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

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

Author: Hollywood 360 Narrator: A Full Cast, A Full Cast, Orson Welles, Orson Welles Release Date: December 2016

This collection contains twelve 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. You'll hear radio's finest actors perform before the microphone, including Lawrence Olivier, Raymond Burr, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Daws Butler, Alan Reed, June Foray, Joseph Kearns, John Dehner, Dick Beals, Betty Lou Gerson, and more. Relive twelve of the best science fiction radio shows from yesteryear and the legendary stars that made them great in this incredible collection. Included are the following shows and episodes: Suspense. "Donovan's Brain, Part 1" by Curt Siodmak (18 May 1944) Suspense. "Donovan's Brain, Part 2" by Curt Siodmak (25 May 1944) The Sealed Book. "Beware of Tomorrow" by Robert Arthur and David Kogan (29 Jul 1945) Escape. "Dream of Armageddon" by H. G. Wells (5 Sep 1948) Mysterious Traveler. "The Big Brain" by Robert Arthur and David Kogan (14 Mar 1950) Dimension X. "The Roads Must Roll" by Robert Heinlein (1 Sep 1950) Theatre Royal. "The Country of the Blind" by H. G. Wells (2 Jan 1954) Exploring Tomorrow. "First Contact" by Murray Leinster (15 Jan 1958) X Minus One. "Requiem" by Robert Heinlein (27 Oct 1955) X Minus One. "Tunnel under the World" by Frederick Pohl (14 Mar 1956) CBS Radio Workshop. "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (25 May 1956) CBS Radio Workshop. "A Pride of Carrots, or Venus Well Served" by Robert Nathan (14 Sep 1956)

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The Lives of Harry Lime, a.k.a. The Third Man, Vol. 1 Audiobook

The Lives of Harry Lime, a.k.a. The Third Man, Vol. 1

Author: Hollywood 360 Narrator: A Full Cast, A Full Cast, Orson Welles, Orson Welles Release Date: August 2016

Made as a prequel to the hit film The Third Man, this radio show was created to follow the adventures of the popular character Harry Lime, played here, and in the movie, by Orson Welles. The 1949 film The Third Man won an Academy Award and was an international success, called "magic" by Roger Ebert and "one of the finest films ever made" by the New York Times. Written by New York Times bestselling novelist Graham Greene and directed by Carol Reed, the production starred Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, an America who travels to postwar Vienna at the request of his old friend Harry Lime, played by Orson Welles. But it was the character of Harry Lime who nearly stole the show. While living in London, Orson Welles became acquainted with producer Harry Alan Towers, who convinced Welles to appear in a radio series based on his character in The Third Man and to be titled The Lives of Harry Lime. Since Lime meets his end in the sewers of Vienna in the movie, Towers, with Welles' involvement, decided to make the radio show a prequel. Produced in England and recorded in London's IBC Studios, The Lives of Harry Lime had an authentic continental flavor, with adventures taking place in such exotic locales as Paris, Rome, Venice, Tangiers, and the French Riviera. Thanks to brilliant scripts, expertly performed by Welles and a stock company of talented actors, the underworld activities of Harry Lime and his always-questionable associates make for great entertainment. "Welles brings a mischievous portrayal to life to the delight of many, even writing a few of these shows himself. All most enjoyable half hours, they are definitely a case of rooting for the bad guy to win."-JohnBrown.tv

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Classic Radio Spotlights: Orson Welles Audiobook

Classic Radio Spotlights: Orson Welles

Author: Hollywood 360 Narrator: Orson Welles, Orson Welles Release Date: January 2016

This collection spotlights the iconic Orson Welles in nine of his works from the golden age of radio. These radio dramas, airing from 1938 through 1951, are among his very best and can be enjoyed for years to come. Armed with the nickname the "Boy Genius," Orson Welles graduated from the New York stage to expand his creative talents in the radio industry, hoping to use the audio medium to promote his stage ventures. Welles followed the practice followed by most stage actors: he played roles in hundreds of radio dramas produced by advertising agencies and the radio networks. After creating a minor panic among radio listeners with his 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, Welles attracted the attention of a movie studio that offered the actor the spotlights of tinsel town-resulting in Citizen Kane. Making the move to California, Welles continued to appear on radio programs, became established as a Hollywood actor, and made numerous guest appearances on variety, comedy, and dramatic programs. In 1941 and again in 1946, he starred in a chilling story titled "The Hitch-Hiker," scripted by Lucille Fletcher, which thirteen years later was adapted into a television episode of The Twilight Zone. In the early 1950s, when Welles was temporarily blacklisted, he moved to England and narrated the radio program The Black Museum and starred in The Lives of Harry Lime, a prequel to the classic The Third Man, now regarded as one of the 100 best movies ever made. In this collection: The Mercury Theatre on the Air: "Three Short Stories" The Campbell Playhouse: "Mutiny on the Bounty" Suspense: "The Marvelous Barastro" The Black Museum: "The Champagne Glass" The Lux Radio Theatre: "The Break of Hearts" This Is My Best: "Diamond as Big as the Ritz" The Mercury Summer Theatre: "The Hitchhiker" The Lives of Harry Lime: "Art Is Long and Lime Is Fleeting" The Lives of Harry Lime: "In Pursuit of a Ghost"

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The Shadow - The Complete Radio Show Collection - Including 282 Shows Audiobook

The Shadow - The Complete Radio Show Collection - Including 282 Shows

Author: Orson Welles, Orson Welles Narrator: Orson Welles, Orson Welles Release Date: January 2016

The Shadow was long believed to have debuted on radio as a program in its own right on September 26, 1937, on the Mutual Broadcasting System. But the character actually premiered in September 1931, on CBS, as part of the hourlong The Blue Coal Radio Revue (named for the show's sponsor), featuring Frank Readick - The Shadow announcer of Detective Stories - as The Shadow, and playing Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Eastern standard time. The stories also appeared on Thursday nights for a month, when Love Story Drama (another Street and Smith creation) took the Thursday-night slot - but also featured occasional portrayals of The Shadow. This collection of The Shadow radio programs is the most complete collection io the market. It includes 282 shows.

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Christmas Carol Audiobook

Christmas Carol

Author: Orson Welles, Orson Welles Narrator: Orson Welles, Orson Welles Release Date: July 2012

Back before television, a holiday season tradition in America was listening to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens as performed on radio by Lionel Barrymore and narrated by Orson Welles with the Mercury Theatre group. The music was composed and conducted by the legendary Bernard Herrmann.

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Count of Montecristo Audiobook

Count of Montecristo

Starring Orson Welles, Anges Moorehead, and Ray Collins, The Count of Monte Cristo is a tale of revenge and retribution. Edmond Dantès, a young, energetic sailor, is falsely accused of treason on his wedding day and incarcerated in the forbidding Château d'If. His escape and ultimate revenge on those who wronged him makes this one of the most thrilling stories in French literature, as compelling now as when it was first published in 1846. The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a show featuring the acclaimed New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. In its brief run, it featured an impressive array of talents, including Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann, and George Coulouris. The show is famous for its notorious War of the Worlds broadcast, but the other shows in the series are relatively unknown.The show first broadcast on CBS and CBC in July 1938. It ran without a sponsor until December of that year, when it was picked up by Campbell’s Soup and renamed The Campbell Playhouse

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