The Sealed Book

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of July 30, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


390. The Sealed Book. March 18, 1945. Program #1. Mutual net. "The Hand Of Death". Sustaining. 10:00 P.M. (Eastern time). The first show of the series. An eccentric who collects souvenirs from murders decides to try for the ultimate item for his collection. The dates listed above for this series were taken from the WOR-Mutual acetates. Apparently, a second series of broadcasts was heard on WGN, Chicago (and perhaps the rest of the Mutual net as well) at 2:30 P.M. (Central time) on the dates listed. The possibiltiy exists that these programs were recorded on the dates taken from the WOR-Mutual acetates and broadcast as indicated on WGN. A 10:00 P.M. broadcast time for this kind of program sounds more logical. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host, known as "The Keeper Of The Book"), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1530. The Sealed Book. March 25, 1945. Program #2. Mutual net. "The King Of The World". Sustaining. The program has also been dated May 27, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

266. The Sealed Book. April 1, 1945. Program #3. Mutual net. "Death Spins A Web". Sustaining. A program of "...all the secrets and mysteries of mankind... tales of murder, of madness, of dark deeds beyond belief." This program has also been dated June 3, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1531. The Sealed Book. April 8, 1945. Program #4. Mutual net. "Devil Island". Sustaining. A young girl is stranded on island with three people who are trying to drive her crazy. This program has also been dated June 10, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Robert A. Arthur (writer), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1532. The Sealed Book. April 15, 1945. Program #5. Mutual net. "Escape By Death". Music fill for local commercial insert. Two old maids believe their neice and nephew are trying to kill them. The script was previously used on "The Mysterious Traveler" on April 23, 1944. The system cue has been deleted. This program has also been dated June 17, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

1533. The Sealed Book. April 22, 1945. Program #6. Mutual net. "Death At Storm House". Sustaining. The story of a haunted house on a cliff near the sea, and a dead woman's curse. This program has also been dated June 24, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Phillip Clarke (host), Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1534. The Sealed Book. April 29, 1945. Program #7. Mutual net. "The Accusing Corpse". Sustaining. A plot to a commit double murder is executed in a very strange way with very strange results. The script was also used on "The Mysterious Traveler" on April 16, 1944 (see cat. #60224). The system cue has been deleted. This program has also been dated July 1, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 29:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

1535. The Sealed Book. May 6, 1945. Program #8. Mutual net. "Stranger In The House". Sustaining. A couple moves into a haunted house and the man falls in love with a beautiful ghost. The script was also used on "The Mysterious Traveler" on January 29, 1952 (see cat. #1613). This program has also been dated July 8, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1536. The Sealed Book. May 13, 1945. Program #9. Mutual net. "Out Of The Past". Sustaining. The classic tale about the beautiful wife and the insistent blackmailer. The script was also used on "The Mysterious Traveler" on April 19, 1949 (see cat. #3091). This program has also been dated July 15, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. David Kogan (writer), Robert A. Arthur (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1537. The Sealed Book. May 20, 1945. Program #10. Mutual net. "Welcome Home". Sustaining. A man returns home to find his family isn't exactly glad to see him. This program has also been dated July 22, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1538. The Sealed Book. May 27, 1945. Program #11. Mutual net. "I'll Die Laughing". Sustaining. A horror story about a treasure cave with a curse on it. Anyone who goes in to get the treasure, never comes out again. The date is subject to correction. The system cue has been deleted. This program has also been dated July 29, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Jock MacGregor (producer, director), Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host). 28:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

24427. The Sealed Book. June 3, 1945. Program #12. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "Design For Death". Commercials added locally. A larcenous couple come upon a strange eccentric in the North woods and plan to kill him for his money. This program has also been dated August 5, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. David Kogan (writer, producer, director), Jock MacGregor (producer, director), Robert A. Arthur (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

265. The Sealed Book. June 10, 1945. Program #13. Mutual net. "The Ghost Makers". Sustaining. A horror story about two swindlers who try to scare an old lady to death for her fortune. This program has also been dated August 12, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

17043. The Sealed Book. June 17, 1945. Program #14. Mutual net. "Broadway, Here I Come". Sustaining. Two murderers try to come to the "Big Town" with strange results. This is a quality upgrade, network version of cat. #391. Phillip Clarke (host), Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

391. The Sealed Book. June 17, 1945. Program #14. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "Broadway, Here I Come". Commercials added locally. Two murderers try to come to the "Big Town" with strange results. See cat. #17043 for a network version of this broadcast. This program has also been dated August 19, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Phillip Clarke (host), Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

392. The Sealed Book. June 24, 1945. Program #15. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "The Queen Of The Cats". Commercials added locally. A mysterious woman from Egypt has a strange relationship with cats. The script was used on "The Mysterious Traveler" on July 2, 1944 (see cat. #60225) and June 15, 1948 (see cat. #30809). This program has also been dated August 26, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Phillip Clarke (host), Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

393. The Sealed Book. July 1, 1945. Program #16. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "Death Rings Down The Curtain". Commercials added locally. The most famous actress in the world fails in the most important role she has to play. The script was used on "The Mysterious Traveler" on October 5, 1948 (see cat. #64356). This program has also been dated September 2, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

394. The Sealed Book. July 8, 1945. Program #17. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "'Til Death Do Us Part". Commercials added locally. A husband plans to murder his wife because she loves him too much! He drowns her, but she returns from the dead. This program has also been dated September 9, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

395. The Sealed Book. July 15, 1945. Program #18. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "The Man With The Stolen Face". Commercials added locally. A millionaire and an unknown man have their faces exchanged, with surprising results. This program has also been dated September 16, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

396. The Sealed Book. July 22, 1945. Program #19. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "My Beloved Must Die". Commercials added locally. A fascinating tale of what happens to women who fall in love with the Devil! This program has also been dated September 23, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

397. The Sealed Book. July 29, 1945. Program #20. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "Beware Of Tomorrow". Commercials added locally. A story that sounds like a mixture of "Frankenstein" and "Donovan's Brain." The creation of "Alpha," a metal monster that kills. The script was used on "The Mysterious Traveler" on April 9, 1944 (see cat. #60223). This program has also been dated September 30, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Carl Emory, Jock MacGregor (director), Carl Caruso (announcer), Will Hare (doubles), Phillip Clarke (host), Don Randolph, Robert A. Arthur (producer), David Kogan (producer). 29:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

398. The Sealed Book. August 5, 1945. Program #21. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "Murder Must Be Paid For". Commercials added locally. A man kills his wife, but she returns to haunt him, in another form! This program has also been dated Aoctober 7, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

399. The Sealed Book. August 12, 1945. Program #22. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "To Have and To Hold". Commercials added locally. A young girl visits an old aunt who hasn't been seen by anyone for the last forty years! This program has also been dated October 14, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Phillip Clarke (host), Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

400. The Sealed Book. August 19, 1945. Program #23. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "Murderer Unknown". Commercials added locally. A successful businessman gets black-bordered letters that threaten his life. This program has also been dated October 28, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

401. The Sealed Book. August 26, 1945. Program #24. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "Time On My Hands". Commercials added locally. A man down on his luck comes upon a pawn shop with nothing to sell except time...taken off his life span! This program has also been dated November 4, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

402. The Sealed Book. September 2, 1945. Program #25. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "Death Laughs Last". Commercials added locally. A locksmith needs money desperately for his wife's operation. He decides to use his profession for crime. The script was also used on "The Mysterious Traveler" on September 24, 1944 (see cat. #60217) and April 13, 1947 (see cat. #60231). The program has also been dated November 11, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

403. The Sealed Book. September 9, 1945. Program #26. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "You Only Die Once". Commercials added locally. A scheming husband and wife team try to get a millionaire's money by murdering him. The program has also been dated November 18, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. The last show of the series. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

Report contains 27 programs.