Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 66 – August 2010)

Submitted by denny November 24th, 2010
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I’m pretty sure this is Wink Martindale and if you look closely, you can see that this is signed by Ralph Edwards. I hope I got that right! I am only posting this more recent picture of Wink to show that this mans hair hasn’t changed a bit, it just got higher. This black & white image of Wink is hanging on the wall near the office at “WW”.

This is some hair.

Wow. Why this picture with Wink? Well, it’s hanging above or next to Wink’s picture so I thought I would stick it in here. This measures 8×10 in size. The face on the lettuce just kills me.

4 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 66 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    It’s definitely NOT Wink Martindale. It’s actually Tom Kennedy who hosted TV shows like Name That Tune, Split-Second and You Don’t Say!, the latter of which set he’s standing on in the photo. Like Wink Martindale and most TV hosts in the 70s, Kennedy also had high hair. The significance of the Ralph Edwards autograph is that Edwards produced all of the shows that Kennedy hosted.

    I actually got to meet Wink Martindale when he did a cameo at the beginning of the Breakfast Club “Right on Track” music video I art directed in 1987:

    I love that the print in the bottom photo of the little vegetables with the Mr. Potato Head features. Could it possibly have cost them less money to shoot?! The hand scribbled text and and the unadorned eggplants are superseded only by the plain white sheet that they’re lay resting on.

  2. denny

    “Right On Track”, another song that I had some fun with.

    Sorry about that Allee, I forgot who that was….. I should carry around a note pad next time I am there.

  3. k2dtw

    Great post Denny… Wasn’t Glen Campbell a fan of that “haircut” too???…smile.
    Allee, the Breakfast Club video is BRILLIANT… I LOVED the 80’s, all the music videos and MTV.

    • Allee Willis

      Thanks for the Breakfast Club kudos! That was where I met Stephen Bray, who eventually became one of my Color Purple collaborators. He was the drummer in Breakfast Club. That band had been Madonnas band previous to that. And