Friday, December 28, 2007

500th Post Anniversary Series: Aug. ’55, Bob & “Me” Finale

Last one in the popular Bud & Betty series. All the ladies outside Mr. Toad have noticed our stylish heroine, Betty, and are staring at her. The lady with the large corsage knows she’s been outdone and can’t bear to look. Bud shows his sense of humor in shot 2 as he imitates Captain Hook. Betty’s caption on the back of the photo says, "Bud–no arm no hook?"

Not only is Betty a dish, but she can ride a horse, too. This final photo shows Betty crossing a Frontierland bridge with the stagecoach horses.

Thanks to all my readers, and especially the ones who take the time to comment, giving everyone more information and making it even more fun to see these classic images. See more vintage and current Disneyland photos on my regular website.

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Matterhorn1959 said...

That last photo is great. It does look like she has hopped on the horses and is ready to hijack the stagecoach!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Thanks so much for these Dave! Since I have fallin in love with Betty (sorry Bud!) Can you possibly scan some of her writing on the backs of these photo's. I bet her hand-writing is sweet :-)

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Maybe Bud is waiting for a hand-out.

Ok. That was terrible. Someone needs to remove my blogger access!

Davelandweb said...

Tim - you are correct..Betty's handwriting is just as sweet as you would imagine it! And belong in bad pun purgatory today.

Major Pepperidge said...

Great photos! The picture where Bud is such a cut-up, youy can see what looks like the ghost of the words "Pirate Ship" above the word "restaurant"...guess they hadn't had time to paint the sign completely?

Davelandweb said...

Major - I thought the same thing about the "ghosted" letters when I first saw it; however, the letters were painted red, and against a brown background in a bw photo, they basically do not have enough color contrast to show up well. I don't know if it's just me, but Bud reminds me of Wallace Shawn.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

WOW Dave, you are right on with the Wallace Shawn comparison, it’s his doppelganger! Go to:

The likeness Spooky...... Loved this series, thanks again Dave!

Biblioadonis aka George said...

"That's inconceivable!"

CoxPilot said...

This has been my favorite series so far. When I started reading your blog several months ago, I went back and read EVERY one of them in sequence, and this one tops them all. It's not the quality of the photos, but the sensitivity of the content, and the story between the lines. Great choices Dave. Somehow Bob and Betty remind me of Don and Betty Draper of "Mad Men". Hummmm!

To answer you question from the 25th about the badge: Yes! It's the very same. Those metal badges were issued with individual employee numbers (not names) between '55 & '62. You can get a repro at, and even that is rare because it was available only to cast members at the time of DL's 40th anniversary.

Keep up the fantastic time travel.