Thursday, April 25, 2019

Toad for a Thursday



I LOVE dark rides and get especially excited to see vintage shots of these attractions since they are so rare. While it’s not an interior view, I still like seeing the look of “oh s$%t” on the faces of these young guests as they exit the ride.

I wish this shot was a bit sharper, but that’s the way it goes. Still cool to see the Fantasyland patch and cast member badge on the attraction operator’s shirt.



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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Christmas in April



I know, I know…Easter is barely over and here I am posting Christmas photos. This first shot was taken on New Year’s Eve, 1961 (that’s December 31 for those of you not good with dates/numbers!). The Matterhorn Christmas Star looms over Snow White’s Wishing Well. This image calls for a few detailed views.



Check out those ornaments on the Christmas tree near the well!



And finally, had to get a closer look at Snow and the Dwarfs:



From January 1961, we see three lovely Dickens Carolers posing on New Orleans Street, outside Aunt Jemima’s Pancake House:



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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Temple Tuesday: Birthday Blowout



It’s a birthday photo blowout for La Temple today, on what would have been her 91st birthday. The first photo is from her 10th birthday in 1938. Don’t bother counting the candles; there are only 9, as one year was lopped off Shirley’s age at the time to make her seem more precocious.

80 years ago today in 1939, this photo was taken at her house on Rockingham Drive. What a cake!



Her 1940 birthday occurred during filming of her last movie for Fox, “Young People.”



Shirley even had to dish up her own cake!



For her sweet sixteen party during the filming of “I’ll Be Seeing You,” Monty Woolley gave Shirley a gag gift of the book “Life Begins at 40.”



Here is Shirley with her stand-in and good friend Mary Lou Isleib:



For her 18th birthday, former costars gathered on the set of “Honeymoon” to help Shirley celebrate, including Adolphe Menjou, James Dunn, and Franchot Tone.



Jack Oakie from 1940’s “Young People” was also on hand:



Even into adulthood, Shirley worked on her birthday, as can be seen in this shot taken during filming of “The Red Skelton Show” in 1963:



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