Friday, January 20, 2017

MORE Tarita!



Just when I thought my collection had all of the Tarita shots possible, along come two new ones. For Daveland newbies, here are the three previously posted shots from 1961 showing the beautiful young Polynesian lass who was once married to Marlon Brando.





Of the five images that I have in my collection, this Adventureland photo is the only one where you actually see any guests nearby. Either security was really ramped up or poor Tarita was not generating much interest...or these shots were taken before the park opened. I'll let you draw your own conclusion.



From the publicity blurb that accompanied the two newly acquired photos:

TAHITIAN BEAUTY…Tarita, 19-year old feminine lead of "MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY," on her first trip away from her native Island paradise takes in the sights and participates in the fun of the world-famed Disneyland. The gorgeous Polynesian plays opposite Marlon Brando in the spectacular motion picture which is being filmed primarily in and around Tahiti. Aaron Rosenberg has produced the Areola production with Lewis Milestone directing.



Here she is standing in front of the Astro Jets attraction:



Vintage signage geeks will probably appreciate this close-up more than any views of Tarita!



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3 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, what a beauty. Stunning. Meanwhile, look at that one balloon; some strange man's face has been applied over Mickey's! So weird.

Major Pepperidge said...

Now that I'm thinking about it, you (or somebody) probably addressed the mystery face on the balloon previously. Time to lay off the drugs, Major.

Dave DeCaro said...

You are correct, Major!