LA wrote:I haven't heard his radio stuff though. I'm always put off "old time radio" by the massive quantity of messages for sponsors. The Shadow is particularly amusing in that department - there's only about sixteen minutes of story in every episode, if memory serves.
Harvey Chartrand wrote:It would have been great to see Welles matching wits with madman Mel Blanc.
Store Hadji wrote:During the Golden Age, there were about one or two minutes of commercials per episode. Much much less than radio or tv today. You're still getting 28 minutes of The Shadow and two minutes of enjoyable silliness about Blue Coal, America's favourite anthrocite - order a trial ton today!
As for shows like The Mercury Theatre on the Air, they were "sustaining" and had no sponsor and no commercials at all. That's 60 straight minutes of Welles and the Mercury.
Kevin Loy wrote:Two of those actors (not counting Welles, of course) look like the same guys who were in the tailor scenes shown during One Man Band (I'm not sure of either of their names off-hand, though)
Store Hadji wrote:Great stuff...if you have the "eye" for listening...
Ste wrote:It is also worth noting the appearance in the "Stately Home" sketch of Tim Brooke-Taylor as Algy, and Graeme Garden as the narrator. Brooke-Taylor and Garden, along with Bill Oddie, formed The Goodies - one of Britain's most popular comedy sketch shows of the 1970s.
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