The New Adventures of Johnny Dollar, Vol. 1
Date: January 2019
Duration: 3 hours 33 minutes
The original Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was a radio drama that aired on CBS Radio from February 18, 1949 to September 30, 1962.
The best known incarnation was with Bob Bailey starring in “the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed expense account—America’s fabulous freelance insurance investigator.” There were 809 episodes, plus two not-for-broadcast auditions, in the twelve-year run, and more than 720 still exist today out of 886 total performances.
Actors who portrayed Johnny Dollar:
Dick Powell (audition show in 1948)
Charles Russell (February 1949 to January 1950)
Edmond O’Brien (February 1950 to September 1952)
John Lund (November 1952 to September 1954)
Gerald Mohr (audition show in 1955)
Bob Bailey (October 1955 to November 1960)
Bob Readick (December 1960 to June 1961)
Mandel Kramer (June 1961 to September 1962)
Joe Bev (2018 to 2019)
This first new volume includes:The Suicidal Bicycle MatterThe Clever Chemist MatterThe Where the Elite Meet to Eat MatterThe Thelma Ibsen MatterThe Jack Benny MatterThe Murder Is a Merry-Go-Round MatterThe Exposé MatterPlus sample chapters of upcoming Joe Bev Productions, including new episodes of The Lone Ranger, Sherlock Holmes, and The Green Lama.