Murder Mystery (1946-1947, 1949-1952, 1952, 1953)
There were four series under the Hall of Fantasy banner, all produced
by Richard Thorne.
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The first Hall of Fantasy originated from radio station KALL in
Salt Lake City, Utah. Richard Thorne and Carl Greyson were announcers
for the station and produced the rather bare bones shows, possibly late
in 1946 and into 1947.
The shows were written or adapted by Robert Olson and directed by Mr.
Thorne. Most were classic murder mysteries with traditional endings, the
evil-doer got his just rewards. It ended when Mr. Thorne and Mr. Greyson
went their separate professional ways.
The Hall of Fantasy aired again in 1949 when, by pure coincidence,Thorne
and Greyson were working at in Chicago. This reunion led to their reviving
the series. This time, the series featured stories involving struggles
against the supernatural where man was usually the loser, specializing
in shock endings.
On August 22, 1952, Hall of Fantasy went nationwide, over Mutual
stations. Richard Thorne wrote original stories or adapted classic works
of horror for the shows.