Saturday, December 29, 2007
Labels: Taxi to the Dark Side
Queen|Rare NOTW Lobby Cards 2' x 3'
Ltd Ed Canvas
and the end.
29 December 1972
Labels: LIFE Magazine
1970s|Mary Tyler Moore
Friday, December 28, 2007
The Original WebMaster
Labels: Stan Lee
Robert Mapplethorpe|The Guggenheim
Mannix in a cemetery.
In 1969, NBC aired a Serling-penned pilot for a new series, Night Gallery. Set in a dimly lit museum, the pilot film featured Serling (as on-camera host) introducing three tales of the macabre, unveiling canvases that would appear in the subsequent story segments.
The series, which premiered in December 1970 (its brief first season rotated as one spoke of a four-series programming wheel titled Four in One), focused more on gothic horror and the occult than did The Twilight Zone. Serling, no longer wanting the burden of an executive position, sidestepped an offer to retain creative control of content — a decision he would come to regret. Although discontented with some of producer Jack Laird's script and creative choices, Serling maintained a stream of creative submissions and ultimately wrote over a third of the series' scripts.
By season three however, Serling began to see many of his script contributions rejected. With his complaints ignored, the disgruntled host dismissed the show as "Mannix in a cemetery."
Night Gallery lasted until 1973.
While the series has its own cult following, it is not as successful as The Twilight Zone and is generally regarded, sometimes unfairly, as a pale shadow of Serling's previous series.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
It just dawned on me.
I noted, and believe me, I noted, how a few of the names in photography got their start via Uncle Andy. That, coupled with the somewhat obvious fact that Freddie never sat for Robert...
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Palace Theatre|Waterbury Connecticut
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Labels: Jared Leto
Celebrity Death Trifecta!
Labels: celebrity death.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I didn't expect it to hurt this much.
Alright, we're gonna go to commercial...
Say it slowly: kidding, right?
Labels: bobby barnhart
I Believe in Father Christmas
They said there'll be snow at Christmas,
They said there'll be peace on earth,
But instead it just kept on raining,
A veil of tears for the Virgin birth.
I remember one Christmas morning,
The Winter's light and a distant choir,
And the peal of a bell and that Christmas tree smell,
And eyes full of tinsel and fire.
They sold me a dream of Christmas,
They sold me a silent night,
They told me a fairy story,
'Til I believed in the Israelite.
And I believed in Father Christmas,
And I looked to the sky with excited eyes,
Then I woke with a yawn in the first light of dawn,
And I saw him and through his disguise.
I wish you a hopeful Christmas,
I wish you a brave New Year,
All anguish, pain and sadness,
Leave your heart and let your road be clear.
They said there'd be snow at Christmas,
They said there'd be peace on earth,
Hallelujah! Noel!, be it Heaven or Hell,
The Christmas we get, we deserve.
Labels: Annie Lennox