In my household when I was growing up the 1959 Walt Disney film Darby O’Gill and the Little People was a constant VHS rental around this time of year…as well as on Halloween actually, because that incredibly terrifying Banshee scene, you know what I mean?
I didn’t catch Darby for the first time on video tape though, I was lucky enough to watch it during it’s 1977 re-release at the Razorback Theater. This was one of my Father’s favorite films when he was younger so he was pretty stoked to introduce it to me. As a five-year-old I was totally captivated by the film and to be honest I still am to this day because there is quite a bit to love from the performances by Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, and Jimmy O’Dea of course as the Leprechaun King.
So with it being St. Patrick’s Day why not take a break from downing another Shamrock Shake and watch this 1977 re-release trailer for Darby O’Gill and the Little People?
When I was a kid I associated Hobby Lobby with hobbies. I mostly remember them mostly selling art supplies and toy models and fabric. These days they sell a lot more than that, including lots of home decorating signs. Last night I found a ton of retro themed signs on sale for 50% off!
These large signs, including that Play-Dough one, were marked at $20 (normally $40). They also had these slightly smaller ones available.
So many good ones here — Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, Yogi Bear, and more! These signs were $15-$17.50, depending on the size. I really loved that bomb pop sign down near the bottom. (Spoiler alert: I ended up buying that microphone sign. It’s hanging next to where I podcast.)
Here are more signs from the same price range. Although not all of these are retro (*cough* Duck Dynasty *cough*) I felt compelled to include that Mr. Potato sign.
Finally, next to the metal signs were these mounted canvas piece of art.
The vintage board game covers were $15, and the only reason I didn’t buy one is because I wanted to buy them all. The smaller signs were $10 each. Any of these signs would be a great addition to a retro-themed room.
Th-Th-That’s all, folks!
After a long hard day of beating up people on the set and off, Ernest Borgnine likes to unwind with a cold drink and a stack of stamps. That’s right folks, while he finds serving up a knuckle sandwich to be a satisfying career, for a hobby he prefers organizing, researching and categorizing his vast collection of stamps in his well-appointed wood-paneled den by a roaring fire.
It is what he referred to as “Ernest time”.
I found this in an old newspaper the other day and I kept it not for the content, but because I just love the headline and picture combo.