Friday, May 11, 2007

Tomorrowland, August 1962

These three ladies have had enough of the world of tomorrow. Rockets to the moon, honestly! The woman in the patterned dress looks so much like my grandma it's scary. And the lady in the middle looks like a mean school teacher. "Are you chewing gum, Major Pepperidge? Do you have enough to share with the whole class?". Behind them is (I believe) the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea walk-thru building. I wish I could make out that sign affixed to the light poles, but zooming in just makes a big blur.

(Note: I now know that the building behind the women is not the 20K building, it's the "Art of Animation building")

Anybody who has spent a summer day at Disneyland knows that it can get hot. REALLY hot. They could have built a transparent dome over all of Disneyland (like in "Logan's Run"!) for perfect climate control, but due to budgetary issues they used colorful cloth shades stretched across some of the walkways. You'll see them in vintage photos of Fantasyland as well.

Hmmm, the crystal on my palm is red and blinking...I'm sure it's nothing to worry about.


Matterhorn1959 said...

The sign attached to the pole is a Kodak picture spot. There is a yellow sign up on top fo the pole and then the sign at waist level is how to take photos and examples of what the photos should look like. The spots correspond to the brochure given out by Kodak.

Anonymous said...

Since we can see the Skyway sign in the background, the women in the first shot are leaving Tomorrowland - so the 20,000 Leagues building would be out of the picture, on the right. Just a tidbit for what it's worth.

Connie Moreno said...

These pics are a hoot! And so are those women!