Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Ron DeFore Collection

In the upcoming week, I will be posting photos from the Ron DeFore Collection. Ron is the son of actor Don DeFore, best known for his role of "Mr. B" on the 60's sitcom "Hazel." Don was also a friend of Walt Disney’s, and had a number of integral parts in the park’s early history as well. Here is a shot from opening day, showing Don with a huge smile wearing a white blazer, riding in one of the Autopia cars down Main Street. Plenty of horse dung from the streetcars on the left, too! Stay tuned for many more rare photos from Ron’s collection. See more vintage and current Disneyland photos at my website.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

Thorny! I never really watched "Hazel", but as a kid I did watch "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet".

Looks like Don is having a terrible time!