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Re: OTRR Curated Collections

Gordon Johansen
 

Since I know Larry would want this to be perfect, I'll just mention that the first show has a spelling mistake that shows up above the player that pops up when you click the title.

Unwritten Law
The Case of the Ladies Diretory

Thanks a lot for this Larry. It looks great.

Gord

Paul Kornman via groups.io wrote on 11/14/20 3:41 AM:

Larry Maupin has researched a set of episodes called "Dramatizations of Famous Murder Cases, Trials and Unsolved Mysteries on Radio Programs".
This set has been become OTRR's first Curated Collection: https://www.otrr.org/OTRRLibrary/curated/curated001.html
Let us know what you think of the specific set as well as the idea of member-generated curated sets.


Re: OTRR Curated Collections

Gordon Johansen
 

I'm not sure if you can download it but clicking the title will play it.

Gord

jackies@tularosa.net via groups.io wrote on 11/14/20 2:57 PM:

I could not find a way to download the set. Has anyone else had this
problem?

Thanks for the help.

Jackie Schlageter





Larry Maupin has researched a set of episodes called "Dramatizations of
Famous Murder Cases, Trials and Unsolved Mysteries on Radio Programs".
This set has been become OTRR's first Curated Collection:
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.otrr.org%2FOTRRLibrary%2Fcurated%2Fcurated001.html&;amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Cfd37bd10b3884671e50408d888e84461%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637409878436260152%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=vD%2FsxLGGe3cWjcEr7o%2FueqEthWrGQkkICfMGkXe86FQ%3D&reserved=0
Let us know what you think of the specific set as well as the idea of
member-generated curated sets.









Re: Need Volunteers with reel to reel decks for a potential large reel purchase

barry nadler
 

I will donate money via PayPal to help this effort. Please send me an email address for this. 

I wish you the best with this. I don’t have any hardware to help with. 


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Saturday, November 14, 2020, 6:10 AM, Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

My understanding is that this is similar to the Hehn collection that we are working on now.

There is a portion of the reels that are vintage from a collector in the 1960s that may have been digitized as they appeared in other collections over the years. But this is a chance to use our modern tools to transfer these recordings from disc or very early generation using modern tools.

There are other parts of the collection that are from the newer era of reels (late 1970s, 1980s) that are early generation that can replace many of the bulk digitizations that were done in the 1990s.

Throughout the collections that are older, there are many recordings that have fallen out of circulation because of sound quality that can now be adjusted when they could not be fixed before (prior to our digital tools) or because the collectors who had them stopped trading (because of interest or their passing away or their trading contacts doing the same).

There will be much in these reels that is already out -- which is why Tom B acquired them years ago as backup -- but this is a clean slate of opportunity for many of the recordings.

This is why acquiring this collection has to be carefully done and it must be realized that there may not be many new or rare recordings. But now they can be digitized in better formats (FLAC vs mp3) from good recordings with better processing. This could be a step forward in sound quality for hundreds and hundreds of programs.

This is a risk -- financially and workwise -- which is why acquiring it as a group is wiser than as an individual to disperse the risk and the tasks.

I've been encouraged by the groundswell of work being done on the Hehn collection (which was obtained basically for transportation and storage costs). The Hehn collection had the bonus of a lot of hard copy items, such as scripts and OTR fanzines that have not been seen for decades. This purchase from Tom B is somewhat different, but there is a portion of it that is from the Hehn time period -- in fact, the catalog of that collector -- Stan Falk -- is in Hehn's papers and there are reels that he got from him on 1200' tape at 7.5ips -- the standard for the time. They are disc dubs and they sound great, even better with digital processing!

Yes it is risky, as I know that in my Suspense work that sometimes I get less than a 1 in 10 hit of an improvement in sound or a different format, but it is an opportunity for other series that have not gotten this much attention.

I have volunteered transfer and processing time for this acquisition if it is made.

There is another factor -- we need to get more volunteers involved and to develop their skills in transferring audio. Reel decks are getting harder to find, and if more people can make efforts to find them, even in their neighborhoods from families who have just stored them away, it can create many more hands to make lighter work.

I'm skeptical of managing the physical size of the purchase, but it can be done with the right planning and the right recruitment.




--

--
Marc Olayne


Re: OTRR Curated Collections

jackies@tularosa.net
 

I could not find a way to download the set. Has anyone else had this
problem?

Thanks for the help.

Jackie Schlageter





Larry Maupin has researched a set of episodes called "Dramatizations of

Famous Murder Cases, Trials and Unsolved Mysteries on Radio Programs".
This set has been become OTRR's first Curated Collection:
https://www.otrr.org/OTRRLibrary/curated/curated001.html
Let us know what you think of the specific set as well as the idea of
member-generated curated sets.






Re: OTRR Curated Collections

David Oxford
 

Dan

I’ll try calling Tom at Radioarchives and ask about tape stock.

David



On Nov 14, 2020, at 09:37, Dan via groups.io <danwitkoske@...> wrote:

I have the decks and means to transfer

My one concern is the era mentioned (1980s-1990's) per the tape stock. As we know Towards the end of the 70s, thru the 80s and into the 90s, alot of the tape stock suffered from Stick Shed Syndrome. This would require baking each tape which in a lot this size will require extra time to dub.
 Is there a way to find out what brand and tape stock number these tapes are (ie: Ampex 607) to get a better idea what we have to work with?

--
Happy Radio Trails!
Dan


Re: OTRR Curated Collections

Larry Maupin
 

Thank you Ryan.  When Paul posted a message inviting members to try their hand at curating a collection I was immediately interested.  Working on the first one was a learning experience, and I had to delete several episodes that I had already digitized due to poor sound quality or because I decided that the content was not very interesting.  But after I finished my part I sent everything to Paul, who completed the process and now the collection is in the library, all dressed up with an attractive design and format and ready for listeners.

I did notice that the episodes must be listened to in sequence, or at least that was my experience when I clicked on Paul's link this morning and took a test drive.  Perhaps we should add a message so that browsers will not be discouraged if, for example, they try to listen to a Crime Classics episode first and find that they cannot.  Or maybe Paul can adjust the settings so that any program can be heard by just clicking on it.

I encourage other members to curate a collection of their own.  It does not have to be a large one, just something with a common theme involving episodes that you love and would like to share with the world.  They may already have been digitized and may already be in the OTRR Library collection.  What matters is the arrangement of shows into a unique grouping that will differentiate the collection from others and appeal to the imagination of potential listeners.

I am already working on another such project.  If anyone wants to curate a collection and would like to benefit from my experience in doing the first one, just send me a message and I promise to reply promptly.

Thanks again Ryan for all the support and encouragement you give to everyone in the group.

Larry

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From: "Ryan Ellett via groups.io"
To: "main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Saturday November 14 2020 8:54:38AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] OTRR Curated Collections

Congratulations, Larry! I know you've been working very hard on this new curated set idea for most of the year.
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


The Old Time Radio Researchers
"Saving the Past for the Future"

www.OTRR.org
www.OTRRLibrary.org



On Saturday, November 14, 2020, 04:41:13 AM CST, Paul Kornman via groups.io <pkornman@...> wrote:


Larry Maupin has researched a set of episodes called "Dramatizations of Famous Murder Cases, Trials and Unsolved Mysteries on Radio Programs".
This set has been become OTRR's first Curated Collection: https://www.otrr.org/OTRRLibrary/curated/curated001.html
Let us know what you think of the specific set as well as the idea of member-generated curated sets.

--
Larry Maupin


Re: OTRR Curated Collections

Dan
 

I have the decks and means to transfer

My one concern is the era mentioned (1980s-1990's) per the tape stock. As we know Towards the end of the 70s, thru the 80s and into the 90s, alot of the tape stock suffered from Stick Shed Syndrome. This would require baking each tape which in a lot this size will require extra time to dub.
 Is there a way to find out what brand and tape stock number these tapes are (ie: Ampex 607) to get a better idea what we have to work with?

--
Happy Radio Trails!
Dan


Re: OTRR Curated Collections

Ryan Ellett
 

Congratulations, Larry! I know you've been working very hard on this new curated set idea for most of the year.
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


The Old Time Radio Researchers
"Saving the Past for the Future"

www.OTRR.org
www.OTRRLibrary.org



On Saturday, November 14, 2020, 04:41:13 AM CST, Paul Kornman via groups.io <pkornman@...> wrote:


Larry Maupin has researched a set of episodes called "Dramatizations of Famous Murder Cases, Trials and Unsolved Mysteries on Radio Programs".
This set has been become OTRR's first Curated Collection: https://www.otrr.org/OTRRLibrary/curated/curated001.html
Let us know what you think of the specific set as well as the idea of member-generated curated sets.


Re: Need Volunteers with reel to reel decks for a potential large reel purchase

Joe Webb
 
Edited

My understanding is that this is similar to the Hehn collection that we are working on now.

There is a portion of the reels that are vintage from a collector in the 1960s that may have been digitized as they appeared in other collections over the years. But this is a chance to use our modern tools to transfer these recordings from disc or very early generation using modern tools.

There are other parts of the collection that are from the newer era of reels (late 1970s, 1980s) that are early generation that can replace many of the bulk digitizations that were done in the 1990s.

Throughout the collections that are older, there are many recordings that have fallen out of circulation because of sound quality that can now be adjusted when they could not be fixed before (prior to our digital tools) or because the collectors who had them stopped trading (because of interest or their passing away or their trading contacts doing the same).

There will be much in these reels that is already out -- which is why Tom B acquired them years ago as backup -- but this is a clean slate of opportunity for many of the recordings.

This is why acquiring this collection has to be carefully done and it must be realized that there may not be many new or rare recordings. But now they can be digitized in better formats (FLAC vs mp3) from good recordings with better processing. This could be a step forward in sound quality for hundreds and hundreds of programs.

This is a risk -- financially and workwise -- which is why acquiring it as a group is wiser than as an individual to disperse the risk and the tasks.

I've been encouraged by the groundswell of work being done on the Hehn collection (which was obtained basically for transportation and storage costs). The Hehn collection had the bonus of a lot of hard copy items, such as scripts and OTR fanzines that have not been seen for decades. This purchase from Tom B is somewhat different, but there is a portion of it that is from the Hehn time period -- in fact, the catalog of that collector -- Stan Falk -- is in Hehn's papers and there are reels that he got from him on 1200' tape at 7.5ips -- the standard for the time. They are disc dubs and they sound great, even better with digital processing!

Yes it is risky, as I know that in my Suspense work that sometimes I get less than a 1 in 10 hit of an improvement in sound or a different format, but it is an opportunity for other series that have not gotten this much attention.

I have volunteered transfer and processing time for this acquisition if it is made.

There is another factor -- we need to get more volunteers involved and to develop their skills in transferring audio. Reel decks are getting harder to find, and if more people can make efforts to find them, even in their neighborhoods from families who have just stored them away, it can create many more hands to make lighter work.

I'm skeptical of managing the physical size of the purchase, but it can be done with the right planning and the right recruitment.




--


OTRR Curated Collections

Paul Kornman
 

Larry Maupin has researched a set of episodes called "Dramatizations of Famous Murder Cases, Trials and Unsolved Mysteries on Radio Programs".
This set has been become OTRR's first Curated Collection: https://www.otrr.org/OTRRLibrary/curated/curated001.html
Let us know what you think of the specific set as well as the idea of member-generated curated sets.


Re: Need Volunteers with reel to reel decks for a potential large reel purchase

Ian Grieve
 

Wouldn't they already have been digitised?

Ian



Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy S7 on the Telstra Mobile Network


-------- Original message --------
From: David Oxford <deojao@...>
Date: 14/11/20 1:11 am (GMT+10:00)
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Need Volunteers with reel to reel decks for a potential large reel purchase

Old Time Radio Researchers
 
I need to see if there is any interest in attempting to purchase abot 3700 reels from Radioarchives. I've been in contact with the Purchasing Group but very few members have a functioning reel to reel deck. I'm now asking the main group for volunteers. I need members will reel to reel decks that are interested in digializing reels of interest from this collection.

The reels have been stored at Radio Archives since being purchased in 2006. I’m assured the reels are in good shape and are of high quality. There are about 3700 with an asking price of $3700. The reels that can be shipped in about 100 boxes of 37 reels for about $17/box. The cost of media mail is therefore $1700. The total is $5400. I can probably get a little discount by offering to pay off the reels  rather than pay them off over 2 years.

Here’s an email I received asking for more information on the reels:
 
Hi David,
I bought the collection from Radio Showcase in 2005 or 2006. Steve Keletz was an old time dealer and traded with all the top dealers to assemble this collection during the 1980s and 1990s.I was not given an inventory of the main collection. There is a sub collection which is referred to as the Stan Falk collection. I’m not sure how Steve acquired this part of the collection but it is the gem of the collection. Stan was one of the California collectors who did his own transfers from transcription discs in the 1960s and 1970s. This collection is catalogued in a 3 ring binder and will be sent to the buyer of the reels. [Estimated 300 reels]

Radioarchives address is 1402 S Kahuna Dr, Spokane Valley, WA 99212-3258

I would like someone who could pick up the reels and be the manager of their ultimate disbursement. If no one is available to pick them up, they can be sent media mail for about $17 a box of 37. I don’t have room for 100 boxes of reels in my house. I won’t and can’t digitalize 3700 tapes. If you could take a portion of the reels let me know. Perhaps you could take 5 boxes or 10 boxes. Perhaps 20 of us can take reels and disburse them.

The main problem I see are these reels will duplicate many already existing files and may not be an upgrade. Separating the wheat from the chaff with be the problem. The hope is to find some upgrades and some "lost" recordings.

If you can only store reels, you’d be requested to mail some reels to a collaborator with a reel to reel deck. (Surely someone can help!) You’d be reimbursed media mail for sending. You should have a cool, dry space, preferably air-conditioned
 to store the reels. 
Whoever ends up with the reels may own them.
 
Please post general questions or comments to the group.

If you can pick up the reels, store and/or mail to others, or have a functioning reel to reel deck please email me directly. I need to make a decision about purchasing the reels. I've procrastinated long enough.

If there aren't enough volunteers I'll have to stop my attempts to purchase this collection.
 
David Oxford, moderator OTRR Purchasing Group


Re: Need Volunteers with reel to reel decks for a potential large reel purchase

Danny
 

Hi David,

I've always wanted to do this but two things hinder me
  1. a high spinal cord injury that severely limits the of my hands and arm
  2. the lack of knowledge and price range of equipment to adequately do the job
The first can be overcome due to the fact that I have an amazing wife.  The process would be slow but it would be interesting to learn and contribute.  Could you give me an idea regarding my second point?

Thanks,
Danny

On 11/13/20 9:11 AM, David Oxford wrote:
Old Time Radio Researchers
 
I need to see if there is any interest in attempting to purchase abot 3700 reels from Radioarchives. I've been in contact with the Purchasing Group but very few members have a functioning reel to reel deck. I'm now asking the main group for volunteers. I need members will reel to reel decks that are interested in digializing reels of interest from this collection.

The reels have been stored at Radio Archives since being purchased in 2006. I’m assured the reels are in good shape and are of high quality. There are about 3700 with an asking price of $3700. The reels that can be shipped in about 100 boxes of 37 reels for about $17/box. The cost of media mail is therefore $1700. The total is $5400. I can probably get a little discount by offering to pay off the reels  rather than pay them off over 2 years.

Here’s an email I received asking for more information on the reels:
 
Hi David,
I bought the collection from Radio Showcase in 2005 or 2006. Steve Keletz was an old time dealer and traded with all the top dealers to assemble this collection during the 1980s and 1990s.I was not given an inventory of the main collection. There is a sub collection which is referred to as the Stan Falk collection. I’m not sure how Steve acquired this part of the collection but it is the gem of the collection. Stan was one of the California collectors who did his own transfers from transcription discs in the 1960s and 1970s. This collection is catalogued in a 3 ring binder and will be sent to the buyer of the reels. [Estimated 300 reels]

Radioarchives address is 1402 S Kahuna Dr, Spokane Valley, WA 99212-3258

I would like someone who could pick up the reels and be the manager of their ultimate disbursement. If no one is available to pick them up, they can be sent media mail for about $17 a box of 37. I don’t have room for 100 boxes of reels in my house. I won’t and can’t digitalize 3700 tapes. If you could take a portion of the reels let me know. Perhaps you could take 5 boxes or 10 boxes. Perhaps 20 of us can take reels and disburse them.

The main problem I see are these reels will duplicate many already existing files and may not be an upgrade. Separating the wheat from the chaff with be the problem. The hope is to find some upgrades and some "lost" recordings.

If you can only store reels, you’d be requested to mail some reels to a collaborator with a reel to reel deck. (Surely someone can help!) You’d be reimbursed media mail for sending. You should have a cool, dry space, preferably air-conditioned
 to store the reels. 
Whoever ends up with the reels may own them.
 
Please post general questions or comments to the group.

If you can pick up the reels, store and/or mail to others, or have a functioning reel to reel deck please email me directly. I need to make a decision about purchasing the reels. I've procrastinated long enough.

If there aren't enough volunteers I'll have to stop my attempts to purchase this collection.
 
David Oxford, moderator OTRR Purchasing Group


Re: Need Volunteers with reel to reel decks for a potential large reel purchase

Eliyahu Levin
 

I don't have any of the necessary equipment but I can contribute to the price.




On Friday, November 13, 2020 David Oxford <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> wrote:

Old Time Radio Researchers
 
I need to see if there is any interest in attempting to purchase abot 3700 reels from Radioarchives. I've been in contact with the Purchasing Group but very few members have a functioning reel to reel deck. I'm now asking the main group for volunteers. I need members will reel to reel decks that are interested in digializing reels of interest from this collection.

The reels have been stored at Radio Archives since being purchased in 2006. I’m assured the reels are in good shape and are of high quality. There are about 3700 with an asking price of $3700. The reels that can be shipped in about 100 boxes of 37 reels for about $17/box. The cost of media mail is therefore $1700. The total is $5400. I can probably get a little discount by offering to pay off the reels  rather than pay them off over 2 years.

Here’s an email I received asking for more information on the reels:
 
Hi David,
I bought the collection from Radio Showcase in 2005 or 2006. Steve Keletz was an old time dealer and traded with all the top dealers to assemble this collection during the 1980s and 1990s.I was not given an inventory of the main collection. There is a sub collection which is referred to as the Stan Falk collection. I’m not sure how Steve acquired this part of the collection but it is the gem of the collection. Stan was one of the California collectors who did his own transfers from transcription discs in the 1960s and 1970s. This collection is catalogued in a 3 ring binder and will be sent to the buyer of the reels. [Estimated 300 reels]

Radioarchives address is 1402 S Kahuna Dr, Spokane Valley, WA 99212-3258

I would like someone who could pick up the reels and be the manager of their ultimate disbursement. If no one is available to pick them up, they can be sent media mail for about $17 a box of 37. I don’t have room for 100 boxes of reels in my house. I won’t and can’t digitalize 3700 tapes. If you could take a portion of the reels let me know. Perhaps you could take 5 boxes or 10 boxes. Perhaps 20 of us can take reels and disburse them.

The main problem I see are these reels will duplicate many already existing files and may not be an upgrade. Separating the wheat from the chaff with be the problem. The hope is to find some upgrades and some "lost" recordings.

If you can only store reels, you’d be requested to mail some reels to a collaborator with a reel to reel deck. (Surely someone can help!) You’d be reimbursed media mail for sending. You should have a cool, dry space, preferably air-conditioned
 to store the reels. 
Whoever ends up with the reels may own them.
 
Please post general questions or comments to the group.

If you can pick up the reels, store and/or mail to others, or have a functioning reel to reel deck please email me directly. I need to make a decision about purchasing the reels. I've procrastinated long enough.

If there aren't enough volunteers I'll have to stop my attempts to purchase this collection.
 
David Oxford, moderator OTRR Purchasing Group


Need Volunteers with reel to reel decks for a potential large reel purchase

David Oxford
 

Old Time Radio Researchers
 
I need to see if there is any interest in attempting to purchase abot 3700 reels from Radioarchives. I've been in contact with the Purchasing Group but very few members have a functioning reel to reel deck. I'm now asking the main group for volunteers. I need members will reel to reel decks that are interested in digializing reels of interest from this collection.

The reels have been stored at Radio Archives since being purchased in 2006. I’m assured the reels are in good shape and are of high quality. There are about 3700 with an asking price of $3700. The reels that can be shipped in about 100 boxes of 37 reels for about $17/box. The cost of media mail is therefore $1700. The total is $5400. I can probably get a little discount by offering to pay off the reels  rather than pay them off over 2 years.

Here’s an email I received asking for more information on the reels:
 
Hi David,
I bought the collection from Radio Showcase in 2005 or 2006. Steve Keletz was an old time dealer and traded with all the top dealers to assemble this collection during the 1980s and 1990s.I was not given an inventory of the main collection. There is a sub collection which is referred to as the Stan Falk collection. I’m not sure how Steve acquired this part of the collection but it is the gem of the collection. Stan was one of the California collectors who did his own transfers from transcription discs in the 1960s and 1970s. This collection is catalogued in a 3 ring binder and will be sent to the buyer of the reels. [Estimated 300 reels]

Radioarchives address is 1402 S Kahuna Dr, Spokane Valley, WA 99212-3258

I would like someone who could pick up the reels and be the manager of their ultimate disbursement. If no one is available to pick them up, they can be sent media mail for about $17 a box of 37. I don’t have room for 100 boxes of reels in my house. I won’t and can’t digitalize 3700 tapes. If you could take a portion of the reels let me know. Perhaps you could take 5 boxes or 10 boxes. Perhaps 20 of us can take reels and disburse them.

The main problem I see are these reels will duplicate many already existing files and may not be an upgrade. Separating the wheat from the chaff with be the problem. The hope is to find some upgrades and some "lost" recordings.

If you can only store reels, you’d be requested to mail some reels to a collaborator with a reel to reel deck. (Surely someone can help!) You’d be reimbursed media mail for sending. You should have a cool, dry space, preferably air-conditioned
 to store the reels. 
Whoever ends up with the reels may own them.
 
Please post general questions or comments to the group.

If you can pick up the reels, store and/or mail to others, or have a functioning reel to reel deck please email me directly. I need to make a decision about purchasing the reels. I've procrastinated long enough.

If there aren't enough volunteers I'll have to stop my attempts to purchase this collection.
 
David Oxford, moderator OTRR Purchasing Group


Re: [OTRRPurchasingGroup] DRAMATIZATIONS OF FAMOUS MURDER TRIALS, COURT CASES AND UNSOLVED MYSTERIES ON RADIO: Episode Summary #33

Larry Maupin
 

Thank you Gord.  When I listened to all of the episodes in this collection I was surprised by what the most memorable feature of some of them proved to be.  The one to which you refer is one of the best examples of this.  Another is the one in which a ghost foretells the sinking of the Titanic.

As of last Saturday night, Paul Kornman had I believe completed the format and design of the Curated Collection Document, and I am hopeful that any day now he will announce that the collection is on the OTRR Library website and send all members an email allowing us to access it and listen to all the episodes.

I am already at work on another one, and I hope other members will be encouraged to curate one of their own when they see what a great job Paul has done with the rows, columns and colors that show it off to its best advantage.  

  

-----------------------------------------

From: "Gordon Johansen"
To: OTRRPurchasingGroup@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Thursday November 12 2020 7:06:13PM
Subject: Re: [OTRRPurchasingGroup] DRAMATIZATIONS OF FAMOUS MURDER TRIALS, COURT CASES AND UNSOLVED MYSTERIES ON RADIO: Episode Summary #33

A great summary as usual Larry. I have to agree with you about the bizarre motive for the murder. It is probably indicative of what happens when people worry about their class and what other people think of them in a stratified society like that.

Gord

Larry Maupin wrote on 11/03/20 9:36 AM:

Series: The Black Museum

Title: "The Hammer Head"

Summary: There is one particular feature of interest about this case.  When the body of a young woman is found in a train station at Charing Cross, suspicion naturally falls first upon her common-law husband, a petty criminal whose many offenses against the law have thus far involved no violence.

His name is Jamie Marsden, hers Daisy Baker. The two have been acting in small parts in plays in Brighton, and police pay him a visit at their home at 25 Park Road.  He gives them a plausible alibi and says he plans to move immediately to smaller quarters at 26 Maitland Street.  Investigators then call on Daisy's sister Ruth Crandall, who asks indignantly why they have not yet arrested Marsden, who she is convinced murdered Daisy.

When police visit Marsden again at his new home on Maitland Street they find Daisy's body in a trunk in one of the closets.  Jamie again assures them to their satisfaction that he did not kill Daisy, but found her dead body at the old residence, panicked, and took it with him to the new one not knowing what else to do with it.

Finally, they interview Ruth Crandall again, and she inadvertently reveals that she knows Daisy was beaten to death with a hammer.  Investigators then find that Crandall bought a hammer from a hardware store "right around the corner" from Baker's residence just before the crime.  Crandall then confesses, indicating that she considered her sister to have been a common whore who "wasn't fit to live" and that because of Daisy people "looked down on me."

Jamie Marsden, a cheerful and even charming little man, went on with his life of petty crime.  He is the most memorable character in the case.

Note: Of all the motives for murder that one encounters, this seems to be one of the most bizarre.

--
Larry Maupin


--
Larry Maupin


Re: The Old Radio Times #110 (Sept.-Oct.) is now available

Larry Maupin
 

Ryan, another great Old Radio Times.  Thank you again for all the time and effort you put in to making each issue the best it can possibly be.  I'm not sure whether the clipping about Linda's First Love is from a newspaper or a WJR press release, but it is priceless!

Also, thanks to Mike for the link to Facebook.

Larry

-----------------------------------------

From: "Mike Thomas via groups.io"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Sunday November 8 2020 9:55:56PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] The Old Radio Times #110 (Sept.-Oct.) is now available

I read it all immediately. Great job!


On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 3:44 PM, Ryan Ellett via groups.io
<oldradiotimes@...> wrote:
The latest issue of the Old Radio times is available here. It features pieces by Karl Schadow, Jim Cox, Gavin Callaghan, Martin Grams, Larry Maupin, and more. Enjoy!
http://otrr.org/.../Times_Archive_pdf/2020_05%20SeptOct.pdf

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Larry Maupin


Re: The Old Radio Times #110 (Sept.-Oct.) is now available

Mike Thomas
 

I read it all immediately. Great job!


On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 3:44 PM, Ryan Ellett via groups.io
<oldradiotimes@...> wrote:
The latest issue of the Old Radio times is available here. It features pieces by Karl Schadow, Jim Cox, Gavin Callaghan, Martin Grams, Larry Maupin, and more. Enjoy!
http://otrr.org/.../Times_Archive_pdf/2020_05%20SeptOct.pdf


The Old Radio Times #110 (Sept.-Oct.) is now available

Ryan Ellett
 

The latest issue of the Old Radio times is available here. It features pieces by Karl Schadow, Jim Cox, Gavin Callaghan, Martin Grams, Larry Maupin, and more. Enjoy!
http://otrr.org/.../Times_Archive_pdf/2020_05%20SeptOct.pdf


Re: New Collection Acquired

Joe Webb
 

WHISTLER NEWS!

Larry Gassman of SPERDVAC and Same Time Same Station fame was following the thread and he sent me this short segment with Roy Rowan and Wilbur Hatch talking about the Whistler music https://www.dropbox.com/s/6s6qd4c71yqg3pr/Roy%20Rowan%20with%20Wilbur%20Hatch%20talking%20about%20the%20Whistler%20Music.mp3?dl=0

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Re: New Collection Acquired

K & J Hammel
 

Thanks so much for looking to see if there was any Howie Wing. Hope your eyes are not going too wonky with all that bad handwriting.

Kathy

On Saturday, November 7, 2020, 03:22:42 AM PST, Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb@...> wrote:


Catching up on a couple of items

Howie Wing: I went through the reels again as I continue to sort and ship and there were no HW's. Another case of bad handwriting on reel contents sheets that I thought was something else... oh well

Classical music: I will look again -- it wasn't much. I think I already shipped the reel or two to one of the other music fans in the transferring group

Whistler: I'm not aware of a straight recording of the music or a musical score. FYI, if you're a fan of the show, visit https://sites.google.com/view/the-whistler-files/home  -- there's a link to "The Whistler Song" by the Modernaires -- and the lyrics!! :)   The song may be around in sheet music form and there might be enough measures of the true show theme the way it was intended (or close to it) to figure out what you need

Scanning documents: still looking for document scanner folks -- I know some of this thread mentioned that they were available -- if you still are, and still confident you can help out, please contact me directly by email and we can get into more detailed conversation that way. Still have a stack each of 2500 sheets for Lone Ranger and Sgt Preston scripts. Some of the other scripts that have been scanned are almost ready to share on line!

Lum & Abner: there are some reels and cassettes that need to be transferred, and could use someone very familiar with L&A plotlines and dates to do it. I don't think there will be missing episodes in there, but there may be upgrades.

Carleton Morse shows: There is a batch of about 50 reels of ILAM, I Love Adventure, and especially One Man's Family that need to be transferred. If you cannot do audio processing, we have folks who have volunteered to do that work. All we need are transfers from reel to WAV files to get the process rolling.

THANKS ALL for your help!!





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