Thursday, November 10, 2016
Hooray, let's take a look at more 1958 photos of Disneyland from the personal collection of "Nanook", aka Steve Stuart!
Once again, Steve has generously provided commentary: "This shot was taken aboard a Main Street Surrey, as we head toward the Sleeping Beauty Castle. Off to the left, we can see the awning and partial sign from the Puffin Bake Shop, wedged between the Sunny View Farms Jellies & Jams and the Penny Arcade. And adorning lampposts on both sides of Main Street are placards touting the new Grand Canyon Diorama, which would have opened on March 31, 1958, just a couple of months before this image was shot".
Check out that June Gloom! At first I thought perhaps it had rained earlier, but the water might be left over from Main Street's early morning wash.
"Here at the Jungle Cruise, evidently waiting to board the Orinoco Adventuress is my mom (doing her best to look like Dorothy Malone), De De and me. I can see from my bulging front teeth that my first set of braces wouldn't be too far out in the future. (Yes - my teeth are lovely, now - thanks for asking)".
Steve's mom does look pretty glamorous. I had to look up Dorothy Malone, but I definitely see a resemblance!
THANK YOU, Steve!