Episode 87 – Policing 1904 World’s Fair

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download    In this episode, I share a personal update, discuss policing during the 1904 World’s Fair and UFC-Conor McGregor conflict.      Gotch vs. Hackenshmidt: The Matches That Made and Destroyed Legitimate American Professional Wrestling is available on Amazon in paperback and e-book.      With 19 to 20 million visitors expected to

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Pride of the Bowery (1940)

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     On December 15, 1940, Monogram Pictures released Pride of the Bowery (1940), one of  the films in the popular East Side Kids series.  East Side Kids leader Muggs Malloy, played by Leo Gorcey needs a new training camp for his upcoming boxing bouts.    Manager Danny, played by long time series regular Bobby Jordan, decides the best place

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Crime Doctor (1943)

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     On June 22, 1943, Columbia Pictures released the first of the Crime Doctor films, Crime Doctor (1934).  Aging former leading man Warner Baxter plays Dr. Robert Ordway, a renowned criminal psychologist.      The film begins with several men dumping Ordway from a vehicle.  A blow to his head causes an extreme case of amnesia.  As he regains his strength,

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