Tuesday, December 01, 2015
I have two somewhat random images for you today, starting with this shot taken just inside the gates (notice the ticket booths on the other side of the chain link). Right in front of us is a nice sign (in classic "Disneyland style") for a "New T.V. series on NBC", Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. The popular Disney program had moved to NBC in 1961 to take advantage of the growing popularity of color televisions - since this slide is dated August 1963, I wonder if this is a case of a roll of film taking months to get developed? Either that or they just left the sign up for a long time.
The photographer inadvertently captured an actual murder taking place... that small child is being strangled by two other kids!
Next we see the lovely Flower Market. Think of the amazing aroma of all those silk and plastic flowers!
As requested by Monkey Cage Kurt, here is a closer look at the "World of Color" sign, from a different photo that I posted back in 2007. This one is from November 1964, so I guess they did leave the sign up for a long time.