Many of these items from my latest findings had the original memo still attached to the item from a Hotel executive usually addressed to Bonita Granville or Chris Wrather.
More than history of the Disneyland Hotel's operations, these memos testify to how the Wrather family remained personally involved in the Hotel after Jack had passed away. Their involvement continued the warm, family feeling guests received from management and staff that was the hallmark of the DLH in those years.
As always, thank you very much Don for sharing these amazing items!
"With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
imagination or art. All you need is a brand."
- Neil Gabler
Thanks for sharing all these great photos. Especially the ones of the marina. Some of my fondest memories of the hotel from childhood was just watching the water activity from my hotel balcony. I really miss this area of the hotel more than anything.
"Greetings, Starfighter! You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada."
Wow, Sgt. Preston of the Yukon. That brings back some long forgotten memories.
Thanks for posting all these. I love seeing pics of the Hotel in it's various incarnations but somehow it's even more interesting when it's official promo items with captions and something to anchor it to a point in time. Very, very cool. I miss how that Hotel used to be.
Cool stuff. All those overhead shots of the marina and images of the waterfalls that are now gone remind me why I no longer have an interest in staying there. It had such a great master plan that recent changes have shown that it should have been demolished and rebuilt instead of the budget facelift. It reminds me of of the once spectacular and well planned Tomorrowland that's now just sad and awkward.
Great photos, Don! I, also, miss the huge falls that were removed. I finally found the old photo from the 1960's of my brother and me posing near the shops with the Hotel tower in the background. It is on display with other colledtibles of mine at our library until the end of the month. Then I'll post it for you to see.
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