Saturday, July 31, 2010

DISNEYLAND TONIGHT!

Tonight is DATE NITE at DISNEYLAND for Leslie and I! We'll also be checking out our favorite attractions in NEW ORLEANS SQUARE...Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion.

Friday, July 30, 2010

MORE BOZO's CIRCUS CLASSIC PHOTOS!

Here's a couple of more classic photos from WGN-TV Chicago's BOZO's CIRCUS! Both photos are from the late 1960s and feature BOZO (Bob Bell) and OLIVER O. OLIVER (Ray Rayner).

HE HOG!

Good luck to JOHN K. with his current HE HOG project!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

LINDA KAYE HENNING

I saw LINDA KAYE HENNING today at her Studio City, CA boutique. We chatted for a while and I told her how much I really enjoyed her work and her father's work! Her father is PAUL HENNING...legendary TV producer of PETTICOAT JUNCTION, THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES and GREEN ACRES. Linda Kaye played red-headed daughter Betty Jo Bradley on Petticoat Junction and provided the voice for Jethrine Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies. Linda Kaye was very nice and a pleasure to meet! From my collection...below is PETTICOAT JUNCTION #2 from 1965.

BOZO's CIRCUS VISIT - 1967

Here's something for blog readers who grew up in the Chicago area during the 1960s and 1970s...just like me. As the studio audience would file out of the studio after seeing BOZO's CIRCUS live at WGN-TV, BOZO and other cast members would pose for photos with kids that were there at the show that day. Here's a great photo of BOZO (Bob Bell in center), OLIVER O. OLIVER (Ray Rayner on left) and SANDY (Don Sandburg on right) with a group of lucky kids! The photo is dated November 1967. What a great era of Chicago kids television!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

HANNA-BARBERA!

Enjoy the above 1960s animation layout drawing featuring BILL HANNA and JOE BARBERA!
My brush inking of HANNA and BARBERA caricatures!

THE BOY WONDER!

This is one of my favorite ALEX ROSS paintings...featuring the classic style ROBIN!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

Here's another DC Comics "go-go checks" cover from my collection. This is the very first issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA that I remember having when I was little...#51 from 1967!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

LAUREL AND HARDY - PUZZLE ORIGINAL ART!

Not sure what year this cartoon painting was produced, but it sure is cool! I do know it was created for a LAUREL AND HARDY puzzle...most likely from Whitman.

BIG FRANKIE

About two years ago, I posted this comic book advertisement for the BIG FRANKIE plastic model kit from Aurora. Below are a few actual photos of the model kit built and painted.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ALL FOR ONE...ONE FOR ALL!

I always did enjoy Hanna-Barbera's THE THREE MUSKETEERS! One of the many great Hanna-Barbera adventure cartoons! The series was shown as a segment on THE BANANA SPLITS, and featured terrific character designs by ALEX TOTH.

ROCK 'N' ROLL STOOGES!

Love this 1960s photo of THE THREE STOOGES!

Monday, July 19, 2010

TV GUIDE - SATURDAY MORNING 1973!

Here's the cover to the April 7 - 13 1973 TV GUIDE. This issue's cover story talked about the then-current Saturday morning TV shows. I really remember watching Saturday morning television at this time...Krofft's H.R. PUFNSTUF, Rankin/Bass' THE JACKSON 5, THE BARKLEYS, Filmation's SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, THE BRADY KIDS and more.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

HAPPY 55th TO DISNEYLAND!

Yesterday was the 55th anniversary of the opening of DISNEYLAND! I love the PRIMEVAL WORLD exhibit...you'll see it only if you're riding the Disneyland Railroad. Leslie and I will be checking it out again very soon. Happy (belated) 55th Birthday to Disneyland!

Friday, July 16, 2010

GO-GO CHECK COMICS!

Over the years, I've heard many people say that they didn't like the go-go-check design element that DC Comics was putting across the tops of their comic covers during 1966 through 1967. I loved it! This is my favorite era of DC Comics! From my collection, here's GREEN LANTERN #49 from 1966. I'll have to post more go-go checked DC covers soon.

Monday, July 12, 2010

PUFNSTUF WHILE DOIN' STUFF!

While working today, I was enjoying this classic KROFFT TV show on DVD...H.R. PUFNSTUF! All of these PUFNSTUF comic books are from my collection...above is H.R. PUFNSTUF #1 from 1971...and below is H.R. PUFNSTUF #4 from 1971 and #8 from 1972. Love the photo covers!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

BATGIRL IN DETECTIVE COMICS!

These issues of DETECTIVE COMICS were published at the time YVONNE CRAIG was playing BATGIRL on the 1960s BATMAN TV series. From my collection...above is issue #359 from 1967. Below are issues #363 from 1967 and 1968's issue #371.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

CUBS vs DODGERS TODAY!

Leslie and I are heading out to see the CUBS vs. DODGERS game today at Dodger Stadium! Go CUBS! Enjoy these 1967 CUBS and DODGERS scorecard covers!

Friday, July 09, 2010

COOL ART!

Art by J.R. WILLIAMS!

HANNA-BARBERA TV STARS 18x24 ORIGINAL COLOR ART! BLOG SPECIAL!

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