The Trivia Hound


475. Miami, 15 Feb. 1933

Jim got #474!


This man's act landed him in the electric chair and in a Sondheim musical.


| posted by John, 10:05 AM | 3 comments |

474. Germany, Feb. 1933

Jim got #473!


He's pleased with the appointment of Chancellor Hitler, but his fiancee believes he's blind to the dangers posed by the party.


| posted by John, 8:16 AM | 5 comments |

473. Texas, 1933

Group effort! Nora, DesiLinguist, Amy & Jim got #472!


Here's a couple that really knows how to paint the town red. (Nora, you better get this one!)



| posted by John, 4:05 PM | 8 comments |

472. New York, 1933

Jim got #471; he's answered 5 in a row!


Welcome to 1933! We'll be ending Prohibition soon. Just don't offer me any of that bathtub gin. My cousin gave me bathtub gin once . . . once!


| posted by John, 12:03 PM | 8 comments |

471. England, Nov. 1932

Jim got #470!


This is our last stop in 1932. In this mansion everyone knows her place in the social structure!


| posted by John, 10:40 PM | 1 comments |

470. U.S., 1932

Jim got #469!


Let's all go to the movies! An actor performs a role he will return to again, and again ... and again. And again. Uh, 12 times in all. I wonder what the record is for the number of times an actor reprised the same role in movies.



| posted by John, 9:27 PM | 4 comments |

469. U.S., 1932

DesiLinguist & Jim got #468!


She's one of the first modern female sports heroes.

| posted by John, 11:28 AM | 2 comments |

468. Italy, 1932

Jim got #467!


She may have left New York behind, but she brought her reputation with her!

| posted by John, 7:52 AM | 3 comments |

467. Germany, 1932

Nora got #466!


He might tell you that when you're not looking at his picture, it's in color. Couldn't be true? Maybe. Hard to be certain, though, isn't it? Who is he?

| posted by John, 7:19 PM | 3 comments |

466. 1932

Jim got #465!


This filmmaker is looking for new material. He looks a bit devious, doesn't he?

| posted by John, 7:34 AM | 2 comments |

465. Virginia, 1932

Jim got #464!


"Goodnight, grandpa!"

| posted by John, 7:24 PM | 5 comments |

464. U.S., 1931

Jim got #463!


Her father's a lawyer and now she's fallen for his client.


| posted by John, 12:15 PM | 2 comments |

463. New York, 1931

Nora got #462!


When your fiancee thinks your mother is a member of the social elite, but in reality she's an apple vendor who runs with a bootlegger, there's bound to be trouble!

| posted by John, 7:20 AM | 4 comments |

462. Alabama, 1931

Amy got #461!


Who are these young men?


| posted by John, 4:00 PM | 4 comments |

461. Alabama, 1931

DesiLinguist got #460!


People said he was the crazy neighbor but it turns out he was just misunderstood.



| posted by John, 12:12 PM | 2 comments |

460. Georgia, 1931

Gale got #459! Thanks, Gale!


Requires RealPlayer

The song on the Victrola won't come out until next year, but it was just too appropriate for this film.



| posted by John, 7:04 AM | 2 comments |

459. Berlin, 1931

DesiLinguist & Jim got #458!


Let's return to Berlin and see how the Germans are faring after the crazy inflation they had a few years ago.



| posted by John, 4:46 PM | 3 comments |

458. Illinois, 1931

Jim got #457!


No seat belt laws in 1931, heck, there weren't even seat belts! Not in cars, anyway. Ford will introduce them in 1956. Name the movie!



| posted by John, 7:44 AM | 3 comments |

457. Harlem, 1931

Melissa got #456!


Welcome to 1931! We'll start off the year in a jazz club.


| posted by John, 1:44 PM | 2 comments |

456. U.S., 9 Aug. 1930

DesiLinguist & Jim got #455!


Here's a new cartoon character in her first appearance.




| posted by John, 9:56 AM | 2 comments |

455. Chicago, 1930

Jim got #454!


While they may not have been called drive-bys in 1930, they were well known to the underworld. This man just survived one. His name will be famous one day, but not for crime...



| posted by John, 2:19 PM | 4 comments |

454. Chicago, 1930

DesiLinguist got #453!


Big crimes, big guns!


| posted by John, 1:03 PM | 3 comments |

453. Chicago, 1930

Nora got #452!


Here's a cop who was in training until he got a better offer.


| posted by John, 12:15 PM | 2 comments |

452. California, 30 June 1930

Jim got #451!


We're at the premiere of a very expensive movie.


| posted by John, 8:21 AM | 2 comments |

451. U.S., 1930

Nora got #450!


Let's all go to the movies! This will be a rough decade; we should start with something fun.




| posted by John, 7:35 PM | 2 comments |

Now Entering the 1930s

Brother, can you spare a dime?

| posted by John, 4:12 PM | 0 comments |

450. U.S., Oct. 1929

DesiLinguist & Jim got #449!


Ushering in the Great Depression -- The events of October 24-29 kicked this man while he was down, but don't count him out.



| posted by John, 2:06 PM | 6 comments |

449. New York, September 1929

Jim got #448!


Sort of an X-Men meets Forrest Gump for the Lost Generation.




| posted by John, 8:41 AM | 5 comments |

448. N.J., 29 Aug. 1929

Jim got #447!


Remember when it was a feat to go around the world in 80 days? Well we just cut it down to 21 days! What is the name of this airship?

(BTW, the sound clip on #447 is working again!)



| posted by John, 6:15 PM | 4 comments |

447. U.S., May 1929

Jim got #446!


Hollywood is holding its first annual Academy Awards. Not everyone loves the talkies; you can hear Jones & Hare sing about it if you click on the Victrola (if you get an error try again later). Anyway, who's this?


| posted by John, 1:00 PM | 3 comments |

446. Miami, February, 1929

Jim got #445!


These ladies fled Chicago after witnessing the events in #445.

No guesses? Come on, people, this is a classic!

| posted by John, 7:44 AM | 3 comments |

445. Chicago, Feb. 14, 1929


Here's wishing you and your gang a Happy Valentine's Day!


| posted by John, 10:28 AM | 3 comments |

444. January 17, 1929

DesiLinguist got #443!


Not really a question, because you all know him. But today marked the first appearance of a character we all recognize.


| posted by John, 9:00 AM | 1 comments |

443. Chandrapore, 1928

Jim got #442!


After this brief stop in India, we'll move on to 1929. Can you believe the '20s are almost over?



| posted by John, 7:16 AM | 4 comments |

442. U.S., June 1928

DesiLinguist got #441!


Who's this?


| posted by John, 3:47 PM | 2 comments |

441. U.S., May 1928

DesiLinguist & Nora got #440!


She jumped out of the plane when the pilot forced a kiss on her. He'll be much less rougish in years to come. Who are the stars of this study in sexism?




| posted by John, 12:13 PM | 2 comments |

440. New York, 1928

Jim got #439!


These two started off small-time, but now they're becoming successful career criminals. Choices have consequences, though.



| posted by John, 7:38 AM | 5 comments |

439. Chicago, December 1927

Jim got #439; he's on a roll!


This musician just cut his first album. He'll be famous one day. Click the Victrola to hear him perform, if you support RealPlayer files. (Personally I hate RealPlayer's ads and prefer a compatible alternative. If I'd found a Media Player version I'd use it instead.)


| posted by John, 3:28 PM | 4 comments |