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Archive for February, 2009

Gee Wally, Why’d It Take Two Decades?

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

tony5One benefit of reading this website is that you get to witness history in the making. Last year I displayed my collection of Leave It To Beaver cast autographs up to that point, which can be seen here. At that time I lamented that I had been unsuccessful at obtaining the signature of Tony Dow, the actor who played Wally in the series. Through-the-mail attempts had been thwarted and even an attempt to purchase a signature yielded me an unfortunate forgery. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyland, Toyland

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

vf19The culmination of the fifth intenational Sons of the Desert convention in Valley Forge (actually King of Prussia), Pennsylvania came on the evening of Tuesday, July 29, 1986. This final banquet was quite a memorable one as it involved not only a recreation of Toyland from the 1934 Laurel and Hardy film Babes in Toyland, but featured celebrities from the original film itself! Read the rest of this entry »

Disneyland ’08

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

dis19Any day at one of the Disney parks is bound to be a good one and my visit to Disneyland on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 was no exception. Trying to shed the bad memory of the night before when I missed meeting David Garrison at the Pantages Theatre, I dove headlong into another great day with my friends at the Happiest Place on Earth. Not only were we getting set to visit both California Adventure and Disneyland, I was getting ready to actually enter the doors of the infamous Club 33! Read the rest of this entry »

Tony Curtis

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Tony Curtis is a legendary actor who has met with varying degrees of success over the duration of more than fifty years in the business. At the top of his game, he was in such classics as The Defiant Ones (for which he was nominated for an Academy Award), Some Like It Hot, Spartacus, and The Great Race. During the 70’s and 80’s he was in lesser-known roles such as The Bad News Bears Go to Japan, the remake of Little Miss Marker, and The Last Tycoon with Robert De Niro. Read the rest of this entry »

CHRISTMAS 21 -1991

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

s25The big news in my life around the start of the Christmas 1991 season was the supposed ABR job that my ‘friend’ Keith was getting me. At the thought of beginning this professional work, I got my first major haircut right around the season and shed the long flowing mullet in favor of a much more subdued and reserved mullet. The other thing that I was heavily interested in at this time was Depeche Mode, the seventh of my Big Seven Bands. Read the rest of this entry »