Sunday, January 18, 2009

Another Black & White series, 1950’s: Pt. 2

Who knew that unsavory characters actually worked at Disneyland?!? Here we have one cast member with a cigarette dangling from his lips; and then, front and center, we have another one with a tattoo! I sure hope that's a Disney character on his arm! I do love the joy in this boy’s face as he is about to zip off in his sporty Autopia vehicle. Next up are two back to back shots of the group of kids from this series with their fathers, hanging out at the castle checking out the moat. I especially like the first shot with Miss Protective Mother on the left; she obviously realizes that these men and their sons are shady and should keep her daughter away from them at all costs.

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Viewliner Ltd. said...

Fantastic pics Dave.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Super Autopia shot, love the kids smile, and the "under the hood" view of one of the cars! Hey, that group guys looks kinda rowdy, I wonder what their story was? Cool post, thanks!

Major Pepperidge said...

Disneyland must have hired "carnies" for the Autopia!

Can you imagine how squirrely that large group of boys must have been??

TokyoMagic! said...

That first pic kind of has me turned around. The center support of the Skyway is in the background, so does that make this the Junior Autopia? The Fantasyland Autopia? I know it's not the Midget Autopia, but I get the other two Fantasyland versions mixed up.

Great pics as always....and as for the two employees, maybe they were "on loan" from The Pike in Long Beach!