Monday, February 03, 2014
A Sheriff, The Medicine Man, and Blue Screens
This undated 1950's image of the Disneyland Indian Village provides a few interesting detailed views.
In the background, you can see a Sheriff as well as what appears to be either a workman, a Disneyland Railroad Engineer, or perhaps just a guest who liked to wear funky hats. Hard to tell.
Detailed view #2 shows the signage for the tent, which represented the residence of the Medicine Man. Too bad that durn fence post blocks part of the sign, as you can almost read the entire thing otherwise.
I went back into my archives and touched up this set from 1957 to bring out more of the details. It's a series of 6 chronological images of the Ceremonial Dance Circle:
Joey over at MouseInfo shared a few photos from the filming of the upcoming Brad Bird movie "Tomorrowland," starring George Clooney. Part of the movie takes place at the 1964/65 New York World's Fair, and Disneyland's small world attraction is being transformed to represent the Fair. Here are some shots that Joey sent over which show vintage trash cans, temporary canopies, and blue screens:
Here's how the exterior of the pavilion at the Fair actually looked like (you can see the canopies they are attempting to match):
To read more about this and see more of Joey's photos, read the article at MouseInfo.
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