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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

May 22, 2015

Meeting actress Kathy Garver made me wonder if any celebrities were into treasure hunting. 

Kathy, who played big sister Cissy on the TV show Family Affair (with Brian Keith and Sebastian Cabot, and two twins named Buffy and Jody - remember?), asked my advice on what detector would be good for a beginner.  She...


May 12, 2015

Why did Shirley Temple turn down the lead role in The Wizard of Oz?

Who named his sidekick after his high school shop teacher - and for good reason?

Which actor did Lassie himself pick to be in his TV series?

How old was the Naughty Lady of Shady Lane?

All these questions were asked in the Trivia Bowl at last...


May 7, 2015

Wanna be a big TV star on a reality show that will be shown worldwide? 

I got a phone call yesterday from Naela Durrani, a casting associate for a new reality show that covers people who have suddenly come into a lot of money.

People who won the lottery, or invented a popular app, or received an unexpected...


May 1, 2015

Beautiful dames, psychotic criminals, and ominous organ music - the classic elements of the audio-noir private eye radio show. 

This one was called I Deal in Crime, and the detective was named Ross Dolan.  He was played by William Gargan, who three years later would play private eye Martin Kane. 

Gargan was also...