Are You Game for a Game of Thrones?
When I tried to read George R. R. Martin’s “A Game of Thrones” some years ago, I found it to be turgid, soapy and overwhelmingly dull. I never would have expected it to be adapted into a smash hit TV series for HBO. But here it is, three seasons deep and going strong. I’m still […]
You Like Me, You Really Like Me: Collecting Oscar and the Other Big Awards
“And the award goes to…” This is always a great opening line for articles like this, when the Oscar (for film), the Emmy (for television) the Grammy (for music) and the Tony (for the theatre) are presented to the—sometimes—surprised winner. So many people collect these awards because of their interest in these specialized arts honors. […]
Collecting The Coneheads
I collect in a number of specific areas. Rather than randomly collecting movie art, I enjoy building wider collections that include toys, trading cards, ties, comix, magazines and books and so on.
I’ll collect anything from a movie or TV show in which aliens play a prominent role.
William Denby Hanna was born on July 14, 1910, in Melrose, N.M. A talent for drawing landed him a job at the Harman-Ising animation studio in 1930. Hanna worked there for seven years. Joseph Roland Barbera was born in New York City in 1911. After a brief stint as a magazine cartoonist, Barbera joined the […]