Gadget Man, The

The celebrity nickname of Stan Kahn, the premiere wizard of junk and paraphernalia who appeared on a number of talk shows hawking all sorts of strange gadgetry like antique vacuum cleaners.


Discovered by Phyllis Diller, Stan Kahn was seen on such shows as THE TONIGHT SHOW, THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW, THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW and DINAH. Stan’s nervous stuttering heightened his fidgety performance.

See also – “Dr. Fad


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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