Juvenile adventure (1932 - 1935, 1949 - 1950)
Frank Chandler, American born mystic, conquered the art of magic through his learnings with Indian yogi. Renaming himself Chandu and crystal balling around, Chandu the Magician delighted audiences for a number of years. Although his carpet is noticeably absent, Chandu does have other romantic appeals - he constantly gazes into a crystal ball, has a love affair with an Egyptian princess, searches for his sister's shipwrecked husband who was presumed dead for 10 years (Chandu knows otherwise), battles the evil Roxor, and scoots off to the Middle East as well as the fictitious lands of lost continent "Lemuria" and gypsy camp "Montabania."
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Vera Oldham, office girl cum radio writer, made this show a lasting success. Vera's contributions merited her a new Studebaker and Oriental vacation from the shows producers. When Chandu made a comeback in the late 40s and early 50s, Cyril Armbrister (known for his work on Land of the Lost and Terry and the Pirates was invited to direct. White King Soap sponsored our beloved Chandu, making him a household name on the lips of every juvenile who was any-juvenile.
For more mystic radio shows, see also: The Green Lama and The Shadow of Fu Manchu.