Thursday, October 08, 2020

Coke, Cops, and Cole

Guests at the Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner at Disneyland are being serenaded by the Keystone Kops, circa August 1958. The Dapper Dans weren’t the only musical group on Main Street, U.S.A.!

Behind the Kops you can see the window for the Cole of California shop.

Founded in 1923 by Fred Cole, this swimwear company was once represented by Esther Williams (so you know they were legit).

This shot gives you an overall view of the area:

How about those mermaids in the display window? Wonder where they are now…

See more vintage and contemporary Disneyland Main Street photos at my main website.


Matthew said...

Great photo of Cole of California. It seems so strange to see that building as a shop with a front door, mailbox, and windows with awnings! The little fancy "Backstage" gate too at that angle with a structure behind it really through me off this morning. I had to go check your main site to see if that was the Penny Arcade entrance today... and it is. I can't make out the writing at the top of the building between Cole and Coke Corner. Maybe you can Dave?

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Daveland said...

That would be “ARCADE BLDG.”

Matthew said...

That is fantastic. Thanks Dave!

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