Monthly Archives: October 2011

Redhead On Suspense!

We’ve been looking at the way that Suspense! liked to cast actors far away from their type. One of the favorite comedians on Susspense was Lucille Ball. Lucy was many peoples favorite. She was America’s Queen of Comedy, a favored … Continue reading

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Good Night, Norman Corwin

  One of radio’s great artistic voices was silenced today, October 18, 2011 at the age of 101. Norman Corwin is widely regarded as the “Poet Laureate” of Radio. Perhaps no writer since Shakespeare used as much skill crafting the … Continue reading

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Fatal Females in Old Time Radio

If you’ll check the record, the first Femme Fatale was a lady named Eve. Since then, Fatal Females have come in all shapes and sizes. It is fun to list the famous ones: Salome, Jezebel, the Sirens, Delilah, Morgan le … Continue reading

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Contented Listeners Tune into the Carnation Contented Hour

The Carnation Contented Hour debuted at 8:00 p.m. on April 26, 1931. Originally broadcast over the west coast National Broadcasting Company (NBC), the show began to broadcast nationwide in January 1932. Taking its name from the longtime Carnation Milk Company … Continue reading

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