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Posted on 05/27/2012 2:15:04 PM PDT by Vision
Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs...
Lots of new, interesting programs tonight.
Thanks for always posting this thread, Vision!
WARNING! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. October 3, 1955. Part #1. CBS net. "The McCormack Matter". Sustaining. A dying prison inmate puts Johnny on the trail of stolen loot. Bob Bailey, John Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (director), Roy Rowan (announcer). 14:52.
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. October 4, 1955. Part #2. CBS net. "The McCormack Matter". Sustaining. On the trail of the stolen jewels, a fortune that has never re-appeared. Bob Bailey, John Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (director), Roy Rowan (announcer). 14:40.
Dragnet. June 8, 1950. Program #52. NBC net. "The Big Smart Guy". Sponsored by: Fatima. Elizabeth Benham has been shot and killed by a robber. Jack Morrison, also known as Tommy Kane, is the suspect. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough. 29:32.
Gunsmoke. August 29, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Jesse". Jesse Pruitt comes to Dodge with his evil friend "Staph," in search of the man who killed his father. The last program of the show's first season. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series October 19, 1957. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Sam Edwards, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell, John Dehner, John Meston (writer), Georgia Ellis. 1/2 hour.
The Man Called X. October 13, 1950. NBC net. Sustaining. The first show of the series, returning to NBC. A murder aboard the Istanbul Express involves cigarettes...made with a custom-blended tobacco. Herbert Marshall, Leon Belasco, J. Richard Kennedy (producer), Sidney Marshall (writer), John Storm (announcer), Felix Mills (composer, conductor), Jack Johnstone (director). 29:30.
Top Secret. August 13, 1950. Program #10. NBC net. "The Case Of The Tatooed Pigeon". Sustaining. The battleship "Royal Oak" has been sunk at Scappa Flow because of a security leak! Alfred Shirley, Brook Byron, Bryna Raeburn, David McKaye, Fred Collins (announcer), Harry W. Junkin (writer), Ilona Massey, Luis Van Rooten, Roy Shield (composer, conductor). 29:23.
Intrigue. September 11, 1946. Program #7. CBS net. "Satan Was A Salesman". Sustaining. The true story of Basil Zaharoff, a munitions dealer and arms merchant at the turn of the last century. He was the owner of the Monte Carlo casino and became a nobleman and chairman of the Vickers munititions company. The last show of the series. An excellent show. Joseph Schildkraut (host, performer), Frank Martin (narrator), Tom Collins, Lou Merrill, Anne Stone, Jay Novello, Pat McGeehan, Alec Harford, George Neise, Norma Jean, James Matthews, Robert Tallman (writer), Lud Gluskin (music), Charles Vanda (director), Norman Keats (?). 29:25.
The Lux Radio Theatre. June 21, 1954. Program #128. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Pickup On South Street". A good story about a pickpocket who lifts stolen microfilm from a Communist spy in the subway. AFRTS program name: "Hollywood Radio Theatre." Thelma Ritter, Terry Moore, Stephen McNally, Irving Cummings (host), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Rudy Schrager (music director), Dan Riss, Ted de Corsia, Edgar Barrier, Parley Baer, Herb Ellis, James Nusser, Edward Marr, Samuel Fuller (screenwriter), Dwight Taylor (author), Earl Ebi (director), Sanford Barnett (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects). 55 minutes.
Plus, Bob Bailey’s back! :-)
I hope you’re doing well, Vision. Any news?
How's everything? I've got two racks of ribs finishing up on pecan and apple wood.
Life's good. The week went quickly. I stained the back fence (one side of it) today and it's looking nice. The sun stayed out so fingers crossed I get past the 24 hour mark before rain.
How was your week?
You’ve been productive! And, the ribs sound great! We’re getting ready to do some “country style” beef ribs.
It’s been hotter than blazes here, and no rain. We’re getting back to really needing rain. We’ve been super busy. Keith is finally taking today and tomorrow off after not having a day off in several weeks. I’ve been right there with him, except not as much outdoor work between my part-time radio job and writing.
How are you attacking the beef ribs?
I “cheated” again and have been soaking them in some KC Masterpiece Honey Teriyaki marinade.
Besides sweet potatoes (or russets, depending on what we decide), we also have some eggplant from our garden I may cut in big pieces and put on the grill, too, and baste them in grape seed oil, butter and garlic.
Thanks for posting! With SiriusXm’s Radio Classics I’ve fallen for those shows — LOVE Bob Bailey as Dollar and Jack Webb in anything. Glad Radio Classics is now on Sirius XM Internet radio too.
It's raining here right now. Second storm today...
You've been working hard every weekend. We've been busy too. Got another room painted...
Hi, Doc! Boy-howdy, do I love rain! I’m glad you’re getting some, at least!
Great picture of the Man Called X!
We’ve had a lot of rain. The grass looks great.
Rain water is the best water for the grass and plants—everything really. Beats the tar out of chemicalized city water.
Sure. Let me know if you want on the ping list.
Hi Doc, how’s things? I take it you like the man called X?
Good for you. Are you doing the entire house?
I read that Herbert Marshall (The Man Called X) lost a leg in World War 1.
No, two rooms needed to be painted. Other rooms only need touching up.
What a sad picture.
Good night all! Have a nice Memorial Day...
Vision, that picture says it all for today. Sad. Tragic.
Take care Dr.
Good night, Doc! God bless you!
Yes, that picture have been around for years but someone posted an article on it today.
You take care too...
Thank you Gina. God bless you too...
WOW, Vision! Talk about a total misunderstanding of an image! I had never seen that picture before, and I assumed it was a testament to how most people nowadays do not even regard Memorial Day—instead being hooked on their social media, or whatever other distraction, with their backs to the millions of military coffins throughout our American history.
Then I saw the column you, thankfully, linked here and realized she is a Marine widow. My goodness, how that changes my perception of the image! It was just so strange a juxtaposition that it did not occur to me that it was “real.”
Oh, man, now my tears come...
It’s powerful. Kinda Normam Rockwell IMO.
This is not the Lux they put on the lineup.
But it’s fun to hear Lucille Ball.
She’s a real pro.
Good night, Vision!