Friday, September 14, 2012
It's time for another installment of Kodak Instamatic pictures!
Here's an unusual shot taken in front of the Hills Bros. Coffee House; a mysterious gentleman in a blue sport coat shares a table with a Mouseketeer; holding a microphone is none other than Disney Legend Ginny Tyler! Ginny's voice was heard by zillions of kids as the "Disneyland Storyteller"... I can still hear her as Captain Hook, saying "I'm a codfish!".
According the the Disney Legends site, When the original "Mickey Mouse Club" was re-edited and repackaged for syndication in 1962, Tyler was appointed Head Mouseketeer, live from Disneyland. A Mickey Mouse Club Headquarters was constructed inside the Main Street Opera House, where Ginny hosted a live 15-minute daily segment of the program.
I sure wish I knew what these three were discussing! Who is the boy? Is that a souvenir map that he is partially holding? Could that man be the producer of the live segments?
Ginny Tyler passed away on July 13th of this year, but she will always be my Disneyland Storyteller!
Somebody forgot to tell the Disneyland Band to follow Mickey Mouse; he's out there all by himself. How embarrassing! Either that or the Band has implemented its advanced cloaking technology. Whatever the case, those two ladies are just plain tickled to see such a big star up close.
And who doesn't love seeing the E.P. Ripley (or any of the Disneyland locomotives) passing by? Man, they keep that thing shiny, you've got to hand it to them.