This is the cover page of a small-format comic book based on the 1966 Hanna-Barbera animated special, Alice in Wonderland, or What's Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This? These were available at Rexall Drug Store (Rexall sponsored the show with Coca-Cola). There was also a record album with members of the voice cast on Hanna-Barbera's fledgling label.
This was very much like those "March of Comics" books that were given out as premiums, usually with characters associated with Whitman or Gold Key Comics. I remember when I was in school and sometimes we would get a "Secret Squirrel" comic book, for example, that promoted kite flying safety.
THE BIRDS IS COMING! THE BIRDS IS COMING!
Posted on May 02 2010 by Greg
That wasn't bad grammar -- it was the tag line for Alfred Hitchcock's horror classic The Birds when it was first released. Remember the Mad Magazine parody, in which Tippi Hedren ran into the classroom and frantically screamed, "The birds is coming?" Disney fans will note that the legendary Ub Iwerks worked on the matte effect for the movie.
This week on BBC Radio, they're presenting a dramatization of mystery writer Daphne DuMaurier's novella (I wonder if the Scooby-Doo character was named after her?) with a full cast. The novella has a different ending than the movie.
You can hear "The Birds" for free today and for the next five days by clicking here
And also on BBC Radio:Rockumentary Rollercoaster
"With a limitless supply of hyperbolic characters, bizarre situations, and in-concert set pieces, the rock world is a gift to the documentary filmmaker. Film critic and music broadcaster Andrew Collins looks at the place where his twin passions meet: the rockumentary."Available here today and for the next five days.The Art of The Public Address
Attention K-Mart shoppers! Ever wonder if there was a way to make public announcements better? So did the BBC's Laurie Taylor.Available here today and for the next five days.The Indian in the Cupboard
Lynne Reid Banks' fine children's fantasy/adventure, which was of course also a superb film, is dramatized in this one hour program.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s50mtAvailable here today and for the next five days.
BONNIE ABOUT TO SAY BUH-BYE TO DAYTIME...?
Posted on May 01 2010 by Greg
will soon become one of many whose daytime talk show has closed up shop, but it's a particular loss for those of us who love classic entertainment, since Bonnie and her staff made and effort to reference beloved shows and movies other shows won't or can't. Only on The Bonnie Hunt Show
do you hear "I'm having a Dr. Bellows moment," or "And I keeeannnn't steeeannnd
'im!" The show is also very good natured, positive and very much in the model of great shows of the genre.
But alas, it's almost gone. So these few remaining episodes are your last chance to see the show. Wednesday the guest is Dick Van Dyke
. With all due respect to Jessica Simpson
and Jennifer Lopez
, how many talk shows to they have to be on (and they were on a lot of shows lately giving the same interview), and how few still feature talented people like Van Dyke, or Carol Burnett
, who was a Bonnie guest last week?The Bonnie Hunt Show
is on local TV stations or you can watch video sections of recent episodes here
. Here's hoping we see Bonnie -- and her talented team -- resurface again soon.
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