Jan 30, 2014
Clues to treasure may be where you least expect them. We
all know about poring over old county history books and old school
yearbooks, looking for places to metal detect.
But here's another source, just for YOU, because few other people have access to this private source: Your old family photographs!
Jan 28, 2014
Can you name the American fiction author whose works have been
translated into the most languages?
The answer is Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of Perry Mason. Gardner was a self-taught attorney who found writing for the pulp magazines more exciting than lawyering.
In 1949, Gardner was asked to create a new...
Jan 21, 2014
Stars in the Air was on the air for just shy of seven
months. Like the Screen Guild Theater, it featured the
biggest Hollywood stars in half-hour adaptations of famous
It was a project of the actors' union, the Screen Actors Guild, and the performers worked for little or no pay, because they saw...
Jan 17, 2014
One of the first "old" coins many of find when we begin metal
detecting is the Indian head penny.
Why did the Flying Eagle cent, which preceded the Indian head penny, last just three years?
Who was used as a model for the Indian on the penny?
And which Indian head penny is worth a thousand dollars, even...
Jan 14, 2014
This show had everything going for it. A Hollywood star in
the lead role, a great radio network, excellent writing, and
Still, CBS cancelled it after just three months.
Mickey Rooney played Shorty Bell, who worked in the newspaper business like his father before him.
But Shorty wanted to be...