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Clara Lu and Em

Known to be the First Soap Opera with Gossip Galore from your Three Favorite Gals!

13 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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2 Audio CDs


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"Measles"



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Clara Lu and Em
Comic
Soap Opera (1931-1942)

Clara Lu and Em AdverstiementClara, Lu and Em premiered in 1931 as the first soap opera and daytime drama to hit the airwaves.

Clara Lu and EmSponsored by Colgate Palmolive, Clara, Lu and Em helped give soap operas their name, as "soaps of the day were sponsored by soap makers. Before Clara, Lu and Em came along, daytime radio programs consisted of short, fifteen minute music shows and little tidbits of gossip and household hintery.

This first soap opera was light and comedic, focusing on the daily lives and tongue wagging of three Midwestern housewives.

After one year of programming, the show became a popular five-day-a-week delight – entertaining housewives across the country and setting the standard for future daily soaps. It was created by three sorority sisters from the Northwestern University, Isabel Carothers, Louise Starkey and Helen King.

 

Clara Lu and Em

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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.



    13 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 8 min
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      13 shows - total playtime 2 hours 8 minutes
      1. CLE 340705 Girls are in N.Y..mp3
      2. CLE 350628 Wedding Preporations.mp3
      3. CLE 350701 Measles.mp3
      4. CLE 360106 Men Are the Weaker Sex.mp3
      5. CLE 420731 New Grandbaby.mp3
      6. CLE 420812 $3.00 is A Small Fortune.mp3
      7. CLE 420923 Clara Is Ill.mp3
      8. CLE 421109 The Harvest Hop.mp3
      9. CLE 421113 Old Fashioned Party.mp3
      10. CLE 421116 After The Party Complaints.mp3
      11. CLE 421202 Schools For Santa.mp3
      12. CLE 421204 The Last Show.mp3
      13. CLE Interviews.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    13 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 8 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      13 shows - total playtime 2 hours 8 minutes
      1. CLE 340705 Girls are in N.Y..mp3
      2. CLE 350628 Wedding Preporations.mp3
      3. CLE 350701 Measles.mp3
      4. CLE 360106 Men Are the Weaker Sex.mp3
      5. CLE 420731 New Grandbaby.mp3
      6. CLE 420812 $3.00 is A Small Fortune.mp3
      7. CLE 420923 Clara Is Ill.mp3
      8. CLE 421109 The Harvest Hop.mp3
      9. CLE 421113 Old Fashioned Party.mp3
      10. CLE 421116 After The Party Complaints.mp3
      11. CLE 421202 Schools For Santa.mp3
      12. CLE 421204 The Last Show.mp3
      13. CLE Interviews.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



    13 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 8 min

    Disc A001

    1. CLE Interviews
    2. CLE 340705 Girls are in N.Y.
    3. CLE 350628 Wedding Preporations
    4. CLE 350701 Measles
    5. CLE 360106 Men Are the Weaker Sex

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. CLE 420731 New Grandbaby
    2. CLE 420812 $3.00 is A Small Fortune
    3. CLE 420923 Clara Is Ill
    4. CLE 421109 The Harvest Hop
    5. CLE 421113 Old Fashioned Party
    6. CLE 421116 After The Party Complaints
    7. CLE 421202 Schools For Santa
    8. CLE 421204 The Last Show

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00