GUYS!! A stretching portrait for the 1920’s ghost Lavinia George!! Featuring Officer Blue from Disneyland C.A. She was a headcanon ghost I placed into the Hotel Gracey (a Haunted Mansion themed hotel).
"Crossed over at age nineteen during her first time behind the wheel of Gene Arvanitis’ jalopy. Still roaring and romancing the boys in death…" - Original Bio
FABULOUS JOB BY KEILEYPHOTOGRAPHY
These headstones far back up the hill (towards the river) outside the WDW Haunted Mansion are deliberate tributes to the very earliest HM scripts and concepts (1950’s) by Disney Imagineer and animator Ken Anderson, which he penned and mulled over at the insistence of Walt Disney himself.
Beauregard the butler (played by various cast members throughout the day, one assumes) would have led guests on a walking tour of the haunted house that had been transplanted to Disneyland in very early show scripts, telling them the tragic history and introducing them to various ghosts and narrating apparitions and hauntings along the way.
Bartholomew Gore would have been the home’s owner in several iterations of show scripts penned by Anderson, and was in secret a notorious pirate dubbed ‘Captain Blood’ who was in the smuggling trade, using his riverside New Orleans mansion as a base for some of his illicit activities. His wife Priscilla would have found out his dread secret and likely been murdered by Gore, with both appearing to guests in ghostly form during the tour in one tour-de-force scene tested out at the Disney studios before it was deemed impractical to have guests walk through the attraction. The murdered bride and the sea captain both cast long shadows over the eventual finished product, showing up in some format or another together at the WDW/Magic Kingdom version before the reinvention of the bride character as chatty Constance of modern times.
Both photos by me.