Category Archives: Juvenile Drama

29 November: The Hornet and the Hoover

L to R: Raymond Toyo, Al Hodge, and Jim Irwin, preparing for a Green Hornet broadcast. (Photo: Life.)
L to R: Raymond Toyo, Al Hodge, and Jim Irwin, preparing for a Green Hornet broadcast. (Photo: Life.)

In 2009, Dyanmite Entertainment will begin a series of comic books centered around the Green Hornet, the underground crime fighter born in old-time radio in 1936. Issue number nine matched the Hornet against the legendary FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. A nice irony, that, because it was long assumed that Hoover himself prompted a change in The Green Hornet‘s radio introduction.

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Quiz kidders: Old-time radio listening, 23 January

Fibber McGee & Molly: Radio Quiz Show (NBC, 1940)

Now. he should know better than to take a McGee radio suggestion seriously . . . (Photo: NBC)

Now. he should know better than to take a McGee radio suggestion seriously . . . (Photo: NBC)

Poking fun of itself is often an old-time radio staple; poking fun at its periodic fads or nuisances seems almost a requirement. Poking fun at radio quiz shows is only too often tantamount to sending some of radio’s cleverest comedians—Fred Allen, Goodman Ace, and Henry Morgan come to mind at once—into the proverbial candy store with an unlimited budget.

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