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October 9, 2015
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Tom Collins played the lead role of American-born Frank Chandler, who had learned occult secrets from a yogi in India. Known as Chandu, he possessed several supernatural skills, including astral projection, teleportation and the ability to create illusions. Chandu's goal was to "go forth with his youth and strength to conquer the evil that threatens mankind”. "Time and space are only an illusion” to the American called Chandler. Endowed with strange gifts, in the first episode he teleported himself to his sister's Beverly Hills home.
Launched in 1931 on KHJ in Los Angeles, the series was soon heard throughout the West Coast. It was then heard, starting in February 1932, over WOR in the East. Nationally, it aired over Mutual starting October 8, 1932.
Chandu the Magician was revived on the Mutual-Don Lee Network on June 28, 1948 as a 15-minute weekday program. Radio Archives has restored all 154 fifteen minute episodes of this exciting radio serial.
Starring Tom Collins as Chandu and Luis van Rooten as the villainous Roxor, plotting world domination. Chandu’s sister, Dorothy Regent, was portrayed by Irene Tedrow. Cyril Armbrister directed the scripts by Vera Oldham which took Chandu to far-flung locales, both real and mythical. Romantic interludes for Chandu were introduced with Egyptian Princess Nadji played by Veola Vonn. Also appearing in the cast were Norman Field, Lee Millar, and Joy Terry. Created by Harry A. Earnshaw and Raymond R. Morgan with Howard Culver as the announcer and music by organist Juan Rolando (Korla Pandit), the series continued until January 28, 1949 when it changed to a 30-minute format, each with a self-contained storyline. The oriental-styled musical score via an eerie organ and crashing symbols created a highly effective out-of-the world atmosphere.
White King Soap was the sponsor for all the episodes in this serial.
In 1932 Chandu the Magician was produced as a film, with Edmund Lowe as Chandu and Bela Lugosi as Roxor. In The Return of Chandu (1934) Lugosi portrayed Chandu, and in Chandu on the Magic Island (1935) Bela Lugosi once again played Chandu.
Chandu the Magician, Volume 4 Mission to Montabania has been expertly restored for Sparkling Audio Quality by Radio Archives and features a beautiful cover by the great artist Virgil Finlay..
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by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Nick Santa Maria
They called G-8 the Flying Spy. History never recorded his exploits—and for good reason! No one would ever believe World War I was that wild!
“Be Warned! Each night with the setting of the sun the giant Tarantula Spider will spin his web across the Front. If you send your ships out tonight — he will eat them!” H.Q. scoffed at this warning. But G-8 saw it carried out, saw four Yank planes devoured by the most ghastly creature that ever stalked the skies. What was this new horror? How could Yank bombers hope to get past its net of death?
Among the heroes of the pulps who soared through their adventures, G-8 flew higher and farther than any of his contemporaries. His true name unknown, the Flying Spy was no mere flyboy, but the champion ace of World War I.
It was the summer of 1933, and despite the Great Depression, Popular Publications was booming. Part of their Autumn expansion plans entailed launching the Spider, and a companion title to be aimed at the legions of readers who drank up fictionalized accounts of World War I Allied aces versus Imperial Germany’s various bi-winged counts and barons, red and otherwise.
One of Popular’s star writers, Hogan was doubtless the first writer publisher Harry Steeger considered when casting about for a suitable scribe. The unnamed magazine was on the schedule as a monthly. Hogan had been an air cadet during World War I, although the armistice came before he could ship out and see action. Steeger and Hogan hashed out an idea. It was part Eddie Rickenbacker and What Price Glory?—which was a popular Maxwell Anderson stage play turned into a motion picture. Price stressed the horrors of war as counterpoint to the sentimental comradeship of the Allies in the trenches.
Nick Santa Maria brings G-7 and His Battle Aces to vivid life in this exciting audiobook. Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.
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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! Sanctum Books commemorates its milestone 100th issue with pulp thrillers by all three Maxwell Grants: Walter B. Gibson, Theodore Tinsley and Bruce Elliott! First, The Master of Darkness unmasks the murderous mastermind behind "The Death Triangle." Then, "The Crimson Death" strikes in a dizzy dance of murder that draws even The Shadow into its arms! Finally, a mysterious cult revives an ancient curse through "The Seven Deadly Arts." This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen, Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Paul Orban and Edd Cartier, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray.. Double Novel Reprint $15.95
The pulps' greatest superhero returns in action-packed thrillers by Alan Hathway and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, in The Rustling Death, Ham Brooks is rendered helpless by a strange sound, a rustling noise that can destroy planes in midair and disintegrate entire populations! Then, after his cover is blown during an undercover mission, the Man of Bronze heads to the South Seas in Terror and the Lonely Widow to avert a atomic age threat in one of his most gripping postwar adventures. This instant collector's item reprints 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 Black Bat, Volume 1
Sanctum Books presents the 1939 novels that introduced the caped crimebuster whose adventures paralleled Batman's and inspired Two-Face's origin, written by Norman A. Daniels as "G. Wayman Jones" for future Batman editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff. First, doomed to darkness by a murderous acid attack, D.A. Tony Quinn makes darkness his weapon with "The Brand of the Black Bat." Then, "Murder Calls the Black Bat" into a deadly war against corruption as Tony Quinn battles to prevent the biggest jewel heist of the century! Golden Age of Comics Bonus: the debut of The Mask from Nedor's Exciting Comics #1. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Rudolph Belarski and Emery Clarke and the original interior illustrations by Harry Parkhurst, with historical commentary by Will Murray relating how a lawsuit with DC Comics was narrowly averted. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
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
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
12" LP Vinyl Records
The last 70 OTR LPs are all priced at $10 for a group of 5 LPs, the lowest price they will offered for sale.
We are selling a collection of 689 OTR 12" LP Vinyl Records of which 619 LPs are now sold. Each group contains 5 LPs. We started the pricing at $50 per group or $10 per record. The price has been lowered by $5 every newsletter. The last few group are now $10 which is $2 per LP. Buy them before they are totally gone!
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