OLD TIME RADIO - 12 AUDIO CD - 24 Shows
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Let George Do It was a radio drama series produced by Owen and Pauline Vinson from 1946 to 1954. It starred Bob Bailey as detective-for-hire George Valentine (with Olan Soule stepping into the role in 1954).
Clients came to Valentine's office after reading a newspaper carrying his classified ad:
Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine.
The few earliest episodes were more sitcom than private eye shows, with a studio audience providing scattered laughter at the not-so-funny scripts. Soon the audience was banished, and George went from stumbling comedic hero to tough guy private eye, while the music became suspenseful.
Valentine's secretary was Claire Brooks, aka Brooksie (Frances Robinson, Virginia Gregg, Lillian Buyeff). As Valentine made his rounds in search of the bad guys, he usually encountered Brooksie's kid brother, Sonny (Eddie Firestone), Lieutenant Riley (Wally Maher) and elevator man Caleb (Joseph Kearns). For the first few shows, Sonny was George's assistant, but he was soon relegated to an occasional character.
Sponsored by Standard Oil, the program was broadcast on the West Coast Mutual Broadcasting System from October 18, 1946 to September 27, 1954, first on Friday evenings and then on Mondays. In its last season, transcriptions were aired in New York, Wednesdays at 9:30pm, from January 20, 1954 to January 12, 1955.
John Hiestand was the program's announcer. Don Clark directed the scripts by David Victor and Jackson Gillis. The background music was supplied by Eddie Dunstedter, initially with a full orchestra. When television supplanted radio as the country's primary home entertainment, radio budgets got skimpier and skimpier and Dunstedter's orchestra was replaced by an organ.
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460514 The First Client (Audition)
460920 First Show
461011 The Picnic
461018 Cousin Jeff and the Pigs
461025 The Brookdale Orphanage
461108 The Robber
461129 The Investment
471003 FortyTwo on a Rope
480405 The Smugglers
480412 Am I My Brother's Keeper
480419 The Bewildered Bird Watcher
480426 The Wolf Pack
480503 Under The River
480510 The Spirit World
480531 Friendship Club
480607 Have Some Excitement
480614 A Piece Of Publicity
480621 Problem Child
480628 Mr. Korawski American
480705 Murder Me Twice
480712 A Close Call
480719 A Deadman Who Was a Murderer