Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Christmas in February


For those wanting to recapture the Christmas spirit, here are a few images from Januar 1966 (most likely taken in December 1965). The poinsettias look lovely in Central Plaza. WIth the installation of the Partners statue, some of the traffic for photo-takers has been deflected from the castle. Compare the change of scenery with this 1995 shot.



Back to 1966; another shot from the same locale without our dude in the gray topcoat.



Here are three random Town Square/Disneyland Marching Band shots from the same set. Looks like it must have been a slightly chilly day for Anaheim.







And George - for that "then and now" comparison for my Adventureland shot from Friday, that will have to wait until my next trip to the park; I don’t currently have a comparable shot. See more vintage and current Town Square photos on my regular website.



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7 comments:

Richard Harrison said...

Dave - the color clarity is rather extraordinary for film 40+ years old. Can you tell us a little bit more about this collection?

Major Pepperidge said...

These do seem exceptionally vibrant. And yet... Main Street doesn't look garish the way it does today!

Davelandweb said...

Richard - that's kind of a broad question...but I'll see what I can do. These slides were Kodachrome processed by Kodak, not Technicolor. As for background info...most of my slides are from ebay, so unfortunately I rarely get any background info on the people who take them.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

I can't wait for the comparison shots!

Dave--when it gets cold in Anaheim, we're talking low 70's, right?

Richard Harrison said...

Thanks, Dave; the fact they're Kodachrome settles the matter. That's what I first thought (as the slides hold up better over the long run) but these must've been kept in good condition. Regardless, they're beautiful and could pass for film taken last week. Well, provided everyone starts wearing fedoras and boring suits with skinny ties again.

Thanks so much.

All the best,
Richard

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Great 65' pics Dave, I thought that first one WAS taken last week when I first saw it! I've got my skinny black tie (it was my dads) I'm ready for 1965! Thanks!

SundayNight said...

Got to be honest. I’m not a big fan of the Partners statue. What I really would have liked was a statue of Walt sitting on a park bench eating some popcorn watching the Disneyland guests go by.