Tag: Virginia Gregg

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Alvin Summers Matter Omnibus (Encore) (EP4441)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:Johnny goes to Mexico in search of a man who embezzled $75,000

Original Radio Broadcast Dates:October 24-28, 1955

Originated from Hollywood

Stars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar, Virginia Gregg, Marvin Miller, Don Diamond, Tony Barrett, Parley Baer

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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 Templeton Matter (EP4417)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to Boston to investigate a burglary at the largest jewelry firm in Boston, which led to the shooting of a police officer.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 10, 1957

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; John Dehner; Peter Leeds; Vic Perrin; James McCallion; Stacy Harris; Virginia Gregg; Marvin Miller

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Dragnet: The Big Gangster, Part Two (EP4388)

Today’s Mystery:

When a notorious mobster is gunned down, sparking fears of a gang war, Joe Friday and Ben Romero race against time to find the killers. Smoke screens, false leads, and a mysterious woman are at the center of it all.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 30, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Jack Kruschen; Virginia Gregg

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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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Dangerous Assignment: Smuggling to the Iron Curtain (EP4385)


Today’s Mystery:

Join government agent Steve Mitchell on a pulse-pounding journey through Europe’s underbelly in ‘Dangerous Assignment.’ When strategic materials start vanishing, Mitchell’s quest leads him to the heart of Italy, where trust is a luxury and danger lurks in every shadow. From suspicious textile mills to clandestine meetings in dimly lit coffee houses, every step brings him closer to the truth – and to the barrel of a gun.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 6, 1953

Originated in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Don ​Diamond; ​Hal ​Girard; ​Tony ​Barrett; ​Harry ​Bartell; ​Virginia ​Gregg

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Rasmussen Matter (EP4375)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny searches Los Angeles for the widow of an insured man who died in Malaya, and whose father-in-law desperately wants to meet her.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: December 16, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Jeanne Tatum; Eric Snowden; Roy Glenn; Will Wright; Frank Nelson; Jack Kruschen

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Burning Carr Matter (EP4369)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to Sarasota to investigate a series of fires at lumber yards, and finds himself investigating a murder.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: December 9, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Parley Baer; Vic Perrin; Bob Bruce; Harry Bartell; Vivi Janiss; Tony Barrett; Junius Matthews

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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 Markham Matter (EP4357)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to San Francisco because a high value company client has seemingly disappeared and her husband is acting suspicious.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: November 18, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Lois Corbett; Frank Nelson; Virginia Gregg; Bert Holland; Paula Winslowe; John Dehner

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Hallmark Playhouse: Ben-Hur (AWR0245)

Amazing World of Radio

An adaptation of Lew Wallace’s classic novel of Judah Ben-Hur, a 1st Century Jewish man unjustly imprisoned by the decree of his ambitious best friend.

Original Radio Broadcast: April 10, 1952

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Jeff Chandler as Ben-Hur; William Conrad; Virginia Gregg; Lurene Tuttle; Herb Butterfield; Richard Beals

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Big Scoop Matter (EP4351)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery: Johnny goes to New York to protect a friend, a reporter on the trail of a big story, who has already had multiple attempts on his life.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 11, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Russell Thorson, Barney Phillips, Stacy Harris, Larry Thor, Parley Baer, Les Tremayne

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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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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Phantom Chase Matter, Episodes Six and Seven (EP4336)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny wakes up in Barbados after being knocked out, and finds himself no closer to apprehending the junior partner of a New York investment firm who is accused of embezzling $120,000.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 22 and 24, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Michael Ann Barrett; Jack Edwards; Ben Wright; Virginia Gregg; Don Diamond; Forrest Lewis; Richard Crenna

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