c. 1970 RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS/RICK GOLDSCHMIDT ARCHIVES
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
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Thursday, December 22, 2011
Www.timeandspacetoys.com The sculpts on the NEW figures are a million times better than what was out for the last 10 years! HERMEY looks so much better BUT they packed his hammer horribly...took me 15 minutes to get the wire off. MUCH IMPROVED!
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As a follow up to my horrible AT&T story...let me tell you a little bit about our union. What did the UNION I.B.E.W. LOCAL 21 do on my behalf of being terminated for sickness? Collected my dues for years and just mirrored back what the company was saying...right or wrong. I recently found out that a group of unjustly fired Senior employees from AT&T are trying to get a class action suit going against the union with a law firm that is primarily focusing on the building I used to work at located at 2401 W. Grace, Chicago, IL. What kind of response do we get when we call I.B.E.W. LOCAL 21 President Ronald Kastner in regards to our individual situations? silence. I will gladly join this class action suit. SILENT NIGHT....HOLY NIGHT...
My friend Frank called me up today to wish me well and talk about my MAD MONSTER PARTY book on his SIRIUS XM radio show out of New York. It will air again later tonight and possibly on the weekend. Frank has written about us in TV GUIDE and we met up years ago at one of our friend Alex Ross' Halloween parties! He recently appeared on THE ROSIE O' DONNELL SHOW with his NEW Celebrity cookbook. A friend of mine reminded me that he also had a show on COMEDY CENTRAL years ago. THANKS for all of the support FRANK!
Marlo Thomas was in RANKIN/BASS' CRICKET ON THE HEARTH and then later returned in THAT GIRL IN WONDERLAND on the ABC SATURDAY SUPERSTAR MOVIE!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Email Rickgoldsc@aol.com I had a question about RANKIN/BASS' THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY today :) The question was...Is there a print of the film that is out on DVD that has the correct GREER GARSON spoken line (That can be heard on the LP/CD) towards the end of the special, that was incorrectly dubbed with the scratch vocal by PAUL FREES? Answer: Not to my knowledge. It is possible that the original VHS releases (before it was re-mastered), may have had the correct GREER GARSON track. I haven't checked the old VHS versions. I also recall that the sound effect track was intact back then...which had the Drummer Boy's drum sounds before and after the song "Why Can't The Animals Smile?" Here is a inside story that hasn't been talked about much. The singer of "Why Can't The Animals Smile?" was not TEDDY ECCLES, who voiced Aaron. It was an uncredited DICK BEALS (SPEEDY ALKA-SELTZER, BUZZ CONROY, etc.) Also, the classic RANKIN/BASS special has not come out on BLU RAY yet, because it has only been re-mastered from a 16mm B Roll. There is a 35mm print and NBC-TV always aired it from a 35mm print BUT it hasn't been located.