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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Dec 24, 2014

Johnny Roventini was a huge voice in a tiny body.  He was a real bellhop who was spotted by an advertising executive who thought Johnny might be the spark he needed for a cigarette campaign. 

He auditioned Johnny right there in the Hotel New Yorker, and hired him to represent Philip Morris cigarettes.

Johnny appeared...

Dec 19, 2014

Richard Yeo was fortunate to get a job during the depression.  He was hired as an advertising and marketing representative for the Whitman Publishing Company. 

He didn't like the product he was hired to promote, though, so he redesigned it.  And as a result of his brashness, the modern coin collecting hobby was...

Dec 16, 2014

Bob Hope lived to be a hundred, and his wife lived to 102. 

He got a lot of mileage out of those one hundred years - singing-dancing-joking in vaudeville; radio, movies, TV, books, and live shows all over the world, mostly in war zones.  And even Bob Hope comic books.

Bob was at his best in wartime, entertaining the...

Dec 10, 2014

Quick as a Flash was a quiz show with just five questions - four fast ones, then a fifth one that took up over half the show.  It ran for six years, first as a prime time show, then as a daytime show.

Six audience members were selected as contestants, and after they answered the first four questions, the program...

Dec 4, 2014

Suggestions on how to choose a first detector for your (or somebody elses) child. 

Get a cheapie?  A top-of-the-line?  Something in between?  What about weight, and buttons and dials and knobs and meters? 

As you might guess from the photo, I think you should take a good look at the Tesoro Compadre. 

One thing I...