Mar 5, 2012
There were a lot of quiz shows on old-time radio, but none were
quite like Author, Author.
Famous authors, led by Ellery Queen, had to create a story that made sense out of a nonsense situation that was thrown at them.
Ellery Queen was really two people - a pair of cousins named Manfred Lee and Frederic Dannay.
This is the pilot episode, and the host here is humorist-poet Ogden Nash. When the show was picked up for the regular schedule three months later, the host was humorist S.J. Perelman.
This pilot episode, The $2,001 Watch, was originally broadcast on January 4, 1939.