By 2020, we were supposed to be flying with jet backpacks and hovercrafts. If you think back to Dick Tracy in the daily newspaper comics, he flew in an Air Car that was a hovering one-man vehicle presented to him by the Moon Governor, the ruler of Moon Valley, so when do we get ours? You remember the Air Car, because you listened to Dick Tracy on Old Time Radio networks from 1934-1948, along with The Great Gildersleeve, Fibber McGee & Molly, The Fred Allen Show, and so many more. Keep thinking back. Can you name the Great Gildersleeve’s niece? Ted Collins was the host of which radio show? Jerry Colonna was a second banana to what comedian? Name the operator on Fibber McGee & Molly. Where did Our Gal Sunday live? What was the name of Jack Benny’s parrot? Who was known as the Toastmaster General of the United States? If you can answer these questions, you’ll love pondering the myriad trivia brain teasers that have been compiled once again by the nearly legendary Mel Simmons. If you can’t answer these questions, then you need the book. One of these facts could get you through the $1 million question on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 40 Quiz Games interspersed with more than a hundred rare glossies of The Acts from the Airwaves keep your memories of Old Time Radio’s Golden Era alive. If you enjoyed Mel’s Old Time Radio Trivia Books I-IV, add this latest and greatest edition to your library. Never forget your love of the radio shows that thrilled, fulfilled, and nearly killed you with laughter.
Mel Simons is at it again. Lovers of Old Time Radio can feast on more morsels of trivia. Stretch your memory skills as you tackle Mel's well-researched quizzes. His knowledge of the shows and radio personalities of mid-twentieth century radio is endless. An avid listener in the 1940s and 1950s, Mel later became a renowned collector and friend to many of the beloved radio actors and comedians. You will love re-living the days when radio challenged the imagination as you work your way through the book. At the same time you will be treated to rare photos from Mel's vast collection. Mel Simons is an entertainer, musician, radio personality, author, and collector of trivia of all kinds. He is a fixture on WBZ radio where, as a regular contributor, he has amazed his audiences with his unique approach to trivia. He is a life-long Boston resident, who relishes life and the good old days.
Walford s Guide to Reference Material Generalia language and literature the arts
Author: Albert John Walford
Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing
Kevin Given reviews comic books and movies for the "Comics For Sinners" and "Word of the Nerd" this is his first collection of reviews. Including reviews for "Army of Darkness: Furious Road," "Broken Frontier," "Grimm Fairy Tales," Van Helsing V Dracula," "The Twilight Zone," "James Bond," "Assassin's Creed," "Voltron, From the Ashes," "Red Sonja/Conan," "Hell and Holy Water," "Quest for the Time Bird," "Postal," "Doc Savage," "Dr. Who," Also sneak peeks of the Origin of "Karl Vincent: Vampire Hunter," and the prolog to "Last Rites: The Return of Sebastian Vasilis." And finally we look into the production of the comic book movie "Last Rites: The Return of Sebastian Vasilis."
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