I'm slowing making my way in acquiring all of these cards.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
This postcard is from a series that were available in the Disney Gallery. (For those that do not know, the Disney Gallery was located on the second floor above Pirates of the Caribbean in New Orleans Square in Disneyland). The original series of twenty cards were produced to commemorate the artwork that was on sale. I don't know if you can really call these postcards. They were produced in a wide variety of non-standard (square, rectangle and very small) shapes, and printed on lighter weight stock than regular postcards. But, they do contain a stamp-box in the upper right corner, so I guess they're technically postcards.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
SHAG, or more commonly known to his parents as Josh Agle, has created another series of postcards for Disneyland. This set of 14 cards (13 unique images - you get two of the card pictured above) comes packaged in a cool looking tin. Those of you with good memories might remember he did three postcards for the Tiki Room anniversary and a variety of images for Disneyland's 50th anniversary. Just click thru to see the other images in this group.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
It seems like I've been trying to track down this book for the past year. Every time I find it on Amazon, it quickly disappears within the week. But, while roaming Barnes and Noble last night, Mrs. Disney Collection spotted a copy on the bargain table. My joy in finally finding a copy were quickly dashed as I started digging into the details.
Little-Known Facts About Well-Known Places: Disneyland comes in at exactly 200 pages. With one "fact" per page that brings us in at about 190 facts. Nothing new is presented in this book. We've all seen these secrets and behind-the-scenes knowledge presented in other forums before. There were several times in which I raised an eyebrow and asked "Is this true?" and there are a couple of facts that are flat-out wrong. The author also strays away from facts and ventures into rumor and speculation in several postings.
Once I spot a single error in this type of book, I begin to doubt everything else that's been presented. Also, the book contains no bibliography therefore making it impossible to double-check the "facts".