Saturday, March 06, 2021
Friday, March 05, 2021
Thursday, March 04, 2021
Wrapping up my article on Rankin/Bass' Mad Monster Party this weekend for issue #17 of RetroFan Magazine , which will be out for Halloween 2021! 🎃 #madmonsterparty #rankinbassproductions
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
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
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
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.
Monday, March 01, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021
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.
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