History Trivia / TheShadow

20th Aug '16 6:33:13 PM kkhohoho
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** Amusingly, The Shadow as depicted on radio never wore a costume.
*** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint He was naked all the time?]]
23rd Apr '16 5:05:07 AM Viira
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* HeyItsThatVoice: The original Lamont Cranston was none other than OrsonWelles.
** The original Margo Lane was played by Agnes Moorhead, who later played Endora on Series/{{Bewitched}}.
** The original voice actor for cab driver Moe "Shrevie" Shrevnitz was Alan Reed, otherwise known as the voice of [[TheFlintstones Fred Flintstone]]. Reed also often played other LargeHam characters, especially villains.
** After Welles left the show, Bill Johnstone took over the role. While not very well-known today, he was a prolific radio actor and showed up in a lot of shows of the time, most regularly as Dr. Franz, sidekick and mentor to the radio ComicBook/BlueBeetle, and he even had a major role in the very first Orson Welles episode of the Shadow (as a man falsely accused of murder) and turned up in other roles on the show even after he left the lead role.
** Likewise, Shrevie was played by several voice actors after Reed, including [[SantaClausIsCominToTown The Winter Warlock]] / [[WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn Captain Cully]], Keenan Wynn.
** On a side note, when Welles did his infamous War of the Worlds radio show, many younger viewers realized it wasn't real because they reconsidered the "reporter's" voice being the same as The Shadow's.
21st Apr '16 2:02:59 AM PaulA
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21st Apr '16 2:02:34 AM PaulA
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* FollowTheLeader:
** A radio series called ''The Avenger'' was an obvious attempt to copy the success of the Shadow series, right down to the hero, Jim Brandon, being a mind-reader with the power to turn invisible, though he used electronic gadgets and chemicals rather than the Shadow's hypnotism and telepathy.
** The Franchise/{{Batman}} began as basically the Shadow in a bat suit before developing his own style; in particular, his 1939 debut "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate" bears a striking resemblance to a 1936 story from ''The Shadow'' magazine called "Partners of Peril".
** WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck is a more recent example of a homage (bordering on parody).
3rd Apr '16 10:59:23 AM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/ThirtyRock Alec Baldwin]]. [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Ian McKellen]]. [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Tim]] [[Theatre/{{Oscar}} Curry]]. Need I say more?
** Yes, actually. Lamont's driver is [[EverybodyLovesRaymond Raymond's dad]]. The museum security guard is [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Neelix]].
** Al Leong (Film/DieHard[=/=]Film/LethalWeapon[=/=]BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure) helps kidnap ''[[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda Po's dad]]''.
** The hypnotized taxi driver is [[Film/BillyMadison Carl.]]
** Shiwan Khan took [[Film/IceMan about 40,000 years to get to the museum.]]
** Dr. Tam is [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Uncle]]. He was also Kenji, the man who designed [[WhereTheToysComeFrom Peepers and Zoom]].
** Margo Lane will later be known as Mary Kay [=LeTourneau=], at least if a LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek is anything to go by.
** "[[Series/{{Alf}} Hey, Willie]]! Why are you working at a museum?"
** Speaking of aliens on Earth, Lamont's uncle once had [[Series/MorkAndMindy Mork from Ork]] as his fat-er, I mean mot-um, as his parent.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/FrankWelker as the Phurba.
19th Mar '16 4:31:31 AM Hossmeister
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4th Mar '16 5:08:20 AM erforce
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* PlayingAgainstType: Tim Curry, the mighty [[Film/{{Legend}} Lord of Darkness]] and [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow charismatic Sweet Transvestite]] playing an oily, sycophantic Gríma Wormtongue character.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Tim Curry, the mighty [[Film/{{Legend}} [[Film/{{Legend 1985}} Lord of Darkness]] and [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow charismatic Sweet Transvestite]] playing an oily, sycophantic Gríma Wormtongue character.
26th Jan '16 8:06:59 PM GrammarNavi
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* FakeAmerican: TimCurry as Farley Claymore.

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* FakeAmerican: TimCurry Creator/TimCurry as Farley Claymore.
29th Dec '15 10:17:32 AM PrimeEvil
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* TheMerch: Like ''Batman'' before it, ''The Shadow'' had a Kenner toyline. Unique among the figurines were "Electronic Bulletproof Shadow," which featured the Shadow's iconic laugh, and Dr. Mocquino, the Voodoo Master. Yes, that's right: ''[[ShownTheirWork Kenner resurrected an almost-unknown character from the pulps for their toyline.]]''
12th Sep '15 11:33:43 AM jayhawk01
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** Shiwan Khan took [[Film/IceMan about 40,000 years to get to the museum.]]
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