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Crime Photographer - Pgm 61

January 29th, 2010

Mystery!  Danger!  Flashbulbs!

It's "Casey, Crime Photographer", a nice little detective show with an unusual twist - the crimes are solved by a nosey newspaper photographer.

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In this post, we hear "Woman of Mystery", program 61 in the series, broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio Service as "Crime Photographer" and originally heard on CBS on November 9, 1950.  It's one of those "locked room" mysteries, where Casey's keen sense of observation come in handy to discover how a woman was murdered.

The show was digitized from an original AFRS vinyl transcription, matrix numbers D-83531 and D-83532.

Thanks to listener Joseph Web for loaning the discs from his collection for a transfer and inclusion on the blog!


  • Joe Webb

    Just a note for some Casey fans… if you’ve listened to Casey shows before, and this one sounds familiar, it probably is! This script was re-used from episode #175, 3/6/1947, “The Mysterious Lodger.” It’s not one of the best entries in the series, and it’s not much better the second time around. Many collectors will find that this show is only recently circulating and may not be in their collections. Good or bad, a bad Casey is better than much of OTR’s regular detective fare. Regards, Joe Webb

    P.S. I will post another comment to this thread soon with some other Casey resources.

    Jan 29, 2010 at 4:41 pm
  • Joe Webb

    I have been researching the Casey at various times for about 30 years, and recently found that Google Books had a large number of references from Billboard Magazine that they had just added to the collection. I have collected those references in a PDF document, some of which are quite interesting (Frank Lovejoy was announced to take the role and never did! Find out why!) https://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=VGljK3BEb0I4Q1N4dnc9PQ

    I have a running commentary about the series with notes about individual episodes and various trivia in a document at http://writer.zoho.com/public/drjoewebb/JoeWebb-Casey-series-notes-0323091 The document includes notes about common mislabeled files.

    A log of the series can be found at http://writer.zoho.com/public/drjoewebb/JoeWebb-Casey-series-notes-0323091 This includes a list of circulating shows, needed shows, radio scripts adapted for the 4 issues of the Casey comic book. There are tabs to this spreadsheet all the way at the bottom of the screen, so when you go to the document, be sure to page down as far as you can go to see them.

    Mar 27, 2010 at 6:11 pm