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Disney's Kingdom glows on
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Paulson, Larry
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated October 24, 1963 partially reads, "A month before Walt Disney opened his Magic Kingdom, in 1955, he led a dozen newspaper people on a guided tour of his dream-coming-true. With a boyishly happy grin and his eyes literally dancing, the creator of Happyland demanded we ignore the remaining sandhills, scaffolding, trucks and bulldozers... A preposterous $17 million went into the conversion of an Anaheim orange grove into a five-land wonderland. It took every cent Mickey Mouse and Pluto had earned; and all Cinderella could borrow. With anything less than the ambition, determination, personality and absolute magic of Walt Disney, it might have been history's most colorful catastrophe. Eight years and 38 million visitors later, Disneyland remains pre-eminent and unique, world famous and successful - and less than an hour's drive from the Valley." Photograph caption reads, "Wooden Indian and David Paulson meet again on Main St. after eight years."; See images #00142900 through #00142902 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Amusement parks--California--Anaheim
Outdoor recreation--California--Anaheim
Young men--California--Anaheim
Cigar-store Indians
Disneyland (Calif.)
Anaheim (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Time Period

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