patchyhero:

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’MalleyNorma Jean Nilsson played Barnaby, and Ralph Bellamy played Mr. BaxterThe radio dramatization begins in the second half of the show — at 15:30 of the broadcast.

Source: http://www.philnel.com/2010/11/28/barnabyradio/

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oldtimeradioshows:

Series: The Shadow
Show: The Nursery Rhyme Murders
Date: February 22 1948
Length: 00:22:37

The Shadow stalks a killer who is obsessed with Nursery Rhymes.

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ed-wyrd:

The Shadow

Tonight’s Episode: “Hounds in the Hills”
Original Air Date: February 20, 1938
Starring Orson Welles as The Shadow/Lamont Cranston
and Agnes Moorehead as Margo Lane
Run Time: 29:14 


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dontouchthatdial:

Damon Runyon Theater - The Idyll Of Miss Sarah Brown

original airdate : Feb. 06, 1949

I love this series, mostly due to the style of narration and the occasional outrageous plot twist.

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ed-wyrd:

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

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whatthemassesdemand:

Mystery in the Air - The Horla

The Horla

July 6. I am going mad. Again all the contents of my water-bottle have been drunk during the night; or rather I have drunk it!

     But is it I? Is it I? Who could it be? Who? Oh! God! Am I going mad? Who will save me?

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mrsdentonorahippo:

The Haunting Of Sherlock Holmes [1946]

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twoshakes:

a very young vincent price

twoshakes:

a very young vincent price

Adventures of Philip Marlow - The Panama Hat (October 10, 1948)

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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!"

Oogh.

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Before the iPad, before the Wii, before the PC, before the Nintendo and Atari, before even TV, there was…. RADIO.

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.

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.

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Frozen Peas - adverts almost read by Orson Welles. A bit of real drama for ya! In terms of infamy, this probably comes in second to War Of The Worlds for Mr Welles.

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