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Re: Frank Race/Frontier Town

Ryan Ellett
 

Welcome to the great Karl Schadow, researcher extraordinaire! Finally, someone to put the local blowhard Joe Webb in his place.
Ryan

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On Friday, December 24, 2021, 05:39:16 PM CST, Karl Schadow <bluecar91@...> wrote:


Joe's discovery of the piece in Daily Variety confirmed that there was less than the usual number (e.g. 52) of episodes recorded for both The Adventures of Frank Race and also Frontier Town. But what were the reasons led to that situation and the 1952 foreclosure notice?

Some of the answers are held in the TRANSCO Collection at the Library of Congress. The Bruce Eells story will be told in a future article in The Old Radio Times. The TRANSCO Collection holds many OTR historical gems including the cast of The Cinnamon Bear in which Bobby La Manche was revealed to have portrayed Jimmy Barton.


Frank Race/Frontier Town

Karl Schadow
 

Joe's discovery of the piece in Daily Variety confirmed that there was less than the usual number (e.g. 52) of episodes recorded for both The Adventures of Frank Race and also Frontier Town. But what were the reasons led to that situation and the 1952 foreclosure notice?

Some of the answers are held in the TRANSCO Collection at the Library of Congress. The Bruce Eells story will be told in a future article in The Old Radio Times. The TRANSCO Collection holds many OTR historical gems including the cast of The Cinnamon Bear in which Bobby La Manche was revealed to have portrayed Jimmy Barton.


Re: The Adventures of Frank Race

Richard Davenport
 

Correction make that 47 in my Frontier Town folder

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On Friday, December 24, 2021, 05:20:50 PM CST, Richard Davenport <klingon1@...> wrote:


I have 47 shows in my Frank Race folder.

Rick

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On Friday, December 24, 2021, 05:18:17 PM CST, Richard Davenport <klingon1@...> wrote:


Frontier Town info that I have pulled together.

Frontier Town was an American radio adventure serial syndicated by Bruce Eells Productions. The 30-minute programme's first known broadcast was in 1949, and the show ran for 47 episodes. Because it was syndicated, it aired on different stations on different days. For instance, in New York City, the first episode ran on WINS on March 5, 1949.

Characters and story description

Chad Remington's quest to bring his father's killer to justice served as a springboard for a career as a crime fighting attorney in the small town of Dos Rios.

Remington was played initially by Jeff Chandler, billed as Tex Chandler. Halfway through the program's run, the role was assumed by Reed Hadley. Wild Bill Elliott was originally planned as the star according to an early news story.[2] Remington's sidekick, Cherokee O'Bannon, was played by Wade Crosby using the speech patterns of W.C. Fields.

The series was written and directed by Paul Franklin. Ivan Ditmars and Bob Mitchell provided the background organ music.

Opening intro

Each episode opened with the following text:

"Frontier Town, the saga of the roaring West (organ music) Frontier Town... (sounds of men whooping and horse beats) Here is the Adventure Story of the Early West, the tamed and the untamed, from Cheyenne to Calgary, from Dodge City to Poker Flats. These are the towns they fought to live in and lived to fight for, teeming crucibles of pioneer freedom. Frontier Town!"


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On Friday, December 24, 2021, 04:48:32 PM CST, Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...> wrote:


We've released Frontier Town and Frank Race, OTRR just needs to get Pat O'Brian from Hollywood put together now. I don't even see any in the library.
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


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




On Friday, December 24, 2021, 02:39:00 PM CST, Randy Watts via groups.io <rew1014@...> wrote:


it's worth noting that "Frontier Town," which was sold as a package deal with "Frank Race" and "Pat O'Brien from Hollywood," likewise seems to have fallen short of 52 episodes, neither Grams nor Digital Deli able to come up with more than 47 episodes aired or surviving.

Randy


Re: The Adventures of Frank Race

Richard Davenport
 

I have 47 shows in my Frank Race folder.

Rick

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On Friday, December 24, 2021, 05:18:17 PM CST, Richard Davenport <klingon1@...> wrote:


Frontier Town info that I have pulled together.

Frontier Town was an American radio adventure serial syndicated by Bruce Eells Productions. The 30-minute programme's first known broadcast was in 1949, and the show ran for 47 episodes. Because it was syndicated, it aired on different stations on different days. For instance, in New York City, the first episode ran on WINS on March 5, 1949.

Characters and story description

Chad Remington's quest to bring his father's killer to justice served as a springboard for a career as a crime fighting attorney in the small town of Dos Rios.

Remington was played initially by Jeff Chandler, billed as Tex Chandler. Halfway through the program's run, the role was assumed by Reed Hadley. Wild Bill Elliott was originally planned as the star according to an early news story.[2] Remington's sidekick, Cherokee O'Bannon, was played by Wade Crosby using the speech patterns of W.C. Fields.

The series was written and directed by Paul Franklin. Ivan Ditmars and Bob Mitchell provided the background organ music.

Opening intro

Each episode opened with the following text:

"Frontier Town, the saga of the roaring West (organ music) Frontier Town... (sounds of men whooping and horse beats) Here is the Adventure Story of the Early West, the tamed and the untamed, from Cheyenne to Calgary, from Dodge City to Poker Flats. These are the towns they fought to live in and lived to fight for, teeming crucibles of pioneer freedom. Frontier Town!"


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On Friday, December 24, 2021, 04:48:32 PM CST, Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...> wrote:


We've released Frontier Town and Frank Race, OTRR just needs to get Pat O'Brian from Hollywood put together now. I don't even see any in the library.
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


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




On Friday, December 24, 2021, 02:39:00 PM CST, Randy Watts via groups.io <rew1014@...> wrote:


it's worth noting that "Frontier Town," which was sold as a package deal with "Frank Race" and "Pat O'Brien from Hollywood," likewise seems to have fallen short of 52 episodes, neither Grams nor Digital Deli able to come up with more than 47 episodes aired or surviving.

Randy


Re: The Adventures of Frank Race

Richard Davenport
 

Frontier Town info that I have pulled together.

Frontier Town was an American radio adventure serial syndicated by Bruce Eells Productions. The 30-minute programme's first known broadcast was in 1949, and the show ran for 47 episodes. Because it was syndicated, it aired on different stations on different days. For instance, in New York City, the first episode ran on WINS on March 5, 1949.

Characters and story description

Chad Remington's quest to bring his father's killer to justice served as a springboard for a career as a crime fighting attorney in the small town of Dos Rios.

Remington was played initially by Jeff Chandler, billed as Tex Chandler. Halfway through the program's run, the role was assumed by Reed Hadley. Wild Bill Elliott was originally planned as the star according to an early news story.[2] Remington's sidekick, Cherokee O'Bannon, was played by Wade Crosby using the speech patterns of W.C. Fields.

The series was written and directed by Paul Franklin. Ivan Ditmars and Bob Mitchell provided the background organ music.

Opening intro

Each episode opened with the following text:

"Frontier Town, the saga of the roaring West (organ music) Frontier Town... (sounds of men whooping and horse beats) Here is the Adventure Story of the Early West, the tamed and the untamed, from Cheyenne to Calgary, from Dodge City to Poker Flats. These are the towns they fought to live in and lived to fight for, teeming crucibles of pioneer freedom. Frontier Town!"


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On Friday, December 24, 2021, 04:48:32 PM CST, Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...> wrote:


We've released Frontier Town and Frank Race, OTRR just needs to get Pat O'Brian from Hollywood put together now. I don't even see any in the library.
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


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




On Friday, December 24, 2021, 02:39:00 PM CST, Randy Watts via groups.io <rew1014@...> wrote:


it's worth noting that "Frontier Town," which was sold as a package deal with "Frank Race" and "Pat O'Brien from Hollywood," likewise seems to have fallen short of 52 episodes, neither Grams nor Digital Deli able to come up with more than 47 episodes aired or surviving.

Randy


Re: The Adventures of Frank Race

Ryan Ellett
 

We've released Frontier Town and Frank Race, OTRR just needs to get Pat O'Brian from Hollywood put together now. I don't even see any in the library.
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


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




On Friday, December 24, 2021, 02:39:00 PM CST, Randy Watts via groups.io <rew1014@...> wrote:


it's worth noting that "Frontier Town," which was sold as a package deal with "Frank Race" and "Pat O'Brien from Hollywood," likewise seems to have fallen short of 52 episodes, neither Grams nor Digital Deli able to come up with more than 47 episodes aired or surviving.

Randy


Re: The Adventures of Frank Race

Randy Watts
 

Nice catch,  Joe!

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On Friday, December 24, 2021, 03:31:20 PM CST, Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb@...> wrote:


Here's the answer! Never heard this before -- from Variety June 3 1952 -- there were only 43 done!!
Sounds like Bruce Eells may have run out of money for production.... and only got 43 out and 47 of Frontier Town!
Whew! Our collections are more complete than we ever thought!! :)




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Re: The Adventures of Frank Race

Ryan Ellett
 

Hm, I was just searching earlier today and didn't see that hit in Variety. Solves that mystery.
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


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




On Friday, December 24, 2021, 03:31:20 PM CST, Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb@...> wrote:


Here's the answer! Never heard this before -- from Variety June 3 1952 -- there were only 43 done!!
Sounds like Bruce Eells may have run out of money for production.... and only got 43 out and 47 of Frontier Town!
Whew! Our collections are more complete than we ever thought!! :)




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Re: The Adventures of Frank Race

Jim Jones
 

And I can delete the log I was creating from the Tucson Daily Citizen
 
Also, Merry Christmas to one and all.
 
jj
 
 
 
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Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] The Adventures of Frank Race
 
Yay for Dr Joe!   Now I can delete those eBay searches I added this morning! 😁

 
On Fri, Dec 24, 2021, 4:31 PM Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb@...> wrote:

Here's the answer! Never heard this before -- from Variety June 3 1952 -- there were only 43 done!!
Sounds like Bruce Eells may have run out of money for production.... and only got 43 out and 47 of Frontier Town!
Whew! Our collections are more complete than we ever thought!! :)




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Re: The Adventures of Frank Race

 

Yay for Dr Joe!   Now I can delete those eBay searches I added this morning! 😁


On Fri, Dec 24, 2021, 4:31 PM Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Here's the answer! Never heard this before -- from Variety June 3 1952 -- there were only 43 done!!
Sounds like Bruce Eells may have run out of money for production.... and only got 43 out and 47 of Frontier Town!
Whew! Our collections are more complete than we ever thought!! :)




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Re: The Adventures of Frank Race

Joe Webb
 

Here's the answer! Never heard this before -- from Variety June 3 1952 -- there were only 43 done!!
Sounds like Bruce Eells may have run out of money for production.... and only got 43 out and 47 of Frontier Town!
Whew! Our collections are more complete than we ever thought!! :)




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Re: December posts

Tom G.
 

Larry, the Facebook OTR groups are weird. Several times I've had my posts deleted and my access suspended for no reason. One was a technical discussion about how people listen to their OTR collection. I wrote up a nice post about how I made a UPnP server with a $35 Raspberry Pi and a disused USB drive. I got suspended from the group for 7 days. Another post from me was discussing that Yesterday USA used to be on C-Band and then Ku-Band satellite. That post was rejected and I lost access to the group. This message board seems MUCH more friendly. -Tom


Re: The Adventures of Frank Race

Randy Watts
 

it's worth noting that "Frontier Town," which was sold as a package deal with "Frank Race" and "Pat O'Brien from Hollywood," likewise seems to have fallen short of 52 episodes, neither Grams nor Digital Deli able to come up with more than 47 episodes aired or surviving.

Randy


Re: Nov.-Dec. Old Radio Times

Tom G.
 

Another great publication. Thank You!

I appreciated the update on what's going on with the CBS Radio Mystery Theater collection. That was a series I frequently listed to on the radio as a kid. I've listened to a lot of what Ken Long has to offer during the pandemic.


Re: The Adventures of Frank Race

Randy Watts
 

Has anyone come up with evidence that there were ever more than 43 episodes of :"Frank Race" produced? Martin Grams logged two separate runs of 43 episodes each. Digital Deli was likewise unable to come up with logs of more than the 43 in circulation. I've seen references in trade magazines to 52 episodes of "Frank Race," and 43 is admittedly an odd number of shows, radio usually working in blocks of 13. It seems odd, though, that if there existed episodes numbered #44 through #52 that discs for those have never surfaced and that no one has been able to come up with newspaper logs that indicate them being aired or even giving titles for them. Randy Riddle, for example, came up with discs for some 35 episodes of "Frank Race," but nothing higher than episode 43.

Randy


Re: The Adventures of Frank Race

Joe Webb
 

In all the years I have been scouring catalogs and such only those 43 seen to have survived

And that's a surprise, because as a syndicated program there sould have been 50-100 or possibly more sets of discs. Just in terms of sheer number you'd think 1 or 2 more would have been found by now


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Re: Digital Deli

Randy Watts
 

A friend of mine, who used to download from their FTP site, told me awhile back that he hasn't been able to do that lately, that they hadn't responded to any of his emails, and payments he'd sent them were never collected.

I know their website, before it disappeared, was still decorated for Christmas, 2016.

Randy

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On Thursday, December 23, 2021, 11:28:24 AM CST, Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...> wrote:


I know Digital Deli has been accessible on and off in recent years but now it's not even coming up when I do web searches for it. It doesn't seem to just be down. Anyone else getting no hits for it? 
Ryan


The Adventures of Frank Race

Ryan Ellett
 

It looks like 52 episodes of Frank Race were produced but only 43 exists among collectors. Is it known what happened to the other 9? Is there a chance the discs are still out there somewhere? Or are the trade magazine accounts incorrect and only 43 were ultimately made (a very odd number)?
Ryan


Re: New script items in the Joe Hehn Memorial Collection ... AND a missing Lone Ranger recording!

Ryan Ellett
 

I believe the owners of those IPs sometimes request that Internet Archive take down items related to them (though our Lone Ranger set has been up there for some time). So we're not necessarily widely publicizing that those scripts are available on our site.

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On Friday, December 24, 2021, 08:59:08 AM CST, Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb@...> wrote:


The Hornet, Preston, and Ranger scripts are the ones I teased in my post!
They're up early! It's a Festivus miracle!

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Re: Merry Christmas To All

Michael Hingson
 

And a very merry Christmas to everyone from us as well.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

Michael Hingson

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Walden Hughes
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Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Merry Christmas To All

 

Merry Christmas to all.

 

Walden

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