Friday, December 09, 2022

Season's Greetings!

 I assisted with something that will be shown on NBC's TODAY SHOW Christmas morning (It will include Jules Bass and possibly Paul Coker, Jr.).  I also assisted with the Children's and family EMMYS.

I am a bit under the weather with the flu, but still getting things done....


Thursday, December 08, 2022

Remembering John

Sesame Street

Rankin/Bass' The Year Without a Santa Claus



We don't normally step out of character, but.....


There is still plenty of time to order!

I am getting tons of orders still, but I am still getting shipments of books up to Christmas week!  I ship Priority mail, so plenty of time still!   Today I helped with NBC's TODAY Show.  They are airing some of the deaths from 2022 on Christmas Sunday morning and are including Jules Bass (I told them about Paul Coker, Jr. and sent images of him too).  They said they will share the clip with me after it airs, but keep a look out! 


Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Classic Walt Disney

Top Cat!The most effectual!Top Cat!Who's intellectual!*Close friends get to call him "T.C.,"Providing it's with dignity!


General Electric Holiday Appliances

 Antony Peters designed this and it is pictured in my book, The making of the Rankin/Bass Holiday classic:  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  Videocraft International (Later known as Rankin/Bass Productions) did many commercials, both live action and Animagic (See my book The Arthur Rankin, Jr. Scrapbook:  The Birth of Animagic).  Tony was always involved with these commercials and his designs were used through 1965.  Maury Laws told me, he developed his Rankin/Bass Christmas music, through these 1962 General Electric commercials.  He said he borrowed some from the Nutcracker, but it turned into his own unique style.  This is Maury's music with the session voice people that were also used in the 1964 Rudolph GE Commercials.  The same actors also appeared in the soundtracks for Willy McBean and his Magic Machine and The Daydreamer.

Donna Reed

June Blair Nelson R.I.P. #Junenelson

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

I started working on my Little Drummer Boy article over a year ago. I think you will find it interesting! Out December 12th!


I just want to Thank everyone for an Awesome Holiday season! My BEST Ever! Appreciate all of the orders and the wonderful correspondence! I have many more books on order and am all caught up!


A 1994 issue 🎅 Hard to believe we are closing in on 60 years for The Beatles and Rankin/Bass' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! #TheBeatles

Today is Maury Laws' Birthday!

I love watching my December 6th, 1964 version on dvd with all the little pieces... including the Rankin/Bass commercials on this day! #Rankinbassproductions #Rudolphtherednosedreindeer

Tuesday morning 🎄

New arrivals! They are really too much! #snowmiser #heatmiser