Just a quick post to share some art from the Disney History Institute collection. In the early 1960s one of the most memorable events at Disneyland was the “Dixieland at Disneyland” celebration, usually held just after the summer season. Here, big name jazz and dixieland bands would showcase their talents over a weekend. Such greats as Al Hirt, Louis Armstrong, the Firehouse Five Plus Two, and others, would get Disneyland all jazzed up. (I have some home movies of the 1963 celebration that started with a parade down Main Street, U.S.A. that ended with the various concerts in Frontierland. If I can figure out how to get them transferred and cleaned up, I’ll put them in a future post here at the Institute.) So to start off the celebration, I offer images of some suggested Disneyland artwork to help publicize the event in 1963. Enjoy.
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