favorite shows


barry nadler
 

I enjoyed Paar. His interactions with regular guests, like Jonathan Winters, were warmer than Carson, who I thought of as mostly guests to promote something. 


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On Monday, April 13, 2020, 11:31 PM, Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:

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 <
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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


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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


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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


--
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Larry Maupin


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Bob Stepno
 

Subscribing in digest mode, I've been having a hard time getting the system to let me respond to Brian's favorite shows, bio and upcoming birthday post... But at least it did let me post this in response to one of his messages.

So happy birthday, from another guy who spent about half his life in Connecticut!...

And I am sure that is part of the reason I remember Johnny Dollar, since we moved to Waterbury from Western Massachusetts in 1961, just as the  show was winding down, and just as I was about to start high school.

Johnny's fictional Hartford insurance firm did help put Connecticut on the map for me. And after high school and college I wound up working in Hartford -- as a reporter for the Hartford Courant for 11 years. Since then I have studied anthropology, music, and computers, and have been a writer and editor for a software company, a boating magazine, and one of the first online newspapers.

I do remember listening to The Lone Ranger and other kids shows when I was a kid... and in the 1980s I enjoyed a Connecticut stations old time radio Revival programming, which was the first time I heard the Green Hornet and brought back the Shadow, which I probably had been a little too young for before television took over my media diet.

But I got into my current obsession with old time radio through my interests in online media -- some early c.2004 podcasts included Night Beat episodes, which gave me the idea of listening carefully to the ways radio drama presented my older medium of daily newspapers.

I was teaching journalism at the time and looking for a media history research project to present at journalism conferences and maybe turn into a series of academic Journal articles or a book. But I decided I would have to do an awful lot of listening to reach any profound academic conclusions, so started using my WordPress website jheroes.com  to sort out my notes, and just let it grow and grow... I reached retirement age with the project still in progress. 

Now I live in Southwestern Virginia, in the town where I had my last teaching job, and play a lot of old-time string band music in jam sessions and open-mic nights -- when not in pandemic isolation!

In addition to the old time radio blog, I have another where I intermittently write about music, and yet another that I used when teaching journalism and now use when I feel a need to say something about journalism, writing, , movies or life in general... Anything that isn't music or old time radio... especially if I want to get the message to friends who are not on Facebook, where I spend way too much time , but enjoy posting photographs from my walks in the woods and sunsets over the mountains.

Nice to meet you all! Stay healthy!


Larry Maupin
 

I agree.  One summer my air conditioning broke down and it took several days to get it repaired.  It was so hot that I was up all night, and I just listened to the 5 part "The Todd Matter" over and over.  The story line is good, but it was the music and the voices that sometimes helped me doze off for a while.  I think that show had some of the best music of any OTR series, and I think Bailey had one of the best voices.

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

From: "Mike Thomas via groups.io"
To: "main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Saturday April 4 2020 12:42:05AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

Yes The Bob Bailey esp especially the 5 part serials are top notch. After listening to those it's hard to listen to other actors playing jd


On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 4:40 PM, Larry Maupin
<lmaupin@...> wrote:
So "Gunsmoke" did end more than a year before "Suspense" and "YTJD" it seems.  I will try to listen to the last episode you mention of each of the three programs and see if I get that feeling of the end of an era that you allude to.

Thank you for the post.

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

From: "Scott Mahan"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday April 3 2020 5:21:48PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

That is episode #480 “Letter Of The Law” and it was, indeed, The End. And even so, it was a rebroadcast of the episode of 07-15-56. The last real episode was the week before, #479 06-11-61 “Doc’s Visitor”. If you listen to it, you can tell it’s over.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick Andre
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 3:10 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

 

Re: Gunsmoke – The last episode I can find is June 18, 1961 – over a year earlier.

 

~Patrick

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 12:47
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


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Yes. The Bob Bailey esp especially the 5 part serials are top notch. After listening to those it's hard to listen to other actors playing jd


On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 4:40 PM, Larry Maupin
<lmaupin@...> wrote:
So "Gunsmoke" did end more than a year before "Suspense" and "YTJD" it seems.  I will try to listen to the last episode you mention of each of the three programs and see if I get that feeling of the end of an era that you allude to.

Thank you for the post.

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

From: "Scott Mahan"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday April 3 2020 5:21:48PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

That is episode #480 “Letter Of The Law” and it was, indeed, The End. And even so, it was a rebroadcast of the episode of 07-15-56. The last real episode was the week before, #479 06-11-61 “Doc’s Visitor”. If you listen to it, you can tell it’s over.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick Andre
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 3:10 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

 

Re: Gunsmoke – The last episode I can find is June 18, 1961 – over a year earlier.

 

~Patrick

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 12:47
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


--
Larry Maupin


Larry Maupin
 

So "Gunsmoke" did end more than a year before "Suspense" and "YTJD" it seems.  I will try to listen to the last episode you mention of each of the three programs and see if I get that feeling of the end of an era that you allude to.

Thank you for the post.

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

From: "Scott Mahan"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday April 3 2020 5:21:48PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

That is episode #480 “Letter Of The Law” and it was, indeed, The End. And even so, it was a rebroadcast of the episode of 07-15-56. The last real episode was the week before, #479 06-11-61 “Doc’s Visitor”. If you listen to it, you can tell it’s over.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick Andre
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 3:10 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

 

Re: Gunsmoke – The last episode I can find is June 18, 1961 – over a year earlier.

 

~Patrick

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 12:47
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


--
Larry Maupin


Scott Mahan
 

That is episode #480 “Letter Of The Law” and it was, indeed, The End. And even so, it was a rebroadcast of the episode of 07-15-56. The last real episode was the week before, #479 06-11-61 “Doc’s Visitor”. If you listen to it, you can tell it’s over.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick Andre
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 3:10 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] favorite shows

 

Re: Gunsmoke – The last episode I can find is June 18, 1961 – over a year earlier.

 

~Patrick

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 12:47
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


Patrick Andre
 

Re: Gunsmoke – The last episode I can find is June 18, 1961 – over a year earlier.

 

~Patrick

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 12:47
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


Larry Maupin
 

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

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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


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thanks for the YTJD extras...O'brien was great.

Brian


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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
 
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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
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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
 
 
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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
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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

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Patrick Andre
 

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
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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

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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

 

 

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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"
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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


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Scott Mahan
 

Mandel Kramer was really good too.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 12:36 PM
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

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From: "BrianWest2 via groups.io"
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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-----
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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"
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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


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Gordon Johansen
 

I always enjoyed him in "Let George Do It" as well. I think it was one of first OTR DVDs I bought and listened to. I think I've gone through them all twice now.

Gord

Larry Maupin wrote on 4/03/20 11:35 AM:

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


Larry Maupin
 

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

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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@...>
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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"
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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

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BrianWest2@...
 

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

--
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Larry Maupin
 

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

--
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BrianWest2@...
 

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