Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Disneyland Catalina Island Knotts Berry Farm 1956



This is such a charming home movie! Made in 1956 and narrated some years later by the guy who filmed his family trip to Disneyland and other places here in southern California, in 1956.



It's just over 30 minutes long, which is a long time by today's standards of short attention spans, but gee, it's just so charming!

If you were here like I was back in the day, and went to these places decades ago, you will love this video.

Click HERE to watch!!
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10 comments:

  1. My dad has a ton of these in his attic but it's so expensive to convert them plus slot of the older ones have been ruined by living in 100% humidity for years. I'm going to brave it soon though since if I don't they'll ALL be lost. Of course none of the nieces and nephews care about this but I know in a few years they'll appreciate seeing their parents cavorting at Disneyland and Knotts and even P.O.P. (remember?).

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  2. So neat!!!! I'm obsessed with archive.org anyway, thanks for nosing this one out, love it.

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  3. POP? Hmmm not sure what that is, Christine... =/

    I just discovered it today, so it's a new place to explore!

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  4. My granddad had some home videos of my mom and her siblings; and then some more of my cousins and me. It was neat to see me at an age I don't remember, and seeing my mom when she was really young. It was also fun to compare my grandfather's home movies from the 60s to the home movie he made of my high school graduation some 30 years later: distracted by cute blonde girls.

    I should do some searches for Disney World - there are rides I remember from the late 70s that I can't corroborate with anyone else's memory of the park. So I don't know if it's memories or just imagination.

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  5. I got to watch some vintage home movies this last week. There is nothing like it.
    Possibly as more people do this a more cost saving way to do it will happen. Necessity is the Mother of invention as they say.
    Very nice.

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  6. Wow!! I haven't run across this site before... Great Find!

    We had a movie camera too, and the projector was always so noisy it was almost too distracting to watch anything. Oh well, most of our home movies were hours of film shot out the family car window of mountainsides whizzing by :P

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  7. So cool, Miss A!

    How are thee and thy fur babies? I hope you and yours have eaten well, basked in warm tidings, and I hope only for you and yours to have the best and brightest new year ever. :)

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  8. Very cool. Love these old home movies~ Zootsuitmama

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  9. My dad has old home movies from Disneyland. :) I found myself searching for 50s and 60s stuff of Disneyland on youtube for some reason. I don't know what made me think about it. Disneyland seemed so much more charming back then for some reason.

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  10. I can't wait to watch this when I get home. As a wee girl in the 70's, I went to Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Thanks for sharing!

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