Happy Halloween!

In what is turning out to be my annual Halloween pic, here once again is Timothy costumed as Frankenstein’s monster for the legendary early 1980s Sambo’s commercial that has apparently disappeared into the ether. It’s become my personal Holy Grail of Careyana. (Many thanks to Romeo Carey for including this in the work-in-progress documentary! That’s him on Tim’s left.)

Tim as Frankenstein's monster

Wishing you all a bang-up Halloween, just as Tim would have celebrated it! Stay safe and have fun!

Happy New Year!

All of us here at The Timothy Carey Experience (me, the hubby, and Cirrus the cat) wish you all the best for 2016! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm for the blog; it means the world to us. Here’s to another fabulous year! Have a wonderful celebration tonight; stay safe and, like Loxie here, party like it’s 1929!

Ain't We Got Fun - 1959

Video of the Week: “The Blackbirder” revisited

Two weeks without posting – yikes! My apologies, folks. Well, as tomorrow’s Thanksgiving here in the US, I thought I would make our Video of the Week something that we can all be extremely thankful for. We’ve shown it before, but here it is again – Timothy’s performance as Lute Purdy, fur trapper and bounty hunter, from the Daniel Boone episode “The Blackbirder”. It first aired on October 3, 1968. Lute is one of Tim’s most richly drawn characters, and he’s in practically every scene. Another thing we can be thankful for!

Also, Lute just looks like the kind of guy who would go out and shoot wild turkeys, or something. Doesn’t he? Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Pic of the Day: “A Time for Killing” revisited

Ending the week and kicking off the Fourth of July weekend here in the US is another look at Billy Cat, the “Yankee from Missourah” of Phil Karlson‘s Civil War melodrama A Time for Killing (1967). Compare this to the iconic shot of Nikki Arano aiming at the racehorse from The Killing (1956).

A Time for Killing

As we just passed the 107th anniversary of Karlson’s birth, I thought it appropriate. Have a safe and sane holiday weekend, my fellow state-siders!

Quote of the Week (Happy Mother’s Day!)

“I did a snake scene at a personal appearance in Hartford, Conn., and had trouble getting a girl to help. I mean, I didn’t want to get my mother for it… My mother wants me to be a priest.”

– From My New York by Mel Heimer, Simpson’s Leader-Times, January 18, 1958

Timothy and his mother, Ida Agoglia Carey, from the work-in-progress documentary available at Absolute Films