Thursday, February 21, 2008
I know that Rhino had 2 parts of a three part interview with Mike Nesmith on their site. However, now I, after a long wait, I finally checked back in and saw that part three of the interview with Nez is up and also they have an interview with Bobby Hart. Bobby is the one on the right in the picture above in case you have never seen him before. That is what he looked like back in the later 1960's. The other is of course his show business friend and partner Tommy Boyce. You can listen to the interviews if you click here or on the title above.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
While searching the internet today I came across something I found astounding but before posting found it was a hoax. Orson Welles liked comic books. If this were true it whould not have been too surprising as he was the voice of the Shadow on radio. Welles was known for his painstaking research in to whatever he was working on. Perhaps he would have read the Shadow pulps and that would have lead him to read comic books. According to the hoax, he even said that he loved the Green Lantern/Green Arrow stories from Denny O'Neil in 1973 and attended an early comic book convention. In 1946 he was even talking over with National Periodicals, who later became DC Comics, with making Batman into a movie. This movie may well have been along the lines of what Michael Keaton's Batman movie followed.
The casting was Welles was to be Bruce Wayne/Batman. The Villains were to have been...
Basil Rathbone as the Joker...
George Raft as Two-Face...
James Cagney as the Riddler...
and Marlene Dietrich as Catwoman.
Yes it is a hoax but on You Tube I found the fan movie trailers that showed what the Orson Welles version of Batman may have been like.
Here is Part one.
and this is part two.
I had a hard time deciding if I should put this here or on my comic books site Mail It To Team Up. I decided to post it here and direct the readers of Mail It To Team Up to this site to view it.