Sunday, September 27, 2009

NFL Today Intro 1978

I thought I'd get pumped up for today's football by going back in time to 1978 with Brent, Irv, Jayne, and the rest of the gang for CBS' The NFL Today. You've gotta love that set!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Star Wars Big Little Books



I recently found these cool Star Wars Big Little Book style mini books Chronicle Books put out in 1997 when the Special Editions came out. They did a fine job telling the stories of the original trilogy in that nostalgic Big Little Book style. I love the stylish covers of the three books.





It would have been cool if there were Star Wars Big Little Books when the movies first came out. These are very cool substitutes however. They're worth picking up if you're into Star Wars and Big Little Books.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cinerama Programs



My buddy Neato Coolville got me these fantastic original programs from the first two Cinerama films when he was in California last week. It's great to have these beautiful snapshots of the preeminent film process of the 1950's.



I wish there would be a new widescreen process that would get the public excited like Cinerama did back then. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Missouri State Capital



A couple of weeks ago I went to the Missouri State Capital in Jefferson City. I hadn't been there in almost twenty years and it was a fun experience. It's pretty awe inspiring standing in the middle of the rotunda.



A new thing at the Capital is the Missouri Hall Of Fame honoring famous Missourians and people who made an impact on the state. Some of the busts include legends like Stan Musial and Bob Barker.





I had a good time and it definitely won't be another 20 years or so before I go again.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Captain Action Ad 1966

When I was at the G.I. Joe convention a few weeks ago, I saw a lot of really nice original Captain Action figures and costumes in great condition. Captain Action was one of the coolest action figure lines of the 1960's. The concept was cool and the costumes were fairly accurate. I would love to be able to collect these beauties but they're pretty expensive with good reason. Here's the initial ad from its debut year of 1966.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Just imagine...Marvelland

With the big news that Disney purchased Marvel Comics, I've been wondering how the sale will affect both companies. Nothing major will probably happen in the short term but we could see both companies' characters creeping into each other's universes. I've been imagining how Disneyland could be improved.

Just imagine the Prince Namor The Sub-Mariner



Submarine Voyage



Or the Rawhide Kid



Golden Horseshoe Revue



The ideas are endless. In all seriousness, it should be interesting to see what happens. The infusion of Mouse money should be good for the House Of Ideas. We'll just have to wait and see.