Old Time Radio: Blackstone

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Postby Guest » 08/13/06 06:49 PM

I just found a site called OTR.Network. It's an online archive of old time radio shows.
They have somthing like 40 episodes of "Blackstone the Magic Detective."

HERE is the link.


Postby Guest » 08/13/06 07:32 PM

Well done, Mr. Gardiner.
A friend and I stumbled upon these a few months ago, and while the sound quality of several (of the very oldest shows?) is pretty crackly, most episodes are excellent. There is nothing to even compare them with today...

That Blackstone was one suave s.o.b. :cool:

Postby Guest » 08/14/06 05:00 AM

There are actually at least 52 Blackstone shows available. Quite often they are sold on eBay on one CD for under $5 including postage. Well worth getting as well as other old radio shows that are available. They sure bring back memories.....


Postby Guest » 08/14/06 07:28 AM

I believe that an actor's voice was used to portray Blackstone on these, rather than Blackstone's actual voice. Can someone confirm this? Were these episodes written by Walter Gibson?

Postby Guest » 08/14/06 07:56 AM


According to this account, the Blackstone series was written by Walt Gibson and Nancy Webb...Edwin Jerome was the actor who played Blackstone....

http://testbox.cob.rit.edu/index.php?na ... rint&sid=4


Postby Guest » 08/14/06 10:02 AM

BLAST! I assumed it was Blackstone himself!

Postby Guest » 08/15/06 03:56 PM

On the same site there's lots of recordings of Orson Welles in his prime, too - whom I like the best: Mercury Theater, Harry Lime, etc.

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