You’ve wandered into the topsy-turvy world of Tulgey Wood, the blog of writer and historian Jim Fanning. Tulgey Wood celebrates artistry and creativity (and sometimes just plain madness): movies, animation, TV, books, comics—and of course Disney, lots and lots of true-blue, through-and-through Disney, including D23 and Disney twenty-three Magazine, and Sketches Magazine and the Walt Disney Collectors Society. Tulgey Wood is so fun, fascinating and full of frolicsome photos and facts, it’s scary. So wander through the wonder of it all, and enjoy.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy St. Nicholas Day

Today, December 6, is St. Nicholas Day, and that means another visit to Holland, the land of Hans Brinker. Hans is the inspiration for one of the most delightful and popular presentations of TV's Hallmark Hall of Fame. In addition to sterling talent already mentioned here, the spectacular Hallmark Hall of Fame production also featured a teleplay by Sally Meet Me in St. Louis Benson and musical arrangements by the great Irwin Kostal (Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), for it's from a bygone era when network TV featured musicals created especially for the medium. Incredibly, in a musical theatre (TV division) worthy of St. Nicholas himself, the long-forgotten songs by Hugh Martin (also of Meet Me in St. Louis film fame) have been released on a CD (including a 16-page booklet about the Hall of Fame production), which you can discover here.

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