Saturday, April 21, 2018

There is no better Batman 1966 release than the Hot Toys figures! Pow! Bam! Zap!



Mego Batman Batmobile and Batcycle + The Joker 70's Toy TV commercial

Maury Laws

This was a sweet article on my dear friend Maury Laws. That is a first edition of my Rudolph book on his...

keyboards. I heard from Maury a few weeks ago and he is doing well. #maurylaws #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #book #expert #rickgoldschmidt #saturday #weekend #fun #cbs #rankinbass

The Monkees

The Monkees

Got a nice shout out during Mike's facebook live (towards the end)..ordered his book w/ signed photo and will see him June 14th!


Car 54, where are you?



I wish I was a spaceman...

Friday, April 20, 2018

Glad I found a mint copy of this with the Christmas card intact 🎅

Billie Mae Richards (Rudolph) on radio with Rudolph expert Rick Goldschm...


I'll Give Myself a little time 04-19-2018

The King


Dennis Riordan

The Starving Artists

Thursday practice

Dennis Riordan

Music night

Thursday night

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Rick Goldschmidt 2006 radio interview segment KTBZ Clear Channel 94.5 th...

Rankin/Bass Wednesday!

Rick Goldschmidt talks about Rankin/Bass' "Animagic" on the WGN Morning ...


The Munsters

H.R. Pufnstuf

The Batman

From Ron Murphy

Elvis Presley: The Searcher

Just watched the Searcher and liked it very much.  I like the way the story was woven.  It did not portray a good picture of Col. Parker, but it was an honest one.  I know people like the Colonel squeezing every penny out of an artist or something they did not create or have any part of that creativity.  A huckster and nothing else.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Here is a cool article on Romeo Muller, creator and writer of Rankin/Bass' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, from 1981

Romeo Muller, Jr., Creator of the Island of Misfit Toys and most of the Rankin/Bass characters and writer of most of their Enchanted stories!

     Romeo Muller, Jr. is the man who created most of the Rankin/Bass characters and wrote about the Island of Misfit toys, Hermey the elf/dentist, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, Sam the Snowman, Charlie-in-the-box (The only character he didn't create in Rankin/Bass' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was Rudolph and Santa Claus), Professor Hinkle, Winter Warlock, Burgermeister Meisterburger, Heat Miser, Snow Miser, etc.   Most of the time Paul Coker, Jr. created the designs, based on what Romeo wrote.   In the case of Rudolph, it was Tony Peters who created the designs.

     I am going through Romeo's original scrapbook for various projects right now and will post some cool things!   His brother Gene gave me the scrapbook and many of Romeo's original demo recordings for the various productions.  Romeo saved every article about him and all of the reviews for the Rankin/Bass Productions and many of the ones he did for other companies later in his career.

     His name has mysteriously disappeared from Productions based directly on his writings, and as a member of the writer's guild, his estate is working hard to rectify that situation.  I have written much about him in my books and featured his early draft script for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in my Making of Rudolph book.


The Monkees


This was a sweet article from November 28, 1997 on the front page of Bermuda's Mid-Ocean news and Arthur Rankin, Jr.'s letter he sent me with it 😀 #bermuda #midoceannews #rankinbass #history

The Jetsons

Oliver and Stanley

Monday, April 16, 2018

What me Worry? I can remember when MAD MAGAZINE was good!

Here is another version of the article about my involvement with the USPS Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer stamp project in 2014

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer expert takes the Animagic dynamic duo around for the public to view!

 As the Rankin/Bass Historian/Biographer for about thirty years now and the expert on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, I have taken the original Animagic screen used puppets to many, many places!   This was one of the first appearances at Amazing Fantasy Books and comics in Tinley Park, Illinois.   The line was around the entire store, due to my early appearances on CBS NEWS and WGN TV NEWS and an article that broke that morning in the Southtown Economist newspaper.   It was an Amazing event!  We gave away a Limited Edition ornament set of the Heat Miser and Snow Miser with each book purchase.  What a Christmas season!

This was a fun project to work on! I was so glad I got to show Arthur Rankin, Jr. the stamps before he passed away, they were actually issued about 10 months after he passed. My dear friend Tom Ward wrote the article #monday #rankinbass #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #expert #universalstudios

As the Rankin/Bass' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer expert, it was quite am honor to get called upon by the United States Post Office to work on this project.   They graciously sent me many things in return too!

Monday 🍕