Monday, December 27, 2010

Mickey, “Charming” as Ever!

Here is something any little 1950’s girl would have been so excited to have. I have never seen one like this before I received it. Well… strike that… I had seen the Mickey-in-the-box portion before, evidently (my friend says, “Yeah! You showed me a photo of it once!” and I said, “Really? Why don’t I remember that??!” I won’t forget it now.), but I’m sure I had no idea what it went to. Now, I know.

Somewhere there was a little girl who really felt like she was a member of the Club when she wore this as it appears to be well-loved. Both Mickey and Jiminy hang off its chain and seem to have been colored originally. You can see traces of paint left on both of them.  Jiminy’s  coat was green, it seems, and his umbrella was red. There is some remaining black paint in the crevices of Mickey’s ears and on his nose as well as a bit of red on his shorts and (oddly) one eye. Mickey apparently was suffering from conjunctivitis.  The paint on the Mickey Mouse Club logo and the boxed Mickey seems to have remained the longest.

Inner Mickey, as we will call him, is mounted on a little spring. You can remove the whole thing from the box, if you wish, but I’m thrilled nobody ever did long enough to misplace him, otherwise I would have been wondering what the significance of the box was and probably assumed maybe it was supposed to represent one of those super fantastic “strong boxes full of Mouseketreasures” you got when you were talented enough to be on a Talent Round-Up Day episode. Lucky kids.  But, lucky me for scoring such a sweet Mouseketeer trinket.

I hope all of my readers had a truly exceptional holiday! Here’s to 2011 being even more wonderful! Thank you for stopping by now and then to read my little retro Disney ramblings. I hope I’ll “see you real soon” in 2011!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Is it just me…?

Doesn’t Humphrey Bear look exactly like Tony Danza?? C’mon. Who’s with me?  I have always thought so, ever since I was a loyal Who’s the Boss viewer. They are one in the same to me… only one has more hair and the other enunciates better. Otherwise, SAME.

Do you agree?

You see it… right??

Need more? Ask and you shall receive.

Tony Danza in “Beezy Bear”.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010


So, here I was, being patriotic, looking for some great World War II poster to put up as my Facebook profile picture to honor Pearl Harbor day and to my surprise I find this!

Now, I’m no prude, but it might be the most inappropriate place I’ve found Donald. I get the whole using Disney characters to drive a point home concept, but… Donald, condoms, a scantily clad woman conveniently lying under foliage, and venereal disease??? Ehhhhh. Not so much.

Then I started thinking about duck reproductive organs, and it really all went downhill from there.

I don’t know, what do you think? And, more importantly, what would Daisy think!!? :o

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Monday, December 06, 2010

A Disneyland Photo Update


Greetings and salutations, all! I’ve got my very first Disneyland photo update coming atcha, so sit back and revel in the holiday gorgeousness!

I went this past weekend, December 4th, viewed the Candlelight Processional, and had a keen ol’ time! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get there earlier in the day to snap some more photos, but I like the ones I did get, and hope you do, too! Happy Holidays!!