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Tales of Fatima

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Basil Rathbone and His Sly Detective Eye!

2 1
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$4.50

Scattergood Baines

2 Episodes
1 Volume
is the "shrewd and jovial hardware merchant who finds himself draw into just about everything that happens around him.Scattergood Baines is the best loved, most cussed at, and by all odds the fattest man in the modern, bustling town of Coldriver."

2 1
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$4.50

World Security Workshop

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Powerful dramas by the United World Federalists to make the World a better and safer place.

2 1
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$4.50

Count Monte Cristo

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on the Exciting and Well-loved Novel by Alexandre Dumas

3 1
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$4.50

Plays for Americans

3 Episodes
1 Volume
During WWII, Arch Oboler dedicated his talents to the war effort. He produced this series--drawing in many big-name stars for the cause.

3 1
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$4.50

Father Flanagan Boys Town

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the harrowing tales of the orphans lost and saved at Father Flanagan's Boys Town.

3 1
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$4.50

Four for the Fifth

3 Episodes
1 Volume
written by Arch Oboler and William Robson: this WWII propaganda old time radio program helped advertise US Bonds to fund the war effort.

3 1
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$4.50

Doorway to Life

3 Episodes
1 Volume
this old time radio show focused on common issues of parenthood that people faced in the late 1940s.

3 1
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$4.50

Radio Guild

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Winning the endorsement of National Advisory Council on Radio in Education (NACRE), the producers of the Music Appreciation Hour developed an instructor's manual as a companion to the series called Radio Guild.

3 1
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$4.50

Brownstone Theater

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Plays from the Theater made for Radio Listening Fans!

4 1
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$4.50

Marine Story

4 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring music from the Marine Corp Band, as well as a good deal of serious Hollywood talent to promote the achievements and history of the Marine Corps.

4 1
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$4.50

Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players

4 Episodes
1 Volume
"Each week a great star.Each week a great story." This classic radio show featured big Hollywood stars in excellent performances including Claudette Colbert, Joseph Cotten, Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine, John Garfield, Paulette Goddard, Gene Kelly, Gregory Peck and more.

4 1
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$4.50

Christmas on the Blue Network

4 Episodes
1 Volume
This very special Christmas old time radio show includes skits, music, and the voices of real WWII servicemen from the battle front

4 1
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$4.50

Betty White

4 Episodes
1 Volume
With one of the longest careers in show business, Betty White began working in radio in the 1940s. This collection includes all known surviving radios shows starring Betty White.

4 1
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$4.50

Indictment

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Assistant District Attorney Edward McCormick directs the investigations of tough criminal cases in Indictment, a 1950s courtroom drama.

4 1
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$4.50

Doctor Fights

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Live through the adventures of doctors on the front lines of World War II in the battlefield anthology series

4 1
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$4.50

Quick and Dead

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Starring Bob Hope and produced by Fred Friendly, this old time radio show dramatically presents the science and horrors of Atomic War.

4 1
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$4.50

New Theater

4 Episodes
1 Volume
America's Best novels presented by famed actress and producer Eva Le Gallienne

4 1
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$4.50

High Moment

4 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio show from 1950s dramatizes real life events by real life individuals working to make America a better place.

4 1
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$4.50

Richard Greene

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Screen heartthrob Englishman Richard Greene was best known for the lead in the British TV series The Adventures of Robin Hood.

4 1
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$4.50

William Faulkner

4 Episodes
1 Volume
his stream-of-consciousness style has thrilled, inspired, and challenged readers for nearly a full century including The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Light in August

4 1
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$4.50

Wizard of Oz

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio drama and supporting broadcasts of Dorothy Gale, the rural Kansan, who in a freak storm is whisked away to a magical rainbow world populated by colorful munchkin-like people.

5 1
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$4.50

Columbia Presents Shakespeare

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Revered as some of the best writing in the history of the English language, these radio adaptations of William Shakespeare include well known actors such as Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Tallulah Bankhead, Orson Welles, John Barrymore and many others.

5 1
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$4.50

I Devise and Bequeath

5 Episodes
1 Volume
is an old time radio show about the stories of "strange wills from strange people" based on true life stories of last wills and testaments from around the world.

5 1
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Everymans Theater

5 Episodes
1 Volume
An Arch Oboler production, this old time radio show attracted a "Who's-Who" of pre-war Hollywood Talent: Bette Davis, Boris Karloff, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, and more.

5 1
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$4.50

Men of Vision

5 Episodes
1 Volume
From early man to the Wright Brothers, learn about how the men of vision profiled contributed to the common good with their optical discoveries and inventions.

5 1
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$4.50

Bakers Theater of Stars

5 Episodes
1 Volume
The Bakers of America produced some quality drama, comedy, and suspense with big stars and original scripts.

5 1
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$4.50

Hollywood Radio Theater

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the AFRS version of Lux Radio Theater like the troops in 1950s would have heard without commercials.

5 1
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$4.50

Heroes of the Merchant Marine

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Thrilling tales of men who faces a hostile sea and an even more hostile WWII enemy.

6 1
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$4.50

Tell It Again

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio dramas from literature, news worthy true events, and other memorable stories.

6 1
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$4.50

Its Maritime

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced in cooperation with The War Shipping Administration during WWII, It's Maritime featured stories from the history of man's adventures on the high seas.

6 1
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$4.50

Upper Room (So You Want to Stay Married)

6 Episodes
1 Volume
written by Carlton E Morse, this old time radio show reveals the secret trials and tribulations in your average 1940s marriage.The show begins with the question "So, you want to stay married?"

6 1
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$4.50

Bride and Groom

6 Episodes
1 Volume
features the wedding ceremony of a real bride and groom.The couple shares with radio audiences their love story minutes before they are married privately off the air in the chapel at the Chapman Park Hotel in Los Angeles.

6 1
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$4.50

Stars in the Air

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Catch the "Stars in the Air" with this dramatic Hollywood anthology series broadcast in 1951-52.

6 1
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$4.50

Four Star Playhouse

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Four big stars, one little show: hear Fred MacMurray, Robert Cummings, Rosalind Russell and Loretta Young take turns taking the lead in "Four Star Playhouse," a dramatic anthology series from 1949.

6 1
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$4.50

Hollywood Soundstage

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Grab a seat on the Hollywood Soundstage and listen to stars like Dana Andrews, Bette Davis, Jeff Chandler, and Tyrone Power present adaptions of some of the era's most popular movies.

6 1
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$4.50

Any Bonds Today

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Entertaining fifteen-minute Treasury Dept spot featured a Patriotic Sketch and a Patriotic Song.

6 1
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$4.50

NBC First Fabulous Fifty

6 Episodes
1 Volume
NBC celebrates its first 50 years on the air with a retrospective featuring bits from its most popular shows.

6 1
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$4.50

NBC Star Playhouse

6 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) This fantastic old time radio drama program used star power like Jane Wyman, Don Ameche, James Cagney and Helen Hayes to narrate famous plays.

6 1
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$4.50

James M Cain

6 Episodes
1 Volume
interested in primal drives, in lust, greed, and violence James M. Cain wrote many well-loved noir stories like The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and The Embezzler

6 1
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$4.50

Ham Radio

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Stories and dramas of amateur radio service operators during the age of old time radio.

6 1
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$4.50

Nelson Olmsted Short Stories

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Best remembered for his Sleep No More horror series from the mid-50s, but he established himself as NBC's "resident storyteller" in the 1930s.

6 1
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$4.50

Streamlined Shakespeare

6 Episodes
1 Volume
A summer replacement series that signed the most famous Shakespearean alive actor of the time, John Barrymore.

6 1
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$4.50

Listeners Playhouse

6 Episodes
1 Volume
The "playhouse format" was one which NBC was very familiar, having used it for several different dramatic presentations, including their successful NBC University and Great Plays series.

6 1
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$4.50

Bela Lugosi

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Performances with the Original Count Dracula!

7 1
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$4.50

Empire Builders

7 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) Sponsored by the Great Northern Railway, this newly updated collection contains all seven known episodes to be in existence. In these historical-drama, we get a glimpse of the history of railroads in the development and use of the Columbia River.

7 1
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$4.50

Presenting Charles Boyer

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Michel is The Man with Many Identities and electrifying Stories

7 1
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$4.50

Showtime

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring Music from Broadway and Sketches from Hollywood Movies!

7 1
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$4.50

Warner Brothers Academy

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Dramatic Sensation Presenting Upcoming Stars

7 1
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$4.50

Modern Romances

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Modern Romances was a pulp magazine that marketed to "good girls", the magazine featured articles on how to get a man and how to keep a man.

7 1
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$4.50

Les Miserables

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Orson Welles production of the epic novel, a social commentary during a defining era in French History.

7 1
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$4.50

Family Hour of Stars

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Billed the Prudential "Family" this old time radio series featured a rotating cast with Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Ginger Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck and many more. Update: Additional broadcasts

7 1
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$4.50

Your Playhouse of Favorites

7 Episodes
1 Volume
features classic and memorable stories and novels from classic literature.

7 1
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$4.50

You Are the Jury

7 Episodes
1 Volume
This fictitious crime drama series was written by a criminologist. In each episode the listener is asked to be the jury and guess the verdict in a murder trial.

7 1
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$4.50

American Weekly

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio Dramas adapted from everyone's favorite Sunday Magazine!

8 1
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$4.50

Babe Ruth

8 Episodes
1 Volume
The Adventures of Babe Ruth was produced in 1934 on the Blue Network, with sponsorship by Quaker Oats, and was the best of the lot. It told in-depth, fully dramatized episodes from the Babe's career, so there was a sense of the real man there in the dugout and on the field.

8 1
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$4.50

Fifth Horseman

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Near the beginning of the Cold War, there was a serious campaign to place atomic weapons under the direct control of the United Nations. Whatever your feelings towards the politics of such a move, The Fifth Horseman, the radio program which promoted the idea, is some of the most powerful programming of the era.

8 1
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$4.50

American Portraits

8 Episodes
1 Volume
featured dramatic biographical sketches on both minor and major events in famous figures including Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Mark Twain and many others.

8 1
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$4.50

General Electric Theater

8 Episodes
1 Volume
A glittering all star cast and compelling tales make the anthology series General Electric Theater a must-have in any radio collection.

8 1
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$4.50

Our Freedoms Blessings

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the stories of people from the great State of New York who discovered something to make our lives better or safer.

8 1
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$4.50

Grand Central Station

9 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes, the new collection is best remembered for its Saturday slot stories, sometime heartwarming, sometimes tragic. Some shows offer twists or psychological tension, and seem to draw upon the writings of that honored New York short story writer, O.Henry.

9 1
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$4.50

John Wayne

9 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes radio appearances by "The Duke" in such shows as Lux Radio Theater, Screen Director's Playhouse, and more.

9 1
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$4.50

Continental Celebrity Club

9 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring John Charles Daly, this is a true variety show with drama shorts, orchestra music, celebrity guests, and comedy. Update: additional broadcast

9 1
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$4.50

Abroad with the Lockharts

9 Episodes
1 Volume
This 1930s vacation travel serial takes listeners on a journey to the old world. Update: 2 additional broadcasts

9 1
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$4.50

Wayside Theater

9 Episodes
1 Volume
features unique romantic comedy tales which allow you a vacation of the mind in the most unusual of locals like Mexico, a taxi cab, and even night school.

9 1
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$4.50

Better Living Radio Theater

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Learn how pioneers in industry made life better for millions of people through their inventions.

9 1
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$4.50

Titanic Recordings

9 Episodes
1 Volume
included episodes from Adventures in Research, The Cavalcade of America, and historic sound clips referring to the tragedy. Update: additional recordings including first hand accounts

9 1
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$4.50

Cavalcade of America Christmas

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced by DuPont to improve its public image, Cavalcade of America Christmas features drama shows.

9 1
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$4.50

This is Your Life

10 Episodes
1 Volume
This rare and charming show is about real lives.

10 1
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$4.50

Ethel Barrymore

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Sister of Lionel and John Barrymore, this collection contains all the her known rare appearances on various old time radio shows.

10 1
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$4.50

Famous Escapes

10 Episodes
1 Volume
The shows are fascinating dramatic stories of how people escape against seemingly impossible odds.

10 1
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$4.50

Free Company

10 Episodes
1 Volume
created by an independent group of writers (including Orson Welles) on the eve of WWII, this series of radio dramas reminds Americans of the fundamental freedoms worth defending.

10 1
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$4.50

Order in the Court

10 Episodes
1 Volume
is a dramatic old time radio show that gives the tale of fictional courtroom stories.Any given court case has a history behind it and the best ones are surrounded by dramatic tales of misfortune and mystery.

10 1
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$4.50

Kirk Douglas

10 Episodes
1 Volume
typecast into film roles as tough-guy type, this collection contains episodes of his guest appearances on various old time radio shows.

10 1
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$4.50

These Are Our Men

10 Episodes
1 Volume
well produced series ran near the end of WWII as part of the War Bond Drive. The thirty-minute programs featured dramatized biographies of our wartime leaders.

10 1
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This is My Story (Red Cross)

10 Episodes
1 Volume
"Is a human document in the records of The American Red Cross whose history of peacetime service is known to every American. Whose program of wartime service to American fighting men on all foreign battle fronts and to women and children at home is the greatest and most varied of any civilian organization." Update: additional episodes

10 1
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$4.50

Christmas Seals Recordings

10 Episodes
1 Volume
brought in top stars like Fibber McGee and Molly and Frank Sinatra to be sure that every card and package sent during Christmas included a Christmas Seal.

10 1
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Gallant American Women

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the untold stories of ordinary women who worked and sacrificed sometimes with their lives, to build the United States.

10 1
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$4.50

Jessica Dragonette

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as early radio's "Star of Stars", the "Princess of Song", "Sweetheart of the Air" and "Queen of Radio", this diminutive soprano was one of the most popular voices in the early days of radio. Update: additional broadcast, rare interview

10 1
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Hour of Saint Francis

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Each 15-minute show examined a moral problem, explored a virtue, or told the stories of everyday people in extraordinary situations.

10 1
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$4.50

Medical Milestones

10 Episodes
1 Volume
The American Medical Association, along with local medical societies, presented a series of short syndicated broadcasts in 1961 titled Medical Milestones which described many of those advances.

10 1
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$4.50

People Act

11 Episodes
1 Volume
spotlights democracy at work in America and how government program like Civilian Conservation Corps and school funding helped individuals and communities alike.

11 1
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Dick York

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known as Darrin Stephens Bewitched, Dick York began his long career in acting at age 15 with the CBS Radio Program, "That Brewster Boy."

11 1
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$4.50

Globe Theater

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Some would argue that the high point of English Theatre happened when the Bard performed his plays at the Old Globe Theatre in Elizabethan London. The Globe Theatre does their best to bring the same experience to Old Time Radio.

12 1
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$4.50

Grand Marquee

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Although Jim Ameche and Beryl Vaughn star each week on Grand Marquee, each episode brings us a new Romantic Comedy with a new situation and characters. It’s like Valentines every week!

12 1
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$4.50

Hello Americans (Orson Welles)

12 Episodes
1 Volume
The brainchild of a South American trip that Orson Welles took in the 1940s, Hello Americans was developed, under the auspices of the CIA, as a documentary about the dramas of South America.

12 1
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$4.50

Men at Sea

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) The "Beans, Bullets, and Oil" that won the War, and the Brave Merchant Sailors when moved them across the Oceans

12 1
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$4.50

Point Sublime

12 Episodes
1 Volume
A soap opera for the whole family, Point Sublime is set on the rugged California coast along historic US Route 1, the Pacific Coast Highway.

12 1
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$4.50

Price of Liberty

12 Episodes
1 Volume
The Junior League of New York, in cooperation with the State Department of Education, sponsored The Price of Liberty, a series of broadcasts which dramatized episodes in the State's history which illustrate the growth of American Democracy.

12 1
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This is My Best

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) began as a kind of book-of-the-week show. Popular modern authors were asked to select their best writings, which were created into radio scripts. In 1945, Orson Welles took over the show, directing, acting, narrating, and adapting scripts to his liking.

12 1
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Case Dismissed

12 Episodes
1 Volume
A Show about the Law and Liberty that We Hold Dear--Order in the Court!

12 1
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Ceiling Unlimited

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Orson Welles originally starred in and wrote for Ceiling Unlimited after returning from Latin America in 1942. It was a Patriotic drama series and recounted the heroic efforts of the Allied service men of WWII.

12 1
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American Gallery

12 Episodes
1 Volume
celebrates American artists of all genres with a whole episode dedicated to each artist and their music

12 1
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Hello Sucker

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) now with an additional two episodes: HELLO SUCKER was created to help protect Chicago consumers and home owners from crooks, cheats, schemes, scams, swindles, rip-offs, and rackets, but also protecting racial minorities from real estate discrimination.

12 1
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Gary Cooper

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his stoic performances in Western films, real life farm boy turned Academy Award winner Gary Cooper made many appearances on old time radio including many Lux Radio Appearances and a rare radio appearance with his mother, Alice Cooper.

12 1
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Tonight at Nine-Thirty (9:30)

12 Episodes
1 Volume
This San Francisco-based radio drama includes a variety of entertainment from suspenseful thrillers to lighthearted comedies utilizing the local writing and acting talent from the city by the bay.

12 1
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National Hour

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Listen as National Hour discussed and dramatized a host of issues facing Americans after the end of World War 2.

12 1
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Medicine USA

12 Episodes
1 Volume
In this entertaining series, The American Medical Association dramatized health issues facing Americans, providing information about symptoms and treatment, and ultimately, hope.

12 1
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True Legal Dramas

12 Episodes
1 Volume
is a 15 minute commercial for the legal profession, but it is also well written and entertaining radio drama.

12 1
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Tom Powers Life Studies

12 Episodes
1 Volume
sponsored by Johnson Wax in 1935, this old time radio shows presents colorful vignettes presented in a one man show.

12 1
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$4.50
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