Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of “An Evening of Old Time Radio” with ‘Fright Night’

September 24, 2017

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Hello All!!!!! Helen and I invite you to come out and celebrate our 5th Anniversary of “An Evening of “Old Time Radio” at The Daily Grind Coffee Shop located at 48 High Street in beautiful, downtown Mount Holly, New Jersey. If any of you wonderful folks happen to be in the vicinity of Mount Holly, New Jersey on Friday, October 13th (6:30PM to 9PM)…………….(YES, FRIDAY THE 13TH), we cordially invite you to stop by and enjoy a hot cup of coffee as we present the return of, “Fright Night”. For our 5 year anniversary, we will be presenting the same ‘spine tingling’ line-up of classic shows from the “Golden Age of Radio” we presented 5 years ago!!!!  These shows will certainly be thrilling and chilling, getting us all in the ‘Halloween Spirit’.

Stay for 1, 2, or all 3 shows!!!! As a special bonus, we are also planning to broadcast the presentation live on www.RadioOnceMore.com Wednesday, October 18th at 9PM. This gives you two chances to catch our “Fright Night” presentation live, once at the Daily Grind Coffee Shop, and once on the internet radio station “Radio Once More”. We have some great scary shows, Halloween music, and treats lined up for this special Friday evening event. Also, rumor has it that there will be a few Give-a-Ways!!!!

Stop by and try something a little different and experience how we were entertained back in the 1930′s, 40′s, and 50′s before television. All you need are your ears and your imagination!!!! Arrive early if you plan on attending, it is a cozy coffee shop with limited seating. Helen and I sincerely hope to see you Friday evening at the Daily Grind Coffee Shop on October 13th at 6:30PM and on “Radio Once More” on Wednesday evening October 18th at 9PM!!!!! Woo-Hoo!!!!

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“Sunday Summer Sci-Fi”

August 17, 2017

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Hello All!!!!! Helen and I are proud to host a special presentation of “An Afternoon of Old Time Radio” at the Daily Grind Coffee Shop at 48 High Street in beautiful, downtown Mount Holly, New Jersey. If any of you wonderful folks happen to be in the vicinity of Mount Holly on Sunday, August 20th (2PM to 4:30PM), we cordially invite you to stop by and enjoy a tasty beverage as we present “Sunday Summer Sci-Fi”. We will be presenting three classic shows from the “Golden Age of Radio” with a ‘Science Fiction’ theme.

Stay for 1, 2, or all 3 shows!!!!  As a special bonus, we are also planning to broadcast the presentation live on www.RadioOnceMore.com the following Wednesday, August 23rd at 9PM. This gives you two chances to catch our ‘Sci-Fi’ presentation live, once at the Daily Grind Coffee Shop, and once on “Radio Once More”. We are going to have some great shows, music, and treats lined up for this special Sunday afternoon event. Also, rumor has it that there will be a few Give-a-Ways!!!!

Stop by and try something a little different and experience how we were entertained back in the 1930′s, 40′s, and 50′s before television. All you need are your ears and your imagination!!!! Arrive early if you plan on attending, it is a cozy coffee shop with limited seating.

Helen and I sincerely hope to see you Sunday afternoon at the Daily Grind Coffee Shop on August 20th and on “Radio Once More” on Wednesday evening August 23rd at 9PM for all the Sci-Fi Fun!!!!!  Woo-Hoo!!!!

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Rick Goldschmidt on ‘Radio Once More’

July 29, 2017
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Rick Goldschmidt and ‘Holmsey’ at the ‘Chiller Theatre Expo’ in Parsippany, New Jersey (April 2016)

Merry Christmas in July!!!!!  On July 26th, we had as a special guest on the internet radio station “Radio Once More”, author and official historian/biographer of Rankin/Bass productions, Rick Goldschmidt.  I had the pleasure to have an extensive conversation with Rick about his earliest Rankin/Bass memories and his eventual association with Rankin/Bass productions.

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During our discussion I played audio clips from various Rankin/Bass productions, (both Christmas and non-Christmas) and Rick discussed and shared stories and neat trivia about the various series’ and specials that we played on ‘Radio Once More’.  We started off with a few Rankin/Bass clips that were not Christmas related including, the 1970 special, The Mad Mad Mad Comedians, the series from 1972-1973, Festival of Family Classics, the Saturday morning cartoon series, King Kong, which ran from 1966-1969, and finally the 1967 feature film, Mad Monster Party?

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And then we moved to what Rankin/Bass is probably best known for, their Christmas specials.  Our first Christmas clip came from the 1969 classic, ‘Frosty the Snowman’.  Our next clip was from the delightful 1970 production, ‘Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town’.  We ended our discussion with a clip from the 1964 Christmas classic, ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’.

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20th Anniversary Edition of “The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass: A Portfolio”

Here is the entire conversation with Rick Goldschmidt

Again, a big thanks to Rick Goldschmidt for appearing on ‘Radio Once More’.  Please visit Rick’s web site at MiserBros.com.  Thanks for stopping by the ‘Holmsey Blog’ and…….Merry Christmas in July!!!!!!…….Woo-Hoo!!!!!!!!

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Rick Goldschmidt at a convention in 2017

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Garry Berman on ‘Radio Once More’

June 29, 2017

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Happy Summer All!!!!  On June 28th, I had the pleasure to chat on the internet radio station, “Radio Once More” with author and pop culture historian, Garry Berman.  We briefly chatted with Garry about some of the books that he has written, and then we turned our conversation to Classic Television.  Garry’s most recent book, “For the First Time on Television” is about television firsts.  Garry’s books are available at GarryBerman.com and at Amazon.com.

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During our discussion, we played audio clips from classic TV shows from the 1950’s to the 1980’s and then Garry and I chatted about each series we played a clip from.  Some of the series we discussed include, “I Love Lucy“, “The Honeymooners“, “The Twilight Zone“, “Leave it to Beaver“, “Batman“, “Star Trek“, “Mary Tyler Moore Show“, “Columbo“, “All in the Family“, and “Cheers“.

Here is the entire conversation with Garry Berman

I had a wonderful time chatting with Garry about one of my favorite topics….Classic TV. So again, big thanks to Garry Berman for spending some time with us on ‘Radio Once More’.

Also on our ‘Classic TV’ themed radio show, we featured a rare radio version of “The Honeymooners”.  A neat treat to hear the Kramdens and the Nortons in a radio production from 1954.

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We also featured a flashback of when Helen and I first met…………aboard the “Starship Enterprise“!!!

Thanks for stopping by the “Holmsey Blog“.  We’ll catch you back here soon and of course on “Radio Once More

Woo-Hoo Wednesday-Classic TV

 

 

 

 

 


“Time Passages”

May 25, 2017

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Hello All!!!!! Helen and I are proud to host another installment of “An Evening of Old Time Radio” at The Daily Grind Coffee Shop, at 48 High Street in beautiful, downtown Mount Holly, New Jersey. If any of you wonderful folks happen to be in the vicinity of Mount Holly, New Jersey on Friday, June 9th (6:30PM to 9PM), we cordially invite you to stop by and enjoy a tasty beverage as we present “Time Passages”.  We will be presenting three classic shows from the “Golden Age of Radio” about time travel.

Stay for 1, 2, or all 3 shows!!!! As a special bonus, we are also planning to broadcast the presentation live on www.RadioOnceMore.com Wednesday, June 14th at 9PM. This gives you two chances to catch our “Time Passages” presentation live, once at the Daily Grind Coffee Shop, and once on “Radio Once More”. We have some great shows, time related music, and treats lined up for this special Friday evening event. Also, rumor has it that there will be a few Give-a-Ways!!!!

Stop by and try something a little different and experience how we were entertained back in the 1930′s, 40′s, and 50′s before television. All you need are your ears and your imagination!!!!  Helen and I sincerely hope to see you Friday evening at the Daily Grind Coffee Shop on June 9th at 6:30PM and on “Radio Once More” on Wednesday evening June 14th at 9PM!!!!! Woo-Hoo!!!!

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Clint Stueve of the ‘Oz Museum’ on ‘Radio Once More’

April 25, 2017

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Recently on our ‘Woo-Hoo Wednesday’ radio show on the internet radio station, ‘Radio Once More’, Helen and I presented a ‘Wizard of Oz’ themed show.  We featured a great interview with Clint Stueve, Executive Director of the ‘Oz Museum’ in Wamego, Kansas. Clint told us about the origin of this wonderful museum.  He also discussed some of the neat items in the museum’s collection and also how it interacts with the town of Wamego.  Clint also discussed how the success of the museum has boosted visitors to this small Kansas town.  The ‘Oz Museum’ has even led to other businesses including ‘Toto’s Tacoz’.  Helen and I had the opportunity to tour the ‘Oz Museum’ and dine at ‘Toto’s Tacoz’ in 2014.  If you ever get the chance to visit this wonderful attraction, stop by and check it out.

And now here is the entire interview with Clint Stueve, the Executive Director of the ‘Oz Museum’.

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Dorothy at the ‘Oz Museum’

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a Giant ‘Tin Man’ at the ‘Oz Museum’

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The ‘Cowardly Lion’

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Oh my…someone dropped a house on the ‘Wicked Witch of the East’ at the ‘Oz Museum’

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‘Holmsey’ trying to figure out how to get home from the land of OZ.  Unfortunately………………”I can’t”……….”I don’t know how it works!!!”

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After a fun day of touring the ‘Oz Museum’ enjoy a tasty meal at ‘Toto’s Tacoz’

We also talked about the 1939 classic MGM film “The Wizard of Oz” and we played many wonderful musical numbers from that delightful movie including Ray Bolger’s “If I only had a Brain” Jack Haley’s “If I only had a Heart” along with Bert Lahr’s “If I only had the Nerve”.  We also played the delightful deleted number, “The Jitterbug”.

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We also presented an episode of the ‘Martin and Lewis Show’ radio series featuring Billie Burke (Glinda the Good Witch) as the guest star in a funny episode from 1949.

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I shared a story as part of our ‘Classic Comedy Clip of the Night’ segment about one of my fond childhood memories.  As a youngster, I had a GE Show’N Tell unit along with a large library of programs.  In our segment, I played the audio of one of my favorites, “The Wizard of Oz”.

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This is the same model GE Show’N Tell I had as a youngster…….kinda cool!!!!!

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The GE Show’N Tell “Wizard of Oz” program

Here is the ‘Classic Comedy Clip of the Night’ segment featuring the GE Show’N Tell version of, “The Wizard of Oz”

Helen and I also presented the “Lux Radio Theatre” version of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ that originally aired on CBS on December 25, 1950.  This production featured Judy Garland along with Hans Conried, Herb Vigran, Edwin Max, Herb Butterfield, and Betty Lou Gerson.

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Helen and I had a wonderful time reminiscing about “The Wizard of Oz”.  And again, big thanks to Clint Stueve, Executive Director of the ‘Oz Museum’  for appearing on ‘Radio Once More’ with us.

So, for the time being………Follow the ‘Yellow Brick Road’!!!!!!!  Woo-Hoo!!!!!!

Woo-Hoo Wednesday-Wizard of Oz

 

 


“Take Me Out to the Ball Game”

March 26, 2017

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Hello All!!!!! Helen and I are proud to host another installment of “An Evening of Old Time Radio” at The Daily Grind Coffee Shop, at 48 High Street in beautiful, downtown Mount Holly, New Jersey. If any of you wonderful folks happen to be in the vicinity of Mount Holly, New Jersey on Friday, March 31st (6:30PM to 9PM), we cordially invite you to stop by and enjoy a tasty beverage as we present “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”.  We will be presenting three classic shows from the “Golden Age of Radio” connected to our ‘National Pastime’, the wonderful game of Baseball.

Stay for 1, 2, or all 3 shows!!!! As a special bonus, we are also planning to broadcast the presentation live on www.RadioOnceMore.com Wednesday, April 5th at 9PM. This gives you two chances to catch our “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” presentation live, once at the Daily Grind Coffee Shop, and once on “Radio Once More”. We have some great shows, Baseball related music, and treats lined up for this special Friday evening event. Also, rumor has it that there will be a few Give-a-Ways!!!!

Stop by and try something a little different and experience how we were entertained back in the 1930′s, 40′s, and 50′s before television. All you need are your ears and your imagination!!!! Arrive early if you plan on attending, it is a cozy coffee shop with limited seating. Helen and I sincerely hope to see you Friday evening at the Daily Grind Coffee Shop on March 31st at 6:30PM and on “Radio Once More” on Wednesday evening April 5th at 9PM!!!!! Woo-Hoo!!!!

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