Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I'm Waiting for This in Google's LIFE Photo Archive

From the July 1957 Disneylander:
Opening Day memory: BUD COULSON...will never forget the wonderful experience he had on opening day as he guided Life magazine photographers, Allen Grant and Loomis Dean to vantage points. They took over 1,000 pictures that day, including many rolls from the top of the TV camera tower in the Plaza. It's still a mystery as to how Allen and Loomis negotiated that tower with cameras in both hands as well as around their necks.
I have yet to see these appear in the LIFE photo archive hosted by Google.

7 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

I'm waiting too! Over 1000 Life Magazine photos of 7/17/55?? Those photos would make one heck of a Magazine Monday!

Todd Pierce said...

Actually, they posted three photos from that shoot.

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&sa=1&q=disneyland+july+1955+source%3Alife&aq=f&oq=&aqi=&start=0

That leaves 997 to go.

Todd Pierce

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, can you imagine??

outsidetheberm said...

Have heard a few sad rumors regarding the fate of some of those photos...

Progressland said...

outsidetheberm - You can't just leave a comment like that without sharing the heartbreaking rumors!

C33 said...

So was September 12th, 1955 the first day Disneyland was closed following the July 18th public opening?

Progressland said...

Yes, September 12, 1955 was the first day Disneyland was closed.