Monday, October 26, 2009

Old Radio Days

Tesla and Marconi couldn't have imagined their invention of the radio would end up spawning infamous broadcasts of macabre tales from The Shadow and clever wordplay between Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Not to ignore the commercial jingles that have traveled on down through the decades having started in radio (below a sampling of our favorites). Orson Welles shown at left not only contributed his voice to the first broadcasts of The Shadow but is famous for the radio hoax that preceded his adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, shown above. 

The Shadow's The Laughing Corpse (March 10, 1940)
Abbott and Costello's Opening A Gas Station (November 29, 1045)

Old radio commercial clips:
Old Spice
Pepsi Cola
Schlitz Beer

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