Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
It was reported by family members that former long-time regular on The Lawrence Welk Show, Nebraska-born Irish tenor Joe Feeney passed away this past Wednesday at age 76.
Joe was a regular on the Welk show from 1957 until 1982, when Lawrence pulled the plug on the show. The top vidcap was from September 5, 1959, the middle vidcap was from February 22, 1964, and the one in color, with pianist Frank Scott, was from the October 23, 1965 show.
My mom always enjoyed listening to Joe singing on the Welk show.
You can find a tribute to Joe at:
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Thomas Kohnstamm also claims in a new book that he accepted free travel, in contravention of the company's policy.
His revelations have rocked the travel publisher, which sells more than six million guides a year.
Mr Kohnstamm, whose book is titled Do Travel Writers Go To Hell?, said yesterday that he had worked on more than a dozen books for Lonely Planet, including its titles on Brazil, Colombia, the Caribbean, Venezuela, Chile and South America.
In one case, he said he had not even visited the country he wrote about.
"They didn't pay me enough to go Colombia,'' he said.
"I wrote the book in San Francisco. I got the information from a chick I was dating - an intern in the Colombian Consulate.
"They don't pay enough for what they expect the authors to do.''
Maybe this author should win the Janet Cooke book award, if you know what I mean.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Produced and directed by Frank Moser and Paul Terry
Music by Philip A. Scheib
Produced at New Rochelle, New York by Moser and Terry for Educational Pictures and perhaps released theatrically by Fox Film Corporation.
This cartoon was another in a long line of cartoons at that studio with the dialog being sung in operetta fashion.
They did this during the decade with characters such as Strongheart, Fanny Zilch, and Silk Hat Harry.
This format reached its zenith in the late 1940s and early 1950s with Mighty Mouse, Pearl Pureheart, and Oil Can Harry.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
This film has the original credits.
I actually had Oregon over Portland State on my bracket. North Carolina was the only final four pick on my bracket to make it to San Antonio before the Jayhawks beat 'em.