Thursday, September 03, 2009
Tell-No-Tales Thursdays: Fun-loving Pirates, Feisty Maidens, & Wally Boag
This group of Pirates are enjoying some wine from casks while their mateys are chased by some of the local maidens. Photo #2 is a detail shot from the same scene.
This little lassie appears to be looking for love. Running for his life, this poor pirate is doomed to be chased in a circle for eternity. This particular scene was changed during what has been called the “PC” renovation.
Today, instead of being chased by a love-struck lassie, our Pirate is now being threatened with a rolling pin. Interesting to note: there is a label with notes attached to the banister. Looks like someone forgot to remove it before the grand reopening a few years ago.
This tape was still showing up in December 2006, but was finally removed shortly thereafter.
This picture is a vintage publicity shot from the original ride, showing a pirate chasing after his “bride.”
Do not get in this maiden’s way; she has a broom and she’s not afraid to use it.
See more Pirates of the Caribbean (both recent and vintage) photos at my website.
BOOKS OF NOTE DEPT.: With the assistance of co-author Gene Sands, Wally Boag has finally released the story of his life, lavishly illustrated with tons of beautiful and rare black & white and color photos.
Lovingly written in his own words, it is amazing to read the tale of this extremely talented man’s career. Not only was he a staple of “The Golden Horseshoe,” Wally Boag was also a cherished favorite of Walt Disney himself. But there is more to this man than his extremely long career in Anaheim & Orlando; he has toured the world, performed for the Royal Family, and been a devoted family man as well.
Interesting tidbit for me: never knew Wally was also in the MGM musical, “It’s Always Fair Weather.” I've seen the mod-number, “Thanks A Lot, But No Thanks” many a time, but never noticed that he was (of course) one of the nimble male dancers supporting Dolores Gray.
But back to this fantastic book....BUY IT NOW! I could not put it down.
Available for purchase at wallyboag.com.
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