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  • Video Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

    As a part of my recent obsession with the music of Randy Newman, I watched one of his only legitimate music videos, the one for "I Love L.A.". While watching it, I noticed several snatches of footage of Disneyland circa 1983. The first is a second of the Matterhorn and a monorail seen at 2:25 (accentuating the line "Look at that mountain"). However, the more interesting piece to me is footage of the original Disneyland sign seen at about 3:05. I've never seen it from that angle or in motion before. I had even assumed it was gone by the 80's. Very interesting, and the imagry comes with a great song to boot!

    You can see the video here:
    Randy Newman- I Iove L.A. - YouTube
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    Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

    If I'm not mistaken that sign was on Harbor for quite some time in the 80's. I think in the 90's it was replaced with the blue sign and then that was torn down later.


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      Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

      That has always been a high point of that video for me.

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        Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

        Pretty cool, I grew up in the 90's so for me the Blue Sign will always be my favorite sign but cool to see the old one too
        Happy Halloween!!!

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          Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

          I love seeing the monorail too. The Matterhorn and monorail were the height of the video for me. Thanks for sharing it.
          Last edited by lou_mom; 07-19-2012, 11:23 AM. Reason: spelling

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          • #6
            Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

            It's nice seeing one's city sights in a video. I'm not from LA, but being from Chicago, I understand the emotional connection.
            BarbaraAnn

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            • #7
              Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

              I always really enjoyed hearing the instrumental version of that in DCA. It just fit so perfectly.

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              • #8
                Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

                I love that song.........But I never noticed Disneyland in the Video mostly because I probably wasn't paying attention
                Always read the fine print.

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                • #9
                  Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

                  Now can anyone figure out what they have written on the sign as it goes by?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

                    I also wanna add that there is the the Monorail Beam/Track at 3:09
                    Always read the fine print.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

                      Originally posted by almandot View Post
                      Now can anyone figure out what they have written on the sign as it goes by?
                      From what I can tell:
                      OPEN WED-SUN -------
                      GOLDEN (ANNIVERSARY?)
                      (SHANE?)

                      Some help would be great.
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                        Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

                        Originally posted by Ukulele Guy View Post
                        From what I can tell:
                        OPEN WED-SUN -------
                        GOLDEN (ANNIVERSARY?)
                        (SHANE?)

                        Some help would be great.
                        I'm guessing too.

                        OPEN WED/SUN -------
                        GOLDEN HORSESHOE

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                        • #13
                          Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

                          Nice video. But...

                          ORANGE COUNTY IS NOT THE SAME AS LA!!! :verymad:

                          Ok. Now that I got that off my chest we can return to our regularly scheduled thread.

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                            Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

                            Originally posted by Jetlife View Post
                            I'm guessing too.

                            OPEN WED/SUN -------
                            GOLDEN HORSESHOE
                            Yeah, that looks right. Makes more sense than "anniversary" (Disneyland didn't celebrate this until 2005) and also the same number of letters. Now to find the bottom line.

                            It bugs me that this is quite literally the only version of the video available it seems on the internet, and is quite low quality.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

                              Originally posted by Ukulele Guy View Post
                              ... Now to find the bottom line...
                              Yeah I've been searching image files to try and see if I can find a similar worded sign.

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                              • #16
                                Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

                                Wow, that marquee is definitely a blast from the past. And Open Wed/Sun certainly works for that time period. When I hired in as an Attractions CM in the early 80s, the park was closed on Monday and Tuesday during the off-season.

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                                  Re: Footage of original Disneyland sign in Randy Newman video

                                  Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
                                  Nice video. But...

                                  ORANGE COUNTY IS NOT THE SAME AS LA!!! :verymad:

                                  Ok. Now that I got that off my chest we can return to our regularly scheduled thread.
                                  Well... It is part of metropolitan LA.

                                  Los Angeles metropolitan area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



                                  The following is a list of principal cities in the Los Angeles metropolitan area with 2009 California Department of Finance estimates of their population:[6]
                                  • Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana MSA


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