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Miscellaneous Shadow Tidbits

Note: I'm accepting submissions for this page. Know of any good tidbits about The Shadow? Email me!

Use this for your greeting card

The Shadow makes an appearance in....clipart?! Yes, that's right, I found this by accident. In Sierra Home® Print Artist 8.0 Platinum® clipart collection, this picture is located on CD #2 (of 7) under the category "Cartoon Men". It's entitled Radio Announcer, and the file name is Art175.gif

 


The Animated Shadow

The Shadow in animation? Why not? You will need RealPlayer to view the first two clips. (Thanks to Ed Kent for the clips!)


Drew Radley from "My Insomnia" created an atmostpheric, black-and-white cg-animated version of an episode of The Shadow radio show. Note that this is part one of the episode.(Thanks to Antony for the link!)

 


Extra Curricular Activities

Ever wanted to know what The Shadow does in his spare time? How about reporting on the Timeshare (or Vacation Ownership) industry? You have to see it to believe it! (Thanks to Ayn for the information!)

 


What's your sign?

The fantasy roleplaying game "The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind", available for PC and XBox, allows you to create your own character and set him/her on an adventure in a mythical world. You can shape your characer by choosing his/her race, type (e.g. warrior, wizard, etc.), and even his/her astrological sign. Interestingly enough, there is a "Shadow" sign which enables your character to become invisible at will! Learn more about the game.(Thanks to Don for the information)

 


Something to Sing About

Did you know that "Original Sin" was used in the 2002 Broadway musical "Dance of the Vampires"? This musical recycled and reused various Jim Steinman songs. The song "Original Sin" (combined with "Total Eclipse of the Heart", another Steinman hit) is performed by the lead vampire character named Graf von Krolock
(Thanks to David Bibb for the information and the updated links!)
Listen to the MP3 version here
European version of the Original Sin on YouTube
Dance of the Vampires site (on Web Archive)
Dance of the Vampires on Wikipedia



In the musical "Bye Bye Birdie", The Shadow and Lamont Cranston gets a brief mention in the lyrics.
(Thanks to Clyde Vincent for the information!)
Read it here - You'll need to scroll down to the last item listed right before Act 2, Scene 7
Info for Bye Bye Birdie


New Wave artists Devo (best known for the song Whip It) had a song called The Shadow. It was on their 1998 album Total Devo. The song deals with the dark side of people, and contains a few lines we Shadow fans know so well.(Thanks to Planetloud for the information!)
Devo's official site - live show info, discography, and more
Devo's unofficial site - a really good fan site


Both The Coasters and Link Wray each recorded a song called "The Shadow Knows" in 1958 and 1964 respectively. Link Wray's version was instrumental, and completely unrelated to The Coaster's song apart from the title. (Thanks to P.J. for the information!)
Info for The Coasters
Info for Link Wray


"Iron Will" the 2008 album from Swedish heavy metal band Grand Magus features a song called "The Shadow Knows".(Thanks to xvxTheShadowxvx for the information!)
Official site for Grand Magus
Info for Grand Magus
Lyrics for "The Shadow Knows"


Yes, believe it or not, there is a blues band called "The Lamont Cranston Band".
(Thanks to Clyde Vincent for the information!)
Info for The Lamont Cranston Band
Profile at Blues on Stage.

 


Spyware's own Spy

In Lavasoft's anti-spyware software, SpySweeper, the control panel along the left side features two buttons that show a figure in the background dressed in black with a wide-brimmed hat tilted down on one side. Sound familiar?
Spysweeper screenshot
(Thanks to Corey G. for the information and picture!)

 


Shadow Source Code

Buried deep in a large assembly language performance monitor named DCMS - the Dirt Cheap Monitor System:

/* Purpose: Only Lamont Cranston knows */.
The block of code (50 or so instructions) had no obvious entrance, no exit and the program failed without it.

Note: An assembly language is a low-level programming language for computers
(Thanks to David Bibb for the information!)

 


Spy Game

In this card game, "Spy", you must send out your spies to deliver secret documents. Notice that the cover of the card game looks very similiar to the 1994 movie poster!
Cover picture - See for yourself
Spy - A review of the card game
(Thanks to Jeff Hoffman for the information and picture!)

 


The Shadow in Video Games

Vampires, Zombies and Werewolves, oh my...
Released in 1999, video game "Nocturne" featured a mysterious .45 automatic-wielding anti-hero clad in a fedora and a long trench coat that whipped in the wind like a cloak. Sound familiar? Reminiscent of The Shadow from the radio and comics, "The Stranger" fought the supernatural. The difference is, the game is set in the 1920s, The Stranger works for a secret government organization, and those .45s are laser-guided!
Overview and review of Nocturne at Gamespot
View the screenshots - Some pictures of The Stranger
Droogie's Nocturne FAQ - The complete walkthrough and plot
(Thanks to Phil Bledsoe for the information!)



Crime in the City
In 1991, Nintendo released the game "Nightshade", featuring a "Shadowy-looking" vigilante who takes over the crime fighting when the city's protector is murdered.
More information
(Thanks to Clyde Vincent for the information!)

 


Road Warrior

Check out the artwork on the Outlaw monster truck. Looks more "Shadowy" than cowboy, don't you think?
See for yourself
(Thanks to Johanna Walker for the information!)

 


 

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