Radio Archives Newsletter
June 17, 2016
The DVD set of One Step Beyond is only 99 cents through June 30th, when you place any order for $10 or more.
John Newland directed and hosted this frightening and atmospheric series, which aired between 1959 and 1961. The forerunner to the better remembered "Twilight Zone", the moody photography and chilling background music of "One Step Beyond" add immeasurably to the suspense of the series, which is based on actual cases of ESP, the paranormal, and the unexplained. Mr. Newland's introduction and occasional appearances in the show add realism to every episode. You'll enjoy six original broadcasts on this 2-DVD collection from Nostalgia Ventures.
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Around Dodge City and in the territory on west -- there’s just one way to handle the killers and the spoilers -- and that’s with a U.S. Marshall and the smell of “Gunsmoke”! “Gunsmoke” starring William Conrad. The story of the violence that moved west with young America -- and the story of a man who moved with it. I’m that man, Matt Dillon, United States Marshall -- the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job -- and it makes a man watchful...and a little lonely.
It is 1872 and you are living 12 miles from town. Your wife is screaming in pain in her last stages of labor, about to give birth to your first born. You are frantic because you have no idea how to deliver a child. Suddenly, a horse drawn carriage pulls up out front. It is the doctor with his bag and his medical knowledge. You shout into the house to your wife that the doctor has arrived. Who is it? It is Doctor Charles Adams from Dodge City, Kansas, there to give assistance to this important event. He has been doing this type of thing for many years, birthing children, setting broken bones, and curing illnesses. He has even removed bullets from people, including the city's marshal, Matt Dillon. He is gruff at times, but he loves the people he tends and gives them the tender, loving care they deserve. Adams, portrayed by veteran actor, Howard McNear, is the only doctor in town and his importance there cannot be overstated, because without him, many people would have not survived the illnesses and injuries that overtook them. Everyone loves him as we become involved in the exciting, action filled stories of this early American town and its people.
Variety Magazine, the show business journal, called Gunsmoke "an amazing presentation," and The New York Times labeled it "Something new and entirely exciting in radio." CBS Radio knew it had a winner.
Listen to the Sparkling Audio Quality in Radio Archives restoration of Gunsmoke, Volume 3.
6 hours - $8.99 Download / $17.98 Audio CDs
Issue: June 1, 2016
Archive Masters: Variety Volume 1.
Anyone who remembers radio in its prime—and those interested in discovering its pleasures—will be pleased with the release of the Archive Masters series. This first volume spotlights the variety of programming that regularly entertained audiences, with discs devoted to comedy (Easy Aces and Bob and Ray), drama (original plays by Noman Corwin and Cary Grant and Betsy Drake as Mr. and Mrs. Blandings in a domestic comedy), and more. Listeners are also treated to Arlene Francis arranging dates for servicemen in wartime programs of Blind Date and popular singing-star James Melton appearing in a pair of broadcasts from the Texaco Star Theater. Some may recognize the voices of Robert Cummings and Ronald Colman in a few of the 24 broadcasts included here, many performed before live audiences. Listeners frustrated by poor sound quality in previously released recordings of classic radio programs will appreciate these cleaned-up versions, which offer an excellent trip down memory lane.
— Joyce Saricks
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by Kendell Foster Crossen writing as Richard Foster
Read by James C. Lewis
With this seventh Green Lama audiobook, we come to the climax of the original adventures of millionaire Jethro Dumont, who journeyed to the mountains of Tibet and came back on a mission to erase evil from the face of the earth as the first Buddhist superhero, The Green Lama!
The Green Lama often visited tinsel town, which he does once more in The Case of the Hollywood Ghost. Bloody footprints left by no visible being leave a scene of murder, but where will they take the investigation? Only The Green Lama Knows.
Written during a vogue of invisible men movies––Universal released The Invisible Man Returns and The Invisible Woman in 1940––this entry focuses on a similar production, The Man from Nowhere. When the busy set is bedeviled by the imaginary lead villain, an uncatchable killer calling himself the Hollywood Ghost, Jethro Dumont takes a hand in the game in this sequel to his earlier Hollywood triumphs, Babies for Sale and The Wave of Death.
The Case of the Beardless Corpse marked the ultimate Green Lama exploit penned by creator Kendell Foster Crossen writing as Richard Foster. Although Crossen continued his jade-robed hero in comic books and on radio, he never wrote another novelette. But The Lama went out in style, investigating the bizarre circumstances surrounding the slaying of a high-ranking German diplomat––whose face was shaved by his mysterious murderer after death. Working from that baffling clue, The Green Lama follows a trail of blood to a satisfying conclusion, assisted by his surviving circle of followers, which included magician Theodor Harrin and the ever-mysterious Lady from Lhasa, Magga.
James C. Lewis reads the swan song of the strangest pulp superhero ever imagined...Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama Knows!
6 hours - $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs
The best of timeless Pulp now available as cutting edge eBooks, bringing the greatest heroes, awesome action, and two fisted thrills to your eReader! Presenting Pulp Icons such as the Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, Operator #5 as well as wonderfully obscure characters like the Octopus and Doctor Death. Radio Archives brings you the best of yesterday's Pulp today! All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility.
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
Another epic exploit of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Meet the Spider!
by Will Murray
The Web — A Department
Conducted by The Chief
Voices from the Spider fan front.
Book-Length Spider Novel
Hell Rolls on the Highways!
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
It was a battle of vital import, because the Turnpike Pirates were destroying U.S. motor transportation! It was a battle of violence, because trained killers struck swiftly and for huge reward! It was a battle of iron wills, because the Evangelist, new “brain” of the Underworld, had sworn to consign the Spider and his tiny loyal band to the fiery pits of hell — by the power of his weirdly psychic mind alone!
Curtain for the Masked Marksman — An Ed Race Story
by Emile C. Tepperman
The girl’s ensemble was exactly like the clothes worn by the blonde manikin that sent two men to awful death! She tightened her finger on the trigger — unaware that she was about to slay the Masked Marksman — the only man who could save her from Maxime’s special brand of doom!”
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99.
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
The Blood of the Brave — An Editorial
Death Has No Wings — Thrilling Novel of War Skies
by O.B. Myers
Beginning — the greatest adventure of our times! Mr. Myers writes the dramatic sky story of today! — and it is a story that moves across the pages of our living history with the force of a million men! There may be blood on the pages, but you will find it is the Blood of the Brave, and you will think of this novel for long years after you have read it!
The Shadow Of The Swastika — Smashing Novel of War in the Sky
by Darrell Jordan
You have seen it above the Capitals of Europe; it is everywhere that knows the graves of free men and the death of liberty. It is the cold within the Shadow of the Swastika — as cold as the hands of the dead!
No Glory For Nazis — Stirring Novel of Sky Battle
by Daniel Winters
Somewhere, sometime, somehow — the hand of Death must turn, and in its fingers hold the sword of justice. In the far Valhalla of the gallant and the brave — there shall be No Glory for Nazis!
The Vickers Kid — Smashing Air Story
by William Porter
Christy Sheridan pits his guts and his guns against the world!
Wings For Fools — Stirring Air Story
by Hal White
Skybusters! — in the great tradition — and wings for fools!
Soldier Of The Damned — Thrilling Air Story
by Robert Sidney Bowen
Rick Ryan plays a game of his own in the red and lonely sky!
Story Behind The Cover — Special Sky Feature
by Frederick M. Blakeslee
Interesting facts of the modern war!
Air Angles — Special Sky Feature
by Dusty Dowst
The Lafayette Escadrille — and the glory thereof!
The Hot Air Club — A Department
Conducted by Nosedive Ginsburg
Ginsburg speaks his noble but simple mind!
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.
These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this Horror Stories series of eBooks. $3.99.
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Master of Darkness proves that "the weed of crime bears bitter fruit" in chilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson! First, "The Killer" launches a campaign of serial murder until he makes an appointment with death with The Shadow! Then, priceless treasures are moved to secret strongholds for wartime safekeeping, leading to vicious robbery attempts from two gangs of murderous cutthroats in "The Museum Murders". This collector's classic features the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney plus interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
Published by Sanctum Books
The pulp era's most bloodthirsty avenger continues his deadly war against crime in two violent pulp novels by Norvell Page. First, "The Mad Horde" of rabid creatures is unleashed upon mill towns to undermine America's vital steel industry. Then, in "Slaves of the Laughing Death," the fiend of 1000 faces known only as Munro returns for a deadly rematch with the Spider, armed with a deadly weapon that causes victims to laugh until they die! This double novel pulp reprint showcases the classic color covers by Rafael De Soto and 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
Why did a desperate man shave his head before visiting Doc Savage headquarters, only to be struck down, his pulsing brain turned to inert stone? What sinister secret did his strange slaying silence? And how was a lizard-green shadow resembling Medusa branded on Doc’s office wall?
These are only some of the questions confronting the Man of Bronze as he pursues a grisly trail of petrified corpses to post-Prohibition Chicago, whose criminal underworld is being terrorized by a serpent-haired demon engaged in a seemingly senseless slaughter spree whose ultimate target will shake Doc Savage’s men to their core.
Suspects are many, clues baffling. Death and danger lurks everywhere they turn—symbolized by the silhouette of a faceless Gorgon.
From the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the coal fields of Illinois, Doc Savage tracks a phantom fiend the likes of which he has never before hunted. Or is he the one being hunted? Softcover $24.95
Sanctum Books completes its reprinting of all 182 original Doc Savage pulp novels with three hellish thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, the Man of Bronze struggles to prevent the Nazis from obtaining "The Devil's Black Rock," a mysterious force that could change the course of the war! Then, Doc and his aides team with three ghost hunters to destroy "The Pure Evil." Finally, Doc journeys to the gates of Hell and must battle demon-like creatures in order to return "Up from Earth's Center" in his legendary final pulp odyssey! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Edd Cartier and George Rozen and Paul Orban's original interior illustrations, with historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
Sanctum Books presents two espionage thrillers showcasing the cowled superhero written by Norman A. Daniels! First, with the outbreak of World War II, foreign spies flood the United States to challenge the Nemesis of Crime in "The Black Bat's Spy Trail," edited by future Batman editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff! Then, a rogue Nazi agent offers former District Attorney Tony Quinn a deal he can't refuse in "Captains of Death." Plus, The Mask returns in a rare 1940 illustrated classic from Nedor's Exciting Comics #3. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
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