Friday, August 28, 2015

RANKIN/BASS Four book bundle

Some people are still asking if the NEW hardcover edition of THE ARTHUR RANKIN, JR. SCRAPBOOK:  THE BIRTH OF ANIMAGIC is in? is IN-STOCK and so are all of my other books :)  The BEST way to save is with the bundle!   Really happy with the NEW hardcover and we added lots of RARE stuff!

Cubs Fever, a WGN-TV program that aired in July 1969, Part 2 of 2


When I think of the Chicago Cubs, this is the team I think of. Josh and I were lucky to go to their reunion and meet everyone. while they were still around. We have a complete set of autographs including the guys who were on the team for a few weeks, etc.

Cubs Fever, a WGN-TV program that aired in July 1969, Part 1 of 2

Happy 98th Birthday to the King! Comic books need him desperately today!

I still look at his work every day in my FANTASIC FOUR omnibus books!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Prince Castles


Thursday night practice..

Bob McGrath

Bob McGrath sent me this message today :)

I think it might have been RANKIN/BASS' THE STINGIEST MAN IN TOWN 1978, that he did some group singing on:

Bob McGrath Hey Rick Goldschmidt.. sorry I didn't get back to you before Aug 9.. would have asked you to pass a hello on to Jack Davis.. The Rankin Bass logo rang an old bell! I have a hunch that many years ago I did one of the many Christmas Specials RB produced as a group singer..possibly for a good friend Bernie Hoffer (arranger and composer)..Hope all is well with you..

Monday, August 24, 2015

McHenry Co. Historical Society

I hope to do another event at the McHenry County Historical Society this Holiday season with my friend Dave Harms.  He really does have an awesome, vintage Christmas collection focusing on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  December 14th will be the 45th Anniversary of Rankin/Bass' Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town.  I worked on a deluxe CD release of the soundtrack several years ago with the Warner Music Group and it is one of the finest Bass/ Laws soundtracks of all-time!  The classic special is one of their very best!

UPDATE:  We will be doing an event this year at the McHenry County Historical Society! It may be on December 14th, the 45th Anniversary of Rankin/Bass' Santa Claus is Comin' to town...we'll see.  I know Dave and his girlfriend will be setting up a display of a stunning Aluminum Christmas Tree Forest!  More info to follow!

Do you live in the Dallas area?