Sunday, December 09, 2007

Day @ Disneyland, July 1962, the final chapter!

Yup, it’s a slow death for this one today. Apparently our little group wasn’t too fond of Adventureland, for this Jungle Cruise hippo photo is the only one from the bunch. The last one of the series is near Central Plaza; this guy is smoking on a big fat stogie...probably right before he loses all his cares at the INA Carefree Corner (sure wish there was one of those today!).

And for something totally out of left-field, here’s a random one from January 1959 of Liz Taylor with Eddie Fisher (Eddie who?!?!) near Central Plaza. Eddie had just crushed his career by dumping America’s Sweetheart Debbie Reynolds for Liz. Of course, Liz survived the scandal unscathed.

See more vintage and contemporary Disneyland photos at my main website.


Major Pepperidge said...

Great Main Street shot! Wonder who those tykes are with Liz and Eddie?

Daveland said...

Hey Major: The kids are Christopher Wilding (left) and Michael Wilding Jr. (right), ages 4 & 6 respectively.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

That Liz and Eddie photo reminded me of a great Tony Curtis movie "40 pounds of trouble" Super 1962 footage of Disneyland, and a neat movie if you hav'nt seen it.

Thanks for the 62 Series!

The Viewliner Limited said...

Very cool main street pic. Liz and Eddie are cool too! But I don't know about the Hippos. Thanks again for all the cool pictures Dave.