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Disney Avenue: January 2015. GORILLAS DON'T BLOG: Disneyland in Black and White, 1958. It's time to delve into the old box of black and white snapshots.

GORILLAS DON'T BLOG: Disneyland in Black and White, 1958

Can't you just smell the aroma of old paper? There's a bunch of pictures of old people I can't identify. And look, there goes a silverfish. Gosh those things are swell. They should have kept the Skyway, I'm telling you. This picture has it all. GORILLAS DON'T BLOG: October 2009. That's right homies, today marks the one thousand two hundredth post on Gorillas Don't Blog.


Other than the fact that this blog has a stupid name, I'm pretty proud of the accomplishment. I received a congratulatory phone call from President Obama this morning, turns out he comments as "anonymous" all the time. Who knew! On with the photos... I think that this first photo featuring Main Street USA circa 1956 is pretty spectacular. Now we are riding the Skyway in 1957, and dang! Now, on to another Skyway view, this time from March 1958. Through the Forest: Snow White's Adventures. Once Upon a Time....

Through the Forest: Snow White's Adventures

"The film contains scenes of terror which link it not only to the popular cinema in general and to the horror film in particular, but also to European melodrama and stage gothic tradition. Disney is addressing an audience of both adults and children which makes the texture of the film particularly dense. [...] This address is part of the Disney feature films' layered texture; it disappeared when the Disney studio identified itself with a distinctly younger audience in the post-war era. At this early stage Disney was taking on the role of a complete story teller, absorbing the gothic tradition from Europe via the German expressionist cinema as well as the rise in popularity of the horror film in the early days of sound.

" - Robin Allan, Walt Disney and Europe. Letters of complaint about the film's frightening effects poured in from around the country; Walt Disney ignored them, he knew very well that real threat was an essential element in fairy-tales. The Scary Adventures at Disneyland. The original Snow White's Adventures was, of course, a 1955 opening-day attraction at Disneyland.

The Scary Adventures at Disneyland

It went through a major overhaul during the 1981-83 Fantasyland renovation and this is how it looks today. Disneyland Resort: DLR, Queen in Window. Image courtesy of Robert Miller via FrogMiller. Used with permission. DLR, Queen in Window. DLR, Front Facade. DLR, Raven/Skull Detail. DLR, Raven/Skull Detail. DLR, Entrance. DLR, Fairytale Book. DLR, Queue. In the darkness of PM Seance Circle + Scary Snow White... in No Flash Pictures, Please Forum.

As long as we're going off topic, let's make the most of it.

In the darkness of PM Seance Circle + Scary Snow White... in No Flash Pictures, Please Forum

I'll bet most doombugs are interested in the SL diorama and in SW, and I'm at least talking about pictures in this post,, let the mods worry about it. Disney Fact or Fiction Ep. 2. Epic Walt Disney History part 2! Lost Disney studio and homes in Los Angeles!! Walt Disney's Los Angeles 1923-1931: Pedaling Past History. Editors Note: When we last left Buddy Robinson, he had just rode his bicycle past the home of Robert Disney on Kingswell Avenue.

Walt Disney's Los Angeles 1923-1931: Pedaling Past History

Buddy suddenly remembers that he wants to check what's playing at the Vista Theatre, so he points his bicycle south off Kingswell onto Hillhurst Avenue. He travels the four blocks to the corner of Hillhurst and Hollywood Boulevard where the Vista is located. He decides that the double bill of Tailspin and The Three Musketeers is to his liking and quickly exchanges a dime for a ticket and a few hours of vintage Hollywood escapism. The Home and Garden of Walt Disney. Here is an article from the Better Homes & Gardens magazine of January 1940.

The Home and Garden of Walt Disney

It features photos of Walt's Woking Way home in the Los Feliz/Silverlake district overlooking the Hyperion Avenue studios, where Walt and Lillian lived since they left their Lyric Avenue house in 1932, until February 1st, 1950 when they moved into their Carolwood Drive house in Holmby Hills. The $50,000 twelve-room French-Norman style house on Woking Way was built in the summer of 1932 in a mere two and a half months, to be in time for a baby that never arrived. Early Homes and Studios of Walt Disney. Walt Disney Here are some of the locations that Walt Disney lived and worked at when he first arrived in Los Angeles.

Early Homes and Studios of Walt Disney

This was part of a post I did a while back for another blog but wanted to incorporate here. In 1923, Walt Disney, unable to get the funds needed to keep his Laugh-O-gram cartoon business going, decided to file for bankruptcy. At the urging of his older brother Roy, he left the Kansas City business behind and boarded a train for California. Roy, because of health reasons, was already living in California, staying at a veterans hospital in west Los Angeles.

Uncle Robert Disney's Home, 4406 Kingswell Ave. Walt Disney LA Home 4053 Woke Way. Walt Disney's Swimming Pool. 4053 Woking Way, Los Feliz.

Walt Disney's Swimming Pool

Early Homes and Studios of Walt Disney.