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The CBS Radio Workshop, Collection 2 Audiobook

The CBS Radio Workshop, Collection 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: March 2019

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. 'We'll never get a sponsor anyway…,' CBS vice president Howard Barnes explained to Time, '…so we might as well try anything.' The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world's greatest writers including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Aldous Huxley, Lord Dunsany, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Wolfe and Ambrose Bierce. Music was composed by Bernard Herrman, Jerry Goldsmith and others. Enjoy 12 of the greatest episodes from this award-winning drama series. 5/25/56 'The Little Prince' w/ Raymond Burr and Dick Beals 6/8/56 'Bring on the Angels' w/ Mason Adams and Louis Van Rooten 6/29/56 'The Eternal Joan' w/ Elspeth Eric and Ed Prentiss 7/13/56 'The Case of the White Kitten' w/ Kenny Delmar and Mason Adams 7/27/56 'Star Boy: The Blackfoot Indian Legend of the Two Morning Stars' 8/10/56 'Only Johnny Knows: An Appraisal of the Three Ages of Child Raising' 8/17/56 'Colloquy No. 2: A Dissertation on Love, or Boy Meets Girl' w/ Frank Baxter 8/24/56 'The Billion Dollar Failure of Figger Fallup' w/ Joseph Julian 8/31/56 'Colloquy No. 3: An Analysis of Satire' w/ Stan Freberg and Alan Reed 9/7/56 'The Hither and Thither of Danny Dither' 10/5/56 'Roughing It' w/ Samuel Clemens, Louis Van Rooten and Daws Butler 10/12/56 'A Writer at Work' w/ William Conrad and Hector Chevigny

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Have Gun, Will Travel, Collection 2 Audiobook

Have Gun, Will Travel, Collection 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: March 2019

Have Gun-Will Travel followed the adventures of Paladin, a soldier of fortune-turned-hired gunfighter, played by John Dehner. Paladin preferred to settle problems without violence, yet, when forced to fight, excelled. He lived at the swanky Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, where he dressed in formal wear, ate gourmet food, attended the opera and enjoyed the company of beautiful women. When working as a gun-for-hire, he dressed in all black, used calling cards and wore a holster, decorated by a characteristic chess knight emblem. The knight symbol was in reference to his name and his occupation as a champion-for-hire. One of radio's best-loved Westerns, Have Gun-Will Travel lasted on radio until 1960 and was televised from 1957 through 1963. 1/10/60 'The Lonely One' 1/17/60 'French Leave' 1/24/60 'Nataemhon' 1/31/60 'Bad Bert' 2/7/60 'The Boss' 2/14/60 'Bring Him Back Alive' 2/21/60 'That Was No Lady' 2/28/60 'The Doll House in Diamond Springs' 3/6/60 'Somebody Out There Hates Me' 3/13/60 'Montana Vendetta' 3/20/60 'Caesar's Wife' 4/10/60 'So True, Mr. Barnum'

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The Lux Radio Theatre, Collection 2 Audiobook

The Lux Radio Theatre, Collection 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: March 2019

The Lux Radio Theatre was one of the most prestigious and longest running shows from Radio's Golden Age. It featured the greatest stars in Hollywood appearing in hour-long radio adaptations of their biggest motion pictures. Cecil B. DeMille was the host (from 1936-1945) for a lavish production of what was to become a veritable checklist of many of Hollywood's best films from the mid -1930s through the mid -1950s. The stars of the movie usually appeared in their audio counterparts, although sometimes contracts or schedules meant that another actor took the part. The productions were broadcast live, with a full orchestra, in front of a large studio audience. Sponsored by Lever Brothers, the makers of Lux Soap, The Lux Radio Theatre came to radio in 1934 and lasted until 1955 for a total of 926 hour-long broadcasts. It transitioned to TV in 30-minute weekly installments in 1950 with James Mason as host.2/27/39 'Ceiling Zero' w/ James Cagney and Ralph Bellamy 3/20/39 'It Happened One Night' w/ Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert 10/2/39 'You Can't Take It With You' w/ Edward Arnold, Robert Cummings and Fay Wray 5/20/40 'Midnight' w/ Claudette Colbert and Don Ameche 10/7/40 'Wings of the Navy' w/ George Brent, John Payne and Olivia de Havilland 12/1/41 'A Man's Castle' w/ Spencer Tracy and Ingrid Bergman

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Old Time Radio's Greatest Stars: John Dehner Collection 1 Audiobook

Old Time Radio's Greatest Stars: John Dehner Collection 1

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: February 2019

Versatile actor John Dehner had a long career (1940-1989) playing countless roles in all media. He appeared in more than 250 films and in thousands of radio and television shows. He began his career as an animator for the Walt Disney Studios but his love for performing found him work at KFWB in Los Angeles as a news editor and disc jockey. Dehner possessed a deep, resonant voice and soon landed supporting roles in radio dramas, including The Whistler, Gunsmoke, and Philip Marlowe. His big break came when he was cast as Paladin in the radio version of Have Gun-Will Travel. He also portrayed J.B. Kendall, the lead role on radio’s Frontier Gentleman. Dehner became one of the most sought-after actors during The Golden Age of Radio and worked most days and nights on numerous radio shows. When television beckoned, he made a seamless transition appearing in shows like Gunsmoke, The Adventures of Kit Carson, Playhouse 90, The Zane Grey Theatre, Perry Mason, The Rifleman, The Wild Wild West, Hogan’s Heroes, The Real McCoys, The Texan, three episodes of The Twilight Zone and many more. He also had a very successful movie career, best-remembered as Sheriff Pat Garrett in The Left-Handed Gun opposite Paul Newman as Billy the Kid. We’ve carefully selected 12 of John Dehner’s finest radio performances for this exciting collection and we hope you enjoy it! Have Gun-Will Travel 8-28-60 “For the Birds” Have Gun-Will Travel 9-11-60 “Deadline” Have Gun-Will Travel 9-18-60 “Nellie Watson’s Boy” Frontier Gentleman 3-2-58 “The Lost Mine” Frontier Gentleman 8-10-58 “A Wagon Full of Cats” Frontier Gentleman 8-17-58 “The Fastest Gun That Never Was” Escape 11-5-50 “Earth Abides Pt. 1” Escape 11-12-50 “Earth Abides Pt. 2” Gunsmoke 4-11-53 “Gonif” The CBS Radio Workshop 4-27-56 “The Record Collectors” Fort Laramie 3-25-56 “The Coward” Suspense 3-15-55 “The Game”

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Sisters Matsumoto Audiobook

Sisters Matsumoto

After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the US government sent thousands of Japanese American citizens to detention camps. In 1945, three Japanese-American sisters return to their farm in Stockton, California, after years in an internment camp, but the once prosperous family finds it's not easy to pick up the pieces of their former lives. As the details of their deceased father's final arrangements emerge, the sisters must work together to keep their dreams alive. This recording is sponsored in part by California Civil Liberties Program from the California State Library. Includes a conversation with actor George Takei, playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, and director Tim Dang. Directed by Tim Dang. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: Keiko Agena as Rose Matsumoto June Angela as Grace Matsumoto Ron Bottitta as Mr. Hersham Kurt Kanazawa as Henry Suzy Nakamura as Chiz Matsumoto Greg Watanabe as Bola Ryun Yu as Hideo Sound Effects Artist, Jeff Gardner. Script Supervisor, Daniel Trostler. Production Manager, Nikki Hyde. Music Supervisor, Ronn Lipkin. Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson, Editor, Mitchell Lindskoog. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA, in November of 2018.

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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Collection 2 Audiobook

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Collection 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

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. His investigations usually required Dollar to travel to distant locales and often involved murder. The stories were recounted in flashback, as Dollar listed each line item from his expense account: “Item one, $3.75 cab fare to the airport.” Over the years, many actors portrayed Johnny Dollar, including Charles Russell, John Lund and Edmund O’Brien but in 1955, Bob Bailey, took over as the series was switching to a new dynamic format of 75-minute storylines told in five, 15-minute installments Monday-thru-Friday. While other radio shows were waning in the mid-1950s, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was at its peak. Experts include these 75-minute adventures as the best of the best from radio’s golden age. 1/2/56 through 1/6/56 “The Caylin Matter” 1/30/56 through 2/3/56 “The Flight Six Matter” 2/20/56 through 2/24/56 “The Bennett Matter” 2/27/56 through 3/2/56 “The Fathom Five Matter” 3/12/56 through 3/16/56 “The Clinton Matter” 3/19/56 through 3/23/56 “The Jolly Roger Fraud”

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Box Thirteen, Collection 2 Audiobook

Box Thirteen, Collection 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

Movie star Alan Ladd played Dan Holiday, retired newspaperman turned fiction writer and adventurer extraordinaire. To gain ideas for his books, Holiday placed an ad in the Star-Times newspaper 'Adventure wanted – will go anywhere, do anything – Box Thirteen.' It wasn’t long before his Box Thirteen became jammed with adventures galore. Holiday always had more adventure than he had originally sought, because those who responded to his ad never revealed all of their glorious, unusual, and sometimes sinister details until they met in person and the adventure had already begun. Silvia Picker played Holiday's scatter-brained secretary, Suzy. Suzy added touches of humor to the mystery-adventure and nail-biting storylines. Box Thirteen was produced by Mayfair Productions, a company run by Alan Ladd and Richard Sandville. The name came from Mayfair Restaurant, which Ladd and Sandville owned during WWII. In addition to producing Box Thirteen, Ladd also wrote some of the scripts. 05/15/49 “Daytime Nightmare” 05/22/49 “Death is No Joke” 05/29/49 “The Treasure of Hang Lee” 06/12/49 “The Dead Man Walks” 06/19/49 “Killer at Large” 06/26/49 “Speed to Burn” 07/03/49 “House of Darkness” 07/10/49 “Double Trouble” 07/17/49 “The Biter Bitten” 07/31/49 “Archimedes and the Roman” 08/07/49 “The Clay Pigeon” 08/14/49 “Round Robin”

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Burns & Allen Show Collection 2 Audiobook

Burns & Allen Show Collection 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

When real life husband and wife George Burns and Gracie Allen worked together in vaudeville, George was the comic and his wife Gracie had the straight lines. They switched their roles upon discovering that Gracie’s delivery got a bigger laugh than George’s punch lines. The duo became a big hit on vaudeville and in films so when radio beckoned, they delivered. Their first regular radio work was as supporting players on CBS’s The Guy Lombardo Show in the 1930s. When Lombardo switched to NBC, George and Gracie took over the show. Early on, the two did not play a married couple on the air. For a long time, they continued a ‘flirtation act’ with George as Gracie’s most persistent suitor. But when the show’s ratings began to sag toward the end of the 1930s, George decided it was time their real-life marriage was written into the show. The new format included husband-and-wife characters in a situation comedy setting. George’s instincts were spot-on and The Burns & Allen Show went on to new heights, eventually making a successful transition to television. 1/3/46 “Taking in a Veteran” 2/7/46 “Contest: Hollywood’s Ideal Married Couple” 2/21/46 “George’s Job in Washington DC” 11/20/47 “Listening to the Royal Wedding or Playing Poker” 11/27/47 Guest, Jean Sablon 11/11/48 “Their 15th Wedding Anniversary” 5/12/49 Guest, Marie (“The Body”) McDonald 6/16/49 “Watching Neighbor’s Daughter” 1/11/50 “Movie Contract for a Friend’s Daughter” 2/8/50 “Gracie Dents the Car’s Fender or Has She?” 2/15/50 “George and Gracie offered the lead in Dulcy” 2/22/50 “Going to the Racetrack”

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Classic Radio's Greatest Christmas Shows Collection 2 Audiobook

Classic Radio's Greatest Christmas Shows Collection 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

This collection contains 12 of the greatest Christmas shows ever broadcast during the Golden Age of Radio! You’ll hear Edmund Gwenn and Natalie Wood reprising their roles from Miracle on 34th Street; Dick Powell as Detective Richard Diamond narrating A Christmas Carol; Eve Arden in a yuletide comedy on Our Miss Brooks; Hal Peary as The Great Gildersleeve; Joel McCrea as lawman Jase Pearson on Tales of the Texas Rangers; Jim & Marian Jordan as Fibber McGee & Molly plus many more! Relive these classic Christmas shows from yesteryear and their legendary stars in this incredible collection. Screen Director’s Playhouse 12-23-49 “Miracle On 34th Street” w/ Edmund Gwenn & Natalie Wood Fibber McGee & Molly 12-23-47 “Lost Key Ring” w/ Jim & Marian Jordan The Great Gildersleeve 12-20-42 “Present for Judge Hooker” w/ Hal Peary My Friend Irma 12-20-48 “Christmas Party” w/ Marie Wilson Casey, Crime Photographer 12-19-46 “Christmas Shopping” w/ Staats Cottsworth Tales of the Texas Rangers 12-24-50 “Christmas Present” w/ Joel McCrea The Life of Riley 12-20-47 “Flashback to First Christmas” w/ William Bendix Cavalcade of America 12-25-44 “America For Christmas” w/ Walter Huston Big Town 12-21-48 “Prelude to Christmas” w/ Edward Pawley & Fran Carlon Richard Diamond, Private Detective 12-21-51 “A Christmas Carol” w/ Dick Powell Escape 12-21-52 “The Man Who Liked Dickens” w/ Terry Kilburn Our Miss Brooks 12-17-50 “Christmas Clothing Drive” w/ Eve Arden

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Classic Radio's Greatest Science Fiction Shows Collection 2 Audiobook

Classic Radio's Greatest Science Fiction Shows Collection 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

This collection contains 12 of the greatest science fiction shows ever broadcast during the Golden Age of Radio – including episodes of X Minus One, Suspense, The Lux Radio Theatre, Escape, Murder At Midnight, Dimension X and many others. Radio’s finest actors perform before the microphones, including: Michael Rennie, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Ralph Bell, Paul Frees, William Conrad and many more. You’ll be entertained by master sci-fi writers: H. G. Wells, Frederic Brown, Henry Bates, Arch Oboler, H. Beam Piper and Robert Newman. Relive 12 of the best radio sci-fi shows from yesterday and the legendary stars that made them amazing in this incredible collection. Murder At Midnight 7/5/46 “The Man Who Died Yesterday” X Minus One 8/7/56 “The Last Martian” Dimension X 7/12/51 “Time and Time Again” Arch Oboler’s Plays 9/20/45 “Rocket From Manhattan” The Mysterious Traveler 3/14/50 “The Big Brain” The Lux Radio Theatre 1/4/54 “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1-hour) Escape 5/9/48 “The Time Machine” Exploring Tomorrow 1957 “First Contact” Suspense 5/6/62 “The Second Door” Theatre Five 8/5/64 “Terror From Beyond” Theatre Five 9/22/64 “The Odyssey of Number 14” Theatre Five 2/8/65 “Cold Storage”

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Gang Busters Collection 1 Audiobook

Gang Busters Collection 1

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

In 1935 when Phillips H. Lord created Gang Busters, the crime rate was high and confidence in law enforcement was low. Crimes were highly publicized, and their perpetrators were sometimes glamorized in Hollywood movies. With most radio crime programs dramatizing pulp-fiction stories, Lord decided to portray the procedure and practices of real-life law enforcement officers, basing his dramas on court records and police files. Quite often, at the close of the program, nationwide “clues” consisting of descriptions of suspects and contact information for the relevant police force or FBI, where given out. By May 1942, more than 250 criminals had been apprehended as a result of the clues on Gang Busters, reinforcing the series’ central message – the futility of crime! Later, popular TV programs, such as America’s Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries would make use of this same device. Enjoy 12 exciting Gang Busters episodes in this “true crime” collection! 9/29/45 “The Case of John K. Giles, Escape Artist” 1/5/46 “The Case of the Rumbold Vault Robbery” 10/4/47 “The Case of the Kidnapped Paymaster” 1/24/48 “The Case of the Horse-race Hijackers” 3/13/48 “The Case of the Mound City Safe-crackers” 4/3/48 “The Case of the New York Narcotics King” 4/24/48 “The Case of the Quincy Killer” 6/12/48 “The Case of the Park Avenue Pilferers” 6/19/48 “The Case of the Tennessee Trigger-men” 9/25/48 “The Case of the Cincinnati Narcotics Ring” 12/11/48 “The Case of the Bandits Brothers” 12/18/48 “The Case of the Appointment with Death”

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Old Time Radio's Greatest Stars: Jack Benny Collection 1 Audiobook

Old Time Radio's Greatest Stars: Jack Benny Collection 1

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

Versatile actor/comedian Jack Benny had a long career (1911-1974) and was truly a star of stage, screen and radio. Recognized as a leading 20th-century American entertainer, Benny often portrayed his character as a miser, playing violin poorly, and claiming to be no older than 39, regardless of his actual age. Known for his comic timing, Benny had the ability to cause laughter with a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated “Well!” His radio and television programs, popular from 1932 until his death in 1974, were a major contribution to the sitcom genre. He surrounded himself with a talented group of supporting players, including his real-life wife Mary Livingstone, announcer Don Wilson, bandleader Phil Harris, singer Dennis Day and valet Eddie “Rochester” Anderson. Other cast members on his radio and TV show included Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson and Joseph Kearns. Although Jack Benny began in vaudeville and graduated to movies and television, it was on radio that Benny had his greatest success. Heard on NBC and CBS for decades, his sponsors included Jell-O, Grape Nuts Flakes, Canada Dry and Lucky Strike. We’ve carefully chosen 11 radio episodes starring Jack Benny from our master archives for this collection, and we hope you love them! The Lux Radio Theatre 9-26-38 “Seven Keys to Baldplate” (1-hour) The Quiz Kids 4-16-41 w/ Jack Benny as a guest Quiz Kid Command Performance 5-10-45 w/ M.C. Jack Benny The Amos ‘N’ Andy Show 11-10-44 “Employment Agency” w/ guest, Jack Benny The Burns & Allen Show 1-8-48 w/ guest, Jack Benny The Jack Benny Program 1-2-49 w/ guests, Amos ‘N’ Andy The Jack Benny Program 4-15-51 w/ guests, Ronald & Benita Colman The Jack Benny Program 1-11-53 w/ guest, Bob Hope The Jack Benny Program 11-12-50 w/ guest, Richard Widmark The Jack Benny Program 4-27-52 w/ guest, James Stewart Suspense 4-5-51 “Murder in G-Flat” w/ Jack Benny

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