Monthly Archives: July 2021

Hallmark Keepsake ‘Disney Autopia’ Ornament

“A Futuristic Freeway to Fun!“ The ongoing debate surrounding Autopia in Disneyland (1956) and the Tomorrowland Speedway in Walt Disney World (1971) is just how is a gas-powered engine something of the future? And in 2021, the issue is even … Continue reading

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Found Disney: Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In Mickey Ears

The show: Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in. The time: 3/2 of 1970. The premise: A man is trying to get out of a traffic ticket by utilizing name dropping. And the name he first chooses to drop gives us our Disney … Continue reading

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Disney Jewellery from Pixar and Swarovski

It’s all about the accessories in fashion! From matching the belt with the shoes (for the guys, a la Herb Tarlek) to making sure your dog matches your outfit (for the gals, a la Hilton) you just can’t afford to … Continue reading

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Pop! Animation Inspector Gadget Vinyl Figure

The cartoon version of Inspector Gadget first premiered on September 12, 1983 and starred the voice of Don Adams as the lead character. The program originally ran until 1986, broadcasting 86 episodes over two seasons. It seems like it was longer than … Continue reading

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Hayley Mills ‘That Darn Cat’ Cut Out Doll and Wardrobe

The year is 1965. Two momentous events happen to make the world a better place: I am born. And Hayley Mills stars in That Darn Cat. The rest of the year isn’t much to write home about! I can’t imagine … Continue reading

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Walt Disney’s Multiplication and Division Long Play Record

Walt Disney coined a phrase: Edutainment. It was a combination of ‘education’ and ‘entertainment’ that he hoped would draw young children to new thoughts or complex problems. To make this prospect more likely to succeed, he usually had well known … Continue reading

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Disney Novelty Plates by Gibson

Another day at the Thrift Store and another day of Disney finds. I did buy a few things but decided these two plates only warranted a photograph and a mention on the blog. I left them on the shelf to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dick Clark’s American Bandstand

Publisher: Collins Publishers / HarperCollins Publishers Inc. Year: 1997 Pages: 194 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-00-649184-7 “I’m Dick Clark. I’ve got the job as the new host of Bandstand.” Nothing says Americana quite like American Bandstand! Teenagers dancing to the latest hit records while a friendly … Continue reading

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Home Sense Oversized Disney Mini Mitts

Yes, you read that right. These are ‘oversized’ ‘mini’ mitts. So they are both too big and too small at the same time. Now that’s marketing! Or something. Either way, big or small, they are cute and functional. So let’s … Continue reading

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Movie Teen Illustrated Magazine featuring Disney Celebrities

If you grew up in the 1950s and 1960s, likely you gushed and giggled over every word that came out of the mouth of your favorite crush! Publishers took full advantage of the interest in even the youngest of celebrities, … Continue reading

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