A couple of posts ago I mentioned that I had acquired a “Wonderful World of Color” post card with Ludwig von Drake featured on the front. This is not technically a post card, I think. But whoever designed it figured they would put some markings on the back to make so that it could be used as a post card if so desired. And this card is certainly not in the Nickel Tour as it was not a card sold in the park.
I suspect this card was given out by NBC…perhaps at the studio in Burbank. But that is just a guess. Either way…it’s a great memento from a time when color television was brand new, and Disney was exploiting it to the hilt. If you didn’t get a chance to catch the video I linked to in the Ludwig von Drake squeaker post, definitely check it out…clearly a promotion for color TV.
By the way…the card does say “Copyright 1961 WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS” on the front. So, that does support the idea that this card was put out by the NBC right when the “Wonderful World of Color” first aired on TV. For a modern day interpretation of the “World of Color”, you’ll have to go see the light show at Disney California Adventure…that is quite a show!
Until next time…