Thursday, July 16, 2015
For many weeks, I have been sharing some weirdly dark and murky photos. They weren't a total loss, but I was looking forward to the day when they were done. WELL... they're done! Not that I won't have other murky pix.
Anyway, today's photos are, surprisingly, from that same dreary lot, only they turned out OK. Check out this one, featuring the a marching band (but not the Disneyland Band) strutting around Town Square. What was the occasion? It appears as though a lucky kid has been plucked from the crowd to march alongside the drum major; could that be his mom, looking on (to our right) in the red sweater? The short gentleman in all white resembles Vesey Walker, but I can't tell. I thought Vesey had retired by 1965, but it turns out that he was at Disneyland until 1970.
I had my doubts about this photo being taken around the Holiday's of 1964/65, but you can see bells in the tree to the extreme right, and on the street light to the left.
Ah, the beautiful baton twirler! What could be more American? She looks like she walked out of an MGM musical. Notice the little kid, I really do think he's waving to the woman in the red sweater. Also, notice the Global Van Lines building, I miss its distinctive shape.
And here's a closeup, just for fun.