be wearing culottes...my gosh, i have not thought about those in YEARS! i remember my first ones. pink and plaid!

thanks for the memory of that today, Major ;)

Vaughn said...

I remember the polished wood and the uncluttered nature of the interior of the ship, and the stairs leading to the main deck. I also remember that, although the interior was most likely level, there seemed to be the illusion of a ships tilt to the deck. Does anybody else recall that?

Major Pepperidge said...

I am ashamed to admit that I don't think I ever went inside the pirate ship!!!