onesmedia Store HOME | BOOKS | JEAN SHEPHERD | MOVIES | OLD TIME RADIO AUDIO CD |OLD TIME RADIO mp3 CD ROM |OLD TIME RADIO mp3 DVD ROMRICHARD DIAMOND, PRIVATE DETECTIVE Volume 1OLD TIME RADIO - 12 AUDIO CD - 24 ShowsRichard Diamond, Private Detective is a detective drama which was on radio from 1949 to 1953 and on television from 1957 to 1960.Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a rather light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend, Helen (Virginia Gregg). It began airing on NBC on April 24, 1949, picked up Rexall as a sponsor on April 5, 1950, and continued until December 6, 1950. The shows were written by Blake Edwards. Its theme, "Leave It to Love", was whistled by Powell at the beginning of each episode.With Camel cigarettes as a sponsor, it moved to ABC from January 5, 1951, to June 29, 1951, with Rexall returning for a run from October 5, 1951, until June 27, 1952.Substituting for Amos 'n' Andy, it aired Sunday evenings on CBS from May 31, 1953 until September 20, 1953.Because Dick Powell was known for musical comedies prior to his appearance as Philip Marlowe in Raymond Chandler's Murder, My Sweet (1944) and because he was a detective who sang in Richard Diamond, Private Eye, some regard this radio series as an influence on the character of Philip E. Marlow (Michael Gambon) in Dennis Potter's Chandleresque The Singing Detective (1986).Powell's company, Four Star Television, produced the TV series, which premiered on CBS but was later telecast for its last year on NBC. David Janssen starred as Diamond, a hard-boiled private detective in the film noir tradition. His secretary, Sam, was shown only from the waist down to display her beautiful legs. Initially, these were the legs of Mary Tyler Moore, but later, the legs of other actresses were seen. Russ Conway appeared occasionally as Lieutenant Pete Kile during the final season. At one point during the three-year run, the show's setting was moved from New York City to Los Angeles.Original music by Frank De Vol included the theme for the first and second seasons. The third season featured a jazz score by Pete Rugolo, including a new theme. The final theme was by Richard Shores.Guest stars included Chris Alcaide, Francis De Sales, Don Keefer, and Joyce Meadows.Syndicated repeats of the series were re-titled Call Mr. D.THESE ARE REGULAR AUDIO CDCAN BE PLAYED IN ANY CD PLAYER, DVD PLAYER OR COMPUTERSTHIS COLLECTION WILL BE DELIVERED IN A BOX SET WITH ART WORKWe guarantee delivery of your item. If your item doesn't get there or is damaged, please notify us and we'll reship for you.FULL REFUND IF NOT SATISFIEDSHOWS LISTCD 1The Eddie Burke Case - 1952-02-08 Episode 121The Barton Case - 1949-05-01 Episode 2CD 2The Dixon Case - 1952-03-14 Episode 126Ralph Chase Case - 1949-05-15 Episode 4CD 3The Stolen Purse - 1949-05-22 Episode 5The Betty Moran Case - 1949-05-29 Episode 6CD 4The Hank Burton Case - 1952-03-21 Episode 127Mr Walkers Problem - 1952-03-28 Episode 128CD 5Fred Sears Murder Case - 1949-06-19 Episode 9The Tom Waxman Bombing Case - 1949-06-26 Episode 10CD 6The Bloody Hat Case - 1949-07-02 Episode 11Charles Walsh, Bob Wells - 1949-07-09 Episode 12CD 7The Man Who Hated Women - 1949-07-16 Episode 13The Martin Hyer Case - 1949-07-23 Episode 14CD 8he Enigma Of Big Ed - 1952-04-04 Episode 129The Lynn Knight Case - 1949-08-06 Episode 16CD 9The Eddie Garrett Case - 1952-05-16 Episode 135The Jean Cooper Murder Case - 1949-08-20 Episode 18CD 10The Eddie Garrett Case - 1949-08-27 Episode 19The Harry Baker Case - 1949-09-03 Episode 20CD 11The Van Dyke Seance Case - 1949-09-10 Episode 21The Jerome J Jerome Case - 1949-09-17 Episode 22CD 12The 200,000 Dollar Bundle - 1949-09-24 Episode 23Gibson Murder Case - 1949-10-08 Episode 24FEEDBACKOur feedback record is excellent but if any problems arise, contact us before leaving any kind of neutral or negative feedback or if you plan on rating us anything less of five stars in all DSR areas. We, always, will take care of any kind of problems.PUBLIC DOMAIN NOTEThis item is the public domain and was created between January 1, 1923 and December 31, 1971This item is in the public domain due to failure to comply with required formalitiesAfter a careful search of the Library of Congress and the United States Trademark and Patent Office, it has been determined that the programs listed for sale here are in the Public Domain. They are being offered with the understanding that no valid or active copyright, trademark, and/or patent exist for them. These recordings are sold for private home listening and use only. No broadcast rights are stated, implied, or given. I assume no responsibility for unauthorized use of these programs. They are listed in accordance with current eCRATER policies concerning selling Public Domain materials.