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This Month in OTR History: March
« on: February 26, 2013, 07:24:03 PM »
This is not meant to be comprehensive, just interesting. Feel free to add any important dates I leave out.

March 1
1941: Duffy's Tavern premieres

March 2
1945: Superman meets Batman for the first time

March 5
1940: Fibber McGee's closet door opens for the first time

March 6
1906: Lou Costello born

March 9
1918: Mickey Spillane born

March 12
1900: Harlow Wilcox born
1933: FDR's first fireside chat

March 16
1916: Mercedes McCambridge born
1926: Jerry Lewis born

March 19
1928: Amos 'n' Andy debuts on NBC Blue

March 20
1906: Ozzie Nelson born

March 25
1939: Arch Obler's Plays debuts

March 28
1912: Frank Lovejoy born
1912: Lucille Fletcher born

March 29
1888: Earle Ross born

March 30
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1985: Harold Peary died

March Trivia.
1- Name two shows written  by Lucille Fletcher besides Sorry, Wrong Number and The Hitchhiker.
2- Superman and Batman met for the first time this month. In what long-running comic book did they team-up every month?
3- What radio show was inspired by a Mickey Spillane character?
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Re: This Month in OTR History: March
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 01:28:07 AM »
Great stuff, Barry!

I think the talented Mrs. Fletcher wrote the episode where Vincent Price stuffs the body of his wife into the large pipes of his pipe organ.  "Fugue in D Minor"?  She definitely wrote "The Night Man", which is one of my favourites.

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Re: This Month in OTR History: March
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 12:30:58 PM »
For #2, my guess would be Justice League.  For #3, I only know Mickey Spillane for "Mike Hammer," but I don't know if that's what you're looking for.
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Re: This Month in OTR History: March
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 04:57:21 PM »
I forgot all about Duffy's tavern very good show. and I'll go with Janeces answer on #2

As for what Jello said on #1 I believe him.

Note: I could google the answers but what fun would that be?

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Re: This Month in OTR History: March
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 08:30:44 PM »
For #2, my guess would be Justice League.  For #3, I only know Mickey Spillane for "Mike Hammer," but I don't know if that's what you're looking for.

#2 is not Justice League. While they were both founding members, for large swaths of time neither would appear in that title. This particular comic featured only adventures where Batman teamed up with Superman.

As for #3, I'll give you half credit. That's the character, what was the name of the show? Jim has played it.
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Re: This Month in OTR History: March
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2013, 08:32:23 PM »
Great stuff, Barry!

I think the talented Mrs. Fletcher wrote the episode where Vincent Price stuffs the body of his wife into the large pipes of his pipe organ.  "Fugue in D Minor"?  She definitely wrote "The Night Man", which is one of my favourites.

Yep, those were hers. There are more, but (I think) only one more that Jim has played. It was a good one, you'll all agree when someone comes up with the name.
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Re: This Month in OTR History: March
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2013, 11:45:41 AM »
For #2, my guess would be Justice League.  For #3, I only know Mickey Spillane for "Mike Hammer," but I don't know if that's what you're looking for.

#2 is not Justice League. While they were both founding members, for large swaths of time neither would appear in that title. This particular comic featured only adventures where Batman teamed up with Superman.

As for #3, I'll give you half credit. That's the character, what was the name of the show? Jim has played it.

The only name other than "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer" I've ever seen is "That Hammer Guy."  Is that what you're looking for?  :D

And if #2 isn't The Justice League, then I'm at a loss.   ???
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Re: This Month in OTR History: March
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2013, 12:25:10 PM »
"That Hammer Guy" is correct!

And The comic book is World's Finest, which ran from 1941 to 1986 for 323 issues. Every issue was a Superman/Batman team-up.  Issue 271 even adapted OTR Superman stories to bring them into the comic book canon.

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Re: This Month in OTR History: March
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2013, 03:40:13 PM »
The answer to the last Lucille Fletcher story played by Jim? It was The Diary of Sophronia Winters (Suspense 8/17/44)

Of course - I shoulda knowed!  I just searched online to see if we were missing any, and apparently she also wrote 'The Thing in the Window" which is one of my favourite episodes with Joe Cotten.  "The Furnished Room" and "Dark Journey" were the only other titles listed and they don't ring any bells for me...

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Re: This Month in OTR History: March
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2013, 05:36:06 PM »
The answer to the last Lucille Fletcher story played by Jim? It was The Diary of Sophronia Winters (Suspense 8/17/44)

Of course - I shoulda knowed!  I just searched online to see if we were missing any, and apparently she also wrote 'The Thing in the Window" which is one of my favourite episodes with Joe Cotten.  "The Furnished Room" and "Dark Journey" were the only other titles listed and they don't ring any bells for me...

I just listened to that last night.    http://relicradio.com/otr/2009/10/rr132-suspense-and-richard-diamond/

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Re: This Month in OTR History: March
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2013, 09:34:35 PM »
The answer to the last Lucille Fletcher story played by Jim? It was The Diary of Sophronia Winters (Suspense 8/17/44)

Of course - I shoulda knowed!  I just searched online to see if we were missing any, and apparently she also wrote 'The Thing in the Window" which is one of my favourite episodes with Joe Cotten.  "The Furnished Room" and "Dark Journey" were the only other titles listed and they don't ring any bells for me...

I came across one or two more,including this gem:
In 1944 Norman Corwin’s adaption of Lucille’s My Client Curley about a dancing caterpillar who becomes an overnight celebrity, became a modestly successful movie under the title Once Upon a Time,’’ starring Cary Grant.

The radio version aired in 1940, don't know which show.

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Re: This Month in OTR History: March
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2013, 08:45:15 AM »
Could someone post the link up to "The Diary of Sophronia Winters?"

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