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Posted on 07/14/2013 1:48:15 PM PDT by Vision
Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana.
*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
Don't know about where you are but it's hot outside.
We have a creepy Escape with Edgar Allen Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher." I think I remember hearing this one before. It seems I recall that they deviate quite a bit from the original story.
The Night Beat synopsis for November 10, 1951 has a different title than the one given by WAMU, so I may not have the correct entry.
These brief synopses are used by permission from the RadioGOLDINdex © 2013 J. David Goldin. Audio details refer to Mr. Goldin's collection.
7 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. March 14, 1956. Part 3. CBS net. "The Clinton Matter". Sustaining. A meeting with the building inspector, who has three bullet holes in him! The final public service announcement and system cue have been deleted, the story is complete. Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (producer, director), John Dawson (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Jeanette Nolan, Bob Bruce, Frank Gerstle, Lucille Meredith, Carleton Young, Herb Ellis, Jack Petruzzi, Herb Butterfield, Paul Richards, Edgar Barrier, Russell Thorson, Jack Moyles, Amerigo Moreno (musical supervisor). 13:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.
7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. March 15, 1956. Prart 4. CBS net. "The Clinton Matter". Sustaining. A death threat...by the sheriff! The final public service announcement and system cue have been deleted, the story is complete. Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (producer, director), John Dawson (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Jeanette Nolan, Bob Bruce, Frank Gerstle, Lucille Meredith, Carleton Young, Herb Ellis, Jack Petruzzi, Herb Butterfield, Paul Richards, Edgar Barrier, Russell Thorson, Jack Moyles, Amerigo Moreno (musical supervisor). 13:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.
7:30 Dragnet. August 30, 1951. Program #116. NBC net. "The Big Crazy". Sponsored by: Fatima Cigarettes. Friday meets a man who brags he's murdered his wife. A mental case? Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
8:00 Gunsmoke. October 9, 1954. CBS net. "Love Of A Good Woman". Sponsored by: L & M. Coney Thorn plans to kill Marshal Dillon. Coney is sick however, so first Abby Twilling (a good friend of Doc's) has to nurse him back to health. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on January 24, 1959. Georgia Ellis, Howard McNear, James Nusser, John Dehner, John Meston (writer), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Parley Baer, Rex Koury (composer, performer), Vivi Janis, William Conrad, George Walsh (announcer). 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
8:30 It Pays To Be Ignorant. February 5, 1948. CBS net. Sustaining. The first question (at the opening): "Why do wedding bells ring?" The first question (during the program): "In what room of the house do you find the kitchen range?" A funny show. Ralph Bellamy (guest), Tom Howard (m. c.), George Shelton, Harry McNaughton, Lulu McConnell, Ken Roberts (announcer), Herb Polesie (director). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
9:00 Night Beat. November 10, 1950. NBC net. Sustaining. "The Slasher" is terrorizing the women of Chicago. Could he be Rick Bennett, a new artist in town who is very interested in women with scars? The last show of the season. Frank Lovejoy, Jeff Corey, Joan Banks, Sidney Miller, Nestor Paiva, Jerry Hausner, Lou Krugman, E. Jack Neuman (writer), John Michael Hayes (writer), Warren Lewis (editor, producer, director), Frank Worth (music). 29:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete. 9:30 Casey, Crime Photographer. July 24, 1947. CBS net. "Photo Of The Dead". Sponsored by: Anchor Hocking Glass. A phoney swami, guarded by a Senegalese boxer, claims to be able to contact the dead. He supplies the photos that prove it! Alonzo Deen Cole (writer), Archie Bleyer (music), Arnold Moss, Herman Chittison (piano), Jan Miner, John Dietz (director), John Gibson, Staats Cotsworth, Tony Marvin (announcer), George Harmon Coxe (creator). 29:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
10:00 Gangbusters. April 2, 1955. Program #885. CBS net. "The Case Of The Mistreated Lady". Sustaining. Roger Kensell picks up two hitch-hikers who kill him. They later beat up their girl friend Marie. "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues": Clarence Dye (sought for armed robbery) has scar over left eyebrow, blue scar over right eyebrow, tattoo of C. D. on right forearm. Everett Bruce Carroll (burglar): both hands and arms badly scarred from burns. McKinley Norfleet (murderer): has scar on back of his head, gold front teeth, seems to be grinning at all times. Next week's case: "The Case Of The Hong Kong Casanova." Robert Shaw (writer), Leonard L. Bass (director), Tom Holland, Eileen Palmer, Jerry Danzig (production supervisor), Gaylord Avery (announcer), Mason Adams. 31:05. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
10:30 Escape. October 22, 1947. CBS net. "The Fall Of The House Of Usher". Sustaining. A well-done if slightly theatrical dramatization of the horror classic. Edgar Allan Poe (author), Paul Frees, Les Crutchfield (adaptor), William N. Robson (director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
Hi, Vision! Yes, it’s pretty warm here, too, although we’ve had more than six inches of rain in the past couple of weeks and more in the forecast.
How are things going with you? How is your new job?
On Friday, a couple of our friends surprised us with a house-warming gift of a Big Green Egg! We couldn’t believe it. Keith’s old smoker grill is on its last leg; the smoker box rusted and fell off a long time ago, even though he covered the hole and still uses it. We look forward to trying the Egg.
What a welcome reprieve from the Zimmerman trial. Thank you.............
Anything cooking tonight? I did a rib roast on the rotisserie last night which turned out great.
The job is good. I have to get up earlier for a train commute into DC, and the body is still adjusting to that, but it's exciting.
Isn't "Fall of the House of Usher" what Ed plays every Halloween?
It’s a medium Egg, which is good enough for most all of what we do. We still have to get the ceramic plate you have to use to smoke with it, otherwise it’s direct grilling for now.
Yesterday evening, we did pork tenderloin on the old grill, and tonight I’m making lasagna—homemade, instead of Stouffer’s. Well, not FULLY homemade; I’m buying the sauce pre-made but will doctor it with mushrooms, onions and bell peppers.
You’re working in the Belly of the Beast! Wow! I’m glad you’re liking it, though. :-)
Yes, I think it may have been Halloween when Ed last played that show. It’s a so-so adaptation.
There’s a BGE bbq forum somewhere, it may be called eggheads.com. That should be of help.
Yesterday, Keith watched a bunch of You Tube Egg videos. We’ll look for the “eggheads” forum, too. I’m sure he’s going to really like this thing!
Yeah, and they can hold a temperature for a looooong time.
I found the forum: http://eggheadforum.com/
I am the eggman,
they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus,
goo goo g'joob.
Hi, Steelyourfaith! Now, I’ll have that Beatles’ song stuck in my head! :-)
That was a bizarre Dragnet. They tricked the guy into his death. Too bad.
I’m doing fine. It’s a rare sort-of-free-Sunday-evening for me lately. I trust you guys are doing well. Sorry about the song lyrics but I couldn’t resist.
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