For gamblers, burlesque queens, murderers and innocents, comedy and tragedy were found in equal measure on the streets of Damon Runyon's Manhattan. Runyon, one of the most popular and widely-read figures of the Golden Age of the American Short Story, found his work was cut to measure for success in the most verbal medium of all: Radio drama. John Brown stars as the glib Broadway, whose scene-setting brings a distinctive unifying touch to these fourteen digitally remastered episodes of the classic Damon Runyon Theatre radio series. He takes you aside and lets you in on his stylized tales of guys and dolls, scams and swindles - all wrapped up in one of the most distinctively colorful dialects ever concocted. Join him on a tour of his bustling, loud-mouthed, high-rolling town, full of flamboyant sportsmen willing to bet on anything. Features adaptations of the famous short stories that were later used as the basis for various productions of Guys and Dolls in movies and on stage.
Episodes include: "Tobias The Terrible" 01-02-49, "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" 02-06-49, "For a Pal" 02-13-49, "Butch Minds the Baby" 02-27-49, "Blood Pressure" 04-10-49, "Blonde Mink" 04-24-49, "The Hottest Guy in the World" 05-15-49, "Madame La Gimp" 06-19-49, "Bloodhounds of Broadway" 07-17-49, "Broadway Financier" 08-07-49, "Social Error" 08-28-49, "Tight Shoes" 10-30-49, "Neat Strip" 12-11-49, "Dream Street Rose" 12-25-49.
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