Radio Drama - American Programs, 1932-1962 by Martin Grams Jr.
A Comprehensive Chronicle of American Network Programs, 1932-1962
Published by McFarland and Company, 2000. Hardcover Book, 572 pages. ISBN: 0-7864-0051-X.
Book is in gently used Like New E+ condition. No writing, tears or dog eared pages. Very Clean.
No Dustjacket. Blue Covers and Spine with White Printing.
"Radios were the hub of the family’s after-dinner activities, and children and adults gorged themselves on western-adventure series like “The Lone Ranger,” police dramas such as “Calling All Cars,” and the varied offerings of “The Cavalcade of America.” Shows often aired two or three times a week, and programs were broadcast for more than a decade, comprising hundreds of episodes.
This book includes more than 300 program logs (many appearing in print for the first time) drawn from newspapers, script files in broadcast museums, records from NBC, ABC and CBS, and the personal records of series directors. Each entry contains a short broadcast history that includes directors, writers, and actors, and the broadcast dates and airtimes. A comprehensive index rounds out the work."....from the publisher.
An essential reference for collectors of recordings of radio drama programs. Although recordings known to exist are not listed, the exhaustive program listing and index are priceless.