Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Radio

From: James Michael Rogers (
Date: 12 Mar 2010

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    Alfred Bester did a lot of radio work. Quite a few of the late Shadow shows and, I think, Inner Sanctum were done by him. The radio Gunsmoke was consciously modeled off of the Continental Op.....very hardboiled scripts.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: davezeltserman
      Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 09:58
      Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Radio

      Bill, any idea who used to write for these? Any familiar names?

      When I was in high school I used to listen to a station that was rebroadcasting them, as well as the old Jack Benny show. This is the best argument I've heard yet for satellite radio.


      --- In, Bill Crider <macavityabc@...> wrote:
    > Speaking of things noir, the radio shows of the late '40s and early '50s
    > were very dark stuff, indeed. Shows like "The Whistler" and "Suspense" and
    > "Inner Sanctum" and many others had plenty of doomed protagonists whom
    > nobody could love, and most of them met bad ends. I've been listening to a
    > lot of these old shows on satellite radio. If you did a series like any of
    > these shows today, it would have to be on cable. Is cable the Gold Medal of
    > television?
    > Bill Crider
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