george-zucco-fog-island

     On May 15, 1942, Monogram Pictures released a B film about a disgraced scientist who turns a simple man into a werewolf to extract revenge on his former colleagues.  The Mad Monster (1942) is an atmospheric thriller starring George Zucco as Dr. Lorenzo Cameron who turns Pedro, played by Glenn Strange, into the wolf […]

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the-shadow-1933

     During the Golden Age of Radio, the Shadow was a crusading crime fighter named Lamont Cranston.  In this 1933 English film produced by Real Arts Productions, the Shadow is a villainous murderer and blackmailer.  The film opens up with the Shadow demanding payment from a famous lawyer.      The Shadow promises to expose the […]

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jem-mace

      On November 30, 1910, reports came from England that former World Heavyweight Prizefighting Champion Jem Mace had died at 79 years of age.  Mace was world champion from 1860 to 1862 and again from 1866 to 1876.  After reportedly earning a million dollars in a career that spanned 1857 to 1909, Jem Mace died […]

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hooded-fantomas

Juve vs. Fantomas (1913) is Louis Feuillade’s second film adaptation of the popular crime series by Marcell Allain and Pierre Souvestre. Rene Navarre plays the role of Fantomas and his many aliases. Edmund Breon portrays Inspector Juve. George Melchior plays the role of Jerome Fandor, a young journalist, who assists Juve in his investigations of […]

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beckmann-looney-incident

Podcast: Play in new window | Download      In this episode, we’ll discuss the dangers St. Louis Police Officers have faced through history including the deadliest night for the St. Louis Police which might surprise you.      Two of my friends recently launched websites, Legacy Marks and Church Hacker.  If you want to intentionally learn, […]

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