Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Years ago my pal "Mr. X" gave me a copy of a vintage publicity still of a young woman who happened to be at Disneyland. I thought it would be fun to share it with you today!
The young woman is Liselotte ("Lilo") Pulver, a Swiss actress who went on to have a long, successful career, mostly in Europe. She was featured in many German movies, especially in the 1950's and 1960's. Wikipedia says, "One of her most recognizable roles in American cinema is that of James Cagney's sexy secretary in Billy Wilder's One, Two, Three. For her role as a Russian woman in A Global Affair she was in 1963 nominated for the Golden Globe Award as best supporting actress". It also said that she was often cast as a tomboy, and was known for her "hearty and joyful laughter". Just like me! The laughter part, I mean.
She is still with us at the age of 87, living in in an exclusive part of Switzerland on Lake Geneva.
As I may have mentioned, I've been a fairly rabid collector of vintage Disneyland postcards for many years, so the cards that Lilo is looking at have a lot of interest for me. Hopefully for you too, since I went ahead and ID'd all of the cards and provided color scans for you to match up.
There are some nice ones here, I've always particularly loved that one of the Moonliner at night. The Tinkerbell card (from the Art Corner) also comes with a blue background.
The postcard with Walt's portrait is unusual; and that one of the Clock of the World might be the first photo I had ever seen of that now-familiar Disneyland landmark.
We've got two more nice Art Corner character cards, as well as the very rare card showing the interior of the Art Corner itself. This one can easily fetch over $100!
When I first composed this post, I could not identify postcard #15 (above); but I finally cropped way in, adjusted the angle in Photoshop, and was able to recognize the little barn that was part of the old Midget Autopia. Eureka! Postcard "D-12", for those who care.