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SCRAPBOOK #250: DR BUNDOLO COSTUMES 1981-82

PHOTO SCRAPBOOK #250
Costumes from Dr. Bundolo's Pandemonium Medicine Show CBC Vancouver Television Series, 1981-82

With Hallowe'en just days past when we've been admiring ghosts and goblins and all manner of dress-up on everyone from babes to seniors, the time seems right for another peek at the ingenuity and artistry of the costume and makeup departments that once thrived at CBC Vancouver.

It was normal practice during production for Costumes and Makeup staff to capture performers when their character was complete.  There was a very practical purpose in this – to ensure that there was complete continuity from one take to another and sometimes over several days' shooting.  The lasting unintended advantage is that those Polaroids are a treasure trove for memories of years of CBC productions and for use by this website!

The batch of photos below all pertained to the final 1981-82 season of the television comedy series, Dr. Bundolo's Pandemonium Medicine Show.  The CBC Network series, developed and produced by Don Kowalchuk from the Vancouver studios, had been a tremendous success on CBC Radio from 1970 through 1979 and was equally popular in its transition to television for two seasons.  Regulars Jay Brazeau, Bill Buck, Norm Grohman, Marla Gropper, Bill Reiter and Dan Thatchuk (later took the name Colin Yardley) were joined by many guest performers in the television productions as evidenced in these pictures.  Series' writers were Colin Yardley and Jeff Groberman.  Jeff was also the series' Producer; Gordon Gill was Director.  Music by Don Clark.  Set Designers for the television series were Victor Miles and later Stephen Geaghan. 

     Costumes came from the talented imagination and
     expertise of Brigitte Schweickhardt and Stephanie
     Nolin and the brilliant makeup was by Maurice Parkhurst.

     Stephanie Nolin with Marla Gropper   
     
(Photo courtesy Jeff
      Groberman)

    

          Brigitte Schweickhardt    

                        Maurice Parkhurst at right behind Marla Gropper and Norm Grohman
                                                           (Photo courtesy Jeff Groberman)

 

1. Jackson Davies as Count Rudolph.
2. Barbara Collier as Countess Maritza.
3. Mark Dubois as Tassilo.
4. Joy Coghill as Manya.
5. Beaver Ball Chicken (Jane M.) with Marla Gropper.
6. Doc Harris as the drunk.
7. Hippies Norm Grohman and Doc Harris.
8. Marla Gropper as Donna Summer.
9. Phil Reimer with Pharmacist Bill Reiter.
10. Marla Gropper as Nancy and Paddy White as the Butler.
11. Not sure who this is dressed as a lobster.
12. Doc Harris for "Raiders of the Lost Joke".
13. Jackson Davies as Indiana Jones.
14. Marla Gropper and Evalon Bantly in "Andy Anderson".
15. Henry Rendall as the Miami Huckster.
16. Marla Gropper as Linda Shoelace.
17. Doc Harris as a rabbit.
18. 'Name Dropper" Norm Grohman and "King Kong" Marla Gropper.
19. "Swiss Miss" .... possibly Marla Gropper.
20. Henry Rendall as Orville Reddenbokker.
21. Doc Harris as Popeye in "Loto Bundolo".
22. Marla Gropper as Catherine Deneuve.
23. Jackson Davies and Henry as the brothers Karl & Hans Donlow.
24. Marla Gropper in period costume.
25. Marla Gropper in "The Price of Art".

NEXT ON PHOTO SCRAPBOOK:
November 18:  Ken Gibson's House Party Guests in early 1980s.
December 2:    The CBC Times 1962.

Photographs are a wonderful part of memories, and very often they form part of collective as much as individual memories.  That's what this segment is all about – the memories we share of CBC English and French, Television and Radio productions and the people who have made them happen through the years in either work or social settings.  We hope you will enjoy the collections posted here and will search your own and let us share them too.  If you have just one picture or dozens, send them in!  "Photo Scrapbook" will show 6 or more photos in any one collection and new postings appear bi-weekly (every other Monday).
Please e-mail your submissions to https://goo.gl/QNvaxu or if you don't mind loaning the original prints (we promise to take good care of them), they will be returned to you.  To arrange for such loan, please leave a message for Peggy Oldfield at the above address or at 604-662-6409 and she will get in touch with you.

1. Jackson, "Count Rudolph".

1. Jackson, "Count Rudolph".

2. Barbara, "Countess Maritza".

2. Barbara, "Countess Maritza".

3. Mark, "Tassilo".

3. Mark, "Tassilo".


4. Joy as "Manya".

4. Joy as "Manya".

5. Jane, "Beaver Ball Chicken" with Marla.

5. Jane, "Beaver Ball Chicken" with Marla.

6. Doc, "The Drunk".

6. Doc, "The Drunk".


7. Norm and Doc, "The Hippies".

7. Norm and Doc, "The Hippies".

8. Marla, "Donna Summer".

8. Marla, "Donna Summer".

9. Phil with Bill, The Pharmacist.

9. Phil with Bill, The Pharmacist.


10. Marla and Paddy, "Nancy" and "The Butler".

10. Marla and Paddy, "Nancy" and "The Butler".

11.  Anybody recognize "The Lobster"?

11. Anybody recognize "The Lobster"?

12. Doc, "Raiders of the Lost Joke".

12. Doc, "Raiders of the Lost Joke".


13. Jackson, "Indiana Jones".

13. Jackson, "Indiana Jones".

14. Marla and Avalon, "Andy Anderson".

14. Marla and Avalon, "Andy Anderson".

15. Henry, "The Miami Huckster".

15. Henry, "The Miami Huckster".


16. Marla, "Linda Shoelace"

16. Marla, "Linda Shoelace"

17. Doc, "The Rabbit".

17. Doc, "The Rabbit".

18. Marla, "King Kong" and Norm, "Name Dropper".

18. Marla, "King Kong" and Norm, "Name Dropper".


19.  is Marla "The Swiss Miss"?

19. is Marla "The Swiss Miss"?

20. Henry, "Orville Reddenbokker".

20. Henry, "Orville Reddenbokker".

21. Doc, "Popeye" in "Loto Bundolo".

21. Doc, "Popeye" in "Loto Bundolo".


22. Marla, "Catherine Deneuve".

22. Marla, "Catherine Deneuve".

23. Jackson and Henry, "Karl & Hans Donlow".

23. Jackson and Henry, "Karl & Hans Donlow".

24. Marla.

24. Marla.


25. Marla, "The Price of Art".

25. Marla, "The Price of Art".