Sunday, September 30, 2007


Introducing Crenshaw
A little man from Mars
He hails from outer space
From just beyond the stars

He means us no harm
He just wants to make friends
That, and drink coffee
(Exotic blends)

He enjoys a good story
Or even a joke
Despite his appearance
He's a regular bloke

So, if you should see him
Flash him a smile
And invite him inside
To chat for a while

From that point on
When you look at the stars
You'll think of ol' Crenshaw
Your new friend from Mars

Now playing: The Ran-Dels - Martian Hop
via FoxyTunes

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

You Go-Go, Girl!

Now playing: Akira Ifukube - TV Go-Go Dance M
via FoxyTunes

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Les Girls

A finely fabricated feminine foursome.

A detail featuring my favorite femme
from the 'fore-mentioned foursome.

Now playing: Benny Golson - Music To Watch Girls By
via FoxyTunes

Monday, September 17, 2007

Tahitian Dreams

It's good to dream.

Now playing: Elvis Presley - Moonlight Swim
via FoxyTunes

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Retro Modern Frame

This is the frame I mentioned in the Space Robot post.
It is a blank wooden frame painted with acrylics.

Below are some photos of the frame from different angles.

Now playing: Pete Thomas - Coolstuff
via FoxyTunes

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Surrealio #1

It was only a matter of time . . .
Now playing: Sammy Kaye - Doodle Dee Doo
via FoxyTunes

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Space Robot

I was painting a frame as a housewarming gift last night
and found myself with some paint left over. I decided,
rather than waste it, I would use it to paint my Space
Robot image that had been lingering in the sketch
phase on a piece of canvas board.

Below is a detail of the piece.

This piece is available
for purchase at Artville.

Acrylic on canvas board
Now playing: Frank Comstock - Out of this World
via FoxyTunes

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Retro Modern Designs


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Nannette & the Chimp

It was the #4 hit show of 1965!
Nannette & the Chimp debuted on Sept. 8th, 1965
on ABC after a long and troubled production. Star,
Rita Leftkowitz, complained numerous times about the
grabby nature of her co-star, Boogles the chimp. This led
to many scenes having to be re-shot in order to pass the censor board.
In addition, several members of the crew were fired after
pointing out that Boogles was, in fact a monkey, not a chimp.

The show, a half hour sitcom set in France, concerned the wacky
mis-adventures of Nannette, a practitioner of the worlds oldest
profession, who finds herself the guardian of a wayward chimp
named Henri. The unlikely twosome got each other in and out
of trouble on a weekly basis while always finding ways to
remain friends.

Rita's va-va-voom figure and Boogles' hilarious hi-jinks shot
the show to #4 where it stayed for two seasons.

The show was canceled after Boogles became embroiled in a
scandal involving the pet poodle of guest actress, Betty Spork.
The producers tried to find a new chimp to play Henri, but none
of the contenders possessed Boogles' special magic.

Rita Leftkowitz went on to star in Shawna, the Jungle Queen
until her tragic death in 1969, when she was
swallowed by an errant boa constrictor during a break in filming.

The first season of Nannette & the Chimp will be
available soon on DVD and Blu-ray.
Now playing: The Living Strings - theme to the monkees
via FoxyTunes