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  1. School Days Like his father and grandfather before him, David went to Harvard. He joined the Hasty Pudding Club, along with his friend Robert Roosevelt, youngest son of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. By all accounts David enjoyed the Hasty Pudding theatricals, and became adept at portraying female characters. One of his mentors in this was Wallace Beery, already a veteran Hollywood Screen Actor. David was invited to both the White House and the Roosevelt home in Hyde Park during school breaks. The President seemed to have a high opinion of him. After graduation, David tri
  2. Sort of Family Another actor in the Masked Marvel serial was Roddick "Rod" Bacon (June 6, 1914 to February 28, 1948). Born the same year as David, but in Colorado. I have been unable to find a connection between the Colorado Bacons and the Massachusetts Bacons. Rod died in Los Angeles five years after David, at the age of 33. One entry on IMDB says he was murdered, but IMDB isn't perfect. I have been unable to find out anything else about Rod's murder. What are the odds that two actors in a serial would be murdered 5 years apart?
  3. The Family David's grandfather, Robert Bacon (July 5,1860 to May 29, 1919) was the Secretary of State under Teddy Roosevelt, and got the Panama Canal treaty with Columbia and Panama ratified by the Senate. He was later Ambassador to France 1909 to 1912. He had tickets on the Titanic, but had to delay his return to the United States because his replacement, Myron Timothy Herrick, had not arrived on time. David's father, Gaspar Griswold Bacon, Sr. (March 7, 1886 – December 25, 1947) served on the Board of Overseers of Harvard University, he was the President of the Massachusetts Senate
  4. The Millionaire Industrialist David Bacon was not under contract to Republic Pictures when he made The Masked Marvel, he was on loan to the studio. His Moving Picture career had taken off when he met Howard Hughes. Hughes wanted Bacon to play Billy the Kid in The Outlaw, and signed him to a personal contract. But Bacon did not test well, and Hughes finally cast Jack Buetel instead. Hughes arranged for Bacon to get parts to get him seasoned, practiced in the nuances between acting on stage and acting before the camera. Despite The Outlaw being released in February 1943. it actually
  5. The Wife It's a sad comment on our species that when someone is murdered, the person the police want to talk to first is their Significant Other. Often with good reason. Margaretha "Greta" Keller was born in Vienna, Austria, on February 8, 1903. A Singer, dancer and actress with a style similar to Marlene Dietrich. (In fact some claim that she inspired Dietrich to copy her style when the two appeared in the play Broadway in Vienna in 1928.) She was popular on both sides of the Atlantic before WWII (and after), but seldomly left America during the war. By the end of WWII Keller
  6. The shorts could have been swimming trunks. There was sand on them but they were dry, investigators assumed he had been to the beach but not gone swimming. Little blood on the outside of the car, lot on the inside, led investigators to conclude he was stabbed while in the car. This was a British import with the steering wheel on the right, so could have been stabbed by someone sitting to his left, There was a camera in the car. when the film was developed there was a single exposure, Bacon on the beach, fully nude, smiling. It was speculated the killer had taken the photo, but no p
  7. On Sunday, September 12, 1943, just after 5 PM, actor David G. G. Bacon was observed driving his wife's car erratically on Washington Boulevard in a rural part of Los Angeles. Finally he ran the car over the curb and into a bean field. He emerged from the car wearing only denim shorts, and bleeding from a single stab wound in his back. Witnesses attemped to render aid, but he died saying no more than "Please help me." Weeks before, on August 18, 1943, Bacon had wrapped a serial for Republic Pictures, The Masked Marvel. Bacon had played Bob Barton, the secret ID of the title character.
  8. Long Pig "Wildcrafted? Perish the thought! Certified vat grown! Are you a cop?"
  9. Best advice I ever gave (which of course was ignored by my foster son): "If you don't like to be stared at, don't get the freaking tattoo!"
  10. “Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.” ― Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism
  11. I would say an additional +0 limitation, Dying Curse negates any possibility of regeneration, resurrection, raise dead or reincarnation. "Last Breath" means LAST breath. Perhaps the curse consumes the caster's soul for power. Exactly! Character has chosen Revenge over the possibility of survival, afterlife, or rebirth.
  12. Thank you very much! I'm thinking they would have to be at positive BODY, at least one pip left somewhere, and they would have to deliver the curse on their own action, instead of in reaction to the fatal attack.
  13. Was speaking of a specific curse, not generalized cussin'.
  14. Specifically I had in mind when Humbaba cursed Gilgamesh and Enkidu, but Marduk decreed that as Gilgamesh was a demigod the curse would fall on Enkidu alone. But the dying curse seems to have been found in a variety of cultures.
  15. How would you build an NPC ability to curse someone with their dying breath?
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