It is a panorama of what radio was like in its prime -- featuring the unique comedy of Easy Aces, Bob and Ray, and dramatic shows starring Charles Boyer, Robert Cummings, and Rosalind Russell. Two innovative plays written by radio poet laureate, Norman Corwin are included, as well as domestic comedy with Mr. & Mrs. Blandings, starring Cary Grant and Betsy Drake. Rural quizzes and contests with The Man on the Farm, Arlene Francis arranging an evening on the town between servicemen and beautiful models on Blind Date can also be enjoyed, along with newspaper reporter Randy Stone uncovering the human side of the news on the Night Beat, and popular singing star James Melton appearing in two mid-1940s rebroadcasts of The Texaco Star Theater.
ContentsUnder arrest: The Paris road (1949) (30 min.) ; The case of the evil witness (1949) (30 min.) ; Ruth Cutler's burglar (1949) (30 min.) ; The willing victim report (1950) (30 min.)
The new adventures of Nero Wolfe: The lost heir (#25) (1951) (30 min.) ; Case of Room 304 (#26) (1951) (30 min.)
The big story: Pillars of society (1948) (30 min.) ; The lottery racket (1948) (30 min.)
The first nighter: Refresher course (1952) (30 min.) ; Two loves had she (1953) (30 min.)
The Screen Guild Players: The lost weekend (1946) (30min.) ; My client Curley (1946) (30 min.) ; The street with no name (1949) (30 min.) ; Alias Nick Beal: (1949) (30 min.) ; The birth of the blues (1951) (30 min.).
Wolfe, Nero (Fictitious character)
Radio crime shows.
Detective and mystery radio programs.
|Publisher|| Spokane Valley, WA :2016
|Other Titles|| Under arrest (Radio program)
New adventures of Nero Wolfe (Radio program)
Big story (Radio program)
First nighter (Radio program)
Screen guild theater.
Wyman, Jane, 1917-2007, performer.
Montgomery, Robert, 1904-1981, performer.
Widmark, Richard, performer.
De Santis, Joe, 1909-1989, performer.
Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977, performer.
Luddy, Barbara, 1908-1979, performer.
Soulé, Olan, 1909-1994, performer.
Shore, Dinah, 1917-1994, performer.
Harris, Phil, 1904-1995, performer.
Julian, Joseph, 1910-1982, performer.
Alexander, Joan, performer.
Van Rooten, Luis d'Antin, performer.
Bell, Ralph, performer.
Moss, Arnold, 1910-1989, performer.
Sloane, Bob, performer.
Weeks, Barbara, 1913-2003, performer.
Petrie, George O., 1912-1997, performer.
De Corsia, Ted, performer.
McCambridge, Mercedes, performer.
Radio Archives (Firm), publisher.
Read by ensemble cast featuring Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Robert Montgomery, Richard Widmark, Joe DeSantis, Bing Crosby, Barbara Luddy, Olan Soule, Dinah Shore, Phil Harris, Joseph Julian, Joan Alexander, Luis Van Rooten, Ralph Bell, Arnold Moss, Robert Sloane, Barbara Weeks, George Petrie, Ted de Corsia, Mercedes McCambridge.
Title from disc label.
8 audio discs (8 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.