Monday, July 14, 2014
It's time for another installment of GDB Classics! Today we're going to visit vintage Fantasyland.
How can you not love this neat 1958 view of the Land of Fantasy (first published in 2008) as seen from the steps of the old Skyway chalet? You'd have to be some kind of crazy person, or a Communist. Dumbo is in the foreground, doing that thing he (they?) do. Does. Whatever. I like the orange tree, loaded with fruit. Fact: Walt Disney did not want you to get scurvy! The Skyway looks especially busy and festive, like a line strung with colorful lanterns. Note the tower over on Holiday Hill (aka "Snow Mountain", aka "Death Mound"), where the Matterhorn would eventually sprout.
And now for another view from 1962 (published on GDB in 2007); once again, Fantasyland looks especially colorful and clean and lemony-fresh. I'm sort of surprised at that girl's poofy skirt, which I thought would be long out of fashion by '62. The variety of curves and lines and hues and values all add up to one lovely picture.