Saturday, February 06, 2010

I'm watching HELP! again..."You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" is on right now. I recorded a version of that song in 1985 at HAIR BEAR STUDIOS in Evergreen Park, IL before Jeff Islinger moved his studio to Alsip. If you don't have it, the 2007 HELP! box set is amazing and the sound on the re-mastered DVD is Amazing!

MISTER ED season 2 is Awesome!

FRANCESCA by Bruce Timm
from THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO Made us aware of some FUNKO product based on the RANKIN/BASS TV spectacular. Looks like they got Santa's boots wrong among some other things. Looks like there is a line of very strange plush as well.

Friday, February 05, 2010

My good friend the DUDE called today...
One of my friend Derek's magazine covers
I like the way Jack signed this one for me :) This is the famous cover that he had to redesign and execute in the TIME magazine offices.
My Mom reunited with her best friend from Rosemary Lane in Alsip, Illinois after 20 years! Helen Esposito

Patrick Cronin and Kurt

Another big room in the ESPO mansion

Helen and Gene Esposito before I knew them :)
posted by Thomas Frederick

Reunion at the Esposito's

Lil' Jimmy doesn't like pictures
A room in the HUGE Espo mansion

My friend Kurt Esposito

Kurt's friend Scott...knows quite a bit about pop culture!
posted by Thomas Frederick

We still have a few T shirts left in size XL!
BIG THANKS goes out to Alan Fulling for your order today!


Thursday, February 04, 2010

I have these!

from my pal Lil' Ronnie Murphy!

One of the Greats passed away this past Saturday...

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I have been watching ALL IN THE FAMILY season 1...Stifle yourself Edith!

from my Chicago Kid's TV book project

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


I really don't like talking about WARNER BROS home video releases....not sure who is minding the store there anymore??? This fairly unknown RANKIN/BASS special is coming out on DVD February 16th and they are calling this a DELUXE release. How can it be DELUXE with no extras? The special is 25 minutes long and should have been included as an EXTRA on the so-called DELUXE THE EASTER BUNNY IS COMIN' TO TOWN DVD years ago. If they were planning on releasing this on it's own special DELUXE DVD, it should have included a nice RANKIN/BASS documentary with ARTHUR RANKIN, PAUL COKER, etc. I never even heard from WB about this one! I did for THE EASTER BUNNY IS COMIN' TO TOWN and when I asked for a fee, I never heard from them again and they put that disc out with three unrelated Easter shorts. Well, at least they got the cover right and included the RANKIN/BASS logo (which was taken from my book and drawn by Patrick Owsley).
posted by Thomas Frederick