Nostalgia: Radio Show "Omar, The Wizard of Persia" (1935)

Nostalgia: Radio Show "Omar, The Wizard of Persia" (1935)
by Darius Kadivar

Omar Khayyam, the Persian poet and philosopher, became quite famous in the West after his work was translated into English in the late 1800s. Omar began appearing in ads for Persian rugs, women began naming their children "Omar," and a old time radio show appeared - our beloved Omar, Wizard of Persia. Omar Khayyam influenced popular and exorcized Western ideas of Persia, and his romanticized life was translated into numerous silent films, including A Lover's Oath (1925) and Omar the Tent Maker (1922).

Omar, The Wizard of Persia – 1935 - 1936

This was a 30-minute daily juvenile adventure series sometimes listed as Omar the Wizard or Omar the Mystic.

Listen Here in 13 Parts

About the Show:

FIRST BROADCAST: 7th October 1935

LAST BROADCAST: 10th July 1936
CAST: M. H. H. Joachim as Omar. Ethel Everett as Zaidda.
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