Interview: Wally Boag (Golden Horseshoe Revue; Tiki Room; Absent-Minded Professor)

Wally Boag at home
Wally Boag at home

Wally Boag starred in Disneyland’s Golden Horseshoe Revue stage show from 1955 to 1982. During that time, some of his other contributions include appearing in some of Walt Disney’s movies, entertaining the troops in Iceland, performing in a Walt Disney stage show at Radio City Music Hall, writing Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room attraction and providing the voice of that show’s emcee macaw, Jose.

 The original cast of the Golden Horseshoe Revue (Donald Novis, Judy Marsh, Wally Boag)
The original cast of the Golden Horseshoe Revue (Donald Novis, Judy Marsh, Wally Boag)
 Wally receiving a Disney Legends Award at the Walt Disney Studios
Wally receiving a Disney Legends Award at the Walt Disney Studios
 Fulton Burley and Wally Boag in the Golden Horseshoe Revue
Fulton Burley and Wally Boag in the Golden Horseshoe Revue
 Wally (with mask) filling in as stuntman for Fred MacMurray in The Absent-Minded Professor
Wally (with mask) filling in as stuntman for Fred MacMurray in The Absent-Minded Professor
 Publicity photo for tour with Wally Boag to promote the Walt Disney film, The Jungle Book
Publicity photo for tour with Wally Boag to promote the Walt Disney film, The Jungle Book

AUDIO INDEX

2:35 His start in showbiz

9:26 Donald Novis; Golden Horseshoe Revue audition for Walt Disney

11:59 Fulton Burley; writing Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room; under contract with MGM; bring Fulton to the Horseshoe

14:03 History of “spitting out teeth” as Pecos Bill

16:33 More about the Tiki Room and writing for WED (now known as Walt Disney Imagineering); the Tiki Room in Tokyo Disneyland; the barker bird in Disneyland; his involvement in the Haunted Mansion

19:43 Stunt double for Fred MacMurray in the Absent-Minded Professor

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