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March 25, 2011 11:14 AM   Subscribe

A 1961 fashion shoot from Disneyland which was featured in Midwest Magazine, a supplemental newspaper insert in the Chicago Sun-Times.
posted by gman (31 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh, how charming, look at the old paint job on the keelboat, what a great view of the Matterhorn, OH MY GOD WHAT'S WRONG WITH MICKEY'S BODY
posted by AugieAugustus at 11:17 AM on March 25, 2011 [5 favorites]


The Mad Hatter leering at Jackie Kennedy is a nice touch. Huzzah!
posted by blucevalo at 11:19 AM on March 25, 2011 [7 favorites]


Holy cow, Mickey has rosacea
posted by stormpooper at 11:19 AM on March 25, 2011


A perfect storm in the blue; who knows which god of lightning will strike you?


Lovely
posted by infini at 11:23 AM on March 25, 2011


Miss Banana-Pants, there is a whale behind you!
posted by pinky at 11:23 AM on March 25, 2011


There's just no telling what might happen when you choose high-waisted banana capris and a clown blouse.

QFT.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:23 AM on March 25, 2011 [11 favorites]


Wow. At one time Disney was considered hip enough, even for the Midwest of the times, to be considered a suitable backdrop for serious-people couture.
posted by jsavimbi at 11:25 AM on March 25, 2011


Apparently minorities and other people of colour did not exist during this time period. Certainly not in fashion.
posted by Fizz at 11:27 AM on March 25, 2011


There's just no telling what might happen when you choose high-waisted banana capris and a clown blouse.

Incidentally this is what's on my father's tombstone.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:28 AM on March 25, 2011 [19 favorites]


What's really hysterical is how much of Disneyland is still there. Those trees in front of the castle? You can touch them. Those water buffalo from the Jungle Cruise? They've been watching that python in the tree every day since 1955.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:29 AM on March 25, 2011


Those water buffalo from the Jungle Cruise? They've been watching that python in the tree every day since 1955.

Or, as the cruise operator likes to put it:

"There's something you don't see every day... But I do."
posted by Parasite Unseen at 11:39 AM on March 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


Apparently minorities and other people of colour did not exist during this time period. Certainly not in fashion.

You've just realized, in this thread, right now, that during the first 3/4 or so of the 20th Century American media used mostly white people for advertising and fashion? Man. You have some catching up to do.
posted by eyeballkid at 11:48 AM on March 25, 2011 [9 favorites]


This has changed?
posted by shakespeherian at 11:52 AM on March 25, 2011


There's just no telling what might happen when you choose high-waisted banana capris and a clown blouse.

You might go on a final fantasy!
posted by at by at 11:57 AM on March 25, 2011


the mad hatter never look so perverted.
posted by Flood at 12:18 PM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ooh la la!
posted by Burhanistan at 12:46 PM on March 25, 2011


The Mad Hatter is seriously freaking me out.
posted by brundlefly at 12:50 PM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why were turbans ever popular?

I mean, other than for Sikhs, other people from South Asia, Central Asia, Western China, etc...oh you get it
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:02 PM on March 25, 2011


Turbans were somewhat popular for women because... it meant they didn't have to do anything with their hair.

Quick, simple, plop it on and go. No need to tease, torture, spray, comb, curl, inflate, insert beehives, spiders, or whatever.
posted by JB71 at 1:08 PM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why were turbans ever popular?

posted by TheWhiteSkull


A name like that and you have to ask?
posted by Standeck at 1:24 PM on March 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


Note that the models are NOT emaciated, and a few are downright sturdy looking.
posted by Faze at 1:25 PM on March 25, 2011


Damn - are those curves????!
posted by JB71 at 1:51 PM on March 25, 2011


Passengers on board Disneyland's new Columbia sailing ship will never get scurvy...

They just don't write ad copy like they used to.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:13 PM on March 25, 2011


Oh, I am so glad that the Mad Hatter's a face character now.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:59 PM on March 25, 2011


Faze: "Note that the models are NOT emaciated..."

O rly? What do you think her waist size is?
posted by workerant at 3:28 PM on March 25, 2011


Why were turbans ever popular?

[picks up megaphone]

Attention: no turbans for Miss Talbert!
posted by Senor Cardgage at 5:05 PM on March 25, 2011


The 60s just weren't a time for pear-shaped women, apparently.
posted by jenlovesponies at 6:30 PM on March 25, 2011


workerant: That woman is in all likelihood wearing one hell of a girdle.
posted by Jilder at 2:43 AM on March 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Plus, a tight belt and clever cutting. I'm an hourglass and if I wear something cut for an hourglass, my waist looks a lot smaller than it does in jeans and a T-shirt.
posted by mippy at 5:24 AM on March 26, 2011


Faze: "Note that the models are NOT emaciated..."

O rly? What do you think her waist size is?

workerant: "emaciated" does not mean "small-waisted, with a BMI in the first half of the nominally 'healthy' range."
posted by IAmBroom at 8:26 PM on March 27, 2011


Ah, the good old days, when fashion was only for women to wear.
posted by Goofyy at 3:28 AM on March 28, 2011


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