Friday, March 01, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VAN WILLIAMS!







from Ron Murphy

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.


I started watching THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. from the beginning, in order and tonight I decided to research and find the episode that features two of the IDEAL ROBOT COMMANDOS bombing Illya, BUT no one had the title of the episode listed on the internet (referring to the IDEAL toys).  Ironically, it came up in the very next episode, as I was watching in order and it is in THE DOUBLE AFFAIR (first season 1964).  Illya says, "someone is sending their Christmas presents early."    Ironically, I talked to June Foray tonight.  June was the original voice that would say "Our man from U.N.C.L.E. will return after these messages."  Several years ago, June recorded some voice messages for me saying the same for me :)  I love the SOLO pilot too (shot in color)!

In the first season, the U.N.C.L.E. communicator was not the pen that is in the later episodes BUT a handheld walkie talkie type that is pictured on the comic book cover above.

Robot Commando commercial ( Ideal 1961 )

DENNIS & PAUL

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Monkees at the Chicago Theater in Chicago compilation - November 16,...

THE STARVING ARTISTS "Hey Jude" cover

007






more of my 007 collection...











JUNE FORAY DONOVAN

Just got a call from my dear friend June Foray Donovan and she was very complimentary of the NEW book!  She said she could barely lift it :)  She was at the ACADEMY AWARDS show the other night and has been on the board and going to the event since the mid-1970s.  She did voices for RANKIN/BASS' THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY, MOUSE ON THE MAYFLOWER and FROSTY THE SNOWMAN.  She originally did the voice of KAREN for FROSTY and appears on the soundtrack CD AS Karen.

SNOW DAY!

by Patrick Owsley from the 15th ANNIVERSARY EDITION of THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS:  A PORTFOLIO, which you can get from Wes at www.miserbros.com

RANKIN/BASS MAGIC SLATES



RANKIN/BASS' THE TALES OF THE WIZARD OF OZ


Beach Boys Wendy Ed Sullivan Show DCS Stereo

THE STARVING ARTISTS "This Diamond Ring" cover

Monday, February 25, 2013




Slight delay...

Wes said there is a slight delay on MAD MONSTER PARTY books...He won't have until later in the week.  You can still order and they will be shipped by the weekend www.miserbros.com

THE STARVING ARTISTS "Piggies" cover

ACADEMY AWARDS

I don't know if it is even worth posting about BUT I watched the ACADEMY AWARDS, due to the rumor that all six James Bond actors would be appearing together for the 50th Anniversary (I knew Sean Connery would not do it).  The Producers say they didn't start that rumor BUT I think they did.  Just when I thought I have seen the worst of award shows; this one took the cake by far!  The whole thing looked like a bad SNL skit from start to finish.  I especially thought the presentation of BEST PICTURE, in part, by Michelle Obama was a joke :)  Then that annoying little reality star came back out at the end of the show to sing with Seth McFarland (Who hired him and especially HER)????  It doesn't get any worse than that.   The IN MEMORIAM was shameful!  Leaving out wonderful actors like Andy Griffith, Harry Carey, Jr., Tony Martin, Phyllis Diller, etc. and devoting four minutes to a composer with a song by Barbara Streisand.   It all comes down to the Producers of this thing.  They actually cut a guy short on his speech, by blasting music from JAWS, who was trying to wish someone that was ill to get well.  Yet they gave some of these so called "stars" lots of time to try to be funny as a dead silence came over the audience.  In my opinion, the only bright moment was Shirley Bassey belting out the title song from GOLDFINGER.  I will never watch or talk about another ACADEMY AWARDS show :)  I am sick and tired of the new "dumbed down" industry and modern day Hollywood!