Thursday, February 12, 2015
If only I had more slides featuring wonderful New Orleans Square! I love it; it feels so intimate, and the details are impressive. It's a little world of its own.
Today's images date from 1976, and show two shop façades. This one is "Laffite's Silver Shop". My Summer 1976 gate guide (no longer sponsored by INA, apparently) says that Laffite's has a "Wide selection of silver gifts. For person wear and the home, engraving facility for personalizing". In case of a vampire attack, this is where I plan to hide! And while I'm there, maybe I'll buy a little case to hold my business cards ("Major Pepperidge - GorillaCo Incorporated"). Classy.
Next we have this shot of "Mlle. Antoinette's Perfumerie". "A complete line of select perfumes and the services of a perfumer to blend unique fragrances, to your choice". I wonder if they carry "Hai Karate" gift sets?
Look at the beautiful cast iron - it is a different pattern than the cast iron on the Haunted Mansion. I wonder how many different patterns were used throughout New Orleans Square? Even the lamps, arches, signs, and columns around the doorways are awesome. These slides are a bit washed-out, but one can be sure that there is not a trace of bright blue or purple, like you might find in some places today. A+ (and two smiley faces), Imagineers!