Browsing: Orson Welles On The Air

On today’s show we’ll hear the first two of eight commentaries I’ve recently come across.  The first, aired June 23, 1946, concerns the Office Of Price Administration closing.  The second shares Orson’s thoughts on the atomic bomb tests on the Bikini Islands, and aired June 30, 1946.

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We join Orson in the Campbell Playhouse for this episode.  From April 14, 1939 we’ll hear The Patriot.

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We’ll continue our replay of The Lives Of Harry Lime on this show.  From January 18, 1952 it’s the 25th episode titled The Double Double Cross.

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We’ve got another offering from the Mercury Theater On The Air for this show.  We’ll hear an episode featuring three short stories that originally aired August 8, 1938.  The stories are I’m A Fool, The Open Window, and My Little Boy.

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On this episode we’ll hear the Campbell Playhouse adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s story Rebecca.  This was the first episode of the Campbell Playhouse, and first aired December 9, 1938.

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On today’s show we’ll hear Welles host The Black Museum.  One of 52 episodes produced in 1952, this episode is titled A Piece Of Iron Chain.

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The Lives Of Harry Lime ran for 52 episodes from August 1951 to July 1952.  We’ll hear the episode from January 11, 1952 titled Hands Of Glory.

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Today’s show features Orson Welles as a guest on The Texaco Star Theater with Fred Allen.  This episode aired October 18, 1942.

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Predecessor to the Orson Welles Radio Almanac, the Orson Welles Theater aired the first of nineteen episodes in 1941.  We’ll hear the episode from October 13, 1941 featuring If In Years To Come, and Parker Poetry.

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We return this week with an episode from the last incarnation of Welles’ Mercury Theater, The Mercury Summer Theater.  From August 16, 1946 we’ll hear Abednego, The Slave.

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