Saturday, January 12, 2013

PACKAGING


Two products I am not wild about BUT love the packaging!

LINUS THE LION-HEARTED




I have been watching this series on DVD from POST CEREALS!

RANKIN/BASS' THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF DANNY KAYE: THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES (1972)

 I re-watched RANKIN/BASS' THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF DANNY KAYE:  THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES and I must say the ANIMAGIC is Excellent as is Danny Kaye's performance.  Arthur Rankin was great friends with Danny and this was going to launch a series.  There is a wonderful original documentary on the DVD made by ARTHUR RANKIN and JULES BASS in 1972 with behind the scenes footage of the Animators in the studio and narrated by Danny and Arthur.  It also features Jack Davis' artwork for the series.

c. 1972 RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS/RICK GOLDSCHMIDT ARCHIVES

Cyril Ritchard

appeared in three RANKIN/BASS films:  THE DAYDREAMER (1966), THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF DANNY KAYE:  THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES (1972) and THE FIRST CHRISTMAS (1975)

RANKIN/BASS' THE MAD, MAD, MAD COMEDIANS (1970)

c. 1970 RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS/RICK GOLDSCHMIDT ARCHIVES
featured in my 15th ANNIVERSARY BOOK, this was their highest rated TV special leading into the 1970 ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW.  It features the voices of Groucho Marx, Jack Benny, George Burns, George Jessel, Flip Wilson, Phyllis Diller, etc.

Friday, January 11, 2013

JACK E. LEONARD


Comedian JACK E. LEONARD has always been a favorite of mine!  He worked for RANKIN/BASS in THE MAD, MAD, MAD, COMEDIANS (1970), which was their highest rated special leading into the 1970 ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW.  I included a chapter on THE MAD, MAD, MAD COMEDIANS in my 15th ANNIVERSARY EDITION of THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS:  A PORTFOLIO book and I have it on DVD too :)
Still enjoying the heck out of these :)
Another RARE shot of Mike playing his 12-string RICKENBACKER

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Love this cover art by my friend MITCH O' CONNELL  www.mitchoconnell.com

Thursday, January 10, 2013

THE HB SHOW

I will have a piece in this show. along with my friend Patrick Owsley and some other surprises!   I have my friend MITCH O' CONNELL's PENELOPE (seen on this poster) hanging in my laundry room :)  Always loved this piece!

PRINCE NAMOR

another from Ron Murphy (out of Josh's collection)

SUB-MARINER PRINCE NAMOR

from Ron Murphy

THE GREEN HORNET






15th ANNIVERSARY EDITION of THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO


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RANKIN/BASS' A MONTH OF SUNDAYS

their only off Broadway musical...ALLEN SWIFT was one of the actors in it.  It was written by Romeo Muller with songs by JULES BASS & MAURY LAWS! 

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Tuesday, January 08, 2013


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RANKIN/BASS' THE JACKSON FIVE SHOW


Thanks to Mike G. for the J5 DVD set!  I like the fact that the ratio of the DVD is set to flat screen as originally broadcast.  There are no extras and the packaging is very minimal BUT am glad to finally see it released.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ELVIS!