I want to tell you about a new project I am working on, but first…a bit of trivia.
In the ‘forties there was a fifteen minute radio show for kids, “Sky King,” that immortalized the words, “Meanwhile, back at the ranch….” as a convenient device for changing scenes.
This post World War II drama on ABC featured a flying rancher/detective who was a futuristic hero of the time, very much like an early Buckaroo Banzai.
Sky King (Sky was short for Skyler) had a team of four people backing him up; Penny and Clipper, Jim Bell and Martha. He flew two airplanes, the Songbird and the Flying Arrow and rode a horse named Yellow Fury. His home base was the Flying Crown Ranch, which had a fully equipped airfield.
One final piece of history. The announcer was Mike Wallace, who later became a newsman and host of 60 Minutes.
Well, it appears that our fifteen minutes are up…I will continue with news from the workshop in my next installment.