Million Dollar Mystery

Two important names in the history of animation are Dave and Max Fleischer of the Fleischer Brothers Studio. They brought to the screen classic short films starring the likes of Betty Boop, Koko the Clown and Popeye. But the Fleischer film legacy doesn’t stop with animation. Max’s son, Richard Fleischer, went on to become a…

Mixed Company

If you grew up when I did then you probably remember who Raj, Dwayne and Rerun were. They were the three main characters on “What’s Happening,” a late 70’s sitcom about three teens growing up in Watts. It aired from 1976 to 79, and then endlessly in syndication. Every now and then I’ll catch sight…