I hope this is real. Emily? Megan? Can you confirm?
OK, according to Snopes, they USED to do this. They stopped doing it for two reasons: 1) safety. The visibility in the costumes is awful, so they ran the risk of hurting themselves or others. 2) Once this picture and others like it went viral on Tumblr and such, people were yelling “Andy’s coming!” CONSTANTLY. It was obnoxious. So, this no longer works. :/
Today was the last day of the exhibit Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. I wandered through the exhibit and spotted this glorious treasure, and I couldn’t help but share it here.
Michael Caine on a street in London, c. 1960s
Fun fact: Michael Caine was in Hannah and Her Sisters as “Elliott,” Hannah’s troubled husband. This was the movie I got my son’s name from, not E.T. That said, my Elliott isn’t named after anything in particular.