Friday, December 25, 2009

Smokey The Bear

Saved this sheet music from my childhood. These were printed up en masse for the kiddies (Cub Scouts, etc.) and our voices were raised in song around the communal campfire. Printing courtesy of the U.S. Government. Print this out and sing along!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Early Television

Ten years later, and this program is STILL on the air. Does that count for SOMETHING?? Hey- the LA Times wouldn't lie!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sybil Jason

Sybil Jason. Child film star. Best known for her work with Al Jolson and Shirley Temple. She came down to our studios and did a one-hour interview- it was fascinating television. Here's my souvenier from that evening.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Shirley Jones, Marty Ingels and JoAnne Worley

JoAnne Worley on the set.

JoAnne Worley came by the TV studio to promote her event via CNN.

I played piano and she sang her song parody - in the green room.

An iconic image- signed by Shirley Jones.

Marty Ingels, Shirley Jones and Ron Petke

Shirley, the host from CNN and Marty. (Sorry, I forgot his name!)

Marty and Shirley

Glen Banks and JoAnne Worley

Ron Petke and JoAnne Worley

JoAnne Worley and the CNN Host

Shirley Jones and Glen Banks

Marty Ingels, John Gean, and Shirley Jones

Marty and Shirley

Marty and Shirley.

JoAnne hiding from my camera in the green room.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Family Guy

A Swell evening with the cast of Family Guy- a full orchestra and a video crew. Seth McFarlane sang a wonderful arrangement of Now You Has Jazz from High Society. Also performed was Stewie channeling William Shatner crooning Elton John's Rocket Man.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jimmy Weldon Sings "Bermuda" As Webster Webfoot

Uncle Jimmy gives an impromptu performance of a memorable Webster Webfoot song!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

E Ticket: The Last Ride

E Ticket magazine says 'Goodbye' after 23 years of publishing.

Tony Baxter, Glen Banks, Bob Gurr

The view from the hill

Autographs from Tony Baxter, Alice Davis, Bob Gurr and Jack Janzen

The commemorative button.

E Ticket was a CLASS act which published stories, articles and archive info related to the Disney era of Disneyland. It will be missed. But it was a great way to say goodbye!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

More Random Firesign Theatre Stuff

Today's images are completely random. If I've posted them before, I don't recall, so I hope you enjoy seeing them again. This one is my backstage pass from CBS TV for the taping of the Weirdly Cool PBS Special. Stage 33 is where Jack Benny did his program. Wow.

Here I am standing around like an idiot behind the guys after the show at Monterey. Only Austin knew I was back there....

A lovely postcard from Phil Proctor concerning my piano contributions to the Antaeus Theatre production of Noel Coward's "Tonight At 8:30".

The front side of the postcard.

An encouraging message from Phil and Melinda on the occasion of our Opening Night of the Noel Coward show.

A recent autograph....

This was a note from Phil Proctor regarding photos he took during an appearance at our TV studios.

And these are the photos in question.

Another one.

I've always loved this poster. Wonderful graphics.

This is a contact sheet for the photos I took at KPFK during the Dear Friends Let's Eat shows. The color prints have mostly been lost, and this is all that remains.

A shot I took during Boom Dot Bust.

The Guys with Frasier Smith during Boom Dot Bust. I'm a terrible photographer.

Frasier Smith with Oona Austin from Boom Dot Bust.

The Guys in the control room during Boom Dot Bust.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Even More Haunted Mansion Pix

The Haunted Mansion Control Room

Top O' The Stairs- just above the loading area

In Dreams I Kiss Your Hand Madame...

Watch the birdie

It's a bust

Busts from an unusual angle

Madame Leota and Moi

The Bride and Groom

Uncle Glen giving 'em what they want

At his organ again