Thursday, April 7, 2011

An amateur movie of Disneyland in 1956.

No, this picture wasn't taken in 1956! This was taken in 2009, of myself and Robert.
However, in traveling through Blogland I came upon a fantastic site.
The Barstow Family won a trip to Disneyland in 1956.
Their adventure is 1/2 hour long, with vintage footage of California in the 50's and Disneyland, which looks rather bleak and bare compared to 50 years later. Some of the adventures don't exist anymore; such as the donkey rides into the mines, and the stagecoach ride in frontierland. I was very interested in Storybook land with miniature houses for Snow White and Cinderella, etc. I wonder what became of them?
Click on the link above for a neat view of life in the 1950's!
I LOVE Disneyland!


Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That's so neat. Did you read the comments? I went to the NY Times and read the father's obituary. Steve Martin is in the his movie...about 20 minutes and 20 seconds into it. He worked at Disneyland selling programs and can be seen, but I'll have to take his word for it that it's him. I went to another site listed under the comments and Steve Martin says that it's him. What a neat step back in time.

Rebecca said...

I grew up 10 miles from Disneyland but family finances only allowed us to visit a few times. I've been back as an adult with my kids more than I went as a child...

I watched the entire movie you posted. OMGOSH! What a joy to see it all. Amazing! The Steve Martin thing was thrilling!

Love to you girly~