Alan Ladd Comics

Alan Ladd (1913 –1964) was noted for his western and mystery movies.  Ladd become one of Paramount Pictures' most popular stars. In the 1940s he starred in This Gun for Hire, Dashiell Hammett's story The Glass Key and the Raymond Chandler original mystery The Blue Dahlia.  He appeared in many Western Movies such as: Drum Beat, Santiago, Big Land, Shane, etc.

He formed his own production companies for film and radio and then starred in his own syndicated radio series Box 13, which ran from 1948-49. "Adventure wanted -- will go anywhere, do anything -- Box 13."  The premise of the radio program was that Dan Holiday was an author who wrote mystery novels. To get ideas for his novels he placed an advertisement in a newspaper saying "Adventure wanted, will go anywhere, do anything, Box 13." The ads always brought fun adventures of all kinds: from racketeer's victim to psychotic killer looking for fun. Most of the episodes were based on Dan Holiday replying to a letter he received at Box 13.  See below for a free download Box 13 Radio programs.

Ladd starred in the 1948 western film, Whispering Smith.  In 1949's version of The Great Gatsby, Ladd had the featured role of Jay Gatsby.  Ladd became most famous for his title role as a reformed gunslinger in the classic 1953 western Shane. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It was listed at No. 45 on the American Film Institute's 2007 ranking of "100 Years ... 100 Movies."

Ladd made the Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll three times: in 1947, 1953 and 1954

Adventures of Alan Ladd was a nine-issue series of comic books published by DC Comics from 1949 to 1951. The stories featured Alan Ladd in a variety of adventurous situations. The first six issues have covers with photos of the actor.
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