Hall Of Fantasy, The

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The Hall Of Fantasy
Genre Horror
Running time 30 minutes
Country United States
Languages English
Home station KALL, WGN
Syndicates Mutual
Creators Richard Thorne
Writers Richard Thorne
Exec. producers Richard Thorne
Air dates 1946 to off and on until 1953
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 183


The Hall Of Fantasy

The Hall Of Fantasy was a thirty-minute radio drama conceived, written, directed, and produced by Richard Thorne. The first series of shows aired on station KALL in Salt Lake City, Utah during the late 1940's, and consisted of 26 episodes. These first shows were sponsored by the Granite Furniture Company, and were more the standard murder mystery than later, supernatural themed episodes. This series ended May 4, 1947.


Series 2: 1949-1952

The series returned to the airwaves again in 1949, moving with Thorne to station WGN in Chicago. With the new station came a new format, and the mysteries took on a supernatural theme. This series consisted of 112 shows and aired locally on radio station WGN, Chicago. It started on Saturdays at 2:30 PM but after 21 shows, moved to Mondays at 9:00 PM. Later, it moved to 9:30 PM.


Series 3: 1952

On August 22, 1952, Hall Of Fantasy went nationwide, over Mutual stations. It started as a short series of six shows over WGN, Chicago and other Mutual stations on the East Coast. The shows were heard on Fridays, from 8:30 to 9:00 PM.


Series 4: 1953

This series is where most of the episodes still available are from. It consisted of 39 shows airing from January 5, 1953 to September 28, 1953 on Monday's at 7:30PM.

Episode Log

                 1947 KALL, Salt Lake City UT Series

Date          Day  Num  Title                              Syn  Avail
------------  ---  ---  ---------------------------------  ---  -----
Feb 16, 1947  Sun    1  "The Perfect Script"                    yes
Feb 23, 1947  Sun    2  "The Cask of Amontillado"
Mar 02, 1947  Sun    3  .... title not known ....
Mar 09, 1947  Sun    4  "Death in the Bayou"                    yes
Mar 16, 1947  Sun    5  "The Doctor of Terror"
Mar 23, 1947  Sun    6  .... title not known ....
Mar 30, 1947  Sun    7  .... title not known ....
Apr 06, 1947  Sun    8  "The Judge's House"                     yes
Apr 13, 1947  Sun    9  "Man-size in Marble"                    yes
Apr 20, 1947  Sun   10  "Markheim"                              yes
Apr 27, 1947  Sun   11  .... title not known ....
May 04, 1947  Sun   12  "The Mark of Shame"                     yes


               1949-1952 WGN, Chicago Series

Date          Day  Num  Title                              Syn  Avail
------------  ---  ---  ---------------------------------  ---  -----
                        .. Starts Saturday at 2:30 PM ...
Dec 10, 1949  Sat    1  "The Cask of Amontillado"
Dec 17, 1949  Sat    2  "The Passing Seconds"
Dec 24, 1949  Sat    3  "Markheim"
Dec 31, 1949  Sat       .... no show ....
Jan 07, 1950  Sat    4  "The Man Who Returned"
Jan 14, 1950  Sat    5  "The Tell-Tale Heart"
Jan 21, 1950  Sat    6  "The Curse of Amoaton"
Jan 28, 1950  Sat    7  "It Lives By Night"
Feb 04, 1950  Sat    8  "The Painting in the Cellar"
Feb 11, 1950  Sat    9  "The Black Cat"
Feb 18, 1950  Sat   10  .... title not known ....
Feb 25, 1950  Sat   11  "Death Is Close By"
Mar 04, 1950  Sat   12  "The Thing in the House"
Mar 11, 1950  Sat   13  "He Who Follows Me"
Mar 18, 1950  Sat   14  "The Beast With Red Eyes"
Mar 25, 1950  Sat   15  "You Shall Be Avenged"
Apr 01, 1950  Sat   16  "The River of the Moon"
Apr 08, 1950  Sat   17  "Creatures in the Darkness"
Apr 15, 1950  Sat   18  "The Cask of Amontillado"               yes
Apr 22, 1950  Sat   19  "Eyes in the Dark"
Apr 29, 1950  Sat   20  "The Woman Who Lived Again"

                        .. Moves to Monday at 9:00 PM ...
May 08, 1950  Mon   22  "The Passing Seconds"
                        (script numbering error)
May 15, 1950  Mon   23  "Spirit of the Dead"
May 22, 1950  Mon   24  .... title not known ....
May 29, 1950  Mon   25  "The Dream Woman"
Jun 05, 1950  Mon   26  "The Tell-Tale Heart"
Jun 12, 1950  Mon   27  "The Green Hand"
Jun 19, 1950  Mon   28  "The Mechanical Brain"
Jun 26, 1950  Mon   29  .... title not known ....
Jul 03, 1950  Mon   30  "The Tomb of Carmilla"
Jul 10, 1950  Mon   31  "The Signalman"
Jul 17, 1950  Mon   32  "Sound in the Night"
Jul 24, 1950  Mon   33  "The Four Candles"
Jul 31, 1950  Mon   34  .... title not known ....
Aug 07, 1950  Mon   35  .... title not known ....
Aug 14, 1950  Mon   36  .... title not known ....
Aug 21, 1950  Mon   37  "One of Us in This Room"
Aug 28, 1950  Mon   39  "The Knight's Room"
Sep 04, 1950  Mon   40  "From Beyond Space"
Sep 11, 1950  Mon       .... no show ....
Sep 18, 1950  Mon   41  "The Red Cloth"
Sep 25, 1950  Mon   42  "No Death For Me"
Oct 02, 1950  Mon   43  "One By One You Shall Die"
Oct 09, 1950  Mon   44  "Murder Follows Diamonds"
Oct 16, 1950  Mon   45  "He Who Defiles My Tomb"
Oct 23, 1950  Mon   46  .... title not known ....
Oct 30, 1950  Mon   47  "The Eyes Of Doom"
Nov 06, 1950  Mon   48  "The Crawling Thing"
Nov 13, 1950  Mon   49  "The Right Index Finger"
Nov 20, 1950  Mon       .... no show ....
Nov 27, 1950  Mon   50  "Yellow is the Color of Death"
Dec 04, 1950  Mon   51  "Death Walks With a Limp"
Dec 11, 1950  Mon   52  "The Man in Black"
Dec 18, 1950  Mon   53  "Footprints in the Snow"
Dec 25, 1950  Mon   54  .... title not known ....
Jan 01, 1951  Mon   55  "The Gold Medallion"
Jan 08, 1951  Mon   56  "The Time Machine"
Jan 15, 1951  Mon   57  "The Dolls of Satan"
Jan 22, 1951  Mon   58  "The Moonpaw"
Jan 29, 1951  Mon   59  "The Wild Huntsman"
Feb 05, 1951  Mon   60  "And Not the Hunter"
Feb 12, 1951  Mon   61  "Strike Back in Anger"
Feb 19, 1951  Mon   62  "The Room Upstairs"
Feb 26, 1951  Mon   63  "The Night the Fog Came"
Mar 05, 1951  Mon   64  "Island of the Dead"
Mar 12, 1951  Mon   65  "And Death Was Here"
Mar 19, 1951  Mon   66  "There is No Return"
Mar 26, 1951  Mon   67  "Death in the Night"
Apr 02, 1951  Mon   68  "Death Has the Voice of Thunder"
Apr 09, 1951  Mon   69  "Mirror of the Past"
Apr 16, 1951  Mon   70  "A Game of Death"
Apr 23, 1951  Mon   71  "The Hangman's Rope"
Apr 30, 1951  Mon   72  "The Dream Kingdom"
May 07, 1951  Mon   73  "The Lost Valley"
May 14, 1951  Mon   74  "To Attack and Destroy"
May 21, 1951  Mon   75  "The Music of Death"
May 28, 1951  Mon   76  "Until I Need Another"
Jun 04, 1951  Mon   77  "The Blood Red Eyes of Durga"
Jun 11, 1951  Mon   78  "The Visitor"
Jun 18, 1951  Mon   79  "The Man Who Was Death"
Jun 25, 1951  Mon   80  "And the Shadows Are Here"
Jul 02, 1951  Mon   81  "Cry in the Night"
Jul 09, 1951  Mon   82  "The Thing in the Picture"
Jul 16, 1951  Mon   83  "The Judas Coin"
Jul 23, 1951  Mon   84  "Iron Key To Terror"
Jul 30, 1951  Mon   85  "The Girl in the Storm"
Aug 06, 1951  Mon   86  "Fear is a Fragile Mirror"
Aug 13, 1951  Mon   87  "The Black Plain"
Aug 20, 1951  Mon   88  "The Day That Time Ended"
Aug 27, 1951  Mon   89  "They Follow My Steps"
Sep 03, 1951  Mon   90  "The Twisted Mind"
Sep 10, 1951  Mon   91  "The Little Wax Image"
Sep 17, 1951  Mon   92  "He Who Lives By Night"
Sep 24, 1951  Mon   93  "The Face of Death"
Oct 01, 1951  Mon   94  "The Mask of Gold"
Oct 08, 1951  Mon   95  "The House of Fear"
Oct 15, 1951  Mon   96  "Judge of the Dead"
Oct 22, 1951  Mon   97  "The Fires of Hate"
Oct 29, 1951  Mon   98  "The Thing in the Fog"
Nov 05, 1951  Mon   99  "The Black Circle"

                        .... time changes to 9:30 PM ....
Nov 12, 1951  Mon  100  "So Soon You Die"
Nov 19, 1951  Mon  101  "The Dark Power"
Nov 26, 1951  Mon  102  "The Grey Killer"
Dec 03, 1951  Mon  103  "The Jade Dagger of Yu Chuan"
Dec 10, 1951  Mon  104  "Man With the Face of Death"
Dec 17, 1951  Mon  105  "The Castle of Le Voca"
Dec 24, 1951  Mon  106  "The Haunted Man"
Dec 31, 1951  Mon       .... no show ....
Jan 07, 1952  Mon       .... no show ....
Jan 14, 1952  Mon  108  "The Devil's Hand"
Jan 21, 1952  Mon  109  "The Voice of the Wind"
Jan 28, 1952  Mon       .... no show ....
Feb 04, 1952  Mon  110  "The Man With the Cloak"
Feb 11, 1952  Mon  111  "The Book of Thoth"
Feb 18, 1952  Mon       .... no show ....
Feb 25, 1952  Mon  112  "He Returned From Death"


                       1952 Mutual Mini-Series

Date          Day  Num  Title                              Syn  Avail
------------  ---  ---  ---------------------------------  ---  -----
                        .... all shows aired Fridays ....
Aug 22, 1952  Fri  201  "The Castle of La Voca"             26  yes
                        First nationwide.  Ray Stanich's
                        log lists the show title for this
                        date as "Legend of Drago".
Aug 29, 1952  Fri  202  "The Brown Plague"
Sep 05, 1952  Fri  203  "The Shadow People"
Sep 12, 1952  Fri  204  "Black Book of the Raven"
Sep 19, 1952  Fri  205  "Steps That Follow Me"                  yes
                        Possibly based on "The Horla" by
                        Guy de Maupassant.
Sep 26, 1952  Fri  206  "The Crimson Hands of Kali"

                          1953 Mutual Series

Date          Day  Num  Title                              Syn  Avail
------------  ---  ---  ---------------------------------  ---  -----
Jan 05, 1953  Mon  207  "The Hangmas's Rope"                21  yes
                        (re-made for 1979 revival, revival
                        version only is available)
Jan 12, 1953  Mon  208  "The Day That Time Ended"
Jan 19, 1953  Mon  209  "The Cask of Amontillado"           14  yes
Jan 26, 1953  Mon  210  "The Black Figurine of Death"       13  yes
Feb 02, 1953  Mon  211  "The Silver Flask"                  11  yes
Feb 09, 1953  Mon  212  "Dance of the Devil Dolls"          01  yes
Feb 16, 1953  Mon  213  "The Mummy's Scarab"
Feb 23, 1953  Mon  214  "The Stairway to Doom"
Mar 02, 1953  Mon  215  "The Balaci Treasure"
Mar 09, 1953  Mon  216  "Masks of Ashor"                    08  yes
Mar 16, 1953  Mon  217  "Saladin's Mind"
Mar 23, 1953  Mon  218  "The Night The Fog Came"            12  yes
Mar 30, 1953  Mon  219  "The Beast with Red Eyes"               yes
Apr 06, 1953  Mon  220  "The Return from Death"             03  yes
Apr 13, 1953  Mon  221  "Demon of the Night"                    yes
Apr 20, 1953  Mon  222  "Out of the Sky"                        yes
Apr 27, 1953  Mon  223  "The Wild Huntsman"                 17  yes
May 04, 1953  Mon  224  "The Idol Of Crom Crock"                yes
May 11, 1953  Mon  225  "The Spector of Denston Castle"         yes
May 18, 1953  Mon  226  "The Crawling Thing"                07  yes
May 25, 1953  Mon  227  "The Twisting Weeds of Death"       18  yes
Jun 01, 1953  Mon  228  "The Tell-Tale Heart"               06  yes
Jun 08, 1953  Mon  229  "The Hand of Botar"                 23  yes
Jun 15, 1953  Mon  230  "The Jewels of Kali"                25  yes
Jun 22, 1953  Mon  231  "The Marquise of Death"             15  yes
Jun 29, 1953  Mon  232  "The Man In Black"                  16  yes
Jul 06, 1953  Mon  233  "The Temple of Huitzilipochle"      05  yes
Jul 13, 1953  Mon  234  "The Snow Monster"
Jul 20, 1953  Mon  235  "The Treasure of Kubali Kahn"       20  yes
Jul 27, 1953  Mon  236  "The Automaton"                     19  yes
Aug 03, 1953  Mon  237  "The Golden Bracelet of Amoniris"   22  yes
Aug 10, 1953  Mon  238  "The Man From Second Earth"             yes
Aug 17, 1953  Mon  239  "Stone's Revenge"                   24  yes
Aug 24, 1953  Mon  240  "The Sea Phantom"                   02  yes
Aug 31, 1953  Mon  241  "The Diamonds of Death"             09  yes
Sep 07, 1953  Mon  242  "The Room Beyond"
Sep 14, 1953  Mon  243  "A Summons From Death"
Sep 21, 1953  Mon  244  "Creatures in the Shadows"          10  yes
                        Alt: "The Shadow People"
Sep 28, 1953  Mon  245  "The Night the Others Returned"

                            Unknown Dates

Date          Day  Num  Title                              Syn  Avail
------------  ---  ---  ---------------------------------  ---  -----
??? ??, ????            "He Who Follows Me"                 04  yes
                        Same show as "Steps That Follow
                        Me", retitled for 1979 revival.


Sources

Episode Log courtesy of Old-Time.com