Before the age of the iPhone, the radio ruled the news, music and entertainment scene in practically every living room across the U. The classic titular good guy patrolled the airwaves from to , and his presence looms large in the world of entertainment today. Like most juvenile radio serials, Dick Tracy offered its fair share of secret codebooks and police badges, today considered valuable collectibles. Prominent characters borrowed from the comic strip, such as Gravel Gertie, Vitamin Flintheart, and Snowflake, also appeared on the radio show, which then began introducing such villains as the Invisible Man and Billy the Kid. Continuity between the two mediums, however, was never much of an issue. On the evening of February 15, , Dick Tracy made an appearance on Command Performance in a special hour-long presentation. Radio actor Jim Ameche was the voice of Tracy in a two-record set released in by Mercury Records.
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Dick Tracy came from the comic strips to the radio in this great serial. He still fights bizarre villains and the 15 minute shows are filled with cliff-hangers. Tune In! Reproduction is prohibited. Juvenile Police Serial - A favorite of radio kids, and many adults as well, Dick Tracy on the radio was a long running serial that was based on the very popular Dick Tracy of newspaper comic strip fame. Dick Tracy was the star of movies and several animation series as well, including a 's TV animation adaptation that was as true to the original Chester Gould newspaper comic strip as was the radio version. Dick Tracy had debuted in the Detroit Mirror in By , the comic strip appeared in over newspapers.
Dick Tracy was an American detective radio drama series based on the popularity of the newspaper comic strip Dick Tracy by Chester Gould. Himan Brown , then still at college, arranged the radio rights for the comic strip. Returning next season it aired on Mutual Broadcasting System from September 30, to March 24, Around this time it was sponsored by Tootsie Rolls , so the music theme was changed to " Toot, Toot Tootsie ".
The early shows all had minute episodes. NBC's weekday afternoon run from January 3, to April 28, had sound effects by Keene Crockett and was sponsored by Quaker Oats, which brought Dick Tracy into primetime Saturdays at 7pm and, briefly, Mondays at 8pm with minute episodes from April 29, to September 30, Announcers were Ed Herlihy and Dan Seymour. Sign up now click to open popover Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?