Category Archives: Reviews

Book Review: Disney in Clay – The Art of Brenda White

Publisher: Brenda White / The J. S. McCarthy Company Year: 1994 Pages: 250 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-9642931-1-0 “Quality and not quantity will prevail.” – Brenda White Are you the kind of person who reads a book for the pictures? Well then, this book is for … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday: Coca-Cola Tic Tacs with Store Display

I like to do things that make normal people go: “Wait, what now?” When I walked into the convenience counter of a gas station and handed the clerk an entire package of Tic Tacs, well, he was taken aback. Perfect! … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dick Clark’s American Bandstand

Publisher: Collins Publishers / HarperCollins Publishers Inc. Year: 1997 Pages: 194 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-00-649184-7 “I’m Dick Clark. I’ve got the job as the new host of Bandstand.” Nothing says Americana quite like American Bandstand! Teenagers dancing to the latest hit records while a friendly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Official Batman Batbook

Publisher: Contemporary Books Inc. Year: 1986 Pages: 172 Type: Softcover ISBN: 0-8092-5035-7 “This book is dedicated to all of the arch villains of Gotham City, without whom Batman would be out of work.” The cliques would be just too easy with a post based on … Continue reading

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Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Story Book Album

Publisher: David McKay Company Inc. Year: 1934 Pages: Unmarked (approximately 80) Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-679-20801-1 Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dogNow we got ears, it’s time for cheers So say the lyrics to the Hot Dog song from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse children’s show. … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland Doorknob Installation Instructions

The Doorknob is a character specifically created for Disney’s 1951 film Alice in Wonderland. He lives at the end of the Rabbit Hole and is the main entrance to Wonderland. Now you too can get his help to gain entrance into whatever Wonderland awaits behind any … Continue reading

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Book Review: THE LADY IN RED by Jean Beatens

Publisher: One Thousand Trees / M & T Printing Group Year: 2021 Pages: 78 Type: Softcover ISBN: 978-1-988215-99-0 “The Lady in Red… to my husband is wed.” – from The Lady in Red And who is this Lady in Red, you well ask? A look … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Walt Disney – His Life in Pictures

Publisher: Disney Press Year: 2009 Pages: 66 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4231-2105-3 “We wanted to keep him to ourselves.” – Diane Disney Miller Wouldn’t you? Thankfully for the world at large Walt Disney’s children didn’t get their wish! The man, husband, and father was shared and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Retro Housewife – A Salute

Publisher: Collectors Press Year: 2004 Pages: 130 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 1-888054-92-1 “A Rose-tinted look back“ Is June Cleaver your idea of the ideal housewife? How about Harriet Nelson? The 1950’s certainly served up a plethora of mostly-identical women playing the perfect homemaker on television. And … Continue reading

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Book Review: Disney’s Face-Painting and Costume Kit

Publisher: Disney Press Year: 1997 Pages: 66 Type: Spiral-bound Paperback w/kit ISBN: 0-7867-4180-X “To the making of many books, there is no end.” – Ecclesiastes 12:12 That Biblical truism certainly applies to the amount of books that have been published … Continue reading

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