Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Howsabout some vintage Disneyland parade pictures (assuming that 1987 counts as "vintage")? I know there are parade fans out there!
This is the "Totally Minnie" parade, a salute to Minnie Mouse, with a wacky "music video production" theme as well. Mickey's personality had been sanitized to the point of blandness (how I loved the early, mischievous Mickey!), and poor Minnie fared even worse; she was just "Mickey's gal", ever smiling and waving. So, it was nice that the powers that be decided to turn the spotlight a bit more in her direction.
Here's Mickey… he's sort of lost in the murk, but it looks like he is dressed like a big shot Hollywood producer.
Pluto used to be an actor, but his career path has taken him behind the scenes. Now he is an iron-fisted producer of exploitation films. He has a mansion and a yacht.
One of the Tweedles does something tweedly while following a float...
And there she is, Minnie herself! Did you know that her ears were pierced? It was done with a bb gun. All of her fans recognize that dress from that Duran Duran video - you know, the one where she rolled around on the grass? It was pretty daring for its day. But she has no regrets. You go, mouse!
At some point, six of the seven dwarfs had botox injections (Grumpy opted out, naturally). Sure, they look younger, but their faces have a strange, mask-like look too. Show business, what are ya gonna do.