“Mysterious Matters” collections of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar broadcasts (courtesy of Radio Spirits) generated the largest response (nearly forty) in entries in the eleven years (and counting) since the ol’ blog has been in existence. I kind of figured “the man with the action packed expense account” would rack up a large number of entrants, seeing as the previous record holder at TDOY was another Johnny Dollar collection, Confidential.
As always, I would love to be able to give out copies to everyone who entered…but as the saying goes, there can be only
two. The random number generator at
Random.org has made its decision, and the winners are jtonner and longtime TDOY reader-commenter Dan (of the
Missouri Dans). I am currently in e-mail
communication with our lucky prize recipients to lock in their snail mail
information, and I hope to have these out to them sometime next week (I had
originally set my sights on Monday, but Father Shreve has informed me that he
plans to have the family truckster maintenanced on that same day. Le sigh.)
Also, too; I had a number of people lament losing out on The
Couple Next Door: Merry Mix-ups promotion…so I’ve decided to hang onto
those sets and give them out a little later down the road.
And by the merest of coinky-dinks, it’s related to YTJD in a way. Before he took on the role of “America’s favorite freelance investigator,” actor Bob Bailey was the star of an underrated Mutual detective drama entitled Let George Do It. Listening to Bailey’s portrayal of private shamus George Valentine, you can detect the underpinnings of the lightheartedly wry style he would bring to Dollar, and because I contributed the notes to Radio Spirits’ latest George release, Cry Uncle, I have not one…not two…but three of these sets to hand out to lucky members of the TDOY faithful.
Also starring Frances Robinson (as George’s gal Friday Claire “Brooksie” Brooks—and yes, I know that’s not Frances in the photo upper right; that’s from when Virginia Gregg played “Brooksie”) and Wally Maher (as Lieutenant Riley), these Let George Do It broadcasts—sixteen in total—comprise an 8-CD set (which retails for $31.95) that provide cracking good crime drama entertainment for any old-time radio fan. To enter the contest, just drop me an e-mail at igsjrotr(at)gmail(dot)com with “Cry Uncle” in the subject header, and I’ll generate three winners with Random.org when the giveaway ends. The deadline for entries is 11:59 EDT Saturday, March 26…and it’s restricted to U.S. residents only. (Sorry, folks—I’m no longer the man with the action-packed shipping funds to spend.) If you’ve already won something on the blog, I ask that you wait thirty days before trying your luck again to be democratic and give everyone else a crack at the freebies.
Remember: when you enter this contest, write full details. (A little Let George Do It joke for those in the audience.) Get started on those entries, because Thrilling Days of Yesteryear is the phrase that pays!