Pong, and the video games that followed, owe a debt of gratitude (if not royalties) to William Castle. But he was only trying to scare the pants off America.
So you know Howard Dietz, who came up with the idea for M-G-M’s Leo the Lion, was inspired by the mascot of Columbia University. Well, here’s what you don’t know.
In Episode 40 of Out Of My Mind, host Jay Douglas tells the story of Thomas Edison and the invention of Hollywood.