If you were going to request that a “coffee table book” be written on old-time radio, I can’t think of a more suitable author than my fellow Radio Spirits contributor and nostalgia expert Martin Grams, Jr. I’ve joked in the past that my pal Martin is “the Isaac Asimov of OTR books,” due to his prolific output of tomes on that subject. Honest to my grandma, every time I’m in communication with the guy he seems to be in the middle of writing yet another invaluable pop culture reference contribution. You’ll find many of his books—ranging on topics from radio’s Duffy’s Tavern to TV’s The Time Tunnel—for sale at his website…and this November 1, he’ll add another title to his overstuffed bookshelf with The Top 100 Classic Radio Shows, co-written with Radio Spirits founder Carl Amari.
|The end papers for the book. To paraphrase A Date With Judy's Oogie Pringle, "they look sna-a-zzy!"|
|When Ann Rutherford took over for Penny Singleton on|
Blondie in March of 1949, she adopted Penny's bleached-blonde
tresses, too. At left is Arthur "Dagwood" Lake and in the
middle is Jeffrey Silver (as son Alexander).