Today in History: Disneyland opening in 1955

Today in History: Disneyland opening in 1955

62 years ago today, the “happiest place on earth” opened its doors to the public. On opening day, some 60,000 people visited the park. Admission on July 17, 1955 was $1. After several years of careful planning, construction of the huge amusement park began in 1954. The theme park was built on 160 acres of former farming land near Los Angeles, California and cost $17 million to build. As a result of Disneyland’s huge success, an even bigger theme park was built in Florida, opening in 1971. Other parks in Tokyo (1983), Paris (1992) and Hong Kong (2005) followed. In 2013, the original Disneyland greeted more than 16 million visitors who spend close to $3 billion! Interestingly enough, Tokyo’s Disneyland exceeded that number with 17.2 million visitors during 2013.

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Today in History: Euro Disneyland opens in 1992

Today in History: Euro Disneyland opens in 1992

25 years ago today, the happiest place on earth opened its doors on the European continent in Marne-la-Vallée, near Paris, France. Attracting some 10 million visitors each year, Disneyland Paris (as it is called today) is the most popular theme park in Europe.

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Today in History: Disney’s Dumbo premiered in 1941

Disney's Dumbo

75 years ago today, Disney’s animated classic premiered in the United States.

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Today in History: Disneyland opening in 1955

Today in History: Disneyland opening in 1955

61 years ago today, the “happiest place on earth” opened its doors to the public. On opening day, some 60,000 people visited the park. Admission on July 17, 1955 was $1. After several years of careful planning, construction of the huge amusement park began in 1954. The theme park was built on 160 acres of former farming land near Los Angeles, California and cost $17 million to build. As a result of Disneyland’s huge success, an even bigger theme park was built in Florida, opening in 1971. Other parks in Tokyo (1983), Paris (1992) and Hong Kong (2005) followed. In 2013, the original Disneyland greeted more than 16 million visitors who spend close to $3 billion! Interestingly enough, Tokyo’s Disneyland exceeded that number with 17.2 million visitors during 2013. PS: if you happen to visit San Francisco and have some extra time, go and visit the Walt Disney Family Museum! It is worth it.
By the way: the original Tomorrowland Art Corner poster shown here was part of our recent poster auction and fetched a record price of $30,000. We will try to find more Disneyland posters for our fall sale.  🙂

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Poster Auction in 2 weeks

POster form our May 7 Auction in San Francisco and live online

Poster Auction in 2 weeks
Our next vintage poster auction is only 2 weeks away. The May 7 catalog is online. Enjoy 437 lost of great posters at
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Today in History: Disney’s Pinocchio released in 1940

Today in History: Disney’s Pinocchio released in 1940

76 years ago today, Walt Disney’s animated movie “Pinocchio,” was released. It was the second animated feature film produced by Disney, following the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937.

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Today in History: David Klein died in 2005

Today in History: David Klein died in 2005

David Klein was an American artist who is perhaps best known for the iconic travel images he created for Trans World Airlines (TWA) during the 1950s and 1960s. Klein studied art in Los Angeles and was a member of the California Watercolor Society during the 1930s. He served as an illustrator for the U.S. Army during World War II and moved to New York in 1953 where he worked as an art director for a theater advertising agency while also producing posters for successful plays. His breakthrough as a commercial artist came when he developed the advertising campaign for TWA. He created dozens of vibrant posters that display famous landmarks in an abstract style. David Klein passed away in New York in 2005 at the age of 87.

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