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LIFE WITH LUIGI

 Life with Luigi

4 MP3 CDs - 170 episodes


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Life With Luigi
Situation comedy (1948 - 54)

Life with LuigiOriginating on radio as The Little Immigrant, Life With Luigi is the story of a gentle Italian and other immigrants from Germany and Scandinavia taking US citizenship night school classes. Their new home is Chicago, and their heartwarming encounters with American ways makes this show as contemporary now as it was post WWII, or at any time in the 19th or 20th centuries. J. Carroll Naish, veteran character actor of stage and screen, makes Luigi Basco come to life in each and every show. He is a perfect Luigi!

The cast is stellar: Hans Conried is Schultz, a German with more of an upright and straightforward manner. Alan Reed is Pasquale, Luigi's friend and sponsor who has already made a success of himself in America, as a restaurateur. Jody Gilbert plays Pasquali's chubby daughter, Rosa. Mary Shipp is Miss Spaulding, the teacher of the night class. Joe Forte is Horowitz, and Ken Peters is Olsen, Luigi's classmates. Gil Straton is Jimmy, who is Luigi's partner in a small antique business that Luigi has opened, as he grew up on the outskirts of Rome and has always loved the past and its glories. But his eyes were on the New World, and now, that new world is his own.

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Luigi, on Life with LuigiCy Howard, creator of My Friend Irma, created the show. Both shows share a sincere human-interest type of human comedy. The characters become our friends, and we share in Luigi's joy and sadness as he works to become a fine American citizen.

Will Pasquali persuade Luigi to marry Rosa? Will Jimmy and Luigi thrive in the antique business? Each week Luigi writes a letter to his Mama in Italy, and begins to tell her (and so the show begins for the listener) just what is happening to him in Chicago, USA.

And that is the way the show ends, with the letter, and he closes with love. That is the way this heartwarming old time radio show is done - with lotsa love. If you like Luigi, you'll love Irma on Cy Howard's other program, My Friend Irma!

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
Volume 1: 50 shows - total playtime 24 hours 53 minutes

Luigi 480615 Little Immigrant
Luigi 480703 Luigi Buys A Car
Luigi 480921 001 Luigi Discovers America
Luigi 481109 008 Diamond Ring
Luigi 481116 009 Pta Meeting
Luigi 481130 011 Medical Insurance
Luigi 481207 012 Admiral Perry Mirror
Luigi 481214 013 Santa Claus Luigi
Luigi 481220 014 Gifts For Pasquale
Luigi 481228 013 Needs to Get Married
Luigi 490109 017 First Date With An American Girl
Luigi 490116 018 Surprise Party
Luigi 490130 020 Character References
Luigi 490206 021 Telephone Company
Luigi 490220 023 Luigi Has A Cold
Luigi 490227 024 Luigi Needs Drivers License
Luigi 490306 025 Tax Burdens
Luigi 490313 026 Raffle
Luigi 490320 027 Luigis First Car
Luigi 490327 028 Dance Lessons At Arthur Murrays
Luigi 490403 029 Mommas Black Silk Nightgown
Luigi 490410 030 Luigi Goes On A Diet
Luigi 490424 032 Electric Bill
Luigi 490501 033 North Halstead Street Block Party
Luigi 490508 034 Luigis Toothache
Luigi 490515 035 Super Salesman
Luigi 490529 036 Wedding
Luigi 490605 037 Race Track
Luigi 490612 038 Papas Coat Pocket
Luigi 490619 039 Pasquales Birthday
Luigi 490626 040 Life Insurance Policy
Luigi 490703 041 Fourth Of July Parade
Luigi 490710 042 Fire Code Violation
Luigi 490717 043 At Beach
Luigi 490724 044 Homesick
Luigi 490731 045 Xray Pictures
Luigi 490807 046 A Date With Shirley
Luigi 490814 047 Sore Thumb
Luigi 490821 048 Drivers License
Luigi 490828 049 Go West Young Man
Luigi 490904 050 Hit & Run Witness
Luigi 490910 051 Luigi Tries To Become A Singer
Luigi 490919 052 Midget Radio Law Suit
Luigi 490925 053 Block Party
Luigi 490927 054 Stock Investments
Luigi 491004 055 Luigi Throws A Party At Store
Luigi 491011 056 Columbus Day
Luigi 491025 058 City Zoning Commission
Luigi 491101 059 Football Game
Luigi 491108 060 No Electioneering

Volume 2: 50 shows - total playtime 25 hours 9 minutes

Luigi 491122 062 Thanksgiving Celebration
Luigi 491129 063 Mario Lanza Record Album
Luigi 491206 064 Luigi Goes Dancing
Luigi 491213 065 Car Insurance Policy
Luigi 491220 066 Pasquale Takes Luigis Xmas Money
Luigi 491227 067 New Years Phone Call
Luigi 500103 068 Pietro Needs An Overcoat
Luigi 500110 069 Luigis First Citizenship Papers
Luigi 500117 070 Cold And Flu Season
Luigi 500124 071 Borrowing Money For Tv Business
Luigi 500131 072 Flunking Final Exam
Luigi 500207 073 Abraham Lincoln Letter
Luigi 500214 074 Valentines Date At Pump Room
Luigi 500221 075 George Washington Radio Contest
Luigi 500228 076 Miss Spaldings Open House Party
Luigi 500307 077 Income Tax Season
Luigi 500314 078 Big Brothers Of America
Luigi 500321 079 Rosa Or Park
Luigi 500328 080 Luigi Finds A Wallet
Luigi 500404 081 Traffic Light
Luigi 500411 082 Basco Is A Good Name
Luigi 500425 084 $50 Donation To Boys Club Gym
Luigi 500502 085 Smoothies Cough Syrup Guarantee
Luigi 500509 086 $200 Orchids For Mothers Day
Luigi 500516 087 Future American 1953
Luigi 500523 088 Taking A Picture Of Rose
Luigi 500530 089 Luigis Antiques Are Auctioned Off
Luigi 500606 090 Party Line Troubles
Luigi 500613 087 Stands up to Pasquale
Luigi 500704 094 July 4 th Parade
Luigi 500815 096 Luigi Has A Fire In Store
Luigi 500822 097 Business Trip To Buffalo
Luigi 500905 098 Luigi Sells Ice Cream
Luigi 500912 099 Lonely Luigi
Luigi 500919 100 Freedom Of Speech Crusade
Luigi 500926 101 Trolley Transfer
Luigi 501003 102 Luigi Gives Blood
Luigi 501010 103 Day In New York W Frank Sinatra
Luigi 501017 100 Pasquale Hires A Tutor
Luigi 501024 104 Antique Dealers Of America Association
Luigi 501031 105 Right To Vote Taken Away
Luigi 501107 106 Luigi Opens His Barber Shop
Luigi 501114 107 Headaches Or Heartaches
Luigi 501121 108 Moonlighting At Daisy Jones Pie Factory
Luigi 501128 109 Not Counted By Census Bureau
Luigi 501205 110 Lost In Chicago
Luigi 501212 111 Luigi Joins Record Collectors Club
Luigi 501219 112 A Christmas Present For Pasquale
Luigi 501226 113 A Visit From Immagration Service
Luigi 510102 114 Ice Skating Party At Lake

Volume 3: 50 shows - total playtime 24 hours 48 minutes

Luigi 510220 121 Luigi Becomes A Gas Station Attendant
Luigi 510227 122 Luigi Becomes A Gas Station Attendant
Luigi 510306 123 Luigi Becomes A Gas Station Attendant
Luigi 510320 125 Spring Walk
Luigi 510327 126 April Fools Joke
Luigi 510417 129 Boscopasquale Lifetime Shoelace Company
Luigi 510424 130 Mrs Spaulding Resigns
Luigi 510501 131 A Date With Librarian
Luigi 510508 132 Horse And Wagon Delivery Service
Luigi 510515 133 I Want To Be An American Day
Luigi 510522 134 Rosas Makeover For Antique Dealers Dance
Luigi 510529 135 How To Make Minestrone Soup
Luigi 510612 137 Luigi Becomes A Soda Jerk
Luigi 510619 138 Luige Decides To Paint His Own Safety Zones
Luigi 510626 139 Luigi Throws A Party For Salesmen
Luigi 510703 140 Fourth Of July Parade
Luigi 510828 141 Schultz & Olson Not In Luigis Class
Luigi 510904 142 Naming Oreilys Baby Contest
Luigi 510911 143 Luigis Block Party
Luigi 510918 144 Luigi Isnt In Phone Book
Luigi 510925 145 Go West Young Man
Luigi 511002 146 Mama Thinks Luigi Is A Millionaire
Luigi 511009 147 Why Was My Face Red Contest
Luigi 511016 148 Luigis Dun & Bradstreet Rating
Luigi 511023 149 Luigi Square Dance Caller
Luigi 511030 150 Trick Or Treat
Luigi 511106 151 Luigi Opens Up New Antique Store
Luigi 511113 152 Miss Spaulding Off For A Week
Luigi 511120 153 Luigis Thanksgiving Dinner For America
Luigi 511227 158 A Christmas Present For Pasquale
Luigi 520101 159 Insurance For Everything
Luigi 520108 160 Luigi Takes Rosa To Movies
Luigi 520115 161 Rosa Attends Luigis Night School Class
Luigi 520122 162 Rosa Goes To Head Of Class
Luigi 520129 163 High Standard Of Living
Luigi 520205 164 Homesick
Luigi 520212 165 Toledo Weighing Machine & Honest Abe
Luigi 520226 168 Civil Defense Job
Luigi 520304 169 Luigi May Lose His Home
Luigi 520311 170 Income Tax Problems
Luigi 520318 165 Saves Enough to Buy a Car
Luigi 520325 171 Three Little Words
Luigi 520401 172 April Fools Joke
Luigi 520408 173 Easter Birthday Party
Luigi 520415 174 Insomenia
Luigi 520422 175 Takes A Date To Antique Dealers Dance
Luigi 520429 171 Wants to Help Out His Country
Luigi 520902 Beach Party
Luigi 520923 182 Horowitz 25th Wedding Aniversary
Luigi 520930 183 Paying the Rent With a Rare Quarter

Volume 4: 20 shows - total playtime 9 hours 31 minutes

Luigi 510109 115 Queen Shebas Iceberg
Luigi 510116 116 Luigi Deposits A California Check
Luigi 510123 117 Luigi Refuses To Talk To Pasquale
Luigi 510130 118 Graduating From 2 a To 2 b
Luigi 510206 119 Luigi Finds Out He Has Tonsillitis
Luigi 510213 120 Luigi Puts A Negro In His Play
Luigi 521007 184 Wants to Buy a Refigerator
Luigi 521021 186 Free Lunch Bazaar at School
Luigi 521028 187 Sends the Government an Idea
Luigi 521111 188 Cousin From Italy
Luigi 521118 189 Wins Essay Contest
Luigi 530106 196 Sent Home From School
Luigi 530109 Luigi Leaves For California
Luigi 530127 199 Worried About School Safety Zone
Luigi 530203 200 Miss Spaulding Assigned Different Class
Luigi 530210 201 Feels Like a Failure
Luigi Citizenship Class Picnic
Luigi Lawsuit
Luigi Luigi Loses Store
Luigi Mario Comes To America

 


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