Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Railroading in Vic and Sade

Clarence Hartzell chronology

New script, and it's a good one!

New script, and it's a good one!

44-08-21 Turtle Soup

38-07-26 Vic and the Husher's Baby

There's a new partial script up: 38-07-26 Vic and the Husher's Baby.

I had planned on putting up a new episode and script, but to be honest, I've been so busy with other additions, I haven't had time. There should be one up later today.

On a positive note, I have an idea that will make finding items we have in the various print media much easier to find and digest, however, that project is in the early stages, so more about that, later.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I'm behind on everything!

In case you haven't noticed, I'm pretty much behind on all aspects of the main site.  I'm spending lots of time trying to fix things, but it's going to take time.

I'm also adding tidbits to episodes as I find them.  I've got a lot of new ammo here and I'm trying to improve existing episodes with new graphics, info, etc.

I'm going to try and add a new script every day until I run out, too.

Lots to do, please be patient.

As always, your feedback is appreciated.

Howard has a new harness

New commentary and script from Mis' Crowe!

40-12-31 Howard has a New Harness

Sade's favorite recipes, 1933


Rishigan Fishigan and the Penthouse

Monday, October 27, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Updated... Sade Needs a Gift, Quick!

New short script! The Crazy World of Vic and Sade: 39-12-15 Sade Needs A Gift – Quick!

The RJ Konk portrait

The newspaper photo I had found previously was awful.  But we now have this...

Photos of unheard characters

Sade's own pumpkin mince pie

October 1938

New episode synopsis

3X-12-2X Scream Like a Panther

Canned foods fiasco letter

You may remember these rather odd episode 
xx-xx-xx Gabbing Gooks Go to Glowworm...  
xx-xx-xx The Joy of Canned Foods 
Well, I've obtained a letter that explains this 
situation a bit more:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sorting Christmas Cards

A brand new short script/synopsis: 39-12-25 Sorting Christmas Cards

What I found in the treasure box

Here's what I found in the treasure box after weeding out the chaff:
  • Many photos of Rhymer and the cast that I have never seen before, maybe in the neighborhood of 35.
  • Lots of new newspaper/magazine articles.  Again, maybe in the neighborhood of 20 full-size articles or more and perhaps up to 100(!) or more small newspaper/magazine articles.
  • Notes.  More than quadruple the notes I had gotten before; there's no way to tell you how many there are, but enough to keep me busy a long time.  There are a lot of clues to help me find things as well.
  • Complete scripts.  As far as "complete" goes, there might be 15 new ones I haven't seen before.
  • Script pieces I didn't have.  LOTS and LOTS of them, maybe 150, where perhaps I have as much as 1/3rd of a script.  Either way, significantly more than you would see in my episodes done earlier, where I gave credit to Barbara Schwarz. 
  • Lots and lots of original material. This would include some ingenious artwork and other stuff done by zealous fans.
  • MORE STUFF.  Hey, i can't remember it all.  I spent 10 hours or so going over every piece of paper.  I really didn't get a chance to read anything but there is lots of NEW stuff to explore.

Monday, October 20, 2014

It's like Christmas for Jimbo

A few years ago, i was given the notes and briefs of scripts from Barbara Schwarz's adventures into the University of Wisconsin's library in Madison that houses the vast majority of the Paul Rhymer script collection.

Today, I am the very proud owner of somewhere close to all of her work.  I received a giant box today and it's full to the brim of stuff.

I hope to add every note to the website.  First, i have to go over it, year by year.  Then I have to scan it all and upload it.  Then I have to post it all.

I have no working scanner at the moment but that should be remedied just as soon as I make it to town, then I can get to work.

I'm not sure how this will be done yet either; I have to think about this as I look over this treasure.

I will see you soon!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Another review of Hetherington's book

From ''The Old Radio Times'':

click to enlarge


Nothing has seen more changes, tears, anguish, frustration, elation... than THE MAP.

THE MAP was something I thought would be easy to take care of and change as time went along.  I babysat this map and changed it everyday, adding this and that as time went along.  I'd review an episode and change the map.  I'm guessing I made 500 changes to this map.

It was never perfect or even close to it, so a long time ago, I put it away, promising to not let it bother me again.  The map was ugly, I thought, and inaccurate to boot.

But lately, I've been going through my old digital files and I found THE MAP.  I looked at it and I realized that it's really not that bad of a map.

So here it is again.  It's probably not 100% accurate...

click to enlarge

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Relive Vic's misery of losing Bess's letter from 1937

40-12-23 Bess' Letter from 1937 has been given a new commentary by Mis' Crowe and she has transcribed the script for us as well!

Three cheers for her fantastic work!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Four new commentaries and scripts... and more

The following shows have been updated:  
40-10-27 Hot Soup 
40-11-19 Brick Mush Man Caught in Revolving...
40-12-17 A Bijou Lifetime Pass
40-05-27 Mis' Scott Getting Too Chummy  
Also, I fixed all bad links today. 
There are major surprises coming next 
week... It's a good time to be Vic and 
Sade fan.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Most bizarre

Cropper.  Cooper.  Normal.  Bloomington.

Each of these places has been named as the place where the Gooks lived.

However, what about Rushville Center?

According to the book, Comedy: New Perspectives (p. 263), that was the the place where the Gooks lived.

In defense of the book, it does have a sweet dichotomy of life in   Rushville Center versus the world of depression and WW II.  I hope you take the time to read it.

Lax FAQ tightened up

I'll admit it.  My FAQ lacked.  It's much better now.

More commentaries and scripts from Mis' Crowe!

40-06-21 Hank's Job Royal Throne Barbershop
40-07-13 Short Bio of Little Dipper
40-06-24 Mr. Gumpox Blows Kisses

New commentaries and scripts from Mis' Crowe

40-06-14 Freedom Last Day of School
40-06-17 Mr. Sludge to Sleep Overnight at Gooks
40-06-18 June Christmas Card Pressure 
This will 
give you your first chance 
EVER to see some of Paul 
Rhymer's Christmas cards 
on the internet! 
(More to come!)   

Thursday, October 9, 2014

In the news

Vic and Sade are not completely forgotten in the newspapers these days, even in a big place like Salt Lake City, Texas... make that, Utah. Bloomington, Indiana.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Another re-creation found

I just found another re-creation of a script that we don't have; this from 1932, called "Restart Exercising".  This title has been changed (by me) to Restart Exercising (Underwear by Mail Order) as this is the episode that contains the famous Rush and Sade exchange about one of Rush's friends ordering underwear through the mail - and the episode is much more famous for that than anything else.

This re-creation is from the American Radio Theater and you can find a link to it and updated show notes here.

Friends of Vic and Sade 'ad' circa 1970's

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