by Martin Grams
THE SHADOW: The History and Mystery of the Radio Program, 1930-1954
The Shadow—for the consideration of those who never heard a radio broadcast or read a pulp magazine—was a supernatural sleuth with a sepulchral chuckle. A detective whose success in tracking down criminals became a popular long-running radio program from 1937 to 1954, after beginning a number of years before as a ghost-like voice introducing a bone-chilling murder play that concluded with a sinister laugh. This 800 page book documents the entire history of the long-running radio program, with rare never-before-seen photos, interviews with cast and crew, and a carefully organized presentation of the facts. Through extensive research of original radio scripts, newspapers on microfilm and various archives across the country, this book is sure to please both casual and devoted fans of The Shadow. An extensive episode guide with plot summaries and an index enhance the book’s appeal. 825 pages.
“For those who first heard The Shadow on the air when radio was young, this book will bring back memories. For those too young to remember the radio show, this is a wonderful introduction. For the collector and historian of old-time radio, there are facts here they may be seeing for the first time. For everyone else, this is a book to treasure.”
—J. Randolph Cox, Editor, Dime Novel Round-Up
- 825 pages
- Published: OTR Publishing
- Published: 03/11