Chandu the Magician (half hour series)

Chandu the Magician was a serialized radio drama that dealt with the supernatural. It began in 1931 in Los Angeles and was gradually picked up by other stations in syndication.The character proved popular and spawned two movies, one in 1932 and a sequel 1934. Bela Lugosi was in both movies, playing Chandu in the sequel. The serial ran nationally from 1932 to 1935, and then in a revival series from June 1948 to January 1949. The show then changed formats to a half hour of a self-contained non-continuing story for 13 weeks. This recording is of those episodes in that format. * * * These recordings are part of the Joe Hehn Memorial Collection. Mr. Hehn (1931-2020) was a pioneering collector of radio recordings when the hobby emerged in the 1960s. Digitizing his collection of reel tapes and discs is the effort of a wide range of North American volunteers, and includes assistance of some international collectors. The groups supporting this effort with their funds, time, technology and skills are the Old Time Radio Researchers and a small group of transcription disc preservationists who refer to themselves as the "The Knights of the Turning Table."

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.