Friday, December 16, 2011

Today -100: December 16, 1911: Of fight films and diamond dicks

Movies of the 1910 Jeffries-Johnson fight, which caused so much trouble in the US for racial reasons, will finally be allowed to be shown in Berlin after a long court battle overturning a police decision to ban them as a danger to public order.

Obituary of the Day -100: “‘Diamond Dick’ Is Dead. George B. McClelland, Known to Boys as Hero of Many a Dime Novel.” Or possibly the worst James Bond villain ever.

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