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 Post subject: Re: Old Radio Programs
PostPosted: Apr Wed 03, 2019 12:07 am 
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"The Voyage of the Scarlet Queen" is one of (if not the best radio serial ever) great serials during the Golden Age of Radio. Howard Duff played the part of Captain Carney in the first episode, but thereafter the role was played by Mr. Radio himself, Elliott Lewis.
And of course William "Bill" Conrad is in the serial not as a regular but can be heard in many of the episodes. :D
Elliott Lewis had the ability to make you believe whatever he said. He had the high energy role as the skipper on this high-adventure series. Lewis was completely convincing as seagoing ship's master Philip Carney-always believable and enthusiastic with his devoted crew.
So let a master captain of drama chart a course to exotic ports of call and thrilling adventures. All you have to do is step aboard The Scarlet Queen.


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 Post subject: Re: Old Radio Programs
PostPosted: Apr Mon 22, 2019 7:16 pm 
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is considered one of the greatest tales of horror to date. George Edwards was one of the most underrated producers of the Golden Age Radio.
George Edwards has earned in Radio History the title of "The Man with a 1000 Voices".

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is just one of over 300 radio series and serials produced by George Edwards (primarily on Australian Radio) over the course of his twenty year career in radio. Telling Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of a man divided, this fifteen minute serial debuted in 1943, running for 52 episodes, and was produced by Edwards, a well-known Australian radio personality. The man behind other Australian series, such as Afloat with Henry Morgan and Adventures of Marco Polo lent not only his production skills to Jekyll and Hyde, but shared his amazing vocal talents as well.
Edwards’ skill to do multiple voices in a single episode definitely fit the needs of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is available in 2 Volumes, and is one of the best serial adventures of the radio era. The intense pacing of each episode as well as the high quality production values and the talented voice acting of George Edwards and the rest of the cast make this a must have for any fan of Classic Radio. I doubt there was ever any Radio Actor during the Golden Age of Radio that could change his voice and play as many different parts in a single production as was the case with George Edwards.
A photo below shows George Edwards with evidently his pet dog in his later years. George Edwards was probably the most versatile actor in the History of Radio.
He passed away in 1953.


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 Post subject: Re: Old Radio Programs
PostPosted: May Sat 18, 2019 8:05 am 
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Andy & Virgnia Manfield in Turn Back the Clock was one of the first narrated recorded music shows on radio.
Andy and Virginia Mansfield had been around radio for most of their lives. Virginia got her start as a dancer and wound up singing with acts like Paul Whiteman and Eddie Albert. She landed a job as a staff singer at WWW, Cincinatti, and eventually moved to Los Angeles to work on KHJ, KFI and KMPC. She worked in vaudeville with her husband Andy, and they were one of the first couples to perform together on television, appearing on the Mutual Don Lee Network in 1937.

The couple is best remembered for NBC's Andy and Virginia and Turn Back The Clock over the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service as noted in the photograph. Turn Back the Clock is thought to be one of the earliest programs to combine recorded music with spoken commentary.

The program featured records, supposedly from the Mansfield's personal collection. Although supposedly a nostalgia act, the show would play just about anything on vinyl, with Virginia introducing the more contemporary tunes and Andy supervising the older hits.

If you like the old hits through the early 1960's with the earlier hits thrown in, this early radio show fits the bill.


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