+ Alfred Damon Runyon (October 4, 1880 – December 10, 1946) was a newspaperman and writer. He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era. To New Yorkers of his generation, a "Damon Runyon character" evoked a distinctive social type from the Brooklyn or Midtown demi-monde. The adjective "Runyonesque" refers to this type of character as well as to the type of situations and dialog that Runyon depicted. He spun humorous tales of gamblers, hustlers, actors, and gangsters, few of whom go by "square" names, preferring instead colorful monikers such as "Nathan Detroit," "Benny Southstreet," "Big Jule," "Harry the Horse," "Good Time Charley," "Dave the Dude," or "The Seldom Seen Kid." Runyon wrote these stories in a distinctive vernacular style: a mixture of formal speech and colorful slang, almost always in present tense, and always devoid of contractions. Broadcast from January to December 1949, with reruns well into the early 1950s, The Damon Runyon Theatre dramatized 52 of Runyon's short stories for radio. Produced by Mayfair Productions for syndication to local radio stations, John Brown played "Broadway," who served as host and narrator.-WikiPedia Click here to read more about Damon Runyon Theater
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 53 old time radio episodes:
|N/A||a piece of pie audition||
+ "A Piece Of Pie". An audition recording. The story was later recorded any syndicated by Mayfair in...
|01.02.1949||tobias the terrible||
+ Mayfair syndication. "Tobias The Terrible". "Twelve Gun" Tobias is a meek little man who wants t...
|01.09.1949||little miss marker||
+ Mayfair syndication. "Little Miss Marker". Sorrowful Jones (the bookie) comes into Mindy's with ...
|01.16.1949||romance in the roaring forties||
+ Mayfair syndication. "Romance In The Roaring Forties". Billie Perry is quite a doll, much admire...
|01.23.1949||the lemon drop kid||
+ Mayfair syndication. "The Lemon Drop Kid". A race track character falls in love, marries, and go...
|01.30.1949||a nice price||
+ Mayfair syndication. "A Nice Price". At the Harvard-Yale crew race, three Runyonesque characters...
|02.06.1949||the idyll of miss sarah brown||
+ Mayfair syndication. "The Idyll Of Miss Sarah Brown". The story of "Sky," a tin-horn gambler and...
|02.13.1949||for a pal||
+ Mayfair syndication. "For A Pal". The story of the friendship of Little Joey and Blind Benny, an...
+ Mayfair syndication. "Princess O'Hara". Broadway and his pals "borrow" a champion race horse to ...
|02.27.1949||butch minds the baby||
+ Mayfair syndication. "Butch Minds The Baby". Butch the safecracker takes his small son to work w...
|03.06.1949||breach of promise||
+ Mayfair syndication. "Breach Of Promise". Hot Horse Harry and his pal try to steal old love lett...
|03.13.1949||dancing dans christmas||
+ Mayfair syndication. "Dancing Dan's Christmas". Shotgun Sam is gunning for Dancing Dan on Christ...
|03.20.1949||pick a winner||
+ Mayfair syndication. "Pick A Winner". Hot Horse Herbie, Cutie Andrews and Broadway travel to Flo...
+ Mayfair syndication. "Hold 'Em Yale". Nubsy Taylor, Pete The Beddler, Milk Ear and Broadway go c...
|04.03.1949||the brain goes home||
+ Mayfair syndication. "The Brain Goes Home". The story of "The Brain" and his three not-so-talent...
+ Mayfair syndication. "Blood Pressure". "Broadway's" doctor says "take it easy," but along comes ...
|04.17.1949||old ems kentucky home||
+ Mayfair syndication. "Old Em's Kentucky Home". Broadway and a pal bring a broken down old horse ...
+ Mayfair syndication. "Blonde Mink". Beatrice Jordan, the girlfriend of Slats Savin, wants a spec...
+ Mayfair syndication. "Leopard's Spots". Spider McCoy invites Broadway to travel to Philadelphia ...
|05.08.1949||all horse players die broke||
+ Mayfair syndication. "All Horse Players Die Broke". A good story about Lady Luck. Once again the...
|05.15.1949||the hottest guy in the world||
+ Mayfair syndication. "The Hottest Guy In The World". An ex-con is packing two guns in a plot rig...
|05.22.1949||a piece of pie||
+ Mayfair syndication. "A Piece Of Pie". Harry The Horse and Broadway enter Nicely Nicely in an ea...
+ Mayfair syndication. "Barbecue". Hi-C Homer and Broadway find themselves at a barbecue stand dur...
+ Mayfair syndication. "Lonely Heart". Nicely Nicely meets a meets a widow with a farm and a fourt...
+ Mayfair syndication. "Broadway Complex". A simple soul turns out to be an avid reader, and an at...
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