by outlaw16151 at 02-10-2018, 01:49 PM 5 comments
Cavalcade of America is an anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company, although it occasionally presented musicals, such as an adaptation of Show Boat, and condensed biographies of popular composers. It was initially broadcast on radio from 1935 to 1953, and later on television from 1952 to 1957. Originally on CBS, the series pioneered the use of anthology drama for company audio advertising.
by outlaw16151 at 02-10-2018, 01:29 PM 5 comments
The Danny Kaye Show is an American old-time radio comedy-variety program. Broadcast on the CBS radio network, it ran from January 6, 1945 to May 31, 1946. The Danny Kaye Show featured singing, instrumental music, and various kinds of comedy sketches. In Nobody's Fool, Martin Gottfried wrote about the program: "Everything about it was to be top drawer, beginning with Kaye's then record salary of $16,000 a week (compared to the $100 apiece he had been paid for three minor CBS radio shows in 1940).
by outlaw16151 at 02-10-2018, 01:14 PM 5 comments
The Aldrich Family, a popular radio teenage situation comedy (July 2, 1939-April 19, 1953), was also presented in films, television and comic books. In the radio series' well-remembered weekly opening exchange, awkward teen Henry's mother called, "Hen-reeeeeeeeeeeee! Hen-ree Al-drich!", and he responded with a breaking adolescent voice, "Com-ing, Mother!" The creation of playwright Clifford Goldsmith, Henry Aldrich began on Broadway as a minor character in Goldsmith's play What a Life. Produced and directed by George Abbott, What a Life ran for 538 performances (April 13, 1938 to July 8, 1939). The Broadway cast included Eddie Bracken, Betty Field and Butterfly McQueen. The actor who brought Henry to life on stage was 20-year-old Ezra Stone, who was billed near the bottom as the 20th actor in the cast. Stone was also employed as the play's production assistant.
by outlaw16151 at 02-10-2018, 02:25 AM 8 comments
Adventures of Babe Ruth - Babe Ruth had his own radio program, back in the 1930s it was appropriate for Radio, Come in and Listen to the Adventures of Babe Ruth. right here at Outlaws Old Time Radio Corner. The Adventures of Babe Ruth was produced in 1934 on the Blue Network, with sponsorship by Quaker Oats. It told in-depth, fully dramatized episodes from Babe Ruths career, giving a a sense of the real man there in the dugout and on the field. While these programs are from the 1950 series sponsored by the Navy, they are the original episodes from 1934. The 1934 programs featured interviews with Babe Ruth by sportswriter Steve Martin. The Quaker Oats spots (which took up a great deal of the program, much like Jack Armstrong's Wheaties commercials) were substituted with additional dialog by Jackson Beck, including those commercials for the Navy.
by outlaw16151 at 02-10-2018, 01:55 AM 5 comments
(1932-1933) was similar to the format of the Lum & Abner comedy show, this one about two old codgers who run a General Store in Corn Center. Eb speaks with a most annoying whistle thru his teeth. Zeb tall and angular and Eb short and fat" who run a general store in Corn Center. Much of the show's humor is derived from Eb and Zeb's slow minds and silly business ideas. Eb and Zeb are introduced as a simple America characters from a small town unchanged by modern times. Written by John Hasty, Eb and Zeb is a comedy about two old friends "Zeb tall and angular and Eb short and fat" who run a general store in Corn Center. Not only is Eb short and fat, but his mouth makes a whistle sound when he talks.
by outlaw16151 at 02-10-2018, 01:34 AM 5 comments
The Bing Crosby Show for Chesterfield was a 30-minute musical variety old-time radio program starring entertainer Bing Crosby . The series ran on CBS Radio from 1949-1952. The series was sponsored by Chesterfield cigarettes and was usually recorded in Hollywood or San Francisco. Notable guest stars and appearances on the series included Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Al Jolson, Bob Hope, Mary Martin, The Andrews Sisters, The Bell Sisters and The John Scott Trotter Orchestra. With Chesterfield cigarettes on board as Crosby's new sponsor after his stint with Philco on ABC Radio's Philco Radio Time, Bing returned to his original home on radio, CBS. The network premiered The Bing Crosby Show for Chesterfield on Wednesday September 21, 1949 at 9:30 pm (Eastern) which was the time slot that series would remain in for its entire three-year run.
by outlaw16151 at 02-10-2018, 01:16 AM 13 comments
It's Higgins, Sir was a radio comedy program in the United States with Harry McNaughton as the title character. It had a limited run on NBC in 1951 as a summer replacement for The Bob Hope Show. The program's premise was that among an American family's bequests from a British relative was a butler, Higgins. Episodes "focused on the attempts of the English butler to adjust to life in America and to his new employers, and of the family to adjust to having a butler. Others in the cast besides McNaughton were Vinton Hayworth, Peggy Allenby, Charles Nevil, Pat Hosley, Denise Alexander , Ethel Wilson and Adelaide Klein. One website commented, "It's McNaughton that drives the program with his fantastic comedic timing, and the rest of the cast does an amazing job in helping him to shine."
Although Higgins didn't last beyond the summer of 1951, We have all 13 Episodes here in the collection. "Enjoy"
by outlaw16151 at 02-10-2018, 12:51 AM 5 comments
Let George Do It is an American radio drama series produced from 1946 to 1954 by Owen and Pauline Vinson. Bob Bailey starred as private investigator George Valentine; Olan Soule voiced the role in 1954. Don Clark directed the scripts by David Victor and Jackson Gillis. he few earliest episodes were more sitcom than private eye shows, with a studio audience providing scattered laughter. The program then changed into a suspenseful tough guy private eye series. Sponsored by Standard Oil of California, now known as Chevron, the program was broadcast on the West Coast Don Lee network of the Mutual Broadcasting System from October 18, 1946 to September 27, 1954, first on Friday evenings and then on Mondays. In its last season, transcriptions were aired in New York Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. from January 20, 1954 to January 12, 1955.
by outlaw16151 at 02-09-2018, 01:16 PM 5 comments
The series began in 1929 as The Chase and Sanborn Choral Orchestra, a half-hour musical variety show heard Sundays at 8:30pm on NBC. When Maurice Chevalier became the show's star, he received a record-breaking salary of $5,000 a week. Violinist David Rubinoff (September 13, 1897 – October 6, 1986) became a regular in January 1931, introduced as "Rubinoff and His Violin." Beginning on January 7, 1940, the regular cast, apart from Bergen and McCarthy, were dropped and the show was cut to a half-hour and retitled The Chase and Sanborn Program. Ameche was replaced by his younger brother Jim Ameche. Also beginning in 1940, the program went on hiatus for a number of weeks each summer. CBS filled its airtime with a different substitute show each year, including The Bishop and the Gargoyle (1940), What's My Line?
by outlaw16151 at 02-09-2018, 12:57 PM 5 comments
My Friend Irma, created by writer-director-producer Cy Howard, is a top-rated, long-run radio situation comedy that spawned a media franchise. It was so popular in the late 1940s that its success escalated to films, television, a comic strip and a comic book. Marie Wilson portrayed the title character, Irma Peterson, on radio, in two films and the television series. The radio series was broadcast on the Columbia network from April 11, 1947 to August 23, 1954. Dependable, level-headed Jane Stacy (Cathy Lewis—and Joan Banks during Lewis' illness in early 1949) began each weekly radio program by narrating a misadventure of her innocent, bewildered roommate, Irma, a scatterbrained stenographer from Minnesota. The two central characters were in their mid-twenties. Irma had her 25th birthday in one episode; she was born on May 5. After the two met in the first episode, they lived together in an apartment rented from their Irish landlady, Mrs. O'Reilly (Jane Morgan, Gloria Gordon).
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