Friday, September 01, 2006

Mary Blair Murals, July 1968



Every now and then, I stumble upon a batch of slides that makes me think, “Wow! These are the types of shots I would have taken if I’d been taking pictures 40 years ago!” These two slides are from said batch. Although I do not really care for Mary Blair’s style, I definitely appreciate her talent and vision. I am astounded that these beautiful murals have been covered/removed. Anybody know the story of why, and what the chances are of them seeing the light of day again? The second shot gives a perspective of where these murals are; am I correct that this is where the Star Wars gift shop now resides?



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4 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

The second photo is one of the best Peoplemover images ever!

Adam Hazlett said...

The people are dressed as colorful as the park! Great Pics!

Bearride - Raymond said...

You asked what happened to the murals? The majority of the murals are covered up but in the process the were destroyed beyond repair.
:(

Tinker Bell said...

I have chunks of the destroyed part of the mural. Sad.