Friday, June 20, 2014
Continuing with a nice bunch from March of 1958… I really love this great shot of a little girl (the slide is helpfully labeled "Susie"); the way her head just pops up above the rim of the teacup, her cute smile, and her babushka (!). And how about that color, zowie! Kodachrome at its best. It must have been an off day, all the other teacups are empty. Either that, or the ride wasn't operational, but somebody let her pose for a photo - is that even possible? The Mad Tea Party isn't much fun if you are by yourself.
There's Susie again, at the entrance to the Disneyland Hotel. She is proudly displaying her Donald Duck comic book… I wonder if it was a complimentary copy provided by the hotel?
Here's a better look at the cover, from the March-April 1958 issue.