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Donna Reed Collection

She personified Mid-Western goodness and dependability, fan may best remember her from her role as Mary Hatch in It a Wonderful Life.

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15 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 7 hours, 37 min)
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1 MP3 CD
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9 Audio CDs


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"Donna Reed in Screen Guild Theater: Devil and Miss Jones"



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Donna ReedIf any actress personified Mid-Western goodness and dependability, it was Donna Reed. Although she became one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood and a favorite pin-up girl, acting was not Donna’s ambition growing up.

Donna ReedBorn Donna Belle Mullenger in Denison, Iowa, 1921, she was a farm girl like so many others. What made Donna unique was that she was strikingly beautiful. After high school, she had dreams of becoming a teacher, but there was no money for college. An aunt encouraged her to move to the West coast and attend Los Angeles City College, and while there she began to appear in a few campus productions (she was also elected Campus Queen).

With LACC’s proximity to Hollywood, it seems natural that several studios would offer her screen tests. She eventually signed with MGM, but she insisted that she be allowed to finish her education first. After her screen debut in The Get-Away(1941), the studio changed her name to Donna Reed. She appeared in several more films, including Shadow of the Thin Man (1941), The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942), Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942), They Were Expendable (1945) and several others before being loaned to RKO to appear as Mary Hatch Bailey in Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life (1946). The Christmas time classic may be Donna’s best known role because of its popularity on TV during the Holidays.

The Donna Reed Show ran on ABC TV from 1958 to 1966. Donna said that the show was a realistic portrayal of a Midwestern household and that the “plots revolve around the most important thing in America-a loving family”.

Even though Donna’s reputation was built on the wholesome goodness of her characters, her Academy Award was for her portrayal of a prostitute in From Here to Eternity (1953). A life-long Republican, she was an anti-nuclear power and Vietnam War protester. Her interest in politics increased as her son, Tony, approached the age of draft eligibility, and she helped to found “Another Mother for Peace”. The organization’s slogan was “War is not healthy for children and other living things”.

Less than two weeks before her 65th birthday, Donna succumbed to pancreatic cancer on January 14, 1986. A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1612 Vine Street honors Donna Reed’s contributions to Motion Pictures

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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.



    15 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 7 hours, 37 min
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      15 shows - total playtime 7 hours 37 minutes
      1. Bob Hope 3955 540423 597 Donna Reed.mp3
      2. Cav 470210 Voice Of Wizard.mp3
      3. Command Performance 461124 240 Donna Reed.mp3
      4. Ft 480513 066 Song For Long Road.mp3
      5. Ft 490216 105 God And Red Scooter.mp3
      6. Ft 501025 193 Jane Eyre.mp3
      7. Ft 550216 408 Uncle Jim.mp3
      8. Gi Jive Donna Reed.mp3
      9. Guest Star 540725 0383 Matrimony.mp3
      10. Lux Radio Theater 510924 757 Movietime, Usa.mp3
      11. Lux Radio Theater 540607 884 Naked Jungle.mp3
      12. Lux Radio Theater 550322 915 Rawhide.mp3
      13. Mgm 1942 Courtship Of Andy Hardy.mp3
      14. Screen Guild 460812 Devil And Miss Jones.mp3
      15. Screen Guild Theater 440904 210 Too Many Husbands.mp3
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    15 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 7 hours, 37 min
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      15 shows - total playtime 7 hours 37 minutes
      1. Bob Hope 3955 540423 597 Donna Reed.mp3
      2. Cav 470210 Voice Of Wizard.mp3
      3. Command Performance 461124 240 Donna Reed.mp3
      4. Ft 480513 066 Song For Long Road.mp3
      5. Ft 490216 105 God And Red Scooter.mp3
      6. Ft 501025 193 Jane Eyre.mp3
      7. Ft 550216 408 Uncle Jim.mp3
      8. Gi Jive Donna Reed.mp3
      9. Guest Star 540725 0383 Matrimony.mp3
      10. Lux Radio Theater 510924 757 Movietime, Usa.mp3
      11. Lux Radio Theater 540607 884 Naked Jungle.mp3
      12. Lux Radio Theater 550322 915 Rawhide.mp3
      13. Mgm 1942 Courtship Of Andy Hardy.mp3
      14. Screen Guild 460812 Devil And Miss Jones.mp3
      15. Screen Guild Theater 440904 210 Too Many Husbands.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



    15 recordings on 9 Audio CDs
    total playtime 7 hours, 37 min

    Donna Reed Disc A001

    1. Gi Jive Donna Reed
    2. Mgm 1942 Courtship Of Andy Hardy
    3. Screen Guild Theater 440904 210 Too Many Husbands

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    Donna Reed Disc A002

    1. Screen Guild 460812 Devil And Miss Jones
    2. Command Performance 461124 240 Donna Reed

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    Donna Reed Disc A003

    1. Cav 470210 Voice Of Wizard
    2. Ft 480513 066 Song For Long Road

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    Donna Reed Disc A004

    1. Ft 490216 105 God And Red Scooter
    2. Ft 501025 193 Jane Eyre

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    Donna Reed Disc A005

    1. Lux Radio Theater 510924 757 Movietime, Usa

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    Donna Reed Disc A006

    1. Bob Hope 3955 540423 597 Donna Reed

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    Donna Reed Disc A007

    1. Lux Radio Theater 540607 884 Naked Jungle
    2. Guest Star 540725 0383 Matrimony

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    Donna Reed Disc A008

    1. Ft 550216 408 Uncle Jim

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    Donna Reed Disc A009

    1. Lux Radio Theater 550322 915 Rawhide

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