Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dance Circle (with no dancing), September 1961

Hola, amigos! I'm back from my trip to the mountains, and had a swell time. Wowee, is it ever pretty up there. Anyway, I'd like to thank those of you who were nice enough to leave comments while I was away, especially on post #1100.

I just can't seem to keep up with the sheer number of photos of the Indian Dance Circle in Frontierland. It was a popular subject for shutterbugs of all types. Don't worry, you'll be seeing them soon enough. At least today's photos are a little bit different...

... our photographer was probably just trying to get a good shot of the teepees (tipis?), and a rather large crowd has already gathered to watch the show. That guy in the foreground is finishing off his popcorn with gusto, while that other fellow is wearing a hat made out of a living child. These were all the rage in the early 60's.

On the other side of the Circle, the performance is just about to start. Or maybe it's already started! There's Chiefy Weefy (A "Gilligan's Island" reference that nobody will get but me), gettin' ready to get his groove thing on. I wonder if anybody ever made a sound recording of one of these shows? If so, it sure would be fascinating to hear today.


mr wiggins said...

...that other fellow is wearing a hat made out of a living child. These were all the rage in the early 60's.

An exceptionally rare photo of Disneyland's early Kiddy Kaps, short-lived precursor to the more popular Keppy Kaps -- which were cheaper, lighter weight, shaded the cranium better, and didn't mind being stuffed in a handbag or suitcase.

Chiana said...

Love the 2nd pic, Maj! Nice scenic shot, lovely sun on our splendid hosts and the old Fort in the distance to boot. :)

The 1st pic has teepees, feathers and people interest, so I'm liking it too.

Chiana said...

ps, I also would love to see and hear at least one of the shows on sound film.

outsidetheberm said...

That dance circle sure was popular. Seems every set of slides includes a shot or two. Much like those Jungle Cruise hippos!

Nancy said...

did they ever invite children from the audience to join in the dance, like they probably would today?

it would have been really cool to see this at the Park