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Joe Palooka Show Old Time Radio Shows OTR MP3 CD 26 Episodes

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Joe Palooka was an American comic strip about a heavyweight boxing champion, created by cartoonist Ham Fisher in 1921. The strip debuted in 1930 and was carried at its peak by...

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Joe Palooka was an American comic strip about a heavyweight boxing champion, created by cartoonist Ham Fisher in 1921. The strip debuted in 1930 and was carried at its peak by 900 newspapers. The strip was adapted to a short-lived 15-minute CBS radio series, 12 feature-length films (chiefly from Monogram Pictures), nine Vitaphone film shorts, a 1954 syndicated television series (The Joe Palooka Story), comic books and merchandise, including a 1940s board game, a 1947 New Haven Clock & Watch Company wristwatch, a 1948 metal lunchbox featuring depictions of Joe, Humphrey and Little Max, and a 1946 Wheaties cereal box cut-out mask. In 1980, a mountain in Pennsylvania was named for the character. In his home town of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Fisher devised the character in 1921 after he met a boxer, Pete Latzo, outside a poolroom. As Fisher explained in an article in Collier's:

“Here, made to order, was the comic strip character I had been looking for a big, good-natured prize fighter who didn't like to fight; a defender of little guys; a gentle knight. I ran back to the office, drew a set of strips and rushed to the newspaper syndicates”.

However, many rejections followed before Fisher's strip was finally syndicated by the McNaught Syndicate after Fisher, while employed as a McNaught salesman, sold it to over 20 newspapers. It debuted April 19, 1930, and by 1948, it was ranked as one of the five most popular newspaper comic strips.

Includes 26 Episodes!

 

Episodes On This CD:

Joe Palooka 320412 - [xx] First Show [480].mp3
Joe Palooka 320414 - [xx] Title Unknown [480].mp3
Joe Palooka 32xxxx - [xx] Delia Bennett [386].mp3
Joe Palooka 32xxxx - [xx] Meeting With Chip O'Rourke [386].mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [01] The 15th Round.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [03] The Search.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [05] Dark Shadows.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [06] The Warning.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [07] The Man Who Wouldn't Talk.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [08] No More Joe.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [09] The Roadside Incident.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [10] Meet Miss Ruth McGregor.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [11] Incriminating Evidence.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [12] Myrtle Turns Detective.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [23] Shots In The Night.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [24] Al Wilson's Story.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [27] Contrast.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [28] The Cave-In.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [37] Visiting Hours Two To Four.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [38] Clear The Wires.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [39] My Dear Old Mother.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [40] Gotta Get Knobby A Watch.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [41] No One To Help.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [42] Trouble Brewing.mp3
Joe Palooka 45xxxx - [xx][xx] Audition 2.mp3

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