three-stooges-1959

     During 1959, Moe Howard, the leader of the Three Stooges, was looking for a replacement for Joe Besser.  Since its inception, Moe Howard and Larry Fine had been the two core members of the Three Stooges.  Curly Howard was their first partner but after his stroke in 1946, Moe had to replace him with […]

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john-morrissey

      John Morrissey claimed the World Bare Knuckle Prizefighting Championship in a controversial bout with Yankee Sullivan in October 1853.  After beating a murder charge for his participation in the murder of Bill “The Butcher” Poole, Morrissey decided to defend his title against John C. Heenan, “the Benicia Boy”.  “Old Smoke” Morrissey defeated Heenan in […]

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john-howard-bulldog-drummond

     John Howard took over the Bulldog Drummond role in 1937, when it became a “B” film franchise for Paramount Pictures.  Paramount insured higher production quality than the average “B” movie.  The series had more capable actors and actresses which resulted in its higher than normal quality.      Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1939) was released on […]

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     In this episode, we discuss how John L. Sullivan’s greatness hampered his longevity as a prizefighter.      John L. Sullivan was a very powerful 5’10”, 180 pound prizefighter, who could knock out most anyone he fought after winning the World Heavyweight Prizefighting Championship in 1882.  Unfortunately, his greatness hampered the development of a solid […]

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