The Film Detective Podcast S1 E36 - Box Thirteen (1948): The First Letter (2022)

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Carl Amari
The Film Detective, Carl Amari
Join host, Carl Amari, for a radio re-broadcast of Box 13. Featuring vocal talent by Alan Ladd and Sylvia Picker. First incepted in 1947, motion picture actor Alan Ladd created Mayfair Productions, a company that specialized in radio syndication. Mayfair developed several successful radio series including the Damon Runyon Theater and Box 13. Covering the exciting escapades of a newspaperman-turned-mystery novelist named Dan Holiday, the series was an immediate success running in various cities at different dates and times. In the series, Ladd starred as Holiday, with Sylvia Picker appearing as Holiday's scatterbrained secretary, Suzy. As a means to seek out new ideas for his fiction, Holiday ran a classified ad in the Star Times Newspaper where he formerly worked. Reading "Adventure wanted, will go anywhere, do anything – write Box 13, Star-Times," each week Holiday would receive a new letter to kick off an exciting adventure much to the amusement of series listeners. Originally airing 08/22/1948, get ready for this week's adventure of "The First Letter," with Dan Holiday!