Monday, January 16, 2012

Before They Were President, Pt. 1: Nixon at the Disneyland Hotel

Running for Governor of California, Richard Nixon and can be seen here at the Disneyland Hotel on April 27, 1962 at the Orange County Nixon Committee Dinner. Note the "Boxing elephant" (Dumbo) image to the left and the KEZY radio / Disneyland Hotel sign to the right of the photo. KEZY AM 1190 went on the air in 1959 with studios at the Disneyland Hotel. It was first known as K-EZY, or K-easy, due to its easy listening music format. People could see the small studio as they entered the front of the Disneyland Hotel on West Street. In the late 60s, KEZY moved to a larger complex located (coincidentally) at 1190 E. Ball Road in Anaheim, near the intersection of Ball & East Street.

Nixon ran for Governor of California in 1962 after losing to John F. Kennedy in the 1960 Presidential election; Nixon lost this election as well.

See more vintage & current Disneyland Hotel photos on my Disneyland Hotel web page.


stu29573 said...

Is there a Droid version? I'd love to try it!

Daveland said...

Hi Stu - Direct from the developer of the app:

"Not yet. There is an iPad version with Leader boards that is currently in review with Apple and should be out soon. We are working to get all the features we can in, and then will move on to other trivia ( WDW ) and other platforms. Or if we get bombarded with a lot of requests for Android we will work on it sooner!"

Connie Moreno said...

Oh how exciting!!! I'll have to put that app on my wish list!