THE SHADOW
The Shadow was first heard on radio in 1930.
Street and Smith, which published pulp
magazines, sponsored a weekly radio program
called,
Detective Story Hour. It was on the
Detective Story Hour
where The Shadow
made his radio debut.

In 1932,
The Shadow got his own radio
program. Walter B. Gibson wrote
The Shadow
pulp novels for
Street and Smith.  In 1937, a 22
year old genius by the name of Orson Welles
began playing the title role.
The Shadow's
alter ego was Lamont Cranston. Mr. Welles
would leave
The Shadow program, in 1938, to
pursue other successful endeavors.

In 1938, Bill Johnstone replaced Orson Welles
as
The Shadow. Bret Morrison played The
Shadow
the longest (1943-1944, 1945-1954).
The Shadow radio program aired it's final
episode on 12/26/1954, ending a 21 year run.

Even though,
The Shadow radio program
ended 60 years ago it remains a fixture in
popular culture to this day.
The Shadow
knows, indeed!
ORSON WELLES AS THE SHADOW
BILL JOHNSTONE AS THE SHADOW
BRET MORRISON AS THE SHADOW