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What we did before TV and computers

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jan, 2018 05:31 pm
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jan, 2018 07:37 pm
It takes a few minutes to get started. This is the origin episode
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jan, 2018 09:11 pm
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jan, 2018 09:35 pm
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jan, 2018 09:36 pm
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jan, 2018 03:04 am
@edgarblythe,
The Lone Ranger was one of my favorite radio programs, and like all radio programs, you had to provide your own image of each character. I had a pretty good idea what Texas Rangers looked like in the early days, up to and including the Civil War. They wore, typically, what was considered a business suit in the 1830s, -40s, -50s and -60s.

This is Ben McCulloch, one of the founding members of the Texas Rangers, and an important figure in early Texas history:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/McCullochBenjamin.jpg

When I first saw that joker on television, my first though was "That ain't no Texas Ranger!" I didn't expect him to look like ol' Ben, but I sure as hell didn't buy that Hollywood look. I wasn't buying the Jay Silverheels look, either. I never watched that BS again.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jan, 2018 03:26 am
Here's Frank Hamer (center, seated) and the "posse" that shot down Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker:

http://www.gunsandammo.com/files/2016/09/frank-hamer-and-rangers-F.jpg

They still went around in business suits a hundred years after Austin founded the Rangers in 1823.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jan, 2018 05:59 am
I never liked the TV Lone Ranger, but I loved it on radio.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jan, 2018 06:51 am
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jan, 2018 10:41 am
At one time this show aired over radio two or three times per week and two over TV. Sometimes they titled the reruns: Badge 714.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jan, 2018 03:36 pm
News broadcasts were not the same then. We listened to this guy regularly.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jan, 2018 04:02 pm
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jan, 2018 04:08 pm
@edgarblythe,
It was one of my favorites along with The Shadow and The Inner Sanctum.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jan, 2018 08:29 pm
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jan, 2018 10:18 pm
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jan, 2018 10:21 pm
Where everybody knows your name
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jan, 2018 11:18 pm
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 16 Jan, 2018 12:07 am
Say, if anyone's interested in old time radio production, check out Two O'clock Eastern Wartime, by John Dunning. I can't rate the book or the author too highly.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 16 Jan, 2018 07:20 am
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 16 Jan, 2018 11:37 am
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