Friday, February 02, 2007

The Un-Produced JERRY LEWIS RANKIN/BASS Projects!

In my posting about the soundtrack CD for THE DAYDREAMER, I forgot to mention that the CD includes three RARE demos from two JERRY LEWIS projects that ARTHUR RANKIN and JULES BASS were trying to pull together. Two tracks are from a special that was to be called PUNCH & JUDY featuring JERRY and CAROL BURNETT and the other project was based on THE BELLBOY for which MAURY LAWS and JULES BASS wrote a theme called 'Hey Bellhop!' ARTHUR & JULES were big JERRY fans and even sent MAURY LAWS to the set of THE BIG MOUTH to discuss the projects. Nothing was ultimately Produced except for ANIMAGIC figures for both projects. In recent years, I heard from JERRY and put him in touch with ARTHUR RANKIN. He wanted to resurrect these projects BUT the materials have long been disgarded...except for these RARE tracks coming out on the CD!

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