Dorothy Hamill in Munich

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

March, 1974: The Dorothy Hamill “wedge” haircut will not grace magazine covers or be common in hair salons for another two years. But the young American figure skater who...

"Bobby Orr Gets Booed"

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

It’s not a headline you see that often. But there it is. Written by Jim Proudfoot in the December 21, 1974 edition of the Toronto Star. The story tells how Orr, a kid from...

"Mandy" Wasn't Sucky; It Was About Depression

Monday, February 4, 2019

Not so many days ago, it was “Bell Let’s Talk” day. It’s a pretty good idea actually. Spreading awareness about depression. The whole other part about raising money, and where...

The Demeter Murder Trial

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

1974: A dense, grisly courtroom drama is front page news for 11 weeks. Hungarian-born real estate mogul Peter Demeter is on trial for the murder of his wife, who was found...

Letting Go of Jimmy: An Early Loss for Harold Ballard

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The city of Toronto is crazy about hockey. Especially its team, the Maple Leafs. When the on-ice product fails, talk turns to the history of the team. Most of all, everyone...

The Station Wagon

Friday, December 28, 2018

While conducting research for my book, I collected over 700 files from Toronto-area newspapers in the early 1970s. Here’s one story that illustrates the haphazard nature of...


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