Monday, January 19, 2009

Another Black & White series, 1950’s: Pt. 3

Today we board the C.K. Holliday and get dropped off at the Frontierland Depot. Sorry ’bout the blurriness, folks! The rest of this series takes place in Frontierland, so get ready for a taste of the Wild West, 1950’s–style. Shot #2 is a shoot-out, with none other than Black Bart hiding behind Jean LaFitte’s anchor, with Don DeFore’s Silver Banjo Barbecue as the backdrop.

Here’s a closeup of the anchor; unfortunately, it’s a little blurry. The last line is pure Disney: “But don’t believe everything you read.” Anybody know the background on this prop; is it the real thing or just a gag?

Here are some current shots showing the anchor in its present-day location; the new sign looks a little on the cheap as it is printed and not metallic:

See more vintage & current Frontierland photos at my regular website.


Katella Gate said...
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Katella Gate said...

My impression is that the anchor's either a movie prop, or of recent(1950's) manufacture. The pattern is still in use for certain applications.

Major Pepperidge said...

Is that even the same anchor? It doesn't look as weathered and oxidized in the more recent photo. The old display support certainly had some king-sized cracks in it!

walterworld said...

Color me dumb---

Been to Disneyland 1000 times but never really noticed this anchor I guess.

The recent shot appears to be the same anchor.

I will make sure to look for it when I'm back at the park in June.

Nice post Dave---