On the Air

A comprehensive reference of the radio shows of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s has entries arranged in alphabetical order and includes each show's history, timeslot, network, advertisers, cast members, and much more. UP.

Author: John Dunning

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195076788

Category: Performing Arts

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A comprehensive reference of the radio shows of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s has entries arranged in alphabetical order and includes each show's history, timeslot, network, advertisers, cast members, and much more. UP.
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The A to Z of Old Time Radio

Most of the journals, weekly and monthly magazines, and annual publications
devoted to radio are not listed because they are ... Although difficult to find, these
sources sometimes are available in large public libraries and from dealers who
specialize in old-time radio (OTR) materials. ... and Encourage Radio Drama,
Variety, and Comedy, Van Nuys, CA 91.409), The Illustrated Press (The Old Time
Radio ...

Author: Robert C. Reinehr

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461672074

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 330

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The A to Z of Old Time Radio provides essential facts and information on the Golden Age of Radio. This is accomplished through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the radio networks, programs, directors, producers, writers, actors, radio series, and radio stations. Entries on your favorite shows—The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, Dragnet, and Suspense—and actors—Bob Hope, George Burns, Gracie Allen, and Edgar Bergen—will have you jumping from one entry to the next as you relive old favorites and discover hidden treasures from the Golden Age of Radio.
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Historical Dictionary of Old Time Radio

One of the leading scriptwriters of radio dramas, Morse began his career at NBC
in 1929 and was the creator of two of the best-remembered programs of old-time
radio: One Man's Family and I Love a Mystery. From 1922 to 1929, he wrote for ...

Author: Jon D. Swartz

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810864221

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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The term Old Time Radio refers to the relatively brief period from 1926, when the National Broadcasting Company first began network broadcasting, until approximately 1960, when television became the dominant communication medium in the United States. During this time, radio was as popular and ubiquitous as television is today. It was amazingly varied in the types of programming it offered; many characters and programs were so popular that virtually everyone was familiar with them. Even today, recorded versions of these programs are still extremely popular and widely available, both from commercial outlets and from hobbyists. Behind the production of these programs was a complex technological and financial infrastructure that had to be developed virtually from scratch in a world unaccustomed to the rapid communication and technological marvels that we take for granted today. The Historical Dictionary of Old Time Radio provides essential facts and information on the Golden Age of Radio. This is accomplished through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the radio networks, programs, directors, producers, writers, actors, radio series, and radio stations. Entries on your favorite shows_The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, Dragnet, and Suspense_and actors_Bob Hope, George Burns, Gracie Allen, and Edgar Bergen_will have you jumping from one entry to the next as you relive old favorites and discover hidden treasures from the Golden Age of Radio.
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Radio Drama and Comedy Writers 1928 1962

Interestingly, however, the most overlooked contributors to the Golden Age of
radio drama—commonly known as old-time radio—are surely the scriptwriters,
without whom the early airwaves would have been little more than crudely
adapted ...

Author: Ryan Ellett

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476629803

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 237

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 More than 700 uncredited scriptwriters who created the memorable characters and thrilling stories of radio’s Golden Age receive due recognition in this reference work. For some, radio was a stepping stone on the way to greater achievements in film or television, on the stage or in literature. For others, it was the culmination of a life spent writing newspaper copy. Established authors dabbled in radio as a new medium, while working writers saw it as another opportunity to earn a paycheck. When these men and women came to broadcasting, they crafted a body of work still appreciated by modern listeners.
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The Old time Radio Book

CURTAIN GOING UP Many radio programs offered plays of high quality , created
by writers well - schooled in radio drama and acted by seasoned professionals .
This quiz offers questions revolving about prime - time radio drama . 1 .

Author: Ted Sennett

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112177923

Category: Radio broadcasting

Page: 160

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Radio Drama

This book includes more than 300 program logs (many appearing in print for the first time) drawn from newspapers, script files in broadcast museums, records from NBC, ABC and CBS, and the personal records of series directors.

Author: Martin Grams, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786438711

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 584

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The free-standing radios of the middle decades of the 20th century were invitingly rotund and proudly displayed--nothing like today's skinny televisions hidden inside "entertainment centers." Radios were the hub of the family's after-dinner activities, and children and adults gorged themselves on western-adventure series like "The Lone Ranger," police dramas such as "Calling All Cars," and the varied offerings of "The Cavalcade of America." Shows often aired two or three times a week, and many programs were broadcast for more than a decade, comprising hundreds of episodes. This book includes more than 300 program logs (many appearing in print for the first time) drawn from newspapers, script files in broadcast museums, records from NBC, ABC and CBS, and the personal records of series directors. Each entry contains a short broadcast history that includes directors, writers, and actors, and the broadcast dates and airtimes. A comprehensive index rounds out the work.
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The Baby Snooks Scripts

Scripts for: April 22, 1939, Maxwell House coffee time ; January 19, 1939, Maxwell House good news of 1939 ; June 18, 1942, Post Toasties time ; January 5, 1939, Maxwell House good news of 1939 ; July 3, 1941, Maxwell House coffee time ; ...

Author: Phil Rapp

Publisher: Bearmanor Media

ISBN: 1593930577

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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Scripts for: April 22, 1939, Maxwell House coffee time ; January 19, 1939, Maxwell House good news of 1939 ; June 18, 1942, Post Toasties time ; January 5, 1939, Maxwell House good news of 1939 ; July 3, 1941, Maxwell House coffee time ; May 5, 1938, Maxwell House good news of 1938 ; June 26, 1941, Maxwell House coffee time ; January 7, 1943, Maxwell House coffee time ; April 2, 1942, Maxwell House coffee time ; April 2, 1942, Maxwell House coffee time ; March 19, 1939, Screen Guild show.
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Handbook of Old time Radio

--RQ ...the best old-time radio book published since 1976...this is definitely a book all OTR buffs can use... --THE BIG REEL

Author: Jon David Swartz

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026871908

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 806

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Lists more than 2,000 different programs, details of the program's airing, availability, and, where appropriate, story lines. Includes indexes of over 8,000 performers and program titles. ...a good one-stop source for information about Old Time Radio...covers so much information in a single, usable source... --RQ ...the best old-time radio book published since 1976...this is definitely a book all OTR buffs can use... --THE BIG REEL
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Theatre of the Mind

Author: Don Kisner

Publisher: Balance Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781878298300

Category: Radio plays

Page: 166

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Terror on the Air

Horror Radio in America, 1931-1952 Richard J. Hand ... This book exists thanks
to the kindness and patience of some of the greatest authorities on oldtime radio
drama. In particular,Iwould liketo thank Martin Grams,Jr.,and David S.Siegel for ...

Author: Richard J. Hand

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786491841

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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The macabre world of monsters, killers on the loose and revenge from beyond the grave existed not only in the movies, but also on the radio before television’s dominance in American homes. One of many distinct genres born of early broadcasting, terror-inspiring radio thrilled millions. Nearly 80 such programs, many of enduring sophistication, aired every week in the late 1940s. This first full-length study of golden age horror radio focuses on six representative programs, starting with The Witch’s Tale in 1931 and ending with The Mysterious Traveler in 1952. Each chapter is a critically and historically informed study of one series. The book ends with a look at the demise of horror radio and its enduring influence. Photographs are included.
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A Companion to American Gothic

The omnipresence of Gothic audio may have been challenged by the demise of
radio drama in the US from the 1960s onwards, despite some noble attempts to
maintain or revive its fortunes. ... On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio.

Author: Charles L. Crow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118608425

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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A Companion to American Gothic features a collection of original essays that explore America’s gothic literary tradition. The largest collection of essays in the field of American Gothic Contributions from a wide variety of scholars from around the world The most complete coverage of theory, major authors, popular culture and non-print media available
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Radio Drama

For a time , then , the whole cultural - socialcommercial nexus of radio broke
down , and radio underwent a change not only ... It is mainly light , technically
excellent , and makes use of a number of the old - time radio - drama
professionals who ...

Author: Peter Elfed Lewis

Publisher: London ; New York : Longman

ISBN: UOM:39015005378446

Category: Audiodrames - Histoire et critique

Page: 278

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Redefining Adaptation Studies

TEN ENGAGING THE EAR Teaching Radio Drama Adaptations Elke Huwiler
RADIO DRAMA When teaching radio ... Here, students not only think of radio
drama or hoorspel as an exclusively literary genre but also see it as an old-
fashioned, ...

Author: Dennis Cutchins

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810872994

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

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Transcending the literature/film paradigm of typical film adaptation courses, these essays focus on the idea of 'adaptation' and what it means in different socio-political contexts. This volume not only suggests how 'adaptation' might be used in different disciplines but how it might improve the learning experience for teachers and students alike.
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Radio Rides the Range

This is a comprehensive encyclopedia to the more than 100 radio programs portraying the American West, in fact and fiction, heard by generations of listeners from the Great Depression through the Cold War era.

Author: Jack French

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476612546

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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This is a comprehensive encyclopedia to the more than 100 radio programs portraying the American West, in fact and fiction, heard by generations of listeners from the Great Depression through the Cold War era. The book includes both the popular and lesser known series, as well as would-be offerings that never made it past the audition stage. Each entry describes the series, the extent to which it was based on actual facts, the audience it was written for, and its broadcast history. The descriptions also examine how the programs reflected society’s changing social and cultural attitudes towards racial and ethnic minorities and the role of women. The availability of surviving audio copies and original scripts is noted. An extensive bibliography and several appendices provide additional sources of information about Western programming during the Golden Age of Radio.
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Radio Mystery and Adventure and Its Appearances in Film Television and Other Media

I owe a great deal to everyone who worked in the world of "old time radio" or who
only listened and imagined, and joined ... Roy Rogers, Lee Sapiro, Richard
Seiverling; Sperdvac (Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Radio
Drama, ...

Author: Jim Harmon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786485086

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 302

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From the 1920s to the 1950s, radio was the entertainment source for millions. Two of the primary themes of radio serials were mysteries and adventure. This is a detailed analysis of the important programs in these genres—Jack Armstrong, The Green Hornet, Sergeant Preston, Tom Mix, and more. Each entry includes type of series, broadcast days, air dates, sponsors, network, cast and production credits, and a comprehensive essay. When, as often happened, the series landed in other media, that is examined as well.
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Common Core State Standards for Grade 6

(RL.6.3, W.6.3, SL.6.5, SL.6.6) • Cooperative Learning—Listen to several radio
shows that can be downloaded free at www.oldtimeradiofans.com. Working in a
small group, rewrite a story or drama into separate episodes that would be similar
 ...

Author: Michelle Manville

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475810165

Category: Education

Page: 146

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Common Core State Standards for Grade 6: Language Arts Instructional Strategies and Activities is designed to help teachers address Common Core standards using research-based, effective instructional strategies in combination with ready-to-use activities.
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Knowledge Industry Report

OLD - TIME RADIO DRAMA RIDES AGAIN In a reversal of all the programming
trends of the past 25 years , drama is back on radio . A company called
Hollywood Radio Theater ( Encino , Calif . ) is producing and syndicating original
mysteries ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112048450321

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Words on Cassette

Natl Recrd Co . Ellery Queen . 1 cass . ( Old Time Radio Classic Singles Ser . ) . (
Running Time : 60 min . ) ... More New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : Original
Radio Drama . 1 cass , Vol . 1 . ( Running Time : 1 hr . ) . 1997 . 9 . 95 ( 1 - 56100
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064549408

Category: Audiobooks

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Let s Pretend

A good selection of dealers in old - time radio tapes , most of whom include “ Let '
s Pretend ” in their wares , is found in the ... the acronym stands for the Society to
Preserve and Encourage Radio Drama , Variety and Comedy , Box 7177 , Van ...

Author: Arthur Anderson

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015032577994

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

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For 24 years Let's Pretend was the most widely heard children's radio program. The author, a member of the cast from 1936 until the show ended in 1954, provides an insider's view of how the show was done and the personalities behind it. The careers of many of the child actors and the adults who worked with them, the process of live radio, and the behind-the-scenes activities of the network and sponsors are all covered. Also recalled are the golden days of radio when shows such as Let's Pretend were in their heyday.
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