Saturday, September 06, 2008


I picked up this original production painting by LESLIE THOMAS this week at auction! It is from the episode "THE RING OF WAX" and the painting measures 20" x 30"! ZOWIE! POW! ZAM!

I own this picture from the BATMAN 1966 Feature film promotional tour.

Very cool magazine my friend Chris Wolfson sent me this week!

I have the original slide of this image!

TOM FREDERICK pays us a surprise visit

Tom has some GREAT 16mm film prints up on EBAY under seller TJPJ2008 of BATMAN, LEAVE IT TO BEAVER, PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES, F TROOP, GOLMER PYLE, U.S.M.C., BREEZLY & SNEEZLY, etc. VINTAGE TV is his specialty! Be sure to check them out!

Tom is Josh's Godfather and helped with alot of my research on my books and articles. He was recently asked to portray CAPTAIN HUFFENPUFF in the new BEANY & CECIL live action movie.


Friday, September 05, 2008


Boy did that SUPER FAST pitching sting tonight. I pulled a muscle in my right hand with one swing and it is a bit painful to type this BUT we had fun on this 60 degree night! The last time we were there it was 92 degrees!


Wednesday, September 03, 2008


With the change in weather (In the Chicagoland area), I decided to try on my 2008 Halloween costume. It was 92 degrees in Chicago yesterday and it is in the 60's right now...I feel FALL coming! I decided to go as ILLYA to the ANNUAL ALEX ROSS HALLOWEEN PARTY this year (If he decides to have one this year). I had the HALLOWEEN PARTY at my house last year. I was also sorry to hear that BILL MELENDEZ passed today at age 91. I just watched the newly release GREAT PUMPKIN DVD last night and he looked good in the documentary.

"Open Channel D!"

We Remember JAMES DEAN this month!

JamesDean.comJosh and I are planning a trip to Fairmount, Indiana this year, to remember one of our favorite actors. I wrote a song about him on my first CD "James Byron Dean."

RANKIN/BASS DVDs for your old fashioned TV!

I am still offering DVD packages! Packaging and mailing many right now! E-mail: TV Art by PATRICK OWSLEY


I still have Volume 1 and 2 of the RANKIN/BASS OZ Collector's DVDs for sale and expecting Volume 3 any day now. Love this series designed by TONY PETERS. LARRY D. MANN did a wonderful job with the voice of the wicked witch!


Now that FUNKO issued their sensational FRANKIE, JR. bank, I am enjoying FRANKIE JR. items once again! Here is a cool slide puzzle!


I saw the trailer for JACK FROST on the NEW I'TS THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN DVD last night! The Announcer says it includes "Crafts! SING-A-LONGS!" WOW! Just what we wanted to see on a SPECIAL EDITION DVD. This company TRAILER PARK was hired to do the extras and apparently they are working out of a TRAILER PARK. The DOC on the GREAT PUMPKIN was not very good. It had people in it that did not work on the special or have any association with SPARKY and they threw in some bad generic Rock music behind the interviews?

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

NEW Look!

You may have noticed the NEW face we have put on our blog! I have STEPHEN BANES to Thank for the NEW banner and PATRICK OWSLEY for putting me in touch with him and making some great suggestions! THANKS Guys! You can reach STEPHEN BANES via his e-mail for all of your graphic needs. Many have commented on how much they love the look of the banner! You can reach PATRICK OWSLEY to purchase some of his sensational art at or click the link in the right column of my blog to reach his! Stephen also has a blog at


Rick Goldschmidt's Facebook profile

Monday, September 01, 2008

Our LABOR DAY was 92 degrees and included race cars, mini-golf and 90 mph fast balls!

Things were REALLY heating up at FUN TIMES SQUARE in Alsip, IL today and this is only some of the things we did on our LABOR DAY! Gorgous day in the Chicagoland area! Wonderful Labor Day! JOSH was hitting 90+ MPH pitches today!


Sunday, August 31, 2008


The MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon starts here in Chicago at 10pm. Hope it isn't the last for Jerry! Here is a cool ad Ron Murphy recently gave me. Jerry used a photo from this session for his book cover. HAPPY LABOR DAY!