In our third episode, we use an old western romance comic to discuss the introduction of genre into romance and vice-versa. That story: 1950’s Calamity Jane from Cowgirl Romances #1, which is naturally presented in glorious Romance Comics Theatre fashion. Sorry about the accents, but I did manage to get two genuine Texans in the main role – my sister and brother-in-law on my Texas side!
Listen to Episode 3! (The usual filthy filthy language warnings apply.)
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Further credits :
“Comic Book Romance” (Theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by Johnny and the Jokers.
“Here’s to the Losers” (End theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by James (Vic Fontaine) Darren.
Relevant teaser clip from “Calamity Jane” trailer (1953) by David Butler, starring Doris Day and Howard Keel.
Romance Comics Theatre Music: “Old Kentucky Home” by Edwina Travis-Chin, and “Dirty Work At The Crossroads” by Sam Fonteyn
Theatre credits over: “Cosa dice un Saloon ad un altro Saloon” by Welion Mocens
“Secret Love” by Doris Day from Calamity Jane (1953)
Bonus clips from: “Short Circuit” by John Badham, starring Ally Sheedy; “Wonder Woman Theme” by Charles Fox
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