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MA PERKINS

 Ma Perkins

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Soap Opera (1933 - 60)

Virginia Payne, star of Ma PerkinsOne of the biggest, and probably the longest, radio dramas ever to be broadcast, Ma Perkins paved the way for modern soap operas.

Ma Perkins, played for 27 years by Virginia Payne who was only 23 years old when she started, was the woman's answer to Just Plain Bill. Ma Perkins was the owner and manager of a lumber yard in Rushville Center, which had a population of just 4,000. The show revolved around Ma Perkins, her three children, Evey, John, and Fay, and their children.

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Murrat ForbesEvey is a superficial woman whose only goal is to become the head of the 'crème de la crème' group of the community, the Jolly Seventeen. Even though her shrewd persona gave off a snobbish aura about her, Evey has one saving grace is her warm and kind heart. Evey is married to Willy Fitz, who's always coming up with

John Perkins was only on the show shortly because, unfortunately, he was killed in World War II and was buried "somewhere in Germany in an unmarked grave." Ma's darling was Fay, a miniature version of her mother. Fay was the victim of love and was said to be "thoroughly at the mercy of her emotions." Fay went through many love affairs, one ending tragically as her husband was killed in 1940, less than a year after their marriage.

Virginia Payne, Ma PerkinsThe lumber yard's co-owner, Shuffle Shuber, was in many ways like Ma Perkins. He was very up front about his feelings and was true to the human spirit. His keen way of looking past deceitful actions overshadowed his inability to be glib, like Ma Perkins. He and Ma would usually sit on Ma's porch and talk, sentimentally, about the world around them and their loved ones. Even though they didn't solve any of their problems by talking about them, they departed with an ease in their hearts that allowed them to bear those problems.

By the end of the shows run, it was already being broadcast around America, including Hawaii, and throughout Europe on Radio Luxembourg.

For more popular soap opera dramas, see also Hearts in Harmony, Mary Noble, Backstage Wife, and Young Widder Brown.

This collection is in the extensive Hummert Radio Factory Collection. Called the parents of soap opera, Anne and Frank Hummert also created Betty and Bob, Front Page Farrell, Mr. Keen Tracer of Lost Persons, Ma Perkins, Just Plain Bill, Mary Noble Backstage Wife, Young Widder Brown, Mr. Chameleon, Stella Dallas, Manhattan Merry Go Round, Lora Lawton, The American Melody Hour, Hearthstone of the Death Squad, Lorenzo Jones, Nona From Nowhere, Our Gal Sunday, Inspector Thorne, Romance of Helen Trent, and more.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
63 shows - total playtime 14 hours 56 minutes

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016 broadcast 510219 Analizes Faye's Telegram
018 broadcast 501015 Ma & Ed Discuss Sylv
022 e4469
026
030 Sonia Fades Out
032 Sonia Is Shot
034 Willie And Evy Lie To Ma
036
038 e4434 Sylvester tricked Willie into quitting job
040 e4435
042 e4436
044 e4437
046 e4438
048 e4439
050 e4440
052 e4441
054 e4442
056 e4443
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066 e4448
068 e4449
070 e4450
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074 e4452
076 e4453
078 e4454

080 e4455
082 e4456
084 e4463
086 e4464
088 e4467
090 e4468
092 e4469
094 e4470
096 e4471
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100 e4475
102 e4476
104 e4487
105 e4488
108 e4495
110 e4496
112 e4497
114 e4498
116 e4513
118 e4514 Ma Willie & Shuffle try to get info from Bonita
120 e4527
122 e4528
124 e4531
126 e4532
128 e4537 Mr has arrived in Rushville
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999 last show Thanksgiving
 


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