Friday, January 29, 2016

Radio Archives

 
January 29, 2016
 
 
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"Across the rugged Indian Territory, rides a tall young man on a mission of mercy; his medical bag strapped on one hip and his six-shooter on the other. This is Dr. Sixgun. Grey Matson, M.D. was the gun-toting frontier doctor who roamed the length and breadth of the old Indian territory; friend and physician to white man and Indian alike, the symbol of justice and mercy in the lawless west of the 1870s.”
 
Dr. Sixgun is an American Western radio drama that aired on NBC from September 2, 1954 to October 13, 1955 as a 30-minute sustaining series. All known surviving episodes of Dr. Sixgun are from rebroadcasts from the Far Eastern Network in Japan of the Armed Forces Radio Service.
 
Dr. Grey Matson, played by Karl Weber, is a frontier physician based in a small western town in the 1870s called Frenchman's Ford. The stories are told by a recurring character named Pablo, played by Bill Griffis, a gypsy peddler who has a talking raven named Midnight as his sidekick. As his name implied, Matson was equally at home with using a gun or using his medical skills to solve problems.
 
Stories include the topics of immigrants in the "The Night Riders", gun control in "No Guns in Rail End", and water rights in the show "Valuable Water Rights".
 
The series was written by Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts. The announcer is Fred Collins and was directed by Harry Frazee.
 
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by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby
 
 
They called Secret Agent “X”, the Man of the Thousand Faces. Armed with his irresistible gas gun, wearing impenetrable disguises, “X” infiltrates the darkest corners of the Underworld to crush all crime czars!
 
From the macabre maze of a labyrinthian world, the Skull, master of murder, reached out and destroyed the brains of mighty financiers. Money kings were his meat. And the law could not protect them... Only one man could match brains with the sinister Skull—and that man was Secret Agent ”X”. But the Skull did not fear “X.” For “X”—the Man of a Thousand Faces, a thousand personalities, a thousand tricks—had one vulnerable spot. And the Skull knew where it lay.
 
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.
 
A nameless mystery man with a wartime past in the Intelligence service, declared dead by the Department of Justice, and 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.
 
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Servants of the Skull, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, November 1934 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
 
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The Shadow
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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Master of Darkness confronts international intrigue in two thrilling espionage novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow journeys to Paris and Moscow to undermine a Bolshevik conspiracy to seize "The Romanoff Jewels" in one of Walter Gibson's most acclaimed novels! Then, the Dark Avenger is summoned to Washington, DC in "Crime Under Cover" to prevent a hidden spymaster from acquiring the Neutralizer, the ultimate weapon of war. BONUS: counterintelligence agent Tim King examines "Spycraft and The Shadow" plus a Shadow espionage thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney plus the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
 
 
Doc Savage Double Novel ReprintsBooks by Will MurrayLost Radio Scripts bookDoc Savage Audiobooks
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, just as evidence of their evil deeds materializes, unscrupulous Wall Street financiers disappear, victims of a vengeful monster called "The Sea Angel," in an expanded novel with never-before-published prose from Lester Dent's original manuscript.Then, an urgent plea from a powerful politician lures Doc Savage to Kansas City to unmask the diabolical Mr. Jones in "The Devil is Jones". This instant collector's item reprints the classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Charles J. Ravel and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray plus a "Portrait of a Doc Savage Collector." Double Novel Reprint $14.95
 
 
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, just as evidence of their evil deeds materializes, unscrupulous Wall Street financiers disappear, victims of a vengeful monster called "The Sea Angel," in an expanded novel with never-before-published prose from Lester Dent's original manuscript.Then, an urgent plea from a powerful politician lures Doc Savage to Kansas City to unmask the diabolical Mr. Jones in "The Devil is Jones." This instant collector's item leads off with a knockout painting by James Bama, and also reprints the classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Charles J. Ravel and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray plus a "Portrait of a Doc Savage Collector." Double Novel Reprint $14.95
 
 
 
by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
 
When a vivacious blonde convinces Monk Mayfair to skip an important sea voyage to London, and instead run off to her Louisiana plantation, Ham Brooks is very suspicious.
 
After Doc Savage enters the picture, things start popping. As in fists and guns. Finding themselves on a steamship bound for the Caribbean, Doc, Ham, and a reluctant Monk become embroiled in wartime intrigue surrounding the question of who is desperately trying to keep them off the Northern Star, and why?
 
From New York City to the Bahama Banks, Doc Savage and his mighty men follow the trail, making new allies along the way, until they plunge into a hurricane of horror only some will survive…. Softcover $24.95
 
 
The Spider
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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Secret Mission: Corsica


Secret Mission #3: “Corsica” by Don Smith. Phil Sherman is in Bairut waiting for a plane to Paris when he meets Maximilian Mortimer, an American narcotics agent working out of France. When Mortimer learns that Sherman has in electronics export business in Paris, he enlists his help in discovering secrets in transporting, which could explain how heroin is being brought into France from China, and then shipped to America. Sherman becomes friends with one of the suspects, Louis Ricard, and unravels the mystery, but nearly losing his life doing so. Typical of the series, with Sherman’s connection to the export business, he’s pulled into secret missions by the government officials – usually the CIA, and he is thrown into deadly confrontation with men who would kill him without second thoughts. As usual, a fun read also.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Little Dragon From Peking

Anna Zordan #2: “Little Dragon From Peking” by James Eastwood. In this second story, Anna has been requested to attend a party by the “family”; a ruthless family that came out of Nazi Germany and now control a vast estate and power. The matriarch is old and dying, but wants one more successful achievement before her death; one that could mean a massive loss of life in Europe followed by another World War. Anna is recruited to assist in the scheme, and all she knows is the code, Little Dragon, which Peking is sending. In fact, she is sent to meet the Little Dragon, and be a part of the final plans of the old woman. This was a better novel than the first issue, and we see much more of Anna Zordan, and appreciate her ability as a British secret agent. Lots of fun.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Radio Archives

 
January 15, 2016
 
 
99 Cent Escape, Volume 5 Bonus!
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"...designed to free you from the four walls of today for a half-hour of high adventure..."
 
Movies, not radio, was where one of Escape’s legendary directors; William N. Robson, made his first foray into the West Coast’s entertainment industry. Upon graduating from Yale University, he obtained work at Paramount Studios - where one first screen credits as a writer was for the 1933 movie Private Jones. From Paramount, Robson transitioned in radio at CBS in 1936. Seven years later, he went on to win two George Foster Peabody Awards for his work on the drama series Man Behind the Gun and the documentary Open Letter on Race Hatred. He also produced, along with writing and directing: the Columbia Workshop, Suspense, Escape, Luke Slaughter of Tombstone and Doorway to Life. While Robson would go on to win additional Peabody Awards for later work on radio productions, his professional reputation suffered a bit after being incorrectly identified as a Communist supporter/sympathizer in the 1950s.
 
While actor William Conrad is perhaps best known as being the voice of Escape, the long running radio series had a total of five different narrators during its almost seven-year run. In addition to Conrad; Eric Snowden, Paul Frees, Lou Krugman, and Gerald Mohr brought the opening narrations of the radio series to life each week. Conrad and Frees are considered by many aficionados of Old Time Radio the best narrators of the series because of their deep-toned inflections helped to give the show additional gravitas. It was Krugman and Frees, though who narrated the final season of the radio show.
 
Quite a few of the West Coast character actors from Radio’s Golden age that frequently appeared as guest cast members in Escape went on to be the leads in their own radio shows. Among Escape’s guest stars who went on to be the leads in their own radio shows were: Gerald Mohr as Phillip Marlow; William Conrad as Sheriff Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke; Jack Webb as Sgt. Friday in Dragnet; and John Dehner as Paladin in the radio version of Have Gun – Will Travel
 
Of the more than 200 episodes originally broadcast, there are but a mere handful of Escape programs that are missing today — wonderful news for the novice listener, as hours and hours of great and rewarding radio drama await. Escape, Volume 5 fully restored by Radio Archives.
 
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by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
 
In the gaunt desolation of those dark Kentucky hills, the Dixie Limited, crack flyer, stood gutted of all living passengers... The Spider, the only survivor, stood alone at that bleak scene, vowing silently, solemnly, to destroy the ambition-mad arch-criminal who had plotted this wholesale ruin. For this, and manifold like disasters, were occurring everywhere in the land — at the direction, Richard Wentworth knew, of some diabolical brain which was unleashing hordes of primitive barbarians to lay waste to civilization. But later, at the very moment when the Spider should have struck his most telling blow, he was pacing a narrow cell in the death-house at Sing Sing!
 
Yet there was a human side to this complex man. Consider his strange relationship with his semi-fiancee, Nita van Sloan. When he had met Nita, his life was already pledged to the service of humanity. The Spider had been a scourge of the Underworld for three full years. So he had fought against the love he knew could never reached culmination in marriage. What man could marry, have a home and children, when death and disgrace hung hourly over his head? No, he could not permit Nita to face such a possibility. He had told her that, long ago, when they found their love was stronger than the will to resist; had told her all his secret life in the hope that it might accomplish what his will had not. It had only drawn Nita closer to him, and they had fought the hard way together.” As Wentworth once remarked to her, “How perfectly is thy mystic karma attuned to mine!”
 
Nick Santa Maria reads Hordes of the Red Butcher with the crackling intensity you have come to expect of his superb talent. Originally published in The Spider magazine, June, 1935.
 
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by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
 
When a vivacious blonde convinces Monk Mayfair to skip an important sea voyage to London, and instead run off to her Louisiana plantation, Ham Brooks is very suspicious.
 
After Doc Savage enters the picture, things start popping. As in fists and guns. Finding themselves on a steamship bound for the Caribbean, Doc, Ham, and a reluctant Monk become embroiled in wartime intrigue surrounding the question of who is desperately trying to keep them off the Northern Star, and why?
 
From New York City to the Bahama Banks, Doc Savage and his mighty men follow the trail, making new allies along the way, until they plunge into a hurricane of horror only some will survive…. Softcover $24.95
 
 
by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
 
A desperate plea for help plunges Doc Savage into a maelstrom of horror aboard the Hong Kong-bound liner Mandarin, where the depraved minions of the phantom predator, Quon, hold sway. As innocent passengers succumb to the insidious Jade Fever, and ghostly talons pursue Doc’s beautiful cousin, Patricia, the mighty Man of Bronze races to solve a riddle that defies reason.
 
For deep in the spider-haunted ruins of faraway Cambodia broods a twisted, armless gargoyle with a cold face of jade—The Jade Ogre—whose power to project his deadly, disembodied arms to any place on earth makes him the most dangerous foe Doc Savage has ever confronted! Softcover $24.95
 
 
by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
 
An ultra-secret State Department mission code-named Moonwinx propels Doc Savage from the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the icy black waters of the Arctic sea, and deep into the frozen heart of Cold War Russia in a daring Flight into Fear.
 
Targeted for assassination by the Kremlin and fated for a confrontation with a nemesis more violent and vicious than any he has faced before, the Man of Bronze must evade a faceless executioner known only as The Red Widow.
 
What is Project Moonwinx? Will Doc Savage survive to put this all-important plan into motion? Or will The Red Widow sink her poisonous fangs into his throat? Softcover $24.95
 
 
The pulps' greatest superhero returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, after Johnny Littlejohn disappears in Cairo, Doc Savage journeys to the Land of the Sphinx to discover the strange secret behind "The Pharoah's Ghost." Then, the Man of Bronze is accused of murder when "The Man Who was Scared" is killed in Doc's own offices! PLUS a Bill Barnes novelette by Charles S. Verral, a never-published article by Lester Dent and a classic illustrated story from the Golden Age of Comics. This instant collector's item showcases both classic color covers by Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray, author of sixteen Doc Savage novels. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
 
 
The Shadow
The Shadow Double Novel Reprints
 
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Shadow crisscrosses the country battling thieving black marketeers in two wartime thrillers by Walter B. Gibson. First, The enigmatic "King of the Black Market" endangers the future of our nation at the time of its greatest peril. Then, coast-to-coast car hijackings sabotage the war effort until The Shadow shuts down the subversive "Crime Caravan." Bonus: an Orson Welles Shadow classic from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
 
 
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