Welcome to OTRCAT.com: Old Time Radio Catalog
 > 
  Comedy   Drama   Personality  

Bette Davis Collection

Bette Davis was one of the top Hollywood actresses of all time. During her career she received 10 nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won twice. This collection includes all known guest appearances.

60 old time radio show recordings
available in the following formats:

1 MP3 CD
or
36 Audio CDs


Choose your CD format
or order disks individually: Add to Cart
Play a sample episode from October 01, 1951:

"All About Eve"



... or click here to save the Mp3 file to your computer

About this Old Time Radio Show

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

Bette DavisBette Davis is one of the top Hollywood actresses of all time.  During her career Bette Davis received 10 nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won twice ("Dangerous" 1935 and "Jezebel" 1938).  She was known for playing unlikable characters and appeared in everything from drama to comedy

In 1936, her pay was suspended from Warner Brothers because she would not accept a role she deemed unworthy of her talent.  Bette Davis tried to sue the production company to release her from her contract so that she could find work else where.  She lost, but Warner Brothers began using her in films again beginning with Jezebel for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress. 

Bette DavisAfter the attack on Pearl Harbor, Bette Davis worked to support the war effort by selling War Bonds.  She also crossed the color barrier by performing for African-American WWII troops alongside Hattie McDaniel and Lena Horne.  She co-created the Hollywood Canteen, a nightclub free for servicemen traveling through Los Angeles.  The biggest names in Hollywood including Jack Benny, Alan Ladd, Ronald Reagan, Cary Grant, The Andrew Sisters, Bergen and McCarthy, Mel Blanc, Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Durante, Errol Fylnn, Judy Garland, Phil Harris and Alice Faye, Kay Kyser, Francis Langford, Groucho Marx, Dick Powell, Edward G. Robinson, Ginger Rogers, Roy Rogers, Dinah Shore, Red Skelton, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Stanwyck, Martha Tilton, Orson Welles, John Wayne, Rudy Vallee and many more all volunteered at the Hollywood Canteen.  Of her creation of the Hollywood Canteen, Bette Davis said, "There are few accomplishments in my life that I am sincerely proud of. The Hollywood Canteen is one of them."

Bette Davis is also known for her rivalry with actress Joan Crawford of whom she said "She has slept with every male star at MGM except Lassie."  In 1962, the two rivals starred together in "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"

This collection includes all known guest appearances of Bette Davis in old time radio.  Notable appearances include her reprisal of her roles in All About Eve, Mr. Skeffington on Lux Radio Theater and Jezebel on Academy Award Theater.  Also included in this collection is a very rare recording of the dedication ceremony of the Hollywood Canteen. 

 

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

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.



    60 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 32 hours, 4 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      60 shows - total playtime 32 hours 4 minutes
      1. Academy Aw Th 460330 01 Jezebel.mp3
      2. Bergen Mccarthy 370912 19 Bette Davis.mp3
      3. Bob Hope 421013 W Bette Davis.mp3
      4. Cavalcade Of America 420119 262 An American Is Born.mp3
      5. Cpusa 420804 025.mp3
      6. Cpusa 440610 124 Bette Davis J Durante A Shaw.mp3
      7. Cpusa 450814 000 Special Victory Celebration 2 o 2.mp3
      8. Hedda Hoppers Hollywood 501125 07 Bette Davis.mp3
      9. Hollywood Canteen 421003 Premier Bette Davis.mp3
      10. Lux 370517 133 Another Language.mp3
      11. Lux 380228 165 Forsaking All Others.mp3
      12. Lux 400108 245 Dark Victory.mp3
      13. Lux 411215 330 All This And Heaven Too.mp3
      14. Lux 440306 430 The Letter.mp3
      15. Lux 451001 496 Mr Skeffington.mp3
      16. Lux 460211 515 Now Voyager.mp3
      17. Lux 470825 579 A Stolen Life.mp3
      18. Lux 511001 759 All About Eve.mp3
      19. Mail Call 440000 Bette Davis.mp3
      20. Mail Call 450328 138 Bette Davis Frank Sinatra.mp3
      21. Screen Guild Theater 390122 003 Can We Forget.mp3
      22. Screen Guild Theater 400114 039 This Lonely Heart.mp3
      23. Screen Guild Theater 400310 047 Ballerinaslightly With Acce.mp3
      24. Screen Guild Theater 401229 067 Drink A Glass Of Sassafras.mp3
      25. Screen Guild Theater 410302 076 Jane Eyre.mp3
      26. Screen Guild Theater 420419 113 A Womans Face.mp3
      27. Screen Guild Theater 430201 129 Dodsworth.mp3
      28. Screen Guild Theater 450806 257 The Little Foxes.mp3
      29. Screen Guild Theater 460923 315 Susan And God.mp3
      30. Silver Theater 381211 211 1 o 2 Broken Prelude.mp3
      31. Silver Theater 381218 212 2 o 2 Broken Prelude.mp3
      32. Suspense 491020 355 Good Night Mrs Russell.mp3
      33. The Shell Chateau 350803 Bette Davis And George Jessell.mp3
      34. Treasury Star Parade 055 Bette Davis.mp3
      35. Whispering St 008 58 Man Who Wanted To Die.mp3
      36. Whispering St 009 58 Jilted.mp3
      37. Whispering St 010 58 Airline Stewardess.mp3
      38. Whispering St 011 58 Anne Dearborn.mp3
      39. Whispering St 012 58 Hole In One.mp3
      40. Whispering St 013 58 Distraught Mother.mp3
      41. Whispering St 014 58 Homicidal Jealousy.mp3
      42. Whispering St 015 58 Old Flame.mp3
      43. Whispering St 016 58 Spoiled Little Girl.mp3
      44. Whispering St 017 58 Country Girl.mp3
      45. Whispering St 018 58 Desperado.mp3
      46. Whispering St 019 58 Blind Girl.mp3
      47. Whispering St 020 58 Rev Kingsleys Retirement.mp3
      48. Whispering St 021 58 The Actress.mp3
      49. Whispering St 022 58 A Lie Always Has An Encore.mp3
      50. Whispering St 023 58 Owning A Car.mp3
      51. Whispering St 024 58 The Doctor Is Back.mp3
      52. Whispering St 025 58 Helpful Sisterinlaw.mp3
      53. Whispering St 026 58 Suspicion.mp3
      54. Whispering St 027 58 The Actors.mp3
      55. Whispering St 028 58 Public Stenographer.mp3
      56. Whispering St 029 58 Ghost Writer.mp3
      57. Whispering St 030 58 Big Story.mp3
      58. Whispering St 031 58 Andrea.mp3
      59. Whispering St 032 58 Day Off To Remember.mp3
      60. Whispering St 033 58 Uncle Ralph.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    60 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 32 hours, 4 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      60 shows - total playtime 32 hours 4 minutes
      1. Academy Aw Th 460330 01 Jezebel.mp3
      2. Bergen Mccarthy 370912 19 Bette Davis.mp3
      3. Bob Hope 421013 W Bette Davis.mp3
      4. Cavalcade Of America 420119 262 An American Is Born.mp3
      5. Cpusa 420804 025.mp3
      6. Cpusa 440610 124 Bette Davis J Durante A Shaw.mp3
      7. Cpusa 450814 000 Special Victory Celebration 2 o 2.mp3
      8. Hedda Hoppers Hollywood 501125 07 Bette Davis.mp3
      9. Hollywood Canteen 421003 Premier Bette Davis.mp3
      10. Lux 370517 133 Another Language.mp3
      11. Lux 380228 165 Forsaking All Others.mp3
      12. Lux 400108 245 Dark Victory.mp3
      13. Lux 411215 330 All This And Heaven Too.mp3
      14. Lux 440306 430 The Letter.mp3
      15. Lux 451001 496 Mr Skeffington.mp3
      16. Lux 460211 515 Now Voyager.mp3
      17. Lux 470825 579 A Stolen Life.mp3
      18. Lux 511001 759 All About Eve.mp3
      19. Mail Call 440000 Bette Davis.mp3
      20. Mail Call 450328 138 Bette Davis Frank Sinatra.mp3
      21. Screen Guild Theater 390122 003 Can We Forget.mp3
      22. Screen Guild Theater 400114 039 This Lonely Heart.mp3
      23. Screen Guild Theater 400310 047 Ballerinaslightly With Acce.mp3
      24. Screen Guild Theater 401229 067 Drink A Glass Of Sassafras.mp3
      25. Screen Guild Theater 410302 076 Jane Eyre.mp3
      26. Screen Guild Theater 420419 113 A Womans Face.mp3
      27. Screen Guild Theater 430201 129 Dodsworth.mp3
      28. Screen Guild Theater 450806 257 The Little Foxes.mp3
      29. Screen Guild Theater 460923 315 Susan And God.mp3
      30. Silver Theater 381211 211 1 o 2 Broken Prelude.mp3
      31. Silver Theater 381218 212 2 o 2 Broken Prelude.mp3
      32. Suspense 491020 355 Good Night Mrs Russell.mp3
      33. The Shell Chateau 350803 Bette Davis And George Jessell.mp3
      34. Treasury Star Parade 055 Bette Davis.mp3
      35. Whispering St 008 58 Man Who Wanted To Die.mp3
      36. Whispering St 009 58 Jilted.mp3
      37. Whispering St 010 58 Airline Stewardess.mp3
      38. Whispering St 011 58 Anne Dearborn.mp3
      39. Whispering St 012 58 Hole In One.mp3
      40. Whispering St 013 58 Distraught Mother.mp3
      41. Whispering St 014 58 Homicidal Jealousy.mp3
      42. Whispering St 015 58 Old Flame.mp3
      43. Whispering St 016 58 Spoiled Little Girl.mp3
      44. Whispering St 017 58 Country Girl.mp3
      45. Whispering St 018 58 Desperado.mp3
      46. Whispering St 019 58 Blind Girl.mp3
      47. Whispering St 020 58 Rev Kingsleys Retirement.mp3
      48. Whispering St 021 58 The Actress.mp3
      49. Whispering St 022 58 A Lie Always Has An Encore.mp3
      50. Whispering St 023 58 Owning A Car.mp3
      51. Whispering St 024 58 The Doctor Is Back.mp3
      52. Whispering St 025 58 Helpful Sisterinlaw.mp3
      53. Whispering St 026 58 Suspicion.mp3
      54. Whispering St 027 58 The Actors.mp3
      55. Whispering St 028 58 Public Stenographer.mp3
      56. Whispering St 029 58 Ghost Writer.mp3
      57. Whispering St 030 58 Big Story.mp3
      58. Whispering St 031 58 Andrea.mp3
      59. Whispering St 032 58 Day Off To Remember.mp3
      60. Whispering St 033 58 Uncle Ralph.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



    60 recordings on 36 Audio CDs
    total playtime 32 hours, 4 min

    Disc A001

    1. Treasury Star Parade 055 Bette Davis
    2. Whispering St 008 58 Man Who Wanted To Die
    3. Whispering St 009 58 Jilted

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. Whispering St 010 58 Airline Stewardess
    2. Whispering St 011 58 Anne Dearborn

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A003

    1. Whispering St 012 58 Hole In One
    2. Whispering St 013 58 Distraught Mother

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A004

    1. Whispering St 014 58 Homicidal Jealousy
    2. Whispering St 015 58 Old Flame

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A005

    1. Whispering St 016 58 Spoiled Little Girl
    2. Whispering St 017 58 Country Girl

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A006

    1. Whispering St 018 58 Desperado
    2. Whispering St 019 58 Blind Girl

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A007

    1. Whispering St 020 58 Rev Kingsleys Retirement
    2. Whispering St 021 58 The Actress

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A008

    1. Whispering St 022 58 A Lie Always Has An Encore
    2. Whispering St 023 58 Owning A Car

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A009

    1. Whispering St 024 58 The Doctor Is Back
    2. Whispering St 025 58 Helpful Sisterinlaw

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A010

    1. Whispering St 026 58 Suspicion
    2. Whispering St 027 58 The Actors

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A011

    1. Whispering St 028 58 Public Stenographer
    2. Whispering St 029 58 Ghost Writer

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A012

    1. Whispering St 030 58 Big Story
    2. Whispering St 031 58 Andrea

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A013

    1. Whispering St 032 58 Day Off To Remember
    2. Whispering St 033 58 Uncle Ralph

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A014

    1. The Shell Chateau 350803 Bette Davis And George Jessell

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A015

    1. Lux 370517 133 Another Language

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A016

    1. Bergen Mccarthy 370912 19 Bette Davis

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A017

    1. Lux 380228 165 Forsaking All Others

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A018

    1. Silver Theater 381211 211 1 o 2 Broken Prelude
    2. Silver Theater 381218 212 2 o 2 Broken Prelude

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A019

    1. Screen Guild Theater 390122 003 Can We Forget

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A020

    1. Lux 400108 245 Dark Victory

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A021

    1. Screen Guild Theater 400114 039 This Lonely Heart
    2. Screen Guild Theater 400310 047 Ballerinaslightly With Acce

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A022

    1. Screen Guild Theater 401229 067 Drink A Glass Of Sassafras
    2. Screen Guild Theater 410302 076 Jane Eyre

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A023

    1. Lux 411215 330 All This And Heaven Too

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A024

    1. Cavalcade Of America 420119 262 An American Is Born
    2. Screen Guild Theater 420419 113 A Womans Face

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A025

    1. Cpusa 420804 025
    2. Hollywood Canteen 421003 Premier Bette Davis

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A026

    1. Bob Hope 421013 W Bette Davis
    2. Screen Guild Theater 430201 129 Dodsworth

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A027

    1. Mail Call 440000 Bette Davis

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A028

    1. Lux 440306 430 The Letter

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A029

    1. Cpusa 440610 124 Bette Davis J Durante A Shaw
    2. Mail Call 450328 138 Bette Davis Frank Sinatra

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A030

    1. Screen Guild Theater 450806 257 The Little Foxes
    2. Cpusa 450814 000 Special Victory Celebration 2 o 2

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A031

    1. Lux 451001 496 Mr Skeffington

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A032

    1. Lux 460211 515 Now Voyager

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A033

    1. Academy Aw Th 460330 01 Jezebel
    2. Screen Guild Theater 460923 315 Susan And God

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A034

    1. Lux 470825 579 A Stolen Life

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A035

    1. Suspense 491020 355 Good Night Mrs Russell
    2. Hedda Hoppers Hollywood 501125 07 Bette Davis

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A036

    1. Lux 511001 759 All About Eve

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00