Monday, August 06, 2018

Martin Evolution on Monday

Are you humming “You must have been a been a beautiful baby?” How could you not with this adorable photo of a very young Steve Martin. Pre-banjo; pre-wild-and-crazy-guy; pre-Jerk...this is about as young as it gets. Here's how the photo looked before I did a little restoration work:

Photo #2 from the vaults of Martin shows an eight-year-old Steve. Already you can see the wit developing behind the smiling eyes.

This undated shot shows Steve hard at work selling Disneyland Guidebooks at the entrance to Disneyland.

Although the badly faded shot (which I was unable to restore any color to) is undated, it does give a few clues. For sale at the Disneyland Newsstand are two different Zorro Dell Books with Guy Williams on the cover. The “Zorro” series ran from October 1957 to July 1959. This Dell comic is dated Dec.-Feb. 1959:

The other cover visible on the stand is dated March-May 1960, after the series had already ended.

Thanks to David from Gorillas Don't Blog, I can now show the two other Dell Comic Covers both Donald Duck and Huey, Dewey and Louie on the newsstand; the first is from March 1960:

And this one is from October 1960, which would make me guess that this shot is from Fall 1960.

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Fifthrider said...

Great find on the comics. "Still 10¢"

Anonymous said...

I loved Zorro on TV and yet I never made the connection (until much later) that Guy also starred in another favorite show of mine...Lost in Space. That mask really worked! KS