From Phil Nel’s website: “The first dramatic adaptation of Crockett Johnson‘s Barnaby appeared on the Frank Morgan Show of June 12, 1945. Morgan (best known as the title character in MGM’s Wizard of Oz) played Mr. O’Malley, Norma Jean Nilsson played Barnaby, and Ralph Bellamy played Mr. Baxter. The radio dramatization begins in the second half of the show — at 15:30 of the broadcast.”
Series: The Shadow
Show: The Nursery Rhyme Murders
Date: February 22 1948
The Shadow stalks a killer who is obsessed with Nursery Rhymes.
It’s Sunday evening. Turn out the lights, get comfortable, and listen to The Shadow!
Program: “The Shadow”
Tonight’s Episode: “The Three Ghosts”
Original Air Date: October 31, 1937
Starring Orson Welles as The Shadow/Lamont Cranston
Agnes Moorehead as Margo Lane
Run Time: 31:33
a very young vincent price
Adventures of Philip Marlow - The Panama Hat (October 10, 1948)
Dimension X - Almost Human (May 13, 1950). The broadcast begins: "Adventures in time and space, told in future tense….”
And whoa. Was someone working in Doctor Who a big fan of old time radio? I doubt any of the writers are old enough to have heard this when it aired… If this is pure coincidence, it’s kinda scary!
"I want to see Junior in person… I almost said in the flesh!"
Before the iPad, before the Wii, before the PC, before the Nintendo and Atari, before even TV, there was…. RADIO.
an old LP of an episode from Bold Venture, featuring a slick lookin’ Bogie.
Bold Venture - Russian Roulette (1951). Starring Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall as Slate Shannon and Sailor Duval, respectively.