I stopped by a favorite thrift shop this evening, chiefly to look for a prop for our use in the film that we are shooting tomorrow evening. But as I was browsing the racks of bric-a-brac, I found a little something that stood out to me right away, and I picked it up before anyone else had a chance to see it, let alone take it. A pictures is below:
This is a working radio, AM/FM, about a foot high, with a knob for volume and a knob for tuning, and I've already been using my ipod transmitter to broadcast some episodes of old time radio through this radio. It really feels like stepping back in time to hear the voice of Orson Welles coming out of that contraption. I am such a fan of the old time radio, it was a real treat for me to find something like this in a thrift store. Not only is it a great prop for my Radio Hound Production projects, but it also seems to be the perfect accessory for a custom action figure... of The Shadow.
I'm as giddy as a schoolboy.