Friday, January 16, 2009
You may have seen a clip on YOU TUBE. I have the RARE 1973 THAT GIRL IN WONDERLAND on DVD with commercials for $20 shipped. RHODA MANN lent me her master tape or it may have been lost forever. RHODA does ANN MARIE's boss' voice in the RANKIN/BASS show. FUN STUFF! PAYPAL Rickgoldsc@aol.com
RANKIN/BASS Produced three GENERAL ELECTRIC FANTASY HOUR specials for NBC from 1964-1966 and I have all of them on DVD. These are wonderful TV specials Produced by RANKIN/BASS, when they were known as VIDEOCRAFT INTERNATIONAL!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I have been watching alot of ERNIE BILKO the last few weeks! NAT HIKEN was the genius behind it and he went on to Produce CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU? PHIL SILVERS was a wonderful comedic actor and the series won 8 EMMYS in it's first season! Talented people like Neil Simon and Arron Rueben were involved and the cast inspired HANNA-BARBERA's TOP CAT and BREEZLY & SNEEZLY. The first DVD set has introductions by ALLEN MELVIN and has wonderful guest stars like Alan Alda, Julie Newmar and Dick Van Dyke! I also love seeing FRED GWYNNE & JOE E. ROSS with Beatrice Ponds as his wife. Let's hope more DVDs are on the way!
I offer this CD of the soundtrack with the two songs from the 45 release PLUS the cover is from the RARE 45 single cover. The CD has all the songs from the special and the DECCA orchestrations + FAME & FORTUNE AND it also has radio interview with BILLIE MAE RICHARDS (RUDOLPH), Bernard Cowan and myself PLUS a few other surprises. $20 shipped PAYPAL Rickgoldsc@aol.com
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Here is a cool Mary Blair image from John K's blog. I have one of Mary's ICE CREAM box designs. Visit John's blog at www.johnkstuff.blogspot.com I have always been a big fan of his. He posted some package designs and comments and is right about all of it. What ever happened to well designed packages? Why do we have airbrushed, garbage art decorating cereal boxes and DVD covers now? None of it makes sense to John nor me.
I ran into my old newspaper editor JACK MURRAY from THE REPORTER NEWSPAPER a few weekends ago. I did the editorial cartoons for the paper for ten years. He told me about Diane Petro Losiewicz's childrens book JOLLY SCARECROW'S CHRISTMAS SURPRISE and thought it might lend itself to a RANKIN/BASS special. Diane lives in Palos Heights, Illinois and gave me a copy of her book, which is available at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com . You may want to check this out for a holiday book for the kids! It is Diane's first book and she put alot of heart and warmth into it!
Here is a shot I took from my back door this morning. The snow has been unreal in the Chicagoland area this winter. We have already had 39 inches and this is the average total for a whole winter in Chicago. Tomorrow it will be the coldest day in Chicago in 13 years! Below zero temps? Arizona is looking so much better to me these days.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I still have THE MOUSE ON THE MAYFLOWER collector's DVD-R with McDonald's commercials! The special is re-mastered. The DVD also has two FESTIVAL OF FAMILY CLASSICS: THE CHRISTMAS TREE and JACK O' LANTERN + two of my appearances with the restored SANTA & RUDOLPH ANIMAGIC figures...and a few other surprises. $25 shipped. PAYPAL Rickgoldsc@aol.com or e-mail
Monday, January 12, 2009
As we get pounded by some more snow in the Chicagoland area and the threat of a blizzard overnight....I think back to my trip to the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL a few years back! I helped with a film called RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS narrated by Dominic Monighan and had a wonderful time out in Park City! I went to the Producer's party at the LEVI RANCH and made friends with a band called WORLD WITHOUT SUNDAYS (pictured above).
My pals the GIN BLOSSOMS are playing at SUNDANCE this year in a few days! Check their site www.myspace.com/ginblossoms for more info! THE POLICE met up there a few years ago and decided to do their world tour!
The Producers and director from the film. They said I saved the film in the eleventh hour, so I had to make the trip for the screening and I am glad I did.
Producer CLIFF BROADWAY and myself at the Levi's Ranch! Beautiful Park City, Utah as I drove through the mountains below.
RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS is now available on DVD from SONY PICTURES and a must for any J.R.R. Tolkien fan! It is available at http://www.amazon.com/
This is a VERY nice 2008 edition of THE DAYDREAMER (2008) with a cool, new cover! My liner notes are still inside. Love the TV Commercials on the disc! Available at WALMART for about $9.99!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I still have a few copies of the PERCEPTO RECORDS cd release of THE WACKY WORLD OF MOTHER GOOSE soundtrack in stereo, which is excellent! I wrote the liner notes to their CD releases of THE DAYDREAMER and MAD MONSTER PARTY and this is the 3rd in the RANKIN/BASS feature film soundtrack releases! Joseph E. Levine Produced these trio of films with RANKIN/BASS and all of the soundtracks are EXCELLENT! The cd is $20 shipped and you can paypal firstname.lastname@example.org
This is by far one of my favorite RANKIN/BASS TV Specials in ANIMAGIC and we have it on DVD-R for $25 shipped. It was their 3rd GENERAL ELECTRIC FANTASY HOUR TV specials and includes the original opening in color with the GE FANTASY HOUR open from NBC TV! The DVD also has THE RED BARON on it, which was a ABC SATURDAY SUPERSTAR MOVIE! PAYPAL Rickgoldsc@aol.com or e-mail for mailing instructions.
Courtesy of RON MURPHY! "When Captain America throws his mighty shield" Who could forget watching CAPTAIN AMERICA, SUB MARINER, IRONMAN, THE MIGHTY THOR or HULK on Channel 44 in Chicago? Why aren't these out in a DVD box set? The 1966 Marvel cartoons were right out of the pages of the Marvel comics in their hey day! These need to be released on DVD sometime soon!