Today marks 70 years since "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" made its debut on CBS Radio. Coming as it does after a successful screening for the Metropolitan Washington Old-Time Radio Club's members and some edits (improvements, one hopes) sparked by watching it with an audience, that seems like a good time to submit this expense report's final page. The plan is to submit to film festivals and perhaps present it to other interested groups. In he meantime, please enjoy this excerpt from the finished product.
From Dick Powell's 1948 audition show to Mandel Kramer's final episode in 1962, a collection of talented actors, writers and directors created one of old-time radio's most enduring dramas. This documentary is a tribute not just to the program and its era but also the medium of radio drama itself. That said, the real tribute is the many fans - new and old alike - who continue to listen and enjoy it.
Monday, February 18, 2019
Monday, January 1, 2018
A friend of mine mentioned that he'd been watching the TV series Fury. Remembering that Bob Bailey had written for the program during the waning days of radio seemed like reason enough to post a link to the segment of the documentary about him and his sad (and all too representative) story.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Today marks 55 years since the final episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and Suspense marked the very end of the "Golden Age" of radio. In observance of this bittersweet anniversary, the following segment from the documentary discusses the waning days of that era.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
After a bit of re-editing, the segment discussing the expense account device works a bit better. You check it out on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/therealjohnnydollarmatter/. It's almost ready to submit to the first festival.