Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Walt Disney Studio, November 1949

This November 1949 photo shows actors Farley Granger and Phyllis Kirk (who were costarring in the movie “Our Very Own” at the time of this shot) getting a tour of the Disney Studio. From the publicity blurb on the back:

Farley and Phyllis get directions for their tour of the Disney lot from Clarice Bjurman who is a messenger girl on the lot. The Animation Building and theatre are on Dopey Drive. Mickey Avenue in the background leads to the baseball diamond (background). Further on down is the commissary and beyond the commissary is the parking lot.

The famous sign is still at The Studio today, although the athletic field is long gone, replaced by the massive Team Disney building, aka “The Seven Dwarfs Building.”

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Connie Moreno said...

Great post! Though I've been lucky enough to have been on the Disney Studio lot at least 3 times, each time I was told no cameras allowed so I especially love the shots you took of the street signs!!

Major Pepperidge said...

Such a shame that these massive buildings are there, although I get that they were necessary - at least they used to be. The last time I was in the Frank Wells building, it mostly row upon row of dark cubicles and empty offices. Sad.

Katella Gate said...

What a beautiful sign. I wonder if the images are done as enamel work?

Although there were a lot of poor architectural choices made during the Eisner Era (Dolphin/Swan Hotel, Anaheim TDA building) the 7 dwarfs portico is a great spoof of Greek architecture.

Daveland said...

Connie - Lately, it seems the only restricted camera areas are the ones where animation are actually being done. How long has it been since you went there?