Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Free DVD disc with book order tonight at www.miserbros.com

It's Danny Kaye's Birthday!

It's Danny Kaye's Birthday! He spent a lot of time with Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass in 1971-1972 and enjoyed it! He appeared on The Dick Cavett show and spoke of both producers. He shot two specials with them, one was a pilot for a series that wasn't picked up. Arthur talks about a funny apparel incident in my books. C. 2012 Miser Bros Press/Rick Goldschmidt Archives
 

It's Ollie's Birthday!

Bozo's Circus

It's Bob Bell's Birthday!

Ideal toys Captain Action

Monday, January 16, 2017

Chicken today and feathers tomorrow!

It's Ethel Merman's Birthday!


SESAME STREET

If you have my book THE ARTHUR RANKIN, JR. SCRAPBOOK: The Birth of Animagic, you probably already read about this, but Tony Peters, designer of the early Rankin/Bass series and specials went on to create segments for Sesame Street with his company Instant Miracles, Inc.. I believe that is how this Rosko toy from Rankin/Bass' The New Adventure of Pinocchio wound up in this famous segment that aired over and over again! Tony was a wonderful guy with a great sense of humor. #sesamestreet #jimhenson #rankinbass

Monday Deal!

Today (MLK day), I will include a free dvd disc of Rankin/Bass' The Wind in the Willows with any book order at www.miserbros.com #windinthewillows

Friday, January 13, 2017

THAT GIRL IN WONDERLAND

Rankin/Bass' That Girl in Wonderland appeared on the ABC Saturday Superstar Movie January 13, 1974. I will include a dvd disc of the special with any order from now until midnight at www.miserbros.com My late friend Rhoda Mann did some voice work in the special and she actually taped it from TV on Beta at the time it aired, complete with the commercials and this is the copy I have.  Another Rankin/Bass special that they included a segment from The Wizard of Oz, with Marlo as Dorothy!