Thursday, May 03, 2012
Today I have the final four images from a lot of Universal Studios slides, circa 1985. If they feel like cold leftovers, it's because that's kind of what they are!
Here's a happy fellow, posing with Woody Woodpecker, Universal's biggest animated star (who remembers Andy Panda?). Woody was one of those characters I could never really love, because he was mostly an obnoxious troublemaker. Lucky for him, he had a memorable theme song and laugh that kids liked to imitate!
The venerable Wild West stunt show was a staple at Universal for years (although I'm not sure if they still do anything like it today). It consisted of controlled mayhem... punching, shooting, sinking in quicksand, falling from balconies, stuff like that. Fun for the whole family! See that building kind of in the center, with the two open windows?
Well, in this picture one of the windows is spattered with gore. Sweeeeet!
And finally, here's a blurry shot of Universal's suburban street, known today as "Wisteria Lane" (formerly called "Colonial Street"). The home at the end with the pointed cupola is the former Munster mansion!
I promise I have better Universal Studios pictures to share with you in the future!