Friday, February 10, 2017
Here are two LEFTUGGIES™ featuring images from the land of Tomorrow!
First up is this great shot of a Mark V Autopia car - you can tell the Mark V's because of their headlights and distinctive "eyebrows". They were introduced in 1959, and while this particular design was problematic due to excessive weight, they have a look that I find very appealing. I wonder if any Mark V bodies have survived?
That kid looks pretty pleased with himself! I like that the word "Disneyland" is on the hood. Notice the manhole cover in the lower right - presumably there were storm drains in case of heavy rains (rare, but they do occasionally happen in SoCal).
And here is the last of my slides from November, 1955; it's a nice pre-Skyway look at the Space Bar. Those colorful shapes on the "scaffolding" obviously spun in the wind - one can't help but be reminded of the much more elaborate whirligigs on the "Tower of the Four Winds" at the 1964 World's Fair (designed by Rolly Crump).