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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alice Ghostley, the Tony Award-winning actress best known on television for playing Esmeralda on “Bewitched” and Bernice on “Designing Women,” has died. She was 81.
Ghostley died Friday at her home in Studio City after a long battle with colon cancer and a series of strokes, longtime friend Jim Pinkston said.
Ghostley was an inspiration to Paul Lynde.
See latter-day Ghostley in this YouTube clip of Designing Women. Alas, nothing from her 1960s heyday…
Documentary on the making of Thunderbirds & all the other worlds of Gerry Anderson. Features interviews with Gerry Anderson, Ed Bishop, Francis Matthews, Christine Glanville & Derek Meddings. Edited by myself back in 1991 to a radio documentary from the 1980’s.
This is a wonderful little documentary filled with images I’ve never seen before! Taken from a VHS tape, showing some wear.
I’d never seen the A.P. studios before.
Special effects master and pioneer Derek Meddings
One-legged on a scary catwalk: No OSHA!
One of those exciting Derek Meddings explosions!
Look at how large the Angel Interceptor cockpit area was!
Another great Meddings explosion! No one could do it like him!
Terrahawks: behind the scenes
Look at the puppet’s size next to the light meter!
improved quality recording
its a no strings deal
A snarky ad featuring a sorry-assed imitation Scott Tracy:
No! This is Scott Tracy, dammit:
(Of course they would have to use an imitation. The real Scott has too much dignity!)
The faithkeepers at FAB Gear USA sent me an email reminder:
Happy Breakaway Day! As you may recall, Earth’s moon was ripped out of orbit by a massive nueclear explosion 8 years ago – on September 13th, 1999. We here at Fab Gear always raise a glass to the 311 souls lost on Moonbase Alpha on this day, and hope you’ll join us. May the wind alwyas be at their backs, and may the road rise to meet them.
We’ve got lots of new merchandise arriving every week, please do keep checking the website.
Thanks again for everyone’s well wishes and support, we truly appreciate it!
Have a great weekend, and remember to party like it’s 1999!
Anthony & Rob
May we never forget!
He created a new grammar of storytelling and a cinematic style of motion. Once-wooden characters cascaded from one frame to another — or even from page to page — threatening to fall right out of the book into the reader’s lap. The force of punches thrown was visibly and explosively evident. Even at rest, a Kirby character pulsed with tension and energy in a way that makes movie versions of the same characters seem static by comparison.
Kirby was — and is still — so far ahead of everyone. He will be stolen from by generations to come as the tools to create dramatic imagery via software becomes more powerful, affordable, and spreads out to the masses.
Jack Kirby (Mike Royer inks) panel from his neomythic New Gods epic series
Previously in this blog:
Another Thing That Will Ensure I Die Poor…