• The Nixons at Disneyland-with Clint Eastwood, 1959

    10 days ago - By Life

    In 1959 the first Disney theme park, which had opened to great fanfare in 1955 , was already an international sensation. When Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev toured the U.S. that year and was in California, he asked if he could visit Disneyland- and was denied. ‘Why not?” he complained in a speech. “What is it? Do you have rocket-launching pads there?' ”
    No, but Disneyland did upgrade its entertainment arsenal that year, and when it did it invited another politician, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon, to come celebrate the park's new attractions. Disneyland was debuting the Matterhorn...
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