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April 9, 2021
 
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Old Time Radio
Volume 36
 
 
The Great Gildersleeve’s writer in its first year was Leonard L. Levinson. Although he would only be with the show for a year, Levinson set the standard by which the show would develop with his writing style. Moving away from the blowhard braggart that Gildy had been on Fibber McGee and Molly, Levinson worked empathy and compassion into the windbag’s personality. Even though the arguments continued with the likes of Judge Hooker, Levinson expanded Gildersleeve in a way that made him care about those around him, something that would contribute more than anything else to the best episodes.
 
Leonard L. Levinson entered the army in 1942. Sam Moore and John Whedon took over as lead writers and, using the improvements Levinson had made in the character, took both Gildy and Summerfield in even better directions. Even though most of the stories took place within an eight-block radius in Summerfield, Whedon and Moore made the locale authentic simply by recreating a 1940s era small town on the air, replete with patriotism and antics. Both writers also added new characters, like neighbor Bullard, and expanded on existing characters around Gildy, adding to the feel that the people in the show were real and lived just down the street.
 
Over the years, the various writers would transform Gildersleeve from essentially a laugh with legs into an almost real character. His originally abrasive personality was toned down quite a bit. At the start of the series, Gildersleeve owned a girdle manufacturing company in Wistful Vista whose motto was: “If you want a better corset, of course, it’s a Gildersleeve.” He would later become Summerfield’s water commissioner, with all past references to his former business no longer being mentioned.
 
Discover why The Great Gildersleeve is not only considered a great comedy, but also one of the best shows of classic radio in the twelve original broadcasts in this collection, The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 36, complete with Kraft Foods commercials and restored to sparkling digital quality.
 
6 hours - $11.99 MP3 / $23.98 Audio CDs
 
 
Audiobooks
Race Horses of Death
by Robert Wallace
Read by Milton Bagby
 
 
Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
The Phantom Detective hurtles down the stretch when masked killers nose out the Law — battling to keep the forces of crime from taking first, place or show!
 
In 1939, Lawrence Donovan added a cast member to The Phantom Detective stories. Chip Dorlan was initially a carbon copy of other teenaged sidekicks of the era, someone who was there to help sometimes, but also someone else to be saved. Donovan, however, brought an interesting twist with Chip in later stories. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Chip enlists in the Army. Working in intelligence, he is continually mentioned in the stories and even returns for a few tales when the war is over. Although possibly not unique, it was not common for anyone to age in Pulp stories significantly or go through such a striking change as Chip does in the Phantom Detective canon, all a credit to Donovan’s skill and influence on the series.
 
Donovan also gave his stories a bit more of a hard-boiled edge, added a bit more danger to the tales. Although he didn’t alter the formula significantly, Donovan’s contributions to The Phantom Detective seem more mature and the stakes which the characters face feel more real. This in part is due likely to Donovan’s career as a journalist, but also to the fact that at the time he was writing The Phantom Detective, he was well over fifty years old and had lived a life that many would only find in a Pulp magazine. The Phantom Detective had always been written as a street level character, more human and realistic than his Hero Pulp peers. Lawrence Donovan definitely added to that with his own writing style and experience.
 
Race Horses of Death was originally published in the October 1941 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.
 
5 hours - $9.99 MP3 / $19.98 Audio CDs
 
 
Audiobooks
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Phantom Detective #104 eBook
Race Horses of Death - October 1941
 
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.
 
The Phantom Detective! The name alone conjures up action and adventure. From the same publisher that brought you The Black Bat, Captain Danger, The Crimson Mask and The Green Ghost came one of pulpdom's best-known detectives. Scourge of the underworld, The Phantom, as he was called, aided the Law with his sweetheart Muriel Havens. His first adventure was published in February 1933 and they continued for 170 thrilling exploits until the Summer 1953 issue. The Phantom Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Featuring the World’s Greatest Sleuth in
A Full Book-Length Novel
Race Horses of Death
by Robert Wallace
The Phantom Detective hurtles down the stretch when masked killers nose out the Law — battling to keep the forces of crime from taking first, place or show!...
 
Double Trickery — Gripping Short Story
by Lemuel De Bra
Battler Martine plays both ways — but forgets one thing!
 
Blackmail — Gripping Short Story
by R.F. D Preston Grady
The killer held a loaded gun — and a powerful secret!
 
The Phantom Speaks — A Department
 
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.
 
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
 
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.
 
During the science-fiction boom of the 1930s, there were over a dozen pulp magazines dedicated to the subject. Analog, Startling Stories, Amazing Stories, Wonder Stories, Captain Future and Super Science Stories were just a few. In 1939, the pulp magazine publisher of Jungle Stories, and many others, added its own entry into the sci-fi field, Planet Stories. Until it folded in 1955, it published ground-breaking science fiction from some of the genre's brightest stars, including such luminaries as Ray Cummings, Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr., Eando Binder, Leight Bracket, Isaac Asimov, Clifford D. Simak, Henry Kuttner, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, James Blish, A.E. van Vogt, Theodore Sturgeon, Alan E. Nourse and Robert Sheckley. Planet Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
A Smashing Novel Of Space Mutiny
Space-Liner X-87
by Ray Cummings
The X-87 was a red shambles... a horror-ship roaring the far-flung star-ways.
 
Four Novelets Of Lost Worlds.
 
The Forbidden Dream
by Ross Rocklynne
Deep in the brain of fallen Ganymede was a dream of universal cataclysm.
 
Exiles Of The Three Red Moons
by Carl Selwyn
Already Carter could feel the slow Emerald Death of that devil’s planet.
 
The Cosmic Juggernaut
by John Russell Fearn
Valno tampered with Creation’s law to avoid the chaos of a world gone wild.
 
The Dark Swordsmen Of Saturn
by Neil R. Jones
It was revenge that lured Lindquist to the stronghold of Saturn’s dark swordsmen.
 
Three Planet Short Stories
 
Sphere Of The Never-Dead
by Sam Carson
Kenley was slated for the Death-in-Life. Only a cosmic revolt could save him.
 
Star Pirate
by Frederick A. Kummer, Jr.
A cool million in Cerean palladium was tempting bait to that exiled star-pirate.
 
Asteroid H277-Plus
by Harry Walton
Mutiny and murder was the web that Akars spun aboard the doomed Sun-freighter.
 
PS’s Departments
 
Life On Other Planets?
by Edward Podolsky
A stimulating article dealing with the possibility of life on other worlds.
 
The Feature Flash
A glimpse behind the scenes at the authors and artists who set the Planet stage.
 
The Vizigraph
Come one, come all to PS’s forum... The admission price is only a letter.

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.
 
 
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December 1940
 
 
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April 1937
 
 
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December 1941
 
 
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May 1936
 
 
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November 1942
 
 
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October 1941
 
 
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