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The Avenger Radio Program

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Background

So let's apply a bit of inductive reasoning and work back from the theoretical end date for the entire run--September 15, 1952.

Series Derivatives:

The Avenger [1932]; The Avenger [1941]
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Adventure Drama
Network(s): WHN, WOR, The AFRS, and several other local affiliates and networks while in syndication.
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): Unknown
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): 41-07-18 01 Title Unknown
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): 41-07-18 to 43-06-21; WHN; Ninety-one 30-minute programs;
Syndication: Charles Michelson; WHN; WOR
Sponsors: Union Furniture Company
Director(s): Charles Michelson [Producer]
Principal Actors: James Monks, Helene Adamson
Recurring Character(s):
Protagonist(s): None
Author(s): Walter Gibson
Writer(s) Gil and Ruth Braun
Music Direction: 'Doc' Whipple [Organ]
Musical Theme(s): Unknown
Announcer(s): Alyn Edwards
Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
91
26
Episodes in Circulation: 0
26
Total Episodes in Collection: 0
26
Provenances:

RadioGOLDINdex, Hickerson Guide.

Notes on Provenances:

The most helpful provenances were the log of the radioGOLDINdex and newspaper listings.


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The Avenger Program Log [WHN Run of 1941]

Trans. Dt. Trans. No. Title Avail. Notes
41-07-11
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--
41-07-11 New York Times
9:00--WHN--Ballou Orchestra
41-07-18
1
Title Unknown
N
41-07-18 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-07-25
2
Hate Master
N
41-07-25 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-08-01
3
Tear-Drop Tank
N
41-08-01 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-08-08
4
Title Unknown
N
41-08-08 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-08-15
5
River of Ice
N
41-08-15 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-08-22
6
Three Gold Crowns
N
41-08-22 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-08-29
7
Blood Ring
N
41-08-29 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-09-02
8
Devil's Horns
N
[Moves from Fridays to Tuesdays and from 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm]

41-09-02 New York Times
9:30--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-09-09
9
Avenger
N
41-09-09 New York Times
9:30--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-09-16
10
Title Unknown
N
41-09-16 New York Times
9:30--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-09-23
11
Title Unknown
N
41-09-23 New York Times
9:30--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-09-30
12
Title Unknown
N
41-09-30 New York Times
9:30--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-10-07
13
Title Unknown
N
41-10-07 New York Times
9:30--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-10-14
14
Title Unknown
N
41-10-14 New York Times
9:30--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-10-21
15
Title Unknown
N
41-10-21 New York Times
9:30--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-10-28
16
Title Unknown
N
41-10-28 New York Times
9:30--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-11-04
17
Title Unknown
N
41-11-04 New York Times
9:30--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-11-11
18
Title Unknown
N
41-11-11 New York Times
9:30--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-11-18
19
Title Unknown
N
[Moves to 9:00 pm]

41-11-18 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-11-25
20
Title Unknown
N
41-11-25 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-12-02
21
Title Unknown
N
41-12-02 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-12-09
22
Title Unknown
N
41-12-09 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-12-16
23
Title Unknown
N
41-12-16 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-12-23
24
Title Unknown
N
41-12-23 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
41-12-30
25
Title Unknown
N
41-12-30 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-01-06
26
Title Unknown
N
42-01-06 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-01-13
27
Title Unknown
N
42-01-13 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-01-20
28
Title Unknown
N
42-01-20 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-01-27
29
Title Unknown
N
42-01-27 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-02-03
30
Title Unknown
N
42-02-03 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-02-10
31
Title Unknown
N
42-02-10New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-02-17
32
Title Unknown
N
42-02-17 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-02-24
33
Title Unknown
N
42-02-24 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-03-03
34
Title Unknown
N
42-03-03 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-03-10
--
--
42-03-10 New York Times
9:00-WHN--Navy Relief Show, Madison Square Garden
42-03-17
35
Title Unknown
N
42-03-17 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-03-24
--
--
42-03-24 New York Times
8:45-WHN--Hockey: Rangers vs. Toronto
42-03-31
--
--
42-03-31 New York Times
8:30-WHN--Hockey: Rangers vs. Toronto, From Toronto
42-04-07
36
Title Unknown
N
42-04-07 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-04-14
37
Title Unknown
N
42-04-14 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-04-21
38
Title Unknown
N
[Moves to 8:00 pm]

42-04-21 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-04-28
39
Title Unknown
N
42-04-28 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-05-05
40
Title Unknown
N
42-05-05 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-05-12
41
Title Unknown
N
42-05-12 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-05-19
42
Title Unknown
N
42-05-19 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-05-26
43
Title Unknown
N
42-05-26 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-06-02
44
Title Unknown
N
42-06-02 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-06-09
45
Title Unknown
N
42-06-09 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-06-16
46
Title Unknown
N
42-06-16 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-06-23
--
--
42-06-23 New York Times
6:55-WHN--Baseball: Dodgers-Pittsburgh
42-06-30
47
Title Unknown
N
42-06-30 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-07-07
48
Title Unknown
N
42-07-07 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-07-14
49
Title Unknown
N
42-07-14 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-07-21
50
Title Unknown
N
42-07-21 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-07-28
51
Title Unknown
N
42-07-28 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-08-04
--
--
42-08-04 New York Times - 6:40-WHN--Baseball: Dodgers-Giants
42-08-11
52
Title Unknown
N
42-08-11 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-08-18
53
Title Unknown
N
42-08-18 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-08-25
54
Title Unknown
N
42-08-25 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-09-01
55
Title Unknown
N
42-09-01 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-09-08
56
Title Unknown
N
42-09-08 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-09-15
57
Title Unknown
N
42-09-15 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-09-22
58
Title Unknown
N
42-09-22 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-09-29
59
Title Unknown
N
42-09-29 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-10-06
--
--
42-10-06 New York Times
8:00-WHN--Molly Picon, Comedienne
42-10-13
60
Title Unknown
N
[Moves to 9:00 pm]

42-10-13 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-10-20
61
Title Unknown
N
42-10-20 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-10-27
--
--
42-10-27 New York Times
9:00-WHN--National Solidarity--Joseph C. Grew, Former Ambassador to Japan, From New York National Republican Club.
42-11-03
62
Title Unknown
N
42-11-03 New York Times
9:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
42-11-08
--
--
No Listing
42-11-10
--
--
No Listing





42-12-06
--
--
42-12-13
63
Title Unknown
N
[Returns on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm]

42-12-13 New York Times
4:25--WHN--News; The Avenger--Drama
42-12-20
64
Title Unknown
N
42-12-20 New York Times
4:25--WHN--News; The Avenger--Drama
42-12-27
65
Title Unknown
N
42-12-27 New York Times
4:25--WHN--News; The Avenger--Drama
43-01-03
66
Title Unknown
N
42-01-03 New York Times
4:25--WHN--News; The Avenger--Drama
43-01-10
67
Title Unknown
N
42-01-10 New York Times
4:25--WHN--News; The Avenger--Drama
43-01-17
68
Title Unknown
N
42-01-17 New York Times
4:25--WHN--News; The Avenger--Drama
43-01-24
69
Title Unknown
N
42-01-24 New York Times
4:25--WHN--News; The Avenger--Drama
43-01-31
70
Title Unknown
N
42-01-31 New York Times
4:25--WHN--News; The Avenger--Drama
43-02-07
71
Title Unknown
N
42-02-07 New York Times
4:30--WHN--The Avenger--Sketch
43-02-14
72
Title Unknown
N
42-02-14 New York Times
4:30--WHN--The Avenger--Sketch
43-02-21
73
Title Unknown
N
42-02-21 New York Times
4:30--WHN--The Avenger--Sketch
43-02-28
74
Title Unknown
N
42-02-28 New York Times
4:30--WHN--The Avenger--Sketch
43-03-07
75
Title Unknown
N
42-03-07 New York Times
4:30--WHN--The Avenger--Sketch
43-03-14
76
Title Unknown
N
42-03-14 New York Times
4:30--WHN--The Avenger--Sketch
43-03-21
77
Title Unknown
N
42-03-21 New York Times
4:30--WHN--The Avenger--Sketch
43-03-28
78
Title Unknown
N
42-03-28 New York Times
4:30--WHN--The Avenger--Sketch
--
--





--
--
--
--
--
--
43-04-19
Title Unknown
N
[Moves to Mondays at 8:00 pm]

42-04-19 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
43-04-26
Title Unknown
N
42-04-26 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
43-05-03
Title Unknown
N
42-05-03 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
43-05-10
Title Unknown
N
42-05-10 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
43-05-17
Title Unknown
N
42-05-17 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
43-05-24
Title Unknown
N
42-05-24 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
43-05-31 Title Unknown
N
42-05-31 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
43-06-07 Title Unknown
N
42-06-07 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
43-06-14 Title Unknown
N
42-06-14 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
43-06-21 Title Unknown
N
42-06-21 New York Times
8:00--WHN--The Avenger--Drama
43-06-28
--
--
42-06-28 New York Times
8:00--WHN--Recorded Music





The Avenger Program Broadcast Log [1946 Run]

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
46-03-09
--
--
46-03-09 Los Angeles Times
8:00 P.M. KHJ-Chgo. Theater
46-03-16
1
High-Tide Murders
N
46-03-16 Los Angeles Times
8:30 P.M. KHJ-The Avenger
46-03-23
2
Mystery of the Giant Brain
N
46-03-23 Los Angeles Times
8:30 P.M. KHJ-The Avenger
46-03-30
3
Rendevous with Murder
N
46-03-30 Los Angeles Times
8:30 P.M. KHJ-The Avenger
46-04-06
4
Eyes of Shiva
N
46-04-13
5
Coins of Death
N
46-04-13 Los Angeles Times
8:30 P.M. KHJ-The Avenger
46-04-20
6
Mystery of Dead Man's Rock
N
46-04-20 Los Angeles Times
8:30 P.M. KHJ-The Avenger
46-04-27
7
Tunnel of Disaster
N
46-04-27 Los Angeles Times
8:30 P.M. KHJ-The Avenger
46-05-04
8
Crypt of Thoth
N
46-05-04 Los Angeles Times
8:30 P.M. KHJ-The Avenger
46-05-11
9
Melody of Murder
N
46-05-11 Los Angeles Times
8:30 P.M. KHJ-The Avenger
46-05-18
10
Fiery Death
N
46-05-18 Los Angeles Times
8:30 P.M. KHJ-The Avenger
46-05-25
11
Ghost Murder
N
46-05-25 Los Angeles Times
8:30 P.M. KHJ-The Avenger

46-05-25 Oxnard Courier
8:30 P.M. KHJ-The Avenger
46-06-01
12
Blue Pearls
N
46-06-01 Los Angeles Times
8:30 P.M. KHJ-The Avenger

46-06-01 Daily Kennebec Journal
7:00 P.M. WNAC-The Avenger
46-06-08
13
Wingate Heirs
N
46-06-08 Daily Kennebec Journal
7:00 P.M. WNAC-The Avenger
46-06-15
14
Thoroughbred Murders
N
46-06-15 Daily Kennebec Journal
7:00 P.M. WNAC-The Avenger
46-06-22
15
Department of Death
N
46-06-22 Hamilton Daily News Journal
5:00 P.M. WCPO-The Avenger
46-06-29
16
Keys To the City
N
46-06-29 Hamilton Daily News Journal
5:00 P.M. WCPO-The Avenger

46-06-29 Daily Kennebec Journal
7:00 P.M. WNAC-The Avenger
46-07-06
17
Death in Mid-Air
N
46-07-06 Hamilton Daily News Journal
5:00 P.M. WCPO-The Avenger
46-07-13
18
The Hooded Circle
N
46-07-13 Hamilton Daily News Journal
5:00 P.M. WCPO-The Avenger
46-07-20
19
Death Rings the Bell
N
46-07-20 Hamilton Daily News Journal
5:00 P.M. WCPO-The Avenger
46-07-27
20
Subway Ghost
N
46-07-27 Hamilton Daily News Journal
5:00 P.M. WCPO-The Avenger
46-08-03
21
Cradle of Doom
N
46-08-03 Hamilton Daily News Journal
5:00 P.M. WCPO-The Avenger
46-08-11
22
Death Meets the Boat
N
46-08-10 Hamilton Daily News Journal
5:00 P.M. WCPO-The Avenger
46-08-18
23
Murder Hits the Jackpot
N
46-08-17 Hamilton Daily News Journal
Sunday. August 18
5:00 P.M. WCPO-The Avenger
46-08-25
24
Diploma of Death
N
46-08-24 Hamilton Daily News Journal
Sunday. August 25
5:00 P.M. WCPO-The Avenger
46-09-01
25
Shot in the Dark
N
46-09-08
26
Death Counts Ten
N
46-09-15
--
--
50-10-11 Register Republic
A fast-moving jewel smuggling story with four murders, titled "The High-Tide Murders," will be aired on The Avenger, which makes its bow over WBBM at 10:30 o'clock tonight. How-dun-it enthusiasts will welcome WBBM's new scheduling of a thriller each night at 10:30.






The Avenger Radio Program Biographies




James Monks
(Jim Brandon)

(1913-1994)

Birthplace: Pleasantville, New York, U.S.A.

Radiography:
1942 This Is Our Enemy
1943 Treasury Star Parade
1944 We Came This Way
1944 Words At War
1945 War Town
1945 Theater Of Romance
1945 Theater Guild On the Air
1945 Treasury Salute
1945 This Is Hollywood
1946 Grand Central Station
1947 The Clock
1947 Quiet Please
1947 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes
1948 The Big Story
1948 The Aldrich Family
1948 Young Doctor Malone
1949 You Are There
1949 Cavalcade Of America
1949 Radio City Playhouse
1950 The Eternal Light
1951 Mr I.A. Moto
1951 American Portraits
1952 Tom Corbett, Space Cadet
1952 The Chase
1953 Rocky Fortune
1954 Inheritance
1956 X Minus One
1956 Official Detective
1960 The Right To Happiness
1962 Suspense
1964 Theater Five
James Monks with Paul Douglas on the set of Hour Glass circa 1946
James Monks with Paul Douglas on the set of early Television's variety program, Hour Glass circa 1946

James Monks with Rosalind Russell
James Monks with Rosalind Russell in the Broadway Stage production of Auntie Mame (1956)
James Monks was born in 1913, in Pleasantville, NY, into an artistic family. His older brother, John, became a playwright, Stage director, producer and actor. His sister, Rhoda, performed in local community theatre productions for much of her life. James Monks first appeared on the Broadway Stage in his brother's 1936-1938 production of Brother Rat.

After his debut in Film, with 1942's popular and critically acclaimed, How Green Was My Valley, Monks appeared in another six Broadway Stage productions between 1942 and 1958, culminating in 639 performances opposite Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame (1956-1958).

James Monks had been peforming in Radio since the late 1930s in the New York area. Between 1938 and 1965, Monks appeared in an estimated 500 radio productions while continuing to work on the stage. Known for his versatility in performing ethnic characterizations, Monks seemed a natural for his leading role as Mr. I. A. Moto in the series of that name that ran over NBC during the Summer and Fall of 1951.

James Monks entered Television in 1946, appearing in one of Television's earliest variety-sketch drama productions, Hour Glass, with Paul Douglas. Monks continued to appear occasionally in Television until the mid-1950s, devoting the remainder of his career to the Stage.

All told, James Monks spent over forty years on the American Stage, some twenty-six years in Radio and eight years in Television. His characterization of Mr. I. A. Moto, remains his most remembered role, despite the numerous far weightier dramatic roles he enjoyed throughout his career.

Though his older brother, John, tended to experience far more critical acclaim, James Monks left his own, unmistakeable mark in the media arts. And for-dyed-in-the-wool Mr. Moto and The Avenger fans, James Monks will always be remembered as the only Mr. Moto to air during The Golden Age of Radio.



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