Monday, August 24, 2015

The Coolest Kid at Disneyland Circa 1967

This 1967 kid has cool down to a science. Just check out the paisley shirt, tiki necklace (could this be what inspired the Hawaiian Brady Bunch episode with Vincent Prince?), the ticket book in the pocket, and the scowl that every cool kid has to wear whenever being photographed with an adult.

Just for good measure I'll throw in the shot of the Monsanto House of the Future that was part of the same batch of images.

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TokyoMagic! said...

Dave, I love seeing images of the House of the Future during the very short time that it coexisted with the New Tomorrowland. In my opinion, they should have just left it there! Nice bonus in that last pic, with the red and black bobsled just beginning it's descent down the icy slopes of the Matterhorn!

Anonymous said...

The portrait pic has the unusual feature of a straight-on elevation of the HOF. The more common oblique views are more interesting.

I wish the HOF were still in place, it would be so wonderfully dated as a vision of future housing unfulfilled. Unlike almost every other aspect of life, house construction remains fixed in century-old technology mostly built by hand.

HOF is still relevant technologically as to what could be done today as it was in 1959, if people would just shut up and accept it. But customers still want Tudor and Spanish and Country, etc., so our homes are built the old-fashioned way because it's what the market wants.

So ultimately, it's the concept of the HOF that fails, not the technology of building it.

I admit, I would not care to live in the HOF either, but it's admirable, just the same.