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    • 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 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Vol. 2

    • The Classic Radio Collection
    • By: CBS Radio - producer, Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Bob Bailey, full cast
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By Summer Baby on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Suspense

    • Classic Radio Collection, Volume 1
    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A thrilling collection of episodes from the classic radio show Suspense.

    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 series of the golden age. Often referred to as "Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills," the show focused on suspenseful thrillers starring the biggest names in Hollywood.

    • Classic Radio Collection, Volume 1
    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 01-17-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Cinnamon Bear

    • The Complete Series
    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Buddy Duncan, Howard McNear, Gale Gordon, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    The Cinnamon Bear is arguably the best holiday series ever developed for radio. First heard in1937, this wonderful Christmas fantasy adventure was created and written by Glanville Heisch (with the help of his wife, Elisabeth) for children of all ages. It all starts with twins Judy and Jimmy Barton just before Christmas. Someone - or something - has taken the "Silver Star" from the top of their Christmas tree. The very Irish teddy bear, Paddy O'Cinnamon, comes to their rescue and tells them that the Crazy Quilt Dragon has taken the star to Maybeland.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A treat and a treasure<br />

    • By D. Craven on 12-26-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Escape, Vol. 1

    • The Classic Radio Theater Series
    • By: Hollywood 360, CBS Radio
    • Narrated by: various performers
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Many of these episodes, which included both original stories and adaptations, centered on a protagonist facing a life-or-death situation. Numerous actors made appearances on the show, including Elvia Allman, Eleanor Audley, Parley Baer, Harry Bartell, William Conrad, Ted de Corsia, John Dehner, Sam Edwards, Virginia Gregg, Lou Merrill, Howard McNear, Jeanette Nolan, Alan Reed, Bill Johnstone, Marvin Miller, Frank Lovejoy, Berry Kroeger, Vic Perrin, Elliott Lewis, Jack Webb, Peggy Webber, and Will Wright.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, Vol. 1

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Howard Duff, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Dashiell Hammett created the character Sam Spade for his crime story The Maltese Falcon. Spade was a hard-boiled detective with cold detachment, a keen eye for detail, and an unflinching determination to exact his own justice. For most people, Spade is most closely associated with actor Humphrey Bogart, who played him in the third and most famous film version of The Maltese Falcon. In 1946 one of radio's top producers, William Spier, brought Sam Spade to the airwaves in a radio show starring newcomer Howard Duff.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Gunsmoke, Vol. 2

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: William Conrad, full cast, CBS Radio
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Radio westerns were strictly for kids until 1952, when Gunsmoke hit the radio airwaves. The stories were grim, the deaths brutal, and life on the plains was harsh. Radio audiences had never heard anything like Gunsmoke, and they made it the number one western on the radio.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Falcon, Vol. 1

    • The Classic Radio Collection
    • By: Hollywood 360 - producer
    • Narrated by: Les Damon, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Falcon radio series aired from 1943 until 1954. "The Falcon" was an alternate identity for detective Michael Waring. Like the Falcon movies, the radio plots mixed danger, romance, and comedy in equal parts. Each show began with a telephone ringing and Michael Waring, the Falcon, answering the phone. Speaking with a woman whose voice was never heard, Waring would explain that he had an urgent situation he had to deal with.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Tales of the Texas Rangers, Vol. 1

    • Classic Radio Collection
    • By: Hollywood 360, NBC Radio
    • Narrated by: Joel McCrea, Full Cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Like its predecessor, Dragnet, Tales of the Texas Rangers adapted actual police cases for its broadcasts. Leading each week's investigation was Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, portrayed by movie star Joel McCrea. Because the stories were set in the present, Pearson used the latest scientific techniques to identify criminals. Unlike Joe Friday, Pearson didn't have a regular partner, typically working with the local sheriff instead.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, Volume 2

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Howard Duff, Steven Dunne, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Sam Spade was a hard-boiled detective with cold detachment, a keen eye for detail, and unflinching determination to achieve his own justice. The character of Sam Spade was created by writer Dashiell Hammett in 1930 for his crime story The Maltese Falcon, and for most people, the character is closely associated with actor Humphrey Bogart, who played Sam Spade in the third and most famous film version of the story. In 1946, William Spier, one of radio's top producers, brought Sam Spade to the airwaves.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Gunsmoke, Vol. 1

    • By: Hollywood 360, CBS Radio
    • Narrated by: William Conrad, uncredited, Parley Baer, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Radio Westerns were strictly for kids until 1952, when Gunsmoke hit the radio airwaves. The stories were grim, the deaths brutal, and life on the plains was harsh. Radio audiences had never heard anything like Gunsmoke, and they made it the number one Western on the radio. It soon made a successful transition to television, becoming the longest-running dramatic series in television history.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • My Favorite Husband, Vol. 1

    • Classic Radio Collection
    • By: Hollywood 360, CBS Radio
    • Narrated by: Lucille Ball, Richard Denning
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    My Favorite Husband hit the CBS Radio airwaves in 1948, starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denningas Liz and George Cugat - who later became Liz and George Cooper when confusion with bandleader Xavier Cugat prompted a name change. Set in the fictitious town of Sheridan Falls, the show follows the happily married couple, residents of 321 Bundy Drive, through mischief and various predicaments, from faked illnesses to trouble with exes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure family entertainment!

    • By Kindle Customer Sanja B. on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe, Volume 1

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Sydney Greenstreet
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Created in 1934 by American mystery author Rex Stout, Nero Wolfe is one of the most iconic private investigators in crime fiction. As Watson did for Holmes, Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's confidential assistant, narrates the cases of the detective genius. Wolfe was an armchair detective who rarely left his luxurious brownstone in New York, so Archie would collect the facts and report back. Wolfe would probably not have taken on many cases had he not needed his client's money to pay for his two true passions: fine food and his orchid collection.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Our Miss Brooks, Vol. 2

    • The Classic Radio Collection
    • By: CBS Radio - producer, Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Our Miss Brooks was a situation comedy show heard on radio and seen on television and in films starring Oscar winner Eve Arden. Her skill with the wicked one-liner and acid aside had begun to lead to typecasting, so, to find a new image, Arden signed on for the lead in radio's Our Miss Brooks. The series centered on Connie Brooks, a smart, sharp-witted, lovable English teacher at fictional Madison High School.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Mr. District Attorney, Vol. 1

    • The Classic Radio Collection
    • By: Hollywood 360 - producer
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Mr. District Attorney came to radio in 1939 and focused on a crusading DA named Paul Garrett. Created, written, and directed by former law student Ed Byron, the series was inspired by the early years of New York governor Thomas E. Dewey. It was Dewey's public war against racketeering that led to his election as governor and enabled him to run for the presidency of the United States.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Classic Radio's Greatest Mystery Shows, Vol. 1

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Richard Widmark, Orson Welles, William Conrad
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    This collection contains twelve of the greatest mystery shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio! You'll hear Richard Widmark starring in Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Orson Welles in The Black Museum, Peter Lorre in Mystery in the Air, William Conrad in The Whistler, Ernest Chappell in Quiet, Please, Everett Clarke in Lights Out, Harry Bartell in Escape, and Fredric Marchin a tale well calculated to keep you in Suspense, plus many more.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Original sound issues

    • By Emmaus Dan on 09-02-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Vol. 3

    • The Classic Radio Collection
    • By: Hollywood 360 - producer
    • Narrated by: Bob Bailey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    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
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      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

    • Classic Radio's Greatest Science Fiction Shows, Volume 1

    • The Classic Radio Sci-Fi Series
    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: William Conrad, Parley Baer, Joseph Cotten, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This collection contains 13 of the greatest science fiction shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio - including two episodes each of Dimension X, CBS Radio Workshop, and X Minus One, plus three episodes of Suspense and Escape. You'll be entertained by stories from such master science fiction writers as H. G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, Graham Doar, Mary Shelley, H. L. Gold, and George Steward.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Pat Novak, for Hire, Vol. 1

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Jack Webb, Ben Morris, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Pat Novak, for Hire began in 1946 as a regional radio show produced at KGO in San Francisco and starred Jack Webb in the title role, with scripts by Webb's friend Richard L. Breen. When Webb moved to Los Angeles in 1947, Ben Morris replaced Webb as Novak. In a later network version, Jack Webb resumed the role along with Breen as scriptwriter. Pat Novak, for Hire lasted until 1949, when Jack Webb turned his attention to the series that would make him a star, Dragnet.

    Regular price: $20.97

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