The front cover for the tape reads: "Our Gang Follies The Original Little Rascals" The back cover reads: "Classic Comedy at it's (nice apostrophe, but it doesn't fit here) best! Watch the Rascals and laugh at their antics! See: Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Wizzer (!), Jackie (Cooper), Buckwheat, Mickey (Rooney), Mary." Obviously, this is one of those old cheaply made releases of the PD shorts. It seems that the company behind this release did some research, but not enough of it. But I suppose it's slightly better than the plot summaries listed on Brentwood's Rascal releases.
I just got the "Buckwheat" photo today. It will be added to countless things that are in the "to be framed one day" stack. It is a good quality IMPOSTER photo. Before framing, I'm going to scan and print some copies. :-) Being an "IMPOSTER" it does deserve to be on a dart board or target stand.
Post by Hard-boiled Harry on Mar 5, 2013 18:47:21 GMT -5
I wrote directly to the Breygent website asking why they used a print of The Champeen poster if the piece of boxing glove on the card was supposedly 'warn' by Carl Switzer, presumably in Glove Taps. I did receive a reply and was told that they'd use the image of The Champeen poster because it was the only one that they had the 'rights' to use, they apologized for the spelling mistake and gave some details of the auction in which the pair of boxing gloves had been bought. Whether you choose to believe them or not is a different matter.
Still, I suppose this isn't as bad as one time when an ebay seller was supposedly auctioning off dirt from Alfalfa's grave. Then again, that didn't result from ignoring homework.
Actually it was advertised as 'some dirt from near his gravesite.' It was apparently number #131 in the 'Relic' series, so I guess you could in theory collect dirt for 'near' the graves of at least 130 other famous people too I wonder if Harold Switzer is also part of the Relic series? I just might be tempted