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Drug Store Collection

From Peavey's Pharmacy on The Great Gildersleeve to the mysterious ingredients used by The Green Hornet, the local drug store was a place to meet, greet, grab a chocolate malt, and maybe solve a mystery or two.

24 old time radio show recordings
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11 Audio CDs


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"The Lineup: Drug Store Robberies"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Drug Store SignThe American drug store as we know it came into being around the time of the Civil War. This was when the scientific method became popular and many new drugs were discovered. The drug store, however, is much older than Civil War times. Roman physician, Galen, worked to classify drugs and their effects. His work had such a wide influence that several of Galen's drug compounds were still in use until the beginning of the 19th century. He had the first apothecary, keeping his drugs in wooden boxes in a storeroom (the Greek word for storeroom is apotheca). The first actual drug store, however, opened in Baghdad in A.D. 775. Not only were they first to open a drug store, Arabs were also the first to license their pharmacists. Times, however, were quite different. Pharmacists barely made a living at that time, and did undertaking to supplement their measly income.

Early Drug StoreWe jump ahead to the turn of the century - when patents were popular, and medicines were no exception. Although patented, most medicines were not so unique in formula - cocaine and alcohol were the main ingredients in many of them. Drug companies slowly took over one of the pharmacists' main jobs - mixing the medicine. 80% of medicines were still compounded by pharmacists in the 1920s. In the 1940s, 26% were compounded, and in 1971, the mortar and pestle was nearly defunct, with only 1% of dispensed medicines needing to be compounded by the pharmacist.

Drug Store Old Time Radio ShowsIn the 1920s, drug stores began to incorporate lunch counters and soda fountains into their store plans. Hamburgers sizzled, and neon mortar and pestles flashed in the window. The drug store chain was invented, and had its big boom after WWII. The 1950s were known as the golden age of the drug store, with Rexall Drugs ("Rx to all") taking the lead and setting up shop in what seemed like every town.

This brings us up to date for many of the the radio shows in this collection. Crack yourself up with Archie Andrews, Jack Benny and others as they try to run the drug store with hilarious results. So, slip up on a stool, order yourself and chocolate malt, and shoot the shoot with Kremer (Fibber McGee and Molly's pharmacist) and Richard Q. Peavey of Peavey's Pharmacy (the Gildersleeve's druggist). Also included are some drug store mysteries with Green Hornet, Nick Carter , Perry Mason and Johnny Dollar. There is also a recently added Inner Sanctum episode included in the collection.

See also: Fountain of Fun.

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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.



    24 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 10 min
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      24 shows - total playtime 10 hours 10 minutes
      1. AC 460307 The Boys Run A Drug Store.mp3
      2. Archie Andrews 460727 Drugstore Mix Up.mp3
      3. Archie Andrews 481214 Job At The Drugstore.mp3
      4. CAV430524 332 PHARMACIST'S MATE, FIRST CLASS.mp3
      5. COA 430524 Pharmacist's Mate, First Class.mp3
      6. Crime Peter Chambers 540413 02 Charles Avon, Druggist.mp3
      7. DDay 470409 Wants To Invest In Drug Store.mp3
      8. fm470318 Waiting Outside The Drugstore In The Rain.mp3
      9. fm520325 Running Kramer's Drug Store.mp3
      10. fm531009 Buying Shampoo At Kramer's Drug Store.mp3
      11. GG420222 Selling the Drug Store.mp3
      12. GreenHornet 000000 MrBigsDrugStoreRacket.mp3
      13. IS460122 Confession Santos Ortega.mp3
      14. JB360216 Drug Store.mp3
      15. JB441217 Jack Meets Frank Sinatra in a Drug Store.mp3
      16. JB471109 Corner Drug Store.mp3
      17. LineUp 521105 Drug Store Robberies.mp3
      18. Man Called X 480314 51 Pickled Chemist.mp3
      19. Nick Carter 431110 031 Drug Ring Murder.mp3
      20. Ph481114 Inventing A New Drug.mp3
      21. PM 2723 Checking Drugstore Doctors.mp3
      22. PM 2724 Perry At Mr Scott's Drugstore.mp3
      23. PM 2761 Back At Drugstore.mp3
      24. YTJD 570317 529 The Clever Chemist Matter.mp3
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    24 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 10 min
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      24 shows - total playtime 10 hours 10 minutes
      1. AC 460307 The Boys Run A Drug Store.mp3
      2. Archie Andrews 460727 Drugstore Mix Up.mp3
      3. Archie Andrews 481214 Job At The Drugstore.mp3
      4. CAV430524 332 PHARMACIST'S MATE, FIRST CLASS.mp3
      5. COA 430524 Pharmacist's Mate, First Class.mp3
      6. Crime Peter Chambers 540413 02 Charles Avon, Druggist.mp3
      7. DDay 470409 Wants To Invest In Drug Store.mp3
      8. fm470318 Waiting Outside The Drugstore In The Rain.mp3
      9. fm520325 Running Kramer's Drug Store.mp3
      10. fm531009 Buying Shampoo At Kramer's Drug Store.mp3
      11. GG420222 Selling the Drug Store.mp3
      12. GreenHornet 000000 MrBigsDrugStoreRacket.mp3
      13. IS460122 Confession Santos Ortega.mp3
      14. JB360216 Drug Store.mp3
      15. JB441217 Jack Meets Frank Sinatra in a Drug Store.mp3
      16. JB471109 Corner Drug Store.mp3
      17. LineUp 521105 Drug Store Robberies.mp3
      18. Man Called X 480314 51 Pickled Chemist.mp3
      19. Nick Carter 431110 031 Drug Ring Murder.mp3
      20. Ph481114 Inventing A New Drug.mp3
      21. PM 2723 Checking Drugstore Doctors.mp3
      22. PM 2724 Perry At Mr Scott's Drugstore.mp3
      23. PM 2761 Back At Drugstore.mp3
      24. YTJD 570317 529 The Clever Chemist Matter.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



    24 recordings on 11 Audio CDs
    total playtime 10 hours, 10 min

    Disc A001

    1. PM 2723 Checking Drugstore Doctors
    2. PM 2724 Perry At Mr Scott's Drugstore
    3. PM 2761 Back At Drugstore
    4. GreenHornet 000000 MrBigsDrugStoreRacket
    5. JB360216 Drug Store

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    Disc A002

    1. GG420222 Selling the Drug Store
    2. CAV430524 332 PHARMACIST'S MATE, FIRST CLASS

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    Disc A003

    1. COA 430524 Pharmacist's Mate, First Class
    2. Nick Carter 431110 031 Drug Ring Murder

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    Disc A004

    1. JB441217 Jack Meets Frank Sinatra in a Drug Store
    2. IS460122 Confession Santos Ortega

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    Disc A005

    1. AC 460307 The Boys Run A Drug Store
    2. Archie Andrews 460727 Drugstore Mix Up

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    Disc A006

    1. fm470318 Waiting Outside The Drugstore In The Rain
    2. DDay 470409 Wants To Invest In Drug Store

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    Disc A007

    1. JB471109 Corner Drug Store
    2. Man Called X 480314 51 Pickled Chemist

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    Disc A008

    1. Ph481114 Inventing A New Drug
    2. Archie Andrews 481214 Job At The Drugstore

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    Disc A009

    1. fm520325 Running Kramer's Drug Store
    2. LineUp 521105 Drug Store Robberies

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    Disc A010

    1. fm531009 Buying Shampoo At Kramer's Drug Store
    2. Crime Peter Chambers 540413 02 Charles Avon, Druggist

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    Disc A011

    1. YTJD 570317 529 The Clever Chemist Matter

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