The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

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  • Season 3 Episode 5: Attack of the Hawkmen, Ra...

  • TRIVIA: When Indy is having lunch with von Richthofen at the German aerodrome, his brother asks a question of one of the other pilots named Goering. Hermann Goering, the head of Hitler's Luftwaffe in World War II, was a pilot in World War I. He had 22 confirmed kills and was the last commander of von Richthofen's squadron.

  • Season 3 Episode 2: The Hollywood Follies, Ho...

  • Jack Ford directed approximately 145 movies between 1917 and 1966. He won four Oscars (The Quiet Man in 1953, The Grapes Of Wrath in 1941, How Green Was My Valley in 1942, and The Informer in 1935). He was also nominated for Best Director for Stagecoach in 1936. In 1998, the American Film Institute released "100 Years ... 100 Films," a list of the top 100 American films. Ford's Grapes Of Wrath was listed as the 21st best film.

  • Season 3 Episode 1: The Hollywood Follies, Ho...

  • When Indy arrives at Universal Studios, you can see some exotic structures looming over the rest of the studio. These were to replicate those actually used by von Stroheim when he was filming Foolish Wives. Much of von Stroheim's extravagant budget that drives the plot of the episode was to pay for the realism that von Stroheim insisted on, like the Casino in Monte Carlo

  • Although Erich von Stroheim portrayed himself as being from descended Austrian nobility, but the excepted history is that he actually was the son of a lower-middle-class Jewish hat maker and never served in any military.

  • The movie von Stroeheim is directing, Foolish Wives, ended up being two hours and thirty-three minutes long. According to RottenTomatoes.com, a website devoted to reviews, information, and news of movies, the movie is one of very few to receive a score of 100% (based on the percentage of positive reviews from "Approved Tomatometer Critics" for a certain movie).

  • Season 2 Episode 18: Benares, January 1910

  • When Indy is discussing religion and life with Jiddu Krishnamurti he says he wishes to live forever. This maybe foreshadowing the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in which Indy searches for the Holy Grail. The cup gives immortal life to whoever drinks from it.

  • Season 2 Episode 16: Paris, September 1908

  • Non-fiction characters appearing in this episode:

    Norman Rockwell - 20th century painter and illustrator (1894-1978)

    Edgar Degas - A French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing (1834-1917)

    Pablo Picasso - Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor (1881-1973)

    Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler - Art historian, an art collector and one of the premier French Art dealers of the 20th century, he was among the first champions of Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Cubism (1884-1979)

    Georges Braque - Major 20th century French painter and sculptor who developed cubism with Picasso (1882-1963)

    Gertrude Stein - An American writer who became a catalyst in the development of modern art and literature (1874-1946)

    Alice Toklas - Life partner of Gertrude Stein (1877-1967)

    Fernande Olivier - Bohemian artist, model in many of Picasso's Rose period paintings, and his lover (1881-1966)

    Henri Rousseau - French Post-Impressionist painter (1844-1910)

  • Season 2 Episode 15: Loves Sweet Song, Ireland...

  • At one point Indy tells Maggie that as a boy he once travelled with his mother to China. This is a reference to Peking, March 1910, which would be aired a couple of episodes later.

  • Non-fiction characters appearing in this episode:

    Sean Lemass: A veteran of the 1916 Easter Uprising and other post-World War I Irish/British conflicts, Lemass went on to serve as "Taoiseach," the head of government in Ireland (1899-1971)

    William Butler Yates: Irish poet/dramatist and an Irish Senator for two terms. As a dramatist, he founded the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923 (1865-1939)

    Sean O'Casey: An Irish dramatist and Socialist. In 1929, W.B. Yates rejected O'Casey's play, The Silver Tassie resulting in his leaving Ireland to live the remainder of his life in England (1880-1964)

    Patrick Pearse: Irish activist who proclaimed the Irish Republic on the steps of the Post Office. Pearse and fourteen others were executed for the rebellion (1879-1916)

  • Season 2 Episode 13: The Phantom Train of Doom...

  • TRIVIA: Frederick Selous joined the 25th (Frontiersmen) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, as a Captain when he was 64 years of age. During his stint with this unit, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1916. He was killed by a German sniper on January 4, 1917 in a minor engagement at Behobeho, along the banks of the Rufiji river.

  • Frederick Selous' unit, the 25th Royal Fusiliers was actually formed by the Legion of Frontiersmen. Originally founded in England in 1905, the Legion was based on romantic concepts of imperialism and was designed to help augment the defensive abilities of the British Empire. Among some of its more famous alumni over the years are Arthur Conan Doyle and Lord Louis Mountbatten.

  • Season 2 Episode 11: Vienna, November 1908

  • Non-fiction characters appearing in this episode:

    Princess Sophie von Hohenberg - The only daughter of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1901-1990)

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria - Heir apparent to the Imperial throne of Austria-Hungary. His assassination in 1914 was the catalyst to start World War I (1863-1914)

    Carl Jung - A Swiss psychiatrist who was an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology (1875-1961)

    Sigmund Freud - An Austrian psychiatrist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology (1856-1939)

    Alfred Adler - An Austrian medical doctor, psychologist and founder of the school of Individual Psychology and psychoanalytical school of psychology with Freud (1870-1937)

  • Season 2 Episode 10: The Scandal of 1920, New ...

  • George White ran his Scandals from 1919 to 1939. Among the entertainment greats who appeared on White's stage include W.C. Fields, the Three Stooges, and Ethel Merman.

  • Season 2 Episode 9: The Scandal of 1920, New ...

  • Located in an area of Manhattan known today as the Flatiron District, Tin Pan Alley was on West 28th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue (today, you can see a plaque dedicated to Tin Pan Alley on the sidewalk on 28th St between Broadway and Fifth).

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Princeton, February 1916

  • Non-fiction characters appearing in this episode:

    Edward Stratemeyer: An American publisher and founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate (publishing and wrote The Bobbsey Twins in 1904 and Tom Swift in 1910. His syndicate was responsible for the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew stories. (1862-1930)

    Thomas Edison: An American inventor and businessman who developed many devices including the phonograph and the long-lasting, electric light bulb and who held 1,093 U.S. patents in his name. (1847-1931)

  • Season 2 Episode 6: The Mystery of the Blues,...

  • Colosimo's wife, Dale, was originally the prime suspect in his murder. In the end, no one was ever arrested for the murder of James Colosimo.

  • Jim Colosimo was murdered on May 11, 1920. He immigrated to Chicago from Italy in 1895 and married Victoria Moresco, an established madame in 1905. Within years, Diamond Jim's businesses had expanded to nearly 200 brothels and had gotten into gambling and racketeering. In 1909, he brought his nephew, John Torrio, in from New York to help with threats from a rival gang (it was at this time that Torrio brought Al Capone to help him as Capone had been his lieutenant in Brooklyn). When Prohibition took hold in Chicago, Torrio pushed for their operation to get into bootlegging, but Colosimo didn't want to. After his murder, Colosimo's gang was controlled first by Torrio then by Capone, eventually becoming the Chicago Outfit.

  • The white cornet player in the scene when Sidney starts teaching Indy about the blues is Bix Beiderbecke, an American jazz cornet player and composer, as well as a skilled classical and jazz pianist. In the Twenties, he was one of a few horn players considered to be in the caliber of Louis Armstrong, although their differences were very different. He grew up on in Iowa on the banks of the Mississippi where he listened to music on the riverboats coming up from the south. He died at age 28 from chronic health problems exacerbated by alcoholism.

  • Season 2 Episode 5: The Mystery of the Blues,...

  • Eliot Ness was a 1925 graduate of the University of Chicago where he studied law and business (and later Criminology).

  • The white cornet player in the scene when Sidney starts teaching Indy about the blues is Bix Beiderbecke, an American jazz cornet player and composer, as well as a skilled classical and jazz pianist. In the Twenties, he was one of a few horn players considered to be in the caliber of Louis Armstrong, although their differences were very different. He grew up on in Iowa on the banks of the Mississippi where he listened to music on the riverboats coming up from the south. He died at age 28 from chronic health problems exacerbated by alcoholism.

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