Pop culture historian Mark Arnold and I were recently discussing children’s chalk boards. Mark let me know that one had been made for Casper in 1959, and provided this image:
1959 was of course a great year for Harveyana, because of the debut of Matty’s Funday Funnies on ABC-TV. We have already seen the vinyl figures Hungerford released that year. Mark claims the Casper chalk board was made in blue and black. If any of you, my readers, own one, know of one for sale, or have any additional information about these chalk boards you would like to share, please leave a comment below!
Casper Chalk Board was last modified: October 14th, 2018 by Jonathan Sternfeld
It was almost four years ago that I posted the Casper Bendables figure and mentioned that there was a lot of merchandise released in conjunction with the 1995 live action Casper movie. Today’s exhibit is another movie item, this time a very large keychain made by Dakin, a company better known for stuffed animals. I know I would not want to carry this around in my pocket, it is larger than a golf ball!
I mentioned back in August how I was starting to use Bit.ly URLs, and that I was going to edit all posts and pages of the Harvey Mercheum website and establish a structure for internal links. I have started this process, and is going to take me even longer than I expected.
Today is Museum Day! Did you get your tickets already? I hope so, because I just finished reading the book we bought to accompany a museum exhibit we saw earlier this summer, and while it was very nicely made, the photos really did not do justice to the artwork. It is much better to see exhibits in person if possible, and today is a great day to do so. Search for a participating museum near you and go visit!
Museum Day 2018 was last modified: September 21st, 2018 by Jonathan Sternfeld
Earlier today, Greg Erhbar posted an in-depth look at the records PolyGram made for Harvey under their Parachute label on the Cartoon Research website. The article mentions that there were five of the 33 1/3 RPM LP’s, of which three have been featured as exhibits here on the Harvey Mercheum website: