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    • Classic Radio Spotlights: Lucille Ball

    • By: Hollywood 360 - producer
    • Narrated by: Lucille Ball
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This collection showcases Lucille Ball's amazing spectrum of radio work, from comedy to mystery and everything in between. As Lucy Ricardo, Lucille Ball brought a tomboy's enthusiasm and a scatterbrained quality to the long-running television program I Love Lucy. She was the wacky wife making life difficult for her loving but exasperated husband, Ricky Ricardo, played by Ball's real-life husband, Desi Arnaz.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-11-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Escape, Vol. 3

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Escape was radio's leading anthology series of high-adventure, airing on CBS radio from 1947 to 1954. The series' well-remembered opening combined Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain with an introduction spoken by Paul Frees and 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!"

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Vol. 1

    • The Classic Radio Collection
    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Ozzie Nelson was Red Skelton's bandleader on the popular radio series The Red Skelton Show. Ozzie's wife, Harriet Hilliard, was Skelton's singer. When Skelton was drafted in March 1944, Ozzie was prompted to create his own family sitcom radio series. The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet launched on CBS radio on October 8, 1944 and made a midseason switch to NBC in 1949. It starred Ozzie as the head of the Nelson household, which included his wife, Harriet, and their two boys, David and Ricky.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Vol. 2

    • The Classic Radio Collection
    • By: Hollywood 360 - producer
    • Narrated by: Gerald Mohr, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Raymond Chandler's celebrated hard-boiled 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 brought the character to the air in his own weekly series starring Van Heflin, The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe. A summer replacement for The Bob Hope Show, the series was short lived, ending on September 9, 1947.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Whistler, Vol. 3

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Bill Forman, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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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 was an ominous narrator who opened each episode with: "I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, many secrets hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Escape, Vol. 2

    • The Classic Radio Theater Series
    • By: Hollywood 360, CBS Radio
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    From 1947 to 1954, CBS' Escape was radio's leading high-adventure anthology series. The show's famous opening, delivered by Paul Frees and William Conrad, asked: "Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you... Escape!" This was followed by another announcer adding, " Escape! Designed to free you from the four walls of today for a half hour of high adventure!" Many of the episodes, which included both original stories and adaptations, centered on a protagonist facing a life-or-death situation.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Great Gildersleeve, Vol. 2

    • The Classic Radio Collection
    • By: Hollywood 360, NBC Radio - producer
    • Narrated by: full cast, Harold Peary
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve was a popular character appearing each week on the Fibber McGee and Molly radio show. On August 31, 1941, Gildersleeve landed his own situation comedy, The Great Gildersleeve, becoming radio's first spin-off. Gildersleeve moved from the town of Wistful Vista, where Fibber McGee and Molly lived, to Summerfield, where he oversaw his late brother-in-law's estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie and Leroy Forrester.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic radio comedy

    • By David 6602 on 02-22-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Have Gun - Will Travel, Volume 1

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: John Dehner, a full cast
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Have Gun - Will Travel follows the adventures of Paladin, a soldier of fortune turned hired gunfighter, played by John Dehner. Paladin prefers to settle problems without violence, yet when forced to fight, he excels. He lives at the swanky Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, where he dresses in formal wear, eats gourmet food, attends the opera, and enjoys the company of beautiful women. When working as a gun-for-hire, he dresses in all black, uses calling cards, and wears a holster decorated with a chess knight emblem. This symbol refers to his name and his occupation as a champion-for-hire.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Casey, Crime Photographer, Vol. 1

    • Classic Radio Collection
    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Staats Cotsworth, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In the March 1934 issue of the legendary pulp magazine Black Mask, Jack "Flashgun" Casey, crime photographer, made his debut. His creator was former newspaper and advertising executive George Harmon Coxe Jr., who wrote more than 60 crime fiction novels in his lifetime. Casey's keen eye for detail served him well on the job, helping him to solve the crimes he was assigned to photograph for the newspapers.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Dangerous Assignment, Vol. 1

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Brian Donlevy, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In 1949, NBC brought handsome Irish American actor Brian Donlevy to the radio microphones as international troubleshooter Steve Mitchell in the spy series Dangerous Assignment. Mitchell worked for an unnamed US government intelligence agency, whose boss, "the Commissioner," dispatched him to world trouble spots. Mitchell's assignment was to solve problems in record time and in accordance with US interests.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Classic Radio's Greatest Science Fiction Shows, Vol. 2

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    This collection contains 12 episodes from the greatest science fiction shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio, including a two-part Suspense episode starring Orson Welles, written by Curt Siodmak, author of The Wolf Man, one of Universal Pictures' biggest hits. Other classics include stories by H. G. Wells, Robert Heinlein, Frederick Pohl, and Murray Leinster on Dimension X, Escape, and X Minus One.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Life of Riley, Vol. 1

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: William Bendix
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Created by Irving Brecher, The Life of Riley starred William Bendix as Brooklyn-born Chester A. Riley, a family man who worked as a wing riveter at the fictional Cunningham Aircraft plant in California. The stories were usually set at home, where Riley would cheerfully disrupt life with his malapropisms and ill-timed intervention into minor problems. His stock answer to every turn of fate became a popular catchphrase: "What a revoltin' development this is!"

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Volume 1

    • Classic Radio Collection
    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Bob Bailey, full cast
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 49

    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 14 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. His investigations usually required him to travel to distant locales and often involved murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The last and best of the radio detectives

    • By Woo! Woo! on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Vol. 1

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Dick Powell, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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 the radio. Diamond was a lighthearted, New York - based private eye who enjoyed ribbing the cops and singing songs to his millionaire girlfriend, Helen Asher.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Candy Matson, Yukon 2-8209, Vol. 1

    • By: Hollywood 360 - producer
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Candy Matson was a response to all the hard-boiled detectives on the radio, like Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, and Pat Novak, and all those other detectives who were beaten up on a regular basis. Candy, played by Natalie Park, was hard-boiled in her own way. She never compromised her femininity, but she did know how to use a gun and didn't hesitate to use it when it was necessary. She didn't take any guff from the guys - the good guys or the bad guys. With a snappy comeback, she could take anybody's head off.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best of Old Time Radio

    • By IreneTH on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Suspense, Vol. 3

    • By: Hollywood 360, CBS Radio
    • Narrated by: Cary Grant, Robert Young, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Conceived as a potential radio vehicle for Alfred Hitchcock to direct, Suspense was a radio series of epic proportion. It aired on CBS from 1942 to 1962, and is considered by many to be the best mystery/drama series of the golden age. Often referred to as "Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills" it focused on suspenseful thrillers starring the biggest names in Hollywood.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Night Beat, Vol. 1

    • By: Hollywood 360, NBC Radio
    • Narrated by: Frank Lovejoy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
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    There were several newspaper-based dramas during radio's golden age, including Box 13, Let George Do It, and Casey, Crime Photographer, but Night Beat was a cut above. It was the story of Randy Stone, hard-nosed Chicago Star newsman, and his quest for the human-interest story behind the headlines.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Dimension X, Vol. 1

    • Classic Radio Collection
    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: various performers
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Dimension X was one of old-time radio's first adult science-fiction shows. Though it ran for only a short time, the show made its mark by adapting short stories written by some of the best-known masters of the genre - Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Kurt Vonnegut, and others. Writers Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts adapted the stories, occasionally contributing original scripts of their own.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Whistler, Volume 1

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Bill Forman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    The Whistler was one of radio's top mystery programs airing from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955. The Whistler was an ominous narrator who opened each episode with, "I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, many secrets hidden in the hearts of men andwomen who have stepped into the shadows. I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen for the Whistler.

    • By Chris Coyne on 03-15-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Man Called X, Vol. 1

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Herbert Marshall, Leon Belasco, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Wherever there is mystery, adventure, intrigue, in all the strange and dangerous places in the world, there you will find the man called X!" Debonair British actor Herbert Marshall stars as FBI secret agent Ken Thurston, "the man who crosses the ocean as readily as you and I cross town; he is the man who fights today's war in his unique fashion, so that tomorrow's peace will make the world a neighborhood for all of us." Leon Belasco plays Mr. X's comedic sidekick, Pagan Zeldchmidt, who always turns up in remote parts of the world.

    Regular price: $20.97

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