A selection of luminaries from the 1952-53 Bowman card set “Television and Radio Stars of NBC”. From top left..Willard Waterman, then star of the Great Gildersleeve; Gertrude Berg, star of The Goldbergs sitcom; Groucho Marx, host of You Bet Your Life; Bill Stern, long time sports reporter in radio and tv; John Cameron Swayze, newsreader and Timex Watch pitchman; and Dinah Shore, then holding forth for fifteen minutes every Thursday evening right after Mr. Swayze.
B. B. Wolf in action from a first edition Disney “Three Little Pigs” children’s book adaptation of the 1933 short.
Two images from a prototype of a Wonder Woman TelePeeper. It was a stacked series of pictures showing WW dispatching the baddies. The idea was to look through the hole in the center of the image (the area above Lincoln’s head) while opening the device like an accordion. Marshall Rogers did four of them for DC in 1985. In addition to the Wonder Woman there was Justice League, Superman and Batman. The cover image from the Batman version was published in “The Batman Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book with Rare Collectibles from the Batcave”. They never went into production. Too bad.
On the set of the “Faye Emerson Show” broadcast live on CBS for the 1950 television season. That’s script girl Betty Ann Spiers.
These are patches distributed to crew members of The Simpsons over the years.
New York Central Railroad Tugboat, watercolor by Stephen Cryan of Old Saybrook, Ct. He is a master of maritime and railroad subjects. I really love his watercolor style. Arthur owned many of his paintings. More to come.