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  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Collection 1 |  Black Eye Entertainment

    Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Collection 1

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 17 mins)
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    First heard on network radio in 1948, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar chronicled the adventures of freelance insurance investigator Johnny Dollar, "the man with the action-packed expense account." For 15 years, it was one of the most popular detective shows on the air, lasting until the final days of network radio drama in 1962. Each story started with a phone call from an insurance executive calling on Johnny Dollar to investigate an unusual claim.

  • This Is Your FBI, Collection 1 |  Black Eye Entertainment

    This Is Your FBI, Collection 1

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 49 mins)
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    "This Is Your FBI" was a fact-based radio series that dramatized FBI cases from the agent's point of view. Producer/director Jerry Devine had experience with pro-law enforcement radio drama having brought us "Mr. District Attorney." Crackdowns on organized crime, and well-known criminal cases of the day were featured. Because the series shined a glorious light on the FBI and vilified criminals, it received the full endorsement of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, who even appeared on the first episode.

  • Our Miss Brooks, Collection 1 |  Black Eye Entertainment

    Our Miss Brooks, Collection 1

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 56 mins)
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    Our Miss Brooks was a situation comedy show heard on radio and seen on television and films. It starred Hollywood film and New York stage veteran Eve Arden, who had specialized in playing the wisecracking friend to the heroine. Arden's skill with the wicked one-liner and acid aside was beginning to lead to typecasting so, to find a new image, Arden signed on for the lead in radio's Our Miss Brooks.

  • The Whistler, Collection 1 |  Black Eye Entertainment

    The Whistler, Collection 1

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 51 mins)
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    The Whistler was one of radio's top mystery programs airing from May 16, 1942, until September 22, 1955. Sponsored by the Signal Oil Company, The Whistler (Bill Forman) was an ominous narrator who knew the killer's every move even before they did. The stories followed an effective formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone by their own missteps.

  • Space Patrol, Collection 1 |  Black Eye Entertainment

    Space Patrol, Collection 1

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 54 mins)
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    Space Patrol began as a television show in 1950 and was an overnight sensation. The series followed the 30th-century interplanetary exploits of Commander-in-Chief Buzz Corry of the United Planets Space Patrol and his young sidekick Cadet Happy. Together they thwarted evildoers wanting to take over the Universe. The show was targeted to children, but attracted a sizable adult audience. A radio series soon followed with the same cast performing on both the TV and radio shows.

  • Old Time Radio's Greatest Dramas, Collection 1 |  Black Eye Entertainment

    Old Time Radio's Greatest Dramas, Collection 1

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 27 mins)
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    The golden age of radio had incredible drama shows that kept Americans glued to their radio sets. Families gathered around their living room radios to be entertained by the greatest names in Hollywood each and every day. The biggest stars from tinsel-town lent their voices to radio dramas and most of the time the producers and sponsors allowed them to take a curtain call to plug their latest film release.

  • Philo Vance, Detective, Collection 1 |  Black Eye Entertainment

    Philo Vance, Detective, Collection 1

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 19 mins)
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    Created by S.S. Van Dine, Philo Vance was quite popular in books, movies and on radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, very intelligent and cultured private detective - an Americanized Sherlock Holmes - working out of New York.

  • Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Collection 1 |  Black Eye Entertainment

    Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Collection 1

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    Created by Blake Edwards (of "Pink Panther" fame), Richard Diamond, Private Detective came to NBC radio in 1949 starring film actor and crooner Dick Powell. Powell had recently played 'Philip Marlowe' in the popular RKO film "Murder My Sweet" and jumped at the chance to play a suave detective on radio. Richard Diamond was a light-hearted New York-based private eye who enjoyed ribbing the cops and singing songs to his millionairess girlfriend, Helen Asher (played by Virginia Gregg).

  • The Weird Circle, Collection 1 |  Black Eye Entertainment

    The Weird Circle, Collection 1

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    The Weird Circle" was an anthology of classic thrillers from the pens of the world's best-known and respected fiction authors of the 19th Century. The focus was horror and suspense stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson and Mary Shelley (among others) with the occasional drama by Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens and George Eliot. "The Weird Circle" was produced in New York by NBC and offered in syndication.

  • Night Beat, Collection 1 |  Black Eye Entertainment

    Night Beat, Collection 1

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    Night Beat followed Randy Stone, a hard-nosed Chicago Star newsman and his quest for the human-interest story behind the headlines. Hollywood actor Frank Lovejoy voiced the role of Randy Stone, who brought the character to vivid life thanks to expert scripts written by Russell Hughes, E. Jack Neumann, John Michael Hayes (who would later write the Hitchcock film classics "To Catch a Thief" and "Rear Window"), and Larry Marcus.

  • Escape, Collection 1 |  Black Eye Entertainment

    Escape, Collection 1

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    Escape was radio's leading anthology series of high adventure, airing on CBS from July 7, 1947, until September 25, 1954. The series' well-remembered opening combined Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain with this introduction, as intoned by Paul Frees and/or William Conrad: Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you...Escape!

  • Dimension X, Collection 1 |  Black Eye Entertainment

    Dimension X, Collection 1

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    Hosted by Norman Rose, "Dimension X" was one of radio's first adult science-fiction series and made its mark by adapting short stories by acknowledged masters in the field, including: Isaac Asimov, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Fredric Brown, Robert. A. Heinlein, Clifford D. Simak, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and William Tenn. Scriptwriters Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, who also contributed their own original scripts, adapted the stories.

  • The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Collection 1 |  Black Eye Entertainment

    The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Collection 1

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    The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was radio's top detective program. Raymond Chandler's celebrated hardboiled private eye, Philip Marlowe, made his radio debut in 1945 on The Lux Radio Theatre with "Murder My Sweet" starring Dick Powell. Two years later, NBC would bring the character to the air in his own weekly series starring Van Heflin in The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe. Being a summer replacement for The Bob Hope Show, the series was short-lived and ended on September 9th, 1947.

  • The CBS Radio Workshop: Collection 1 |  Black Eye Entertainment

    The CBS Radio Workshop: Collection 1

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    The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956, through September 22, 1957, and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop which aired from 1936 to 1943. Creator William Froug launched the series with the powerhouse two-part adaptation of Brave New World and booked author Aldous Huxley to narrate his famous novel. Enjoy 12 of the greatest episodes from this award-winning drama series.

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