1956

  • Newly Discovered Disneyland Home Movie from 1956
    Newly Discovered Disneyland Home Movie from 1956

    Jeff Altman’s grandfather had a real enthusiasm for 16mm film. While going through some of the family film archives, Jeff discovered this incredibly colorful and clear film of Disneyland just one year after it opened. There’s even a scene of his grandmother (love her outfit) meeting Walt Disney (who appeared…

  • Steve Martin Cameo in ‘Disneyland Dream’ home video
    Steve Martin Cameo in ‘Disneyland Dream’ home video

    A quick follow up on the story from the end of last year where the Barstow Family home video “Disneyland Dream” was placed on the on the Library of Congress National Film Registry. Writer/comedian/actor Steve Martin, a former Disneyland cast member, found himself  in the home movie! It’s a very…

  • 1956 Disneyland Film from Barstow Family
    1956 Disneyland Film from Barstow Family

    Via Archive.org comes this amazing video of a family from Connecticut who won a great contest to Disneyland in 1956. It’s chock full of cheesy humor and corny jokes, and a great look at Disneyland’s earliest days. The 30 minute video also includes stops at other southern California landmarks like…

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