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.
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?
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’.
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!!!!!!!!