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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Apr 24, 2015

Not all hidden treasures are buried in the ground.  I've seen many stories of treasures being found inside mattresses when an old person died, or inside walls when an old house was torn down. 

In this show, I review a book that covers indoor hiding places.  It was written to help you hide valuables inside homes...


Apr 20, 2015

Edgar Rice Burroughs was destitute.  He had tried several careers, from gold mining to running a retail store, from cowboying (?) to the army, and failed in all of them. 

Finally, at the age of 35, he turned to writing.  He believed he could write better drivel than he was seeing in the pulp magazines, and his...


Apr 16, 2015

Lloyd Nolan and Claire Trevor were two movie stars who also starred in a short-run, kind-of-private-eye series in late 1944.

Lloyd Nolan appeared in the movies for a full half-century, from 1935 to 1985.  He was detective Michael Shayne in a series of films, and he appeared in such movies as A Tree Grows in...


Apr 10, 2015

Pictured here are, top row, Gerhard Fischer (later spelled Fisher) and Kenneth C. White, and bottom row, Charles Garrett and Jack Gifford (Tesoro).

They are the four men who founded the four premier metal detector manufacturing companies in the United States. 

And with the passing last week of Charles Garrett,...


Apr 2, 2015

Here's another fun show that slipped through the cracks.  What happens when an average American family is bequeathed a genuine English butler?  That's easy - hilarity ensues, of course. 

Harry McNaughton, who for years was a panelist on the zany quiz show It Pays To Be Ignorant, was Higgins. 

The show ran for...