Happy Halloween, Spy Vibers! My cartoon students are finishing up their projects today while Nightmare Before Christmas plays in the background. Our post-lunch energy is lifted further after a visit from the local elementary school; so cute to see a parade of little kids in their costumes, high-fiving us and wishing us "Happy Halloween" on their way through the halls! What a nice gift. With costumes on my mind, it was particularly cool to see a post today from the great and wise Jon Burlingame about one of my favorite shows from the 1960s, Scarecrow of Romney Marsh. Produced by Disney in 1963, actor Patrick McGoohan (Danger Man, The Prisoner) led the tale of an 18th Century clergyman named Dr. Syn, who donned a scarecrow mask and smuggled goods with his band of night riders in protest of their oppression conditions (ala Robin Hood). The series will filled with intrigue and McGoogan's trademark intensity. The Scarecrow character was popularized in a series of novels starting in 1915 by Russell Thorndike (a golden era for popular and serialized fiction). The show was out of print last time I checked. There was a nice edition included in Disney Treasury DVD tin series. Disney's D23 published a comprehensive article about Scarecrow of Romney Marsh back in 2014. Check it out here. Any Spy Vibers or their kids dressing up today? What are your costumes? In other news, check out my previous episodes of the Cocktail Nation radio show, where I introduce classic spy films/TV series and play soundtracks and rare cuts: Episode #1 (Danger Man) and Episode #2 (The 10th Victim), Epsiode #3 (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), Episode #4 (Roger Moore/The Saint), and Episode #5 (The Avengers). Episode #6 (The Prisoner), and Episode #7 (The Ipcress File). Enjoy!
Selected Spy Vibe Posts: Mid-Century Modern Schulz, Agent Werewolf, Mata Hair Exhibit, Johnny Sokko 50th, Interview: Trina Robbins, Eddie Izzard, The Prisoner Capt Scarlet 50th, Hugh Hefner R.I.P., Jack Good R.I.P., Interview: Shaken Not Stirred, Callan 50th, Spy Vibe Radio 7, The Prisoner 50th Event, Spy-Fi Event, Kaho Aso 007, Two Million, Bo Diddley, Carnaby Pop, Le Carre Events, Billy Bragg Skiffle, Elvis 68, Jack Kirby The Prisoner, Casino Royale Concert, Review: The Prisoner Vol 2, Interview: The Prisoner Essential Guide, Maud Russell Mottisfont, Spy Vibe Radio 4, Batman Gallants, Adam West R.I.P., Village Triangle, Roger Moore R.I.P., Spy Vibe Radio 3, Sgt Pepper 50th, Satanik Kriminal OST, 60s Overdrive, Make Love in London, Spy Vibe Radio 2, Spy Vibe Radio 1, James Bond Strips, Propaganda Mabuse, Interview: Police Surgeon, XTC Avengers, 1966 Pep Spies, Batman Book Interview, Exclusive Fleming Interview, Avengers Comic Strips, Robert Vaughn RIP, UNCLE Fashions, Thunderbirds Are Pop!, Interview: Spy Film Guide, Lost Avengers Found, The Callan File, Mission Impossible 50th, Green Hornet 50th, Star Trek 50th, Portmeirion Photography 1, Filming the Prisoner, Gaiman McGinnins Project, Ian Fleming Grave, Revolver at 50, Karen Romanko Interview, Mod Tales 2, Umbrella Man: Patrick Macnee, New Beatles Film, The Curious Camera, Esterel Fashion 1966, Exclusive Ian Ogilvy Interview, 007 Tribute Covers, The Phantom Avon novels return, Ian Fleming Festival, Argoman Design, Sylvia Anderson R.I.P., Ken Adam R.I.P., George Martin R.I.P., The New Avengers Comics, The Phantom at 80, 007 Manga, Avengerworld Book, Diana Rigg Auto Show, The Prisoner Audio Drama Review.