Saturday, September 25, 2010

I just watched ON THE RIVIERA and didn't realize Valentine Davies (MIRACLE ON 34th STREET) and my late friend EARLE HAGEN (THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW, THAT GIRL, etc./orchestrations) were involved!
Jack Davis is the man!
I am still watching Walt Disney's ZORRO season 2! I am glad to have a better copy of my favorite ZORRO comic book courtesy of my friend Ron Murphy!

If you don't like what they did.....

Make a cover yourself! That is what my friend John Pelliccla did and I am happy to have one! He also made a great menu for the 1964 edition!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lon Chaney, Jr. salutes Bela Lugosi, Jr.

There is a great new blog from my friend Darrell Van Citters at Looks like Darrell's great Mr. Magoo book is getting a new printing with some changes :) I love this Phil Norman title lettering! Always have!

We were sorry to hear that Van Snowden, who portrayed Sid & Marty Krofft's H.R. PUFNSTUF, passed away this past tuesday of Cancer. THANKS to Hugo Stevenson for letting us know.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I have been busy assisting with an upcoming TIM BURTON/DANNY ELFMAN music box set from WB music group tonight! THANKS to my pal Taylor White!
I have been posting a few things on EBAY again under seller MISER BROS. This is the revised edition of the RUDOLPH script copied from writer Romeo Muller's typed copy (Not the early draft featured in my book). If you are thinking about putting on a play or reading along with the musical spectacular...this is for you!

FALL arrives!

We had 90 degree weather here today....for the first day of Fall! HAPPY FALL!


KNOCK ON WOOD finally makes it's DVD debut this coming Tuesday! It was never even issued on video. It was on AMC many years ago (When the channel was still good w/ Bob Dorian) and I have been waiting to see it again for about 15 years! It came from Danny's peak period in film, when he made three of his BEST films with THE COURT JESTER, WHITE CHRISTMAS and this one! WHITE CHRISTMAS is also coming out on BLU RAY this season with some cool extras!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

from my pal Jack Davis...

I found this old card Jack sent me recently...

Order early...

I picked up a few fresh copies of my first book tonight! I get orders from AMAZON MARKETPLACE and it has been in demand going into the holiday season. Order early this year $55 I usually throw in a few extra surprises with your package!
It was Jim Henson's birthday this past weekend and they opened a great new exhibit at the MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY in Chicago! I have to get in and see that this Fall!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sid & Marty Krofft's LES POUPEES DE PARIS

Ron Murphy has saved me many, many clipping of one of my favorite KROFFT projects over the years!
My friend Ron's father printed these MAGIC SLATES for WHITMAN PUBLISHING. He said he had boxes of these in his attic and would play with them all the time.
from Ron Murphy
Art Carney was very happy with the work he did with RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS and we became friends in the later years of his life. He loved to watch all the early TV Productions he was involved with and my friend Gary Matheson set him up with many he had forgotten about.
from my friend Ron's package...

HEAD box set coming!

If this is anything like the BIRDS, THE BEES & THE
MONKEES box will be well woth the $! Looks
like some very cool and RARE stuff! It will be released
at the end of October by RHINO HANDMADE.

Another item from Ron's package! I have the images around WOODY from an original Lantz style guide page...