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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.


As I promised on October 1, I’ll be sharing with you a Halloween-worthy tale of thrills, chills and Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. It’s that rarely seen TV classic, 1970’s Disneyland Showtime. A tuneful tour of Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom built around (sort of) a visit to the Haunted Mansion and the efforts of the Osmond Brothers and 1970s Disney superstar Kurt Russell to put on a concert, this Wonderful World of Disney episode has to be seen (or read about) to be believed. (Special thanks to Disney artist/writer/authority and Disneyland Showtime aficionado Kevin Kidney for these priceless images, especially the photo of Showtime starlet E.J. Peaker pertly posing in front of one of Mary Blair's Tomorrowland murals.) Be sure and “tune in” here on Wednesday (Halloween, to be specific) for all the horror.

5 comments:

Ed Squair said...

As far as I'm concerned, Disneyland Showtime is the best hour of television ever created. I even find the Kids of the Kingdom's Disneyland-themed version of "This Land is Your Land" a bit moving, a reminder of a simpler time I grew up in.

Jeff Pepper said...

I've got this buried on a VHS tape somewhere. You've sent me to diggin' . . .

douglas said...

Sandy Duncan got to run around the Haunted Mansion with Ruth Buzzi and also got to interact with attraction characters on HER 1974 special. Wonder who approved THAT???

douglas said...

Here's proof:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=onnSFk77gjM

Ed Squair said...

well, Sandy was at WDW. I don't think they had ANY rules there :)