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The 1960s saw several SoCal family vacations to visit my sister and her family, and this time the whole slew of us took in Knott's Berry Farm, where I took 18 color slides, as opposed the over 40 I shot in Disneyland. So that'll show you. Faux-reality fan that I was, I liked wandering around Knott's old western-style buildings, cement cliffs and miniature buildings, but no doubt about it, Disneyland was my heaven on earth. Oh, and it was nice seeing the family, too. View full size.
Eugenie Blair (1864-1922) was what theater people would call a real trouper -- the actress dropped dead after a performance of "Anna Christie" at the Cort Theater in Chicago.
June 1904. "Lyceum Theatre, Detroit." Onstage this week: Eugenie Blair in "Claire or the Ironmaster." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.
My brother's Marin Catholic High School classmates all decked out for their 1955 Senior Prom. He took this Ektachrome slide in the Larkspur, California, home of the girl on the right. 1950s accouterments include a table model TV set, spectacular lamp shade and those interesting light bulbs, a variety we also had in our own home a couple blocks away. View full size.