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Post by greybelt on 2/25/2018, 3:01 am

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1954-04-25 Chicago Tribune


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1954-04-26 Tampa FL Times
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Post by artatoldotr on 2/25/2018, 10:50 am

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Post by greybelt on 2/26/2018, 5:00 am

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A (not very positive) review can be found on this page [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Like 'Baby Face' Nelson, and Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger was one of the most famous criminals of the Depression era, whose notoriety has lasted right up to the present day. Dillinger has been the subject of numerous film versions of his life - from 1945's Dillinger to 2009's Public Enemies - which goes to show how much he has continued to fascinate both filmmakers and the public. Unfortunately, though, this Suspense episode is not a very strong dramatization. To begin with, because it focuses solely on the end part of Dillinger's life, those who don't know much about him will be left little the wiser, including about his most infamous exploits. Nor is the plot especially thrilling, with not much in the way of tension or excitement. Perhaps the most notable aspect of the script is that - in contrast to many fictionalized accounts of the lives of celebrity criminals - it doesn't overly romanticize Dillinger: in fact, he comes across as quite an unpleasant, thuggish figure. Then again, such a depiction makes it hard to understand why we should be particularly interested in him. The character of Dillinger's girlfriend is slightly more sympathetic, but still not very interesting. On the whole, somewhat pedestrian.

With those comments in mind, perhaps a refresher on Mr. Dillinger is in order. That can be had at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and also at a very detailed FBI page [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
It says he died of "gunshot wounds," but I always preferred the movie gangster description, "lead poisoning."

1954-05-08 Pittsburgh PA Courier


1954-05-09 Lincoln NB Journal Star


1954-05-10 Des Moines IA Tribune


1954-08-10 Arizona Star

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Post by artatoldotr on 2/26/2018, 10:24 am

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Post by jb_steele on 2/26/2018, 1:34 pm


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Post by greybelt on 2/27/2018, 4:59 am

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1954-05-30 Decatur IL Herald


1954-05-30 Shreveport LA Times


1954-05-31 Tampa Bay FL Times

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Post by artatoldotr on 2/27/2018, 10:56 am

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Post by greybelt on 2/28/2018, 5:44 am

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1954-09-30 Arizona Daily Star


1954-09-30 Bridgeport CT Telegram
Note the mention of the shortening of the program. Suspense is now firmly in its sponsorless era
and would remain so, until commercials would re-appear in a multi-sponsor format toward
the end of the series. The last Auto-Lite show was in June.


1954-10-03 Shreveport LA Times
This item was obviously published late!


This is the period of the Golden Age of Radio where everything is falling away to television. Suspense remains, partly because of its reputation, but also because of the flexibility of the anthology format which made casting and production easier. Macdonnell was also in charge of Gunsmoke, which was obviously different because of its regular cast and dedicated writers. The newspaper listings from around this time until Suspense's end become less frequent, and definitely shorter.

As I've been working and helping others with research it's been pretty clear that the space constraints of newspaper radio listings kept getting smaller and smaller through the 1950s. Shows that had regular casts and consistent plotlines (like insurance investigators with action-packed expense accounts or the adventures in Dodge City and the territories out West) were often overlooked in terms of plot descriptions. Because Suspense was different every week, it seems that page editors were more prone to keep including plotlines and cast listings in their news. Over time, however, newspapers devoted less and less space for listings, and even Suspense would usually just have its series name in timetables, with no mention of the name of its performance, just like the other programs.
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Post by artatoldotr on 2/28/2018, 1:39 pm

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Post by jb_steele on 3/1/2018, 2:01 am


Lawrence Dobkin

Paula Winslowe
Also in the cast....

Edgar Barrier

Richard Peel

Joseph Kearns
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Post by greybelt on 3/1/2018, 8:39 am

Suspense_1955-04-05_ZeroHour_wIsaAshdowne UPGRADE-7B has addl intro at 26 seconds.mp3
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There are two versions of the network broadcast recording. This one has a slightly longer introduction.

1955-04-03 Shreveport LA Times
This episode was a big deal, it seems. The press release used by the newspapers
puts it in the class of famous Suspense episodes. It actually counts Donovan’s Brain
as one of them. That's more famous for starring Orson Welles, at least to collectors. Perhaps
listeners at this time still remembered it as being an important episode. The title would have
been familiar since just two years earlier the film version of the story was released. Some more
details about the counting of this as a "second performance" are below.


1955-04-03 Lubbock TX Avalanche-Journal


1955-04-05 Davenport IA Daily Times
The beginning of the episode refers to a prior performance of Zero Hour,
implying it was on Suspense. It was actually on Escape in October 1953, which is
something that OTR fans of both series would know. It's a surprise to me that the producers
believed that the listening audience would remember that, too. The production staffs and actors of the
two series may have considered them to be virtually interchangeable in this stage of history, and
from a practical aspect, they are. The script would be performed twice more on Suspense.
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Post by artatoldotr on 3/1/2018, 11:05 am

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Post by jb_steele on 3/1/2018, 2:41 pm


Isa Ashdown
Paula Winslowe as Mrs Morris
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Post by greybelt on 3/2/2018, 5:41 am

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Another scheduling issue in production! As you'll see below, the announced program is Lily and the Colonel. That was delayed until May 17. There was no episode title announced in the prior week episode; pre-announcement of episodes was not being done at this time.

1955-05-03 Mason City Globe-Gazette
When you have no clue what script will be performed,
this is the kind of generic announcement you make.


Here are some listings for Lily and the Colonel.
1955-05-03 Battle Creek MI Enquirer


1955-05-03 Davenport IA Daily Times


Finally, a paper gets it right.
1955-05-03 Central NJ Home News


1955-05-03 San Rafael CA Daily Independent
This is a curious one ... Ruth Shaw is mentioned as the star of
the performance -- there's no record of an actress "Ruth Shaw"
in any radio directory that I can find; "Ruth" was not on the show.
It's probably just a typo in the newspaper's composing department.
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Post by artatoldotr on 3/2/2018, 9:03 am

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Post by greybelt on 3/3/2018, 8:09 am

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Doesn’t anyone know how to spell “Beirut”? This was a spelling of the name of the city, based on the French spelling, that was acceptable at the time of the broadcast. Most important to Suspense enthusiasts is that it’s the spelling used on the script!

1955-05-31 Central NJ Home News


1955-05-31 Oakland Tribune


We're in the 1955 newspaper radio listings now, and there are fewer and fewer detailed listings of programs. Finding all of these was fun while it lasted... but there are still some gems to be found here and there.
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Post by greybelt on 3/3/2018, 12:24 pm

An extra post for today...

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No clippings could be found for this episode. As I've been searching ahead for future postings, the only episodes that were getting any notable coverage featured bigger name actors, such as Raymond Burr, Agnes Moorehead, and Vincent Price.
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Post by jb_steele on 3/3/2018, 12:24 pm


Mary Jane Croft
not my third grade teacher. :-)
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Post by jb_steele on 3/3/2018, 12:32 pm


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Post by greybelt on 3/4/2018, 8:29 am

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1955-11-01 Detroit MI Free Press
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Post by jb_steele on 3/4/2018, 1:12 pm


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Post by artatoldotr on 3/4/2018, 1:29 pm

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Post by greybelt on 3/5/2018, 5:22 am

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Hollywood Hostages was originally announced for this date; that would not be performed until February 1956. This is one of the listings found:

1955-11-08 Kokomo IN Tribune


The index at Thousand Oaks Library lists the script as “X-915.” The only listing that could be found for the episode reflects that title was from The New York Times.

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Post by artatoldotr on 3/5/2018, 11:14 am

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Post by greybelt on 3/6/2018, 5:51 am

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This is a rare AFRS version – the network version is the one in most common circulation.

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1955-12-13 Racine WI Journal Times
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