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November 28, 2014 04:15 PM PST


2 1/2 hours of classic old time radio.

Old Time Radio for those of you with short attention spans. Each these shows is under 15 minutes long, and many of them are from the 1930's giving a glimpse of what early radio was like.

Komedy Kingdom - March 15,1937 e001 Royalty 14:23

Cecil And Sally e0063 After Sally's Date With Alexander 7:36

Love Story August 13,1937 Devil Wind 14:48

Daredevils Of Hollywood 1938 Ione Reid 12:47

Redbook Magazine Dramas August 04,1932 Under the Midnight Sun 14:37

Police Headquarters Antonio Morretti 13:46

Nick Harris February 14,1934 The Avenging Angel 14:17

Blackstone March 07,1949 Ladder of Wealth 13:22

Bring 'Em Back Alive July 30,1932 The Giant Jungle Man 14:09

Suspicion 1935 e001 Double Cross

Strange 1955 Hillbilly Feud 12:56

November 24, 2014 06:00 PM PST

Tarzan 1951-11-29 AfricanThanksgiving

Jack Benny Program 1947-11-30 Turkey Dream (Lucky Strike)

Dr. Christian 1939-11-22 Prelude To Thanksgiving

Speech Winston Churchill 1944-11-23 American Thanksgiving

Vic And Sade 1941-11-20 Rush Humiliated On Thanksgiving

Let George Do It 1950-11-20 Cause for Thanksgiving

Suspense 1948-11-25 The Screaming Woman with Margaret O'Brien

November 19, 2014 07:42 PM PST

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Jim Jordan's Birthday - November 16, 1896

James Edward "Jim" Jordan (November 16, 1896 – April 1, 1988)[1] was the American actor who played Fibber McGee in Fibber McGee and Molly and the albatross Orville in Disney's The Rescuers (1977).

Fibber McGee and Molly. April 16, 1935. NBC net. Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax (Johnson's Touch-Up Enamel premium). The first show of the series. McGee goes through a red light and has to "tell it to the judge." Fibber and Molly sing, "He Was A Snake In The Grass." The first tune is, "Smooth Sailing." Fibber recalls his days with the camels of the Foreign Legion. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Rico Marcelli and His Orchestra, Ronnie and Van, Kathleen Wells, Harlow Wilcox, Manny Segal (sound effects).

Fibber McGee and Molly. March 5, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. The famous Fibber McGee closet is heard for the first time. Gracie Allen appears as a guest to promote her candidacy for President. Gracie Allen, Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Harlow Wilcox, Billy Mills and His Orchestra, The King's Men, Isabel Randolph, Bill Thompson, Mel Blanc, Billy Mills, Don Quinn (writer).

The Gulf Screen Guild Theatre. March 9, 1941. CBS net. Sponsored by: Gulf Oil. Fibber McGee and Molly have gone West to get into the movies. The system cue has been deleted. Roger Pryor (host, director), Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Gary Cooper, Joan Bennett, Edward Arnold, Frances Langford, Don Quinn (writer), Leonard Levinson (writer), Sam Perrin, Oscar Bradley and His Orchestra, Frank Tours (conducting).

. Suspense. February 3, 1949. CBS net. "Backseat Driver". Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. Fibber and Molly appear in a well-done thriller drama. A killer commandeers the car of a couple leaving the movies. The story has a satisfying ending. The story was produced on "Suspense" again on February 22, 1951 (see cat. #72357) and July 19, 1955 (see cat. #77440). The program was rebroadcast on "Same Time, Same Station" (see cat. #20185). Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Sally Thorson (writer), Anton M. Leader (producer, director), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Harlow Wilcox (commercial spokesman), Paul Frees (announcer), Glenn Anders, William Johnstone.

SOURCES: Wikipedia and The

November 19, 2014 07:26 PM PST

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Life Of Riley 1944-03-26 Riley Buys A Barber Chair

La Rosa Theater Of Stars 1949-10-14 Lochinvar Planes

Jack Pearl 1937-01-18 Enroute To Atlantic City

Mr District Attorney 1945-02-14 Stolen Slot Machines

November 13, 2014 03:18 AM PST

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Burns And Allen 1943-03-02 Playing Carnegie Hall Pt01

Burns And Allen 1943-03-09 Playing Carnegie Hall Pt02

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 1951-03-10 Stanley Springs Matter

Hermit's Cave Spirit's Vengeance

November 11, 2014 01:11 AM PST

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Pat O'Brien's Birthday - November 11, 1899

William Joseph Patrick "Pat" O'Brien (November 11, 1899 – October 15, 1983) was an American film actor with more than one hundred screen credits. Of Irish descent, he often played Irish and Irish-American characters and was referred to as "Hollywood's Irishman in Residence" in the press. One of the best-known screen actors of the 1930s and 1940s, he played priests, cops, military figures, pilots, and reporters. He is especially well-remembered for his roles in Knute Rockne, All American (1940), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), and Some Like It Hot (1959). He was frequently paired onscreen with Hollywood legend, James Cagney. O'Brien also appeared on stage and television.

The Burns and Allen Show. October 19, 1943. CBS net. Sponsored by: Swan Soap, Spry. Guest Pat O'Brien, Gracie's old school chum, pays a visit. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #72783. The Swantet sings, "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles." George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bill Goodwin, Felix Mills and His Orchestra, Jimmy Cash, The Swantet, Pat O'Brien, Mel Blanc.

The Lux Radio Theatre. May 22, 1939. CBS net. "Angels With Dirty Faces". Sponsored by: Lux. A tough guy returns to his old neighborhood and his old ways...all the way to the chair. James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Cy Kendall, Ethel Sykes, Cecil B. DeMille, Forrest Taylor (doubles), Frank Bealen, Frank Nelson (performer, program opening announcer), Frankie Darro, Gloria Dickson, Harris Burger, Jackie Morrow, James Eagles (doubles), Joe Brown Jr. (doubles), Lou Merrill, Louis Silvers (music director), Melville Ruick (announcer), Paul Marion (doubles), Ross Forrester (doubles), John Wexley (screenwriter), Warren Duff (screenwriter), Rowland Brown (author), Courtney Riley Cooper (intermission guest), Cy Kendall (doubles), Betty Rome (chorus), Elva Kellogg (chorus), Pauline Deigert (chorus), Grace Nielson (chorus), Joe Campbell (chorus), Marie Green (chorus), Vivian Edwards (chorus), Devona Doxie (chorus), Vera Gilmer (chorus), Enrico Ricardi (chorus), Elia Braca (commercial spokesman), Eric Burtis (commercial spokesman), Frank Woodruff (director), George Wells (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects). 60:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

The Bill Stern Colgate Sports Newsreel. July 22, 1949. Program #508. NBC net. Sponsored by: Colgate Shave Cream. Pat O'Brien for vacationing Bill Stern tells some great Knute Rockne stories. Pat O'Brien.

Suspense. March 24, 1949. CBS net. "Dead Ernest". Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. The classic radio drama of the cataleptic about to be embalmed...while still alive! The story was previously produced on "Suspense" on August 8, 1946 (see cat. #24124) and on May 8, 1947 (see cat. #6839). The script was subsequently used on "The Grip Of Terror" in 1977 (see cat. #24410). Anton M. Leader (producer, director), Harlow Wilcox (commercial spokesman), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Merwyn Gerard (writer), Pat O'Brien, Selig Lester (writer), Tommy Bernard, Elliott Lewis, Wally Maher, Larry Thor, Paul Frees (announcer), William Johnstone (commercial spokesman).

SOURCES: Wikipedia and The

November 09, 2014 09:50 PM PST

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Claude Rains' Birthday - November 10, 1889

William Claude Rains (10 November 1889 – 30 May 1967) was an English stage and film actor whose career spanned 46 years. He was known for many roles in Hollywood films, including The Invisible Man (1933), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), The Wolf Man (1941), Casablanca (1942) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962).

Doctor Christian. June 6, 1945. CBS net. "Diagnosis After Death". Sponsored by: Vaseline. Claude Rains appears as "Dr. Alexander Webb" as Jean Hersholt is leaving for his native Denmark after V-E Day. The announcer has much trouble pronouncing the name of the story's writer. Jean Hersholt, Claude Rains, Helen Claire, Tony Marvin (? announcer).

The Cavalcade Of America. September 7, 1942. Red net. "Soldier Of A Free Press". Commercials deleted. The story of Richard Harding Davis, America's first war correspondent. Claude Rains, Peter Lyon (writer), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Bud Collyer (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).

Suspense. December 2, 1948. CBS net. "The Hands Of Mr. Ottermole". Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. A "strangler" is prowling the streets of London, killing at will. A police sergeant is suspicious of "Mr. Newspaperman," who always seems to be nearby when the "strangler" strikes. Claude Rains, Thomas Burke (author), Ken Crossen (adaptor), Vincent Price, Verna Felton, Raymond Lawrence, Paul Frees (announcer), Harlow Wilcox (commercial spokesman), William Johnstone (commercial spokesman), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor).

SOURCES: Wikipedia and The

November 09, 2014 05:14 AM PST

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Ed Wynn's Birthday - November 9, 1886

Ed Wynn (November 9, 1886 – June 19, 1966) was a popular American comedian and actor noted for his Perfect Fool comedy character, his pioneering radio show of the 1930s, and his later career as a dramatic actor.
Wynn began his career in vaudeville in 1903[2][3] and was a star of the Ziegfeld Follies starting in 1914. During The Follies of 1915, W. C. Fields allegedly caught Wynn mugging for the audience under the table during his "Pool Room" routine and knocked him unconscious with his cue.[4] Wynn wrote, directed, and produced many Broadway shows in the subsequent decades, and was known for his silly costumes and props as well as for the giggly, wavering voice he developed for the 1921 musical review, The Perfect Fool.

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Duffy's Tavern. May 25, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Vitalis, Mum, Benex Shave Cream. Archie has written an operatic version of "Carmen," and the gang at the tavern perform it with the help of guest Ed Wynn. A funny show! The system cue has been deleted. Ed Gardner, Eddie Green, Charlie Cantor, Ed Wynn, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Ken Peters (as Joe Moran), Florence Halop (as "Miss Duffy"), John Morris (producer, director), Alan Reed.

SOURCES: Wikipedia and The

November 09, 2014 12:45 AM PST

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June Havoc's Birthday - November 8, 1912

June Havoc (November 8, 1912 – March 28, 2010) was a Canadian-born American actress, dancer, writer, and theater director. Havoc was a child vaudeville performer under the tutelage of her mother.[5] She later acted on Broadway and in Hollywood, and stage directed, both on and off-Broadway. She last appeared on television in 1990 in a story arc on the soap opera General Hospital. Her elder sister, Louise, gravitated to burlesque and became a well-known performer using the stage name Gypsy Rose Lee.

The Molle Mystery Theatre. December 20, 1946. NBC net. "Angel Face". Sponsored by: Molle. A sweet baby doll gets a surprise when the latest victim she just buried alive returns from the grave. The script was previously used on "The Molle Mystery Theatre" on October 5, 1945 (see cat. #8631). The story was originally titled, "Murder On Her Mind." Dan Seymour (announcer), Bernard Lenrow (host, as "Geoffrey Barnes"), Walter Wilson (author), June Havoc, Alexander Semmler (composer, conductor), Don Agger (adaptor). 29:46.

The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. September 19, 1948. CBS net. "The Hot One-Hundred-Grand Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. A wealthy woman hires Spade to help her with her husband who is being blackmailed. Spade follows the husband to a casino where he loses $100,000 at the roulette wheel! Howard Duff, Dashiell Hammett (creator), Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, director), June Havoc (billed as "Sadie Thompson"), Gil Doud (writer), Robert Tallman (writer), Rene Garriguenc (composer), Dick Joy (announcer). 29:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

Suspense. October 30, 1947. CBS net. "Subway". Sponsored by: Roma Wines, Cresta Blanca Wines. An unsuccessful actress plans to kill the girl who made good... in the subway with a pair of scissors. The show features a fine performance by Havoc. June Havoc, Lurene Tuttle, Joseph Kearns (announcer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Eileen Douglas Walker (writer), William Spier (producer, director), Truman Bradley (commercial spokesman), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor).

SOURCES: Wikipedia and The

November 06, 2014 11:51 PM PST

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Birds Eye Open House 1944-11-16 Charles Laughton

Radios Readers Digest 1947-07-24 Prisoner of the Night

Murder By Experts 1949-06-13 Summer Heat

Suspense 1943-12-09 The Night Reveals with Robert Young & Margo

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