Monday, November 24, 2014

Leaving Disneyland, November 1971



A family poses at the exit of Disneyland, November 1971. Get a load of these 1970's prices; only $4.95 to get into the park! Of course, that still doesn't account for the money necessary to buy tickets to ride each attraction. I'll bet it's still cheaper than today's all inclusive entrance fee of $150!



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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Who Gets The Kids?



These two photos are publicity stills from one of my very favorite "weepies," the 1961 version of "Back Street." From the accompanying caption:

SCREEN BROTHER AND SISTER

Tammy Marihugh and Robert Eyer portray the screen youngsters of John Gavin and Vera Miles in "Back Street," the poignant Fannie Hurst story involving a "triangle" between the film's three stars, Susan Hayward, Gavin and Miss Miles. Charles Drake, Virginia Grey, Reginald Gardiner and Miss Marihugh head the strong supporting cast of the Ross Hunter-Carrollton Production filmed in color for release by Universal.

Child actor Robert Eyer was also in "Leave it to Beaver"; he passed away in 2005. Tammy Marihugh is still alive; her other roles included parts in "My Three Sons," "The Twilight Zone," and "Wagon Train." She became an exotic dancer and married bodybuilder Rodney Larson, who she shot in the back after an evening of heavy drinking. She was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter but given probation as a result of Larson being an abusive husband.



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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Judy Gets Left Out



At first glance, this February 1941 publicity shot of Mickey Rooney and Shirley Temple looks like it could be a very wholesome first date at a local soda fountain. Not so. Cropped out of the right side of the photo is Judy Garland. Compare the plaid sleeve that is also visible in this photo, taken during Shirley's tour of the MGM Studio which included Clark Gable.



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Friday, November 21, 2014

1959 Disneyland Celebrities Arrive, Pt. 2



I have added a third image to my collection of celebrities arriving for the June 14, 1959 celebration of Disneyland's new attractions. This one shows actor Jock Mahoney, who played the title role in the TV western series "Yancy Derringer" on CBS from 1958-1959. Anyone know where this photo was taken? Or who Miss Santa Clara could be? So many questions for a Friday!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rainbow Ridge Train Station, November 1971



In this November 1971 color photo, we get a glorious view of the original Rainbow Ridge Mining Town. The town itself survived the changeover to the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad thrill ride, but has undergone a few changes. It would appear that the building on the upper right has now become the Assay Office, seen in this recent comparison view:



The design of the El Dorado Hotel (barely visible on the far right in photo #1) with a barber shop on the side has remained fairly consistent over the years, minus the awning. With big beautiful shade trees around it, I guess there's no need for an awning.



The Miner's Hardware seems to have been a casualty of the change.

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