Tuesday, January 29, 2008

March 1956: Frontierland & Suzanne Pleshette

This photo was also taken last Friday; it was pretty eerie looking at the time and reminded me of Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” So in retrospect, I’ll let it be a nice tribute to Suzanne Pleshette, one of my favorite husky-voiced comediennes who starred in that classic film, along with a number of Disney live-action movies. Back to 1956...we are now in Frontierland and for a little background music to today’s post, let’s listen to a few tunes from the Strawhatters at the Dixieland Bandstand on the Rivers of America. I believe this bandstand was removed when the construction of New Orleans Square took place.

Next up are 2 shots of the Golden Horseshoe, including this way cool sign featuring Slue Foot Sue. Anybody know the significance of 1871 and why it was picked as the date for the GH?

That’s it for today; after yesterday’s glut, I thought I’d downsize a little. See more vintage Frontierland photos on my regular website.

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Major Pepperidge said...

I once saw the top of the Matterhorn covered in crows....talk about destroying the "forced perspective"! Those things are almost as bad as pigeons.

That photo of the Slue-Foot Sue sign is AWESOME!

Major Pepperidge said...

Forgot to ask....there seems to be some construction in the background of the Strawhatters picture, can you tell what's going on?

The Viewliner Limited said...

Great set of pictures, Dave. Thank you.

Daveland said...

Tom Sawyer's Island is under construction; on the right, the frame structure is probably Fort Wilderness.

Unknown said...


I love seeing shots of signs and buildings.

The DHS shotsare great!

Anonymous said...

That Slue Foot Sue sign would look SO GREAT hanging above my cube at work!

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that the wonderful Suzanne Pleshette also starred in 40 POUNDS OF TROUBLE, a non-Disney movie, a comedy with Tony Curtis, that had a substantial, lengthy sequence shot at Disneyland.