Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sometimes, when you watch something beloved from your childhood, it can kinda suck. Makes you wonder "what the hell was I thinking?" I'm sure that wouldn't be the case with this. If any of you collectomaniacstm reading this have any clues as to it's whereabouts, please let me know.
Here is a rarer-than-rare item, tucked away in one of the scrapbooks we inherited from Sandy.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
My sister Marcia and Mini-me Once Upon A Christmastime.
Made many many SANTA CLAUS puppets through the years. My earliest ones have vanished into the ether, but when we settled into San Rafael, CA, the MARKO PUPPET THEATRE had a need for Mr. C, so I happily made a new one. Here he is, still enroute to full Ho-Ho-Hodom, with FROZEN ROSEN his main elf. That's Marin in the middle sitting on our favorite red traveling trunk, with the Marko star HAL LEWIS NATION propped up in front.
By 1975 I was living in Massachusetts, and produced a TV Christmas Special on the ABC affiliates. . .
(It was really 1975)
"SANTA IS THE MAN, HE'S THE MAN WHO CAN. SANTA IS THE ONE WHO BRINGS A SACK OF FUN OH! SANTA IS THE MAN!"
Me and JERRY LEWIS watching SANTA'S ELVES on the monitor. . .
We used him on several stage and media projects, and when our son was born, on our Christmas Cards as well. That's GABRIEL in the Dr. Dentons.
(HOMELAND SECURITY can be tough!)
Olga and I hope you and yours (with or without strings) have a wonder-filled holiday!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Chuck McCann (with Laurel & Hardy puppets), Captain Jack McCarthy, Gloria Okon, Bill BOZO Britten, and Officer Joe Bolton.
The BEST PRESENT ever!
Monday, December 14, 2009
If any attendees have pictures, memories and reflections they want me to include in this here FlexiBlog, please e them to us firstname.lastname@example.org. Soon would be good. Once gathered, we'll post 'em. Thanx!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
This is Dug circa 1968. He knew a whole lotta stuff I didn't about music (he introduced me to the GRATEFUL DEAD and JOHN COLTRANE.) He also "dug" lighting, and that played a big role in all the MARKO shows. We were light heavy.
Lotsa shows. Lotsa new friends. Lotsa love to go around.
We played the PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA FESTIVAL in Oakland in 1972. Dug took this shot of me and Holly and Kenny left foreground. My son said it looks like a scene from Forrest Gump(!)