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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

May 30, 2011

Have Gun, Will Travel was on television for over a year before a radio version was created.  John Dehner, who had just finished a year as Englishman J.B. Kendall in Frontier Gentleman, was chosen to play the radio version of Paladin.

Paladin was a gun for hire, but somehow he always managed to fight for the good. ...


May 26, 2011

The first article I ever sold to a treasure magazine was called Photography for the Treasure Hunter.  It appeared in the November 1977 issue of Western and Eastern Treasures.

This podcast is an update of that article. 

Two points I discuss in the show are illustrated by this photo (which appeared in the original...


May 23, 2011

People Are Funny hit the air in 1943, with Art Baker as host. 

Baker was fired and replaced by Art Linkletter, ostensibly because Linkletter would work for less money. 

The show was a hit with Linkletter, and it stayed on the radio for seventeen years,  from 1943 to 1960.  The TV version was on the air from 1954...


May 19, 2011

Discussed in this podcast are three basic situations for the second baseman: 

Glove size and fielding grounders, turning double plays, and relaying throws from the outfield. 

Also, a heads-up play that may allow you to make a put-out on a batter when the third baseman or shortstop throws the ball past the first...


May 16, 2011

A Date With Judy was on the air for a full decade, from 1941 to 1950. 

It was so popular that it spawned a movie starring Jane Powell and Elizabeth Taylor, a TV series which ran from 1951 to 1953, and a comic book which was issued from 1947 to 1960. 

The show was similar to Henry Aldrich and Archie, but its star...