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September 2016

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Vaccines and Plagues

Old time radio's take on plagues, vaccines, polio, and other illnesses featuring shows from all genres from comedy to drama to adventure. Update: additional broadcast

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Circus

The drama of life under the Big Top has always made for great radio stories from all genres.

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Blue Ribbon Town

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. Update: additional broadcasts

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Bob Hope

Bob Hope is one of the best loved entertainers of all time. He was in the business for a very long time, but Bob never forgot that he was there for the audience, not the other way around, especially when it came to the G.I.s who adopted Bob as one of their own. Update: over 200 additional broadcasts

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Burlesque

Burlesques are saucey variety shows that often include a playful strip tease and bawdy, but topical jokes.

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Burl Ives

With his trademark beard and guitar, Burl Ives seemed to always be able to sing the songs that people wanted to hear. Update: additional appearances

139
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Barry Wood Show

starring radio's favorite baritone and the sensational voice of Margaret Whiting. Update: additional recording

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Billie Burke

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. Update: additional broadcast

127
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Joel McCrae

His career in show business spanned 50 years as a handsome leading man in both dramas and comedies.

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Phonograph Album

The Armed Forces Radio Service realized that the troops in the field would not be able to carry their album collection into the field, so they came up with the Phonograph Album program.

130
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Mermaids

Originally the product of seafarer's overactive and superstitious imaginations, mermaids are now an allegory for any time we associate a pretty girl with the water.

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Creeps By Night

Larger than Life Horror Greats Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre Creep Around in the Night. Update: additional broadcast

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Continental Celebrity Club

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

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Mary Astor

As a teenager, she began her in the silent era and is best known for her role in The Maltese Falcon.

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Titanic Recordings

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

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Gabriel Heatter

Classic commentary from the optimistic newsman Gabriel Heatter, the broadcaster with the "good news tonight." Update: additional broadcast

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Man Called X

Enemies around every corner, does that pretty girl need saving or will she slide a knife between your ribs? These are important questions in the world of espionage when your are The Man Called X. Update: sound upgrades

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Tarzan

Novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs helped to bring his creation, Tarzan, to the airwaves in the 1930’s. In the 1950’s, Tarzan was seen through the perspective of Americans who had served overseas. Update: additional broadcasts

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Modern Romances

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.

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Random Rarities 19

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.

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Korean AFRS Broadcasts

When the Korean War broke out, AFRS had Army broadcasters working from the old American Embassy Hotel in Seoul and mobile units were attached to combat units and followed the action.

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Edward Murrow (I Can Hear It Now)

One of the greatest American journalists in broadcast history, he pioneered the reporter on the scene reporting during WWII. Update: additional recordings

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Clowns in OTR

This multi-genre collection includes clowns that make you laugh, clowns that make you cry, and clowns that make you scream.

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Robert Montgomery

He was an actor, a pioneering director, an astute political operator, a naval warrior, and a labor organizer who was also an ardent anti-Communist.

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August 2016

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Commercials

Snap up these snappy commercials, and you'll truly be convinced to "make Jello for your own family, yum, yum, yum," "use Ajax the foaming cleanser (bum bum bum bum bum)," and buy "Nabisco, N-A-B-I-S-C-O, it's the name to know." Update: over 160 additional spots and ads

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Roland Young

Roland Young worked on several broadcasts promoting his films, notably on Lux Radio Theater and MGM’s Good News series and was part of the company for The Dinah Shore Program during the 1943-44 season.

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Arthur Treacher

Best known for his characterization of the butler Jeeves, created by P.G. Wodehouse, the butler in Shirley Temple films, and as a recurring character of Duffy's Tavern to "classy up the place."

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Story Behind the Song

Created in 1930 by Transco, this old time radio series dramatizes the origin stories of popular music. Update: additional 24 broadcasts

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Phil Harris

A big band leader, he got a truly life-changing break when Jack Benny was looking for a new music director for The Jello Program in 1936. Later, he was best known for The Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show.

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Kay Kyser (Kollege of Musical Knowledge)

The humorous Kollege of Musical Knowledge and 30+ guest appearances by bandleader and old professor himself, Kay Kyser. Update: additional broadcasts

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Arnold Moss

He performed in on stage, movies, TV or radio often as a villain, a role he seemed to relish as a way to burn himself into the audience’s memory.

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Bill Ring Show

features hard driving steel guitar, and a classic version of country music that celebrates life. This is not "Cry in your Beer" country music! Update: 30+ additional recordings

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Alice Faye

She began her career as a singer and dancer in Vaudeville and later became the other half of Jazzman turned funny-man, Phil Harris. Update: additional broadcasts

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July 2016

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Phil Baker

Guest Appearances by the Zany Baker and his Feisty Heckler! Update: additional broadcasts

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Nelson Eddy

Born into a musical family, Nelson Eddy had over 600 radio appearances in his career and made many musical films with Jeanette MacDonald.

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Marlon Brando

One of the greatest actors in American cinema, Marlon Brando was known for method acting and gripping realism that he brought to his performances.

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Susan Peters

After an hunting accident that left her wheelchair bound, Susan Peters found more work on radio than in film.

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Fred Stone

Born in 1873, he began appearing in circuses and minstrel shows as an acrobat and tightrope walker and later he worked on the stage version of The Wizard of Oz.

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Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry did not quite invent Country and Western Music, but it did bring it to the ears of many Americans who may not have heard it otherwise. Update: additional episodes

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Search

A faith based radio show produced by The Navy Chaplain Corp to help Armed Service Members find the right church of their choice and finding strength within.

116
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Jack Berch

A daytime alternative to soap operas, The Jack Berch Show offered light hearted variety and music for housewives.

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Phil Harris and Alice Faye

Laughs abound in this old time radio variety show feature jive-talking hipster bandleader, Phil Harris, and his glamorous and talented movie star wife, Alice Faye. Update: 60+ additional recordings

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Inside Track

Dressler interviewed coaches, managers, ball players, scouts, and individual athletes about trends in their sports and what it takes to be great in each competition.

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Radio Guild

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.

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Remember

The Remember program began in 1946 with film star Robert Young sitting down with a stack of records from a certain year and playing them while sharing stories from the selected year.

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Ira Cook Show

One of the AFRTS most popular DJs was Ira Cook whose personality comes shining through in every one of his recorded broadcasts; he is a white collared, narrow tie-wearing square, but he had an appreciation for popular music

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Faultless Starch Time

The quarter-hour program featured traditional and Country songs by Bob Atcher and the Hometowners with comic patter between Atcher and Mary Jane Johnson (who also sang).

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Leslie Howard

Best known for his role in Gone with the Wind, Leslie Howard joined the war effort and used his talents for the allied forces. Update: additional broadcasts

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Knitting Collection

Knitting in variety and comedy old time radio shows like Fibber McGee and Molly and more that will have you in stitches!

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Scout About Town

Hosted by Broadway Producer Hunt Stromberg Jr., he had a eye for talent and showcased who he found on the New York Nightclub Scene.

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Martha Raye

She began her entertainment career at the age of three, she later became a popular guest on variety show and on the nightclub circuit.

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Radio Fillers

Fifteen minute sample tastes of Hollywood's greats pictures by playing some of the movie's soundtrack and interview stars.

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Hollywood Spotlight

Syndicated musical variety program with comedy skits and famous guest appearances.

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Loretta Young

Loretta’s career began as a child actress during the Silent Picture era and remained strong until the Fifties when she left film to make a strong presence in television. Update: additional broadcasts

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We The People

"Anybody's and everybody's soap box"- We The People is an entertaining old time radio show featuring human interest stories from the 1930s and 1940s. Update: additional broadcasts

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June 2016

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Family Hour of Stars

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

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News Recordings 1943

WWII was in full force with many casualties on both sides, Americans clung to their radios for news about the war. Edward R. Murrow joined an American bomber crew on a raid over Berlin to bravely report from the warfront. Update: additional broadcasts

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Skippy Hollywood Theater

Popular and Fun Broadcast-one of the First to Use Prerecorded Programs! Update: additional broadcasts

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Lurene Tuttle

Her most memorable roles include Effie Perrine, Sam Spade's secretary, as Marjorie, The Great Gildersleeve's teenage niece as well as Suspense, Mystery House, Twelve Players, Theatre of Romance, Hollywood Star Time, Strange Wills, Maxwell House Coffee Time, Lights Out, Rogue's Gallery

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News Recordings 1942

Important historic events from the year 1942, when the Americans entered WWII and the stories of the war were heard by millions of Americans. Update: additional broadcast

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Carnation Contented Hour

Cows and audiences alike are content when listening to this rare and fine musical program by Carnation Milk. This long-running series features great performers such as Dinah Shore, Tony Martin, Jo Stafford, and Dick Hymes. Update: additional episodes

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War Telescope

Transport yourself back to the mid-1940s when everyone gathered around the radio for weekly news about the war from reporter Elmer Peterson and War Telescope. Update: additional broadcast

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Rare Detective and Crime Shows

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. Update: Adventures of PC49

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Fred Waring

Fine Music Entertainment with 50-Piece Orchestra! Update: additional broadcast

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Mandel Kramer

A long-time member of the New York “Radio Row” players, Mandel Kramer may be best known among OTR fans as the last actor to play Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

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Date with Judy

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. Update: additional recordings

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Oscar Wilde

Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet, Oscar Wilde's works were performed on a wild variety of radio shows.

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Thirty Minutes in Hollywood

Host funny-man and talented vocalist George Jessel leads a variety show with a sparkling cast of Hollywood stars. Update: additional broadcasts

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Les Tremayne

Beginning in 1931 he played "heavies" on a number of local melodramas, but in 1934 he was allowed to stretch his talents as the leading man in The Romance of Helen Trent.

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Lizabeth Scott

She was said to have “the most beautiful face of film noir” during the 1940s and 1950s” and some gave her the title as the Queen of Noir.

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Jack Webb

Best known for his no-nonsense role of Sgt Friday on Dragnet, Jack Webb also appeared in other old time radio shows such as Pat Novak for Hire, Jeff Regan, Johnny Modero, Pete Kelly's Blues, and his many guest appearances in Escape, Suspense, The Whistler and much more! Updated: Dragnet sound upgrades

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Dragnet

The series covered crimes ranging from check fraud, petty theft, and bunko detail to more sensational topics like murder, drug abuse, and taboo topics such as sex crimes and child abduction and murder. With a semi-documentary style, realism would be the show's feature. Jack Webb began hanging out at police headquarters and riding with detective teams on house calls. Update: Sound quality upgrades and few additional AFRS recordings

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John Dehner

The famous voice behind the bad guy on Gunsmoke and the good guy, Paladin, on Have Gun, Will Travel, and various guys on Suspense, John Dehner appeared in some of the greatest radio shows of yesteryear. Update: Have Gun Will Travel added

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Have Gun Will Travel

Stories revolved around gun-for-hire with principles, Paladin. Played on the radio by John Dehner, Paladin preferred to try to work out problems without violence if possible, he worked for people who he felt were wronged and could pay. Update: sound upgrades

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Steve Allen Show

Likable Funny Comedian in his Early Work! Update: additional broadcasts

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Treasury Salute

The US Treasury Department was able to fund America’s contribution to the Second World War chiefly through the sales of War Bond. Treasury Salutes was a public service program which highlights other contributions to the War Effort. Update: additional broadcasts

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First Nighter

All of the glory and grandeur of a Broadway premier brought to your radio on First Nighter, starring "radio's first sex symbol", Don Ameche. Update: additional recordings

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Streamlined Shakespeare

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

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John Barrymore

had a classic look earning him the nickname "The Great Profile." He was best known as a Shakespearean stage actor, in particular for his performances in Hamlet and Richard III. Barrymore moved his focus to silent film and later appeared in various old time radio shows. Update: additional recordings

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Shakespeare on the Radio

This collection includes Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, As You Like It, King Lear, Julius Caesar, Taming of the Shrew, Antony and Cleopatra and variations there of. Update: additional broadcasts

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Theater Guild on the Air (US Steel Hour)

Sponsored by US Steel, this old time radio series produced classic and contemporary plays live and was one of the most popular Broadway drama shows of all time. Update: sound quality upgrades and additional episodes

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May 2016

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Jerry Lewis

Jerry was noted for the hijinks and insanity of his stage act with Dean Martin with the match-up or the Clown and the Crooner

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Murder at Midnight

The Witching Hour is a great time to be awake, listening to the radio and being frightened out of your wits, because there is usually Murder at Midnight. Update: additional broadcast

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Sleep No More

Performed by a single actor reading a story instead of a full cast, the selections are scary enough to ensure that you will Sleep No More. Update: sound upgrades

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Barton Yarborough

When living in Los Angeles, Barton Yarborough became a steady player among the community of "Radio Row" actors and soon landed the role as Ben Romero on Dragnet.

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Art Linkletter

His autobiography is entitled Confessions of a Happy Man, Art Linkletter is a broadcasting legend.

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People Are Funny

Hosted by Art Linkletter, stunts on this old time radio program continued to get more and more outrageous (and funny) as the show continued its 18 year run. Update: additional recordings

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Words with Music

featured dreamy organ music reveries intertwined with poetry read by guest stars include Agnes Moorehead, Ona Munson, Merle Oberon, and Raymond Burr. Update: additional recordings

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Fred Niblo Jr

He came from vaudevillian roots, and worked in screenwriting in Hollywood following in his father's footprints.

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Dark Venture

A psychological thriller old time radio show that keeps you at the end of your seat. Update: additional recordings and sound upgrades

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Palmolive Beauty Box Theater

"A Soap Operetta" old time radio show, with classically trained opera singers but a lighter tone than classical opera.

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Eric Linden

The handsome actor worked in more than thirty films in the 1930s with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

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Aldrich Family Christmas

Yuletide greetings from the home of Henry "Henreeee" Aldrich as his family celebrates Christmas.

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Jack Kirkwood

was well known for his repeated role on The Bob Hope Show. Some call Jack Kirkwood Bob Hope's second banana, but in actuality Hope often played the straight man to Kirkwood's hijinks. This extensive compilation contains The Jack Kirkwood Show, many of his guest appearances, and a rare recording of At Home with The Kirkwoods. Update: additional broadcasts

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Walter Tetley

He used his "smart-aleck kid" persona for the duration of his career giving zingers to the biggest names in radio most notably as Leroy in The Great Gildersleeve.

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Casey Crime Photographer

"SNAP!" Casey's crime photography often give him a snootfull of something foxingly mysterious. And the crime chase is on! Update: additional AFRS broadcast

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At Ease

featured uninterrupted pop songs with the alternating performances by the Armed Forces Radio Orchestra, Milton Shrednick, Allen Roth, Les Paul and many more. Update: additional recording

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Larry Dobkin

He worked in a number of radio shows but seemed to shine is Western Radio like Fort Laramie, Luke Slaughter of Tombstone, Frontier Gentleman, and Have Gun – Will Travel.

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H.G. Wells

the stories of H.G. Wells approach the future from a slightly different angle, Wells wrote less about wondrous devices and more about the future of people.

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Hour of Charm

features Phil Spitalny and His Hour of Charm All Girl Orchestra and Choir with Evelyn and "Her Magic Violin".Evelyn actually "magically" helped form the all-girl orchestra by auditioning over 1000 female performers.Twenty-two piece charming female musicians were members, all of whom played multiple instruments and sang in the choir. Update: additional AFRS broadcasts

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Harold Peary

Best known as The Great Gildersleeve, Harold Peary kept Americans laughing with the Fibber McGee and Molly spin-off.

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MGM Theatre

Enjoy these radio adaptations of great hollywood movies! Update: additional recording

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Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna won his greatest fame as Bob Hope's sidekick, but he was an accomplished comic on his own.

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Irving Berlin

Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, much of his music was used in many films are considered classics.

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April 2016

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Our Nations Heritage

Award winning music education radio show, presenting not only performances but discussions of musical theory as well as introducing both classical and popular music forms such as Jazz and folk.

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Willard Waterman

A veritable jack of all trades on the radio, Willard Waterman starred in The Whistler, The Lux Radio Theater, and Amos And Andy, later he starred as the leading role The Great Gildersleeve after Harold Peary left the program.

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Living Fiction

A multi-departmental effort by Northwestern University to create an educational radio show featuring great fiction.

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Great Gildersleeve

Enjoy the hijinks of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve and his family in this classic sit-com. Update: additional recordings and sound quality improvements

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Monty Woolley

His distinctive white beard was "his trademark" and he is best known for his role in The Man Who Came to Dinner.

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Sunway Vitamins Program (Buddy Starcher)

Buddy Starcher – Sunway Vitamins Program: Start your day with a healthy vitamin supplement and a healthy dose of hillbilly music from the Buddy Starcher - Sunway Vitamin Program.

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Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was a composer, pianist, and jazz orchestras bandleader.

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If Freedom Fails

A well-produced example of Cold War propaganda, AFRTS was able to tap considerable acting talent including Gregory Peck, Raymond Burr, and Richard Whitmore

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Communists and Cold War

This extensive collection includes radio shows, news broadcasts, psa's, and debates about The Red Scare, McCarthyism, and The Cold War which pervaded politics, cultures, life and more in second half the the 20th Century. Update: additional recordings

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Raymond Burr

best known from television's Perry Mason, Raymond Burr starred in Dragnet, Fort Laramie, and Pat Novak for Hire. Update: additional recording

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Atomic Radio

OTRCAT original collection featuring radio shows inspired by the Atomic Age. A blast from the past, this collection includes a bombardment of shows from all genres including Science Fiction, comedy, horror, detective, and drama. Update: additional recordings

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Gregory Peck

best known for his Academy Award winning portrayal of lawyer Atticus Finch in the film "To Kill a Mocking Bird" -- this collection includes all known appearances of Peck in the radio airwaves. Update: additional recording

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Howard Miller Show

One of the first "disc jockeys", Miller's music selections were popular but it was his fun and easy patter between records which kept listeners engaged. The "drive-time radio" DJ had a popular national daily show just after Arthur Godfrey went off the air.

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NEHI Program

music program from the 1930's with the delightful tones of Veronica Wiggins introducing the program each week. Update: additional recording

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Cary Grant

With a charm and sophistication that came as natural as his cleft chin and sparkling eyes, Cary Grant was a natural movie star who was just as talented in front of the radio microphone as he was the camera. Update: additional recording

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NBC Short Story

NBC Short Story found a literary form that was ideal for a half-hour radio broadcast, and used stories by Hemingway, Faulkner, Steinbeck and others.

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Just Entertainment

Originally hosted by Gene Autry, his sidekick Pat Buttram took the reins of this fun variety program. A fountain of country wit and humor, Just Entertainment was the perfect companion to a refreshing stick of chewing gum.

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Frances Farmer

A feisty leading lady who's career was cut short due to the politics of the studio system and her personal shortcomings.

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Meet Millie

Popular with the audiences, Meet Millie features a single gal trying to make her way while living with her mom. Update: additional recordings

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Fernando Lamas

Fernando Lamas was originally from Argentina but came to America to become a "Latin Lover" star of stage, screen, and radio and winning the hearts of America's starlets.

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Telephone Hour (Music From America)

The Best of Classical and Broadway Music, presented by Ma Bell. Update: additional recordings

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News Recordings 1939

New headlines were dominated by the news Europe from the Spanish Civil War to the Blitzkrieg of Poland. Update: additional Edward R Murrow recordings

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Camel Rock and Roll Dance Party

Hosted by Alan Freed who coined the term "Rock n roll", this radio program helped popularize rock on the airwaves.

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Drama International

South Africa Broadcasts were originally in English and Afrikaans, but by 1940 Zulu, Xhosa, Sesotho and Tswana had been added

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Frank Capra

He has been called a quintessentially American movie director of the 1930s and 1940s.

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Rock Hudson

One of the most handsome men in Hollywood and he was a leading in romantic comedies.

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David Torrence

Silent films star David Torrence began his film career at the age of 50 after leaving his native Scotland to become a cowboy in California.

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Living

Presented drama-documentaries on a variety of topics and was conceived as a conceived as a "radio mirror" for society. Update: additional recordings

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Paul Frees

"the man with 1,000 voices" appeared in a multitude of old time radio series and later memorable TV appearances. Update: additional recordings

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Player

featuring "the One Man Theater" - voice actor extraordinaire, Paul Frees. Update additional recordings

115
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March 2016

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Pennsylvania Keystone of Democracy

The Pennsylvania Historical Commission, with the cooperation of the State Council of Defense, began broadcasting a series of dramatizations of important events from Pennsylvania history in the 1940s.

124
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New Orleans Jazz Band

AFRS jazz broadcasts featuring New Orleans jazz for military personnel abroad. Update: additional recordings

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Ways of Mankind

Explore the various facets of cultures and explains not only how they differ, but how they are fundamentally the same in many ways.

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Your Symphony Scrapbook

Fascinating discussions with symphony musicians about their instrument, how it fits in the Symphony, and the musician's personal and professional background.

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This is the Story

This old time radio show takes a fascinating in depth look into unknown tidbits about people and events that shaped our culture, history, and world. Update: additional episodes. Update: additional recordings

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World In Music (Vincent Price)

Music from around the world so everyone in AFRS heard something that they like, Vincent Price served as host through part of the show's run.

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Brian Donlevy

A natural to be cast as the “heavy”, tough-guy roles Donlevy appeared on radio in support of his films on movie.

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Mirth Parade

A fun variety show in the vein of The Jack Benny Program, with a variety of themes and music all within a quarter hour.

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Herbert Hoover Speeches

The first US President born west of the Mississippi, Herbert Hoover was president during the earliest years of old time radio. Update: additional recordings

115
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Gene Lockhart

Performer, songwriter, singer, and playwright, Gene Lockhart Abroad with the Lockharts

253
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Somebody Knows

Summer replacement series for Suspense with the premise was that there are no perfect crimes, that someone, somewhere, could have the one missing clue. Update: additional shows

110
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Shell Chateau

Hosted by Al Jolson, Shell Chateau featured big name guest stars like Boris Karloff, Judy Garland, Deanna Durbin, Wallace Beery, Cab Calloway, Henry Fonda, Sonja Henie and many others.

125
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Virginia OBrien

A popular American actress, singer, and radio personality described as "both a hot dish and a dead pan at the same time": Virginia O'Brien AKA "Frozen Face" was best known for her comedic roles with a deadpan delivery in 1940s musicals.

118
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Sunday Down South

Featured "genteel Dixieana" with an evangelical effort, Bible verses were often recited between the musical numbers. Just the thing to listen to on the front porch with the smells of Sunday dinner wafting through the windows...

110
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Philip K Dick

One of the most creative minds in Science Fiction Writing, Philip K. Dick had his works adapted to radio.

14
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Hootnavy

A Hoot'Navy is a Hootenanny that has "gone to sea" to recruit Navy sailors which featured the music of Cliffie Stone, Rex Allen, Miriam Hall and The Sons of the Pioneers.

15
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US Navy Shows

If great music was all it took to get young men to the recruiting office, these U.S. Navy Shows would have found more sailors than we have ships. As it was, these great programs from the USN Recruiting Command gave us hours of toe-tapping goodness and dreams of the high seas. Update: Hoot'Navy shows added

136
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This is Paris

French Broadcasting System, the RTF or Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise, wanted to put together a program for American audiences to attract American tourist dollars and post-WWII sympathies

112
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Alistair Cooke

British born journalist, his observations of American life and culture were beloved by millions.

16
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Pipes of Scotland

Elements which make the music of the bagpipes unique include the drones; pipes which are not fingered but whose reeds are tuned to harmonize with the melody pipe or chanter.

14
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PET Milk Show

Hosted by Vic Damone's hero, Frank Sinatra, said that Vic had “the best pipes in the business” promoting evaporated milk “tin cows” of the Helvetia and Pet Milk Company.

13
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February 2016

TitleMP3 CDsEp.Popularity

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

A Public Service Announcement (PSA) is defined as a message in the public interest which is disseminated through the media free of charge, with the objective of raising awareness of issues. Update: additional recordings

1182
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Marilyn Maxwell

Born with a marquee-ready name, Marvel Marilyn Maxwell, she was known as “the other Marilyn”.

264
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WPA Concerts

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was established by executive order of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on May 6, 1935. The WPA was a work relief program that provided jobs for many individuals who had become unemployed during the Depression. Update: additional recordings

131
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Music in Miniature

A half hour of continuous music from the London Studios, Daphne Oram and Basil Douglas put the program together with no announcements.

13
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Hollywood Bombshells

Sexiest sirens ever to grace the small screen, big screen, and radio let us heat up those Winter Nights with the Hottest Vintage Hollywood Bombshells.

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John Charles Thomas Show

One of the greatest baritones of the 20th century, The John Charles Thomas Show was a heaping smorgasbord of musical talents and delights.

136
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Hanoi Hannah Excerpts

During the Vietnam War, Hanoi Hannah played progressive rock n roll music mixed with North Vietnamese propaganda.

14
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Rare News and Current Event Shows

Old Time Radio News shows are give modern listeners a peek into the major world events of yesteryear. Update: additional recordings

148
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Are You a Genius

Are You a Genius? is a fun and entertaining old time radio quiz show that highlights the many voice talents of Mel Blanc. Update: two additional shows

18
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Truth or Consequences

Ralph Edwards hosts the riotous game show where answers were tough, and the consequence for an incorrect answer were even tougher and funnier! Update: additional recording

117
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Bob Wills Round Up

Known as "the King of Western Swing", Wills was born on his daddy's cotton farm in east Texas.

132
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Uncle Ezra

One of the most popular on-air country-western charters was a philosophical corn-pone named Uncle Ezra created by Patrick Barrett.

110
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Tall Tales

Features a narrator, a folk singer, a "yarn spinner", and actors to present stories from the history of Tennessee.

130
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Gold Coast Rhythm

A quarter hour play or sketch that Sexton built around a seemingly normal situation with just a dash of the ridiculous.

17
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Bob Elson Interviews

primarily known as a sports announcer, a large portion of his career was spent simply interviewing famous people.

2107
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David Rose

Composer David Rose had his own show called California Melodies and his song "The Stripper" reached the top of Billboard's top 100.

8229
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Country Style USA

Announced by Cecil Daniels, the show features some of the best country and folk music of the era and was a United States Army syndication created for army recruitment. Update: additional episodes

183
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Guess Who

A fun and entertaining quiz show, when the contestants answer questions correctly, host Happy Feldman drops a Sheffied Dairy "silver coins" in empty milk bottles - clank! When the guests get the answer wrong, Happy sounds the cow bell. Update: additional episode

119
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This is Jazz

Hosted by Jazz critic Rudi Blesh and guests included Jazz greats like Louis Armstrong, Leadbelly, Sidney Bechet, Bertha Chippie Hill, Canada Lee, Blue Lou Lee, Mama Alberta Price

118
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Twenty Questions

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. Update: additional recording

18
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January 2016

TitleMP3 CDsEp.Popularity

Transatlantic Call People to People

WWII program geared to bridge the gap between the pond and forge a strong relationship between the people of Great Britain and the United States.

119
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Freedom USA

A fascinating and unique drama show which attempts to give a dramatic inside view of United States Senate happenings from the honest and good hearted Senator Dean Edward. Update: additional episodes

137
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Two Thousand Plus (2000PLUS)

Since Y2K, we know what it is like to live in the years 2000+, but in 1950-1952, this pioneering Sci Fi program on Mutual explored the fantastic future we all dreamed about. So where in your personal robot and jet-pack? Update: additional episode and sound upgrades

116
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America Town Meeting of the Air

Every week, the nation listened as experts debated issues from communism to social security to the type of music America wanted. Modeled after New England Town Hall Meetings, each show opened with a "town crier" clanging a bell and an active audience that would "boo" panelists. Update: additional recording

239
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Vivien Leigh

She became a household name playing Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, Vivien Leigh was one of the brightest stars in classic Hollywood.

15
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Veronica Lake

With her trademark peek-a-boo hairstyle and 4 feet 11 inch frame, Veronica Lake paired with Alan Ladd in seven movies.

115
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Olivia de Havilland

Known for her breakout role as Mellie in Gone with the Wind, Olivia de Havilland won Academy Awards for films To Each His Own and The Heiress.

237
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Lana Turner

Her career began as a Hollywood fairy tale when a reporter found her sipping a Coke in a soda shop, bombshell Lana Turner would overcome personal tragedy and scandal to become one of the grand ladies of Hollywood.

127
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Jean Peters

Green-eyed beauty was a rising star in the 1950s, she was typecast as "sexy spitfire."

16
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Grace Kelly

Known for her roles in Alfred Hitchcock films, Grace Kelly later married Prince Rainier III and became Princess of Monaco.

14
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Jean Harlow

An American, platinum-blond film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s, Jean Harlow is known as the first Hollywood bombshell.

16
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Gene Tierney

An American film and stage actress, she was known for her stunning beauty and later as a leading lady.

124
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State of the Union Addresses

Officially a speech made from the US President to Congress; however, the advent of radio made the State of the Union a public speech heard by Americans everywhere. Update: additional broadcast

255
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Dorothy Lamour

Known for the sarong dress in The Jungle Princess and her exotic good looks, Dorothy Lamour made over 60 motion pictures and helped sell US Treasury Bonds

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Dark Fantasy

Broadcast long after the children went to bed, Dark Fantasy featured grim horror, menacing murder, and science fiction. Upgrade: sound quality

128
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Elizabeth Taylor

One of the most popular stars in classic films, all eyes were on her violet eyes through her lucrative career in show business.

111
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National Barn Dance

Broadcasting from Chicago, the WLS National Barn Dance was just as popular as Nashville’s Grand Ol’ Opry, bringing hillbilly music to country and city folk alike. Update: additional episode

110
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Adolphe Menjou

Known as a suave and debonair ladies man, Adolphe Menjou's career spanned both silent films and talkies.

252
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