Tag: Lawrence Dobkin

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Meek Memorial Matter (EP4423)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny investigates the theft of a first draft of the Gettysburg Address from a private museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts, which is owned by a wealthy, blind woman.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 3, 1957

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Lawrence Dobkin; Marvin Miller; Bert Holland; Virginia Gregg; Peggy Webber; Jack Moyles; Hans Conried

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Ellen Dear Matter (EP4387)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Set sail on a treacherous journey with Johnny Dollar, the man with the action-packed expense account, as he embarks on a mission to safeguard a fortune in jewels. The sleek motor cruiser Ellen Dear carries a cargo worth over $300,000, but disaster strikes when the yacht sinks in deep waters.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 6, 1957

Originated from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar,Virginia Gregg, Lawrence Dobkin, Howard McNear, Jay Novello, Jack Edwards, Barney Phillips, Raymond Burr

The tragedy of Andrea Doria

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Squared Circle Matter (EP4381)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to Joplin, Missouri to investigate an insurance agent’s suspicious about an insured boxer.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 30, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Harry Bartell; Herb Ellis; Vic Perrin; Jack Kruschen; Les Tremayne; Lawrence Dobkin

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Ellery Queen: The Green Gorillas (EP4366)

Today’s Mystery:

Ellery Queen teams up with a teenage boy to infiltrate a street gang.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 12, 1947

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Originating in New York

Starring: Lawrence Dobkin; Charlotte Keane; Bill Smith; Ed Latimer; Mandel Kramer

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Royal Street Matter (EP4363)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to New Orleans to investigate why the owner of an insured, burnt-out antique shop hasn’t filed a claim, and has expressed no interest in doing so.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: November 25, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Forrest Lewis, Lou Merrill; Lawrence Dobkin; Frank Gerstle

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Silent Queen Matter, Episodes Three, Four, and Five (EP4345)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

It turns out a murdered penny arcade owner was the long-thought-dead husband of a silent movie queen. That’s the first of many lies Johnny has to sort through to find the truth.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 31, November 1 and 2, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Paula Winslowe; Virginia Gregg; Vic Perrin; Paul Dubov; Frank Gerstle; John Dehner; Lawrence Dobkin; Chester Stratton

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Silent Queen Matter, Episodes One and Two (EP4342)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny Dollar goes to Venice, California to investigate the murder of a penny arcade operator who named a silent movie star as his beneficiary.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 29 and 30, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Paula Winslowe; Virginia Gregg; Vic Perrin; Paul Dubov; Frank Gerstle; John Dehner; Lawrence Dobkin; Chester Stratton

Also a discussion of all the possible origins of the phrase, “The Real McCoy”

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