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Friday, June 5, 2015

Radio Archives

June 5, 2015
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"Lux Presents Hollywood!"
Get ready to listen to some of the finest films Hollywood ever produced, because The Lux Radio Theatre is on the air. In this classic collection you’ll hear some of the best lighthearted comedies from the golden age of Hollywood. Hosted by Hollywood legend Cecil B. DeMille, these shows are interesting not only as great radio plays, but they stand as a kind of “what if” scenario for movie buffs. For instance, what if Robert Taylor starred in Frank Capra’s Broadway Bill instead of Warner Baxter? Well, this is your chance to find out as Taylor takes on the lead role with the help of leading lady, Frances Dee.
Also featured in this collection are: Wallace Beery, Clara Kimball Young, and Marjorie Rambeau in an adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s classic novel, The Plutocrat. Beery plays a simple American businessman trying to mix with sophisticated Europeans during an ocean voyage. As a bonus, in this episode Walt Disney and Clarence “Ducky” Nash make an appearance and have some fun with Beery’s real life daughter, Carol Ann. You’ll also hear Ginger Rogers, Warren William, and the very funny Alan Mowbray starring in The Curtain Rises. Frank Capra is not only represented in this collection with the radio version of Broadway Bill, but you’ll also hear his classic, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, starring the film’s original stars, Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur. Listen for co-star, Lionel Stander also repeating his performance from the film. Ginger Rogers is back, playing opposite George Brent (in the roles originated by Claudette Colbert and Melvyn Douglas) in She Married Her Boss, featuring young Edith Fellows recreating her role as a spoiled little brat. And finally, you’ll hear one of the great actors of all time, Charles Laughton, appearing with his real life wife, Elsa Lanchester in The Sidewalks of London, featuring the great British comedian, Claude Allister in fine support. This is an adaptation of the British film, St. Martin’s Lane, re-titled The Sidewalks of London for American consumption. This was broadcast on Lincoln’s birthday, by the way, and in honor of the occasion Mr. Laughton performs his classic reading of The Gettysburg Address.
This is a set you don’t want to miss, whether you’re a classic film fan, or a fan of classic radio. You’ll be proud to add these to your collection so you can settle back and listen to a great film, lovingly restored by Radio Archives.
Nick Santa Maria, a published film historian and author, is the Project Producer for this series.
6 hours - $8.99 Download / $17.98 Audio CDs

Tomorrow, June 6th is the 71st anniversary of D-Day. Our restoration team spent four months getting these 72 hours of NBC and CBS coverage restored. These two sets are the most important restorations that Radio Archives has ever done and we are proud to be able to offer them to you!
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It was the largest, most ambitious, and most successful military operation ever attempted -- and radio was there to cover it.
D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. It was the turning point of the war in Europe, the beginning of the end for the Axis as the Allies started their drive towards Germany. It was a momentous event that would change not only the course of World War II, but the history of the world. Radio Archives is pleased and proud to offer the complete and continuous CBS network coverage of the events of June 6 and 7, 1944.
Hear President Roosevelt, the BBC feed of Communique #1, General Eisenhower from SHAEF headquarters, King George VI speaking from London via the BBC. Bill Henry in Washington interviews Congressmen Moss, McCormick, Rogers, Voorhees, Mundt, Herbert, and Gore.
Regular CBS shows were included in the broadcast, “The Passing Parade”, “Columbia Presents Corwin”, “Burns & Allen”, “1st show of “The Doctor Fights”, “Perry Mason”, “Valiant Lady,” “Light of the World,” “The Open Door,” “Bachelor’s Children”, “Kate Smith Speaks”, “Big Sister”, “The Romance of Helen Trent”, “Life Can Be Beautiful”, “Ma Perkins”, “The Goldbergs” among them.
Hear the events of the day as reported by Irwin Darlington, Robert Trout, Maj. George Fielding Elliott, Ned Calmer, Quentin Reynolds, Alan Jackson, Merrill Mueller, Douglas Edwards, Quincy Howe, William Shirer, John Daly, and Edwin C. Hill with “The Human Side of the News”. Reporting from London are Edward R. Murrow, Wright Bryan, John W. Vandercook, David Anderson, Arthur Mann, and Charles Shaw reports from the BBC in London.
Herbert Clark reports from the invasion fleet off the coast of England, an eyewitness account of the first parachute drop, James Willard from SHAEF headquarters in London describes the invasion fleet from the air. Richard C. Hottelet describes the invasion from a plane over the beaches, French Colonel Morrison who describes the area of the invasion landings, Stanley Richardson eyewitness account of the invasion fleet, Charles Collingwood aboard an LST in the invasion fleet, and George Hicks from the invasion fleet, describing the shore bombardment before the landing.
These are recordings that many historians believe to be among the most valuable audio documents ever preserved. The CBS broadcasts — containing 34 hours of continuous programming of news, music, drama, comedy, and entertainment — are history as it happened, in a special collection that is sure to occupy a special place in your radio collection.
Normally priced at $101.98 Audio CDs / $50.99 Download, Specially priced through the month of June. 34 hours - $25.49 Download / $50.99 Audio CDs
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It was the largest, most ambitious, and most successful military operation ever attempted -- and radio was there to cover it.

D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. It was the turning point of the war in Europe, the beginning of the end for the Axis as the Allies started their drive towards Germany. It was a momentous event that would change not only the course of World War II, but the history of the world. Radio Archives is pleased and proud to offer the complete and continuous NBC network coverage of the events of June 6 and 7, 1944.

Noted inspirational author Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, King Haakon VII of Norway, Premier Gerbandy of the Netherlands, Premier Pierlot of Belgium, and US Senators Clark, Barkley, White, Hill and Congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce speak, as does the President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. General Eisenhower speaks from SHAEF headquarters.
Regular NBC shows were included in the broadcast, “The Bob Hope Show”, “Fibber McGee & Molly”, “The Guiding Light”, “Vic & Sade”, “The Red Skelton Show”, “The Road of Life”, “Today’s Children”, “Ma Perkins”, “Pepper Young’s Family”, “Mary Noble, Backstage Wife”, “Stella Dallas”, “Lorenzo Jones”, “Young Widder Brown”, “When A Girl Marries” and “Front Page Farrell” among them.
Hear the events of the day as reported by Ben Grauer, Cesar Saerchinger, Charles F. McCarthy, David Anderson, Don Goddard, Don Hollenbeck, Ed Hocker, Edward R. Murrow, Elmer Peterson, George Wheeler, H. V. Kaltenborn, Herbert M. Clark, James Willard, John W. Vandercook, Louis P. Lockner, Lowell Thomas, Merrill Mueller, Morgan Beatty, Ralph Howard, Richard Harkness, Robert McCormick, Robert St. John, Tommy Traynor, W. W. Chaplin and Wright Bryan. Alex Dreier, in Chicago, recalled his experiences as the last western correspondent in Nazi Germany while Stanley Richardson offered an eyewitness account of the invasion from the Channel boats, and George Hicks reported from the beach-head itself!

These are recordings that many historians believe to be among the most valuable audio documents ever preserved. The NBC broadcasts — containing 38 hours of continuous programming of news, music, drama, comedy, and entertainment — are history as it happened, in a special collection that is sure to occupy a special place in your radio collection.
Normally priced at $113.98 Audio CDs / $56.99 Download, Specially priced through the month of June. 38 hours - $28.49 Download / $56.99 Audio CDs

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by Milton Bagby
Read by Milton Bagby
Poor Sam Parker!
He wakes up from an alcoholic blackout to discover he’s being arrested for killing a man in a hit and run accident. He has no memory of the previous night—how he got so drunk, who was with him, how he got home from the bar. All a blank. His car—parked askew in the front yard—has a badly damaged front fender ominously covered with a drying smear of blood.
He remembers going to the bar the night before—but that’s it.
Then, at his trial, the prosecution drops a bomb. A last minute witness is discovered, a cheap hooker who says Sam picked her up and took her to his place for a date. He was crazy drunk, driving all over the road, she testifies, when he veered across the road and struck a man, killing him instantly.
That was the bad luck story Sam Parker had hanging over him as they hauled him off to prison.
Four years go by, four long years in a ratty Tennessee state prison they call “The Snake Pit.” Sam keeps his head down and behaves himself. Then one day, the warden calls him in and drops another bomb on him.
The Warden says to pack up—he’s a free man.
Turns out Sam Parker was framed by a crew of dirty cops who wanted the dead man out of the way for political reasons. The State Attorney General is investigating corruption in the crooked little town that sent Sam to prison. Indictments are coming. Arrests are imminent.
Not before I get some answers, Sam swears under his breath.
Beg For Mercy, set in 1950s, is the first novel in the Radnor Yard Press Mid-Century Series, all-new books aimed at the feel and style of crime novels from the 1950s, the heyday of the paperback novel and great authors like Mickey Spillane and John D. MacDonald.
Beg For Mercy was written by and narrated by Milton Bagby, a voice actor heard on numerous audiobooks including the Operator #5 and Secret Agent “X” series. Cover artwork by Douglas Klauba.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
by Frank Eisgruber, Jr. Preface by Robert Weinberg
Read by Roger Price. Liner notes by Robert Weinberg
Of all the characters introduced by the pulps, no one was more popular or more influential than The Shadow. No other character so captured the interest and imagination of the American public during the thirties and forties. From the radio to the pulps back to the radio The Shadow was the dominant fictional character of the time. But what exactly is the background of this mysterious fighter for law and justice?

At first, The Shadow is completely a man of mystery. We know nothing of him other than his complete enmity of crime. He is the master of disguise who appears mysteriously when the situation seems most hopeless. His guns speak a language that make the most hardened criminal cringe with fear. But, as time goes on, we learn more and more about The Shadow. We are introduced to a small but dedicated band of agents he recruits to help him in his war against crime. The Shadow was a genius capable of solving the most intricate puzzles and schemes.

Strangely enough, while one of the most popular characters ever in American literature, as well as one of the most famous radio characters ever, very little has been written about The Shadow. During the thirties and the forties, a few articles about The Shadow did appear, usually as a tie-in with some Street and Smith magazine campaign, or written by Gibson and appearing in a writers’ magazine.

Still, no work of any length has ever been done on The Shadow pulps, concentrating on the stories themselves. Frank Eisgruber Jr. is a devoted Shadow fan who owns a complete set of the magazine. Frank has written extensively for pulp fiction fanzines and is familiar with all that has been written on the mysterious crime fighter. He has read every Shadow novel a number of times and has extensive notes on the entire series. This audiobook is a result of his studies.

Read by Roger Price.
3 hours - $5.99 Download / $11.98 Audio CDs
The best of timeless Pulp now available as cutting edge eBooks! Will Murray's Pulp Classics brings the greatest heroes, awesome action, and two fisted thrills to your eReader! Presenting Pulp Icons such as the Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, Operator #5 as well as wonderfully obscure characters like the Octopus and Captain Satan. Will Murray's Pulp Classics brings you the best of yesterday's Pulp today!

Dare-Devil Aces #086 May 1939 Satan’s White Wasp
A pair of Vickers pronounce the sentence of Death in the high avenues of the sky where one man lives and another man dies! Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Horror Stories! The dark companion to Dime Mystery Magazine. Created to showcase stories too horrible for Terror Tales. The third of the triumvirate of fear pulps. This brand of fiction came to be called Weird Menace. The mystery-and-menace formula proved so successful that publisher Popular Publications produced Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales and Horror Stories. These three dominated the Weird Menace genre all through the 1930s. Blurbed as “mystery-horror” stories instead of “mystery-terror,” Horror Stories was formulated differently that its companion titles. Damn the plot. Pour on the menace! This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Horror Stories magazine, all written by Hugh B. Cave and Donald Graham, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBooks to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
The Knight of Darkness journeys from Chinatown to the Canadian North Woods and to Manhattan society haunts to combat criminal conspiracies in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." The Shadow follows a trail of counterfeit money in "The North Woods Mystery" from the back allies of Chinatown to the uncharted Canadian wilderness in pursuit of Mongol smugglers. Then, in "Death About Town" serial killings at a posh New York gentlemen's club become even more baffling when the murderers themselves are slaughtered! BONUS: a classic adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
The pulps' legendary Man of Bronze returns in action-packed thrillers by William G. Bogart and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, in "Tunnel Terror" a deadly fog envelopes men and transforms them into mummified corpses, threatening the construction of an important engineering project. Then, in "Once Over Lightly," the owner of a California resort is murdered, but the victim's own will could provide the clue to the mystery, in a rare adventure narrated in the first person! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Walter Swenson, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
The pulp era's longest-running supersleuth returns in two novels edited by longtime Superman and Batman editor Mort Weisinger! First, newspaper editor Frank Havens installs a rooftop signal device to summon The Phantom to combat "Dealers in Death" in the classic pulp novel that inspired the Bat Signal. Then, Muriel Havens is kidnapped by The Bat, a cowled and cloaked mystery man, while investigating "The Yacht Club Murders," in a thrilling pulp novel by Batman scripter Charles Greenberg! Bonus: a classic Phantom Detective illustrated story from Thrilling Comics! This double-novel collector's edition showcases both classic color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations, with historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
When William Harper Littlejohn unearths a shadowy figure transfixed in ice, the renowned archeologist understands that he has made the most momentous discovery of his brilliant career. For inscribed over the frozen form is this chilling warning:
Who is this monster? Why does his name strike terror into the hearts of brave men? Can even Doc Savage control him once he breaks free of his icy tomb?
From the Gobi Desert to war-torn Free China, the Man of Bronze and his fighting crew battle a threat so terrifying that it could change the course of human history…. Softcover $24.95
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The Shadow
The Shadow Double Novel Reprints
The Spider
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