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The Café Istanbul Radio Program

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The Billboard first teased Café Istanbul in its August 4th 1951 issue.
The Billboard first teased Café Istanbul in its August 4th 1951 issue.

The Billboard teased the promotional effort tied to the launch of Café Istanbul in its December 29th 1951 issue.
The Billboard teased the promotional effort tied to the launch of Café Istanbul in its December 29th 1951 issue.

The Billboard of December 27th 1952 cites both the departure of Café Istanbul over ABC and the launch of "Time for Love" over CBS
The Billboard of December 27th 1952 cites both the departure of Café Istanbul over ABC and the launch of "Time for Love" over CBS

Background

December 30th 1951 Spot Ad announcing the Café Istanbul Preview
December 30th 1951 Spot Ad announcing the Café Istanbul Preview

From the January 6th 1952 edition of the Denton Record Chronicle:

La Dietrich's
'Cafe Istanbul'
On Air Sundays
 

     NEW YORK, Jan. 5--Glamorous Marlene Dietrich has signed to go on the air in her first radio series, "Cafe Istanbul," Sunday nights, beginning tonight from 8:15 to 8:45, CST, over the Radio Network of the American Broadcasting Company.
     "Cafe Istanbul" is the type of dramatic entertainment Dietrich has made world famous.  In the radio series, she is Mille. Madou, a sultry singer who runs Cafe Istanbul, meeting place of characters deeply involved in international intrigue.
     Appearing with Miss Dietrich in the series will be Ken Lynch as Christopher Gard, an American young man of mysterious connections, who holds a unique place in the affections of Mlle. Madou, and Arnold Moss, who plays the role of suave Colonel Raul Felki of he local police, who faces the perpetual question of whether to make love to Madou or throw her in jail.
     "Cafe Istanbul" will be directed by Marx Loeb and produced by Bernard Blair.  The music is by Bernard Green.

And from the January 6th 1952 edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

 Radio Notebook head

MARLENE DIETRICH premiers her new radio series, Cafe Istanbul, starting tonight at 9:15 p.m., in which she plays the role of a night club singer in the midst of international intrigue at the world's crossroads.  The new program will be heard via WJW here.
     As Mlle. Madou, she runs her own night club and is the focal point of many adventures.  Her cafe becomes world famous.  It is known as a meeting place of shadowy characters who buy and sell information they consider to be of interest to any of several governments.
     Steve Lacey, played by Ken Lynch, is Madou's romantic interest.  He is an American with mysterious connections which seem to keep him provided with plenty of money.
     The third 'regular" in Cafe Istanbul's cast is Arnold Moss, who plays the role of Colonel Maurice Lesko, prefect of the local police.  Lesko also is infatuated with Madou, but his affection is not returned.

Marlene Dietrich snapshot bio from 1952's Who's Who In Radio and Television
Marlene Dietrich snapshot bio from 1952's Who's Who In Radio and Television

From the February 5th 1952 edition of the Ottawa Journal:

 Radio in Review -- Switzerland with Arabs head

     I have not yet steeled myself to the point of listening to Erroll Flynn's new radio show, "The Adventures of Casanova," and it's just possible I never will.  I don't recall the exact terms of my contract but it seems to me somewhere in the fine print there was a clause saying I didn't have ti listen to Errol Flynn playing Casanova.  Or look at him, either, if that should come to passion television, and it probably will.
     However, just out of curiosity, I assigned Operative 22, a new man around here who gets all the dirty jobs, to Mr. Flynn.  Just before leaving for more congenial employment, Operative 22 issued his last report.  Mr. Flynn, he said, isn't really Casanova; he's an updated version named Christopher Casanova.  Behaves just like the other guy, though.  Always in trouble with dames.  "Technique (with microphone) lousy.  Technique (with dames) just fair.  Done as well myself," reported Operative 22 scornfully and forthwith quit the radio reviewing dodge forever.
     So much for "The Adventures of Casanova."  Mr. Flynn, the distinguished swordsman, is feeding at the same banquet table with a lot of other Hollywood names of great candle-power.  In short, a trend.  As I reconstruct it, this new and highly profitable game goes roughly like this.  A radio entrepreneur, which is to say a man who knows a fast buck when he sees one, surrounds a movie star--it's not easy for one man to surround another, but radio entrepreneurs do it every day--and speaks as follows:
     "You'll have to show up maybe once a month, maybe not even that much.  We'll have the recording junk all ready and all you gotta do is read these here scripts into the microphone.  You can knock off four or five in a day without sweating blood and there's maybe $3,000 a week in it for you, depending on how well the syndication goes.
     There are half a dozen of these syndicated adventure series being peddled around the radio stations now, each one offering a glamorous name.  Orson Welles is doing two--"The Black Museum" and "The Lives of Harry Limes," both transcribed in England.  Marlene Dietrich, the unquenchable grandmother, just started one of the more ambitious one, "Care Istanbul," which follows Walter Winchell on ABC Sunday night.  The Humphrey Bogarts have been in the game since last spring.
     One thing these adventurers all have in common.  They're all a long ways away--in Istanbul, like Miss Dietrich, or in Tangier, which, Mr. Welles remarked, was "Switzerland with Arabs" or in the South Seas like the Bogarts.  Never are they in Brooklyn.  Also, they're all in a twilight zone of respectability, not against the law, exactly, but not exactly with it, either.
     "Cops all over the globe looking for me," says Harry Limes, running his words together just like Orson Welles.  What they're looking for him for isn't quite clear.  He's an international operator, he admits, but somehow the other crooks are crookeder (also they suffer from the disadvantage of not being Orson Welles.  The other crooks actually do the killing, steal hte penicillin; Mr. Welles winds up profiting from the murders, the thefts, he didn't commit; the other crooks land in the morgue or in jail.  The original Harry Limes from "The Third Man" was quite a crumby character; the radio Harry, on the other hand, has qualms about selling morphine to school-children though he doesn't mind profiting from it with other crooks.  A delicate ethical point.
     Meanwhile, in Istanbul, Miss Dietrich, masquerading as Madamoiselle Madoux, a hep cafe proprietor, is softly singing "la Vie en Rose" outwitting international spies, and shattering hearts like wineglasses.  The famed husky voice is spitting out some of the most wonderful chestnuts I've heard in years, in case you collect these things.
     "You're talking like a fool"--"I'm talking like a woman."
     "Mam'selle, life . . . is a gamble."
     As she tells one of her impressive roster of lovers, she is "a woman you would like to forget."
     "Yes, I'd like to--but I cannot."
     Don't know what the Bogarts are up to these days.  Last time I inquired they were searching for buried treasure.  They ought to have found enough by now to retire.

Series Derivatives:

Time for Love; AFRTS END-383 'Time For Love';
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Espionage Dramas
Network(s): ABC
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): 51-12-30 01 Café Istanbul Preview
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): 52-01-06 01 Title Unknown
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): 52-01-06 to 53-11-11; ABC [WKOW]; Fifty-two, 30-minute programs; Sundays, then Thursdays
Syndication: American Broadcasting Company
Sponsors: Jergens
Director(s): Marx Loeb
Bernard Blair [Producer]
Principal Actors: Marlene Dietrich, Ken Lynch, Arnold Moss,
Recurring Character(s): Mademoiselle Madou [Marlene Dietrich]; Steve Lacey ; Christopher Gard [Ken Lynch]; Colonel Raul Felki [Arnold Moss]; Col. Maurice Lesko
Protagonist(s):
Author(s): None
Writer(s)
Music Direction: Bernard Green
Musical Theme(s):
Announcer(s):
Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
29
Episodes in Circulation: 2
Total Episodes in Collection: 1
Provenances:
.

Notes on Provenances:

The most helpful provenances were newspaper listings.

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The Café Istanbul Radio Program Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
51-07-23
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51-07-23 Greenville Record-Argus
Marlene Dietrich and Yul Brynner (two glamorous accents) will co-star in a radio dramatic series, "Cafe Istanbul."
51-09-07
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51-09-07 Burlington Daily Times
Marlene Dietrich has completed the cycle. When I first saw her in a German silent film, "The Blue Angel," my eyes popped. Soon she electrified us in the talkies, with both sight and sound fascinations. And now she has signed for an ABC radio series, "Cafe Istanbul," in which shw will be heard but not seen. What a waste!

51-12-23
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51-12-23 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 8:15 Louella Parsons

51-12-24 Tucson Daily Citizen
Marlene Dietrich, signed for a radio series, will join the Sunday night schedule of ABC Jan. 6 with an adventure drama titled Cafe Istanbul. The show will go in the slot occupied by Louella Parsons for so many years.

51-12-26 Manitowoc Herald Times
Marlene Dietrich, signed for a radio scries, will join the Sunday night schedule of ABC Jan. 6 with an adventure drama titled "Cafe Istanbul". She will go on at 8:15 in the timo Louella Parsons had for many years. A preview of the program is due next Sunday night
51-12-30
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Café Istanbul Preview
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51-12-30 Wisconsin State Journal
8:15 p.m.--Café Istanbul (WISC):
beginning a new series starring Marlene Dietrich.

51-12-30 Long Beach Press-Telegram
6:15-KECA--
Preview: "Cafe Istanbul"

51-12-30 Kansas City Star
Marlene Dietrich will star in her first radio series beginning on KCMO next Sunday. A preview of the show, "Cafe Istanbul," including highlights of Miss Dietrich's career will be broadcast at 8:15 tonight.

52-01-06
1
Title Unknown
N
52-01-04 Winona Republican-Herald
Dietrich on Radio
Marlene Dietrich will appear in her first radio series, Cafe Istanbul, beginning Sunday at 8:15 p.m. over ABC and KWNO. In the program, she is Mlle. Madou, a sultry singer who runs a meeting place of characters involved in international intrigue.

52-01-04 Syracuse Journal
MARLENE DIETRICH Premieres Cafe Istanbul, 15-minute story of international intrigue, at 9:15 P. M. Sunday, replacing Louella Parsons on WAGE.

52-01-06 Wisconsin State Journal
8:15 p.m.--Café Istanbul (WISC):
new series starring Marlene Dietrich.
52-01-13
2
Title Unknown
N
52-01-13 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 8:15 Café Istanbul
52-01-20
3
Title Unknown
N
52-01-20 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 8:15 Café Istanbul
52-01-27
4
Title Unknown
N
52-01-27 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 8:15 Café Istanbul
52-02-03
5
Title Unknown
N
52-02-03 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 8:15 Café Istanbul

52-02-03 Salina Journal
"Cafe Istanbul" has replaced "Spotlight Vocalist" at 9 p.m. Monday on KFBI.

52-02-10
6
Title Unknown
N
52-02-10 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 8:15 Café Istanbul
52-02-17
7
Title Unknown
N
52-02-17 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 8:15 Café Istanbul
52-02-24
8
Title Unknown
N
52-02-24 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 8:15 Café Istanbul
52-03-02
9
Title Unknown
N
52-03-02 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 8:15 Café Istanbul
52-03-06
52-03-09
10
Title Unknown
N
[ Moves to Thursday nights in some markets]

52-03-09 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 8:15 Café Istanbul
52-03-13
52-03-16
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Pre-Empted
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52-03-16 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 8:15 Café Istanbul
52-03-23
11
Title Unknown
N
52-03-23 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 8:15 Café Istanbul
52-03-30
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Pre-Empted
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52-03-30 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 8:00 The Big Hand
52-04-06
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Pre-Empted
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52-04-06 Wisconsin State Journal - WISC 8:15 Corliss Archer
52-04-10
12
Title Unknown
N
[ Moves to Thursday nights]

54-04-10 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 9:00 Café Istanbul
52-04-17
13
Title Unknown
N
52-04-17 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 9:00 Café Istanbul
52-04-24
14
Title Unknown
N
52-04-24 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 9:00 Café Istanbul
52-04-28 Cumberland Evening Times
11:00 Cafe Istanbul (MBS)
52-05-01
15
Title Unknown
N
52-05-08
16
Title Unknown
N
52-05-08 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 9:00 Café Istanbul
52-05-15
17
Title Unknown
N
52-05-15 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 9:00 Café Istanbul
52-05-22
18
Title Unknown
N
52-05-22 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 9:00 Café Istanbul
52-05-29
19
Title Unknown
N
52-05-29 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 9:00 Café Istanbul
52-06-05
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--
52-06-05 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 9:00 Original Amateur





52-10-05
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52-09-28 Lubbock Avalanche
Glamorous Marlene Dietrich will be back in her "Cafe Istanbul" dramas of international mystery and intrigue Oct. 12.

52-10-02 Kokomo Tribune
Returning on ABC this week will be "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" Friday (8 p.m.); "Meet Corlilss Archer" Friday (8:30 p.m.); Walter WInchell, Sunday (8 p.m.) "Mystery Theater," Wednesday (7 p.m.);
"Cafe Istanbul" will return to the same network Sunday, Oct. 12 (7:30 p.m.)
52-10-12
20
N
52-10-12 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Café Istanbul (WISC):
Marlene Dietrich starts new season.
52-10-19
21
N
52-10-19 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Café Istanbul (WISC):
Marlene Dietrich becomes involved in gambling frameup.
52-10-26
22
N
52-10-26 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:30 Café Istanbul
52-11-02
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52-11-02 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:30 Governor Stevenson
52-11-09
23
N
52-11-09 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:30 Café Istanbul
52-11-16
24
N
52-11-16 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:30 Café Istanbul
52-11-23
25
N
52-11-23 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:30 Café Istanbul
52-11-30
26
N
52-11-30 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Café Istanbul (WISC):
Marlene Dietrich in story of wartime traitor.
52-12-07
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52-12-07 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:30 Detective Story
52-12-14
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52-12-14 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:30 Detective Story
52-12-21
27
N
52-12-21 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Café Istanbul (WISC):
trio seeks robbery proceeds.
52-12-28
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52-12-26 Tucson Daily Citizen
Marlene Dietrich, on ABC with her "Cafe Istanbul" adventure series, will switch to CBS in mid-January, replacing the current dramatic show.

52-12-28 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:30 Three Suns; 7:45 Sports Digest

52-12-28 Plain Dealer
Mlle. Madou, played by Marlene Dietrich, sticks her lovely neck way out and almost loses her head on Cafe Istanbul program tonight at 8:30 on WJW. She literally puts herself on the spot in an attempt to avenge the death of one of her hat check girls.
53-01-04
28
N
53-01-04 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Café Istanbul (WISC):
Marlene Dietrich in tale of jewel robbery.
53-01-11
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53-01-11 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:30 March of Dimes

53-01-12 Danville Bee
Transferring from one radio network to another, Marlene Dietrich's romantic adventure drama series will take the title of "Time for Love" on CBS. It starts Thursday night. On ABC her program was "Cafe Istanbul."

53-01-18
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53-01-18 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:30 March of Dimes






The Café Istanbul Radio Program Biographies




Marie Magdalene [Marlene] Dietrich
(
Mademoiselle Madou)
(1901-1992)

Birthplace:
Schoenberg, Berlin, Germany

Education:

Radiography:

1936 Lux Radio Theatre
1938 The Chase and Sanborn Hour
1939 Gulf Screen Guild Theater
1939 Good News Of 1940
1941 Forecast
1941 Time To Smile
1942 Hollywood March Of Dimes Of the Air
1942 Texaco Star Theatre
1942 Command Performance
1942 The Abbott and Costello Show
1943 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater
1943 Mayor of the Town
1944 Stage Door Canteen
1944 Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street
1946 The Victor Borge Show
1948 U.S.O. Farewell Program
1948 Studio One
1948 Theatre Guild On the Air
1948 The Walking Giant
1948 Ford Theatre
1949 NBC Theatre
1949 Duffy's Tavern
1949 Philip Morris Playhouse
1949 Maxwell House Coffee Time
1949 MGM Theatre Of the Air
1950 Suspense
1951 The Big Show
1951 Screen Directors' Playhouse
1952 The Martin and Lewis Show
1952 The Bing Crosby Show
1952 Cafe Istanbul
1953 Time For Love
1959 Johnny Presents
Hollywood's Open House
From the May 8th 1952 edition of the San Mateo Times:
 Boredom Cause of Old Age head
     HOLLYWOOD, May 8.--Marlene Dietrich, the glamorous grandma, feels sorry for women who grow old.  She thinks it's not necessary.  For herself, she say she doesn't have time to grow old.
     "Most women don't have enough to do," she explained.  "Either that, or they have some sort of drudgery which ages them before their time.
     "Because they don't have enough to do, they are bored.  Boredom ages one.  They sit down too much.  Sitting down makes you fat.  They are envious of their husbands, who are busy, so they grow angry.  Anger gives you lines."
     The solution, she said, is to stay busy, with many different occupations and interests.  That way, she contends, one will never grown old.
     The formula has worked for her.  She is one of the busiest women in the world today and conceded to be one of the loveliest.
     When RKO-Radio premiered her newest picture, "Rancho Notorious," in Chicago recently, Miss Dietrich appeared on the stage and sang several numbers.  For her final selection she changed into the tights and form-fitting bodice she wears for one scene.  There hadn't been such a chorus of wolf whistles since Sally Rand made her first appearance at the Chicago world's fair.
     There still isn't a pair of legs in Hollywood that can match hers for symmetry and grace and her complexion is smooth as a teen-agers.
     As for being busy, no one can doubt she is.  She stars in a weekly radio show, "Cafe Istanbul," from New York.  That would be a full-time job for lots of people.  Still, she is in Hollywood already discussing her next film with Fidelity Pictures.  She has another film on the fire to be made in Europe this summer and she is helping re-work the script.
     At the same time she is working on the script of play for which she is set to star this fall on Broadway.  She also is eyeing a series of television guest shots as preparation for possibly taking "Cafe Istanbul" into video next year.
     For recreation, she keeps up a steady program of exercise and self-education.  She tries to swim every day and plays tennis as often as possible.  She keeps abreast of the current books and has a vast interest in music and art.  She even dabbles in painting herself but admits her efforts meet with small success.
     She thinks the rapid aging of most women is a terrible tragedy that could be avoided if women would broaden their horizons, accept more responsibilities and undertake more cultural projects.
     "One never grows old," she philosophized.




Arnold Moss
( Col. Raul Felki)
Stage, Radio, Television and Film Actor
(1910-1989)

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

Education:
B.A., New York City College
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., New York University

Radiography:
1938 Columbia Workshop
1939 Radio Guild
1939 Arch Oboler's Plays
1942 Great Plays
1942 This Is Our Enemy
1943 The Cresta Blanca Carnival
1943 Inner Sanctum
1943 Words At War
1944 The New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
1944 Columbia Presents Corwin
1944 The Open Door
1944 Theatre Of Romance
1945 Molle Mystery Theatre
1945 Matinee Theatre
1945 This Is Your FBI
1945 Treasury Salute
1946 Adventures Of the Red Feather Man
1946 Radio Reader's Digest
1947 Then Are the Children Free
1947 The Shadow
1947 Casey, Crime Photographer
1947 The Spoken Word
1947 The Whistler
1947 The Journey Of the Magi
1948 Your Playhouse Of Favorites
1948 CBS Is There
1948 The Eternal Light
1948 The Big Story
1948 Gang Busters
1948 Ford Theatre
1948 Cabin B-13
1948 Hallmark Playhouse
1948 Cavalcade Of America
1949 And Not Yet Free
1949 The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell
1949 You Are There
1949 Radio City Playhouse
1949 MGM Theatre Of the Air
1950 The New Frontier
1950 Dimension X
1950 Lights Out
1950 Cloak and Dagger
1951 Guest Star
1952 Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator
1953 The Chase
1953 Rocky Fortune
1956 This Is My Story
1957 X Minus One
1974 CBS Radio Mystery Theatre
1985 Americans All
The Cisco Kid
Treasury Star Parade
The Guiding Light
The Man On the Line

Arnold Moss as Dr. Bannister in Big Sister circa 1942

Arnold Moss studied at Eva LeGalliene's Civic Repertory Theatre
Arnond Moss studied at Eva LeGalliene's Civic Repertory Theatre

Arnold-Moss in dressing room before play, Back to Methusaleh, ca.1958
Arnold Moss in dressing room before play, Back to Methusaleh, ca.1958

Arnold-Moss in charaacter for play, Back to Methusaleh, ca.1958
Arnold Moss in charaacter for play, Back to Methusaleh, ca.1958

Arnold Moss as Anton Karidian in Star Trek, ca. 1966
Arnold Moss as Anton Karidian in Star Trek, ca. 1966

Arnold Moss as Vidaru in The Monkees, ca 1967
Arnold Moss as Vidaru in The Monkees, ca 1967

Arnold Moss was born on January 28, 1910 in Brooklyn, New York. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of New York City College, Moss earned his Master's Degree in Old French at Columbia with hopes of teaching. Moss soon settled upon Acting as a career and trained with Eva LaGallienne at her Civic Repertory Theatre. He returned to NYU in the 1960s and earned his Ph. D. in Theatre--at the age of 63.

A gifted, classically trained Stage actor, Arnold Moss formed his own company, The Shakespeare Festival Players. Moss also enjoyed an active career in Radio and also wrote for Inner Sanctum, Dick Tracy, Suspense and at least nine scripts for Himan Brown's CBS Radio Mystery Theatre (1974). But it's his over 500 acting appearances in Radio for which we honor him here. Arnold Moss' deep, resonant voice was perfect for a broad range of Radio genres. Moss was heard in adventures, mysteries, detective and crime dramas, melodramas, classical dramas and even comedies. Often cast as a forboding villain, Moss was as often heard in a broad range of ethnic roles, such as India Rajahs or Turkish or Arabian princes.

Moss is also fondly remembered for his recurring Dr. Fabian role in 1948's Cabin B-13. Arnold Moss had married Stella Reynolds, then a writer, in 1933. The couple had a daughter and a son, Jeff Moss, who eventually became a founding writer of the long-running Sesame Street PBS Television program. Arnold Moss would later work with his wife on the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre. Stella Moss wrote at least ten of the scripts for the great Golden Age Radio revival mystery series. Arnold and Stella adapted three of the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre scripts jointly.

Arnold Moss made his film debut in Temptation (1946) as Ahmed Effendi. His film credits later included: The Loves of Carmen (1948), Reign of Terror (1949), the film noir classic, Border Incident (1949), Kim (1950) with Errol Flynn, Quebec (1951), My Favorite Spy (1951), Viva Zapata! (1952), Salome (1953) in a return engagement with with Rita Hayworth, Bengal Brigade (1954), the classic comedy Casanova's Big Night (1954) with Bob Hope, Hell's Island (1955), the sci-fi thriller The 27th Day (1957), Caper of the Golden Bulls (1966) and Gambit (1966) with Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine, his last film.

As if Moss needed any more accolades for his amazing career, for almost forty years from the 1940s through the 1980s, Arnold Moss was a major crossword puzzle constructor--or cruciverbalist--in the U.S.. Moss constructed a great number of vaunted New York Times Sunday crossword puzzles--the really hard ones. Moss also narrated and soloed for several symphony orchestras and was heard as The Voice of God for the Chicago Lyric Opera's production of Paradise Lost. Moss worked regularly as one of the great staff announcers for CBS radio, along with the likes of Dan Seymour and Dan O'Herlihy. The U.S. State Department sent him on a world tour as an Ambassador of Theatre. Moss also taught Theatre at several universities and taught Drama at Brooklyn College for ten years.

Adding Television to his extensive, multi-faceted c.v., Arnold Moss regularly guest-starred on Suspense, Lights Out, Tales of Tomorrow, Studio One, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Laredo, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Time Tunnel, Star Trek, The Monkees, Bonanza, Fantasy Island, and The Edge of Night. In all, Moss appeared in over twenty movies and over 100 Television appearances.

Arnold Moss succumbed to lung cancer on December 15, 1989, at age 79. For both his tens of thousands of current Radio fans and the tens of thousands to come, Arnold Moss' wonderfully distinctive voice and acting talent continue to be presrved in the hundreds of Golden Age Radio recordings preserved from the era.



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