Radio Mystery and Adventure and Its Appearances in Film, Television and Other Media


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About the Book

From the 1920s to the 1950s, radio was the entertainment source for millions. Two of the primary themes of radio serials were mysteries and adventure. This is a detailed analysis of the important programs in these genres—Jack Armstrong, The Green Hornet, Sergeant Preston, Tom Mix, and more. Each entry includes type of series, broadcast days, air dates, sponsors, network, cast and production credits, and a comprehensive essay. When, as often happened, the series landed in other media, that is examined as well.

About the Author(s)

Writer and radio producer Jim Harmon of Burbank, California, has written several books on radio. He wrote, produced, and appeared in a revival of “Tom Mix” in the early 1980s.

Bibliographic Details

Jim Harmon
Forewords by Carleton E. Morse, ; Les Tremayne ; and Jack Lester
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 302
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2003 [1992]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1810-7
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8508-6
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“well conceived and written”—Big Reel; “bible of information and facts…contains everything one would ever want to know about each show, and more…vault full of trivia…worth having…book is a must…welcome addition to anyone’s bookshelf for reference or entertainment…Harmon captures the nostalgia from that magical period of time we hold so dearly, and makes us appreciate the medium of the old tune radio days”—The Illustrated Press; “Harmon has an excellent feel for programs of this type and era, and that comes through on his pages here”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly; “detailed”—Maryland Public Radio.