Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Knott's Berry Farm, August 1963

Oh boy, more Knott's Berry Farm! Unless you don't like Knott's, in which case you are frowning right now. Frowning is cool.

The Indian chief is a real chick magnet. It must be the bonnet, ladies love bonnets! That's why I am introducing my own line of genu-ine feather bonnets. Look for the name "GorillaCo" (made in the USA) on the label, accept no imitations.

Another train robbery ends in typical hilarious fashion - with a dead guy! I want his boots. The conductor and undertaker don't seem even remotely concerned... this is just business as usual. 

Look, ma, a performing minky! This one will caper and dance and doff his little chapeau in exchange for cold hard cash (or cigarettes). You can just see part of a sign that asks people not to tease the minky; I guess some people really are that dumb. We love you, Mr. Minky! 


Nanook said...

Chick magnet, indeed. Although the Chief's pants are dangerously close to the fatal "flood controls" stage - if you know what I mean.

As for me, if I had my choice between being entertained by a dancing 'minky' or a piano-playing chicken - I'll take the chicken any day.

Debbie V. said...

I'm with Nanook - no minkies for me. I think it's those little fingers .
Wait wait...you're looking for chicks, Major? Trust me - it's not the feathers :)

Alonzo P Hawk said...

Underperforming chickens wind up on a plate with mashed potato and cherry rhubarb.

I'll take a minky dressed in his sunday finest and waitin for a break to enjoy a free Pall Mall whilst he counts his coins.

Now that's my idea of entertainment!

K. Martinez said...

Does anyone know why the population of Ghost Town is 93?

We used to have a minky up here in Monterey Fisherman's Wharf for years. He was always great to see, but he's gone now.

MRaymond said...

That jarred some brain cells! I had forgotten about the monk. He scarred the crap out of me in the 60s.

Major Pepperidge said...

Nanook, what do you have against minkies?

Debbie V., if it's not the feathers, maybe it is the Hai Karate cologne.

Alonzo, you are probably right, although the performing chickens were rewarded with a handful of corn, which would make them plump and delicious! Those chickens had to walk a fine line.

K. Martinez, I hope somebody chimes in with an answer to your population question. And maybe your Monterey minky was displaced by the aquarium.

MRaymond, there IS something weird about a little animal that looks so much like a little person!

Anonymous said...

The conductor is not concerned because he is distracted by a cell phone call. Yup, they had ‘em even in the old west!

Anonymous said...

in the "minky" picture, does that kid in the white shirt, on the left,have a mustache?

TokyoMagic! said...

Hey...that little girl on the far left of the first pic....if you look at her just the right way, it seems like her head is pointing in the opposite direction of the rest of her body. Creepy! It took me a while to figure out exactly which side of her head we are looking at. Uh, maybe it's just me. :-)

Major Pepperidge said...

Anon, he is all ready to tweet this murder to his friends!

TokyoMagic!, no it's not just you, I noticed the same thing when I scanned the slide!!

Lillian K. said...

I always enjoy vintage Knott's views and/or performing monkeys in people clothes. Well played, Major. Thanks as always!