- ISBN: 9781682624548 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- ISBN: 1682624544 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 07 min.)) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : 2016.
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That's Boston Blackie, safecracker turned crime fighter and a long-running favorite with fans of straight-ahead detective fiction in a wide range of media. Beginning inauspiciously in a 1919 short story by author Jack Boyle, Blackie progressed from the printed page into silent films, then into talkies -- and finally, in the 1940s, into radio. The first radio Blackie was Chester Morris, who played the role in a long series of B movies during the 1940s. Beginning in 1944 as a summer replacement series for 'Amos 'n' Andy', Morris brought a certain wrong-side-of-the-tracks charm to his portrayal and gave the character a well-crafted introduction to the broadcast medium. But the longest-running radio Blackie was an odd casting choice: Broadway and sometime soap opera actor Richard Kollmar, best known to radio fans along the Eastern seaboard as the urbane Dick of WOR's 'Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick', a morning show which also featured his wife, newspaper columnist Dorothy Kilgallen.
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|Genre:||Detective and mystery fiction.