Old Time Radio Shows
Mystery House And Mystery Playhouse
MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN COLLECTING OLD TIME RADIO SHOWS FOR A LONG TIME NOW. HE LISTENS TO THEM WHILE HE IS WORKING IN THE DARKROOM.
WE THOUGHT WE WOULD SHARE THEM WITH OTHERS SO THEY COULD ENJOY THEM ALSO.
Mystery House was a 1940s show created by Dan and Barbara Glenn, the owners of Mystery House publishing firm, located in New York City. They created the show to test novels they were about to publish. Each show was a short adaptation of a Mystery House novel cleverly acted out by the publishing company staff. Everyone pitched in for the effort, whether they made sound effects or acted as a main character. The show helped Dan and Barbara decide whether they would publish the dramatized novel based on the audience’s reaction. Interestingly, there is one episode, starring Bela Lugosi, that is more professionally done, even with hired announcers and actors. It has been rumored that this episode was an unaired audition show. So stop straining your eyes reading mystery novels, just perk up your ears for the old time radio show put on by "that strange publishing firm, Mystery House! This series is not to be confused with Mystery Playhouse, hosted by Pete Lorre.
Mystery Playhouse began in 1944 hosted by Peter Lorre with his memorable accent. His tongue and cheek introductions about the "stwange and terwible" characters are part plot summary, and part philosophical about the human condition.
This program featured Peter Lorre introducing some of the best mystery shows of the era for the AFRS audience. Many shows are favorite rebroadcasts of The Whistler, Mr. & Mrs. North, Inner Sanctum, Nero Wolfe, and more.
Not to be confused with the radio series, Mystery House, Peter Lorre, himself, stars in many of the episodes.
THERE ARE 32 SHOWS ON 1 CD AND THEY ARE IN MP3 FORMAT. THEY WILL PLAY ON ANY COMPUTER AND SOME CD PLAYERS THAT ARE MARKED PLAYS MP3s. YOU CAN EASILY BURN THEM TO A CD SO YOU CAN PLAY ON YOUR CAR SYSTEM. I HAVE THEM ON MY ZUNE AND ONE OF MY FRIENDS HAS THEM ON HIS I-POD. REMEMBER THEY ARE IN MP3 FORMAT AND WILL NOT PLAY ON MOST CD PLAYERS.