Blue Moon (Aired June 16, 1950)
The Hollywood husband and wife team of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall set sail for adventure in the Bold Venture radio series in early 1951. There were well over 400 stations that aired the program. Since thiswas syndicated * the starting date varied from station to station but Mar 26, 1951 was the official date of the first show. Humphrey Bogart portrayed Slate Shannon, owner of a rundown Havana hotel, Shannon's Place. The action took place on land as well aboard Slate's boat, The Bold Venture, thus the title of the series. Lauren Bacall was his ward Sailor Duval, a stubborn and flirtatious young woman whose late father had willed her to Slate for her protection. Together the duo found adventure, intrigue, mystery and romance in the sultry settings of tropical Havana and the mysterious islands of the Caribbean.
June 16, 1950. Program #11. ZIV Syndication. "Blue Moon"
. Commercials added locally. Mr. Cameron asks Slate Shannon to free his daughter from the clutches of Norton and his gambling ship, "The Blue Moon." Jester Hairston (singing transitions), Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, David Rose (composer, conductor), William Conrad, Gerald Mohr. 26:37. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.