Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Free DVD disc with book order tonight at

It's Danny Kaye's Birthday!

It's Danny Kaye's Birthday! He spent a lot of time with Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass in 1971-1972 and enjoyed it! He appeared on The Dick Cavett show and spoke of both producers. He shot two specials with them, one was a pilot for a series that wasn't picked up. Arthur talks about a funny apparel incident in my books. C. 2012 Miser Bros Press/Rick Goldschmidt Archives

It's Ollie's Birthday!

Bozo's Circus

It's Bob Bell's Birthday!

Ideal toys Captain Action

Monday, January 16, 2017

Chicken today and feathers tomorrow!

It's Ethel Merman's Birthday!


If you have my book THE ARTHUR RANKIN, JR. SCRAPBOOK: The Birth of Animagic, you probably already read about this, but Tony Peters, designer of the early Rankin/Bass series and specials went on to create segments for Sesame Street with his company Instant Miracles, Inc.. I believe that is how this Rosko toy from Rankin/Bass' The New Adventure of Pinocchio wound up in this famous segment that aired over and over again! Tony was a wonderful guy with a great sense of humor. #sesamestreet #jimhenson #rankinbass

Monday Deal!

Today (MLK day), I will include a free dvd disc of Rankin/Bass' The Wind in the Willows with any book order at #windinthewillows