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Any Bonds Today?

Entertaining fifteen-minute Treasury Dept spot featured a Patriotic Sketch and a Patriotic Song.

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Transcribed for the Treasury Department

Uncle Sam had to take out a loan in order to be able pay for the Second World War. Several Loans in fact.

WWII PatriotismThe Treasury Department used the technique of Bond Drives on different occasions during the War, with each drive having a certain goal of money to be raised, and each time the goal was surpassed. Eventually $185.7 billion dollars were raised from 85 million Americans.

The Bond drives themselves were very successful, but the call for investment was constant, on all mass media platforms. Workers were encouraged to invest 10% of their earnings in bonds. For those with lower incomes and children there were War Stamps available; the Stamps could be purchased for as little as 10 cents apiece and collected in a special album, when the album was full it could be traded for a Series E Bond.

The entertainment industry was a large part of the bond Drives. The Treasury Department sponsored several high quality radio programs to promote the bonds.

Any Bonds Today? featured a short Patriotic sketch along with a Patriotic Song on each 15 minute program. The sketches could be comedy buying her first War Stamps; or movingly dramatic, like the ghostly Henry Fonda in "The Man from Cemetery Ridge" or Fay Wray as the Goddess of Liberty in "The Last Boat".

For more WWII-era bond-sales related shows, see also: Any Bonds Today?, Four for the Fifth, Guest Star Radio, Keep Em Rollin, Music for Millions, New World A-Coming, Over Here, These are Our Men, Treasury Salute, and Treasury Star Parade.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    6 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 21 min
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      6 shows - total playtime 1 hours 21 minutes
      1. Any Bonds Today 420204 Henry Fonda.mp3
      2. Any Bonds Today 420211 Igor Gorin Fanny Brice.mp3
      3. Any Bonds Today 420218 Walter Pidgeon.mp3
      4. Any Bonds Today 420225 Fay Wray John Beale.mp3
      5. Any Bonds Today Fanny Brice.mp3
      6. Any Bonds Tonight 441226 Emblem Of Peace March.mp3
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    6 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 21 min
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      6 shows - total playtime 1 hours 21 minutes
      1. Any Bonds Today 420204 Henry Fonda.mp3
      2. Any Bonds Today 420211 Igor Gorin Fanny Brice.mp3
      3. Any Bonds Today 420218 Walter Pidgeon.mp3
      4. Any Bonds Today 420225 Fay Wray John Beale.mp3
      5. Any Bonds Today Fanny Brice.mp3
      6. Any Bonds Tonight 441226 Emblem Of Peace March.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    6 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 21 min

    Disc A001

    1. Any Bonds Today Fanny Brice
    2. Any Bonds Today 420204 Henry Fonda
    3. Any Bonds Today 420211 Igor Gorin Fanny Brice
    4. Any Bonds Today 420218 Walter Pidgeon
    5. Any Bonds Today 420225 Fay Wray John Beale

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    Disc A002

    1. Any Bonds Tonight 441226 Emblem Of Peace March

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