Friday, June 25, 2010

Two From Knott's, 1958

Who is in the mood for Knott's Berry Farm?

Today's photos had turned a violent shade of pink, but I tamed them both by leaving them in solitary confinement for three months and feeding them gruel. I wonder if this elegant lady and gentleman were a couple in real life? We've seen them before (in another 1958 photo) here. Presumably they would stroll about, stopping to chat with visitors, at least the ones who weren't too weirded-out by them. The Indian Chief thinks his feathered hat looks better than hers.

Here's a nice exterior showing the Pitchur Gallery. You and a friend could have your pitchur taken for a mere 75 cents (groups 35 cents per person), or you could rent a camera for a quarter.


Connie Moreno said...

Dang it, because of you, now I've got a hankerin' for boysenberry pie!

Anonymous said...

Love old Knotts. Never thought then I would miss it as I do now.

Thank you Major.


Chris Jepsen said...

The Indian appears to be Louis "Chief White Eagle" Scott, who worked at Knott's from 1956 to 1980. Scott was at least part Cherokee and was born near Tombstone, Arizona in 1892. He was a WWI vet and worked in movies from the 1910s to the 1930s. It's said he also portrayed Tonto in episodes of The Lone Ranger radio show, filling in for John Todd who usually portrayed that character.

Major Pepperidge said...

Thank you for all of the great info about Chief White Eagle, Chris!

Kathy said...

Chris Jepsen can you tell me more about Louis Scott like was the half of him that was white come from ireland or scottland?