December 22, 2009

Happy holidays to you, 1955

Contributed by Lincoln Cushing, Archivist and Historian

Happy Holidays to you!

In the 1950s, it was the custom of Henry Kaiser Jr. and family to record a holiday album for the friends and employees of the Kaiser Industries.  In this recording from December 1955, the year that Disneyland opened, Henry Jr. exhibited his fine singing voice with a Disney classic from “Pinocchio.” This audio clip features family friend, Eddie Truman on the organ, with xylophone accompaniment, and Henry Jr. singing “When You Wish Upon A Star."