Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Annette and the Princess

It's been a while, I know! But what can I say? Christmas has made for a busy few months. Not just one! However, I return with 5 very nice photos from November 23, 1958.
As you can see, they feature one of my favorite (and yours I'm sure!) Mouseketeers, Annnette Funicello. She is serving as a special hostess and accompanying Princess Sophia of Greece. The older woman is Mme. Mary Carolou.
I don't know if there is much to say about the photos, really, but they do appear to be having the most fun on The Jungle Cruise. I wonder if Annette spent the whole visit with the Princess, or just shot a few photos. I would assume the latter, as she does look a bit reserved.
Either way, they are some very nice photos of the castle, with not very much vegetation surrounding it at this early date.
Just to note: all of these photos open quite large.
I hope everyone is successfully preparing and enjoying the holidays so far! :) I will try to squeeze in some holiday-themed posts soon.


Major Pepperidge said...

Ha ha! You obviously haven't been looking at my blog for a while! ;-) See Nov. 16, or don't since you already know what the pictures look like!

Somebody sent me these very same photos a few weeks ago. I thought that the sender owned the photos, but it turns out that he got them from the USC archives website. Princess Sophia is now the Queen of Spain! Pretty cool.

Tinker Bell said...

Oh my gosh! I'm sorry! Yes, I admit, I've been so far off the blog radar for a couple of months. Everything's been so busy I haven't had a moment, which is sad because they're so much fun to look at! I'll have to get caught up soon!
Thanks for letting me know! :) And yes, they did come from the USC archives. I stumbled across them on a search for the old Pasadena Busch Gardens.
Happy Holidays, Major!