|[AMRadio] Ham Radio in a Boatanchor Movie - "Grand Jury Secrets."|
TChesek at Epix.Net
tchesek at epix.net
Mon Nov 21 09:06:22 EST 2005
A search on Google says:
Men of Boys Town (1941), is the sequel of Boys Town (1938), starring
Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney. In this movie Whitey Marsh (Mickey Rooney)
has frequent conversations with his friend Pee Wee (Bobs Watson) over the
amateur radio waves. Whitey transmits from the home of his adoptive parents,
while Pee Wee is at the amateur radio club in Boys Town.
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Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Ham Radio in a Boatanchor Movie - "Grand Jury
> I don't know the name of it, but one of the old Mickey Rooney movies from
> the 40's had a very prominent display of ham radio with a big rack and
> transmitter, etc. Was it Boy's Town? Anyway, those were the days!!
> 73, Jack, W9GT
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Foltarz" <Foltarz at rocketmail.com>
> To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>; <boatanchors at mailman.qth.net>;
> <flboatanchors at yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2005 9:57 PM
> Subject: [AMRadio] Ham Radio in a Boatanchor Movie - "Grand Jury Secrets."
> > While looking through a stack of old "Radio" magazines I ran across an
> > article
> > in the Dec 1939 issue.
> > The article described how ham radio was prominently featured in a
> > Paramount
> > studios movie called "Grand Jury Secrets."
> > A few of the seens shown in the magazine show some impressive
> > transitters -
> > albeit props.
> > One of those films that has been lost to time.
> > Here is a review :
> > http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/movie.html?v_id=93666
> > Any one know where to find a copy of the film?
> > de KA4JVY
> > Mark
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