Oct 22nd to Oct 28th Shows and Highlights

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Well folks Halloween is a Wednesday this year, so our annual 7 days of Halloween shows will run a little differently. Instead of our usual Monday through Sunday schedule, this week opens like a regular week but will be split as the Halloween shows begin on Thursday the 25th and play through Wednesday night, the 31st. After that we return to the replays from the regular week which began on Monday the 22nd.

Since there isn’t a Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Halloween marathon, I have scheduled two of the popular five part storylines which debut this week and replay next week.

As to the Halloween offerings we have some from Suspense, Inner Sanctum Mysteries, The Sealed Book, The Strange Dr. Weird and others.  Annual favorites include Orson Welles as Dracula, Suspense’s Ghost Hunt, The Hall Of Fantasy’s Shadow People, Suspense’s Pit and The Pendulum, Lights Out’s Revolt of The Worms, Quiet Please’s The Thing On The Fourble Board (the one taking place on an oil platform) plus Houdini’s Final Seance.

As to some of the regular week programming:

We celebrate Major League Baseball’s postseason with radio appearances from some Hall Of Fame players including Joe DiMaggio (on The Eddie Cantor Show), Dizzy Dean (on The Bob Hope Show) and Hank Greenberg (on Bing Crosby’s Philco Radio Time). Plus we have William Bendix as Babe Ruth and World Series themed episodes from both The Jack Benny Program and The Adventures Of Ellery Queen.

We have a centennial celebrations for Art Carney (The Big Story, Escape, Gangbusters) and Joan Banks (The Whistler, My Friend Irma).

Plus we mark the birthdays of Oscar winner Joan Fontaine(Academy Award Theater, Suspense, Screen Director’s Playhouse); Burt Lancaster (Suspense, Screen Director’s Playhouse); Elsa Lanchester (Lux Radio Theater, Columbia Workshop); Shirley Mitchell (CBS Radio Workshop, Let George Do It, Fibber McGee & Molly, The Great Gildersleeve), Fanny Brice (Baby Snooks) and Laurette Fillbrandt (The Whistler).

We mark the 86th anniversary of Fred Allen’s radio debut and also mark the series debuts of Rocky Jordan (70th) and Pursuit (69th).


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