To Have & To Hold (Aired August 12, 1945)
With The Sealed Book, each epsisode opened with the sound of the great gong, followed by Philip Clarke's observation that the Keeper of The Book had once again opened the door to the secret vault, within which was contained the 'great sealed book' recording 'all the secrets and mysteries of mankind through the ages.' At the end of all but the last episode, Clarke would tell listeners to tune in the following week when "the sound of the great gong heralds another strange and exciting tale from... the sealed book."
August 12, 1945. Program #22. Mutual network origination, Michelson syndication. "To Have and To Hold". Commercials added locally. A young girl visits an old aunt who hasn't been seen by anyone for the last forty years! This program has also been dated October 14, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Phillip Clarke (host), Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 29:53. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.