Saturday, February 18
Here is a clip from Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train of a carousel spinning out of control. Whee!
Friday, February 17
"The mouse is a member of the rodent family distinguished from the rat in that it is smaller in size. It usually measures six inches in length (approximately fifteen centimeters), and weighs one ounce, which is of course approximately twenty-eight grams. The mouse is responsible for much of the world's pestilence and destruction. When the mouse is not scaring women, eating Saltine crackers from cupboards, or ingesting huge amounts of saccharine in laboratory experiments, the mouse has been known to enter the world of entertainment. One such mouse was named Mickey."
Tuesday, February 14
A paper model of the rocketship Star of Polaris (or is it the Star of Orion?), better known as the ship from Disneyland's Rocket to the Moon ride, can be purchased from Delta 7 Studios. Their "Retro Rockets" set costs just under $30, but includes three different versions of the Disneyland TWA Lunar Liner; the ship from Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, a Werner Von Braun Saturn Shuttle; a Chestley Bonestal inspired Lunar Tractor; a Space Ark; a nifty cutaway model of Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon projectile moonship; Flash Gordon's rocket; a ray gun; the Icarus from Planet of the Apes, a flying saucer; and a mystery rocket.
You can also order the Lunar Liner model by itself from Paper Models International, and I can vouch for them because that's where I ordered it. Prompt service, nice guy -- I've talked to him on the phone a couple times. $7.95 + 4.75 S&H to:
Paper Models International
9910 SW Bonnie Brae Drive
Beaverton, OR 97008-6045
Specify that you want the Lunar Liner, item number MS 104.