Friday, March 24, 2017

Steve Allen on The Jungle Cruise



Today it's back to December 1957 as we follow Steve Allen and family aboard the Disneyland Jungle Cruise. Actress Donna Reed has the sunglasses on and is attempting to avoid the paparazzi in the back of the boat.



Anyone want a closer look at that vintage souvenir bag?



Once the initial batch of photos were over, it would appear that Allen and his family moved to a different position on their boat, The Zambesi Miss.



Check out that huge flash attachment to Steve Jr.'s camera!





Even on the Jungle Cruise, Allen must look his best for the cameras. Fix that collar, Steve!



Wish I knew what they were craning their necks to see in this shot.



As the Allen family leaves Adventureland, I wonder where they will go next? Only time will tell. Stay tuned! I wonder what happened to Donna? Did she stay behind with Trader Sam?!?



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Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Fonz in San Diego



When it comes to 1970s TV icons, "The Fonz" was way above the rest...until he jumped the shark of course. It brought back many fond memories when I saw the leather jacket and motorcycle used by Henry Winkler in his portrayal of Arthur Fonzarelli at the San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park. Every Tuesday I sat in front of the TV and watched "Happy Days," with its rose-colored glasses retelling of the 1950s.

The cycle on exhibit was one of three used in the filming of the show.



A closeup of his Triumph cycle. And no...you can't "sit on it."



If you're wanting to see this in person, you have until June 8th.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Disneyland Parking Lot, June 1965



From one June 1965 image I have managed to expand it into 4 views. Ah, the glory of closeups. A closeup of the back of the Monorail station at the Disneyland Hotel.



The next three closeups show various buildings along Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue.



Anyone for a Grand Slam breakfast at Denny's?



Most amazing to me is the amount of school buses visible in the parking lot.



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