Friday, November 09, 2012
Whatever Happened To The Xmas Star?
Back in the 1960's, Disneyland's Matterhorn was crowned with a giganormous star for Christmas. Measuring 24' wide, it was put in place by a crane. My earliest photos showing it are from December 1961.
One from January 1962:
And a nice December 1963 view...
accompanied by a closeup of the star itself:
Lit-up at night, I am sure it was a sight to see.
Even over in Frontierland, the star was difficult to miss:
While I'm at it, I can't help doing a few zooms, showing the gent on the bench shooting a movie and his lovely companion chomping on popcorn:
While at the other end of the shot, the Gonzalez Trio is entertaining guests:
The last photo I have of this bygone Christmas tradition is from December 1968.
Anyone out there know what spelled the demise for the Christmas Star?
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