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    1956 Southern California Views

    A short while ago, I was fortunate enough to purchase the October 1956 magazine pictured below. I bought this for the featured story on the Disneyland Hotel which would no doubt cover the official grand opening from August 1956. I got a couple of bonuses when buying this magazine which I will feature below.



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    Here are the two pages of the Disneyland Hotel article:



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    And now, some close-ups of these pictures:



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    And now, bonus #1. There was also an article within the magazine from the 50's Southern California TV shoe called Panorama Pacific. Have any readers ever heard of this show? I know I have not but I am from Northern California. Anoter photo spread and story related to the Disneyland Hotel.





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    Photos of a fashion show held at the Disneyland Hotel and interesting text on some of the very early events at the facility.



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    I am saving the best surprise for last!!
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    Re: 1956 Southern California Views

    That main lobby is swank! I mean it is stylin' to the max. I'd like to sit there with the morning paper, have "Quiet Village" playing on the sound system, and casually flirt with other guests walking by. Might even find love! Is that lobby still there?

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    Re: 1956 Southern California Views

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Weaver View Post
    Is that lobby still there?
    Nope, long gone.

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    Re: 1956 Southern California Views

    Wow, Epic Vintage!
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    Re: 1956 Southern California Views

    I wish that lobby was still there. I love that style.



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    Re: 1956 Southern California Views

    That is a great find! Thanks for sharing it.

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    Re: 1956 Southern California Views

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Weaver View Post
    That main lobby is swank! I mean it is stylin' to the max. I'd like to sit there with the morning paper, have "Quiet Village" playing on the sound system, and casually flirt with other guests walking by. Might even find love! Is that lobby still there?
    Maybe some drinks with Trudy and Yvonne there?!


    Great stuff as always, thank you for posting!

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    Re: 1956 Southern California Views

    But of course.

    And remember, the first words out of your mouth are always:
    "You have beautiful eyes."

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    Re: 1956 Southern California Views

    And now for the completely unexpected bonus from within this magazine. A featured story on the 1956 Los Angeles Rams. Can anybody guess who played for the Rams in 1956?

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    Don't see the story on the Rams.
    Wild guess... Vince Lombardi?
    Only name I can think of.

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    Re: 1956 Southern California Views

    Quote Originally Posted by oldhotelguy View Post
    ...Can anybody guess who played for the Rams in 1956?
    Favorite Son In Law, Ron Miller

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    Re: 1956 Southern California Views

    Awesome...as always, thank you so much for sharing!
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    Re: 1956 Southern California Views

    Correct and will post pics shortly.

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    Ron Miller is correct.

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    Re: 1956 Southern California Views

    Thanks again for sharing another great find. I miss that big old Olympic sized pool and the area around it...ah for the good old days

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    Re: 1956 Southern California Views



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    And finally!!!!



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    Pretty cool huh?

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