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Dave DeCaro
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Custom paintings, photography, and general creativity
Custom paintings, photography, and general creativity

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More Janet Leigh at Storybook Land
A recently acquired addition to my collection expands my library of 1962 Janet Leigh and family images. Visiting the Park while then-husband Tony Curtis was filming “40 Pounds of Trouble,” today's post shows them on the Storybook Land attraction. First, dau...
More Janet Leigh at Storybook Land
More Janet Leigh at Storybook Land
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Fire Department Friday
Here’s a September 1958 shot of the Disneyland Fire Department, located in Town Square. You can see the same location from the reverse angle in this previously posted shot, also from the 1950s: A contemporary shot of the Fire Department: In other Park news,...
Fire Department Friday
Fire Department Friday
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Sax in the City
Just one image for today from June 1958, featuring the Keystone Kops quartet playing their saxophones for guests in Central Plaza. I don't know the names of all the performers, but Bernie Flamen is the one on the right. He played sax and clarinet at Disneyl...
Sax in the City
Sax in the City
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Kate at Kent
And by Kate, I mean Katharine Hepburn. The Katharine Hepburn Dressed for Stage and Screen exhibit traveled around the country for the past seven years before landing back at the Kent State University Museum. You could almost feel Hepburn’s presence with thi...
Kate at Kent
Kate at Kent
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The Back Side of Water in Fantasyland
I'm a collector; a completist; a crazy kind of guy who once he starts picking up a hobby has to have EVERYTHING to make his collection whole. It is for this very reason that I let out a “whoop” when I saw this August 1967 image come up for purchase. Why? Be...
The Back Side of Water in Fantasyland
The Back Side of Water in Fantasyland
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The Skyway, Summer of 56
This Summer of 56 batch has yielded some amazing vintage views of the Park, including this journey on the Skyway attraction. For all you newbies, the original attraction had buckets that carried you from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland (and vice versa!). At fir...
The Skyway, Summer of 56
The Skyway, Summer of 56
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Daveland Gets Published
The other day I awoke to a text from an east coast friend who alerted me that photos from my collection were being used in a CNN travel article . Jumping online I discovered that the article was touting the upcoming coffee table book by art publisher suprem...
Daveland Gets Published
Daveland Gets Published
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Return of the Ruby Slippers
“The Wizard of Oz” is still making headlines, almost 80 years after its 1939 release. The news was abuzz yesterday with the announcement that an original pair of Ruby Slippers stolen back in 2005 had been returned, thanks to the work of the FBI. I wonder if...
Return of the Ruby Slippers
Return of the Ruby Slippers
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A Phantom in the Lake
In August 1955 The Motor Boat Cruise attraction at Disneyland received a cosmetic makeover when the boats were redesigned by Bruce Bushman. Holy tailfins, Batman! Despite the new look, mechanically the boats were prone to break down easily, stranding guests...
A Phantom in the Lake
A Phantom in the Lake
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A Christmas Story House
“A Christmas Story” was a sleeper hit that has become an annual holiday classic. Naturally if you go to Cleveland, Ohio, you MUST stop by the Tremont neighborhood to visit this 19th Century Victorian home that was used in the film for exterior shots in the ...
A Christmas Story House
A Christmas Story House
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