Here are four original production cels from the 1973 Hanna-Barbera NBC cartoon, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids. It followed the Scooby Doo formula. Great bubble gum rock tunes. Theme song very groovy. Micky Dolenz of the Monkees provided his vocal talents, along with Scooby Doo alumn, Frank Welker.
I’m really fond of this house find. In an age when anyone could have a disco record (Ethel Merman, anyone?), Robert Guillaume jumped into the fray with “I Who Have Nothing” b/w “The Streets Are Filled With Dancing.” His voice is pretty serious, which hilariously contrasts with the disco music.
Deborah Walley featured on the cover of this 1961 paperback book. Walley replaced Sandra Dee for this second Gidget movie installment.
The zenith of vacuum cleaner store advertising. Fort Worth, Texas. Somewhere in the early 2000s. What you can’t get from the picture, is the dance involved. He would kind of vacuum in place, back and forth, while waving to passing cars. Our friend asked him for a pose, and then gifted us with the framed result.
It made every day sunny circa 1980 when I carried this gem to Montessori school. I can still smell the warm milk that sat in the thermos for hours. The day before it had possibly held soup or orange juice. It wasn’t dishwasher safe, either, so it’s probably accurate to say that most immunities I’ve acquired were probably a result of the germs from the thermos.
I appreciate that Big Bird is taking on the teacher role here. Clearly having a detective of Sherlock Hemlock’s caliber is intimidating. Plus, Grover is probably disruptive and Oscar, I imagine, is very disrespectful. I’ll bet the only good listener in the class is Prairie Dawn.
Lastly, and I realize it’s been rubbed off the box and almost impossible to see, but Grover has this very lunch box on his desk. Meta.
Doug Henning has always tripped me out a little. He could only have come from the 1970s. As a child, I imagined that people like Henning, and possibly John Denver, came from fanciful imaginary lands, filled with fondue and giant sunflowers. I ran across this 1983 filmed version (Amazon Prime Video) of a play about a magician. Kinda slow. The magic scenes are fun.