I’d love it if you would send me your favorite Disney vacation photos and/or a photo of your favorite Disney souvenir. I’ll post it. You’ll be famous. Then we’ll hang out and drink fru-fru coffee drinks…
Archive for November, 2010
I love t-shirts, but I usually go for plain ones. Now your life is complete knowing what I like to wear…
I love retro Disney park shirts. Coffee mugs are my fav souvenir, but I love a good 70’s style shirt. And Disney has been sorely lacking in these during past visits, until now!
A new crop of shirts are in and I dig ’em. I had a vintage Disneyland shirt from our LA trip last year. It lasted one wash before it fell apart. I chalked it up to one goof in the carload, I didn’t call Disney and raise a fuss. But I have. So don’t try anything funny Disney park merchandise retailer 😉
Anyway, go to the Disney Store online and check these out. Buy some.
As most of my peers, my first contact with Canadian-Born actor Leslie Nielsen was in “Airplane” as Dr. Rumack, the voice of reason on a flight from LA to Chicago. You’ve all seen it. If you haven’t, go watch it. Then come back.
But like almost all actors in the 1950s, Nielsen worked for Disney (and deserves a spot on this blog) starring in “The Swamp Fox” as Colonel Francis Marion (why did they give this character two ladies names??) and the narrator for “The Boy Who Flew with Condors” on “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color”
Of course, his other famous role was that of United Planets Cruiser C-57D Commander J.J. Adams in “Forbidden Planet,” a science fiction tale inspired by “The Tempest.” The film is widely known for fantastic special effects, Robby the Robot and is credited as the first completly electronic score. No, the theremin was not used in the film as many believe. Amid the crazy jumpsuits, funny hats and a scantily clad young woman walking around all the time, Nielsen brought a bit of grounding to the role. Playing Adams as a down-to-Earth pragmatist. The wife and I watched this on AMC 3 or 4 weeks ago. It holds up amazingly well, given its lack of giant transforming robots and few explosions. There is, however, a groovy invisible monster. Go watch it.
Word is that Nielsen was fantastically nice and a joy to his fans who met him. I can only assume that he was living the actor’s dream of always working. His IMDb listing has him working steadily from 1950 until his untimely death this weekend. And, as with most actors working their way through the ends of the Hollywood studio system and into the thicket that was 1970s TV crime drama, he’s timing was perfect. The deep voice and piercing eyes knew when to work and when to not. Yes, the Zuckers wrote his dialogue, but would you be walking around today saying “…and don’t call me Shirley” if anyone else had said it?
You will be missed sir.
Disney cards at Frontier in downtown Athens.
It’s Thanksgiving here in the ATH, and it’s time to relax, cook and eat. Some of favorite things. So, the updates will be few until next week. Of course, you may not care one way or the other. I’m just sayin’, don’t give up. I’ll return with top-notch material. You’ll love it!