Friday, October 03, 2008
Disneyland in Focus: '59 & The Monorail, Pt. 2
On June 14, 1959, in an elaborate ceremony, The Richard Nixon family presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Monorail. First graphic is of the original attraction poster, followed up by a photo of the Nixons, including wife Pat and daughters Julie & Tricia.
This color view was taken on June 24, just 10 days after the official debut of the Monorail.
The other 2 shots for today are also from June 1959. Was the film stock more colorful fifty years ago or was the world just brighter? Sure does seem like there was more optimism back in 1959 and that people dressed accordingly.
See more vintage & current Monorail photos at my regular website. Meanwhile in media-land, “Sleeping Beauty,” the Platinum Edition, will be released on October 7th.
The section of extras on the Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Diorama is not to be missed. Pick it up on Blu-ray at Amazon.com as well as regular DVD at Amazon.com.