Wife Killer Takes Own Life

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     On April 10, 1899, Frank B. Callaway walked into Siegel-Hillman Department Store at Broadway and Washington Avenue.  Callaway walked to the second floor, pulled out a revolver and shot his estranged wife Anna P. Callaway, who attempted to run away.  Callaway emptied the revolver into her prostrate body before handing the gun to the floor walker and surrendering.

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Episode 38 – Legendary Cornelius O’Keefe

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     In this episode, we will discuss the career and death of legendary St. Louis Police Officer Cornelius O’Keefe.      Affiliate Message – Before you start to build your WordPress site, sign up for WP101 (affiliate link).  A year membership costs about as much as a fast food night out with your family and will cut down the learning curve significantly.  Watch all

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Sherlock Holmes’ A Study in Scarlet (1933)

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     Reginald Owen stars as Sherlock Holmes in one of the early American talking motion picture adaptations of Sherlock Holmes.  A Study in Scarlet (1933) sees Holmes trying to solve murders among a group of confederates.  Arthur Wontner starred in several successful English adaptations of the series, which probably inspired Hollywood to follow suit.      Unfortunately, Reginald Owen

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Why I Rewrote This Book

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     On June 28, 2014, I published the first version of German Expressionism and The Cat and the Canary.  During a recent review of the book, I decided to rewrite it because it failed to tell the story I intended.  The book is the story of how Paul Leni’s work influenced the filming of the Universal Horror film franchise.

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