This is the first posting in a series based on a book about action serials that I never got around to actually publish. Hope you enjoy!
About the production
What’s in a name?
The screenwriters enjoyed a bit of fun compiling the list of 12 clairvoyants to be researched by Steve and Joyce when they included a “Madame Lydecker” and one “Francis Mickwitch,” the former alluding to Republic’s ace special effects team of Howard & Theodore Lydecker, the latter a pun on the name of the serial’s associate producer, Mike Frankovich. (Chapter 7.)