Tuesday, December 08, 2009

PEOPLEMOVER COSTUME 1967 - 1973 Go! Go! Yellow! (Gold)

When this costume debuted along with the others for the 1967 New Tomorrowland, WED wanted to really create a vista into the future.......a future of very good looking , fit people! The unprinted word around the park staffing was "only beautiful people apply for transfer" The New Tomorrowland costumes were only done in select sizes.......even tight and form fitting to 1960's standards. Rich, a 1967 New Tomorrowland "Disneylander" (now a respected San Francisco dentist today) said that the guys would try to get to costume issue early as possible to grab one of the few "slightly larger" PeopleMover stretch pants. The joke around Tomorrowland cast members was that if you saw a  male PeopleMover employee walking towards you....and they had a dime in their pocket, you could tell if it was heads or tales!......Since the PeopleMover costume pants had no pockets, our "Disneylander" admitted the real joke was, from the pants, you could tell what religion the cast member was!!!!

GO! GO! GOODYEAR!!!!!!...............................maybe that's why our cast member in the picture is NOT smiling.............



By 1972, a newer PeopleMover costume was being developed, and was used first for the AMERICA SINGS attraction (in appropriate Red, White and Blue colors).....then the PeopleMover. The sketch shows the blue shirt that was used until the early 80's when it was ultimately replaced by a white shirt (that could be used with multiple Tomorrowland costumes)

AND TOMORROWLOUNGE has not forgotten the stylish ladies!!!!


Judging from that cast members pose on the right, you had better now EXACTLY how many people are in your party!!

For you PeopleMover fans...............Tomorrowlounge will have lots more down the line!!

5 comments:

thepicklebarrel said...

Hi Mike!

With your insane collection, I'm really glad to see you blogging...

It's A LOT of work!

The costume sketches are great! I have a companion piece I bought from your buddy about 28 years ago of the female uniform. John Hench goodness.

Keep up the nice work. 1967 Tomorrowland is one of my favorite Disneyland topics!

TokyoMagic! said...

Did they ever use the the costume on the right for the ladies?

MIKE COZART said...

Thanks Jordan! I think we have almost the exact same interests! I'd be interested in seeing your companion piece.......also, John Hench did almost no costume designs after 1970.....Although he did approve all designs and his signature often appears on these sketches, but he was signing for approval only. Tom Pearce and Jack Muhs did most of the main designs. The PeopleMover costume on the right is the same costume, but it shows the with and without jacket.

Dad.. said...

Woo Hoo! Wonder if I can get a male people mover costume like that one on ebay?!? LOL!!

Robert said...

I recall those pants being worn by cast members, but I remember it in red color, not yellow.