History Trivia / TheShadow

25th Jun '17 3:51:17 PM Darthman616
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* FollowTheLeader: Came out after the giant success of Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'', which inspired a wave of similar noir-esque styled, pulpy superhero adventure films.

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* FollowTheLeader: Came out after the giant success of Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'', which inspired a wave of similar noir-esque styled, pulpy superhero adventure films. Ironic given that the character of Shadow was a source of inspiration for the creation of Batman himself and how Alec Baldwin had been considered for the other role.
3rd Jun '17 1:22:07 PM Darthman616
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* FollowTheLeader: Came out after the giant success of Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'', which inspired a wave of similar noir-esque styled, pulpy superhero adventure films.
7th May '17 6:43:48 PM The_Nemesis
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* LostEpisode: The radio dramas ran from 1937 until 1954 and totaled over 650 episodes. For various reasons, only about one-third of those episodes have survived and are still available, including several which only exist as incomplete recordings. Some of the surviving episodes also only exist as adaptations produced in Australia. Somewhat counter intuitively, the majority of the episodes that survive are earlier ones instead of the episodes from the late 40s and early 50s when recording mediums such as magnetic tape would've been more readily available. All but 11 episodes of Orson Welles' 52-episode run to begin the series are still intact, but every single episode from season 13 (1949-50) through to the series' conclusion in season 18 (1954) is gone forever, save one (Season 17's ''The Vengeance of Angela Nolan'')
27th Apr '17 11:07:07 AM Golondrina
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* EnforcedMethodActing: OrsonWelles never once read the scripts before recording, so whenever Lamont sounds surprised you can be sure it's genuine.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: OrsonWelles Creator/OrsonWelles never once read the scripts before recording, so whenever Lamont sounds surprised you can be sure it's genuine.
24th Feb '17 6:23:08 AM Silverblade2
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/FrankWelker as the Phurba.
20th Feb '17 12:31:06 PM PrimeEvil
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/FrankWelker as the Phurba.
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).
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