Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday Grab Bag

This is a great, busy view of Sleeping Beauty's Castle, as seen in 1955. Some of you may recognize the kids posing out front (with mom nearby so they don't wander off) from past photos, such as this one. There's lots of activity...and no other children in sight!

Eleven years later, Vesey Walker is still doing his thing, conducting the Disneyland Band in their spiffy white uniforms. The Opera House is in the background, showing "Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln" (still relatively new in 1966). Surprisingly, Vesey Walker did not retire until 1970, 15 years after his initial two-week engagement!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is one of the neatest shots I've seen of the Disneyland Band. The light is so soft and the colors rich. A very nostalgic feeling. But of course, that’s what Walt wanted on Main Street.