I know this is a long shot, but I'm looking for information related to the "50 Happy Years" celebration event that took place at Disneyland in spring of 1973, to commemorate the golden anniversary of Walt Disney Productions. Anybody happen to remember that?
My (soon to be) husband and I were members of a college choir that performed during the official ceremony that was held on Main Street. It was "just another gig" to us at the time, but now I'd give anything to find references to it; photos, newspaper articles, programs, etc.
All I have ever seen is products with the "50 Happy Years" logo; such as a collection of Disney music on LP, fan cards or posters with an image of Disney characters, and "Disney on Parade" programs. I've also found general info on the anniversary of the company, but I have yet to find anything that references the actual ceremony that took place at Disneyland. (It's amazing how much times have changed since that "50th" and the recent 50th birthday celebration; apparently the promotion was much more low-key.)
I did discover that a 1973 "Wonderful World of Disney" episode was devoted to the anniversary, but I have no idea if it even mentions the park ceremony, and it doesn't appear to be available on DVD or tape. The Spring 1973 volume of "Disney News" magazine (which I haven't been successful in obtaining) is about the anniversary, but again, I don't know if the ceremony is covered.
I hope it's ok to post this here, as it's about events of Disneyland's past, rather than attractions.
Any help/leads at all would be appreciated!