Sixty years ago today, on October 27, 1954, the Disneyland TV show debuted on ABC. The show actually existed before the theme park opened in Anaheim, California on July 17, 1955 and was in effect an advertisement for the park. But oh, what a glorious advertisement it was.
Built shortly before the dawn of the Jet Age, L.A.'s Union Station has been called the Last Great American Railway Station—one final monument to rail transportation's heyday. Judging by a newly digitized color film, the city celebrated its grand opening on May 3, 1939, with appropriate fanfare.
In 1957, legendary disney animator Ward Kimball created a cartoon vision for Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom that was innovative and filled with truly bizarre alien creatures. This animated Mars only lasts for a minute, but it's a fun journey.