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 Post subject: The Mummers-Old radio show
PostPosted: Jan Sun 11, 2009 7:46 am 
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Father-in-law recalls an old radio show called the Mummers. I have searched in vain for anything on this show. Does anyone know of where I might find this show?

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Are you referring to the Hermit's Cave, 1940s horror show originating from Detroit?


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I don't know. He called the show "The Mummers". I myself haven't any knowledge of the show. Can you clarify about the Hermits Cage? Was there some reference connecting it to the mummers?

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I mention the show because Mummers were mentioned in the title, something to the effect of the Mummers in the Little Theater of the Air". Perhaps the Mummers were the acting group in the station.


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Thanks Cliff,

I did a check of the Hermits Cave and that was exactly what he was describing. He said it was sponsered by Alga coal also.

Good job,

Keith


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There's maybe 30 or a bit less of the Hermit's Cave known. There's also the much rarer and more obscure L.A. version. I like the Detroit version best.


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Cliff,

I found only two shows at http://www.archive.org. Where can I find these other 30- shows?

Keith


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There is http://www.audio-classics.com/welcome.html , and eBay http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dl ... category0= . Radio Spirits produced a set (Cassettes) that pops up on eBay from time to time. Also OTRCat.com 34 shows, but MP3 http://www.otrcat.com/hermitscave-p-1381.html


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Thanks everyone.
I will make the father-in-law happy to hear them again.

Keith


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PostPosted: Jan Tue 13, 2009 10:47 am 
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Keith,

I can send you some show's if you would like. Some have the Coal commercial you mentioned.

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There are 25 shows here in real audio format:

http://www.otr.net/?p=herm

If you don't have RealPlayer you can get Real Alternative 1.90 here:

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/rea ... native.htm

The download includes Media Player Classic. It looks like the old version of Windows Media Player.


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It's always been a goal of mine to find an ET of the Detroit version - they're on World transcriptions, and probably, if any ever turn up, Detroit linechecks. I found the much rarer L.A. version, but it isn't nearly as cool.

The Radio Spirits set is ok. It peeved me that whomever transferred them didn't bother to relay the World program numbers, though.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mummers-Old radio show
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Keith (if you're still on here),

Just seeing your query and string from 4 yrs ago as I was searching for this same series. Looks like Cliff found it. I'd like to get these too. I'm here with my sister and mother and my mother, now 87, remembers this show too and talked about it for years. She heard it in Ashland, OH when she was 12-14 maybe (on an American Bosch stand-up radio I believe she said). She said it was terriifying and still recites the opening to this day. Heard a clip on another site and I have to agree, it sounds really spooky and back then in a dark room, I think I'd have really enjoyed it too. She also liked the Shadow. Wondered about this for years so great to get your detail Cliff. Thank you. - Jim L.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mummers-Old radio show
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My mother, Jan, was one of the Mummers and was heard frequently on the Hermit's Cave. Once it "caught on", and went to the network, the program moved from the studios of WJR in Detroit to the West Coast with an all new cast.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mummers-Old radio show
PostPosted: Feb Tue 12, 2013 6:58 am 
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Still here Jim.....
Downloaded several of the shows for my father-in-law thanks to Cliff and the site he suggested.

Need to sit down and find time to listened to them myself.

Keith


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 Post subject: Re: The Mummers-Old radio show
PostPosted: Mar Thu 14, 2013 10:49 pm 
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I have scans of an Olga Cola booklet promoting the Hermit, also several cast pictures. Booklet scan is a bit over 6Mb. P.M. if you have any interest.


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