Hopalong Cassidy

Hopalong Cassidy was a cowboy hero created in 1904 by the author Clarence E. Mulford. The original short stories and novels grew into a major multimedia of print, movies, television, and radio. William Boyd, who played the role in movies starting in 1935, continued the role in television and on radio. The character was a major financial success for toys and other branded goods. The radio program had network broadcasts, but had its greatest success as a syndicated program in the 1950s. * * * 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.