Friday, January 21, 2022

Car 54, Where are you?





I want to Thank all of the wonderful Rankin/Bass fans for our most successful season ever (and it is still going strong!)! I love making people happy and that is what keeps me going 😁 (you can't please everyone, but I try). Our printer had some issues with the supply chain debacle and the soaring inflation has hit us all, but still signing tons of books and loading up my mailman Larry's truck daily! The Anniversary of Arthur Rankin's passing is coming up and one of the last things he said to me was "I want to see it live on after I am gone." I won't forget that, nor will I forget Wes Garlatz's dedication to our cause either. The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass is stronger than ever, and for that I Thank You! #rankinbassproductions #January #booksigning #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #madmonsterparty #Thundercats #theHobbit #santaclausiscomintotown #silverhawks #animation #history #television #film #Sixpack ❄☃️🌨

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The Official Mare's Laig! What a fun night!


My dear friend Bill Jackson passed away yesterday, the last of the Chicago Kid's TV Greats! I just spoke with him recently. Some years back, we talked about doing a scrapbook type book of his career, but he decided against it, as he felt it would not sell. He was a very modest guy. He sent me tons of behind-the-scenes photographs over the years and I kept them all in a ring binder. I wrote a chapter about him in the TV PARTY book, many years ago and he liked that. He was a great lover of Rankin/Bass Productions and my books and even contributed to our 20th Annicversary Edition of The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass. His favorite character was the Bumble, but he had a special place in his heart for The Little Drummer Boy. The Little Drummer Boy was part of one of his very first Television broadcasts. This legend and great guy will be missed dearly. #Billjackson #Restinpeace #Dirtydragon

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