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July 10, 2020
 
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Old Time Radio
Volume 9
 
Audio Clip

“America's action packed insurance investigator”
 
Bob Bailey was born to play the role of America’s insurance investigator with the action packed expense account. He brought a realistic depth and like-ability to the lead role of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar that had been lacking in earlier versions of the show. Bailey, with his debut on the show in 1955, had an opportunity to stretch his legs in a five day a week adventure. Even though the multipart episodes gave the show a different feel, it held onto its uniqueness even after the switch back to a traditional half hour format in 1956. Bailey’s relate-ability and especially his ownership of the role of Johnny Dollar not only kept fans listening, but continually brought on new listeners. Bailey seemed to become Johnny as soon as the microphone came on and even when he broke character, it was still the world’s favorite insurance investigator talking to the audience.
 
Even though the shows were shorter and now self contained instead of divided into five chapters as they had been for over a year, the producers and Bailey did not hold back on various innovations. In particular, it’s this period of shows that took Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar to a new level, strongly establishing the fact that Johnny’s adventures were real and being performed each week as the radio show itself. Johnny would often hear from people he ran into about listening to him on the radio and would reference the show himself. Show staff, such as director and writer Jack Johnstone, were often name dropped in various episodes and even, at times, made an integral part of the story.
 
This Radio Archives collection features sixteen thirty minute episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar starring Bob Bailey. As you listen to Dollar as he painstakingly pursues each case to its conclusion, note the extensive research that has obviously gone into each script; the action always takes place in real locations, complete with real street names, and landmarks are frequently noted throughout the shows. Local stations that broadcast Johnny Dollar are often mentioned, as well as the actual names of their personnel -- an interesting and amusing way to sustain interest in the show among network radio affiliates that might (or might not) be willing to carry it at all. This added to the concept that the program was really just Johnny’s true adventures being related to listeners each week, a hook that kept fans coming back even after Bailey had left the program.
 
The sound patterns, the musical scores, and the realistic dialog paint such a true audio picture that you can't help being swept into the adventure that each episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar offers. And the performers, including such radio veterans as Virginia Gregg, Lawrence Dobkin, Eleanor Audley, Lurene Tuttle, Harry Bartell, Sam Edwards, Joseph Kearns, Marvin Miller, William Conrad, Jeanette Nolan, and Richard Crenna, demonstrate their diverse talents in a series of realistic and textured characterizations.
 
Long-time fans of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, will find humor, action, and mystery in these sixteen self contained episodes, some of the best of Bailey’s work restored to sparkling audio quality in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Volume 9.
 
8 hours - $11.99 MP3 / $23.98 Audio CDs
 
 
Audiobooks
The Master 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!
 
When the ruthless Secret Six demonstrate their contempt for law, The Phantom is called upon to stem the tide of blood which threatens to engulf a fashionable resort city!
 
The fact that The Phantom Detective Magazine ran essentially for twenty years, allowing for publishing delays and the like, is amazing, making it the longest running Pulp magazine in history. What is just as fascinating, however, is that the lead character rarely, if ever, appeared on the front cover of his own magazine as he was described in his stories.
 
When Pulp fans think of The Phantom Detective, they most likely picture in their minds a handsome man wearing a domino mask in evening clothes and sporting, of all things, a stylish top hat. This image is very deserved, as the editors of The Phantom Detective Magazine decided to portray their lead character in exactly this fashion on the cover of the magazine each and every month, top hat usually included. This was likely done in part to establish a signature look for the character, much like the red scarf and droop brimmed fedora of The Shadow or the fright mask and, yes, also a fedora for the Spider. Even though the editors allowed for various writers to put their own spin on The Phantom Detective, it seems they were aware of a need for a consistent costume for such a character on the covers to perhaps visually appeal to readers, to make sure they were getting the right Hero. And, even though The Phantom Detective never appeared in such a costume within any of his original stories, it would appear that this editorial choice was a good one, as the magazine did indeed run for two decades!
 
‘The Master of Death’ was originally published in the March 1938 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
 
 
Death Is My Destiny
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!
 
The battle guns are silent in the grim, gray dawn of war — and the legions of horror march unopposed over the fallen bodies of their foe... While terror prowls the night skies, and death lurks in ambush behind every cloud, G-8 and his Battle Aces, alone and at bay, face the sky master who is wiping an Empire’s crack fighting men from the face of the earth — without a shot being fired!
 
Readers of Pulp magazines in the late 1920s and throughout the 1930s had a particular fascination for Aviation stories. Not simply the daring exploits of pilots, but particularly fans wanted tales set in an often romanticized version of a war past. World War One became the setting for many stories and series featuring highflying heroes, but many crashed and burn after just a few tales told. But, not G-8 and His Battle Aces. Author Robert J. Hogan wrote the series himself for its entire run of 110 issues.
 
Another interesting note about Hogan’s tenure with G-8 is that he wrote under his own name. Every adventure carried Robert J. Hogan as a byline. Long running series, such as Doc Savage or The Shadow, usually ran under a house name. This made it possible for other writers to step in at times and readers allegedly never be aware of the difference. Hogan, however, hammered out every tale, and this was while he wrote for other pulp magazines and even, for a short time, wrote the novel length The Mysterious Wu Fang stories. At one point, it was believed Robert J. Hogan was writing two million words a year for Pulp magazines.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a destructive nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in Death Is My Destiny. Originally published in the August 1941 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.
 
Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.
 
 
Audiobooks
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Master of Death - March 1938
 
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:
 
A Full Book-Length Novel
The Master Of Death
by Robert Wallace
Taken From The Case-book Of Richard Curtis Van Loan
When the ruthless Secret Six demonstrate their contempt for law, The Phantom is called upon to stem the tide of blood which threatens to engulf a fashionable resort city!
 
Prize Title Contest Story — Gripping Short Story
by Earle Dow
Name this story — And win a cash prize!
 
Simple Arithmetic — Gripping Short Story
by Avin H. Johnston
Bob Barry tackles the grim mystery of Jasper Barrett’s death!
 
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.
 
$3.99
 

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Secret Agent “X” #13 eBook
Devils in Darkness - March 1935
 
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.
 
From 1934 to 1939 America thrilled to the adventures of Secret Agent "X" — the "man of a thousand faces" — as he battled futuristic weapons and mad scientists. The true identity of Secret Agent "X" was never revealed. He used his mastery of disguise to work undercover for the U.S. government. With his aide, newspaper reporter Betty Dale, and his secretive government handler K-9, he battled weird and fantastical threats to America for forty-one amazing issues. Secret Agent "X" returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
A Complete Secret Agent “X” novel
Devils in Darkness
by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Black as night, black as hell itself, the “devil-dark” descended upon a fear-crazed populace! Men and women shrieked in agony beneath the lash of bloody, torturing whips. The mangled bodies of innocent children lay in the street, while human fiends emptied the city of its wealth. And into this chaotic and hideous fog of darkness went Secret Agent “X” to wage a life-and-death battle with unseen criminals!
 
Legacy of Murder
by Edward Parrish Ware
“Satan” Sisk hated all men — hated them to the point of wanting to kill. Alive, he hadn’t the nerve to indulge his murder lust, but before he died, he left a strange legacy of murder.
 
Corpse Number 4 — Complete Novelette
by Steve Fisher
Three o’clock. The third day at sea. Three men on the bridge, and three men below waiting for one to die. A vicious cycle of threes suggested the foreboding evil which was to wreak upon USS Norris a ghastly night of horror.
 
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
 
 
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.
 
Marvel Science Stories! The name alone conjures up visions of science-fiction thrills. When science fiction surged in popularity in the 1930s, Western Fiction Publishing Co., never ones to ignore a trend, jumped into the genre with both feet. Mystery Tales, Detective Mysteries, Marvel Tales and others were all part of their stable of magazine titles. Only five issues were published of Marvel Science Stories beginning with the August 1938 issue. Starting with the December 1939 issue, the title of the magazine changed to Marvel Tales for two issues and took on a "weird menace" slant, then returned to its science fiction roots under the title of Marvel Stories... for another two issues. The April 1941 issue was the final one... until the magazine was revived in late 1950. Marvel Science Stories presents a compelling view of science fiction before it truly hit its stride, written by some of pulp's most seasoned authors. Marvel Science Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Complete Book-Length Novel
Survival
by Arthur J. Burks
What will the rebirth of America be, when one day the military forces of the world combine to devastate to a man the greatest nation the earth has ever known? Arthur J. Burks, one of the leading present-day science-fiction writers, here paints a vast and daring canvas, to envision for you luridly, thrillingly, the United States of the far, far future, the new America!
 
Complete Book-Length Novel
Avengers of Space
by Henry Kuttner
The strangest destiny ever encountered by man awaited Terry Shawn and his Eagle crew — for theirs was the bizarre job of raging through the void to avenge Earth’s destruction by spaceships of another planet!
 
Thrilling Novelette
The Dark Heritage
by Robert O. Kenyon
His glimpse into the time-stream made of Scott Holden a Betrayer, and as such he knew he must save the world from extinction — by destroying all metals and so plunging mankind back into primitive life!
 
Dictator of the Americas — Exciting Short Story
by James Hall
Fiendishly, ruthlessly, that mad Dictator ruled 2503 A, D. America, and his authority lay in the horrible scientific devices he controlled — devices with which John Stone and the lovely green-eyed Aphrodite must cope, or quickly disintegrate to atoms!
 
Through the Time-Radio — Exciting Short Story
by Stanton A. Coblentz
In the 41st century a strange ship manned by highly civilized Eskimos visits the jungle of Manhattan Island to observe through their past-penetrating machine the chilling spectacle of the 20th century civilization!
 
Monsters of the Mountain — Exciting Short Story
by Leon Byrne
What ghastly scientific knowledge was that jealousy-maddened fiend using to create monstrous animals which threatened a beautiful girl and myself with the crudest of deaths?
 
This Month’s Cover
Norman Saunders, well-known cover artist, pictures a thrilling scene on the planet Mars from Henry Kuttner’s feature novel. Avengers of Space.
 
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.

 

 Bargain Basement
 
14 Books with 28 full length novels of Doc Savage and The Shadow.
 
These 14 Double Novel Pulp reprints retail for $12.95 each. This $181.30 Bargain Pack has never been offered at a lower price. These are brand new copies, direct from the publisher Nostalgia Ventures, and are in mint condition, still in the original boxes from the printer. Only $28.00.
 
There are also 4 Spider and 1 Doc Savage pulp reprints remaining in the Bargain Basement. They are priced at $2.00 per issue. These are brand new copies and will be offered until the virus is gone or the limited quantities are sold out.
 
 
 
 

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