The Golden Dragon

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


96450. The Golden Dragon. 1933. Program #4. H. Fendrick Inc. syndication, Columbia transcription. "The Solitary One". Sponsored by: Charles Denby Cigars. Wong Tsi, the boy emperor, is helped by Cheg Fu, a scholar who dressed as a woman to sneak into the palace. A revolution finally desposes the evil Tzu Hsi. The final commercial is added locally, the date is approximate. . 12:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

96449. The Golden Dragon. 1933. Program #3. H. Fendrick Inc. syndication, Columbia transcription. "The Restless Dead". Sponsored by: Charles Denby Cigars. McJunkin Advertising, Chicago. The father of Won Lee, dead for the past twenty years, nearly causes the death of five hundred white men in Fuchow. An unthinking American destroys a temple while building a road. The final commercial is added locally, the date is approximate. . 13:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

96448. The Golden Dragon. 1933. Program #2. H. Fendrick Inc. syndication, Columbia transcription. "The Claws Of The Tigress". Sponsored by: Charles Denby Cigars ("10 cent quality value, for only a nickle"). McJunkin Advertising, Chicago. "The mad empress laughs, but laughs alone!" A loyal subject of Tzu Hsi is made to hold, "the bowl of jade." His head is cut off and falls into the bowl while he still holds it. Charles Denby tells the story as he saw it. The date is approximate, the last commercial is added locally. Ken Christy (?). 13:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

96447. The Golden Dragon. 1933. Program #1. H. Fendrick Inc. syndication, Columbia transcription. "The Poison Jasmine". Sponsored by: Charles Denby Cigars. McJunkin Advertising, Chicago. A dramatic series of intrigue and murder in Imperial China, based on the true adventures of Charles Denby, the United States ambassador to China from 1885 to 1898. His appointment ended at about the start of the Boxer uprising. Mr. Denby (impersonated by an actor, Denby died in 1904), tells a visitor named Jim Brant about "The Mad Empress," Tzu Hsi (pronounced "Sue-Zee") of the Quing dynasty. The drama tells how she ruled in the name of her young son. In 1861, she poisoned the tea of the reigning empress and imprisoned the 4-year old boy. The cigar that sponsors the program ("10 cents worth of tobacco in a 5 cent cigar") was named after Mr. Denby in the 1890's. He was quite famous by then. Denby Cigars were first manufactured by the H. Fendrich Company (spelled "Fendrick" on the transcription label) and are still being made in 2009 by the National Cigar Company. The final commercial of each program is added locally. The date is approximate. . 14:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

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