This collection of "The Adventures Of Jungle Jim" episodes features 476 shows on 1 DVD. Each episode is presented in the .mp3 format. A complete list of episodes will be furnished upon request at historicalmediallc(at)gmail.com.
The DVD is labeled and provided in a highly protective jewel case. A list of the programs on the disc as well as the date the program originally aired (if known) is also provided.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR EQUIPMENT WILL PLAY MP3 FORMATTED FILES BEFORE PURCHASING THIS ITEM.
IT IS ULTIMATELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO ENSURE THAT HIS OR HER EQUIPMENT IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE MP3 FORMAT.
A note concerning sound quality. The sound quality for the shows in this collection is very good to good. It is difficult to find perfect recordings from the golden age of radio due to the equipment used for recording and the fact that many of the recordings were made 60, 70 or even 80 years ago.
HERE'S SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR "THE ADVENTURES OF JUNGLE JIM":
The Adventures Of Jungle Jim first premiered as a comic strip on January 7, 1934, by writer Don Moore and artist Alex Raymond, that starred the titular jungle adventurer. Unlike the protagonists of Tarzan, Ka-Zar, Kaanga, and comics series based on jungles themes, "Jungle Jim" Bradley was based in Southeastern Asia rather than Africa, and was a hunter rather than a wild man in a leotard.
Other characters included the large, strong native Kolu (who served his white comrade Jim, similarly to Lothar in Mandrake the Magician) and Lille DeVrille, who appeared two years after the strip's debut.
The comic's early years generally featured stories revolving around pirates, slave traders, and other common jungle antagonists. As World War II approached America in the 1940s, Jungle Jim, like many American comics, developed a wartime theme, with Jim now fighting the Japanese.
In the radio version, this fifteen minute juvenile adventure show, was broadcast on a weekly basis for many years. Week-by-week it followed the trials and tribulations of Jungle Jim Bradley, the intrepid adventurer. Interestingly, the first episode of the series not only continued the story line of "Flash Gordon", which was another Hearst strip, but also used the same theme music.
Matt Crowley played the role of Jungle Jim Bradley for virtually the entire run, except for a brief spell in 1938 when Gerald Mohr took over the role. Kolu, Jim’s sidekick, was played by Juano Hernandez, and Franc Hale played Shanghai Lil.