Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mr. Lincoln goes to New York

In an attempt to introduce the East Coast to Disneyland, Walt Disney put together a number of showstoppers for the 1964/65 New York World's Fair, including "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln." In this publicity photo, Walt and Victor Greene (WED Project Art Director) take a look at a miniature version of the set for this dramatic tribute to this country's 16th President.

Here you see what the show building exterior looked like, snapped in October 1965, the very same month the NY World's Fair closed down.

A vintage publicity shot of the Lincoln animatronic:

And how dear Abe looks today:

Happy 49th Birthday today to actor, musician, Disneyland fan, and eternal heartthrob John Stamos.

How many Disneyland fans can say that they own this sign?

I think I'll have some greek yogurt in his honor.

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1 comment:

K. Martinez said...

Impressive landscaping around the Illinois Pavilion.