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The Adventures of Detectives Black and Blue. The first 20 Scripts.
Radio Department, Earnshaw-Young, Inc. Advertising 1931 - Binding: stiff paper boards. Size & Pages: 1st edition. 11 x 8 inches. 207 leaves (printed on one side only). Covers the period 5 January 1931 to 30 January 1931, the first 20 episodes of the serial. (These were 15-minute radio-plays, beginning 5 January 1931 and ending 30 January, broadcast every weekday at 5:30 pm.) This is the one of the world's first broadcast detective series (from WKHJ, Los Angeles): Detectives Black and Blue; published in Los Angeles, by the Earnshaw-Young Radio Department in 1931. (The radio series featuring Sax Romer's Fu Manchu aired in 1927--this is probably the very first detective series, though the central character in it all is the hyperbolic template for evil-genius criminality.) Provenance: the scripts were received March 19, 1931 by the Library of Congress collections January 18, 1932. Rare **These seem to be in-house sheets--they are very similar-looking to mimeographed sheets, printed in light-purple ink. The text is printed on a template “Radio Department, Earnshaw-Young, Inc. Advertising” stationery, on every page, with standard information for sponsor/.station/day/time/date in the banner of every sheet. (The word "Continuity" is also printed across the top of every sheet in 30-point type).***"Ever wonder where the buddy-cop-comedy genre came from? It didn't begin with shows like Car 54, Where Are You? It dates all the way back to 1932, when Los Angeles radio station KHJ first aired Adventures of Detectives Black and Blue."--Scoop. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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