Monday, September 17, 2018

More Janet Leigh at Storybook Land



A recently acquired addition to my collection expands my library of 1962 Janet Leigh and family images. Visiting the Park while then-husband Tony Curtis was filming “40 Pounds of Trouble,” today's post shows them on the Storybook Land attraction. First, daughters Jamie Leigh and Kelly Curtis seem to be enjoying the Big Bad Wolf. I wonder if this inspired Jamie Leigh's scream-queen career?

Boarding the attraction:



Look mom, there's Toad Hall!



A closeup:



A contemporary shot of Toad Hall, now in a different location:



Cruising along to Pinocchio's tableau:



A closeup of Gepetto's workshop:



And a contemporary view:



The last shot shows them enjoying Alice's Village:



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Friday, September 14, 2018

Fire Department Friday



Here’s a September 1958 shot of the Disneyland Fire Department, located in Town Square. You can see the same location from the reverse angle in this previously posted shot, also from the 1950s:



A contemporary shot of the Fire Department:



In other Park news, the Main Street U.S.A. group Hook and Ladder has been fired (very bad pun for a not so funny situation). The group's last performance is this month. They have been a wonderful musical addition to Town Square for years that were a tribute to the Firehouse Five Plus Two, the early Walt Disney Studios band made up of some of the Nine Old Men.



The Silver Dollar Six in Frontierland has also been let go; you might have seen them on the balcony of the Golden Horseshoe Saloon in Frontierland.



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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sax in the City



Just one image for today from June 1958, featuring the Keystone Kops quartet playing their saxophones for guests in Central Plaza. I don't know the names of all the performers, but Bernie Flamen is the one on the right. He played sax and clarinet at Disneyland 1955–1960 and in Desi Arnaz’s “I Love Lucy” band.


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