In The Shadow radio episode "Death Shows the Way" (aired on December 3, 1939), we learn that Allan is the name of Lamont Cranston's butler! The beginning of this episode is comical as Lamont and Allan argue over what Allan is packing for Lamont's weekend trip. Lamont tells Allan that he's only going away for the weekend, not for a trip around the world! Allan says he won't send Lamont anywhere "without the proper appointments." It turns out Allan is trying to impress the butler of the family Lamont will be visiting!