The first book ever to publish the scripts from the smash-hit Superman radio series!
Author: Steven Korté
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
The first book ever to publish the scripts from the smash-hit Superman radio series! Features classic art by Superman cocreator Joe Shuster, plus 16 sidebars providing inside stories about the Superman legend as well as the radio broadcasts themselves.
039 The studio worked with Tim Burton to reconfigure Superman, but by summer,
the film had been o‡cially removed from the Warner Bros. slate. Variety reported
that Superman Lives! was cancelled because the script didn't work and the ...
Author: Bruce Scivally
Category: Literary Criticism
First introduced in a 1938 comic book, Superman has since become an iconic character in American entertainment. This complete history covers Superman's appearances in film and television, from the 1941 introduction of the first Superman cartoon to the 2006 live-action film Superman Returns. The book includes several rarely seen photographs of the actors who have brought Superman to life for over seven decades, including Clayton "Bud" Collyer, Kirk Alyn, George Reeves and Christopher Reeve. Multiple appendices provide a complete listing of Superman-related books and websites, along with a comprehensive list of the cast and characters featured in Superman films, television shows, and radio programs since 1941.
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Author: Larry Tye
Publisher: Random House
Category: Social Science
Seventy-five years after he came to life, Superman remains one of America’s most adored and enduring heroes. Now Larry Tye, the prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Satchel, has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made him the icon he is today. Legions of fans from Boston to Buenos Aires can recite the story of the child born Kal-El, scion of the doomed planet Krypton, who was rocketed to Earth as an infant, raised by humble Kansas farmers, and rechristened Clark Kent. Known to law-abiders and evildoers alike as Superman, he was destined to become the invincible champion of all that is good and just—and a star in every medium from comic books and comic strips to radio, TV, and film. But behind the high-flying legend lies a true-to-life saga every bit as compelling, one that begins not in the far reaches of outer space but in the middle of America’s heartland. During the depths of the Great Depression, Jerry Siegel was a shy, awkward teenager in Cleveland. Raised on adventure tales and robbed of his father at a young age, Jerry dreamed of a hero for a boy and a world that desperately needed one. Together with neighborhood chum and kindred spirit Joe Shuster, young Siegel conjured a human-sized god who was everything his creators yearned to be: handsome, stalwart, and brave, able to protect the innocent, punish the wicked, save the day, and win the girl. It was on Superman’s muscle-bound back that the comic book and the very idea of the superhero took flight. Tye chronicles the adventures of the men and women who kept Siegel and Shuster’s “Man of Tomorrow” aloft and vitally alive through seven decades and counting. Here are the savvy publishers and visionary writers and artists of comics’ Golden Age who ushered the red-and-blue-clad titan through changing eras and evolving incarnations; and the actors—including George Reeves and Christopher Reeve—who brought the Man of Steel to life on screen, only to succumb themselves to all-too-human tragedy in the mortal world. Here too is the poignant and compelling history of Siegel and Shuster’s lifelong struggle for the recognition and rewards rightly due to the architects of a genuine cultural phenomenon. From two-fisted crimebuster to über-patriot, social crusader to spiritual savior, Superman—perhaps like no other mythical character before or since—has evolved in a way that offers a Rorschach test of his times and our aspirations. In this deftly realized appreciation, Larry Tye reveals a portrait of America over seventy years through the lens of that otherworldly hero who continues to embody our best selves. Praise for Superman “Engaging, fun, inspiring—like the Man of Steel.”—The Huffington Post “Powerful . . . wonderfully readable.”—The Plain Dealer “A story as American as Superman himself . . . The best origin story pulsing through Superman is not the one about the Krypton-to-Kansas alien baby, but rather the one about the superhero’s mortal and sometimes star-crossed creators.”—The Washington Post “Fun, enlightening pop-cultural history.”—Kirkus Reviews “A rich history full of lively heroes and villains‚ much like a comic book. Essential for Superman fans.”—Library Journal (starred review) “[A] comprehensive, definitive history.”—Publishers Weekly
That's the mystery Superman must unravel, with the help of Lois and Jimmy.
TRIVIA: Clark and Lois were originally supposed to take Jim to a nightclub (“
similar to Ciro's or the Mocambo” according to the script) for his birthday; the
Author: Michael J. Hayde
Publisher: BearManor Media
Category: Performing Arts
Author Michael J. Hayde’s definitive work about Superman on radio and television. Hayde is well-known for My Name's Friday: The Unauthorized but True Story of Dragnet and The Films of Jack Webb; and Little Elf: A Celebration of Harry Langdon, and this new treasure trove of information on The Man of Steel covers comprehensive episode logs for the radio series and the original television series, plus the complete story lines for two unproduced television series episodes, and dozens of "deleted scenes" taken right from the scripts. "Michael J. Hayde significantly broadens our empathy for The Man of Steel through his profound revelations surrounding an imposing figure based on popular myth. In a meticulously researched discourse, he supplies the gaps about a character that became a mid-twentieth century hero to the nation's boys and girls. Hayde probes the backgrounds of the real-life individuals behind-the-scenes and before the microphones and cameras that intensified that aura. In breezy, comprehensive-style, he focuses on the radio and TV manifestations while interweaving timely inferences from the newspaper strip, comics, books, film, and other formats plus a prosperous merchandising trade. Lovers of the genre of juvenile adventures are rewarded by the author's efforts to expose how one man wearing a cape and bearing incredible strength could pervade an impressionable younger generation and a society that pursued his exploits intensely." –Jim Cox, author of Radio Crime Fighters "With so many books about Superman out there, it's pleasing to know that one book has everything you'd want to know under one cover. Trivia, background production, and numerous behind-the-scenes stories make this a must-have for everyone's shelf. An enjoyable read." –Martin Grams, Jr., author of The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic 536 pages.
As well as comedy programmes our output included 'Light Drama', and whilst
making action serials featuring the DC Comics characters Superman and Batman
I was able to develop a radio-production style which layered lots of sound effects
Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Performing Arts
Twenty-five years after the original radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy exploded into the public consciousness, the further exploits of its bewildered hero Arthur Dent were finally adapted for radio by Dirk Maggs, in part using drafts written by Douglas Adams before his death. The resulting fourteen completely new episodes were produced by Above the Title Productions and broadcast on BBC Radio 4, with nearly all of the original cast reunited for recording. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Scripts Volume 2 brilliantly bring to life the last three books in Adams' perennially popular Hitchhiker series: Life, the Universe and Everything; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; and Mostly Harmless. Dirk Maggs supplies notes which highlight original Adams material and explain how the cast, special effects and music were directed. The scripts are introduced by Simon Jones, who played Arthur Dent in both the original and the recent radio series, as well as in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy television series. Douglas Adams first conceived The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for radio and it is an honour to his memory that all five Hitchhiker novels have now been adapted for this medium. These scripts exemplify the freshness of perspective, humour and perspicacity that epitomize the work of Douglas Adams.
Superman and the Mole Men. Dir. Lee Sholem. Screenplay by Richard Fielding.
The Superman Motion Picture Anthology. Warner Brothers, 2011. Bluray. The Superman Radio Scripts. New York: Watson-Guptill, 2001. Print. Superman: The
Author: Deke Parsons
Category: Literary Criticism
The birth of modern fantasy in 1930s Britain and America saw the development of new literary and film genres. J.R.R. Tolkien created modern fantasy with The Lord of the Rings, set in a fictional world based upon his life in the early 20th century British Empire, and his love of language and medieval literature. In small-town Texas, Robert E. Howard pounded out his own fantasy realm in his Conan stories, published serially in the ephemeral pulp magazines he loved. Jerry Siegel created Superman with Joe Shuster, and laid the foundation for perhaps the most far-reaching fantasy worlds: the universe of DC and Marvel comics. The work of extraordinary people who lived in an extraordinary decade, this modern fantasy canon still provides source material for the most successful literary and film franchises of the 21st century. Modern fantasy speaks to the human experience and still shows its origins from the lives and times of its creators.
Or movie goer...or TV watcher...or Game player. Jonah – All of that is for geeks
and nerds! Bitch pudding here is too cool for all of that. Brooklyn – How do you
not just accidentally know about Superman and Kryptonite? Tuesday – Watch it
Author: George Jones
Presented here for the first time is the collected scripts of episodes 37 through 52 of the popular and long running science fiction, fantasy, comedy, adventure radio show called "Paranoria, TX" which is old school radio theater with a new and outrageous geeky spin! In this volume, things change even more for our would be heroes as they begin to learn what it means to go from wanna be conquerors to bona fide saviors.
My Life in Radio Bob Edwards. starting a program from ... That was before
Stetson rode the rails with Woody Guthrie and infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan to
reveal the Klan's secrets through scripts of the Superman radio show. After I
Author: Bob Edwards
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The host of The Bob Edwards Show and Bob Edwards Weekend on Sirius XM Radio, Bob Edwards became the first radio personality with a large national audience to take his chances in the new field of satellite radio. The programs' mix of long-form interviews and news documentaries has won many prestigious awards. For thirty years, Louisville native Edwards was the voice of National Public Radio's daily newsmagazine programs, co-hosting All Things Considered before launching Morning Edition in 1979. These programs built NPR's national audience while also bringing Edwards to national prominence. In 2004, however, NPR announced that it would be finding a replacement for Edwards, inciting protests from tens of thousands of his fans and controversy among his listeners and fellow broadcasters. Today, Edwards continues to inform the American public with a voice known for its sincerity, intelligence, and wit. In A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio, Edwards recounts his career as one of the most important figures in modern broadcasting. He describes his road to success on the radio waves, from his early days knocking on station doors during college and working for American Forces Korea Network to his work at NPR and induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2004. Edwards tells the story of his exit from NPR and the launch of his new radio ventures on the XM Satellite Radio network. Throughout the book, his sharp observations about the people he interviewed and covered and the colleagues with whom he worked offer a window on forty years of American news and on the evolution of public journalism. A Voice in the Box is an insider's account of the world of American media and a fascinating, personal narrative from one of the most iconic personalities in radio history.
To survive and thrive in the fantasyland that is show business, you need to know the realities of writing and selling. J. Michael Straczynski learned these realities the hard way. With his help, you'll learn them the easy way.
Author: J. Michael Straczynski
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
J. Michael Straczynski, writer/producer of Murder, She Wrote and xreator of Babylon 5 teaches scriptwriters how to write and sell work for television, movies, animation, radio and the theatre. Straczynski covers each medium in depth. He reveals facts, tells stories and offers observations from the vantage point of a career in the business.
Tinseltown's fascination with the comic icon is detailed in this book, encompassing all the behind-the-scenes machinations that helped shape Superman into a screen legend--and all the derailed projects that have vilified everyone involved.
Author: Jake Rossen
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Category: Performing Arts
Tinseltown's fascination with the comic icon is detailed in this book, encompassing all the behind-the-scenes machinations that helped shape Superman into a screen legend--and all the derailed projects that have vilified everyone involved. These newly uncovered stories about the odyssey of bringing the Man of Steel to the big screen include the challenge of making Superman appear to fly, and the many casting processes, which at various points had Superman being played by the likes of Bruce Jenner, Robert Redford, Sylvester Stallone, Neil Diamond, Nicolas Cage, Justin Timberlake, Keanu Reeves, and even Muhammad Ali. Based on extensive interviews with producers, screenwriters, cast members, and crew, this expose spills the beans on all the various TV shows, from the classic The Adventures of Superman to the current hit Smallville; the various animated efforts on both the large and small screens; and the movies--from 1979's smash hit Superman: The Movie to 2006's wildly expensive Superman Returns .Also included are the stories about the Superman movies that never made it to the screen, helmed by maverick directors Kevin Smith and Tim Burton, and featuring expenditures on scripts and sets that are even more eye-popping than the films' special effects.
Designed by Chip Kidd and boasting hundreds of examples of rare comic book art, interviews with writers and artists, working sketches and original character designs, Superman: The Complete History will satisfy the collector and captivate ...
Author: Les Daniels
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
A comprehensive overview of the history of the world's first and all-time greatest superhero explores the different media, from comics to radio to film, in which he has been popular, and includes rare art and interviews with writers and artists. IP.
Author: Joe Michael StracynskiPublish On: 2013-01-24
This means you can pop in the CD, open the book to page 106 and follow along with the script and video screenshots for a retro "multimedia" experience.POSTCARD AND BOOKMARKFeaturing never-before-heard quotes that didn't even make it into ...
Author: Joe Michael Stracynski
Publisher: Synthetic Worlds Limited
Table of Contents and Index available FREE at B5books.com.Did you really see Captain Sheridan's first episode? DISCOVERED: A completely different version of the Season 2 premiere episode, "Points of Departure."ANNOTATED SCRIPTThe complete ORIGINAL draft of the Season 2 premiere, "Points of Departure," with editor's annotations for every page indicating the differences between this draft, the director's cut, the producers' cut and the final version of the episode that was aired and released on DVD.VIDEO IMAGE RE-CREATION OF "POINTS OF DEPARTURE" AS ORIGINALLY SHOTUsing nearly 300 screenshots, we have re-created, scene-by-scene, the original episode as it was originally filmed BEFORE J. Michael Straczynski decided to extensively alter the episode. The 100 pages of this re-creation are formatted so that each frame matches up to the dialogue being spoken on the audio CD.AUDIO CD OF THE ORIGINAL CUTThis is the complete audio of the original episode. This means you can pop in the CD, open the book to page 106 and follow along with the script and video screenshots for a retro "multimedia" experience.POSTCARD AND BOOKMARKFeaturing never-before-heard quotes that didn't even make it into the version of "Points of Departure" re-created herein.YOU'LL LEARN* How "Chrysalis, Part II" evolved into "Points of Departure"* Sidelined storylines for Delenn, Londo, G'Kar, Anna Sheridan and the Rangers* How the Psi Corps would have figured prominently in an earlier concept for "Points of Departure"* Why the Agamemnon was not in the original version of the episode* Sheridan's amusing quip about Earthforce that was cut from every edit of the episode* The ad lib by Bruce Boxleitner about Sheridan's speech that was featured in the producers' cut* The dialogue exchange that was deleted, making Sheridan's speech in the empty C&C funnier* How Warren Keffer's introduction was dramatically different in the original edit* Which character from the pilot received an unexpected mention in the original versionPLUSJ. Michael Straczynski's complete original outlines for the "Legions of Fire" and "The Passing of the Techno-mages" novel trilogies.Discover why Babylon 5 will never be available on Blu-ray at B5news.com.
Author: Joe Michael StracynskiPublish On: 2008-05-15
Table of Contents and Index available FREE at B5books.com.SCRIPTS* "Born to the Purple" by Larry DiTillio* "The War Prayer" by D.C. Fontana* "DeathWalker" by Larry DiTillio* "Believers" by David Gerrold* "Survivors" by Marc Scott Zicree* ...
Author: Joe Michael Stracynski
Table of Contents and Index available FREE at B5books.com.SCRIPTS* "Born to the Purple" by Larry DiTillio* "The War Prayer" by D.C. Fontana* "DeathWalker" by Larry DiTillio* "Believers" by David Gerrold* "Survivors" by Marc Scott Zicree* "Grail" by Christy MarxFEATURING* An introduction/commentary on each episode by the script writers, written exclusively for this volume, revealing how the stories came to be, why these writers made the choices they did, what it was like to write for the Babylon 5 universe, and, most important, what you didn't see* Never-before-seen dialogue and action that were later cut from the episodes* A Script/DVD Variations inventory, which catalogues all the changes, deletions, additions and extras that were in the script but you never actually got to see in the final episodes* David Gerrold's complete outline for "Laser-Mirror-Starweb," a never-produced, never-seen episode of Babylon 5* Four photos from Christy Marx's private collection, taken during the filming of "Grail"STORIES INCLUDE* Why "dust" was originally introduced in "Born to the Purple," but then taken out* What novel inspired Garibaldi's cat and mouse game with Ivanova in "Born to the Purple"* The identity of Londo's real alter-ego* What mistake was made in "Born to the Purple" that was corrected in "TKO"* Which character originally had six gill-like slots at the base of their back* Revealed - the real reason the Romeo and Juliet lovers appear in "The War Prayer"* Why DeathWalker is female* Who was originally supposed to play Abbutt in "DeathWalker"* Why, while writing "Believers," David Gerrold called J. Michael Straczynski in the middle of the night to tell him "You son of a bitch"* What Andreas Katsulas confided to writer Marc Scott Zicree* Why the director of "Grail" spent most of his time fuming during the filmingRetired Date: September 30, 2008Discover why Babylon 5 will never be available on Blu-ray at B5news.com.
Some programs might be of interest, but not enough has survived of the
recordings, scripts, or personal memory to make more than a few lines. The
volume at hand is not designed to help play "trivia" games by coming up with the
name of the ...
Author: Jim Harmon
Category: Performing Arts
From the 1920s to the 1950s, radio was the entertainment source for millions. Two of the primary themes of radio serials were mysteries and adventure. This is a detailed analysis of the important programs in these genres--Jack Armstrong, The Green Hornet, Sergeant Preston, Tom Mix, and more. Each entry includes type of series, broadcast days, air dates, sponsors, network, cast and production credits, and a comprehensive essay. When, as often happened, the series landed in other media, that is examined as well.
Author: Joe Michael StracynskiPublish On: 2011-05-18
Get FREE page samples from this book at B5books.com.SCRIPTS* "Ruling From the Tomb" by Peter David* "Value Judgments" by Fiona Avery (Unproduced)* "Tried and True" by Fiona Avery (Unproduced)* "War Story" by Richard Mueller ...
Author: Joe Michael Stracynski
Get FREE page samples from this book at B5books.com.SCRIPTS* "Ruling From the Tomb" by Peter David* "Value Judgments" by Fiona Avery (Unproduced)* "Tried and True" by Fiona Avery (Unproduced)* "War Story" by Richard Mueller (Unproduced)FEATURING* JMS's handwritten notes for the episode that eventually became "Ruling From the Tomb"* The "Ruling From the Tomb" premise that JMS wrote for Peter David* The biography of IPX archaeologist Maximilian Eilerson written by actor David Allen Brooks, as well as a trio of poems (one R-rated) that he wrote from Max's point of view* A May 2011 interview with Dureena Nafeel actress Carrie Dobro, where she describes her feelings about the two new Dureena-centric scripts featured in this volume that she had never seen before* An interview with Warner Bros. executive Gregg Maday on what went wrong with CRUSADE* Three unused story ideas that Richard Mueller pitched to JMS* A detailed synopsis of "The Walls of Hell," an episode to be written by Larry DiTillio* 14 drawings of the Excalibur's bullet car* 32 alien makeup concepts intended to appear in the background* 8 concept drawings charting the evolution of Dureena Nafeel's makeup* A definitive guide including 6 different viewing orders for CrusadeSOME OF THE STORIES IN PETER DAVID'S INTRODUCTION* The reason Peter David added Max Eilerson to the story when the character was not present in JMS's premise for the episode* How a misremembered name from a Broadway musical led to the character called LeBecque* Why the bomb's countdown clock stopped at 018, and how that tied into the theme of the episode* The story's original ending, which Peter David changed when he remembered he was "writing CRUSADE, not TWILIGHT ZONE"SOME OF THE STORIES IN RICHARD MUELLER'S INTERVIEW* What historical naval battle informed his CRUSADE story and why* Which character he had to rein in lest they become the star of his episode* Why his script for "War Story" exists, even though he was never given the official go-ahead to write itDiscover why Babylon 5 will never be available on Blu-ray at B5news.com.
In 1967, Jim Harmon published the first edition of The Great Radio Heroes to great acclaim.
Author: Jim Harmon
Category: Performing Arts
In 1967, Jim Harmon published the first edition of The Great Radio Heroes to great acclaim. Thirty-three years later comes an illustrated, corrected, revised and greatly expanded new edition... Once there was a time--and it was not so long ago--when radio listening, especially to the dramas, was one of the most important events in many a young person's life. People developed a love affair with the radio, and though the old times are now gone forever, the love affair continues. The heroes and settings of radio drama spurred the imagination to supply its own and much better images than visual media provided. There were no padded shoulders on the Lone Ranger, Superman flew with no jiggly trick photography, and the Martians whom Orson Welles helped attack the Earth were more convincing than anything the movies can provide. For those who have been under the thrall of radio's alluring call, your new host Jim Harmon provides reminiscences of the heyday of radio programming, with insights on such radio dramas as I Love a Mystery, Gangbusters, The Shadow, Inner Sanctum, Batman and Robin, Superman, Tom Mix, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, Adventures by Morse and a couple of dozen more. Photographs, a bibliography, and an index are included to enhance the reader's journey into a past time when radio was the favorite pastime.
Trivia, background production and numerous behind-the-scenes stories make this a must-have for everyone's shelf. An enjoyable read.
Author: Michael J. Hayde
Publisher: Bearmanor Media
Category: Performing Arts
Includes episode logs for radio and television, complete storylines for two unproduced TV episodes, and dozens of "deleted scenes" taken right from the scripts! "Michael J. Hayde significantly broadens our empathy for The Man of Steel through his profound revelations surrounding an imposing figure based on popular myth. In a meticulously researched discourse, he supplies the gaps about a character that became a mid 20th century hero to the nation's boys and girls. Hayde probes the backgrounds of the real-life individuals behind-the-scenes and before the microphones and cameras that intensified that aura. In breezy, comprehensive style, he focuses on the radio and TV manifestations while interweaving timely inferences from the newspaper strip, comics, books, film and other formats plus a prosperous merchandising trade. Lovers of the genre of juvenile adventures are rewarded by the author's efforts to expose how one man wearing a cape and bearing incredible strength could pervade an impressionable younger generation and a society that pursued his exploits intensely." - Jim Cox, author of Radio Crime Fighters "With so many books about Superman out there, it's pleasing to know that one book has everything you'd want to know under one cover. Trivia, background production and numerous behind-the-scenes stories make this a must-have for everyone's shelf. An enjoyable read." - Martin Grams, Jr., author of The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic Over 500 pages of intense research.
... for Green Lantern and Superman; his wife, Rollie, originated the role of Lois
Lane on the first broadcast of the radio serial in 1940. Bester was a scriptwriter for
many radio detective shows: Nick Carter, The Shadow, Charlie Chan, Nero Wolfe
, and ... Before becoming a full-time editor at the upscale travel magazine Holiday
in the later 1950s, he also wrote television scripts for Tom Corbett, Space Cadet ...
Author: Arthur B. Evans
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
The best single-volume anthology of science fiction available—includes online teacher’s guide