Monday, February 25, 2008

"Guestbusters" - 1984 Cast Member t-shirt

In the Olympics Summer of 1984, while working in Day Custodial at Disneyland, I put together a t-shirt that a friend silkscreened for me. It had the Ghostbusters logo modified to show a mouse-ear-and-Hawaiian-shirt-wearing, sunglassed tourist being "exxed out" by the famous red symbol of a circle with a slash through the middle. The attached photo shows a "rough" of the final t-shirt artwork. Among cast members, the shirt was pretty popular and I sold out of my 100 or so that were made.

I recall a group at the
Stage Door Cafe in Frontierland had purchased several. Sadly, none of the shirts survived---to my knowledge. It was pretty cool to see CMs wearing them on their way in to work. Don't get me wrong, we loved the guests, but a little gallows humor and sarcasm was always welcome inside the berm.