Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday WOW: "Shane" goes to Disneyland!

Best known as “Shane” (1953), Alan Ladd was a very popular actor in the 1940’s & 50’s. I am guestimating these shots to be from the same visit in August 1956 that saw Ladd attending the Grand Opening of the Disneyland Hotel. Here he is with his family aboard the C.K. Holliday. Wife Sue Carol was also his agent and the one who got him his breakthrough role in “This Gun For Hire.” Daughter Alana and son David (ex-hubby of Cheryl Ladd) smile in the background.

In shot #2, the family poses on a Surrey (wonder if they had to pay the 10¢?) parked in front of the castle. Sure wish I could reach out and grab one of those Disneyland Newspapers!

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Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Nice Alan Ladd post with super photos! Were those newspapers free?? If so, grab a handful for me Dave!

Major Pepperidge said...

Come back, Shane! Come back!

TokyoMagic! said...

That's one of the best views I've seen of the Fantasyland map in front of the castle!