Thursday, October 30, 2008


Years ago, Disneyland was really involved in the
Anaheim Halloween Parade.
A city Parade that ran,one night only, down Ball road in Anaheim.
Disneyland would breakout all the evil characters for the event...
This picture was taken way before The Movie
"Pirates of the Caribbean"
It really was a fun parade to do for the People of Anaheim...

This Photo was taken for the Radio City Music Hall Program
of "Disney Summer Magic..."
and my fingers still hurt!

This shot was for the same Radio City Show.
The Card costumes were from The Christmas Parade @ Disneyland
and there a reason the Queen of Hearts
keeps swinging the bird around...

[it's like holding a baseball bat upright for an hour!!]

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 27, 2008

J.W. Foulfellow

This being October...

I thought I'd post a few of the "Bad Guys"
Today: J.W. Foulfellow

This shot was a Post card...
taken in Fantasy Land...
In the background is the Snow White ride,
In the window Snow White's Queen peeks out of the curtins...
I just remember it being really HOT the day of the shoot.
This is the Fan mail photo...
I love the small puppet Jiminy Cricket...

This shot was used for the cover of the Disney News Magazine
We had a Blast
that morning shooting this shot on the Story Book Ride . ...

When I started at Disneyland in the late 70's
this is what Foulfellow and Gideon Looked like...
Pinoccio hasn't changed much!

Taken in the Mid 80's outside Plaza Inn
"An Actor's Life For Me!"

Friday, October 24, 2008

At Mervyn's today...

I just heard Mervyn's is closing... So sad...
I worked at the Antioch Mervyn's, in northern CA., back in the mid 70s.
When I got my job with Disneyland
I transferred to the Anaheim Mervyn's

and worked there
just to make ends meet
[a boy can't live on $3.31 an hour alone]
Although I left Mervyn's YEARS ago, It's sad to hear their closing.
So much for the old Mervyn's commerical of the woman at the doors saying
"Open, Open,Open!!!"

This photo was taken in 1986, at the Antioch Mervyn's,
Mickey and I were on tour of all the county fairs in CA.
to promote State Fair event at Disneyland.
When we got to my home town I just had to have a Picture...

Now I'm glad I did... Thanks Mickey!

As the song goes:
At Mervyn's today,
we'll help you find a way,

to make your shopping day's a little easier.


Don't be scared!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Speaking of Pooh For President...
Least we forget...HOPE!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Then or Now?
Either way... I'm scared!
This photo was taken backstage,with Boy George,
during the filming of Disneylands 30th T.V. Special...
When I look at Pinnocio in the picture, I think,
Candy little boy?

Monday, October 20, 2008

More Fan Mail Photos!

I love this Picture of Brer Fox and Bear
Taken on the bridge outside of Bear Country Jamboree

This shot taken in 79'
Flocked Hat and Soft Feet

This shot taken 1980 on the Ramp of America Sings
Fabric Hat and Rubber Feet.
Love the Skyway in the background!

Large Head Chip and Dale 1980
and a rare shot of Shaker, Windell and Liver Lips
These three were in a lot of stage shows in the 80's
I miss them!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Whistle while you work????

My weekend needs no explanation!!!!
I don't think I'll be whistling!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Halloween is upon us....

I found these wonderful costumes on the internet...
You can be the LIFE OF THE PARTY!
Just remembering how much those plastic mask hurt around the eyes!
and it stayed on top of your head most of the time...

and just what you want to do is sweat in a yellow plastic dress all night...
Easy clean up if you spill at those scary parties...

The children on the streets will go running at the sight of this Goofy!
So much like the real thing, I can't tell the difference.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Button, Button, who's got the Button?

Today I found a box of buttons in the closet...
who knew I saved these things?
But here they are all together...

Later when I have more time I'll break them down and tell you about each one.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Blast to the Past!

Just fun times, with good friends!
At first glance this woman looks like a crazed Priscilla Presley
but she was a friend of mine who worked at a 50s diner
here in Hollywood, she was in the park to film a commercial for
the Blast to the Past Promotion.
In the 1st picture, I love how it looks as though Pluto
is grabbing Daisy's Tail!
So I still smile when I think of "Toots"...
The 80s sure were fun!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Small World Character Cavalcade

In the 80s Disneyland would do these character parades
all the Characters that were in the park that day
would do the parade.
These shots are from the Small World Character Parade
Note the Tweddles London hats and over dressing
and the Tour Guide resting at the lamp post

Back then you could meet Cinderellas Mice -Susy or Perla
here she is with Susy
And Mary Poppins in her Jolly Holiday outfit - for spring and summer

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fan Mail Photos!

Everyday the characters at Disneyland get Fan Mail!
In the 80s and 90s each one would be answered
from the characters with one of these photos
with an autograph...

Friday, October 10, 2008

It a Blustery Time in Pooh Country!

So with today's Market crashing and the Election nearing...
I think to myself and think about when I was a kid and how
wonderful it would be if Winnie the Pooh was President?

Disney and Sears each election year would run Pooh For President!
If ever there was a year for him to run it would be now!

Pooh even campaigned in the Electric Parade in the 70s

Monday, October 6, 2008

Spiderman, Mary Poppins and The Goof

This picture was taken at a convention in New Orleans
Spiderman was at the next booth and I just had to have a picture!
Those were the days!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hook, Hook and More Hook!!

Captain Hook through the years!!!

1964 - My first trip to the park...

In this photo I love how Peter Pan looks a little busty and is wearing a watch.
Hook doesn't wear gloves and the cool mod guy in the plaid pants.

Early 1980 - O the fun we had on that big ship!!!
The "Tuna Boat" and that great scull rock!

This photo was taken on the Columbia sailing ship at Disneyland.

Why were Hook and Smee in Tomorrow land?
They were in a show on the Space stage [The Disneyland Story]
that summer and before the show would do meet and greets...

Photo taken mid 80s - in front of the Peter Pan Ride

All leading up to the New Hook... The Hook of today.
New Face, New Clothes... same Sword!