Friday, January 19, 2007

Radio City Music Hall, March 1962



HAPPY 200TH POST TO ME. In 1962, Walt “packed up” Disneyland and took it to the East Coast for a show at Radio City Music Hall. According to this press photo and description, it must have been some show. The recently released Disney Treasures/Vault Series has a clip from the show if you are interested in viewing it. The caption for this photo says: “Walt Disney characters Goofy and Pluto make like movers shortly before the departure 3/6 of four large moving vans for New York’s Radio City Music Hall where Disney will present his first stage production “Disneyland, U.S.A.” which will open April 5. Included in the cargo caravan now enroute are many well known Disneyland attractions, including the fire engine, horse-dran streetcard, costumes and properties for the New York production.” I have also included a sketch of the layout of the stage; I have no idea as to the creator or origin of this sketch. It came with a batch of Golden Horseshoe press photos. If anyone has any info, that would be great.





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3 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

This is a fun photo!

The footage that is on the DVD is great...I would bet a ton of money that Walt Disney is doing the voice for Mickey Mouse too. Sounds a bit hoarse, and somehow Walt's voice still comes through! He gave up doing Mickey's voice in 1946, but for special occasions I guess it was still up to the master himself.

perkypickle said...

hey dave....

that sketch looks very Bill Martin to me.

Yer a lucky dawg to have it!

Tangaroa said...

What the...? That's amazing! I've never heard of this! Jordan may be right - could be Martin...