Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas at the Studio

Today some Christmas scenes from the Studios.

The Main Entrance

Sid Cahuenga's One-Of-A-Kind.

Hollywood Boulevard

Ah, the good old days when they could erect a Christmas Tree in front of the Chinese Theater before that moronic hat was erected!

The train set that circled the tree had miniature Los Angeles landmarks like the Hollywood Bowl and Los Angeles Union Station.

Cinderella Castle Christmas

Long before the beautiful sparkling ice castle that we have today, Cinderella Castle was flanked by two giant white Christmas trees for the holiday season.  These pictures are from the late 80's or early 90's.  I don't recall seeing these trees anymore after the early 90's.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Ornaments

Some more Christmas ornaments for today.  These were made by Schmid and represent 1974, 1975 and 1976.  All three are glass ornaments with the picture on plastic which is sort of shrink wrapped onto the glass.  The 1974 ornament came in a clear plastic tube with red caps on either end so I scanned the ornament itself.  The other two years came in nice boxes and it was eisier to just scan the box.  I find the 1975 ornament to be the most interesting.  The depiction of the characters seems a little off which is really how I remember a lot of character merchandise from the era.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Ornaments

As Christmas is rapidly approaching (and I happened upon some Disney Christmas ornaments while decorating) I though I would post some of these.  The first two are from the Disney Cruise Line and the second two are from the Disney's Christmas Past collection.

Disney Magic 2000 Ornament
These ornaments were made by Barlow Designs.  They were made for at least two years as I also have one from 1999.

Disney Wonder Ornament 2000
These ornaments were made by Barlow Designs.

Disney's Christmas Past Ornament 1996 LE of 15,000
This pewter ornament was inspired by the animated feature Fun & Fancy Free and the 1946 Walt Disney Studio Christmas card.

Disney's Christmas Past Ornament 1994 LE of 15,000

This pewter ornament was inspired by the animated feature The Three Caballeros and the 1944 Walt Disney Studio Christmas card.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Entrance To Tommorow

How I miss the old Tomorrowland entrance.  This was always so cool with water cascading down the front and the soaring spires which I always saw as a futuristic interpretation of the spires of Cinderella's Castle just across the hub.  I don't believe the water still flowed by the time i took these pictures.  The entrance to Tomorrowland at Tokyo Disneyland is very similar to this but with a different tile pattern and color scheme.