Thursday, January 22, 2009
Irving Bernstein Collection, Pt. 1
Recently I acquired a number of pictures that were listed as being part of the Irving Bernstein collection. Bernstein was a professor at UCLA; whether or not he actually shot the photographs himself is unknown to me. These photos are undated, but I am guessing that they are from the 1960’s; Bernstein was a professor in the political science department at UCLA from 1960—1987. I love these black and white closeup shots which give a very different feel from the typical medium/long shots that one sees of the park. First up from the Frontierland portion of this series is the wooden indian. I have also done my best to duplicate the angle with a contemporary shot.
Next up are three shots of what I believe to be the Gonzalez Trio, who often serenaded guests in Frontierland outside the Casa de Fritos:
As a follow-up to yesterday’s post: I brought up the “Mary Poppins” audio-animatronic/Disneyland connection and forgot to include the photo from the Carousel of Progress that has the birds that were actually used in “Mary Poppins.” Thanks to TokyoMagic for jarring my memory!
See more vintage Frontierland photos at my regular website.