Monday, July 31, 2017

Two Random Pix

Here are two scans that have been loitering in a folder for a long time - I had to use them today, or they would be put in jail. 

First up is this fun photo dated "December 1967" featuring a happy family posing with Tomorrowland's Spaceman and Space Girl, with the Tomorrowland Terrace in the background. Which band was performing?? It's pretty clear that one of the qualifications required to portray a space person was that you had to be at least a foot taller than the average Earthling. Life in microgravity will do that to you! 

Sometimes the Space Girl's headgear was little more than a headband with a metal "atom" perched on top; but now she has a full helmet just like her male counterpart - probably because she has to do daring spacewalks (while wearing her silver miniskirt).

This next photo is from May, 1970... taken in front of Frontierland's Trading Post. A couple stands next to one of the Wooden Indians (the other being on Main Street). I wish we could see more merchandise through the windows; right now I can make out a doll and a hat.

The woman looks very groovy, right in keeping with 1970. Her husband is a bit more conservative, but give him a break, he has to work in an office. He'd never get a promotion if he had long hair and a paisley shirt.


Nanook said...


Talk about people watching... The older brother in the first image is the spittin' image of his dad. [Extra points for the matching shirts on the brothers-!]

And the lady in the second image - I can't figure out if her pants are up-staging her hairdo, or the other way round. Either way, though, she's got (something) going on. Although it could just be several fashion "don'ts"-!

Thanks, Major.

K. Martinez said...

How can that first pic be loitering in a folder for a long time? It's truly a gem Those kids are from our generation. Wonder what they're up to now.

About the lady in the second image. The cat's got my tongue.

Really like that first image. Thanks, Major

Scott Lane said...

That second picture - Is it me or does it look like she's wearing a dead skunk on her head? And those pants? "I saw the pattern on the queen in a deck of cards and I just HAD to have it!"

Anonymous said...

Are you sure that is her husband? In the second picture, he is not sporting a wedding ring.


Chuck said...

The Space People were unnaturally large due to radiation exposure from all of the atomic wars. They came from the distant future date of 1986, after all.

That appears to be a Madame Alexander doll in the front window of the Trading Post. And I believe that's Cruella de Vil posing next to the Indian.

Major Pepperidge said...

Nanook, listen, that lady is so fashionable it is literally scary! I can deal with the pants, but that weird hair. Could it be a wig?

K. Martinez, once in a while a scan just sits unused because I am saving it, or because I need to pair it with something but am not quite sure WHAT, or sometimes it’s “just one of those things”.

Scott Lane, I am quite sure that it is a LIVE skunk, thank you very much. No animals were harmed in the production of this blog.

Eric, no, that isn’t her husband, it is a wooden Indian!

Chuck, I can’t wait until we get to 1986. And YES, that lady looks like Cruella! Or her sister, anyway.

TokyoMagic! said...

I was watching "Match Game '75" on the Buzzr Channel the other day and there was a female contestant with two-toned black and blonde hair just like that. Was that a "thing" back in the seventies?

Nanook said...

@ TM!-

That "thing" you refer to started and stopped with those two ladies. Back then it was more-likely chic bohemian straight, punk, sex bomb, or disco - or so say the 'experts'. (Perhaps the two-toned look falls under the category of 'disco' - and it really was a 'thing'). But I think it was a well-kept secret.

JG said...

I love the space people, the perfect bridge from Tomorrowland 1955 to Tomorrowland 1967.

Not sure when these characters were discontinued, but my profile pic was taken in 1968.

My guess would be they lasted until the 1969 moon landings made the space suits look old-fashioned.

This space couple's kids are now wearing white armor in Star Wars Launch Bay.

That lady in Frontierland is very au courant.

Thank you, Major.


Anonymous said...

I'm bummed space mini skirts never took off. On the plus side, I'm glad Martin Short got to meet Space Girl in person.


TokyoMagic! said...

Nanook, I had no idea. But now that I think of it, wasn't there a novelty song by Rick Dees, called "Disco Skunk"? ;-)

Snow White Archive said...

Man those space people are tall! Did they make the suits too long and then have to find cast members tall enough to fit in them? :)