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“The Gilligan’s Island radio was actually NOT a prop. It was a working radio…Packard Bell model AR-851 table-top AM radio…previously purchased by show creator Sherwood Schwartz to listen to Dodger games in his office. Schwartz didn’t like the black radio used in the pilot…thought the white radio would show better. (He had the prop department […]
Last week’s Crosley Radio was so popular, so highly-acclaimed, so well-received that this week we bring you another. While last week’s Crosley boomed with the thrills of “Calling Phil Vance,” this week, we’re going to hear how music chimes in: It’s “Your Hit Parade” from March 29, 1941 …. Preview Open
A couple of weeks ago, in our post about “The Fantastic Four Radio Show,” we mentioned that the Marvel Comics show-producers were following in the footsteps of CBS who the year before had introduced the “CBS Radio Mystery Theater” with then-host E.G. Marshall. Tonight, we bring you said Mystery Theater and “The Train Stops” …. […]
“The gay, heart-warming story of a woman who is married to a doctor…and likes it!” Though short-lived, “The Doctor’s Wife,” sponsored by Ex-Lax, was pleasant, delightful, bright, and regular …. as in “Monday through Friday” regular …. Oh, you thought I meant regular as in …. That’s funny …. Tonight, Dr. Sanders visits Mrs. Irwin’s […]
Marvel Comics didn’t go directly from “the funny papers” to the big screen: First, they were on the radio! And it all started with “The Fantastic Four.” Yes, “The Fantastic Four Radio Show.” And this was in 1975! 13 years after radio-dramas were declared “dead.” (CBS had, one year earlier, revived the format to some […]
Just as the merger of the Metro, Goldwyn, and Mayer studios became “MGM,” the merger of Radio Corporation of America and the Victor Talking Machine Company gave us “RCA Victor.” And soon thereafter came one of the most famous mascots in American advertising history: “Nipper” (of “His Master’s Voice” fame) …. Preview Open