When Hollywood came to the UP

James Stewart, right, playing a defense attorney, grills a witness played by Orson Bean in the courtroom drama “Anatomy of a Murder.” In March of 1959 a Hollywood crew invaded Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to start filming the 1956 best seller, <I>”Anatomy of a Murder.”</I> The author, Michigan Supreme Court justice John D. Voelker, wrote the … Continue Reading →

Detroit's expedition to the Arctic

By Vivian M. Baulch and Patricia Zacharias / The Detroit News  In the 1920s the uncharted Arctic Region was one of the last unexplored areas of the world, an irresistable lure to explorers and adventurers. To Australian explorer and aviator George Hubert Wilkins, the call was so great he proposed an air expedition to the … Continue Reading →