Thursday, June 17, 2010

Golden Horseshoe Revue, July 17 1968 (Part 4)

It's time for some more vintage goodness from the Golden Horseshoe Revue! See part one, part two, and part three if you dare.

I'm not sure anyone enjoyed a job more than Fulton Burley! He's mighty entertained by Wally Boag, who is doing some sort of jig (with a mouth full of lima beans). I've got to get me some of those furry chaps for my next job interview.

Betty Taylor has returned to the stage (in a new dress), it looks like she might be talking to the crowd (instead of singing a solo). For some reason I am really craving an ice cold Pepsi.


The three stars of the Golden Horseshoe are together, and in spite of the hundreds of performances together (or thousands by this point?), they seem to be genuinely enjoying themselves.


Part five is coming, it's the last of the bunch.

12 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

Woweee! Five parts...how lucky are we? Thanks for sharing all of these with us, Major!

Major Pepperidge said...

Chris, what are you doing on the internets so late? Come to think of it, what am I doing on the internets so late?

Chiana_Chat said...

No no what am I - I'm where? Oh my. Internets...? Sounds... cyber and future like. Caught on the Internets... haulin' freight to St. Louis!

Um yes. Anyway, these are remarkable pics. The enthusiasm is infectus. I am... infected. Yeehaw! Furry chaps, durn good idea for makin' yourself stand out from the other applicants. Outside the door, but still. Just lookit Wally there. It says, "You're hired!"

Chuck said...

The 10,000th performance of the "Golden Horseshoe Revue" was broadcast as an episode of "The Wonderful World of Color" on 23 September 1962, so by 1968, they would have been approaching the 20,000th performance and probably close to their 10,000th together (Fulton Burley didn't join the show until 1962). Keeping it fresh and fun for that long says a lot about the chemistry of the performers with each other, their professionalism, the quality of audience interaction, and the working environment.

Still kicking myself we never saw the show live, although I did see its Diamond Horsehoe clone - and got pulled up onstage with my sister during the magic act.

Progressland said...

To follow up on Chuck's comment, the Fall 1965 Vacationland says it was rapidly approaching the 15,000 performance mark.

Connie Moreno said...

I'm with you, Chuck. I had the opportunity to see the show several times but did I? Noooooo, I ran off to go ride the Matterhorn while my family went to see the show. Stupid kid that I was...

These photos are gorgeous.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

These are such high quality, are these commercial slides? That must have been one heck of flash!

As a kid I don't think I even knew this place was there!

Thanks Major! Oh, not sure, but those furry chaps might clash with your gold lamay sport jacket?

p.s. don't you folks sleep???

Major Pepperidge said...

Can you imagine doing 15,000 of ANYTHING? Ha ha, nevermind, I know what all of you are thinking and you should be ashamed.

Tim, now that I am a bum it makes no difference what the clock says!

Major Pepperidge said...

Oh by the way Tim, I think these were taken by a talented amateur, but he might have been a pro.

TokyoMagic! said...

I work a little later in the day all but two days out of the week, so I can stay up late every night but those two. Last night was one of those nights and it was past my bedtime, but sometimes I am tempted to check your posts first.

I'll be checking back in an hour or two.....or three to see what you're posting for Friday!

Nancy said...

every picture we have seen looks like they are having a bunch of fun...how could you be otherwise working at a Disney park??

thanks as always for such nice photos :-)

Major Pepperidge said...

I'm sure these folks had their bad days like all of us, but maybe the sign of a real trouper is that they never let it show!