Photo by Peggy Sue Davis
Last week, HP post a piece about the Doo Dah Parade retrospective coming to the Pasadena Museum of History. Peggy Sue Davis of Altadena was there to enjoy the opening reception’s festivities and was good enough to share her spoils (photographs) of the evening.
“What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade” will be up for viewing at PMH until the middle of January. It’s wonderfully put together; a must visit if you are a fan of our local Doo Dah. Huge, remarkably stunning portraits of past parade participants hang on one wall followed by a display of costumes and tiaras of past queens; periodicals with pictures and stories about Doo Dah date back to the 70’s; and there’s even a live diorama of bystanders with beach chairs on a makeshift sidewalk, a beer cooler, beer, pom poms, flags, and a stack of tortillas ready to throw.
Thanks again, Peggy Sue!
Andrew, Duke of Doo Dah, and friend. Photo: PS Davis
Hardly going back in time at all, eh, Peggy Sue? Photo: PS Davis
No one had ever seen the face of “Claude Rains” who leads the 20-Man Memorial Invisible Marching Drill Team! (Next to a Lounge Lizard costume.) Photo: PS Davis
Snotty Scotty (center) with Doo Dah President Tom Coston (right). Photo: PS Davis
You can’t have a collection of Doo Dah-ers without some waterpistols and a tin man made out of Budweiser cans! Photo: PS Davis
These may be the most lovely, coiffed dreadlocks we’ve ever seen. Photo: PS Davis
PMH curator Brad MacNeill and the divine Miss Vicki (Laidig). Photo: PS Davis
Mark Goldschmidt and Michele Zack. Photo: PS Davis
Introducing the next generation to the Blues Brother. Photo: PS Davis
Paddy Hurley (Mg. Dir. of Light Bringer Project) with Tom Coston, Count Smokula and FU cheerleader (whose name might be Carl). Photo: PS Davis
A member of the Hibachi Grill Team cranking up the heat of their display. Photo: PS Davis
Corky behind the bar in a recreation of Chromo’s. Photo: PS Davis
Patricia Ferber, Walter Askin, and—the “funnest” of them all—Peggy Sue Davis in the trolley car facade, which promotes the “Pacific Electric Railway: Then & Now” exhibit right across the hall from Doo Dah. (Great photographs from back in the day compared to pics taken recently in the same location)
Photo: PS Davis
And what a better way to end the evening than a moment with Blues Brother and Uncle Fester. Photo: PS Davis
This show is brought to you by the Pasadena Museum of History and the Light Bringer Project.