Old Time Radio 3
CD-ROM - 251 mp3
The Shadow was long believed to have
debuted on radio as a program in its own right September 26, 1937, on the
Mutual Broadcasting System. But the character actually premiered in
September 1931, on CBS, as part of the hour-long The Blue Coal Radio Revue
(named for the show's sponsor), featuring Frank Readick -- the "Shadow"
announcer of Detective Stories -- as The Shadow, and playing Sundays at 5:30
p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The stories also appeared on Thursday nights for
a month, when Love Story Drama (another Street and Smith creation) took the
Thursday night slot -- but also featured occasional portrayals of The
Blue Coal had a long relationship with the Shadow, moving the radio series
to NBC in October 1932 with Readick playing the character on Wednesday
nights now. Two years later, NBC ran the stories on Mondays and Wednesdays,
both at 6:30 p.m., with LaCurto taking occasional turns as the title
character. Three years later came the beginning of the half-hour drama radio
buffs have remembered so well, with the then-unknown Orson Welles as The
Shadow, the show moving to Mutual, and the famous catch phrase now in full
play accompanied by the strains of an excerpt from Opus 31 of the Camille
Saint-Saëns classical composition, "Le Rouet d'Omphale".
Welles did not speak that signature line -- Readick did, using a water glass
next to his mouth for the echo effect. But Welles did make a credible
Shadow, two years before his notoriety as the mastermind of Mercury Theatre
on the Air's production of War of the Worlds.
After Welles left the role for a career in the cinema, The Shadow was
portrayed by such actors as Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison (the longest
tenure, with ten years in two separate runs), John Archer, and Steve
Courtleigh as Lamont Cranston/The Shadow. The radio show also introduced
female characters into the Shadow's realm, most notably Margot Lane (played
by Agnes Moorehead among others) as Cranston's love interest and
crime-solving partner (the character was eventually integrated into Gibson's
pulp novels). Lane was described as Cranston's "friend and companion" in
later episodes, although the exact nature of their relationshp was left
unclear. In the 1994 movie, Margot's name was spelled "Margo." However,
early scripts of the radio show clearly show that the character's name was
Once The Shadow joined Mutual as a half-hour series, it did not leave Sunday
evenings radio until December 26, 1954, outlasting the magazine that gave
birth to it: The Shadow Magazine ended with the summer 1949 issue, although
Gibson wrote three new "official" stories between 1963 and 1980. Gibson
started off a short series of updated Shadow novels for Belmont with Return
of the Shadow under his own name, followed by The Shadow Strikes, Beware
Shadow, Cry Shadow, The Shadow's Revenge, Mark of The Shadow, Shadow Go Mad,
Night of The Shadow, and Destination: Moon. The Shadow had mental powers in
these books, to cloud men's minds so he effectively became invisible, to
conquer pain, etc.
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 10 August, 2011.