Sunday, April 29, 2007

Happy 50th!!

On this day, April 29, 1957 the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk-through opened to the public. So in honor of this day, I present to you footage from this, very missed, attraction. I cannot imbed it, so feel free to visit here and relive some fun memories! Happy Birthday!!!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Who's calling?

Don't you just love finding Disney(land)ana that's fresh and crispy like it's brand new?! I love that!! This is one of those pieces. So new feeling that the cover is still tight and somehow no child back in the 50s drew inside of this. Not one pencil mark. Love it, and especially love the vibrant turquoise color of this. It's one of those pieces that you can easily picture as one of the last things purchased in the park, in the Emporium perhaps, on the way out.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Monday's Catch of the Day!

All righty, things have slowed down a bit and I have time to do some more blogging again. Sorry to keep everyone waiting!

I thought I should do a bit of vintage Disney merchandise, so I pulled this odd little number from my collection. When I received it, it was very badly tarnished, but with a little care I got it looking quite sweet and shiny again. It is a pendant- a lobster to be exact... an odd choice for Disneyland merchandise, with a tag attached that says "New Orleans Square" on it. It appears to be something from the late 60s. I've never seen another or any other crustaceans from N'awlins. Does anyone have any idea which shop might have carried this? I'd love to find out.
Happy Monday, everyone! Hope it's a great week! :D
On a side note, in addition to being an artist I also work in medical research in search of a cure for paralysis/spinal cord injuries. We are a private group and are in desperate need of more funding to move things into human clinical trials. We have applied for funding and find out this week if we get it. Any prayers you all could make would be so greatly appreciated! We need this so badly! Thanks! :D

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Disneyland 1968

My apologies for not updating the blog as much as I would have liked to for the past few weeks. Too many things going on. However, I fully intend to get back to some more regular posting in the very near future. Until then, enjoy this fine Disneyland footage from 1968 recently uploaded. There are some great Frontierland shots in this! Enjoy!