Friday, June 15, 2012

A few from 1957

I have a small group of Kodachrome slides that were undated, but the photographer helpfully took a picture of the cover of this 1957 souvenir guidebook. Nice tablecloth, by the way.

Gather 'round the flagpole and listen to the Disneyland Band. Vesey Walker is waving his arms around, controlling his zombie band with his powerful brain waves. You know it's true! Many people forget that in the 50's, the Disneyland Band smashed their instruments at the end of each performance, inspiring The Who to do the same thing years later. It was pretty thrilling!

Helllooooo? Is anybody home? The Red Wagon Inn looks deserted. This is spooky, where the heck is everyone? Unlike the previous picture, which was bright and sunny, this one looks overcast and cold. Maybe it was taken first thing in the morning before the June Gloom burned off. Yeah, that's probably it. I'm sure there are no ghosts around.

I will be out of town for the next three days, but I will try to check in and reply to your comments when I can get to a computer.


Alonzo P Hawk said...

Wow, great shot of City Hall behind the spiffy lloking band.

Is that Vesey Walker leading the band? Anybody know? Kinda looks like him.

Cool vintage pics, as usual.

Alonzo P Hawk said...

Duh, maybe I should read ALL your copy before commenting. Oops.

K. Martinez said...

I like the Red Wagon Inn image. Now that's the kind of crowds I can handle. There’s plenty of room to enjoy all those great attractions.

Snow White Archive said...

Not a "living" soul to be seen at the Red Wagon Inn. Yep, must be haunted.

...But It Wasn't Always That Way! said...

A haunted Red Wagon Inn makes me want to eat there all the more. Ought to scare off some of those picky Cobb Salad eaters.

Now give me that souvenir guide please.

SundayNight said...

I’ll bet that first picture was taken as an “establishing shot” for a slide show. The photographer probably got the idea from a book entitled “How to take good photographs”. Nice set today as usual.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for these, Major. Have a good time away.

Best regards.