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Death Valley Days
Death Valley Days
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Join us with Real Stories of Life in the West

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Abies Irish Rose
Abies Irish Rose
4 Episodes
1 Volume
This likable old time radio comedy show is about the marriage between a Jewish man and an Irish Catholic lass.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Random Rarities 02
Random Rarities 02
49 Episodes
1 Volume
Even Randomer and Rarer than the original with shows never before released!

49 1
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Strange Wills
Strange Wills
28 Episodes
1 Volume
A will gives the power of an often evil genius to act "from beyond the grave!"

28 1
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Random Rarities 19
Random Rarities 19
39 Episodes
1 Volume
Here is a new collection of Rare Programs which will not fit in another category but are too important and entertaining not to be released in a collection.

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Random Rarities 22
Random Rarities 22
57 Episodes
1 Volume
We just love finding these rare radio shows, some with only one known remaining episode.

57 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Creeps By Night
Creeps By Night
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Larger than Life Horror Greats Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre Creep Around in the Night.

6 1
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Dark Venture
Dark Venture
16 Episodes
1 Volume
A psychological thriller old time radio show that keeps you at the end of your seat.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Major Bowes
Major Bowes
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Thousands from All Over the Country Flocked to Join this Gong-style Talent Show.

8 1
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Random Rarities 17
Random Rarities 17
56 Episodes
1 Volume
Some if these shows were saved from the dustbins of time, others were just so random and rare that they didn't fit in another collection, but Random Rarities 17 will have something everyone will enjoy!

56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
John Wayne
John Wayne
8 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes radio appearances by "The Duke" in such shows as Lux Radio Theater, Screen Director's Playhouse, and more.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Wax Cylinders 2 (1900 - 1904)
Wax Cylinders 2 (1900 - 1904)
192 Episodes
1 Volume
sales and popularity of wax cylinders were at an all time high during this era and there were many popular recording artists.

192 1
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Vox Pop
Vox Pop
140 Episodes
3 Volume
You won't want to miss this charming program featuring often spontaneous and playful interviews with citizens across the US and abroad. This extensive collection contains rare recordings previously not in circulation.

140 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Random Rarities 16
Random Rarities 16
62 Episodes
1 Volume
Our sixteenth edition of Random Rarities if filled with as much variety as the first fifteen. What sets this edition apart is that most of the episodes were broadcast in the last years of WWII and the post war years.

62 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Random Rarities 09
Random Rarities 09
43 Episodes
1 Volume
Long lost in the archives for ages, these rare old time radio shows have not been heard on air for decades.

43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Rarities from the 1920s
Rarities from the 1920s
12 Episodes
1 Volume
this original collection featuring very rare old time radio shows from the earliest days of radio history.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Granbys Green Acres
Granbys Green Acres
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Starring Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet as a city couple leaves the big city to become Farmers.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Rare Show Biz
Rare Show Biz
100 Episodes
2 Volume
Radio and the Film Industry supported each other, and the studios loved anything which would help sell more movie tickets.

100 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Billie Burke
Billie Burke
31 Episodes
1 Volume
Heard on Saturday mornings, she played a flaky lady with the distinct high voice and an abundance of generosity and good will towards individuals in her community.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson
59 Episodes
1 Volume
one of the first celebrated dramatic African-American actors in theater and film. This collection contains his apperance on Magic Key in 1936, an excerpt of his 1959 Othello Performance and a collection of his musical recordings from the 1930-40's.

59 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Hollywood Star Playhouse
Hollywood Star Playhouse
23 Episodes
1 Volume
Hollywood Star Playhouse began as a lunchtime extended advertisement for RKO Pictures, broadcast from the studio lunchroom. Later, it morphed into an anthology of movie adaptations featuring the original Stars.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Green Lama
Green Lama
5 Episodes
1 Volume
After spending ten years in Tibet and becoming a mystic, Jethro Dumont returns to America to fight crime as The Green Lama.

5 1
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Random Rarities 04
Random Rarities 04
50 Episodes
1 Volume
A Compilation of Rare Old Time Radio Series!

50 1
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Random Rarities 01
Random Rarities 01
79 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

79 1
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Captain Starr
Captain Starr
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Following in the footsteps of Tom Corbett and Space Patrol, Captain Starr shoots around in his rocket, "Shooting Star," on exciting galactic adventures!

6 1
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Rare Comedy
Rare Comedy
164 Episodes
3 Volume
There was a lot of competition among radio comedies, and not all of them became classics, but they sure were fun!

164 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Rare Historical
Rare Historical
125 Episodes
2 Volume
Old Time Radio is more than a report of History, OTR Programs ARE History!

125 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Reefer Madness
Reefer Madness
69 Episodes
1 Volume
It was obvious to anyone who looked that dope was going to be the scourge of youth. For proof, look no further than our Reefer Madness Collection.

69 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Magic Key
Magic Key
69 Episodes
3 Volume
One of the earlier old time radio variety programs sponsored by RCA to encourage radios in every American household.

69 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Rare Summer Replacement Shows
Rare Summer Replacement Shows
13 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes rare but wonderful seasonal shows that held the timeslot for some of America's best loved radio shows.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Just Plain Bill
Just Plain Bill
21 Episodes
1 Volume
Just Plain Bill was one of the Hummert Radio Factory's most successful Soap Opera offerings, centered around a plainspoken character and the customers in his barber shop. With plenty of cliff hangers and long running situations, the show is closer to the mystery and suspense genre’s than traditional Soap Opera.

21 1
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Howdy Doody Time
Howdy Doody Time
14 Episodes
1 Volume
What time is it, kids? Take your seat in the Peanut Gallery, It's Howdy Doody Time!

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Rarities from the 1930s
Rarities from the 1930s
83 Episodes
2 Volume
This unique compilation includes rare dramas, comedy, and unique radio broadcasts from the 1930's.

83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Hawk Larabee
Hawk Larabee
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Texas cattleman Hawke Larabee seemed determined to prove that there was more to being a cowboy than days in the saddle chasing bad hombres and strumming a guitar. There were also lots of tales to tell where the characters wore hats that were often gray rather than just black or white.

8 1
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Land of the Lost
Land of the Lost
36 Episodes
1 Volume
The Land of the Lost is a children's deep-sea adventure program about two children who travel "in that wonderful kingdom at the bottom of the sea."Lead by Red Lantern, the "wisest fish in the sea", Billy and Isabel discover lost objects on the ocean floor.

36 1
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Rare Country Music
Rare Country Music
51 Episodes
1 Volume
With roots in Gospel and English folk, growing into Hillbilly and Cowboy Music, Country Music has transcended the mainstream to truly become America's Music.

51 1
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Rare Westerns
Rare Westerns
51 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection contains many rare episodes of western-theme old time radio shows, many of which are the only known existing episodes to have survived. Tales of the Old West were very popular during Radio's Golden Age, although not every show made it to the big time.

51 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Cabin B13
Cabin B13
5 Episodes
1 Volume
written by the master of "locked room" mysteries, this collection contains the existing episodes of the series widely considered to be one of the best mystery old time radio shows as well as the two episodes of SUSPENSE CABIN B-13.

5 1
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Man From Homicide
Man From Homicide
9 Episodes
1 Volume
Ride along on shocking cases with the "Man from Homicide," a classic hard-boiled crime drama from the early 1950's.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Call the Police
Call the Police
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Sponsored by Lever Brother's Rinso and Lifebuoy Soap, Call the Police was billed as "a new series of realistic radio dramas inspired by the courageous work of police departments all over America." This collection contains all known episodes to be in existence of this rare series.

7 1
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Random Rarities 06
Random Rarities 06
59 Episodes
1 Volume
an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio including A & P Gypsies!

59 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Blue Ribbon Town
Blue Ribbon Town
9 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Groucho Marx and sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, this old time radio variety show featured big name guests like Jack Benny, Barbara Stanwyck, and Gene Tierney.

9 1
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Black Castle and Black Chapel
Black Castle and Black Chapel
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy these rare and scary horror series recordings.

4 1
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Former Slave Interviews
Former Slave Interviews
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Historic WPA Conversations with Former Slaves

8 1
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Did Justice Triumph
Did Justice Triumph
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow police investigators as they move through crime scenes, question witnesses and suspects, and solve real crimes in this rare crime drama.

13 1
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Whats My Line
Whats My Line
11 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the most popular and longest running game shows in entertainment history featuring famous mystery guests.

11 1
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Count Monte Cristo
Count Monte Cristo
3 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on the Exciting and Well-loved Novel by Alexandre Dumas

3 1
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Showtime
Showtime
55 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring Music from Broadway and Sketches from Hollywood Movies!

55 1
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Passing Parade
Passing Parade
40 Episodes
1 Volume
The show featured two or three factual but fantastic stories with John Nesbitt himself serving as host, writer, and storyteller of extraordinary tales.

40 1
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Mr and Mrs Blanding
Mr and Mrs Blanding
15 Episodes
1 Volume
Real-Life Married Couple Cary Grant and Betsy Drake Star in this Funny Situational Comedy

15 1
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Twenty Questions
Twenty Questions
17 Episodes
1 Volume
This ageless parlor game was a natural for a fun radio Quiz Show, but what made Twenty Questions so popular with listeners was the fact that its panelists all came from the same family.

17 1
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Rare Gossip
Rare Gossip
39 Episodes
1 Volume
Spreading stories about others is a filthy practice, but it is something we are hardwired to love doing!

39 1
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Answer Man
Answer Man
9 Episodes
1 Volume
With a staff of over 40 of brainiest facts finder he could locate, The Answer Man solved thousands of questions written in by listeners.

9 1
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Hollywood is On the Air
Hollywood is On the Air
41 Episodes
1 Volume
All Star Variety, Comedy, and Music Program!

41 1
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VE Day Clips
VE Day Clips
14 Episodes
1 Volume
For the peoples living in the victorious nations it seemed as though it should be a time of celebration, Nazi Germany had declared their unconditional surrender to the forces of the Allied Powers.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Royal Hawaiian Hotel
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Broadcast from the "world famous ballroom" at Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu.Also known as the Pink Palace of the Pacific for it's all pink exterior, The Royal Hawaiian Hotel opened it's doors in a extravagant black-tie party with over a thousand guests in 1927.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Random Rarities 05
Random Rarities 05
48 Episodes
1 Volume
More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!

48 1
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Cooking in Old Time Radio
Cooking in Old Time Radio
76 Episodes
5 Volume
A curious concoction of cooking creations are included in this OTRCAT.com exclusive collection of old time radio cooking shows such as The Mystery Chef, The Mary Lee Taylor Program, Martha Meade Society Program, Betty Crocker Cooking School of the Air, and more! There are also cooking-centric episodes from different radio series like Fibber McGee and Molly, Burns and Allen, Life of Riley, and Cavalcade of America.

76 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
Random Rarities 14
Random Rarities 14
39 Episodes
1 Volume
The best loved shows from the Golden Age were more likely to be preserved, but we keep finding treasures in some of the "orphaned recordings".

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Academy Awards Shows
Academy Awards Shows
10 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the nostalgia of Academy Awards Ceremonies of yesteryear!

10 1
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Hercule Poirot
Hercule Poirot
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Hercule Poirot is the greatest detective ever? Certainly a gripping favorite from Agatha Christie!

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Espionage Spies and Secrets Agents
Espionage Spies and Secrets Agents
176 Episodes
4 Volume
This extensive compilation includes a sampling and many rare and popular broadcasts of "Radio Espionage" from all different genres.

176 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
Random Rarities 08
Random Rarities 08
40 Episodes
1 Volume
features shows that have been hidden is someone's closet for decades, a few audition shows that never took off, and more than a few "orphans" that defy classification.

40 1
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Hitler (Adolf) Recordings
Hitler (Adolf) Recordings
28 Episodes
1 Volume
speeches from the most infamous man in history

28 1
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Beyond Tomorrow
Beyond Tomorrow
3 Episodes
1 Volume
The art of Science Fiction goes back to the time when a young person stepped away from the campfire, looked towards the stars and wondered "What's out there?" The Sci Fi genre gained respectability as it moved from the pages of pulp magazines to network radio programs, Beyond Tomorrow features stories from the masters of Sci Fi, including Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.

3 1
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Hearthstone of the Death Squad
Hearthstone of the Death Squad
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Fans of detective stories can rest assured that the "implacable man hunter of The Metropolitan Police" always got his man, and sent the evil doer to "the chair."

4 1
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Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick (Dorothy Kilgallen and Dick Kollmar)
Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick (Dorothy Kilgallen and Dick Kollmar)
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Travel back in time to rub noses with New York's high society as you have "Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick!"

6 1
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Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)
Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)
50 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Don McNeill, the Breakfast Club was plugged as "a get-together time for all of us who smile before breakfast and then can't break the habit all day long – a place to come to when a feller needs a friend."

50 1
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Rare WWII
Rare WWII
83 Episodes
1 Volume
Network Radio not only came of age during the Second World War, but it also helped to bring the Nation together to achieve Final Victory.

83 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Eternal Light
Eternal Light
739 Episodes
15 Volume
Part of NBC's Sunday Religious Programming, The Eternal Light was sponsored by the Jewish Theological Seminary. This well-written religious drama was created by the Jewish Theological Seminary and features stories from the Torah, the Bible, and important historical texts.

739 15
Add To Cart: $75.00
Racist Music (Songs of Bigotry and Racial Intolerance)
Racist Music (Songs of Bigotry and Racial Intolerance)
72 Episodes
1 Volume
use of racial stereotypes in songs has a long history in popular American music. Beginning in minstrel entertainment in the early 20th century, this collection contains a number of top hits with racial stereotypes which make one shudder today.

72 1
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Appointment with Fear
Appointment with Fear
6 Episodes
1 Volume
penned by John Dickson Carr and often dubbed the British version of "Suspense," this collection contains all known existing episodes of the mystery program.

6 1
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Random Rarities 10
Random Rarities 10
49 Episodes
1 Volume
Rambling, random radio shows radically reaped from the rabbit hole of radio.

49 1
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Rare Detective and Crime Shows
Rare Detective and Crime Shows
112 Episodes
2 Volume
features rare and highly collectible crime shows: this compilation is a fascinating look at the different key players in crime solving including detectives, spies, private investigators, cops, FBI agents, newspaper reporters, attorneys, defense attorneys, informants, and even personnel in the emerging field forensic science.

112 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
I Was There
I Was There
5 Episodes
1 Volume
rare but excellent historical old time radio show which gives an eyewitness account to notable events in history and extraordinary news stories.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Swingtime
Swingtime
5 Episodes
1 Volume
This musical program showcases the talent of many of the top tunesters of its era including such greats as Duke Ellington, Mel Torme, Jack Teagarden, Art Tatum and Bob Crosby.

5 1
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Rare Adventure
Rare Adventure
59 Episodes
1 Volume
Pilots, adventurers, reporters, sea fayers and more make for tales of adventure and intrigue for all audiences.

59 1
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Mandrake the Magician
Mandrake the Magician
32 Episodes
1 Volume
Juvenile Adventure series, many of Mandrake's foes were agents of Fascism and Nazism and he spent more time chasing saboteurs and submarines than we would expect for a stage magician.

32 1
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Abe Burrows Show
Abe Burrows Show
29 Episodes
1 Volume
After a long career in radio writing and directing, Burrows took a break to perform songs he wrote at nightclubs. These songs became so popular that he was invited to start his own old time radio show.

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Rare News and Current Event Shows
Rare News and Current Event Shows
203 Episodes
3 Volume
If the information we crave is from the distant past, it is history, if it is malicious it may be gossip, but if it is relevant and new, it is News. Old Time Radio News shows are give modern listeners a peek into the major world events of yesteryear.

203 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Tales of Tomorrow
Tales of Tomorrow
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Tales of Tomorrow is a science fiction anthology with shows based on stories from Galaxy and other science fiction magazines.

7 1
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Will Rogers
Will Rogers
19 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for his quips and own brand of storytelling, The Will Rogers Program allowed him to spread his own word across the country. All the while, he donated the sponsorship money to charity.

19 1
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Wax Cylinders 1 (1880 - 1890s)
Wax Cylinders 1 (1880 - 1890s)
126 Episodes
1 Volume
First commercially produced sound recording devices and offer an early look at turn of the century audio technology as well as popular music and culture from the late 19th century and early 20th century. Mass recording were made on Wax Cylinders from music to speeches to comedy routines all to be enjoyed the in comfort of the listener's home. This collection includes highlights from early recordings from the 1880-1890s.

126 1
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Can You Top This
Can You Top This
41 Episodes
1 Volume
Can You Top This? was a hilarious show where audience members sent in jokes and funny men "Senator Ed Ford", Harry Hershfield, and Joe Laurie Jr. tried to top them. Jokes could be sent in about any subject except religion, politics, or arson.

41 1
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Destination Freedom
Destination Freedom
42 Episodes
1 Volume
The concept of African-American civil rights was not mainstream at the end of the 1940's. Shows like Destination Freedom on WMAQ helped pave the way to a better society.

42 1
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March of Time
March of Time
16 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio broadcast was renown for dramatized news events.

16 1
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Rare Science Fiction
Rare Science Fiction
11 Episodes
1 Volume
Science fiction is one of the most intriguing uses of Radio as an art form.

11 1
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Dame Detectives - Rare Female Crimefighters
Dame Detectives - Rare Female Crimefighters
39 Episodes
1 Volume
An OTRCAT Original collection including some never before released detective dramas featuring women crime fighters.

39 1
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Meredith Willson
Meredith Willson
44 Episodes
1 Volume
Famous and Creative "Chiffon Swing" Composer!

44 1
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Date with Judy
Date with Judy
53 Episodes
1 Volume
A Date with Judy evolves around the life of Judy, a teenager who spends her day on the telephone, arranging, discussing, and lamenting the lack of dates.

53 1
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Standby for Adventure
Standby for Adventure
22 Episodes
1 Volume
Standby For Adventure takes us on a journey into the strange and unknown that will keep you in the edge of your seat.

22 1
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Charlie and his Orchestra (Nazi Propaganda)
Charlie and his Orchestra (Nazi Propaganda)
46 Episodes
1 Volume
Charlie and his Orchestra was a Nazi Propaganda jazz group specifically aimed at demoralizing Allied Forces during World War II.

46 1
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Tokyo Rose (WWII Japanese Propaganda)
Tokyo Rose (WWII Japanese Propaganda)
21 Episodes
1 Volume
During War time Radio became an important propaganda tool. One of the most notorious efforts was Tokyo Rose.

21 1
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Rarities Adventure Detective
Rarities Adventure Detective
73 Episodes
1 Volume
There were a lot of great programs that never got a green light for full scale production or where all but one of two episodes have been lost. This collection is of detective and adventure show rarities.

73 1
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ABC Mystery Time
ABC Mystery Time
14 Episodes
1 Volume
Thursday nights were filled with A-List talent on ABC thanks to the convenience of magnetic tape on ABC Mystery Time. Enjoy this series of mystifying tales starring Sir Laurence Olivier with these organ ripping episodes.

14 1
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Mr Chameleon
Mr Chameleon
78 Episodes
2 Volume
A master of disguise, Mr Chameleon changes his appearance every episode to track down the murderer. This rare detective old time radio show featuring the winning combination of murder, millionaires, and mayhem.

78 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
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