Inner Sanctum Mysteries, a popular anthology series that aired from Jan.
7, 1941 to Oct. 5, 1952 (NBC/CBS), was created by producer Himan Brown
and was based on the generic title given to the mystery novels of Simon
and Schuster. The anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror
and suspense, and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp
contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler. The early programs
opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as, “your
host, Raymond.” The program’s familiar and famed audio trademark
was the eerie creaking door which opened and closed the broadcast.