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Disneyland 1956

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Josh Reichlin

I'm a fan of several things. Mostly food, sauces and dancing.

This is one my favorite clips in the past couple of months.

Based on the videos description on Vimeo, Jeff Altman, an aspiring colorist at a local Chicago production house, inherited a bunch of 16mm from his grandparents.

While going through all of the footage, he struck gold. He found some priceless footage that his grandparents recorded at Disneyland in only its second year of the parks operation, on the retired 16mm Kodachrome film stock. Of course, the most amazing part is that Jeff unearthed some footage of his Grandmother actually meeting Walt Disney himself! How cool is that?

Beyond the story behind the footage, the transfer and coloring of the footage look fantastic! It really brings the magic of the moment to life.

Home Movies At DisneyLand - 1956 from Jeff Altman on Vimeo.

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Stokestack said:

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Apparently people in the '50s could hold and aim a camera without spazzing out.

And the film yielded a great-quality image.

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