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  • Author Various

    Dan Holiday, risk taking reporter turned author, is back! Played to tough guy perfection by movie star Alan Ladd, Holiday continues to find mystery and mayhem around every corner thanks to his unique approach to obtaining new material for his stories. Using an ad placed in the paper he works for, Holiday answers each response, either offering help to those in trouble or finding out someone wants him framed, injured, or even dead. Hard as nails when he needs to be, Holiday also presents a very human everyman character in each adventure, thanks largely to Ladd's trademark ability to play a 'tough guy with a heart' in various roles. Follow Holiday on a roller coaster of death and danger in...read more

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    "Adventure wanted. Will go anyplace, do anything. Box Thirteen." These words sent Dan Holiday, reporter turned author, into mystery and action for fifty-two episodes of 'Box Thirteen', a stand out radio program produced in 1948-49. Mayfair Productions, Ladd's own radio syndication company, produced the program, one of the best of its era. This final Volume of the classic well-produced show contains thrills, chills, and the conscientious tough guy persona of Alan Ladd to boot! Hang on tight and read over Dan Holiday's shoulder as he learns what danger and death awaits him when he checks in at the Star-Times. All the mystery, suspense, and pure adventure you can handle await you in Box...read more

  • William S. Burroughs

    William Burroughs closed his classic novel, Junky, by saying he had determined to search out a drug he called 'Yage', a drug that could be 'the final fix'. In The Yage Letters, a mix of travel writing, satire, psychedelia and epistolary novel, he journeys through South America, writing to his friend Allen Ginsberg about his experiments with the strange drug, using it to travel through time and space and derange his senses. Burroughs' letters reveal his desire to escape the norms of American society which hemmed him in, and the extraordinary steps he took to break...read more

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    The top western stars of the silver screen are featured in the "All-Star Western Theatre", a highly entertaining series of shows first heard in 1946. Hosted by Cottonseed Clark and highlighted by the music of Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage, the 20 broadcasts in this collection offer a virtual round-up of singing cowboys, including Tex Ritter, Eddie Dean, Jimmy Wakely, and Ken Curtis, as well as Saturday Matinee favorites like Tim Holt, Wild Bill Elliott, Alan "Rocky" Lane, and Johnny Mack Brown. If you ever sat in a darkened theater and thrilled to an exciting chase on horseback, rooting for the hero and booing the bad guys, you're going to love the sparkling and fully...read more

  • Author Various

    "Adventure Wanted. Will Go Anywhere, Do Anything. Box Thirteen." More than just the show's title, 'Box Thirteen' was an address for action and two fisted adventure. Dan Holiday, played to tough guy perfection by movie star Alan Ladd, was a newspaper reporter turned mystery writer with a unique approach to obtaining new material for his stories. Using an ad placed in the paper he works for, Holiday helps those who contact him, often putting his life on the line. Mix that with his scatterbrained gal Friday named Suzy along with over the top colorful characters played by such radio veterans as Betty Lou Gerson, Lurene Tuttle, Alan Reed, Frank Lovejoy, and Joseph Kerns, and what you have is 7...read more

  • Author Various

    "Adventure Wanted. Will Go Anywhere, Do Anything. Box Thirteen." More than just the show's title, 'Box Thirteen' was an address for action and two fisted adventure. Dan Holiday, played to tough guy perfection by movie star Alan Ladd, was a newspaper reporter turned mystery writer with a unique approach to obtaining new material for his stories. Using an ad placed in the paper he works for, Holiday helps those who contact him, often putting his life on the line. Mix that with his scatterbrained gal Friday named Suzy along with over the top colorful characters played by such radio veterans as Betty Lou Gerson, Lurene Tuttle, Alan Reed, Frank Lovejoy, and Joseph Kerns, and what you have is 6...read more

  • Author Various

    One of the many series created by MGM Radio Attractions in the late 1940s, "The Adventures of Maisie" was produced at NBC in Hollywood and starred Ann Sothern as Maisie Revere, a brassy Jill-of-all-trades whose hard luck in life and love was matched with a heart of pure gold. Based on the popular movies of the 1940s, this hilarous series related the comical misadventures of the sassy showgirl in tales that regularly featured such well-known talents as Sheldon Leonard, Hans Conried, Bea Benaderet, and Frank Nelson in supporting roles. Sothern - a long-time MGM star who was made the sassy Miss Revere her signature role - brought a sincere sweetness to the part, making Maisie one of the most...read more

  • Author Various

    Whether you remember the big band era yourself or simply appreciate the timeless music of the war years and beyond, you'll find many treasures in this collection, featuring twenty of the top bands and musical groups of the era in twenty half-hour live remote broadcasts dating from 1944 to 1950. In addition to performances by orchestras that are still well remembered today, the set also features broadcasts by several lesser-known but equally talented ensembles, all performing live and in-person from some of the top ballrooms and night spots of the...read more

  • Author Various

    Whether you remember the big band era yourself or simply appreciate the timeless music of the war years and beyond, you'll find many treasures in this second collection from Radio Archives, featuring twenty of the top bands and musical groups of the era in twenty half-hour live remote broadcasts dating from 1944 to 1950. In addition to performances by orchestras that are still well remembered today, the set also features broadcasts by several lesser-known but equally talented ensembles, all performing live and in-person from some of the top ballrooms and night spots of the...read more

  • Author Various

    Whether you remember the big band era yourself or simply appreciate the timeless music of the war years and beyond, you'll find many treasures in this third collection from Radio Archives, featuring eighteen of the top bands and musical groups of the era in twenty half-hour live remote broadcasts dating from 1944 to 1958. In addition to performances by orchestras that are still well remembered today, the set also features broadcasts by several lesser-known but equally talented ensembles, all performing live and in-person from some of the top ballrooms and night spots of the...read more

  • Author Various

    Airing on Mutual, The Comic Weekly Man combined two pastimes important to American families, Radio and Comic strips. The Comic Weekly Man brought comic strip favorites - from Flash Gordon to Beetle Bailey, from Prince Valiant to Snuffy Smith - to life. The concept was simple. The Comic Weekly Man sang his theme song, then picked up the newspaper, flipped right to the comic strips, and read them aloud to millions of listeners, replete with different voices, music, and sound effects. The Comic Weekly Man, voiced by veteran radio actor Lon Clark, voiced all the male parts while Little Miss Honey, a young girl, assisted with the female roles. Listen as the classic comic characters joke, fight,...read more

  • Author Various

    Airing on Mutual, The Comic Weekly Man combined two pastimes important to American families, Radio and Comic strips. The Comic Weekly Man brought comic strip favorites - from Flash Gordon to Beetle Bailey, from Prince Valiant to Snuffy Smith - to life. The concept was simple. The Comic Weekly Man sang his theme song, then picked up the newspaper, flipped right to the comic strips, and read them aloud to millions of listeners, replete with different voices, music, and sound effects. The Comic Weekly Man, voiced by veteran radio actor Lon Clark, voiced all the male parts while Little Miss Honey, a young girl, assisted with the female roles. Listen as the classic comic characters joke, fight,...read more

  • Author Various

    Airing on Mutual, The Comic Weekly Man combined two pastimes important to American families, Radio and Comic strips. The Comic Weekly Man brought comic strip favorites - from Flash Gordon to Beetle Bailey, from Prince Valiant to Snuffy Smith - to life. The concept was simple. The Comic Weekly Man sang his theme song, then picked up the newspaper, flipped right to the comic strips, and read them aloud to millions of listeners, replete with different voices, music, and sound effects. The Comic Weekly Man, voiced by veteran radio actor Lon Clark, voiced all the male parts while Little Miss Honey, a young girl, assisted with the female roles. Listen as the classic comic characters joke, fight,...read more

  • Author Various

    Airing on Mutual beginning in 1947, The Comic Weekly Man combined two pastimes important to American families, Radio and Comic strips. Reading from Puck: The Comic Weekly found in the papers owned by William Randolph Hearst, The Comic Weekly Man brought comic strip favorites - from Flash Gordon to Beetle Bailey, from Prince Valiant to Snuffy Smith - to life in a way most strips had never been heard. Volume...read more

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    I'm The Comic Weekly Man, the jolly Comic Weekly Man and I'm here to read the funnies to you happy boys and honeys." This memorable theme song welcomed its audience to one of the most unique programs of the era of Classic Radio. The concept was simple. The Comic Weekly Man sang his song, then picked up the newspaper, flipped right to the comic strips, and read them aloud to millions of listeners, replete with different voices, music, and sound...read more

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    It's the greatest radio show you never heard - unless, of course, you were in the Armed Forces during World War II. Recorded exclusively for the enjoyment of servicemen and women and aired worldwide via shortwave, "Command Performance" was a weekly variety series that featured the top names in radio, nightclubs, and motion pictures performing in person in front of live all-military audiences. Had it been a commercial series, it would have cost a fortune - but every member of the star-studded roster of performers donated their time and talents in support of the war effort. In this truly amazing collection, you'll hear such stars as Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Bing Crosby,...read more

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    "Curtain Time" was a dramatic anthology series that gave listening audiences the experience of attending a live theatrical performance. Each week the series' genial host would arrive at the theater to attend the opening night performance of a first-run play - generally a romantic comedy - and be greeted by an usher who would escort him to his seat. Once comfortable, the host would chat briefly about the performers, set the scene, and then sit back to enjoy the play. At the conclusion of the show, the lead performers would be called to the microphone for a brief after-show chat and the program would close with a final word about Mars, Snickers, or Milky Way candy bars on behalf of the...read more

  • Author Various

    Fifteen of the biggest names in weird literature come together to pay tribute to Hellboy and the characters of Mike Mignola's award-winning line of books! Assembled by Joe Golem and Baltimore co-writer Christopher Golden this anthology boasts fifteen original stories by the best in horror, fantasy, and science fiction, including Seanan McGuire (October Daye series), Chelsea Cain (Heartsick), Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger series), and more! The new writer of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., iZombie co-creator Chris Roberson, pitches in as well, and Chris Priestley (Tales of Terror) provides a...read more

  • Author Various

    In 1994, Mike Mignola created one of the most unique and visually arresting comics series to ever see print: Hellboy. Tens of thousands have followed the exploits of the World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator in comics form and in prose. Now, fans of the comic can enjoy the world of Hellboy as seen through the eyes of some of the brightest creative lights in horror and mystery...read more

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    "Great Scenes from Great Plays" offered some of the finest performers of the 20th century in adaptations of some of the best plays ever to be presented. Hosted by veteran actor/producer Walter Hampden, the series drew upon the many stars then appearing in plays along with Great White Way. Despite attracting top names, however, the series did not succeed in gaining a sponsor and was cancelled after just one well-received season. Now, a series that offers a unique glimpse into the rarified world of the New York theater had a second life thanks to Radio Archives, which offers twenty beautifully restored episodes in this collection, taken directly from original transcription recordings for...read more