Candy Matson was the private eye star of Candy Matson, YUkon 2-8209, an NBC West Coast show which first aired in March 1949 and was created by Monty Masters. He cast his wife, Natalie Parks, in the title role of this sassy, sexy PI. Her understated love interest, Lt. Ray Mallard, was played by Henry Leff while her assistant and best pal, aptly named Rembrandt Watson, was the voice of Jack Thomas.
Every show opened with a ringing telephone and our lady PI answering it with "Candy Matson, YU 2-8209" and then the organ swung into the theme song, "Candy". Each job took Candy from her apartment on Telegraph Hill into some actual location in San Francisco. The writers, overseen by Monty, worked plenty of real Bay Area locations into every plot.
Candy was bright, tough, and fearless. She used her pistol infrequently, but was unintimidated by bad guys, regardless of circumstances. Threats, assaults, and even bullets would usually produce a caustic, but clever, response for this blonde sleuth. She and Mallard were frequently working the same case, but she usually solved it first.
OTR experts generally agree that this show was the finest of all the female PIs. Although the show ran until May 1951, it never attracted a sponsor (although the first season's final episode ended with the announcement that "Candy Matson Is San Francisco's Most Popular Program").
Includes 19 Episodes!
Episodes On This CD:
49.04.04 Ep00 Audition Donna Dunham Case.mp3
49.07.07 Ep02 Cable Car Case.mp3
49.11.10 Ep20 The Devil In The Deep Freeze.mp3
49.12.19 Ep24 Jack Frost.mp3
49.12.27 Ep25 Valley Of The Moon.mp3
50.00.01 Temple Of The Zodiac.mp3
50.00.02 The Donna Durham Murder Case.mp3
50.01.02 Ep26 Insurance Crash.mp3
50.01.13 Ep27 Eric Spaulding Concert.mp3
50.06.20 Ep49 Symphony Of Death.mp3
50.09.11 Ep50 The Movie Company.mp3
50.10.09 Ep54 The Fort Ord Story.mp3
50.10.23 Ep56 The Egyptian Amulet.mp3
50.10.23 Ep56 The Egyptian Armulet.mp3
50.12.18 Ep64 San Juan Batista.mp3
51.05.21 Ep84 Candy's Last Case.mp3
52.09.21 Ephefortune Teller.mp3