Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Tom Hatten

I had no idea this guy was still around. I loved watching him as a kid host weekend tv on ktla, featuring Popeye cartoons. What a different time.

1 comment:

Nancy the Fan said...

Hi Miles!

I found you while doing a Google search on "Skipper" Tom Hatten, and I thought you might be interested in the following:

My husband produces a podcast called "It's Only a Movie: From Cult to Classic."  It's a show about movies, but also about the movie-going experience.  It's a lot of fun to do, and hopefully, enjoyable to listen to.

One of the segments of the podcast is called "The Islander" -- based on an old BBC radio show called "Castaway's Choice."  In our version, we talk to notable folks in and around the industry and ask them which ten films/DVDs they would take with them as their only source of comfort and entertainment to a deserted island.  

This morning, I interviewed Tom Hatten.  He was absolutely charming, and shared a number of fun stories...plus his insight into the films he chose.

Anyway, after reading your blog entry, I thought you might be interested in the podcast.  Tom's interview likely won't be aired for another three weeks or so, but I wanted to give you a heads-up, as it were.  It's a free podcast through the iTunes store, and you can get a link from our blog: http://fromculttoclassic.blogspot.com/


Nancy Louise Rutherford

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