1977 Disneyland 1955 Charter Cast Member Jim Quigley Silver Pass Walt Disney
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1977 Disneyland 1955 Charter Cast Member Jim Quigley Silver Pass Walt Disney:
1977 DISNEYLAND 1955 Charter Cast Member Jim Quigley Silver PASS Walt Disney 1977 DISNEYLAND 1955 Charter Cast Member Jim Quigley Silver PASS Walt Disney
"SATURDAY'S TOYS Presents..." a unique opportunity to own a Disneyland collectible from the personal collection of an original cast members on opening day, July 17, 1955.
This Walt Disney Productions annual SILVER PASS was issued in December 1976 to active CHARTER CAST MEMBER, Jim Quigley (1929 - 2011). This would provide complimentary parking and admission (Disneyland or Walt Disney World) during the 1977 calendar year for up to three guests each day.
Signed on reverse by both James J. Quigley and Mrs. James J. Quigley.
Also includes the imprinted signature on the card's face of Donn Tatum... the first person to serve as Chairman of the Board who was not a Disney family member. After Walt's passing in 1966... followed by his brother Roy's passing in 1971... Donn Tatum would take the helm of the company until his retirement in 1980.
Working with Larry Tryon and the Disneyland Finance office, Jim Quigley (pictured below in front of his retirement painting by Disneyland Master Illustrator, Charles Boyer; as well as in his Disneyland finance office in 1965) was present during Disneyland's first year of operation and would continue there until his eventual retirement. He confirmed that there were times when ticket money collected at the front gate would be rushed to payroll so that the cast members could be paid... so thin was Disneyland's operation after the first summer season ended. During those lean winter months, times were tight at Walt Disney's original Magic Kingdom... but with even tighter financial oversight... this team of new Disneyland cast members (many of them transferred from the Walt Disney Studio in Burbank) was able to make ends meet until the park's cash flow was able to level out.
Presented here, is Jim Quigley's original 1977 Silver Main Gate Pass; valid thru December 31, 1977
Good condition with wear from use and subsequent storage.
(additional photos included for reference only; not included with sale)