Radio Drama and Comedy Writers, 1928–1962


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About the Book

 More than 700 uncredited scriptwriters who created the memorable characters and thrilling stories of radio’s Golden Age receive due recognition in this reference work. For some, radio was a stepping stone on the way to greater achievements in film or television, on the stage or in literature. For others, it was the culmination of a life spent writing newspaper copy. Established authors dabbled in radio as a new medium, while working writers saw it as another opportunity to earn a paycheck. When these men and women came to broadcasting, they crafted a body of work still appreciated by modern listeners.

About the Author(s)

A public school teacher, Ryan Ellett is the founder and editor of the online publication The Old Radio Times. In 2008 he received the Stone/Waterman Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Preservation of Old Time Radio.

Bibliographic Details

Ryan Ellett
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 237
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6593-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2980-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vi

Preface  1

Introduction: The Broadcast Scribes  3

Writers, A to Z  9

Bibliography  201

Index  207

Book Reviews & Awards

“Author Ryan Ellett is here to give some unspoken writing heroes their due”—Against the Grain