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    I have to ask...

    What exactly are "Gibson Girls" anyway? Girls who play really good guitars? (http://www.gibson.com/) Female fans of Mel Gibson? :confused:

    Apologies in advance if that was a really dumb, lame or offensive question...

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    Unusually and exceedingly peculiar and altogether quite impossible to describe...



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    Gibson Girls began as a beautful to look at funny to read, cartoon series by an Artist named Charles Dana Gibson. http://gibsongirls.com/

    The year was 1900 and they had an aloof look on their faces and were not subservient to men and Gibson was credited in part with mobilizing the sufferagette movement. Gibson himself was the highest paid illustrator of his time. They played "hard to get" in his cartoons and had handsome men chasing them down, and set a huge hair and fashion trend at the time. Women wanted to look and act like them.

    I became fascinated with his work many years ago. I'm glad someone at Disney felt the same way.

    Caption Example..

    Man: "You'll have to travel the world to find someone who loves you as much as I"
    GG: (looking away.) "I'm willing to".

    In DLP the Ice Cream Parlor was themed with these cartoon illustrations (anyone remember Farrell's?), and I guess it crept out to MS Disneyland. I don't know if it lives in WDW or any other place.

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    Hey, those cartoons are awesome!

    "...the Gibson Girl represented a serene self-confidence that could surmount any problem. The envy of all who knew her, the Gibson Girl remained aloof of her surroundings but not to the extent of haughtiness."

    That's totally cool and very progressive for that time period. Hats off to Gibson for what he did and hats off to you for the info! Thanks!

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    The name is an hommage to the ice cream parlor on Disneyland's Main Street USA, The Gibson Girl. That is where the inspearation came for the name.
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    The name is an hommage to the ice cream parlor on Disneyland's Main Street USA, The Gibson Girl. That is where the inspearation came for the name.
    OK, that explains the connection a bit better! I get it now. I've never been to DL, only WDW and don't remember seeing anything like that at WDW.

    It's really cool that Walt (assuming Walt decided to name the parlor after Gibson) would honor Gibson in that way.

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