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Friday, August 14, 2015

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August 14, 2015
99 Cent The Adventures of Jungle Jim, Volume 9 Bonus!
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Jungle Jim! The very name conjures up images of exotic locales, wild beasts and hostile natives. Jungle Jim braved these with the aid of his faithful Hindu companion Kolu as he traveled the wilds of southeastern Asia in search of adventure.
Jungle Jim is best remembered as the star of sixteen Columbia B-movies starring Johnny Weissmuller, fresh off his twelve-year stint as Tarzan, beginning in 1948. But Jungle Jim’s history goes back more than a decade.
Produced by Jay Clark and often written by Gene Stafford, The Adventures of Jungle Jim was on the air weekly from 1935 to 1954. A combination of jungle danger and colonial politics, the show brought listeners tales of slave traders, pirates, foreign spies, wild beasts, poachers, hostile tribes, and, during World War II, the Japanese, as Jim often served as an Allied operative. Armed with his trusty .45 automatic, the adventurer searched for lost treasure and investigated such mysteries as ghosts and unknown islands. Throughout it all, Jungle Jim maintained a cool head.
Beginning with Tarzan, the pulp era was full of jungle characters. Jungle Jim is one of the unique ones, in that he wasn’t a barely-literate loincloth-clad tree-dwelling wild man, but rather Jim Bradley, a hunter – a “great white hunter”. Jungle Jim was everything one could ask for in a protagonist – handsome, brave, resourceful.
The Adventures of Jungle Jim had its own femme fatale in the form of Lille de Vrille, better known as “Shanghai Lil”. Introduced a couple of years into the serial, she was first played by Vicki Vola. Later, Franc, or France, Hale took over the role.
This volume contains 25 fifteen-minute episodes from 1941 and 1942, including the conclusion of “Thorson’s Island” (#321-333) and all of “War Time Adventures” (#334-345), for six hours of exciting and intelligent adventure.
6 hours - $8.99 Download / $17.98 Audio CDs

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by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby
A nameless mystery man with a wartime past, backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent “X” took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, “X” was also known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. A past master of disguise, he infiltrated the Underworld to crush crime in all of its hideous manifestations.
A metropolis writhed in the clutch of horror's hand. The mightiest of the mighty fled in stark terror before its groping fiendish fingers. And its wake was a trail of macabre milestones, marking the way with bloated dead. One man—alone, unaided—followed in that awesome wake. He was that enigma of enigmas, the Man of a Thousand Faces—Secret Agent “X.”
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
Every hero needed something to distinguish himself from his rivals. The Shadow could blend into the shadows. Doc Savage was a superman. The Spider shot first and asked no questions later. Every one of them was a consummate quick-change artist. In that respect, “X” would be no different.For Secret Agent “X”, editor Rose Wyn decided to pit him against villains who were maestros of unbridled horror. Melodrama was the rule of the day. But Secret Agent “X” plunged into maelstroms of raw bloodlust undreamed of by The Shadow and Doc Savage. His foes were truly depraved. Terrorists. Torturers. Extortionists. Kidnappers. Stranglers. Fiends. Arsonists. These were the types of torn-from-the-tabloids master criminals “X” hunted. It was grim fare.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Hand of Horror, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, August 1934 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
Last call for the Download version of The Adventures of Doc Savage
The 5 year license is expiring on August 31st and the download version of The Adventures of Doc Savage will no longer be available after that day. The audio CDs will continue to be available until our inventory is sold out. No more will be manufactured.
Producer-director Roger Rittner of the LA-based Variety Arts Radio Theatre took a shot at bringing Doc Savage back to the airwaves. The Bantam Books paperback reprints had been going strong for two decades. He convinced National Public Radio to let him serialize two vintage Doc novels. No campy changes, no updating, just pure unadulterated Doc Savage-style high adventure.
The Adventures of Doc Savage as the title Roger gave to the most true, most faithful, and most perfect media incarnation of the Man of Bronze ever broadcast. Roger combed the Doc Savage canon for suitable stories to serialize.
Driven by his strong desire to include the adventurous Patricia Savage in the production, Roger decided to adapt Dent's 1934 adventure "Fear Cay" in seven parts. Set in New York, Florida, and the mysterious Caribbean isle of Fear Cay, it pits Doc Savage and his two-fisted crew of experts against the bizarre seaman, Dan Thunden, who claims to be 130 years old and the discoverer of the Fountain of Youth. But is this bearded hellraiser all that he claims to be?
When directing the action extravaganza "Fear Cay", Roger was inspired by Republic Pictures' "Adventures of Captain Marvel" serial, with added touches from the popular "Terry and the Pirates" radio show.
"I tried to make this series sound the way 1940s movie serials looked," Roger explains. "I don't want to say there's no depth to them, because I think there's a great deal of depth to them, but our emphasis was always on action. Not letting too long a period go by when something doesn't happen. Oddly enough, Dent's writing style fell just perfectly into a half-hour format. Each half hour as it went through the books, seemed to build nicely. There was a little bit of exposition at points that built up to a nice climax at the end of each chapter. Without too much messing around, I think we adapted "Fear Cay" fairly religiously in terms of the plot and the characters."
The cast of "The Adventures of Doc Savage" gathers for a recording session in 1985. (Photo courtesy Roger Rittner)
Taking a different approach, Will Murray chose to adapt "The Thousand-Headed Man" in six chapters. Inspired by the abortive Chuck Connors film-that-never-was and my interest in evoking Carleton E. Morse's classic "I Love a Mystery" radio serials, I focused on the mood, mystery and atmospheric horror of Doc Savage's quest for a lost expedition in 1934 Indo-China which brings the Man of Bronze in direct combat with the half-mythical menace known only as the Thousand-Headed Man. From foggy London to the ruined and serpent-haunted City of the Thousand-Headed Man, Doc and his team confront escalating jungle horrors culminating in a blood-freezing climax.
After the scripts were completed, the project ground to a halt for practical reasons: money. National Public Radio was going through a budgetary crunch. The search for funding took three long years. It seemed as if "The Adventures of Doc Savage" was destined to remain but a shining bronze-and-gold dream. Finally, a few small grants came through to underwrite the production. The two serials were then recorded over the summer of 1985 in the EFX Systems studios in Burbank, California.
Gathering together an ensemble cast of multi-media performers who had worked him with on previous modern-day radio dramas like "Darkness" and "Midnight", Roger cast Daniel Chodos as Doc Savage and Robin Riker in the role of Pat Savage. Other performers included Robert Towers as Monk Mayfair, Art Dutch was Ham Brooks, Bill Ratner played Renny Renwick, with Scott McKenna and Kimit Muston standing in for Long Tom Roberts and Johnny Littlejohn respectively.
"The Adventures of Doc Savage" premiered at 7:30 PM on Monday, September 30, 1985 as part of the "NPR Playhouse" umbrella series. It ran for thirteen exciting episodes with "Kidnapped", Chapter 1 of "Fear Cay", kicking off the show.
Now timed for the 25th anniversary of this acclaimed series, Radio Archives is proud to present the complete original series, remastered and digitally augmented, along with a new audio documentary, "The Sound of Bronze: Making The Adventures of Doc Savage," featuring the cast and crew commenting on the production, and a stunning collectable cover depicting Doc and Pat Savage by Bantam Books Doc Savage artist Bob Larkin.
8 hours - $15.99 Download / $31.98 Audio CDs
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Knight of Darkness investigates daring jewel robberies in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, an attempted diamond theft by a Shadowy impersonator leads the Dark Avenger through a winding trail of murder to uncover stolen "Gems of Doom." Then, reflections of evil guide The Shadow through a web of international intrigue to retrieve a rajah's fabulous jewels, the priceless "Tear-drops of Buddha." BONUS: a rare Golden Age adventure of Iron Munro by science fiction great Theodore Sturgeon from SHADOW COMICS #5! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray.Double Novel Reprint $14.95

The Spider, Volume 7
Published by Sanctum Books
The pulp's most murderous crimebuster wages his deadly war on crime in two violent 1935 thrillers by Norvell Page. Recovering from life-threatening injuries, Richard Wentworth confronts the lightning-wielding Lion Man from Mars to end mass slaughter and save his beloved city from "The Flame Master." Then, with Nita held hostage and Commissioner Kirkpatrick enslaved by a criminal mastermind, The Spider wages his lone war against the acid-spraying "Overlord of the Damned." This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color covers by John Newton Howitt, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
The pulps' greatest superman returns in action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent and William G. Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, eerie bolts of blue lightning electrocute a series of wealthy men, whose only connection is their last name, Smith! What is the strange secret of "The Boss of Terror"? Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to "The Magic Forest" after Renny's plane disappears in the Alaskan wilderness. This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, 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 pulps' greatest superman returns in action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent and William G. Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, eerie bolts of blue lightning electrocute a series of wealthy men, whose only connection is their last name, Smith! What is the strange secret of "The Boss of Terror"? Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to "The Magic Forest" after Renny's plane disappears in the Alaskan wilderness. This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by James Bama, 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
by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
When millionaire Lamont Cranston and attorney Ham Brooks are kidnapped by gunmen driving a black hearse, it spells trouble for Doc Savage. Trouble with compound interest when Cranston’s personal lawyer is mysteriously murdered before he can consult with celebrated criminologist George Clarendon—who is secretly The Shadow!
These strange events put the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger on a collision course that threatens to expose the deepest secrets of both supermen. The conflict intensifies when underworld figure Cliff Marsland is captured and shipped off to Doc’s secret Crime College!
Will these legendary crimefighters join forces—or will the diabolical Funeral Director have the last laugh on Doc Savage and The Shadow? Softcover $24.95
by Will Murray, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
With the African continent engulfed by World War II, John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, abandons his role as Lord of the Jungle in order to combat the spreading Nazi menace.
Flying a P40 Tomahawk warplane, Clayton is sent on his first mission: to rescue the missing British Military Intelligence officer code-named Ilex. But the daring task plunges him into his savage past after he’s forced down in a lost land that seems hauntingly familiar.
When Tarzan of the Apes returns to the prehistoric realm called Pal-ul-don, he must revert to his most savage persona, that of Tarzan-jad-guru—Tarzan the Terrible! Softcover $24.95
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The last 298 OTR LPs have cut in price another $5 today.
Prices as low as $10 for 5 LPs this week.
12" LP Vinyl Records
Radio Archives is selling off a collection of 689 OTR 12" LP Vinyl Records. These are being sold in groups of 5 records per group over the next several months. The main exception is Group #80 which has the 17 LP boxed set of Shadow radio shows.
Each group has a scan of the front and back covers of the five records. No other listing or description is available. The quality of the records is excellent and most have been played only once. A few are still shrink wrapped and have never been played. Plays on any standard record player.
We are starting the pricing at $50 per group, which is $10 per record. Every two weeks when the newsletter is sent out, the price of all unsold groups will be lowered by $5 or $1 per record. There are now groups selling for $45, $40, $35, $30, $25, $20, $15 and $10.
During the 1970s and 1980s these records were fairly easy to acquire. Every year they are becoming rarer and harder to find. Quanities are limited. Wait for the price to drop but don't wait too long and let someone else buy your favorite Old Time Radio LP.

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