Monday, November 08, 2010

Windows to the Past: Walt Disney and Fess Parker in Atlanta

Just over five decades ago, the city of Atlanta played host to both Walt Disney and Fess Parker, as the marquee of the Loew's Grand indicates in this photograph from June of 1956.  The occasion was the world premiere of the movie The Great Locomotive Chase, which starred Parker, who was fresh with fame from the Davy Crockett episodes of the Disneyland television program.  The Loew's Grand was the subject of a prior Windows to the Past post where it had a more direct Davy Crockett connection.


Ned Hastings said...

May I add this photo to an Old Atlanta group on Facebook, and also to an Old Atlanta website?