Category Archives: 1952

Christmas on the Radio — Dragnet ‘.22 Rifle for Christmas’

From the radio version of “Dragnet,” Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough) on the case of a missing 9-year-old boy in “.22 Rifle for Christmas.” From 1949 | From 1950 | From 1951 | From 1952 (with … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Dick Powell admires his books, back in the days when all authors smoked pipes. I caught the 1952 film “The Bad and the Beautiful” the other night and was struck by this window display showing copies of “The Proud Land.”

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Movieland Mystery Photos – Special Edition [Updated]

[Update: I thought it might be helpful if I enlarged the faces of our mystery gents. My hunch is that the fellow on the right is Laurence Olivier. [I have also received three more photos and I now suspect that … Continue reading

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Scientist disappears

lbert and Alfred… Before and after… Lost and found… Found but still missing … still haunted by something and still walking in a dream.  I pulled the photos of Albert and Alfred from their old-fashioned paper envelope, slightly tattered and … Continue reading

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Chuck Hillinger, RIP

July 16, 1949 April 15, 1952   March 2, 1958 Charles Hillinger and photographer Bruce Cox try to raft the Los Angeles River. May 2, 1960 Feb. 25, 1970Redmond, Ore.     Feb. 4, 1985Omaha, Neb. By Charles HillingerTimes Staff … Continue reading

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