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Lt. Col. Craig

Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:49 am

I'm sure this book has been discussed here before but I just re-read Danger is My Business. Lots of fun stuff. My dad took me to a film festival in the late 60s and I had Lt. Col. Craig sign my copy of his 1938 book. Mark
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Re: Lt. Col. Craig

Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:03 am

You have met most everyone of note in the diving field!
I have that book too, but unfortunately not signed.
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Re: Lt. Col. Craig

Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:41 am

antique diver wrote:
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You have met most everyone of note in the diving field!
Bill, I give you permission to tell people that you know me. :D

Did I mention my old dive buddy Buzz Aldrin?

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Re: Lt. Col. Craig

Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:03 am

Dang... why don't you just write a book and autograph it for me? :lol:
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Re: Lt. Col. Craig

Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:09 am

antique diver wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:03 am
Dang... why don't you just write a book and autograph it for me? :lol:
Bill, I assure you I am only interesting in my own mind. :lol:
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Re: Lt. Col. Craig

Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:32 pm

That's OK. I'm a legend in my own mind.
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Re: Lt. Col. Craig

Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:57 pm

Great book-great read. J.D. Craig had a fantastic life before he wrote that book-and another one following it. My copy is unsigned too, but still a treasure.

FWIW if you have Netflix, there is a disc available with 3 episodes of his TV series also called Danger Is My Business.
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:51 pm

couv wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:57 pm
Great book-great read. J.D. Craig had a fantastic life before he wrote that book-and another one following it. My copy is unsigned too, but still a treasure.

FWIW if you have Netflix, there is a disc available with 3 episodes of his TV series also called Danger Is My Business.
I remember watching that show on TV, but don't remember any specific details. Must have been in the late 50's.
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:59 pm

There are some episodes on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-kw9xp36j4
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Re: Lt. Col. Craig

Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:13 am

I wish Catalina was still sleepy like in that muvie... it's a zoo now.

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Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:28 am

uwstlth wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:13 am
I wish Catalina was still sleepy like in that muvie... it's a zoo now.
Avalon on a winter weekday when no cruise ships are in port is still pretty sleepy. Still not like the old days though. My mom spent summers in Avalon as a kid in the 1920s and 1930s. She always says her favorite pastime was diving off the Pleasure Pier for coins the tourists would toss over the side into the bay as the Great White Steamship docked. M
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