Thursday, March 25, 2010

My son Josh found some more vintage STARVING ARTISTS pictures...
My John Lennon '64 325 Rickenbacker

The 2nd RED TOWER FEST we played in Orland Park, IL with my Sister Stacey (Who's birthday was yesterday)!


Jack Davis NBC Promo art for the I SPY pilot c. 1965 RICK GOLDSCHMIDT ARCHIVES
It has been a regular I SPY marathon around here since hearing of Robert Culp's passing. It has always been one of my favorite shows...I always enjoyed the "Jazzy dialogue" between Culp and Cosby.


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I'm listening to the RANKIN/BASS Easter soundtrack CD right now :)

Coming to DVD in Early May!

They are taking pre-orders at www.tcm.com

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ROBERT CULP R.I.P.

c. 1966 RICK GOLDSCHMIDT ARCHIVES

We were sorry to hear of Robert Culp's passing at age 79 today! One of my favorite actors. I had the pleasure of working on the I SPY Soundtrack CD with my late friend Earle Hagen and Culp helped with that as well. He will be missed!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I picked up THE BLIND SIDE today! I saw the film in the theater with Dorota on Valentine's day and loved it! I was sorry to hear about Sandra's soon to be x-husband and the Tattoo lady last week! My friend Caroline Perzan was the buyer/set decorator for the film!

My pal Patrick Owsley pointed out that the LIONSGATE RANKIN/BASS MAD MONSTER PARTY DVD and "Making of a cult classic" DOCUMENTARY are up for awards in the 8th Annual Rondo Hatton awards!

Voted the funniest commercial of 2009!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Setting the records straight on Tallulah Bankhead's last film RANKIN/BASS' THE DAYDREAMER (1966)

Tallulah as the sea witch in RANKIN/BASS' THE DAYDREAMER (1966) as seen in the book THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO
c. 1966 RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS/RICK GOLDSCHMIDT ARCHIVES

Valerie Harper (TV's RHODA) is playing Tallulah Bankhead in a new play called LOOPED and getting rave reviews for portraying Hollywood's original bad girl. Bankhead is said to have had many bisexual affairs, smoked 100 cigarettes a day and drank bourbon and gin like water. The play is said to be based on a 1965 looping session for what is believed to be her last film 'Die, Die, my darling.' For this film, it took her 8 hours to loop a single line, due to her intoxicated state. I felt I should set the records straight. Bankhead's last looping session was for her last film RANKIN/BASS' THE DAYDREAMER (1966).



VARIETY wrote "Skillful, inventive and charming....It should particularly appeal to the pre-teen audience but with a long list of well-known names voicing the fairy-tale characters, pic should also get good play from the older generations as well. Jules Bass' direction has balanced the live action sequences well with those of ANIMAGIC."


From the book THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO available here!
c. 1965 RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS/RICK GOLDSCHMIDT ARCHIVES



FEEL THE ROAR AS THUNDERCATS CLAWS ITS WAY ONTO THE TELETOON RETRO SCHEDULE


Toronto – Lion-O, Snarf and Cheetara are loose on TELETOON Retro as ThunderCats joins the schedule from April 4 with a special 24-hour marathon. The beloved series originally debuted in 1985 and has not aired in Canada for over a decade.

Starting at 6 p.m., TELETOON Retro devotes 24 hours to ThunderCats with the first 24 episodes of the series scheduled in two 12 hour blocks. On Monday, April 5, ThunderCats officially joins the TELETOON Retro schedule in its regular slot, Mondays at 6 p.m. As of April 12, the show will also air at 7 a.m. and midnight every Monday.

A Rankin Bass Production, ThunderCats follows a band of band of half-human, half-feline creatures that flee from their home planet, Thundera. As the last few remaining members of the Thundercat species, the group, led by Lion-O, attempt to build a life on “Third Earth” after Thundera is destroyed. On their new planet, Lion-O, Cheetara, Panthro, Tygra, WilyKit, WilyKat, and Snarf encounter friendly Third Earth inhabitants such as the Ro-Bear Berbils, the Warrior Maidens and the Wallows. However, all is not peaceful on their new planet as the evil demon Mumm-Ra, regularly ventures from his home, the black pyramid, to try to destroy the Thundercats and steal the powerful Sword of Omens.

Utilizing a mix of technology, science fiction and fantasy, the series was created by Tobin Wolf and featured the voices talents of Earl Hammond, Larry Kenney, Earle Hyman, Lynne Lipton and Peter Newman.

TELETOON Retro has given a new home to animated favourites such as Bugs Bunny, The Smurfs and Scooby-Doo. Offering a nostalgic throwback to timeless cartoons, the channel delivers new laughs with familiar friends like Tom & Jerry, Rocky and Bullwinkle and Woody Woodpecker. TELETOON Retro is now available on Access Communications (Ch. 271), Bell TV (Ch. 599), Bluewater TV Cable & Ex-Cen Cablevision (Ch. 64), Cable Axion (Ch. 247), Cable Cable Inc. (Ch. 508), CityWest Cable (Ch. 84), Cogeco Cable (Ch. 87), Compton Cable (Ch. 90), Execulink Cablecom (Ch. 130), Fraser Canyon Television Association (Ch. 45), Kincardine Cable (Ch. 301), Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV (Ch. 545), Mountain Cablevision (Ch. 390), MTS Allstream Inc. (Ch. 235), Rogers VIP (Ch. 284), SaskTel (Ch. 46), Shaw Cable (Ch. 67), Shaw Direct (Ch. 536), Source Cable (Ch.123), Vidéotron illico Digital TV (Ch. 159), Ward Cable TV (Ch. 545) and Westman Communications (Ch. 68).

Available in both English and French, TELETOON Retro presents classic cartoons all day, every day. A nostalgic throwback to favourites of the past, TELETOON Retro delivers new laughs with familiar friends over 6.6 million Canadian homes. TELETOON Canada brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated entertainment with four nationwide specialty television channels, TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON, and TELETOON Retro. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada inc. is owned by Astral Media (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%).