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Episode 037 – The Dick Van Dyke Show: “A Man’s Teeth Are Not His Own” (repeat)

Posted in redux!, video available on October 4th, 2015 by admin

Rob (Dick Van Dyke) has a crisis of conscience when he lets another dentist work on his teeth while his dentist friend Jerry is out of town. 1962. First posted July 14, 2008.

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Original Episode @ Internet Archive (episode 1)
Jerry Paris Obituary @ L.A. Times

Described video version @ YouTube!

Episode 036 – The Dick Van Dyke Show: “Give Me Your Walls” (repeat)

Posted in redux!, video available on September 27th, 2015 by admin

In this episode of the classic tv series, Rob and Laura Petrie (Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore) need one of their walls painted, but the Italian painter they hire has a way of working that makes them wonder if he’ll ever leave. 1963. First posted July 7, 2008.

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The Dick Van Dyke Show @ Museum of Broadcast Communications

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Episode 028 – The Stork Club, part 1 (repeat)

Posted in redux!, video available on August 2nd, 2015 by admin

Betty Hutton stars as a hat check girl at the famous nightclub, who saves an old man (Barry Fitzgerald) from drowning. But she doesn’t know he’s a millionaire, who secretly repays her with riches beyond her wildest dreams. 1945. Part 1 of 3. First posted May 12, 2008.

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Original Movie @ Internet Archive
Movie Info @ IMDB
The Stork Club @ Wikipedia
A 1948 Stork Club Review @ Tips on Tables
The Stork Club @ Facebook
Described Video @ YouTube!

Judy (Betty Hutton) winks as she sings in The Stork Club.

Judy (Betty Hutton) winks as she sings in The Stork Club.

Episode 026 – The Last Man On Earth, part 1 (repeat)

Posted in redux!, video available on July 19th, 2015 by admin

Vincent Price stars as the only survivor of a worldwide plague, spending his days trying to protect himself against victims who have risen from the grave. 1964. Part 1 of 2. First posted April 28, 2008. Contains violence.

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Original Movie @ Internet Archive
Movie Info @ IMDB
Article @ Turner Classic Movies
I Am Legend (the novel) @ Wikipedia
The Last Man On Earth (the tv series) @ Wikipedia
Described Video @ YouTube!

Dr. Robert Morgan (Vincent Price) looks down after marking another X on hand-drawn calendars in The Last Man On Earth.

Dr. Robert Morgan (Vincent Price) looks down after marking another X on hand-drawn calendars for 1968 in The Last Man On Earth.

Episode 024 – Murder at the Baskervilles, part 1 (repeat)

Posted in redux!, video available on July 5th, 2015 by admin

Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Wontner) returns to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs for some rest and relaxation, but a missing racehorse and two deaths soon have him working again – and on another collision course with Professor Moriarty. 1937. Part 1 of 2. First posted April 14, 2008.

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Holmes On Screen: 1900-1939
Arthur Wontner biography @ IMDB
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Sitting on a sofa, Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Wontner) looks up from reading a document in Murder at the Baskervilles.

Sitting on a sofa, Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Wontner) looks up from reading a document in Murder at the Baskervilles.

What I’m Doing On My Summer “Vacation”

Posted in general, video available on July 11th, 2014 by admin

When I started taking a break from MFTB to work on more paid description, I never expected to be away for more than two months, but here we are. I think it’s time to give you some idea of what I’ve been up to while you’ve hopefully been digging through the archives here.

Most of my work has been with the amazing folks at the DCMP (Described and Captioned Media Program), who have a huge library of accessible educational videos for schools and students. I’ve been writing and sometimes producing several dozens of films of all kinds. Here are a couple examples.

A clip from “Dinner For Two” via YouTube:

A clip from “The Hermitage Dwellers” via YouTube:

I’ve also been lucky to work with long-time friends ExtremeReach/Mijo on all kinds of shows for the Canadian tv network APTN, which is dedicated to programming by, for and about Aboriginal people throughout the country and around the world. Sorry there aren’t examples of description online, but the shows I’ve been writing and producing description for range from the really sweet show for pre-schoolers “Louis Says”, to the informative “Down2Earth” about Native work on maintaining the environment, to the second season of the American mystery series “Longmire”.

Usually I can keep MFTB going when I’m working on one of these two streams of projects. But since spring, I’ve been working on both of them – and more! Hopefully, you can understand why I had to step away for a while. But of course it also means I’m making a living providing more description of more kinds of programming for more people, and that can only be good! Still, it’s looking like the busiest time is starting to wind down for now, so sooner rather than later, I’ll be ready to get back to MFTB, and we can all look forward to great stuff as we move toward Episode 300. So stay tuned, and thanks!