- 381 Pages
- Released: August 15, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Publisher: OTR Publishing
Description by OLDIES.com:
This is the complete production history and episode guide for Carlton E. Morse's "I Love a Mystery" series, including Morse's other radio thrillers such as "The Cross-Eyed Parrot" and "I Love Adventure." Officially authorized through the estate of Carlton E. Morse, this book will give readers the opportunity to relive those thrilling days of radio serials, in what has become known to thousands as the Holy Grail of old-time radio broadcasts!
Longing only for action, adventure and excitement wherever it would lead them, three men fought through vampire-infested jungles, ghost towns of wind-swept Nevada, and defeated mad scientists with werewolf assistants. Jack Packard, Doc Long and Reggie York were those musketeers and from 1939 to 1952, the program gained a cult audience. Young children began their own fan clubs while civic-minded adults protested against the scary stories. This is the official guide to the ultimate of radio thrillers, I LOVE A MYSTERY. Four hundred pages documenting the entire history of the radio program, including a biography of Carlton E. Morse, the creator/producer/director of the series.
Features memories from cast and crew (Mercedes McCambridge, Tony Randall, etc.), a complete episode guide to each and every broadcast including cast lists and plot descriptions, documentation of the I LOVE A MYSTERY novels, comic strips (panels reprinted in the book) the four motion pictures, a reprint of an unused outline for a ten-chapter serial, USO material reprinted, Morse's correspondence, episode guides for Morse's other radio serials like THE WITCH OF ENDOR and CAPTAIN POST: CRIME SPECIALIST, and much, much more! Includes photos and index.