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The 1950s

The 1950s

Current Events & Pop Culture

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No Disney for Krushchev

This Los Angeles Time blog entry has pictures and articles documenting Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's visit to America in 1959, including his disappointment at not being able to visit Disneyland:


"You have policemen so tough they can lift a bull by the horns, yet they say it (Disneyland) cannot be security-guarded. I would very much like to see Disneyland, but what am I to do now, commit suicide? Such a situation is inconceivable."