A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
3/10/1939 Orson Welles does The Glass Key
March 10, 1939. When you think of Orson Welles on the radio you probably remember his version of The War of the Worlds, which caused panic. A few months later his Mercury Theatre of the Air had changed its name to The Campbell Playhouse (sponsored by a certain soup company) and it featured a production of Dashiell Hammett's crime novel The Glass Key. You can actually hear the broadcast here.