October 05, 2011
"This is the Librarian" - Crime Club (Old Time Radio)
OK - I could not be happier if I were twins.
I was playing a bit on Internet Archive and I came across Crime Club. This detective/crime series is a perfect confluence of my new interest in old time radio shows and my career as a librarian.
This show ran from December 1946 to October 1947 and started the same way for each episode. Barry Thomson is the host and he starts the episode by answering a call to the Crime Club by saying this:
“Hello I hope I haven’t kept you waiting. Yes...this is the librarian". He then tells the listener that he has the book that they would like. PERFECTION! From the Internet Archive page, they add that Crime Club episodes were "30-minute murder mystery stories adapted for radio by Stedman Coles or Wyllis Cooper from based on and featuring some of the stories from the Doubleday Crime Club books."
The stories are typical crime story fare - but having the framework be a librarian who is helpful (are there any other kinds?) - that is fab.
Posted by cseeman at October 5, 2011 09:50 AM