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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Steve Canyon Volume One Cover Mock-Up

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As promised here is my very rough "not-the-final-color cover mockup" for The Complete Steve Canyon On TV Volume #1 which is coming out November 18th. I just turned this over to our cover artist Johann Mitchell as a basic guide for creating the glorious full-color and full-size final front cover artwork. The final cover art will most likely vary from this initial design but this should be a fair approximation. Heck, we like the way Johann's cover art of Ol' Steve is turning out so much we are considering making a poster out of it! More on this later.

Please note that we have added a Volume #1 "Countdown To Release", a "click for more info" link and also a "Pre-order Volume One" button link on the upper right sidebar column to make more frequent posting easier for us and so that the ordering info doesn't get buried way down in the blog.

There will be more pictures and details about Volume One as well as the following two volumes coming regularly now so be sure to stay tuned to our blog and check back often. 

Dean Fredericks & Milton Caniff at the 34th Street Macy's promotion in 1959. Photo by Sam Goldstein. Photo courtesy of OSU.

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Email us at Ye Olde Caniff/Canyon Shoppe if you have any questions, comments, or are in need of any assistance. Thanks again for remembering Milton and for making this project possible.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Anniversary Announcement

Click on this image to see the complete strip by Milton Caniff promoting the Steve Canyon TV Series

Today is Saturday, September 13, 2008. Exactly 50 years ago today, on Saturday September 13, 1958 STEVE CANYON debuted on the NBC television network at 9pm eastern and pacific time and 7pm central time. Though the series forsook much of it's comic strip roots (in favor of an adult approach to the material), the show was an instant hit with hordes of growing American boys of all ages (and quite a few girls too!). 

Fans of all ages gather around Steve Canyon (Dean Fredericks) for autographs during the desert filming of the episode OPERATION DIPLOMAT (click image to enlarge photo)

The Milton Caniff Estate has heard from many of you over the last several years and it is for you that we make this announcement on this most appropriate day:

Mark Tuesday November 18, 2008 on your calendars, as on that date we will officially release THE COMPLETE STEVE CANYON ON TV, Volume 1. This Official Collector's DVD will contain the first 12 episodes of the series for the first time in their correct running order (some with commentary tracks) plus a few selected nifty extras.

60 to 90 days following we will release THE COMPLETE STEVE CANYON ON TV VOLUME 2 which will contain the next 12 episodes of the series for the first time in their correct running order (some with commentary tracks) plus a few selected extras.

60 to 90 days following we will release the final installment of THE COMPLETE STEVE CANYON ON TV VOLUME 3 which will contain the final 10 episodes of the series for the first time in their correct running order (some with commentary tracks) plus the original uncut series pilot and the bulk of the main selected extras. These will include documentaries on star Dean Fredericks and the history of the show.  Included with Volume 3 will be a full color custom collectors slipcase designed to hold all 3 volumes together on your video-shelf.

Lucky kid!!! (click to enlarge photo)

More details will be revealed in the days and weeks to come...

Dean Fredericks and Milton Caniff in 1959 at unidentified Toy Fair (click to enlarge photo)

The reason we are releasing via individual volumes instead of in one complete package right out of the gate has several aspects that we couldn't ignore. First, the documentaries and some of the important extras won't be completed for a few more months, and we consider these crucial to this effort. Which leads into the fact that we wanted to get at least the first part of the series out before the end of 2008, the 50th anniversary, as we have promised to do (and our promises mean something to us). And finally there is the matter of economics, the fact that we just don't have the financial resources (with the economy the way it is) to outlay the money needed to produce a box set all at  once.  We understand many fans don't like TV series being split into volumes, and we haven't approached this lightly. We've talked up this issue with various fans and we've gotten an overall "thumbs-up" and have decided this is really our only option. It's an "achievable goal" for us rather than an overwhelmingly huge task. So I hope this explains the why and that you will all bear with us as we release the entire series over the upcoming months.

Dean Fredericks with Steve Canyon statue in Idaho Springs, Colorado circa 1959. Milton Caniff and a Poteet look-alike are just out of frame (click image to enlarge photo)

Finally, for the foreseeable future these new DVDs will ONLY be available from us directly. Therefore we are making THE COMPLETE STEVE CANYON ON TV Volume 1 available as a reduced-price advance order item through our website ONLY. Following November 18 we may or may not make it available elsewhere...more on this aspect later...

So thanks again for all the kind words and support and for enjoying this as much as we do!  Coming up next look here for Volume 1 cover art mockups and LOTS more details.

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This DVD will be shipped to all purchasers the week of November 18, 2008 via US Postal Service First Class mail or Global First Class Mail (for Non-US customers).

REMEMBER this DVD will ONLY be available direct from us...and just in time for Xmas!

By purchasing this and/or other items from this site you are helping to fund our restoration of the complete Steve Canyon TV series and we thank you for your support.






Email us at Ye Olde Caniff/Canyon Shoppe if you have any questions, comments, or are in need of any assistance. Thanks again for remembering Milton and for making this project possible.

Whew...hope I haven't forgotten anything...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Briefly speaking...


Dean "Steve Canyon" Fredericks clowning on the set of OPERATION FIREBEE at Van Nuys Airport in late September 1958. Photo courtesy of John Nitka.

Ol' Steve just let out a big "WAHOO!" when he heard that we have some exciting news coming for all of you Airagers out there! We've been busy busy busy...and we can't let the cat out of the bag just yet...but be sure to stop on by here for a flight-room briefing this coming Saturday September 13th to catch all the action and check out all the hubbub...bub!

Sorry for all of this momentary secrecy, but two more days isn't TOO long a wait now is it?

See you all on Saturday!

There's excitement in the air, and it's name is STEVE CANYON!

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