Preston Anslyn’s Early Exploits

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     Before he was promoted to Special Officer, St. Louis Police Officer Preston Anslyn responded to calls for service like any other patrolman.  On the morning of February 28, 1916, Anslyn was patrolling the area of Franklin and Jefferson Avenues.      A citizen notified Anslyn that 30-year-old Albert Kivet was celebrating after his birthday on February 27th.  During

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Santel Hurts Another Wrestler

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     Ad Santel entered professional wrestling a generation too late.  By the time he started wrestling in the 1910s, professional wrestling transitioned from contests to prearranged exhibitions.  Santel possessed strong submission skills, which would have allowed him to beat most of the wrestlers in legitimate wrestling contests.      Santel did take part in several legitimate contests with Japanese

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Black Friday (1940)

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     On April 12, 1940, Universal Pictures released Black Friday (1940), a thriller starring Boris Karloff.  Bela Lugosi shares top billing with Karloff but has a minor role in comparison to Karloff.  The true stars of the film are Karloff and Stanley Ridges.      Karloff plays Dr. Ernest Sovac, a brain surgeon driving his friend Professor George Kingsley

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