BW - EP131: Orson Welles is The Shadow (1937 - 1938)


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In Breaking Walls episode 132 we spotlight Orson Welles’ time as The Shadow in 1937-38. —————————— Highlights: • Orson Welles’ on The March of Time and The Columbia Workshop • The Shadow as Narrator • Les Misérables • WOR and Network Radio In The Fall of 1937 • The Shadow Launches With Orson Welles • Jeanette Nolan and The Temple Bells of Neban • Early Reviews • Agnes Moorehead and The Three Ghosts • The Circle of Death • The Mercury Theater Leaves The Shadow • Orson In The Fall of 1938 • Looking Ahead to Halloween with Mutual Broadcasting —————————— The WallBreakers: Subscribe to Breaking Walls everywhere you get your podcasts. To support the show: —————————— The reading material used in today’s episode was: • This is Orson Welles — by Peter Bogdanovich with Orson Welles • Citizen Welles — by Frank Brady • On the Air — By John Dunning • The Shadow: History and Mystery of the Radio Program — By Martin Grams Jr. • Network Radio Ratings — By Jim Ramsburg • Discovering Orson Welles — by Jonathan Rosenbaum • WOR: The First Sixty Years As well as articles from • Billboard • The New York Times • Variety —————————— On the interview front: • Agnes Moorhead spoke to Chuck Schaden. Hear the full chat at • Rosa Rio and William N. Robson spoke with Dick Bertel and Ed Corcoran for WTIC’s The Golden Age of Radio. Hear these full chats at • Jeanette Nolan spoke with SPERDVAC. For more info, go to • Agnes Moorehead and Orson Welles spoke with Dick Cavett. • Orson Welles also spoke with Peter Bogdanovich, Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, and Dinah Shore. • Jack Poppele spoke with Westinghouse. • And Walter B. Gibson, Rosa Rio, Ken Roberts, and Sidney Sloan spoke for the 1984 documentary, The Story of the Shadow —————————— Selected music featured in today’s episode was: • Teenage Brain Surgeon — By Spike Jones and His Orchestra —————————— A special thank you to Ted Davenport, Jerry Haendiges, and Gordon Skene. For Ted go to, for Jerry, visit, and for Gordon, please go to —————————— Thank you to: Tony Adams Steven Allmon Orson Orsen Chandler Phil Erickson Jessica Hanna Perri Harper Briana Isaac Thomas M. Joyce Ryan Kramer Earl Millard Gary Mollica Barry Nadler Christian Neuhaus Aimee Pavy Ray Shaw Filipe A Silva John Williams —————————— WallBreakers Links: Patreon - Social Media - @TheWallBreakers

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