Mystery House (radio drama)(Redirected from Mystery House (radio))
The Oakland Tribune offered this description of the program on September 21, 1930:
Chester Stratton played Lynn Edwards, and Teresa Dale played Mrs. Pendergast.-
Formats of fearEdit
A later series with the same title prompted speculation at Radio Archives:
- Mystery House staffers would perform in each half-hour drama, while others would provide sound effects, rewrite scripts and so on. But could this really succeed as a business model? Would people buy a mystery book if they already knew the ending? An interesting question, considering how little information there is available about the firm -- or if, in fact, it even existed. Research into this query turned up an address for "Mystery House" at 70 Park Avenue in New York City, where a hotel now stands, and that the publishing firm ceased operation sometime after 1964. As for the broadcast history behind the series, the "shroud of mystery" remains intact. Newspaper archives report a series with that name as having been broadcast in 1929 over WGN in Chicago and apparently still on the air as late as 1951. The show was broadcast in a variety of formats; sometimes as a weekly half-hour, sometimes as a five-day-a-week quarter-hour show. Mystery House has also been associated with appearances on WOR in New York; both WOR and WGN were flagship stations of the Mutual network at that time.
- "Mystery House to Offer More Thrills," Oakland Tribune, September 21, 1930.
- "What Do You Want to Know?" (PDF). Radio and Television Mirror. 15 (2): 37. December 1940. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- Radio Archives