Friday, July 18, 2008
After going through a dry-spell of not finding any Disneyland postcards, I've come across three different Hallmark PDL cards. These cards were published by Hallmark and sold in Disneyland between 1960 to 1962. The first card (above) features a great close-up from Storybook Land. I don't think any other postcard featured the detailed work that went into this attraction.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Nope, not my one thousandth post, but rather my one thousandth Disneyland postcard. I was putting away my latest batch of postcards yesterday and decided to count my collection. And to my surprise I'd crossed over into the 1000s.
I would never have thought that when I started collecting postcards on July 30, 1998 (that's the day I registered with eBay) that I'd have this many cards.
I don't think I have as many cards as my buddy, Mike, though.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
When Disneyland opened in 1955, Sleeping Beauty (the movie) was still a few years away. (It was finally released on January 29, 1959.) In what was probably an effort to link this upcoming movie with the Theme Park icon this brochure was created in 1957.
It's only eight pages long and contains numerous production stills from the movie including a double-gate fold (I think that's what it's called) in the center. There's also a great picture of Walt Disney in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
And in a stroke of luck, the copy I picked up still has the coupon for a free envelope available at the Arts Crafts Store in the Castle Courtyard.
I Picked up a great jumbo (9" x 6") postcard of Town Square on Main Street in Disneyland. Looking at the right hand frame of the postcard (circa 1955) you'll notice no view of the Matterhorn and the never-built International Street. I don't think there were any other postcards that contained a view of International Street.
I also believe of the dozen or so jumbo cards that were produced in this era, this is the only view that wasn't replicated in the standard view (3.5" x 5.5").
Monday, July 7, 2008
Dave Barry teams up with suspense writer Ridley Pearson. Those who are very familiar with Barry's work will see his sense of humor pop-up in this book. It's a pretty easy read. After all, it's aimed at the juvenile set. But, it's definitely a page-turner. I couldn't put it down. Hat's off to these two writers for creating a new children's book series.
Of course, when I finished reading it, I did two things. 1) I checked to see when it's going to be made into a movie. Disney has purchased the movie rights and rumors are pointing to it being made into a CG movie. And 2) I bought one of the sequels: Peter and the Shadow Thieves.