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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Killer Serials #11 – Adventures by Morse: The City of the Dead, Part One (3/14/20)

1:07:19 – Dave in Kentucky introduces a new Carlton E. Morse adventure thriller, The City of the Dead — the earliest serial in the syndicated Adventures by Morse series from the mid-1940s. This first part includes Chapter One as well as the two demos used to promote the series to potential stations and sponsors, plus: radio networks of the 1940s, anti-trust concerns, title and name changes due to intellectual property considerations, I Love a Mystery, I Love Adventure, Jack Packard and Doc Long, Bart Friday and Skip Turner, Reggie York, Walter Paterson, Gayne Whitman, Chandu the Magician, Richard LeGrand, Mr. Peavy, The Great Gildersleeve, “Olie” on Fibber McGee and Molly, Russell Thorson, Elliott Lewis, Frankie Remley, The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, Voyage of the Scarlet Queen, Broadway is My Beat, Suspense, A Coffin for the Lady, “Skip Ellis”, Jack “Sonny” Edwards, Southern and Hillbilly Dialects, the song parody “Old Joe Cain is My Name,” restrictions on beer sponsorships, etc.

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Show art: Carlton E. Morse at the typewriter.

posted by Dave at 9:48 am filed in Dave,Mar20  

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