If it hadn't closed in 2005, today would have been Movieland Wax Museum's 46th birthday. The top photo shows Mike Tucker and his sister at this Buena Park landmark in 1962, when the paint was barely dry. I took the second photo last year on Movieland's "walk of fame," which is still accessible to the public. It's a who's-who of actors from 1970s and '80 TV and B-movies. The late Herve "Tattoo" Villechaize's inscription is by far the most elaborate.
Speaking of Buena Park anniversaries, tomorrow (Monday) will be the 117th anniversary of the Buena Park School District.
Further expanding on our theme,... Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of Mott's Miniatures in the historic Jeffries Barn at Knott's Berry Farm. Sadly, the Mott's were pushed out in 1992. I knew their amazing collection of miniatures had been auctioned off, but I had no idea where they'd ended up. Until now. Ken at OutsideTheBerm let the cat out of the bag on Friday.
As "EDGE4194" pointed out in our comments section, I've added some new links to this site, including one to HistoricAerials.com. Old aerial photos fascinate historians the way yarn fascinates kittens.