Saturday, June 16, 2018

Josh

Alligator on the roof

Den

Music

Josh's party

Hot day

95 degrees

Ruby

Party

Paul

Palermo's 95th

Saturday

Davey P

The Starving Artists

Saturday

Josh's graduation party #1

Set list from Thursday night

Micky

Rick Monday

Friday, June 15, 2018

An article by my pal Tom Ward on my pal Johnny Ray Miller's book!


Supercaaaaaaaar! SUPERCAAAAAAAAR!

We got something cooking tomorrow in 95 degree weather!

Wonderful! Wonderful!

Papa Gene's Blues The Monkees Chicago 06-14-2018

Nice enough to eat outside...

An early Birthday dinner!

Awesome show!

The Monkees

My pal Rich Dart was great on the drums tonight! My favorite Monkees line-up!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Happy Birthday to Burl! Still appreciating his foreword in my first Rankin/Bass book ☃️🎨 #Burlives #samthesnowman #rankinbass #birthday #rudolphtherednosedreindeer

Happy Birthday to Burl! Still appreciating his foreword in my first Rankin/Bass book ☃️ #Burlives #samthesnowman #rankinbass #birthday #rudolphtherednosedreindeer

My Scotty Moore guitar is ready for some gigs!

Another shot from our December 2007 tour with Chuck Zagorski

Have a wonderful Flag day! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Green Hornet

This was a completely packed book signing in 1997!

Borders Books 2007

It has been years since I have seen these pictures!  I pulled them from the early days of my blog.   This was the second Christmas tour we did with the Rankin/Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Animagic figures in December of 2007!  We appeared at Brookfield Zoo and set Attendance records both Saturday and Sunday and appeared at Borders Books in Schaumburg, IL as well!   The AP article broke (after we appeared with them in Columbus, Ohio) that season and people came from out of state and lined up to meet the Rankin/Bass icons!  #rankinbass #christmas #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #santaclaus #animagic #puppets #rickgoldschmidt #kevinkriess #brookfiledzoo #booksigning #holidaytv #history #biographer #icons

Christmas 2007

It has been years since I have seen these pictures!  I pulled them from the early days of my blog.   This was the second Christmas tour we did with the Rankin/Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Animagic figures in December of 2007!  We appeared at Brookfield Zoo and set Attendance records both Saturday and Sunday and appeared at Borders Books in Schaumburg, IL as well!   The AP article broke (after we appeared with them in Columbus, Ohio) that season and people came from out of state and lined up to meet the Rankin/Bass icons!  #rankinbass #christmas #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #santaclaus #animagic #puppets #rickgoldschmidt #kevinkriess #brookfiledzoo #booksigning #holidaytv #history #biographer #icons

Brookfield Zoo 2007

It has been years since I have seen these pictures!  I pulled them from the early days of my blog.   This was the second Christmas tour we did with the Rankin/Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Animagic figures in December of 2007!  We appeared at Brookfield Zoo and set Attendance records both Saturday and Sunday and appeared at Borders Books in Schaumburg, IL as well!   The AP article broke (after we appeared with them in Columbus, Ohio) that season and people came from out of state and lined up to meet the Rankin/Bass icons!  #rankinbass #christmas #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #santaclaus #animagic #puppets #rickgoldschmidt #kevinkriess #brookfiledzoo #booksigning #holidaytv #history #biographer #icons

Brookfield zoo 2007

It has been years since I have seen these pictures!  I pulled them from the early days of my blog.   This was the second Christmas tour we did with the Rankin/Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Animagic figures in December of 2007!  We appeared at Brookfield Zoo and set Attendance records both Saturday and Sunday and appeared at Borders Books in Schaumburg, IL as well!   The AP article broke (after we appeared with them in Columbus, Ohio) that season and people came from out of state and lined up to meet the Rankin/Bass icons!  #rankinbass #christmas #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #santaclaus #animagic #puppets #rickgoldschmidt #kevinkriess #brookfiledzoo #booksigning #holidaytv #history #biographer #icons

Christmas 2007

It was a full house at the Holiday Magic tent that day!   We set attendance records both days! 

Brookfield Zoo 2007

We gave away some Rudolph ornament sets that day!   The lighted case to the right has the originals in it! 

Borders books 2007

It has been years since I have seen these pictures!  I pulled them from the early days of my blog.   This was the second Christmas tour we did with the Rankin/Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Animagic figures in December of 2007!  We appeared at Brookfield Zoo and set Attendance records both Saturday and Sunday and appeared at Borders Books in Schaumburg, IL as well!   The AP article broke (after we appeared with them in Columbus, Ohio) that season and people came from out of state and lined up to meet the Rankin/Bass icons!  Sold a lot of books that day!   #rankinbass #christmas #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #santaclaus #animagic #puppets #rickgoldschmidt #kevinkriess #brookfiledzoo #booksigning #holidaytv #history #biographer #icons


Christmas 2007

It has been years since I have seen these pictures!  I pulled them from the early days of my blog.   This was the second Christmas tour we did with the Rankin/Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Animagic figures in December of 2007!  We appeared at Brookfield Zoo and set Attendance records both Saturday and Sunday and appeared at Borders Books in Schaumburg, IL as well!   The AP article broke (after we appeared with them in Columbus, Ohio) that season and people came from out of state and lined up to meet the Rankin/Bass icons!  #rankinbass #christmas #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #santaclaus #animagic #puppets #rickgoldschmidt #kevinkriess #brookfiledzoo #booksigning #holidaytv #history #biographer #icons

Christmas 2007

It has been years since I have seen these pictures!  I pulled them from the early days of my blog.   This was the second Christmas tour we did with the Rankin/Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Animagic figures in December of 2007!  We appeared at Brookfield Zoo and set Attendance records both Saturday and Sunday and appeared at Borders Books in Schaumburg, IL as well!   The AP article broke (after we appeared with them in Columbus, Ohio) that season and people came from out of state and lined up to meet the Rankin/Bass icons!  #rankinbass #christmas #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #santaclaus #animagic #puppets #rickgoldschmidt #kevinkriess #brookfiledzoo #booksigning #holidaytv #history #biographer #icons

AP 2007

It has been years since I have seen these pictures!  I pulled them from the early days of my blog.   This was the second Christmas tour we did with the Rankin/Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Animagic figures in December of 2007!  We appeared at Brookfield Zoo and set Attendance records both Saturday and Sunday and appeared at Borders Books in Schaumburg, IL as well!   The AP article broke (after we appeared with them in Columbus, Ohio) that season and people came from out of state and lined up to meet the Rankin/Bass icons!  #rankinbass #christmas #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #santaclaus #animagic #puppets #rickgoldschmidt #kevinkriess #brookfiledzoo #booksigning #holidaytv #history #biographer #icons


Brookfield zoo 2007

It has been years since I have seen these pictures!  I pulled them from the early days of my blog.   This was the second Christmas tour we did with the Rankin/Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Animagic figures in December of 2007!  We appeared at Brookfield Zoo and set Attendance records both Saturday and Sunday and appeared at Borders Books in Schaumburg, IL as well!   The AP article broke (after we appeared with them in Columbus, Ohio) that season and people came from out of state and lined up to meet the Rankin/Bass icons!  #rankinbass #christmas #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #santaclaus #animagic #puppets #rickgoldschmidt #kevinkriess #brookfiledzoo #booksigning #holidaytv #history #biographer #icons

Flashback 2007!

It has been years since I have seen these pictures!  I pulled them from the early days of my blog.   This was the second Christmas tour we did with the Rankin/Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Animagic figures in December of 2007!  We appeared at Brookfield Zoo and set Attendance records both Saturday and Sunday and appeared at Borders Books in Schaumburg, IL as well!   The AP article broke (after we appeared with them in Columbus, Ohio) that season and people came from out of state and lined up to meet the Rankin/Bass icons!  #rankinbass #christmas #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #santaclaus #animagic #puppets #rickgoldschmidt #kevinkriess #brookfiledzoo #booksigning #holidaytv #history #biographer #icons

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

We had so much fun bringing a few of the Rankin/Bass screen used Animagic figures to Chiller Theatre (East coast) last Fall for photo ops! It was great to share them with the fans, as we also did at The Shag Store (West Coast) in West Hollywood! We hope to share more puppets at both places soon. A rare opportunity for everyone to see and take pictures with them πŸ˜„πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #fathertime #redskelton #rudolphsshinynewyear #sistertheresa #angelalandsbury #thefirstchristmas #rankinbass #animagic #chillertheatre #theshagstore #puppets

We had so much fun bringing a few of the Rankin/Bass screen used Animagic figures to Chiller Theatre (East coast) last Fall for photo ops!  It was great to share them with the fans, as we also did at The Shag Store (West Coast) in West Hollywood!  We hope to share more puppets at both places soon. A rare opportunity for everyone to see and take pictures with them  #fathertime #redskelton #rudolphsshinynewyear #sistertheresa #angelalandsbury #thefirstchristmas #rankinbass #animagic #chillertheatre #theshagstore #puppets

I wish Disneyland was still Disneyland! A place that Walt could still be proud of..