There are so many facets to the world of Old Time Radio, it is hard to know where to start enjoying it. The truth is there is so much to enjoy in OTR, it is easy to imagine that almost anything you pick out will delight you. But that still leaves you with the difficult… Continue reading Recommended Series For First Time OTR Listeners
On July 22, Â we celebrate the anniversary of one of Old Time Radio’s greatest treasures, Suspense. Soon fans will argue that the anniversary is actually June 17, 1942. That is when the fully developed program launched as a weekly series. However, that night in July of 1940 was the first time the public heard a… Continue reading July 22: 73rd Anniversary of Suspense on the Radio…
On May 25, 2013, we celebrate the 70th anniversary of one of Old Time Radio’s truly magnificent treasures. One that evening in 1943, CBS’s “Outstanding Theater of Thrills”, radio’s Suspense!, presented for the first time the chilling tale “Sorry, Wrong Number”. Lucille Fletcher, one of the female mystery writers who dominated the genre, wrote the… Continue reading 70th Anniversary of “Sorry, Wrong Number”
If one thing could be said about John Dickson Carr it was his love for England. It was prevalent in the mysteries he created, because the â€œblessed plot, this earth, this realmâ€ of his writings was England. His character detectives had to use the logic of the English mind to solve the riddle set before… Continue reading John Dickson Carr Radio Plays
Fifty Years ago on this date, old time radio symbolically ended its reign as the primary source of entertainment in American homes. On September 30, 1962 the final broadcast of SuspenseÂ and Yours Truly Johnny DollarÂ went over the air for the final time. Â Click here to learn more about the end of the old time radio… Continue reading Sept 30, 2012: 50th Anniversary of the End of Old Time Radio
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 pin-up girl, a pioneer in television acting and production, and the first woman to head… Continue reading Redhead On Suspense!