Thursday, March 04, 2021

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Jingle Bells


 

My late friend Bob McFadden was the voice of Jingle Bells! In fact, he did a voice mail message for me as the character. Bob and I connected just after my first book, The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass: A Portfolio was released. He knew he was ill and wanted someone to document his career and sent me copies of everything. Bob had a wonderful career and voiced so many of my favorites including Milton the Monster, Cool McCool, Frankenberry, Baron Von Frankenstein in Rankin/Bass' Mad, Mad, Mad Monsters and more! A legend in the business! #Theyearwithoutasantaclaus #bobmcfadden #Jinglebells

Wheat Honeys




 

Dennis

March fun!

Seuss is the best!

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Jangle


 My late friend Bradley Bolke voiced Jangle Bells. We appeared together at Chiller Theatre in New Jersey a few times. Bradley signed a limited amount of Jangle photos for www.miserbros.com, which have since sold out. He loved getting checks from us, as it reminded him of his voice actor royalties. His brother was the late Dayton Allen, who was also a voice actor for such characters as Deputy Dawg and appeared on The Howdy Doody Show. 

My Dad is enjoying Florida for good now! He loves the Governor too!

Monday, March 01, 2021

Elf

A great 2 sided disc

Palermo's Monday


https://clausnetpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-4-the-holiday-world-of-rankin-bass-and-a-marketing-brush-up?fbclid=IwAR3EoShKdpH8yiKsIYknPKbOwYz-v_0J6WEIMgvVYF0B5cISJhg9nY4BPik

H-B

My place via CBS TV

Happy March! 🍀 #march

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Remembering Jones

My friend Barbara Adams, former Rankin/Bass secretary

C. 2014 Rick Goldschmidt 

 
 We shared many photos of Barbara on the Rankin/Bass sets in our book The Arthur Rankin, Jr. Scrapbook:  The Birth of Animagic (Miser Bros Press).  She was the secretary that took home the cast of publicity only Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Animagic figures, after they were on display at the NBC Offices at Rockefeller Plaza, in New York.   The figures were used for publicity photos and this display only and not in the actual animation.   They were recently auctioned off for $368.000.

Sunday

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Thursday fun 🤪

The Last Dinosaur

Have Gun Will Travel reads the card of a man.A knight without armor in a savage land.His fast gun for hire heeds the calling wind.A soldier of fortune is the man called Paladin.Paladin, PaladinWhere do you roam?Paladin, Paladin,Far, far from home.He travels on to wherever he must.A chess knight of silver is his badge of trust.There are campfire legends that the plainsmen spin.Of the man with the gun, of the man called Paladin.Paladin, PaladinWhere do you roam?Paladin, Paladin,Far, far from home.Far from home,Far from home. Richard Boone appeared in three Rankin/Bass Productions. In fact, his last film was Rankin/Bass' The Bushido Blade in 1981. #havegunwilltravel #paladin #Richardboone

Batman and Robin

Rankin/Bass

Davy

Happy Birthday George!

Many people weren't aware of this special marking that Enesco put on some of their Rankin/Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ornaments in 1999. They gave me a complete set, after visiting their gallery. They also gave me a prototype set of the first series of figurines, that is missing the printing on the bottom of the figures. I stepped in to give direction and design some of the next series. #Rankinbass #enesco #santascastlemarking #Rudolphtherednosedreindeer