Saturday, January 15, 2011

Papotin's Revue

A long time ago, I posted this flyer used to advertise a French puppet show that played for a short time at Disneyland:

The same show is advertised in the verso of a popular Tiki Room flyer:

At the time of my first post on this topic, I wondered if the first flyer was created by Disneyland or by Andre Tahon.  Well, Monsieur Tahon maintained a website before his death in 2009, and on it, he posted another flyer for one of his shows.  This pretty much proves that the flyer was created by Tahon rather than Disney.  Here's the other flyer for a French production:

He also published a photo that he claims is from the Disneyland show, and since I have no reason not to believe him, here it is:

Not much, I realize, but something is better than nothing.

I, along with many Disneyland fans would love to know more about Tahon and his involvement with the early days of Disneyland.  Was he hired by Walt Disney personally?

If you have any light to shed on this most elusive of Disneyland shows, please chime in.