This fabulous and rare selection of photographs depicting a Disneyland fashion shoot, originate from an editorial featured in the April 9th, 1961 issue of “Midwest Magazine” – a supplement/insert which came with the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper.The models and outfits shown encapsulate a moment in time and a whimsical mood which may seem rather naive, extravagant and basically over-the-top by today’s editorial standards; this, of course, is all part of their charm and appeal.The fanciful (almost puerile) captions assigned to each photograph/outfit are from the original copy!
“Passengers on board Disneyland’s new Columbia sailing ship will never get scurvy… especially if handsomely suited in gay tangerine.”
“Why is a raven like a writing desk? Who cares when you look like this!”
“Even the river pirate Mike Fink “hisself” would adore a pair of these shipshape slacks in cream cotton faille.”
“There’s just no telling what might happen when you choose high-waisted banana capris & a clown blouse.”
“Big game falls readily to a safari swim suit with matching jacket.”
“Off the port bow… a cool cotton caftan, side slashed!”
“Tailored & trim as a tulip, in gloves & mad hat… like the blossoms at Disneyland’s Flower Market, you’ll never wilt!”
” “In your pretty play suit of spring flowers, you’re certain to get picked!”
“Greet them like a modern southern belle, whether along the shores of the Mississippi, or outside Disneyland’s Oak Tree Tavern.”
“Dinner, cinema, dancing — wonder fabric stays wide-awake all evening. Still looks terrific when he says goodnight!”
“Get the “movie star” attention you’ve always dreamed of in a pair of crimson velveteen shorts and stitched-on mouse tail”
House Of Retro/Gary Alston makes no claim to the ownership of images shown on this page; copyright remains with the respective owner(s).