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TWTD Archive – May 18, 1996

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, May 18, 1996

BULLDOG DRUMMOND (1940s) “Death Uses Disappearing Ink” starring Ned Wever as Captain Hugh Drummond with Luis Van Rooten as his sidekick Denny.  A woman on the train tells Drummond she fears her life is in danger.

TRIBUTE TO IRVING BERLIN (8-3-38) An all-star salute to songwriter Irving Berlin on the occasion of the release of the film “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.”  In a broadcast from New York, Chicago and Hollywood, we hear Walter Winchell, Ted Husing, Ethel Merman, Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Sophie Tucker, Lew Lehr, Ben Bernie, Rudy Vallee, Tommy Dorsey and the orchestra, Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians, Paul Whiteman, Connee Boswell and, of course, Irving Berlin.  Louella Parsons and Darryl F. Zanuck introduce Tyrone Power and Alice Faye in scenes from the movie.

LIGHTS OUT (8-3-43) “Murder Castle” starring Joe Kearns with Mercened McCambridge.  A businessman lures women to his castle on the pretense of employment, but they are never seen again!  Arch Oboler hosts.

DUNNINGER (1944) The Master Mentalist amazes audiences with his mind-reading abilities.  Bret Morrison narrates an incident in the life of Abraham Lincoln.

PLEASE STAND BY – A History of Radio (1986) Lesson 3: The Sounds of Time, continuing the discussion of the works of inventors and scientists in the 19th and 20th centuries: Michael Faraday and Sir William Crookes in England, Thomas Edison in the United States, and Gugliemo Marconi in Italy.