Friday, May 29, 2015

More Art From Me

Hopefully will be back up to speed in time for our ten year anniversary in August but recently it's been a scramble of health issues, getting David through his finals and ready for next week's high school graduation (He's Salutatorian!), scrambling to try and make some money after losing two sources of income around the same time and dealing with neighbor issues. In the meantime, here's some more recent art of mine. If you like what we do here, now is a good time to consider a blog donation in the sidebar. Thanx!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Discovering Amy Schumer

Apparently, Amy Schumer has been around for 7 or 8 years now and had her own show for three seasons. Somehow I had never heard of her until a few weeks back but all of a sudden she seemed to be everywhere so yesterday I finally watched a clip of her that someone posted on Facebook. Today she's my new favorite person. Cute, smart, perceptive and utterly fearless as a comic. It doesn't all work but, when it does, it works on multiple levels and goes a lot deeper than just dirty jokes. I've spent today overindulging on every episode of her INSIDE AMY SCHUMER series I can find and watching all her clips and interviews on YouTube. If you're easily offended, stay away. Run. Now. If not, however, I highly recommend checking her out!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

1939 World's Fair Posters and Elektro!

An obsession of mine for some years now has been the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair, notable for its iconic Trylon and Perisphere. Here are some vintage posters along with some stills of Elektro the Westinghouse robot (as well as his dog and a mummy).

Monday, May 18, 2015

New Art

I haven't felt very artistic lately but suddenly the muse seems to have come to call.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Rare Western Pilots

Four unaired TV pilots for television Westerns. The 1958 James Drury pilot for THE VIRGINIAN, a slightly different version of WAGON TRAIN, and the highlight is RANDOLPH SCOTT'S THEATER OF THE WEST which is virtually not documented in any reference guides. Rory Calhoun hosts WESTERN STAR THEATRE with "Diamond Field Jack," an episode that was later re-edited for use on DEATH VALLEY DAYS.

Four pilots for proposed TV series. MARSHAL OF TRAIL CITY features Wild Bill Elliott, LAW OF THE LASH features Lash LaRue, SIMON LASH ("The Black Book") stars Jock Mahoney, and an episode of SCHLITZ PLAYHOUSE OF STARS, "A Tale of Wells Fargo," stars Dale Robertson. Okay, the last one is not an unaired pilot, but it is a pilot and a noteworthy one.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

"New" Bobby Sherman Movie

I have an article coming out in the next issue of The Charlton Arrow about Bobby Sherman. I thought I was familiar with all the twists and turns of his career but here's one that somehow escaped my notice for the last 40 years. HE IS MY BROTHER. Described as the story of two shipwrecked siblings (Bobby and Robbie--Cousin Oliver--Rist) who get caught up in the struggle between a witch doctor and a priest (Keenan Wynn) in a leper colony in Hawaii. Seems forgettable on all counts until you realize you can't just write it off. Why? Because the director was Edward Dmytryk, the man who also brought us THE CAINE MUTINY, MURDER MY SWEET, THE YOUNG LIONS and a dozen other well-known (if not classic) flicks! Wow. I hate it when I miss something for decades!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Lesser Spider-Villains of the 1970s

Actually these were from SPIDEY SUPER STORIES, the Spider-Man title done for younger children in conjunction with the PBS series of the mid-1970s, THE ELECTRIC COMPANY.