The Green Hornet debuted on a Detroit station, WXYZ, on January 31, 1936, and later aired on the Mutual and ABC Blue networks until its final broadcast on December 5, 1952. The masked crime fighter was the secret identity of newspaper publisher Britt Reid, who relied on his valet, Kato, and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall, and Jack McCarthy. The series was created by the same team that brought The Lone Ranger to the air.
"Radio's most popular juvenile adventure program." (James S. Olson, Historical Dictionary of the 1950s)
Would you listen to The Wrapped Book again? Why?
Absolutely! A very captivating episode.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wrapped Book?
When Britt smiled and cooly left the senators office, classic!
What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
A true sense of realism, emotion, and activity!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When Britt phoned Masterson, and the inevitable changed.
Any additional comments?
Another exciting sting by the Green Hornet and Kato!! A listen that everyone would enjoy!!