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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hollywood 360 Narrator: Dick Powell, A Full Cast Publisher: Black Eye Entertainment Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Classic Radio Collection Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781483008738
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Created by Blake Edwards, Richard Diamond, Private Detective came to NBC Radio in 1949, starring film actor and crooner Dick Powell. Powell had recently played Philip Marlowe in the popular RKO film Murder, My Sweet and jumped at the chance to play a suave detective on the radio. Diamond was a lighthearted, New York–based private eye who enjoyed ribbing the cops and singing songs to his millionaire girlfriend, Helen Asher. Its theme, “Leave It to Love,” was whistled by Powell at the beginning of each episode.

Powell’s production company, Four Star Television, produced a version of Richard Diamond, Private Detective for CBS in 1957. The lead role went to David Janssen, who would later gain fame as Dr. Richard Kimble on The Fugitive. Sam, Diamond’s beautiful secretary, was only ever shown from the waist down. Those beautiful legs belonged to Mary Tyler Moore, as well as other actresses.

Episodes include “The Ralph Chase Case,” “The Stolen Purse and Counterfeit Ring,” “The Betty Moran Case,” “The Rene Benay Protection Case,” “The John Blackwell Case,” “A Christmas Carol,” “The Doug Saxon Case,” “Timothy the Seal,” “The Elaine Tanner Case,” “The Jewel Thief,” “The Cop Killer,” and “The Louis Spence Case.”

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About the Author

Hollywood 360 is a syndicated radio show heard every Saturday evening on radio stations throughout the United States. Hollywood 360 showcases a wide variety of audio entertainment, from the golden age of Hollywood to today’s most current headlines.

About the Narrator

Dick Powell (1904–1963) was a popular actor and singer who later became an Academy Award–winning director and producer for both television and movies. Though he came to stardom as a musical comedy performer, he began acting in romantic leading man roles, but in 1944, his career changed dramatically when he was cast in the first of a series of noir films as private detective Philip Marlowe. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.