Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Here’s Nine Green Things I Love!

What better way to appreciate a day of wearing green than to celebrate things that are green?
It was hard to narrow down the list, but here are nine green things that I find especially cool:

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1) Portrait of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s Monster, by Basil Gogos.
The Monster is my favorite of the “classic” monsters. I find the original movie so heartbreaking. Basil Gogos was an American illustrator best known for his portraits of movie monsters which appeared on the covers of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, and painted these characters in an amazing array of c Continue reading

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Grumpy from “The Land of the Lost”–His Original Performance!

I re-posted this from my own Puppatoons.com puppetry blog.

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Grumpy, left, and Big Alice square off in “Land of the Lost”.

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Halloween Countdown 2017: Tales from the Darkside–“A Case of the Stubborns”!

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THIS is the episode that made me a fan of Tales... a brilliant, funny, gross and star-studded episode called “A Case of the Stubborns”! I can remember when this debuted—my parents were out to dinner and I was alone in the house with this horrible/amazing show and for some reason I couldn’t wait to tell them about it when they got back!
First, the synopsis: Jodie (played by a darling teen Christian Slater) and his mom are eating breakfast, getting ready for the viewing and funeral of  the very recently-deceased Titus Tolliver, the patriarch of their family. He is Jodie’s grandpa and it looks like the father of his mom(I think I remember her calling him “Daddy” once or twice?). All of a sudden, who should come clomping downstairs and bellering but Titus himself!

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Halloween Countdown 2017: Boris Karloff in “The Veil”.

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Karloff introduced most of the episodes in front of a huge, roaring fireplace.

I have become a massive Karloff fan, and it mostly started with this unaired TV series called The Veil. I know he was one of our great treasures as an actor, but I had no idea of the mystique and wonder he could create with voice, gesture and personality.
The Veil was an American television series produced in 1958 by Hal Roach Studios, with a spooky and suspenseful theme. Most episodes were based upon real-life reports of supernatural happenings and the unexplained.
Due to troubles with the studio, the series as never aired is today hailed by critics as “the greatest television series never seen”.

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Karloff invited viewers to find out what lies “behind the veil.”

In the 1990s ten episodes were released to the public for the very first time, and were released later on DVD by Something Weird Video.

Click HERE to watch the whole series that some wonderful person uploaded to YouTube.

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Click here to see and share the whole Halloween Countdown 2017!