Monday, April 22, 2013
Here are two personal Viewmaster pictures taken by a friend of mine in July, 1965. They both feature the mermaids in the sub lagoon! In this first image, "Cerise" appears to be strumming the heck out of her lyre (probably playing "Wild Thing" by The Troggs - it was a hit in '65); I can't quite tell what "Goldie" is doing. Zooming in didn't help because it is too fuzzy. A third mermaid wades in the shallows. To the extreme right is a woman in yellow... is that a cast member? I don't remember seeing Submarine worker's uniforms that looked anything like that.
So close, and yet so far! The merms are waving enthusiastically. Note the large speaker sticking out of the water... presumably Triton's daughters could actually talk to guests? Or maybe not. Either way, that speaker wasn't there very long.