Sunday, March 31, 2019

Lamont Cranston Trivia #3

In The Shadow radio episode "Can the Dead Talk?" (originally aired March 19, 1939) we learn Lamont Cranston's valet's name is Ames.  

Keep in mind that valets and butlers perform differing duties where a valet's primary concern would be with clothing and toiletries and the butler's duties would involve supervising the household staff.  

I bring this up because in season 3, Lamont's butler is named Allan.  If we make the distinction between valet and butler, then Ames could be performing duties as valet while Allan performed duties as butler.  Or, it could mean Ames was butler and was replaced by Allan in season 3! 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Fans of The Shadow Radio Show?

I found this picture of my uncle and great uncle a few weeks ago.  While I don't know what date it was taken, I know that it was sometime in 1939 or 1940 in Vermont.  (I did some research on the vehicle in the background and it's a 1939 Buick.)  The reason I wanted to share it is it gives you a look at two young boys who were probably fans of The Shadow radio show.  It shows what young, rural boys wore and it's almost like a time capsule back to the days when The Shadow aired on the radio in the late 1930s and into the '40s and '50s.  I like the look of the car and the gentleman standing in the background - surely they must have been fans of The Shadow radio show!