Category Archives: History

View-Master Disney Theme Park Stereo Picture Reels

One of the most inexpensive ways to remember your trip to Disneyland or Walt Disney World was the purchase of View-Master stereo picture reels. Especially if you didn’t own a camera! The View-Master system was introduced in 1939, four years … Continue reading

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Pathéscope 9.5 mm Mickey Mouse Film Box

9.5 mm film is an amateur film format introduced by Pathé in 1922. It was conceived initially as an inexpensive format to provide copies of commercially made films to home users. The format uses a single, central perforation (sprocket hole) between each pair of frames, or … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Walt Disney – His Life in Pictures

Publisher: Disney Press Year: 2009 Pages: 66 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4231-2105-3 “We wanted to keep him to ourselves.” – Diane Disney Miller Wouldn’t you? Thankfully for the world at large Walt Disney’s children didn’t get their wish! The man, husband, and father was shared and … Continue reading

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Disneyland 50th Anniversary Tour-Exclusive Book

The Disneyland Resort celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2005. To commemorate the event the Park offered a special tour of the property and gave each person a tour-exclusive book. I wasn’t able to attend this celebration in Disneyland and so … Continue reading

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Book Review: Retro Housewife – A Salute

Publisher: Collectors Press Year: 2004 Pages: 130 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 1-888054-92-1 “A Rose-tinted look back“ Is June Cleaver your idea of the ideal housewife? How about Harriet Nelson? The 1950’s certainly served up a plethora of mostly-identical women playing the perfect homemaker on television. And … Continue reading

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Book Review: 25 Years Walt Disney World Souvenir Book

Publisher: Disney’s Kingdom Editions Year: 1996 Pages: 218 Type: Hardcover ISBN: N/A “You, the cast, are responsible for making Walt’s dream come true.” – Roy O. Disney Souvenir Guides have always been available at Disney Theme Parks around the world. But at special times, such … Continue reading

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Bobby Orr Read-a-Thon Promotional Card

Robert Gordon Orr (born March 20, 1948) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest of all time. Orr used his ice skating speed, scoring, and play-making abilities to revolutionize the position of defenseman. He played in the National Hockey … Continue reading

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Barnstorming and Airplane Rides Tin Sign Advertisement

Barnstorming was a form of entertainment in which stunt pilots performed tricks, either individually or in groups. If they performed in a group, it was called a Flying Circus. This daredevil occupation was devised to impress people with the skill of pilots and the … Continue reading

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Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln LP Record

According to the Disney Wiki: Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln is a stage show featuring an audio-animatronic version of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, best known for being presented at Disneyland since 1965. It was originally showcased as the prime feature of the State of Illinois Pavilion at the 1964 New … Continue reading

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1982 Newspaper Article featuring Me and Marvel Comics

And with three of my friends! Yes, back in the day, I had youth and much more hair. And hundreds of valuable comic books. Time moved on, I grew older, my hairline receded, and my comic book collection got sold … Continue reading

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