Wednesday, March 22, 2017

When Old Time Radio Reigned

The 40’s and 50’s seem like a time from another life. Most audiences remember that era only as part of a history lesson. The “Golden Age of Radio” is long gone, but for anyone who has the chance to listen to the programs that entertained an entire nation, the lessons of that time are self revealing. Jack Benny’s life was as assessable as a close member of your own family. Fibber McGee was always living the Life of Riley, as Our Miss Brooks readied herself for another Burns and Allen visit. The Inner Sanctum was an inviting place for the likes of Boston Blackie, Johnny Dollar and Sam Spade. The Shadow was always lurking for Superman or the Green Hornet as the Whistler tune is heard in the background.

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