Category Archives: McCarthyism

Murder By Experts: Origins of a Classic Old Time Radio Show

Murder By Experts was a commercial. By itself, that is not a bad thing. After all, radio itself was built as a means of marketing. The empires of the huge networks were based on selling things. So the last thing … Continue reading

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“I Was a Communist for the FBI” Radio Show Broadcast 58 Years Ago Today

The series capitalized on America’s Second Red Scare and the era of McCarthyism. In many ways the series reflected the Film Noir genre of Detective movies; the radio show was actually a takeoff on a film of the same name. … Continue reading

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Dana Andrews, Part II

The sub-title to Dana Andrews‘ biography (written by James McKay) is The Face of Noir. Not only did he play in many B-grade Film Noir thrillers, but much of his radio work falls into the category for “Radio Noir.” He … Continue reading

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