Standish, Burt L., 1866-1945

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The Adventures of Frank Merriwell was a juvenile adventure radio program based on the novels by Gilbert S. Patten, written under the name Burt L. Standish. It was broadcast from March 26, 1934 until June 22, 1934, and again from Oct. 5, 1946 until June 4, 1949 on NBC. The later series (of which this collection is comprised) consisted of complete thirty minute episodes whose featured character was Frank Merriwell, Yale University athlete. The cast of the later series included: Lawson Zerbe as Frank Merriwell; Elaine Rost, as his girlfriend, Inza Burrage; Hal Studer as Bart Hodge; Patricia Hosley as Elsie Bellwood. The announcer was Mel Brant. The music was performed by Paul Taubman, and the writers were Ruth and Gilbert Brann, with William Welch.

From the description of Adventures of Frank Merriwell collection, 1946-1947 [sound recording] (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79427335

Burt L. Standish, writer of dime novels and best known as author of the Frank Merriwell stories. Standish worked on his autobiography over most of his life. It was published posthumously. Standish is a pseudonym of Patten.

From the description of Gilbert Patten papers relating to Frank Merriwell's Father: an Autobiography by Gilbert Patten (Burt L. Standish), 1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702202594

William Wallace Cook (1867-1933) was an American author of westerns, adventure stories, and other popular fiction in the form of dime novels, serials and screen and stage plays. Some of his work appeared under the pen-name John Milton Edwards.

From the guide to the William Wallace Cook papers, 1889-1919, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

The Adventures of Frank Merriwell was a juvenile adventure program based on the novels by Gilbert S. Patton, written under the name Burt L. Standish . It was broadcast from March 26, 1934 until June 22, 1934, and again from Oct. 5, 1946 until June 4, 1949 on NBC.

The later series consisted of complete thirty minute episodes. whose featured character was Frank Merriwell, Yale University athlete.

The cast of the later series consisted of: Lawson Zerbe as Frank Merriwell; Elaine Rost, as his girlfriend, Inza Burrage; Hal Studer as Bart Hodge; Patricia Hosley as Elsie Bellwood. The announcer was Mel Brant . The music was performed by Paul Taubman, and the writers were Ruth and Gilbert Brann, with William Welch .

From the guide to the Adventures of Frank Merriwell collection, [sound recording], 1946-1947, (The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.)

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referencedIn John L. Cutler Research Collection Relating to Gilbert Patten, unknown (pre-1934) Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Wister, Owen, 1860-1938. Papers and correspondence of Owen Wister [manuscript], 1890-1938. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Shain, Charles E. Growing up in Maine : research papers collection, 1990-1993. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Standish, Burt L., 1866-1945. Adventures of Frank Merriwell collection, 1946-1947 [sound recording] New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Adventures of Frank Merriwell collection, [sound recording], 1946-1947 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Alger, Horatio, 1832-1899. [Dime novels and weekly story papers]. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Rare Books
creatorOf Dime Novel Club. Dime Novel Club reprints, 1877-1964. University of Dayton, Roesch Library
creatorOf Standish, Burt L., 1866-1945. Gilbert Patten papers relating to Frank Merriwell's Father: an Autobiography by Gilbert Patten (Burt L. Standish), 1964. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf William Wallace Cook papers, 1889-1919 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library
creatorOf Gilbert Patten papers Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Cook, William Wallace, 1867-1933. William Wallace Cook papers, 1889-1919. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Bedford-Jones, H. (Henry), 1887-1949 person
associatedWith Brann, Gilbert person
associatedWith Brann, Gilbert. person
associatedWith Brann, Ruth person
associatedWith Brann, Ruth. person
associatedWith Brant, Mel person
associatedWith Brant, Mel. person
associatedWith Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917 person
associatedWith Cook, William Wallace, 1867-1933. person
associatedWith Craft, P. P person
associatedWith Cutler, John L. person
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associatedWith Frank A. Munsey Company corporateBody
associatedWith Hosley, Patricia. person
associatedWith Pawnee Bill, 1860-1942 person
associatedWith Rathborne, St. George, 1854- person
associatedWith Rost, Elaine. person
associatedWith Sawyer, Eugene T., d. 1924 person
associatedWith Shain, Charles E. person
associatedWith Street and Smith Publications corporateBody
associatedWith Studer, Hal person
associatedWith Studer, Hal. person
associatedWith Taubman, Paul. person
associatedWith Welch, William person
associatedWith Welch, William. person
associatedWith Wister, Owen, 1860-1938. person
associatedWith Zerbe, Lawson. person
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Publishers and publishing--United States
Mines and mineral resources--Arizona
Dime novels
Serialized fiction--United States
Radio programs
American literature--20th century
Authors, American--20th century
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Birth 1866-10-25

Death 1945-01-16

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