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"lantern Jaw, classic nose"
« on: December 03, 2007, 05:46:33 PM »
Or so he said when drawing himself on THE MUNSTER'S.

I was privilidged to have  spent 2 months with Fred Gwynne in the spring of 1988.

We were shooting Disorganized Crime. During the time he made me laugh constantly.

At the end he signed my Heman doll and autographed some of his books and drew me this amazing caricature.


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Re: "lantern Jaw, classic nose"
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 05:56:03 PM »
Very nice! Yours is the stuff that dreams are made of Dan! Thanks again for bedazzling! Too cool.
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Re: "lantern Jaw, classic nose"
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 06:37:05 PM »
That was cool that he signed the doll and drew that particular charicture.
I always heard that he was adverse to anything Munsters.
I guess not.

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Re: "lantern Jaw, classic nose"
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007, 06:43:09 PM »
Or so he said when drawing himself on THE MUNSTER'S.

I was privilidged to have  spent 2 months with Fred Gwynne in the spring of 1988.

We were shooting Disorganized Crime. During the time he made me laugh constantly.

At the end he signed my Heman doll and autographed some of his books and drew me this amazing caricature.




Gwynne's books are wonderful--CHOCOLATE MOOSE FOR DINNER and THE KING WHO RAINED are the two I know (if I got the titles right)--with their wonderful childhood-skewed take on the English language.   I think he did more, though--wonder which ones you had him sign?  And the caricature--priceless.  Gwynne was certainly a multi-talented galoot.  He left us far too soon!
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Re: "lantern Jaw, classic nose"
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007, 07:22:42 PM »
always heard that he was adverse to anything Munsters.
I guess not.



Charlie, it seems to me that he was embaressed by the show. He would gladly talk about CAR 54, btw.

Over the course of time, as we got to know each other better he was great enough to answer any of my stupid questions.

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Re: "lantern Jaw, classic nose"
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007, 09:22:26 PM »
[
    Elder Robert: There's also "The Sixteen Hand Horse".

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Gwynne's books are wonderful--CHOCOLATE MOOSE FOR DINNER and THE KING WHO RAINED are the two I know (if I got the titles right)--with their wonderful childhood-skewed take on the English language.   I think he did more, though--wonder which ones you had him sign?  And the caricature--priceless.  Gwynne was certainly a multi-talented galoot.  He left us far too soon!
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Re: "lantern Jaw, classic nose"
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007, 11:59:54 PM »
Guys-

Had the pleasure of talking to Mr. Gwynne outside a v.o. studio one afternoon...

When I made the geniune-from-me-though-I'm-sure-tiresome-to-him comment about loving his MUNSTERS work, he did indeed roll his eyes -

- until I elaborated, by saying that I thought the vaudeville duo schtick that he and Al Lewis did was up there with that from folks like Abbott & Costello and Laurel & Hardy.

He brightened considerable!

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Re: "lantern Jaw, classic nose"
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2007, 04:21:42 PM »
That's *so* cool!  Thanks for sharing it. 

And Craig, I'm glad Mr. Gwynne brightened when you mentioned the Vaudevillian chemistry he had with Al Lewis.  They really were a wonderful TV comedy team.  I'd say the same goes for Alan Hale Jr. and Bob Denver on Gilligan's Island.  Some people just work really, really well together.

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Re: "lantern Jaw, classic nose"
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2007, 08:48:01 AM »
Dear Penny-

'S'truth.

Sure, a lot of '60's sitcoms had dopey premises ("premi"?), and occasional indifferent writing. But the sheer level of Craftsmanship in the performances was terrific!

Of course, there are the Gold Standards, like the Allan Brady Staff, and the Citizens of Mayberry...

But the ensemble casts of BEVERLY HILLBILLIES; GREEN ACRES; ADDAMS FAMILY, etc., (for sure, including the Minnow Survivors!) never failed to deliver for their audiences.



Most today seem too surface, too young, too attempting-to-be-"real", & just don't have the Juice?

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Re: "lantern Jaw, classic nose"
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2007, 05:21:32 PM »


    Craig: Ah, "Head of the Family" the proto type for "The Dick Van Dyke Show"; can't recall where I saw this but the kid in this family was most obnoxious and ya jest wanted to cuff him one along-side the head---well, at least I wanted to cuff him one.

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Re: "lantern Jaw, classic nose"
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2007, 12:44:29 AM »

 "Head of the Family"

Hey Max, wouldn't that be you?

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