As we know, it's just about anything goes now for guests grooming and attire at Disneyland.
But I'm curious about a part of "Yesterland" that isn't discussed much.
That is, the fact that before 1970, men with hair that basically didn't meet employee standards (or at least be well above the shoulders, or little or no facial hair) were not allowed into the
park even as paying guests.
And there were also strict guidelines for messages adorning jackets and t-shirts and the like. I wish there was more of that now, but...
My cousin Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys (who even played in a Disney movie - the Monkey's Uncle) - and I went to the park in 1968, and we were turned away because of the length of his hair.
We were told that if he'd had his SAG card, they would have let him in...
I recall that there was a hippie (Yippie?) invasion of TSI in 1970, and soon after the hair guidelines were dropped.
I assume it was Walt's idea to enforce the original standards.
Anyone with thoughts or ideas on this? This is part of Disneyland's past that gets very little discussion.