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Candy Matson, Yukon 3-8309

Premiere Episode: 1949-06-30
Final Episode: 1951-05-21

Number of Episodes: 86

Private Detective

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Broadcast History:

Dates: 6/30/1949 - 11/24/1949
Network: NBC
Days: Thursday
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 12/5/1949 - 12/19/1949
Network: NBC
Days: Monday
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 1/13/1950 - 2/24/1950
Network: NBC
Days: Friday
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 3/7/1950 - 6/2/1050
Days: Tuesday
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 9/11/1950 - 5/21/1951
Network: NBC
Days: Monday
Length of show: 30 minutes

Series Synopsis: Candy Matson was aptly described in an early opening signature. “Figure? … she takes up where Miss America leaves off. Clothes? … she makes a peasant dress look like opening night at the opera. Hair? … blond, of course, and eyes—just the right shade of blue to match the hair.” She began each episode on the telephone (her number YUkon 28209), in her penthouse on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. Candy had an intriguing, brassy voice that conveyed good humor and a hard edge. Her friend Rembrandt Watson, described by Radio Life as “a Clifton Webbish sort of character,” was slightly effeminate, of little use in a fight, good for record checking and legwork, and inserted for comic relief. The male influence was Detective Ray Mallard, who popped the question in the last episode and announced with great authority that it was her final case. On The Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio by John Dunning
Series Theme: "Candy" (1944 by Whitney, David & Kramer)
Creator: ***  
Cast: Harry Bechtel
Lucille Bliss
Bill Brownell(Sound Effects)
Cornelia Burdick
Hal Burdick
Director: Monty Masters
Announcer: Joe Gillespie
 John Grover
 Dudley Manlove
 Phil Walker