Thursday, November 01, 2007

Face The Day Special Announcement! Sarah's mom's book:"Rudolph, Frosty, and Captain Kangaroo: "The Musical Life of Hecky Krasnow" is out in the shops!

Sarah says:

Special announcement: My mom, Judy Krasnow, wrote a book called: Rudolph, Frosty, and Captain Kangaroo: The Musical Life of Hecky Krasnow-Producer of the World's Most Beloved Children's Songs

It should be out today! I hope it sells well. If anyone is interested, it's pretty cheap through Amazon right now with the dollar so low and all.

My mom also has a blog now - called What The Hecky, which you can get to through this link or through the permi-link over to the left there...

Here's a description of the book:
Childhood memories and well-researched facts are combined in this memoir by the daughter of Hecky Krasnow, the Columbia Records producer of such classic children's songs as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, "Frosty the Snowman," "The Captain Kangaroo March," "The Ballad of Davy Crockett," and "Smokey the Bear." Set against the dramatic backdrop of McCarthyism, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the birth of television and rock 'n' roll, this book explores the life of a progressive musical genius and details the fascinating children's entertainment industry, one of the biggest businesses of the mid-20th century. It is rich in never-before-told anecdotes about Hecky's work and friendships with celebrities including Gene Autry, Rosemary Clooney, Burl Ives, Art Carney, Captain Kangaroo, and Nina Simone. The book shows how television and rock 'n' roll forever altered how we view children and, therefore, what we offer them as entertainment.

Sarah adds:
Here's an anecdote for you, if we had a baby boy instead of a girl, we would have named it Tobin "Hecky" Christiaens. I love the name Hecky but here in Belgium it sounds like the word "gek", which means crazy. Still - we would have gone for that name and would again if we ever were to have a boy, which we won't but if we had...

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