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The Big Show

By the early 1950's, sponsors were beginning to abandon radio for television, but nothing on the small screen had the class and sophistication of NBC's The Big Show. Although Mistress of Ceremonies, Tallulah Bankhead and her guests from the world of entertainment were definitely "upper crust", Miss Bankhead's friendly and accessible manner meant that the program was as entertaining in the parlor as it was in the garage.

30 old time radio show recordings
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1 Audio CDs


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The Big Show
The Big Show

Spectacular Variety (1950 - 52)

Tallulah BankheadBig ShowHosted by Tallulah Bankhead, "mistress of ceremonies," The Big Show competed against The Jack Benny Program and The Charlie McCarthy Show for the attention of Sunday night radio listeners.

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Money flowed like wine into this unusually large program, with some shows topping $100,000.The Big Show also competed against television, and how! The Big Show had big names – including Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante, Groucho Marx, Ethel Merman, Ethel Barrymore, Gary Cooper, Ray Bolger, Martha Raye, Frankie Laine, Ed Wynn, Bob Hope, Judy Garland and Danny Kaye, to mention a few.

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Put on your high-flying slippers and pull your oversized armchair to the enormously roaring fire, because this is going to be an extravagant night full of huge laughs and grandiose entertainment.

Please note: This disk is the same contents as Vol. 2 of the Tallulah Bankhead Collection.

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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.



    30 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 41 hours, 47 min
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      30 shows - total playtime 41 hours 47 minutes
      1. Big Show 501105 Debut Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante.Mp3
      2. Big Show 501112 Groucho Marx, Fanny Brice, Ezio Pinza.Mp3
      3. Big Show 501119 , Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope.Mp3
      4. Big Show 501126 Fred Allen, Ed Wynn, Ed Gardner.Mp3
      5. Big Show 501203 Fred Allen, Phil Silvers, Margaret Truma.Mp3
      6. Big Show 501210 Clifton Webb, Charles Boyer, Imogene Coc.Mp3
      7. Big Show 501217 Bob Hope, Phil Harris, Louis Armstrong.Mp3
      8. Big Show 501224 Jimmy Durante, Ed Wynn, Margaret O'brien.Mp3
      9. Big Show 501231 09 Vivian Blaine, Jose Ferrer, Sam Levine.mp3
      10. Big Show 510107 Fred Allen Danny Thomas.mp3
      11. Big Show 510114 Jack Carter, Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye.Mp3
      12. Big Show 510121 Fred Allen, Judy Holliday,.Mp3
      13. Big Show 510128 Danny Kaye, Ray Bolger, Gary Cooper.Mp3
      14. Big Show 510204 Fred Allen, Judy Holliday, Leo Durocher.Mp3
      15. Big Show 510211 Groucho, Martin Lewis, Joan Davis.Mp3
      16. Big Show 510218 Fred Allen, Jack Carson, Ed Wynn.Mp3
      17. Big Show 510225 Judy Holliday, Jack Haley, Monty Woolley.Mp3
      18. Big Show 510304 Fred Allen, Herb Shriner, Ethel Merman.Mp3
      19. Big Show 510311 Jimmy Durante, Jack Pearl, Celeste Holm.Mp3
      20. Big Show 510318 Fred Allen, Ella Fitzgerald, Ethel Water.Mp3
      21. Big Show 510325 Judy Holliday, J Durante, Carmen Miranda.Mp3
      22. Big Show 510401 Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, Ethel Barrymore.Mp3
      23. Big Show 510409 Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle, Ethel Merma.Mp3
      24. Big Show 510415 E Cantor, Martha Raye, O De Havilland.Mp3
      25. Big Show 510422 Fred Allen, Judy Holliday, Joan Davis.Mp3
      26. Big Show 510429 Jimmy Durante Milton Berle.mp3
      27. Big Show 510506 Fred Allen, Groucho Marx, George Jessel.Mp3
      28. Big Show 510930 2nd Season Premiere In London (Inc).Mp3
      29. Big Show 520309 Fibber Molly, Ethel Mermen, Peter Lorr.Mp3
      30. Promo 195X Duffys Tavern, Big Show.mp3
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    30 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 41 hours, 47 min
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      30 shows - total playtime 41 hours 47 minutes
      1. Big Show 501105 Debut Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante.Mp3
      2. Big Show 501112 Groucho Marx, Fanny Brice, Ezio Pinza.Mp3
      3. Big Show 501119 , Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope.Mp3
      4. Big Show 501126 Fred Allen, Ed Wynn, Ed Gardner.Mp3
      5. Big Show 501203 Fred Allen, Phil Silvers, Margaret Truma.Mp3
      6. Big Show 501210 Clifton Webb, Charles Boyer, Imogene Coc.Mp3
      7. Big Show 501217 Bob Hope, Phil Harris, Louis Armstrong.Mp3
      8. Big Show 501224 Jimmy Durante, Ed Wynn, Margaret O'brien.Mp3
      9. Big Show 501231 09 Vivian Blaine, Jose Ferrer, Sam Levine.mp3
      10. Big Show 510107 Fred Allen Danny Thomas.mp3
      11. Big Show 510114 Jack Carter, Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye.Mp3
      12. Big Show 510121 Fred Allen, Judy Holliday,.Mp3
      13. Big Show 510128 Danny Kaye, Ray Bolger, Gary Cooper.Mp3
      14. Big Show 510204 Fred Allen, Judy Holliday, Leo Durocher.Mp3
      15. Big Show 510211 Groucho, Martin Lewis, Joan Davis.Mp3
      16. Big Show 510218 Fred Allen, Jack Carson, Ed Wynn.Mp3
      17. Big Show 510225 Judy Holliday, Jack Haley, Monty Woolley.Mp3
      18. Big Show 510304 Fred Allen, Herb Shriner, Ethel Merman.Mp3
      19. Big Show 510311 Jimmy Durante, Jack Pearl, Celeste Holm.Mp3
      20. Big Show 510318 Fred Allen, Ella Fitzgerald, Ethel Water.Mp3
      21. Big Show 510325 Judy Holliday, J Durante, Carmen Miranda.Mp3
      22. Big Show 510401 Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, Ethel Barrymore.Mp3
      23. Big Show 510409 Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle, Ethel Merma.Mp3
      24. Big Show 510415 E Cantor, Martha Raye, O De Havilland.Mp3
      25. Big Show 510422 Fred Allen, Judy Holliday, Joan Davis.Mp3
      26. Big Show 510429 Jimmy Durante Milton Berle.mp3
      27. Big Show 510506 Fred Allen, Groucho Marx, George Jessel.Mp3
      28. Big Show 510930 2nd Season Premiere In London (Inc).Mp3
      29. Big Show 520309 Fibber Molly, Ethel Mermen, Peter Lorr.Mp3
      30. Promo 195X Duffys Tavern, Big Show.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



    30 recordings on 1 Audio CD
    total playtime 0 hours, 58 min

    Disc A001

    1. Promo 195X Duffys Tavern, Big Show
    2. Big Show 510930 2nd Season Premiere In London (Inc)

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