Friday, February 10, 2006
Today, Curious George opens in theatres everywhere.
However, 2 days ago, Alan Shalleck, a collaborator for Curious George books and tv series, was found dead in his driveway of his mobile home of a trailer park. He was wrapped in garbage bags. Neighbors had saw the black trash bags in his driveway but assumed that it was just trash. It never occurred to anyone that a dead body was wrapped in trash bags. Shalleck was discovered by a maintenance man.
Yesterday, two men, Rex Spears Ditto, 29, and Vincent Puglisi, 54, turned themselves in to the police. Policed discovered that Shalleck met his killers through a gay listing service.
Shalleck was 76 years old. It was unfortunate that while Margaret and H.A. Rey made millions off of Curious George and became famous, it never happened for Shalleck. He was living off his Social Security checks.
Meanwhile, I cannot wait to check out the new Curious George movie. Although, I think George, in the movie, looks more like a hairy boy (you know, like afflicted with hypertrichosis) than a monkey. However, I'll still check it out.
ta ta for now...