Monday, September 18, 2017

Janet Leigh rides the Mine Train, Pt. 2



Janet Leigh and family have safely boarded their Mine Train through Nature's Wonderland at Disneyland, circa 1962. Most likely current hubby Tony Curtis was off shooting "40 Pounds of Trouble" nearby.



I wonder what imminent danger Janet was pointing at to daughters Kelly and Jamie Lee?



Back to smiles in this shot:



But Jamie Lee is attempting to cover her ears from something.



With the help of some modern-day technology, we can see 8 consecutive frames from the strip of negatives in sequential motion:



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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Janet Leigh rides the Mine Train, Pt. 1



These vintage images from 1962 show actress Janet Leigh taking her children, Kelly and Jamie Lee, for a visit to Disneyland. Their father (and Janet's hubby), Tony, was filming a sequence from "40 Pounds of Trouble" at the Park.



Here's a cute one of future actress Jamie Lee getting a pat on the head from mom:



Not a huge surprise that Janet was accompanied by a VIP Tour Guide:





Looks like trouble with the kids as Janet creates a few frown lines:



Daughter Kelly: "I don't want to wait in line!"



Looks like the crisis has passed.



Sassy!





Come back as we join the Curtis family aboard the Mine Train!

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Carry Me Back to Virginia: Richmond, Pt. 1



I'm back! Yes, it's been awhile, but I have been traveling so that I can actually have something fresh to write about. As a tot, I was quite the history buff; my first trip to Virginia back in 1971 was heaven for me. 46 years later, I still find Virginia to be a beautiful place. My trip begins in Richmond, and today's brief post showcases a little gem of a building, known as the Confederate Memorial Chapel.



I am hoping that readers can enjoy the beauty of this quaint little structure and move past the name of it. It was erected in 1887 as a tribute to the more than 260,000 lives that were lost (Confederate alone) in the bloody civil war. Veterans at the nearby Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home worshipped here, as they were also the group that funded the construction of the chapel.

The inside of the chapel is well-maintained and definitely a peaceful place to worship.



Marlon J. Gimmick, Sr. designed the Gothic Revival chapel and Joseph F. Winfield was the builder. It was used regularly as a place of worship for veterans until the last resident veteran died in 1941.



Of course there was an abundance of stained glass:









And other interesting details for those that take the time to notice:





Next up: The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, which is located adjacent to this chapel.

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