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The Resource Richard Diamond private detective, starring Dick Powell, (sound recording book on CD)

Richard Diamond private detective, starring Dick Powell, (sound recording book on CD)

Label
Richard Diamond private detective
Title
Richard Diamond private detective
Statement of responsibility
starring Dick Powell
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This detective series was created by an aspiring screenwriter named Blake Edwards. It featured a hard-boiled detective who rarely took himself too seriously; Edwards, the future director of the 'Pink Panther' film series, conceived the Diamond character as an ex-cop who had decided to hang out his own shingle in the investigative business. Richard Diamond bore a not-unintentional resemblance to another wisecracking detective of the airwaves, namely Sam Spade ... played by Howard Duff. Both added a much-needed touch of levity to the type of detective show that was often in danger of sinking under the weight of its own cliches."--Container
Member of
Cataloging source
ZAE
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Richard Diamond (Radio program)
Credits note
Written primarily by Blake Edwards ; "A Christmas carol" is an adaptation of the Dickens work set in modern day New York and performed by "Diamond and Company."
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
drama
PerformerNote
Starring Dick Powell ; with Virginia Gregg, Ed Begley, Wilms Herbert ; supporting cast ; Eddie King, announcer (most episodes) ; various directors and musical directors
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1922-2010
  • 1904-1963
  • 1901-1970
  • 1914-1999
  • 1905-1969
  • 1920-1994
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Edwards, Blake
  • Powell, Dick
  • Gregg, Virginia
  • Begley, Ed
  • Herbert, Wilms
  • Gerson, Betty Lou
  • Conried, Hans
  • McNear, Howard
  • Conrad, William
  • King, Eddie
Label
Richard Diamond private detective, starring Dick Powell, (sound recording book on CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Complete and unabridged broadcasts
  • "Radio archives."
  • "20 episodes 10 CDs"--Container
  • Compact discs
  • Most episode broadcast on NBC Radio as a sustaining series, except where noted
  • Songs sung by Dick Powell in the following episodes: The Ralph Chase case = "I've got my love to keep me warm" ; Stolen purse and counterfeit ring = "Lullaby and goodnight" [brief excerpt; aka "Brahms' lullaby"] ; The Betty Moran case = "Again" ; The Rene Benay protection case = "Don't cry Joe" ; The John Blackwell case = "I only have eyes for you" ; A Christmas carol = "Mele Kalikimaka" [chorus sings "Deck the halls" and "O come all ye faithful"] ; The Doug Saxon case = "Time on my hands" ; Timothy the seal = "Cathy" ; The Elaine Tanner case = "All because you kissed me tonight" ; The jewel thief = "Dear hearts and gentle people" ; The cop killer = "I've got a loverly bunch of cocoanuts" ; The Louis Spence case = "There's my tomorrow" ; The Joyce Wallace case = "If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake" ; The George Phipps case = "Back in your own backyard" ; Death and the package = "Bye bye baby" ; Pete Rocco breaks jail = "A little bit independent" ; The Marilyn Connors case = "Nevertheless"; Series main theme = "Leave it to love."
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Rene Bennet protection case
  • (broadcast date 10-22-49)
  • CD 3.
  • John Blackwell case
  • (feat. Hans Conried)
  • (broadcast date 12-17-49)
  • Christmas carol
  • (broadcast date 12-24-49)
  • CD 3.
  • Doug Saxon case
  • CD 1.
  • (broadcast date 1-15-50)
  • Timothy the seal
  • (broadcast date 2-5-50)
  • CD 5.
  • Elaine Tanner case
  • (broadcast date 2-12-50)
  • Jewel thief
  • (2-19-50) --
  • Ralph Chase case
  • (broadcast date 5-15-49)
  • Stolen purse and counterfeit ring
  • (feat. Betty Lou Gerson)
  • (broadcast date 5-22-49)
  • CD 2.
  • Betty Moran case (broadcast date 5-29-49)
  • George Phipps case
  • (broadcast date 3-26-50)
  • CD 8.
  • Death and the package
  • (broadcast date 4-5-50)
  • Pete Rocco breaks jail
  • (feat. Howard McNear)
  • (broadcast date 10-4-50, sponsored by Rexall)
  • CD 9.
  • Nancy Lang case
  • CD 6.
  • (broadcast date 11-8-50, sponsored by Rexall)
  • Marilyn Connors case
  • (feat. William Conrad)
  • (broadcast date 1-12-51, ABC, sponsored by Camel Cigarettes)
  • CD 10.
  • Man with a scar
  • (broadcast date 1-19-51, ABC, sponsored by Camel Cigarettes)
  • Rollins case
  • (broadcast date 1-26-51, ABC, sponsored by Camel Cigarettes)
  • Cop killer
  • (broadcast date 2-26-50)
  • Louis Spence case
  • (broadcast date 3-5-50)
  • CD 7.
  • Joyce Wallace case
  • (broadcast date 3-12-50)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781932806649
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
2029
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn213449786
  • (OCoLC)213449786
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Richard Diamond private detective, starring Dick Powell, (sound recording book on CD)
Publication
Note
  • Complete and unabridged broadcasts
  • "Radio archives."
  • "20 episodes 10 CDs"--Container
  • Compact discs
  • Most episode broadcast on NBC Radio as a sustaining series, except where noted
  • Songs sung by Dick Powell in the following episodes: The Ralph Chase case = "I've got my love to keep me warm" ; Stolen purse and counterfeit ring = "Lullaby and goodnight" [brief excerpt; aka "Brahms' lullaby"] ; The Betty Moran case = "Again" ; The Rene Benay protection case = "Don't cry Joe" ; The John Blackwell case = "I only have eyes for you" ; A Christmas carol = "Mele Kalikimaka" [chorus sings "Deck the halls" and "O come all ye faithful"] ; The Doug Saxon case = "Time on my hands" ; Timothy the seal = "Cathy" ; The Elaine Tanner case = "All because you kissed me tonight" ; The jewel thief = "Dear hearts and gentle people" ; The cop killer = "I've got a loverly bunch of cocoanuts" ; The Louis Spence case = "There's my tomorrow" ; The Joyce Wallace case = "If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake" ; The George Phipps case = "Back in your own backyard" ; Death and the package = "Bye bye baby" ; Pete Rocco breaks jail = "A little bit independent" ; The Marilyn Connors case = "Nevertheless"; Series main theme = "Leave it to love."
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Rene Bennet protection case
  • (broadcast date 10-22-49)
  • CD 3.
  • John Blackwell case
  • (feat. Hans Conried)
  • (broadcast date 12-17-49)
  • Christmas carol
  • (broadcast date 12-24-49)
  • CD 3.
  • Doug Saxon case
  • CD 1.
  • (broadcast date 1-15-50)
  • Timothy the seal
  • (broadcast date 2-5-50)
  • CD 5.
  • Elaine Tanner case
  • (broadcast date 2-12-50)
  • Jewel thief
  • (2-19-50) --
  • Ralph Chase case
  • (broadcast date 5-15-49)
  • Stolen purse and counterfeit ring
  • (feat. Betty Lou Gerson)
  • (broadcast date 5-22-49)
  • CD 2.
  • Betty Moran case (broadcast date 5-29-49)
  • George Phipps case
  • (broadcast date 3-26-50)
  • CD 8.
  • Death and the package
  • (broadcast date 4-5-50)
  • Pete Rocco breaks jail
  • (feat. Howard McNear)
  • (broadcast date 10-4-50, sponsored by Rexall)
  • CD 9.
  • Nancy Lang case
  • CD 6.
  • (broadcast date 11-8-50, sponsored by Rexall)
  • Marilyn Connors case
  • (feat. William Conrad)
  • (broadcast date 1-12-51, ABC, sponsored by Camel Cigarettes)
  • CD 10.
  • Man with a scar
  • (broadcast date 1-19-51, ABC, sponsored by Camel Cigarettes)
  • Rollins case
  • (broadcast date 1-26-51, ABC, sponsored by Camel Cigarettes)
  • Cop killer
  • (broadcast date 2-26-50)
  • Louis Spence case
  • (broadcast date 3-5-50)
  • CD 7.
  • Joyce Wallace case
  • (broadcast date 3-12-50)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781932806649
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
2029
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn213449786
  • (OCoLC)213449786
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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