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January 22, 2021
 
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Old Time Radio
Volume 17
 
 
“This is the Man in Black, here to introduce this weekly half-hour of...Suspense!”
 
Suspense, in many ways, is one of the only ‘perfect storms’ from Radio’s Golden Age. Thanks largely to the guiding hand of producer William Spier, the program grew into the ideal marriage of fantastic storytelling, top talent, amazing production values, and even stunning music and sound effects.
 
A man of both taste and ambition, William Spier began his tenure with Suspense by gathering his cast and crew together and giving them the word that, from now on, they would all play an intrinsic part in the creation of each show. As with any sustained show, budgets were tight - but this didn’t mean that the people Spier had to work with didn’t have talents and abilities far greater than they had usually been given the chance to display.
 
Spier called upon musical director Bernard Hermann and, later, Lucien Moraweck to not only write and conduct cues for each show, but asked that their music play a role in each drama - almost as if it were another character. Sound effects man Berne Surrey, who was used to being giving a list of the necessary effects for each show just a few hours before the broadcast, now found himself working side by side with Spier to plot out where the various sounds would be most effective and just what they should be.
 
Spier expected nothing less than perfection from his actors, young but widely experienced radio hands such as Roger De Koven, Hans Conreid, Alice Frost, Helen Lewis, Ted Osborne, Frank Readick, Martin Gabel, Ted de Corsia, and Michael Fitzmaurice. He was also willing to risk on-air disaster by often throwing them a curve at the last minute. Spier wanted a tense, edge-of-your-seat kind of show — and the best way to get this, in his opinion, was by keeping his entire cast and crew as tense and on-edge as the audience would be. This is why Suspense grew into the radio powerhouse it became and why fans still thrill to it today.
 
Discover how this program is truly the total package, expertly written stories, top performances from radio’s best actors, quality production values, and enough terror and mystery to make it fun. Suspense, Volume 17 presents ten hours of this radio classic restored to Sparkling audio quality by Radio Archives.
 
10 hours - $19.99 MP3 / $39.98 Audio CDs
 
 
Audiobooks
The Phantom's Greatest Gamble
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 nemesis of crime pits brain and brawn against a Satanic slaughter scheme — battling modern pirates who glean millions in swag as innocent victims walk the plank to doom! Follow the Phantom as the world’s greatest detective uses every skill he has taught himself against Hellish murderers!
 
With the end of his magazine in 1953, The Phantom Detective seemed to drop out of circulation literally and out of the minds of fans. His longest lasting impact actually comes from two conventions within his twenty year run of stories. The only person to know The Phantom Detective’s true identity was Frank Havens. Keeper of this knowledge since the first story, Havens, as publisher of the city’s newspaper, often assisted The Phantom Detective with his cases, even acting as the one requesting his unique help, often at the behest of law enforcement. To summon the masked man, Havens had a red light installed atop the Clarion Building, one that would shine when the Phantom Detective was needed. This is definitely a precursor and most likely the inspiration for a much more famous signal that debuted in comics years later. It isn’t really a leap to connect Batman’s Bat Signal to the Phantom’s Clarion beacon. Two of the editors in the early days of Batman actually cut their teeth editing The Phantom Detective. Another impact, one that was more immediate on some of his Pulp counterparts, like The Spider, was the fact that The Phantom Detective carried a calling card of sorts as an identifier. To prove he was in fact the real Phantom Detective, he would show a badge of platinum fashioned into the shape of a domino mask.
 
The Phantom’s Greatest Gamble was originally published in the January 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 #95 eBook
The Phantom's Greatest Gamble - January 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
The Phantom’s Greatest Gamble
by Robert Wallace
The nemesis of crime pits brain and brawn against a Satanic slaughter scheme — battling modern pirates who glean millions in swag as innocent victims walk the plank to doom! Follow the Phantom as he strives to solve one of the most baffling crime riddles he has ever faced.
 
Tough Witness — Gripping Short Story
by Frank Johnson
With “Butch” Nelson gunning for him, Marshall had to keep on his toes!
 
Throat Trouble — Gripping Short Story
by Allan Douglass
Detective Barrow finds two and two equals five in murder!
 
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.
 
In the late 1930s, the "Golden Age of Science Fiction" began, and Thrilling Wonder Stories played a large part in its explosive growth. It began in 1936, after combining Science Wonder Stories and Air Wonder Stories into a single magazine. Along with its sister publication Startling Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories featured some of the brightest names in science fiction. Edmond Hamilton, who went on to create Captain Future, cut his teeth writing for Thrilling Wonder Stories. Eando Binder, creator of robot Adam Link, was regularly featured in the magazine. Other writers included Frederick Arnold Kummer, Arthur Leo Zagat, Murray Leinster, A.E. van Vogt, James Blish, Ray Bradbury and John W. Campbell. Thrilling Wonder Stories returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
A Complete Short Novel
The Citadel Of Lost Ages
by Leigh Brackett
Out of a past beyond man’s memory, the Numi priests draw from Fenway’s mind the secret of a cave that holds the key to the future!
 
The New Reality — Complete Novelet
by Charles L. Harness
Prentiss struggles to prevent the destruction of a photon
 
Captain Famine — Complete Novelet
by Cleve Cartmill
To the crew, the junking of the “Talisman” was a form of death!
 
The Everlasting Food — Complete Novelet
by Margaret St. Clair
Richard Dekker finds the burden of mortality on Venus a heavy one
 
MacHINERY — Short Story
by Eric Frank Russell
Ackroyd was a live-wire salesman until his accounts were short-circuited
 
The Spark — Short Story
by Mack Reynolds
The High Council of Five takes up the problem of Terra!
 
Chore For A Spaceman — Short Story
by Walt Sheldon
When disaster struck, only Space Steward Harlow knew the answers
 
If You Don’t Watch Out — Short Story
by Frank Belknap Long
Young Tim had to save the Martian explorer from the thrall of the beast
 
Bluff Play — Short Story
by Raymond Z. Gallun
What if an enemy nation reaches the planets ahead of the United States?
 
The Reader Speaks — Feature
by The Editor
 
The Frying Pan — A Fanzine Commentary
 
Science Fiction Book Review — A Department
 
Forecast For Next Issue — Announcements
 
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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Comments From Our Customers!
 
Randall Hartman writes:
Campy fun adventure series. Brian Donlevy is great in his role as an American agent on Dangerous Assignments.
 
Bruce Toews writes:
Radio Archives never disappoints with the quality of its work. The restorations of Philip Marlow are no exception. Right from the beginning you notice the work that has been done. On most circulating recordings, there is considerable microphone popping in the Ps and Ts of the opening monolog. Radio Archives has managed to filter these out for the most part, while not making the recording tinny and artificial-sounding, as is the case with so many companies' efforts at this sort of thing. Long Live Radio Archives.
 
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