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"Danger is My Business"

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by couv, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    Thank you John C. Ratliff, I must keep a better eye on this thread. The information you posted is very interesting and backs up John D. Craig's statements in his book re: his early use of HeO2 and his contributions to diving dress.

    AfterDark, I too am wondering why the diving community hasn't given this man his due in diving history……hopefully that will change.

    Couv
     
  2. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    Jctopgun
    My last letter from Millie was when John passed away anouncing his interment at
    Rose Hills. I live 300 miles north therefore did not attend. At that time they moved from Arcadia, to OC to ?? and resided on Cortez Court.

    I must assume due to her now current age that Millie has also joined John. Could you, for my records and so I can also inform others of my generation who enjoyed their company and Millie's "Beans" of when and where she passed away?

    I would like to reman in contact with the "girls" who are now probably grand mothers, for future reference and possibly future articles I might write (I have had 4 dedicated magazine columns and one news paper column related to diving.

    If you feel confortable in providing this information please send it via private message (PM) on this board.

    Cheers from CenCal,
    sdm
     
  3. Sinkin Fast

    Sinkin Fast Garibaldi

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    Hello,

    I am probably the only person on this forum who cannot swim.

    DANGER IS MY BUSINESS was about different dangerous occupations, a few of which involved water such as 'Shark Doctor'. However, I think you amphibious folk may be getting this series confused with KINGDOM OF THE SEA, that was more or less the same format but about sea related occupations only. 'Kingdom Of The Sea' was presented by the Colonel and his side-kick Bob, with whom he'd share informative snippets of knowledge.

    DANGER IS MY BUSINESS EPISODES
    The Matador
    Lion Trainer
    Speedboat Jockey
    King Of The Throtttle Pushers
    Whale Trainer
    Alligator Wrestler
    Paratrooper
    Shark Doctor
    Barnstorming Pilot
    Mr. Boom
    Flying Minutemen
    Snake farmer
    Leader Of The Thunderbirds
    Smoke Eaters
    Tokyo Steelman
    Seagoing Zoologist
    Vietnam Tiger Hunter
    The Flying St. Bernard


    KINGDOM OF THE SEA EPISODES
    Camera On The Ocean Floor
    Iron Men In Wooden Ships
    Man Beneath The Sea
    Tuna Clipper
    Freak Fish Of The Deep
    Sea Sports
    Whale Hunt
    Men, Spears And Sea
    Playground Of The Sea
    Birth Of A Superliner
    Journey To The Galapagos
    Across The Seven Seas
    Beachcomber
    Pearl Divers
    Vikings
    Voice Beneath The Sea
    Sea Birds And Sea Elephants
    Shark
     
  4. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    Hello Sinkin Fast,

    Welcome to Scuba Board!

    Thank you for your post. I must admit I've never seen an episode of KINGDOM OF THE SEA, but it sounds intriguing, I'll have to attempt to track down method of watching them. If you have any leads, please let us know here.

    For a bit of info on a few undersea episodes of "Danger..." see my post here: http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/4574364-post31.html

    Cheers,

    Couv
     
  5. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    As I posted some time ago I only recalled "Kingdom of the sea" which was aired on an LA station, possibly channel 13 in the 1950s. The episodes I recall, perhaps due to a personal relationship, was the ones which Zale Parry appeared.

    I personally can not recall "Danger is my business." But then again I am not a big TV fan.

    sdm
     
  6. Sinkin Fast

    Sinkin Fast Garibaldi

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    Hello,

    I'm no diver, in fact I'm terrified of water. I came across this thread by accident via an online search engine. I thought the episode lists may be of help to someone here.

    I am a collector of vintage film; that's film prints not DVDs. 8mm and 16mm formats. One of the topics I collect is underwater footage some of which includes diving action.

    I have some of the 'Danger Is My Business' episodes and also a few 'Kingdom Of The Sea' episodes. They are as rare as hen's teeth, and quite expensive when they do come up for sale. They do not even appear on eBay.

    I have never come across most of the episodes listed above or know anyone who owns copies; I don't think they were produced in large print runs. If only a few were made of each episode back then, a tiny percentage have probably survived until today. Once folk moved to video, a lot of film collections were just junked.
     
  7. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    Hello Sinkin Fast,

    Thank you for your input. I have returned your PM with basically the same information that follows, but for the others reading this thread (and a shameless bump) I will repeat here:

    Kingdom of the Sea must have aired at a time I was too young to remember or not yet born. I only faintly remember Danger but the name rang a bell which is why I started the thread.

    Here are a few other things I hope you will consider. There is a History of Diving Museum that may be interested in your film. They have a presence on Scuba Board and can be contacted by PM to: Debra@DivingMuseum or email: Debra@DivingMuseum.org / www.DivingMuseum.org
    Also, if you have not done so already, see the post in this thread by a relative of John D. Craig, "Jctopgun"

    Good luck, I look forward to more of your post,

    Couv
     
  8. Jctopgun

    Jctopgun Guest

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    "Danger is My Business" Was both a TV show my Uncle Jack/John had and was the title to his book be published in late 1930's about diving and his trip/adventures around the world.
     
  9. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    Jctopgun
    I repeat a previous post...
    Can you up date me via PM?

    Millies Beans are a treasured dish with the older LA Co tribe.

    sdm

     
  10. Sinkin Fast

    Sinkin Fast Garibaldi

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    Oops, I messed up this posting.

    Please see the attached in next posting.

    Please would someone delete this one as I do not know how.

    Kindest regards.
     

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