MEET THE AUTHOR...
MARTIN GRAMS, JR
In 1998,Morris Publishing released SUSPENSE - TWENTY YEARS OF THRILLS AND CHILLS, a 460 page book documenting and obscure radio/television series that earned the attention of Hollywood and Broadway actors, a twenty year run on CBS, and spawned a series of mystery magazines, comic books, novels and movies including the 1498 classic SORRY, WRONG NUMBER starring Barbara Stanwyck. The author was Martin Grams, Jr. and his SUSPENSE book became the first of what would become at least a dozen publications on the subject of the Golden Age of Radio, Televison and Hollywood.
The April 1999 issue of SPERDVAC'S Radiogram commented: 'Probably no other series has had such a thorough job of research done on it as Mr. Grams has done in this book....'
The February 2004 issue of NECROPSY: The Review of Horror Fiction commented: 'It's no mystery why radio fans love Grams.'
Martin Grams, Jr. is the son of Martin and Mary Pat Grams, magicians by trade and occupation. Martin presently lives in Delta, Pennsylvania and like many authors, still works a daily nine-to-five job while writing freelance as a hobby. Martin has written numerous magazine articles for such publications as SCARLET STREET, FILMFAX, RADIOGRAM, OLD-TIME RADIO DIGEST, ON THE AIR, RADIO RECALL and RETURN WITH US NOW among others.
Martin is a major fan of classic Hollywood movies and owns his own private movie theater.
Martin is the recipient of the 1999 Ray Stanich Award. Martin is also active in present-day recycling/environmental protection programs.
Since 1998 Martin Grams has authored or co-authored over a dozen books including .....
SUSPENSE: Twenty Years of Chills And Thrills (1998)
THE HISTORY OF THE CAVALCADE OF AMERICA (1999)
THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER (1999)
THE HAVE GUN - WILL TRAVEL COMPANION (2000)
RADIO DRAMA, AMERICAN PROGRAMS (2000)
THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS COMPANION (2001)
SOUND OF DETECTION(Ellery Queens' Adventure in Radio (2002)INVITATION TO LEARNING (2002)
INFORMATION PLEASE (2003)
THE I LOVE A MYSTERY COMPANION (2003)
GANGBUSTERS: The Crime Fighters of American Broadcasting (2004)
Martin has also contributed chapters/appendixes/essays for.....
VINCENT PRICE (2000, ed. Gary and Susan Svehla)
THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK STORY (2001, ed. Ken Mogg)
IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN (2003, ed. Ben Ohmart)
IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN 2 (2004, ed. Ben Ohmart)
We are very happy to be able to bring you the following excellent articles authored by Mr. Grams, and hosted here on the Old Time Radio Researchers Group site with his express permission.
ADVENTURES OF ELLERY QUEEN
ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS THE QUALITY OF HUMOR
ARTHUR HOPKINS PRESENTS
CAVALCADE OF AMERICA: THE LOST EPISODES
CARLTON E MORSE BIOGRAPHY
CULTURAL HISTORY OF RADIO HORRORS
FORECAST - IS THERE A SPONSOR IN THE HOUSE?
GANG BUSTERS - THE CLUES
GOOD EVENING - HITCHCOCK ON THE RADIO
HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL
I LOVE A MYSTERY
IN THE SHADOW OF FU MANCHU
INVITATION TO LEARNING
WAR OF THE WORLDS REVISITED