Tag Archives: Dick Powell

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 162 – A Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas gift – I am repeating an episode I did of Richard Diamond, Private Detective back in 2006. This one is a wonderful Christmas variation on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Enjoy! Podcast: Download | Embed

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 55 – Miss Pinkerton, Inc.

A look at another female radio detective series. This one had two big stars in Joan Blondell and Dick Powell, then husband and wife. The series, Miss Pinkerton, Inc. is based on the characters created by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Note: I’ll be taking a couple of weeks off – repeat programs will be appearing here the next two weeks. Background… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 19 – Richard Diamond, Private Investigator

Finishing up our look at the radio detective career of Dick Powell I turn to his role as Richard Diamond, “the singing gumshoe.” By this time Powell had reinvented himself from “boy crooner” to tough detective both in film and radio. Podcast: Download | Embed

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 18 – Rogue’s Gallery

The first of a two podcast look at how Dick Powell began to reinvent his image from boy crooner into movie and radio tough guy. Tonight I look at the first of his radio series in his new image – Richard Rogue in Rogue’s Gallery. Podcast: Download | Embed