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.
Without Conrad as the lead in Gunsmoke, it’s doubtful if the “adult radio” program would have flourished during its nine-year run on radio. Not only did Conrad bring a sense of doleful gravitas to the role of Marshall Matt Dillon; but he helped Macdonnell and Meston flesh out the supporting characters of Chester Proudfoot, Miss Kitty, and Doc Adams. Still, in order for Gunsmoke to successfully work as radio’s first truly “adult” Western, it needed far more than just a talented cast, great writers, and a terrific sound crew. It needed CBS’s willingness to forego sponsorship until the program either flourished or floundered. And with CBS Chairman George Paley riding shotgun, Gunsmoke was given the time it needed to thrive.
CBS Radio knew it had a winner with the Gunsmoke radio show, but, because network radio entertainment was in slow a decline, the CBS Radio sales department was unable to secure a sponsor for it. On July 5, 1954, Liggett and Myers, manufacturers of L & M Cigarettes, came on board. Prior to this time, CBS was sustaining the program at its own expense. With the addition of a sponsor, Gunsmoke had a much needed financial shot in the arm.
Listen to the Sparkling Audio Quality in Radio Archives restoration of Gunsmoke, Volume 7.
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What will you find in the Nostalgia Ventures store?
All of the Nostalgia Ventures sets, most not available for several years. These sets will be offered for the first time ever in a Digital Download format. (Coming Soon)
The line of Nostalgia Ventures DVDs.
Three of Nostalgia Ventures Audio CD sets will be available until all of the inventory is sold. These will not be republished as Audio CDs but will be available as Downloads.
We are expanding the Nostalgia Ventures product line with new exciting products.
These are being offered as MP3 digital downloads and are priced at 49 cents for half hour shows, 24 cents for quarter hour shows, etc. Wavfiles are available upon request.
Old Time Radio Shows We have tens of thousands of 16" transcription discs and low generation reels that have shows that will never be made into Radio Archives sets. We are excited to offer them here. The shows are processed with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older recordings. We expect them to be the best sounding copies available anywhere.
Music radio shows We have thousands of Music 16" transcription discs that will never be made into Radio Archives sets. These shows will be processed using CEDAR for great sound.
The new releases for this newsletter are:
NV00188 Battle of the Sexes - What Are Cold Hands Supposed to Be a Sign Of Tuesday, October 4, 1938 - 30:00 - NBC - Molle Shaving Cream commercials
NV00353 Biography In Sound - #32 A Portrait of Fred Allen Tuesday, May 29, 1956 - 60:00 - NBC/AFRS - No commercials
NV00199 Call for Music - The first tune is "Heartbreaker" Tuesday, May 11, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC - Philip Morris commercials
NV00200 Call for Music - The first tune is "Toolie Oolie Dooley" Tuesday, May 18, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC - Philip Morris commercials
NV00201 Call for Music - The first tune is "Steppin' Out With My Baby" Tuesday, May 25, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC - Philip Morris commercials
NV00202 Call for Music - The first tune is "Put 'Em In A Box" Tuesday, June 1, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC - Philip Morris commercials
NV00333 Chandu The Magician - #318 Wednesday, May 24, 1933 - 15:00 - Earnshaw syndication - No commercials
NV00334 Chandu The Magician - #320 Friday, May 26, 1933 - 15:00 - Earnshaw syndication - No commercials
NV00335 Chandu The Magician - #321 Monday, May 29, 1933 - 15:00 - Earnshaw syndication - No commercials
NV00336 Chandu The Magician - #322 Tuesday, May 30, 1933 - 15:00 - Earnshaw syndication - No commercials
NV00240 Four Star Playhouse - The Hunted Sunday, August 14, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC - Sustaining, no commercials
NV00241 Four Star Playhouse - The Incredible Anna Lee Sunday, August 21, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC - Sustaining, no commercials
NV00352 Here Comes McBride - Audition Show Thursday, May 19, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC - No commercials
NV00253 Hollywood Hotel - One In A Million Friday, December 18, 1936 - 60:00 - CBS - Campbell's Soup commercials
NV00258 Joan Davis Time - Sam Spade Guest Howard Duff Saturday, January 24, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS - Sustaining, no commercials
NV00266 Kiss and Make Up - Milton Berle as the Chief Judge Monday, July 15, 1946 - 30:00 - CBS - Sustaining, no commercials
NV00284 Mark Trail - The Wings of the Vampire Wednesday, October 18, 1950 - 30:00 - Mutual - Kellogg's Corn Flakes commercials
NV00289 My Little Margie - Margie Thinks Her Father Has Only Thirty Days to Live Sunday, December 12, 1954 - 30:00 - CBS - Phillip Morris Cigarettes commercials
NV00310 Tailspin Tommy - First show of the series Friday, September 5, 1941 - 30:00 - CBS - Sustaining, no commercials
NV00186 The ABC Radio Workshop - The Martian Chronicles Friday, September 11, 1953 - 30:00 - ABC - Sustaining, no commercials
NV00354 The Adventures of Johnny Lujack - Audition Show "The Statue of Liberty Play" Tuesday, May 10, 1949 - 30:00 - Mutual - E J Brach commercials
NV00315 The Big Time - Dixie Friday, August 22, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS - Sustaining, no commercials
NV00213 The Chicago Theatre of the Air - The Gypsy Princess Saturday, May 6, 1950 - 60:00 - Mutual - Sustaining, no commercials
NV00215 The Danny Kaye Show - Electric Milking Machine Saturday, January 20, 1945 - 30:00 - CBS - Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer commercials
NV00216 The Danny Kaye Show - Flying to Washington DC Saturday, January 27, 1945 - 30:00 - CBS - Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer commercials
NV00225 The Doris Day Show - Nobody's Sweetheart - Guests Donald O'Connor & Liberace Friday, May 2, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS - Sustaining, no commercials
NV00226 The Doris Day Show - It's A Lovely Day Today - Guests Gordon MacRae & Mary Wickes Friday, May 9, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS - Sustaining, no commercials
NV00237 The Eternal Light - #15 The Life Of Solomon Schecter Sunday, January 14, 1945 - 30:00 - NBC - Sustaining, no commercials
NV00245 The Ginny Simms Show - Guest Eddie Cantor Friday, January 4, 1946 - 30:00 - CBS - Borden's commercials
NV00244 The Ginny Simms Show - Guest Frank Sinatra Tuesday, December 28, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS - Borden's commercials
NV00256 The Hotpoint Holiday Hour - The Man Who Came To Dinner Sunday, December 25, 1949 - 60:00 - CBS - Hotpoint commercials
NV00257 The Hour Of Charm - Christmas Program Monday, December 24, 1945 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS - No commercials
NV00307 The Saturday Night Swing Club - First Anniversary Part 1 of 2 Saturday, June 12, 1937 - 45:00 - CBS - Sustaining, no commercials
NV00308 The Saturday Night Swing Club - First Anniversary Part 2 of 2 Saturday, June 12, 1937 - 45:00 - CBS - Sustaining, no commercials
NV00320 True or False - Male Postal Clerks Versus Women of the League of Women Voters Monday, September 12, 1938 - 30:00 - NBC - Williams Shave Cream commercials
NV00321 Welcome Back Baseball - Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, and Ralph Kiner Saturday, April 15, 1950 - 30:00 - NBC - Wheaties commercials
NV00326 You Bet Your Life - The secret word is House - The first contestant is Carol Webster Saturday, April 27, 1957 - 30:00 - Syndicated - DeSoto-Plymouth commercials
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The Golden Ghoul
by G. T. Fleming-Roberts writing as Brant House
Operating out of the supposedly haunted Montgomery Mansion, Secret Agent “X” ventures forth in a bewildering array of false identities to infiltrate the darkest underbellies of the Underworld—and destroy it from within. The only clue to his true identity is his haunting whistle…..
Secret Agent “X”s far-flung, crime-crushing organization brought him whisperings of a fiend who meted out a death worse than death––a monster who called himself the Ghoul, for this Ghoul made men living prisoners in an amber colored shroud of their own dead flesh. And even Secret Agent “X,” the man of a thousand disguises, a thousand surprises, was checkmated when he pried into the Ghoul’s palace of pain.
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.
Although Paul Chadwick created Secret Agent “X”, G. T. Fleming-Roberts contributed the most stories to the character’s canon. Fleming-Roberts also contributed to other series. Most notably, Diamondstone the Magician and the Green Ghost were crime solvers of a sort that Fleming-Roberts enjoyed creating; magician detectives. This interest in slightly different crime tales probably contributed a great deal to Fleming-Roberts’ work on Secret Agent “X”.
Walking a fine line between Government Agent and masked vigilante, Secret Agent “X” almost demanded villains more extreme than he was. Street level crime was not what the likes of Doctor Marko, The Ghoul, Thoth, and Madam Death practiced. They brought mass murder and hysteria and only a figure such as Secret Agent “X” could stand up to them.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of The Golden Ghoul, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, July 1935 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
Outlaws of the Moon
by Edmond Hamilton
Read by Milton Bagby
Curt Newton leads his valiant band of Futuremen in the thrilling campaign to preserve a priceless Lunar heritage!
From the pages of classic Pulp, Captain Future flies into action, displaying the most exciting aspects of Science Fiction. Although modeled to a degree after Doc Savage, Captain Future is also the ultimate space opera hero. Coming complete with not only a tragic, yet inspiring origin story driving him into defending interstellar justice, everyone and everything Curt Newton encounters is colorful, vibrant, and over the top, definite trademarks of the best space opera.
Although an orphan, Curtis Newton’s parents left him with gifts that would most definitely lead to him becoming Captain Future, the superman of the spaceways. His mother, Elaine, provided him with his mission, to become the protector of the solar system, to fight for justice wherever it may take him. Roger, his father, not only passed on incredible genius and scientific skills, but he provided him with three caregivers that would grow to be the greatest team a space faring hero could have - The Futuremen!
The Futuremen all have their origins in the Moon Laboratory that is both home and headquarters to Captain Future. Referred to as a ‘citadel of science’, the Moon Laboratory is designed in a circular fashion and contains quarters for the Futuremen, even though not all of them, such as Grag, actually require rest. A reference library containing the vast knowledge of the universe, the Brain’s personal lab, a large room that serves as both workspace and social area with a glassite window as ceiling, and many other rooms make up the Moon Laboratory, definitely the perfect place for an interplanetary hero to call his own.
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Spring 1942 issue of Captain Future magazine, “Outlaws of the Moon” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.
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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.
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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Knight of Darkness enlists a canine sleuth to ferret out hidden crime in one of Walter Gibson's greatest novels and its never-before-reprinted sequel. First, The Shadow's investigation of a bizarre series of murders by remote control leads to the mysterious mastermind hiding within the sinister house of "Mox." Then, the Dark Avenger returns to Mox's "Crime County" after its legendary lawman is wrongly imprisoned! Plus, a lost thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! Double Novel Reprint $14.95
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Handmade Alibi by Amelia Reynolds Long
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During radio's "Golden Age", most programs were aired live, rather than prerecorded. Luckily, many were recorded while they were being broadcast — sometimes so a sponsor, a producer, a director, or a performer could listen to them later, other times for legal purposes. Most were recorded onto 16" records, called electrical transcriptions or Transcription Discs. With the introduction of audio tape in the 1950s, transcriptions gradually became a thing of the past, with many being discarded in large quantities. As a result, with the passing of the years, they have become increasingly rare and hard to find.
Though it does take special equipment to play such a large record, many radio enthusiasts collect them. Some people are interested solely in discs from a favorite series, while others just like to own a few rare and high-quality transcription recordings to frame and hang on their wall.
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