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Re: Casey, Crime Photographer -- help needed -- updated Casey log!

Danny
 

I think there may have been a change in the title in 1945.  In searching the NYT I found the first listing for Casey, Press Photographer in a 2/6/44 weekly listing.  I've attached and highlighted the listing as well as the 2/12/44 page for the airing of that show.

Danny

On 4/4/20 8:51 PM, Scott Mahan wrote:

I have newspaperarchive.com and will see what I can do.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Webb via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:04 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Casey, Crime Photographer -- help needed -- updated Casey log!

 

UPDATED CASEY LOG!

NEED SOME HELP!

Updated Casey log -- not for publication yet -- please do not share outside of Cobalt Club or this OTRR group at this time since it's still being edited, updated, and enhanced.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10z9lg9FkZsFE_vaN19DDGh1kTVVCEZwKYa8RjUIBjfA/edit?usp=sharing

The log has been reviewed in comparison to the notes that were in Cole's papers as given to me by the late Dave Siegel. I made many corrections to the episode names and have identified all of the repeats that I could possibly find. Cole usually changed titles for repeats and often changed character names.

I have a newspapers.com subscription and am looking for the help of someone who has access to different services that have access to other newspapers for their listings.

The key area I need help is for the revival series starting at line 384. There are many episodes early in the revival series for which I have not been able to get information. I did have some CBS press release info for about a third of the revival, and verified others with newspaper listings. But there are some weeks that are missing information.

Those notes do not begin until the March 4, 1944 broadcast. Therefore, I could also use some newspaper clippings for dates prior to that if those clippings have plot descriptions in them, even if it's just a single sentence. Again, I've exhausted newspapers.com.

Remember, newspapers.com is owned by Ancestry.com, so going through Ancestry will not be able to add to the info gathered so far. So if you have a genealogybank.com, newspaperarchive.com, or other service, especially through a library, such as New York Times or ProQuest or some other source, that would be greatly appreciated for any of those dates.

Whatever help you can offer would be spectacular! As sister Edna says about projects like these, "Rome wasn't burned in a day!"


My blog about the series (on its way to becoming a book) is at https://bluenotebulletin.blogspot.com/
Enjoy!!

Joe W


--

----------
Suspense Collector's Companion - 2020 edition
available at Amazon

My Suspense radio series (CBS 1942-1962) historical and recording research website

The Whistler radio series (CBS 1942-1955) research website

The Big Story radio series (NBC 1947-1954) original news stories adapted for the series research website


"New" Members

Ryan Ellett
 

I'm excited to see some "new" old members joining over from the old Yahoo Groups. I try to remember every now and then to post over there to remind everyone that we've moved our activities to this new .io Group. We had over 900 at Yahoo and well under 200 here (so far). Obviously, that Yahoo Group was more than 15 years old and many of those members have drifted away and some have passed away. If you've recently joined, please feel free to introduce yourself and tell us a little about your history in this marvelous hobby!

Ryan


Lora Lawton

Larry Maupin
 

Broadcast Date: January 16, 1948

Sponsor: Bab-O

Suggested Episode Title: "Madame Pruniere Reunites Peter and Lora"

Summary: Madame has been responsible for Peter's escape from his kidnappers.  She and Peter have returned to Washington together, and they wait in the penthouse for Lora to appear for her reunion with Peter.

--
Larry Maupin


Re: Casey, Crime Photographer -- help needed -- updated Casey log!

Joe Webb
 

THANKS so much for your help

Work on the log continues!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10z9lg9FkZsFE_vaN19DDGh1kTVVCEZwKYa8RjUIBjfA/edit?usp=sharing

--
----------
Suspense Collector's Companion - 2020 edition
available at Amazon
My Suspense radio series (CBS 1942-1962) historical and recording research website
The Whistler radio series (CBS 1942-1955) research website
The Big Story radio series (NBC 1947-1954) original news stories adapted for the series research website


Re: favorite shows

Larry Maupin
 

I was seventeen that year and watched Jack Paar a lot before he quit and was replaced by Johnny.  Also Dr. Kildare.  I did not know it until Patrick's post, but I was surely as unaware as a six-year old that the best years of radio were fading into history on the night of September 30th.

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

From: "Scott Mahan"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday April 13 2020 10:26:23PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

I actually remember that week, but not from the radio side.

On ‎September 26, 1962 we got the Beverly Hillbillies. I was there.

September 30, 1962 radio died and I didn’t know it.

On October 1, 1962 we got Carson on the Tonight Show. I wanted to see it but was sent to bed. (Well, I was only six. J)

The Clampetts and Johnny were pretty good but on the whole I don’t think it was a good trade.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 2:47 PM
To: 'main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io' <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

 

This is really good Patrick.  There has been so much debate about when the old-time radio era actually ended, but it is still a very interesting issue.  The final radio soap operas were aired on November 25, 1960.  But if both YTJD and Suspense left the air after September 30, 1962 that seems as good a time as any.  I guess Gunsmoke must have been gone by then also.

 

Larry

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

From: "Patrick Andre"
To: "main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Friday April 3 2020 3:19:44PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows


Favorites for me:

Philip Marlowe

Broadway Is My Beat

Pretty much everything Jack Webb did (Pat Novak, Johnny Madaro, Jeff Regan, Pat Novak again, then Dragnet)

May other detective type (Frank Race, Barry Craig, Peter Chambers...)

And...

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar – which brings me to this:

 

Actually there were 6 Johnny Dollars in two eras, plus two others who did demo recordings.  The pre-Bob Bailey era had a different theme, and different feeling to the episodes.

 

Dick Powell did an audition in December 1948, but the role went to Charles Russell from 1949-1950.

Edmond O’Brien had the role from 1950-1952, followed by John Lund (52-54).

Personal opinion: O’Brien did the best work.

 

Then the show took the 54-55 season off.  At that point, it was reworked, and Gerald Mohr did an audition tape.

However the role went to Bob Bailey (I can’t imagine how the show would have been with Mohr in the role).

Bailey kept he role from 55-60.  However in 1960, it was decided to move production to New York, and Bailey didn’t want to go.

So Bob Readick had the role from 60-61, and finally Mandel Kramer from 61-62.

 

Suspense and YTJD both aired September 30, 1962 for the last time.  “The Tip-Off Matter” is stated as the final show of the that era.  It is eerily sad to listen to.

 

I have the three volume set (yes, 3!) by John C. Abbott of The “Who Is Johnny Dollar” Matter.  It is amazing piece of work, including synopsis for every episode, and an attempt to write a closing script if Jack Johnstone would have written one.  He put a great deal of work into this, including expense totals for all episodes by actor – total for all episodes?  $315,228.68.

 

I digress.  Thanks for listening... or rather reading.

 

~Patrick

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 10:36
To: 'main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io' <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

 

The one I remember is Bob Bailey, and I thought there was a special quality in his voice that brought an immediacy to every line he spoke.  It was kind of like listening to Harry Caray broadcast the St. Louis Cardinals games at about that same time.  His voice crackled with energy and enthusiasm.  But you are right.  I just took a quick look at John Dunning's "On the Air" because I couldn't remember Bob's last name, and it's amazing how many actors participated in that program during its run and how many Johnny Dollars there were.

 

Best wishes,

 

Larry

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

From: "BrianWest2 via groups.io"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday April 3 2020 12:41:51PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

Thanks larry, one of the things that I like about it is that there were 4 or 5 different johnnies and they all sound the same!

 

take Care

 

Brian

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Maupin <
lmaupin@...>
To: 'main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io' <
main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Apr 3, 2020 12:37 pm
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

Hello Brian, and thank you for posting such an interesting message.  I have probably listened to every episode of "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar".  When I was a teenager in Oak Ridge, Tennessee an episode of the show was played every evening on one of the local radio stations.  I loved the theme music, and used to listen in the dark so nothing would distract me from the experience.

 

Best wishes,

 

Larry

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

From: "BrianWest2 via groups.io"
To:
Main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday April 3 2020 12:26:52PM
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

Hi, I am 62 yrs (at least I will be next week), from Connecticut and I became a fan of OTR about 20 yrs ago. Too many good shows but Jack Benny is on top but there is also Bob Hope, Fred Allen and Burns and Allen. I love six-shooter (wish it lasted longer than a year), gunsmoke, and fort Laramie. I like many detective shows like Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar(the fact that it is centered around the insurance industry of Hartford, CT helps), Sherlock Holmes, The Saint Dragnet and many others. Suspense is fantastic.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Brian


--
Larry Maupin


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Larry Maupin


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Larry Maupin


--
Larry Maupin


Re: Casey, Crime Photographer -- help needed -- updated Casey log!

Scott Mahan
 

I have been unable to find anything pre-1945 in newspaperarchive.com For Casey. It seems very dark and cold.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Mahan
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:52 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Casey, Crime Photographer -- help needed -- updated Casey log!

 

I have newspaperarchive.com and will see what I can do.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Webb via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:04 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Casey, Crime Photographer -- help needed -- updated Casey log!

 

UPDATED CASEY LOG!

NEED SOME HELP!

Updated Casey log -- not for publication yet -- please do not share outside of Cobalt Club or this OTRR group at this time since it's still being edited, updated, and enhanced.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10z9lg9FkZsFE_vaN19DDGh1kTVVCEZwKYa8RjUIBjfA/edit?usp=sharing

The log has been reviewed in comparison to the notes that were in Cole's papers as given to me by the late Dave Siegel. I made many corrections to the episode names and have identified all of the repeats that I could possibly find. Cole usually changed titles for repeats and often changed character names.

I have a newspapers.com subscription and am looking for the help of someone who has access to different services that have access to other newspapers for their listings.

The key area I need help is for the revival series starting at line 384. There are many episodes early in the revival series for which I have not been able to get information. I did have some CBS press release info for about a third of the revival, and verified others with newspaper listings. But there are some weeks that are missing information.

Those notes do not begin until the March 4, 1944 broadcast. Therefore, I could also use some newspaper clippings for dates prior to that if those clippings have plot descriptions in them, even if it's just a single sentence. Again, I've exhausted newspapers.com.

Remember, newspapers.com is owned by Ancestry.com, so going through Ancestry will not be able to add to the info gathered so far. So if you have a genealogybank.com, newspaperarchive.com, or other service, especially through a library, such as New York Times or ProQuest or some other source, that would be greatly appreciated for any of those dates.

Whatever help you can offer would be spectacular! As sister Edna says about projects like these, "Rome wasn't burned in a day!"


My blog about the series (on its way to becoming a book) is at https://bluenotebulletin.blogspot.com/
Enjoy!!

Joe W


--

----------
Suspense Collector's Companion - 2020 edition
available at Amazon

My Suspense radio series (CBS 1942-1962) historical and recording research website

The Whistler radio series (CBS 1942-1955) research website

The Big Story radio series (NBC 1947-1954) original news stories adapted for the series research website


Re: favorite shows

Scott Mahan
 

I actually remember that week, but not from the radio side.

On ‎September 26, 1962 we got the Beverly Hillbillies. I was there.

September 30, 1962 radio died and I didn’t know it.

On October 1, 1962 we got Carson on the Tonight Show. I wanted to see it but was sent to bed. (Well, I was only six. J)

The Clampetts and Johnny were pretty good but on the whole I don’t think it was a good trade.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 2:47 PM
To: 'main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io' <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

 

This is really good Patrick.  There has been so much debate about when the old-time radio era actually ended, but it is still a very interesting issue.  The final radio soap operas were aired on November 25, 1960.  But if both YTJD and Suspense left the air after September 30, 1962 that seems as good a time as any.  I guess Gunsmoke must have been gone by then also.

 

Larry

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

From: "Patrick Andre"
To: "main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Friday April 3 2020 3:19:44PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows


Favorites for me:

Philip Marlowe

Broadway Is My Beat

Pretty much everything Jack Webb did (Pat Novak, Johnny Madaro, Jeff Regan, Pat Novak again, then Dragnet)

May other detective type (Frank Race, Barry Craig, Peter Chambers...)

And...

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar – which brings me to this:

 

Actually there were 6 Johnny Dollars in two eras, plus two others who did demo recordings.  The pre-Bob Bailey era had a different theme, and different feeling to the episodes.

 

Dick Powell did an audition in December 1948, but the role went to Charles Russell from 1949-1950.

Edmond O’Brien had the role from 1950-1952, followed by John Lund (52-54).

Personal opinion: O’Brien did the best work.

 

Then the show took the 54-55 season off.  At that point, it was reworked, and Gerald Mohr did an audition tape.

However the role went to Bob Bailey (I can’t imagine how the show would have been with Mohr in the role).

Bailey kept he role from 55-60.  However in 1960, it was decided to move production to New York, and Bailey didn’t want to go.

So Bob Readick had the role from 60-61, and finally Mandel Kramer from 61-62.

 

Suspense and YTJD both aired September 30, 1962 for the last time.  “The Tip-Off Matter” is stated as the final show of the that era.  It is eerily sad to listen to.

 

I have the three volume set (yes, 3!) by John C. Abbott of The “Who Is Johnny Dollar” Matter.  It is amazing piece of work, including synopsis for every episode, and an attempt to write a closing script if Jack Johnstone would have written one.  He put a great deal of work into this, including expense totals for all episodes by actor – total for all episodes?  $315,228.68.

 

I digress.  Thanks for listening... or rather reading.

 

~Patrick

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 10:36
To: 'main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io' <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

 

The one I remember is Bob Bailey, and I thought there was a special quality in his voice that brought an immediacy to every line he spoke.  It was kind of like listening to Harry Caray broadcast the St. Louis Cardinals games at about that same time.  His voice crackled with energy and enthusiasm.  But you are right.  I just took a quick look at John Dunning's "On the Air" because I couldn't remember Bob's last name, and it's amazing how many actors participated in that program during its run and how many Johnny Dollars there were.

 

Best wishes,

 

Larry

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

From: "BrianWest2 via groups.io"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday April 3 2020 12:41:51PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

Thanks larry, one of the things that I like about it is that there were 4 or 5 different johnnies and they all sound the same!

 

take Care

 

Brian

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Maupin <
lmaupin@...>
To: 'main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io' <
main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Apr 3, 2020 12:37 pm
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

Hello Brian, and thank you for posting such an interesting message.  I have probably listened to every episode of "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar".  When I was a teenager in Oak Ridge, Tennessee an episode of the show was played every evening on one of the local radio stations.  I loved the theme music, and used to listen in the dark so nothing would distract me from the experience.

 

Best wishes,

 

Larry

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

From: "BrianWest2 via groups.io"
To:
Main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday April 3 2020 12:26:52PM
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

Hi, I am 62 yrs (at least I will be next week), from Connecticut and I became a fan of OTR about 20 yrs ago. Too many good shows but Jack Benny is on top but there is also Bob Hope, Fred Allen and Burns and Allen. I love six-shooter (wish it lasted longer than a year), gunsmoke, and fort Laramie. I like many detective shows like Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar(the fact that it is centered around the insurance industry of Hartford, CT helps), Sherlock Holmes, The Saint Dragnet and many others. Suspense is fantastic.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Brian


--
Larry Maupin


--
Larry Maupin


--
Larry Maupin


My Friend Irma 1947-05-02 "Irma is Convinced it's Jane's Birthday"

Ryan Ellett
 

I'm looking for an improved copy of My Friend Irma 1947-05-02. The episode I have that matches the OTRR library copy is poor, with a whistle through it. It was part of a contemporary broadcast called the Golden Horseshoe Radio Theater, you'll hear that announcement at the beginning. The length is 29:50, 6.83 MB. If you have a copy that is not this one, could you please share? Thanks!
Ryan


Lora Lawton

Larry Maupin
 

Broadcast Date: December 23, 1947

Sponsor: Bab-O

Suggested Episode Title: "Blackmailers Have Contacted Lora About Peter's Whereabouts"

Summary: Back in Washington, Lora and May Case plan a Christmas Party.  Lora has been contacted by blackmailers and told that Peter is alive.  They have sent her one of his notebooks as proof.

Conclusion: In tomorrow's episode, "What might have been a very lonely Christmas Eve is saved by an unexpected visitor to the home of Lora Lawton."

--
Larry Maupin


Re: Father Knows Best Missing Episodes

Ryan Ellett
 

Hickerson lists all 197 as available (which maybe is what Cox used as a reference) attributed to PMc. I wonder if this Pat McCoy even though he uses PM for McCoy in most of the book. We need to track some old-timers who traded/bought from Pat long ago!
Ryan


Re: Father Knows Best Missing Episodes

B. J. Watkins
 

This one is all about Kathy's treasure hunt: https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/uN6A0F7n5v


From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> on behalf of Kevin Karweck via groups.io <yankeegipper57@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:26 AM
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Father Knows Best Missing Episodes
 
Looks like the one I sent you is a repeat of 7-6-50. This seems to be the title of 7-3-52.








On Apr 12, 2020, at 11:55 AM, Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...> wrote:

There are actually two different efforts going on to create a Father Knows Best set. Ours and then some other individuals. My hope is at some point they can be merged. But right now the other partial set is in better shape, with quite a few more episodes than OTRR has dug up (several came from a dealer than we can purchase in the future if needed). 

It'd be nice if we could contribute some unique content to the sets. According to Jim Cox's 2006 book on radio sitcoms, the entire run of 197 episodes is available, either in private collections or from dealers. However, between the two FKB sets under construction, the following episodes still are unaccounted for. I count 70, over 1/3 of the run. If you happen to have any hiding in your collection or like to scour dealer catalogs, please let us know if any can be tracked down.

49/08/25
 49/09/01
 49/09/08
 49/09/15
 49/09/22
 49/09/29
 49/10/06
 49/10/13
 49/10/20
 49/10/27
 49/11/03
 49/11/10
 49/11/17
 49/11/24
 49/12/01
 49/12/08
 49/12/15
 49/12/22
50/01/19
 50/01/26
 50/02/02
 50/02/09
50/03/02
50/03/16
 50/03/23
 50/03/30
 50/04/06
 50/04/13
 50/04/20
 50/04/27
50/06/01
50/10/19
50/11/30  
51/06/07  
51/10/04  
51/10/25  
51/12/20
 51/12/27
52/02/07  
52/03/20
 52/03/27
 52/04/03
 52/04/10    
52/04/24  
52/06/26
 52/07/03
 52/08/28
52/10/02  
52/10/23  
52/11/27
 52/12/04
53/01/22    
53/05/28 
 53/06/04
 53/06/11
 53/06/18
 53/06/25
 53/07/02
 53/07/09
 53/07/16
 53/07/23
 53/07/30
 53/08/06
 53/08/13
 53/08/20
 53/08/27
 53/09/03
53/12/10
 53/12/17  
54/02/11  


Re: Father Knows Best Missing Episodes

Kevin Karweck
 

Looks like the one I sent you is a repeat of 7-6-50. This seems to be the title of 7-3-52.








On Apr 12, 2020, at 11:55 AM, Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...> wrote:

There are actually two different efforts going on to create a Father Knows Best set. Ours and then some other individuals. My hope is at some point they can be merged. But right now the other partial set is in better shape, with quite a few more episodes than OTRR has dug up (several came from a dealer than we can purchase in the future if needed). 

It'd be nice if we could contribute some unique content to the sets. According to Jim Cox's 2006 book on radio sitcoms, the entire run of 197 episodes is available, either in private collections or from dealers. However, between the two FKB sets under construction, the following episodes still are unaccounted for. I count 70, over 1/3 of the run. If you happen to have any hiding in your collection or like to scour dealer catalogs, please let us know if any can be tracked down.

49/08/25
 49/09/01
 49/09/08
 49/09/15
 49/09/22
 49/09/29
 49/10/06
 49/10/13
 49/10/20
 49/10/27
 49/11/03
 49/11/10
 49/11/17
 49/11/24
 49/12/01
 49/12/08
 49/12/15
 49/12/22
50/01/19
 50/01/26
 50/02/02
 50/02/09
50/03/02
50/03/16
 50/03/23
 50/03/30
 50/04/06
 50/04/13
 50/04/20
 50/04/27
50/06/01
50/10/19
50/11/30  
51/06/07  
51/10/04  
51/10/25  
51/12/20
 51/12/27
52/02/07  
52/03/20
 52/03/27
 52/04/03
 52/04/10    
52/04/24  
52/06/26
 52/07/03
 52/08/28
52/10/02  
52/10/23  
52/11/27
 52/12/04
53/01/22    
53/05/28 
 53/06/04
 53/06/11
 53/06/18
 53/06/25
 53/07/02
 53/07/09
 53/07/16
 53/07/23
 53/07/30
 53/08/06
 53/08/13
 53/08/20
 53/08/27
 53/09/03
53/12/10
 53/12/17  
54/02/11  


Re: Father Knows Best Missing Episodes

Kevin Karweck
 

Hi Ryan, I have this marked as 1952-07-03  #130 “Vacation Arrives”. Not sure how accurate it is. Audio seems pretty good. 





On Apr 12, 2020, at 11:55 AM, Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...> wrote:

There are actually two different efforts going on to create a Father Knows Best set. Ours and then some other individuals. My hope is at some point they can be merged. But right now the other partial set is in better shape, with quite a few more episodes than OTRR has dug up (several came from a dealer than we can purchase in the future if needed). 

It'd be nice if we could contribute some unique content to the sets. According to Jim Cox's 2006 book on radio sitcoms, the entire run of 197 episodes is available, either in private collections or from dealers. However, between the two FKB sets under construction, the following episodes still are unaccounted for. I count 70, over 1/3 of the run. If you happen to have any hiding in your collection or like to scour dealer catalogs, please let us know if any can be tracked down.

49/08/25
 49/09/01
 49/09/08
 49/09/15
 49/09/22
 49/09/29
 49/10/06
 49/10/13
 49/10/20
 49/10/27
 49/11/03
 49/11/10
 49/11/17
 49/11/24
 49/12/01
 49/12/08
 49/12/15
 49/12/22
50/01/19
 50/01/26
 50/02/02
 50/02/09
50/03/02
50/03/16
 50/03/23
 50/03/30
 50/04/06
 50/04/13
 50/04/20
 50/04/27
50/06/01
50/10/19
50/11/30  
51/06/07  
51/10/04  
51/10/25  
51/12/20
 51/12/27
52/02/07  
52/03/20
 52/03/27
 52/04/03
 52/04/10    
52/04/24  
52/06/26
 52/07/03
 52/08/28
52/10/02  
52/10/23  
52/11/27
 52/12/04
53/01/22    
53/05/28 
 53/06/04
 53/06/11
 53/06/18
 53/06/25
 53/07/02
 53/07/09
 53/07/16
 53/07/23
 53/07/30
 53/08/06
 53/08/13
 53/08/20
 53/08/27
 53/09/03
53/12/10
 53/12/17  
54/02/11  


Suspense #6 (1956-04-03 AFRS)

Ryan Ellett
 

The latest Suspense addition from the Frey collection:

https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZuEbPkZTRUNDUIgvy0TBDSMeUuhpbrFIq0k

Dr. Joe Webb's comments: "This is an episode that circulates as a nice sounding network version, but this recording is a "missing" AFRS version that fell out of circulation many years ago. The AFRS announcement has been clipped off (I mentioned in other posts that early collectors did this for a variety of reasons, one of which was to fit more episodes on a reel). The original had a background hum and some hiss, which I processed out. This is another one for the Suspense "completists" for which I am so pleased that Bruce has made available!"


Father Knows Best Missing Episodes

Ryan Ellett
 

There are actually two different efforts going on to create a Father Knows Best set. Ours and then some other individuals. My hope is at some point they can be merged. But right now the other partial set is in better shape, with quite a few more episodes than OTRR has dug up (several came from a dealer than we can purchase in the future if needed). 

It'd be nice if we could contribute some unique content to the sets. According to Jim Cox's 2006 book on radio sitcoms, the entire run of 197 episodes is available, either in private collections or from dealers. However, between the two FKB sets under construction, the following episodes still are unaccounted for. I count 70, over 1/3 of the run. If you happen to have any hiding in your collection or like to scour dealer catalogs, please let us know if any can be tracked down.

49/08/25

 49/09/01

 49/09/08

 49/09/15

 49/09/22

 49/09/29

 49/10/06

 49/10/13

 49/10/20

 49/10/27

 49/11/03

 49/11/10

 49/11/17

 49/11/24

 49/12/01

 49/12/08

 49/12/15

 49/12/22

50/01/19

 50/01/26

 50/02/02

 50/02/09
50/03/02

50/03/16

 50/03/23

 50/03/30

 50/04/06

 50/04/13

 50/04/20

 50/04/27
50/06/01
50/10/19
50/11/30  
51/06/07  
51/10/04  
51/10/25  

51/12/20

 51/12/27
52/02/07  

52/03/20

 52/03/27

 52/04/03

 52/04/10    
52/04/24  

52/06/26

 52/07/03

 52/08/28
52/10/02  
52/10/23  

52/11/27

 52/12/04
53/01/22    

53/05/28 

 53/06/04

 53/06/11

 53/06/18

 53/06/25

 53/07/02

 53/07/09

 53/07/16

 53/07/23

 53/07/30

 53/08/06

 53/08/13

 53/08/20

 53/08/27

 53/09/03

53/12/10

 53/12/17  
54/02/11  


Lora Lawton

Larry Maupin
 

Broadcast Date: December 19, 1947. NBC

Sponsor: Bab-O

Suggested Episode Title: "Madame Pruniere Wants To Arrange Marriage Between Peter and Ilsa Borg"

Summary: In London, Lora makes final preparations to return to the penthouse in Washington.  She decides for one last time "to return to the embankment and watch the sun going down on the river Thames."  At Madame Pruniere's farmhouse in France, Peter and Ilsa Borg talk in the courtyard.  She tells him that her "grand-mere" wants to arrange her marriage to Peter.  He replies that he is already married and loves his wife.

--
Larry Maupin


Suspense #5 (1956-04-10 Upgrade)

Ryan Ellett
 

The latest Suspense from the Don Frey collection posted by his son Bruce Frey:
https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZPJQPkZabPhJBI2iBLU40XnN4Rgs5Jdw5A7

Per Suspense maestro Dr. Joe Webb: "This is a better recording than the version that is usually in circulation. The copy was less noisy than the one I have, and I was able to improve it and get it on proper speed. It cleaned up pretty nicely. Because of the documentation that Bruce supplied we now know for certain it was an AFRS copy that has been circulating all along. I had always suspected it was an AFRS program that a collector trimmed at some point - it's from the era where the dramas were shorter and you could fit 4 Suspense on one track of an 1800' reel if you trimmed the AFRS music off. In today's dollars, a reel of 1800' tape that would let you store 12 half hour episodes, 3 per track, was minimum $7.50. By squeezing 4 more episodes you could reduce your cost significantly. This was also a period where AFRS recordings were considered to be sub-par and inauthentic, so chopping off the ends was not frowned upon. It was great to get this sound upgrade!"

Enjoy!
Ryan 


Re: Back to Father Knows Best

timbo514
 

I can help. Larry's post about Dragnet caught my attention and he mentioned your effort.

Mom and I listen to Dragnet every night as she falls asleep. We've listened to every episode dozens of time.

Tim

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020, 9:57 AM Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'm back to work on Father Knows Best. If anyone would like 4-5 episodes to listen to, please let me know!
Thanks,
Ryan


An Episode of Dragnet

Larry Maupin
 

Good morning to all group members.  Last weekend there were a lot of great posts by many different members on a variety of topics.  Some of them had to do with the Dragnet episode in which Ben Romero died, which aired on December 27, 1951.  A couple of other members mentioned the March 15, 1951 episode in which Friday was grievously wounded in a shootout and hovered between life and death.

I have now heard them both, and am grateful to the members who identified the two episodes so that everyone else who wished to could listen to them.

Also, if you did not see Ryan's post yesterday asking for listeners to help on the "Father Knows Best" project, you may want to read it now.  Most of us are probably at home these days looking for something enjoyable to do, and this is a great opportunity to become involved in one of the group's projects if you have not already done so.  From my own experience as a first and second listener, I can say that the job is not difficult, is a lot of fun, and allows a member to contribute something valuable to the group's ongoing mission.

So please consider contacting Ryan if you are willing to listen to 4 or 5 episodes of "Father Knows Best" and send him a report on the sound quality and content of each.

Larry 

--
Larry Maupin


Lora Lawton

Larry Maupin
 

Broadcast Date: December 9, 1947. NBC.

Sponsor: Bab-O.

Suggested Episode Title: "Ilsa Borg Has Returned to France"

Summary: Ilsa has left London and has seen Peter at Madame Pruniere's farmhouse in France.  In London, Lora ponders returning to Washington for Christmas.  In France, Peter asks Madame Pruniere to release him so that he can return to London.  She replies that she must keep him in protective custody until further notice.  Then she warns him not to be rude to Ilsa, whom she refers to as her granddaughter, ever again.



--
Larry Maupin

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