Friday, November 28, 2014

More Rita at Disneyland



Previously, I had posted a photo of actress Rita Hayworth at Disneyland with husband/singer Dick Haymes. Now my collection has two more shots from that very same July 25, 1955 visit. Here's the accompanying publicity blurb:

DICK HAYMES CELEBRATES VERDICT
Singer Dick Haymes, who was notified July 25 that the government had abandoned its long legal fight to deport him, celebrates the occasion by taking his family for an outing to Disneyland near Anaheim, Cal. Left to right: Haymes, Rebecca Welles, Rita Hayworth, his actress wife, Yasmin Kahn and an unidentified nurse. Rebecca and Yasmin are daughters of Miss Hayworth.



A very sad quote came from the provocative mouth of this legendary beauty:

Men fell in love with Gilda, but they wake up with me.

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Married five times, they all ended in divorce; the Haymes marriage barely lasted two years.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pack Mules and Red Jenkins



I am too busy in the kitchen this morning to do much with today's post, so you just have one July 1962 image to savor. Thankfully, a few detailed views can provide some interest, starting off with this Wanted poster for Red Jenkins.



You can see this same poster elsewhere in the town of Rainbow Ridge at Disneyland, as witnessed by this undated 1970s shot:



Back to the original 1962 shot; did you know that Rainbow Ridge also offered Wagon Repair service along with Blacksmithing?



No end to what you could get done in that town! Hope you are all having a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Disneyland News, July 1960



I could not believe my eyes when I saw this July 1960 image; a total vintage Disneyland geek's dream shot! A park map on display, souvenir paper hats, newspaper headlines, and vintage fashions! Just too much for my brain to comprehend on a Wednesday morning.



And Wanted posters, too!



While you're at it, be sure to check the headlines of the day. Maybe put on a pair of cat-eyeglasses like these two ladies. I think I need my smelling salts; I am in geek heaven.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The French Market, November 1971



Let's travel back to 1971 for a look at the French Market in New Orleans Square. I was hoping to be able to read the menu, but unfortunately the original image is too grainy to allow that. I am sure there are Disneyland geeks out there who can decipher through the plethora of dots to tell the rest of us what was being served…and just how much it was!



Looking through my collection for a comparison shot, I realized that I am woefully deficient in views from that angle of the New Orleans Square Restaurant. Instead, it appears that I have focused on the side that faces the Frontierland Depot.



Add it all up for another one for my "to do" list next time I visit the park.

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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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