Happy Veteran's Day 2013 to those who served and their families.
Sergeant Fred Foote (aka Dean Fredericks, later star of The Steve Canyon TV series) in 1945, recovering from wounds inflicted on him in a firefight that occurred during the invasion of Leyte in the Philippines, October 1944.
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Monday, November 11, 2013
Happy Veteran's Day 2013 to those who served and their families.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
|Behind the scenes: Episode 31, "The Trap", left to right, Dean Fredericks, Jerry Paris (hanging upside down), Bert Freed, and Director Walter Grauman. That's an inverted F-104 studio mockup!|
|Behind the scenes: Episode 25, "Iron Curtain", Barbara Beaird reprises her her Christmas episode character in a story set in Vienna, Austria...concerning cold-war terrorism!|
|Behind the scenes: Episode 11, "Operation Diplomat", Dean Fredericks get's makeup retouched by Mr. Freeman outside of the makeup trailer while one of the heavies looks on.|
|Production still photo from Episode 34, "Sabotage", left to right, Frank Maxwell, Weaver Levy and James Drury during a tense moment!|
|Production still photo from Episode 28, "Operation Intercept", Steve's secretary Ingrid Goude teases Jerry Paris offering a date she knows he can't keep!|
Please note that although I intended to post this update earlier in the day today, we have been having internet and phone issues all this week...and my surviving sister Suzy went in the hospital last night for emergency brain surgery...(she fell and hit her head badly, had initial surgery on October 2nd but relapsed last night). The surgeon today said she must have a lot of friends as she's doing better than he could imagine...so I am extending this to my friends here and appreciate any and all kind thoughts and prayers, they do help. It also helps that she is such a kind and happy person...
Stay tuned for the next update and and I thank you for your support and patience!
Note that Volume 1, Volume 2 and The Special Edition are available from us on Amazon.com, ebay and our store here. I package and send each order personally and hope you will note our 100% positive feedback on Amazon and ebay. You can also help by clicking the "like" buttons on our 3 amazon listings and by writing a little review if you have time...which we appreciate very much!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
|Joyce Taylor played Bob Hoy's wife "Betty Berger" in the 20th aired episode of Steve Canyon on NBC, February 5th 1959|
|Series regulars Abel Fernandez, Jerry Paris and Bob Hoy in a humorous moment in the Steve canyon episode "The Search", the 17th episode aired on NBC, January 15, 1959|
|Photo of Abel Fernandez taken in the 1970's by Bob Hoy!|
|Polaroid of Abel Fernandez and Bob Hoy that I snapped here in my studio in 2009 (during one of the recording sessions for their commentary tracks for Steve Canyon On TV Volume 2).|
|Abel and Josephine Fernandez circa the 1990's|
...and Volume 2 Disc 2 is in memory of Josephine Miller Fernandez 1928 - 2009...
Abel still loves skydiving and even got Josie involved in the 90's (can you believe it?). She was a real trooper who sang like an angel and was as sweet as can be...and she is missed.
|Abel Fernandez steps out!|
|Abel Fernandez and Walter Grauman reunite at Walter's 90th Birthday event at UCLA, March 23, 2012.|
Photo courtesy of Chris Soldo.
Volume 3 is ALMOST finalized and will be out before you know it, we thank you for your patience and please BE SURE you have subscribed to our blog to see every update, you should use the form BELOW. We thank you for your kind support in this unique restoration project, which has taken longer than anyone would have guessed to complete.
PS - Note that Volume 1 is back in stock and available once again (along with Volume 2 and The Special Edition) from us on Amazon.com, ebay and our store here. I package and send each order personally and hope you will note our 100% positive feedback on Amazon and ebay. You can also help by clicking the "like" buttons on our 3 amazon listings and by writing a little review if you have time...which we appreciate very much!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
|Steve Canyon Volume 3 main menu page for disc 2 (prior to revisions)...it should say "(Episodes 31-34 PLUS Extras)|
Sci Fi Magazine has a nice article by Jeff Berkwits on both the Terry And The Pirates 1952 TV series and our very own Steve Canyon 1958 show. Thanks a heap Jeff! Their website is at http://www.syfy.com/magazine
Air Force Magazine April 2013 just hit the newsstands last week has a whopping 8 color pages on the history of Terry And The Pirates, Steve Canyon and Milt Caniff in an excellent article by John T. Correll. If you can't find it on the stands you can also download a digital (Adobe PDF) copy of the whole magazine or just the article on Milt by visiting their website at http://www.airforcemag.com.
Thanks Russ Maheras for providing the copies of Air Forge Magazine!
PilotMag #21 (on stands now) has a 1 1/2 page article on us by our Friend Ron Kaplan of the National Aviation Hall Of Fame. This article by Ron (with different photos and in a different layout) originally appeared in Warbird Digest:
The author Ron Kaplan is ALSO the Director of the REEL FEST Aviation Film Festivals who have plans for presenting these film festivals all around the USA. I've appeared at two of them, the most recent in Dayton Ohio at the US Air Force Museum where we presented a Steve Canyon episode on their 80 foot wide Imax screen!
These are the only two pictures I have (until they send me a set of their pro publicity images from the event)...but here I am in the museum with the large F-14 Tomcat miniature used in the "flat spin" effects in the movie TOP GUN (1986). It took two grueling weeks of intense effort BUT we finally got the kinks worked out of showing Steve Canyon in Imax and are all set for more events like this down the road. A big thank you to Mary Bruggeman of the Air Force Museum Foundation and to Ron Kaplan for having me once again. Thanks also to my friends Hal Bryan, Matt Tauber and Ted Haycraft for your kindness and for being there.
|Matt Tauber and John Ellis in March 2009 at the prior REEL FEST.|
Lastly I should also mention that IDW's Library Of American Comics' astounding archive editions reprinting ALL of the Steve Canyon newspaper strips from the beginning (with color sundays like you've never seen 'em (from Milt's original color syndicate proofs!) are up to...ahem...Volume #3 now (I just got mine in the mail...see image above). They are amazingly swell and a big thanks to Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell for all the hard work on these...Milt would be very happy and proud!
Signing off for now...and please STAND BY for the big announcement coming up in the next post in May.
P.S. Note that I FINALLY have repaired all of the picture (and other) links on this blog that have been messed up since Apple.com withdrew their web support June 30th 2012. If you've been frustrated by missing pictures and such, have no fear, they are all BACK now! Huzzah! AND if you SHOULD find any that I might have missed, please drop me a line.