E-mail me at: Rickgoldsc@aol.com with your RANKIN/BASS DVD want list and we can work out a package deal! THE FLIGHT OF DRAGONS and THE BERMUDA DEPTHS have been very hot lately. I even have THE RELUCTANT DRAGON & MR. TOAD SHOW now. THE TOMFOOLERY SHOW is always another popular one. THE MOUSE ON THE MAYFLOWER (1968) with McDonald's commercials is a must see for THANKSGIVING! Enjoy!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
My pal STEPHEN TOTO sent this BUBBLE CLUB box to JOSH and I today! This one is the hardest to find. FRED FLINTSTONE and HUCKLEBERRY HOUND are enjoying a nice bubble bath together, high up in the sky, in a hot air balloon! UP UP AND AWAY in my beautiful balloon! Where is PETER POTOMUS & SO SO? GREAT idea to include cards of the characters from the SECRET SQUIRREL and ATOM ANT shows! Any kid would love getting dirty to get their hands on those in 1966!
Friday, August 22, 2008
My friend BOB ECKSTEIN sent me his wonderful, hardcover, holiday book! I assisted Bob with this seasonal delight! Bob is a humorous writer and writes weekly columns for NEWSDAY, THE VILLAGE VOICE and TIME OUT NEW YORK. His cartoons and artwork have appeared in THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW YORK TIMES, SPY MAGAZINE and DETAILS.
I am going to have PAUL COKER, JR. sign and do a RANKIN/BASS Holiday postcard for 2008 of FROSTY THE SNOWMAN like this! FROSTY is melting! The wonderful UPA FROSTY THE SNOWMAN! I grew up with this and the RANKIN/BASS specials!
Peter Buck is playing a cool GRETSCH guitar that I have been eyeing lately for my next guitar purchase.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This sign is one of my earliest childhood memories! A very cool sign that used to be at a restaurant in Oak Lawn on Cicero avenue, that is now known as UNCLE SAM'S. The sign now resides at a restaurant in Norridge, IL at Harlem avenue and Irving Park Road. (photo by Mark Braun)
New IPANA Toothpaste! Here is one of my favorite advertising characters. I have several of the commercials. The jingle was written by JIMMY DODD (Leader of the MICKEY MOUSE CLUB) and many of the commercials aired during THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I am told this new WB DVD box set will include the unreleased THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY, BOOK 2, THE STINGIEST MAN IN TOWN and THE LEPRECHAUN'S CHRISTMAS GOLD. Not sure why they mix in the GRINCH and they could have called this a RANKIN/BASS DVD set. WB used the RANKIN/BASS logo and name on the JACK FROST DVD. THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS disc is the same as the single disc and does include the RANKIN/BASS Documentary.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
We played well into the night!
The always reliable DENNIS RIORDAN on bass and MIKE CARNEY on drums (who made a key repair on the HI-HAT!)
"Give me a G#"
Josh the Skateboarder
Rick on the RICKENBACKER