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Fleischmann's Yeast Hour

Also known as The Rudy Vallee Show where stars like Burns and Allen, Milton Berle, Alice Faye, the Mills Brothers, and Kate Smith were first introduced to the world.

24 old time radio show recordings
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23 Audio CDs


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"Eugenie Leontivich Moffat Johnson"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Rudy ValleeThe Rudy Vallee Show, as the program came to be known, was a Radio Pioneer in many ways. Not only was the program a showcase for Vallee's unique brand of Showmanship; it was also a terrific vehicle for Vallee's "talent of finding talent."

Rudy ValleeAt first the show was a bit of a risk for both NBC and sponsor Standard Brands. Rudy Vallee led a small band called the "Connecticut Yankees", and he had begun to take on the vocal duties (over his bandmates objections). The problem was that Rudy didn't have a very strong voice. Bertha Brainard, head of Programming at NBC, became a fan. "Only a woman" she would state, "could understand the appeal of Vallee's voice."

Vallee lead the Fleischman's Yeast Hour to immediate popularity beginning in 1929, even rivaling Amos 'n' Andy for popularity. In 1932 Vallee began pestering his sponsor to try a different type of show; one with a greater variety of guests, a greater variety of acts, and appealing to a greater variety of audiences. In short, a Variety Show. Modern day fans of Jay Leno or David Letterman will recognize the format. The new format featured an interview with one or more of the guests, musical numbers by the guests and the regular players, and dramatic and comic sketches.

Another reason that The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour is appreciated still is the number of great entertainers that were introduced to a national audience by the show. These include Burns and Allen, Milton Berle, Alice Faye, James Cagney, the Mills Brothers, and Kate Smith.

By 1935-36, Sponsor Standard Brands began to recognize changing audience tastes. Fleischmann's Yeast had been largely marketed as a health supplement, but this use began to fall from favor during the 30's (with the end of Prohibition, Yeast's role in homemade beer also fell off). But Standard still had products to move, and in 1936 the program was changed to The Royal Gelatin Hour, but little else was changed. And Rudy still brought new and wonderful shows and talent to the airwaves.

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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 21 hours, 36 min
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      24 shows - total playtime 21 hours 36 minutes
      1. Fleischmann 330112 169 Romeo And Juliet Fanny Brice (6 min).mp3
      2. Fleischmann 330126 171 Eugenie Leontivich Moffat Johnson.mp3
      3. Fleischmann 330223 175 Jekyll Hyde Conway Terle Lou Holtz.mp3
      4. Fleischmann 330810 199 Baby Carriage Walter Okeefe.mp3
      5. Fleischmann 330817 200 Autumn Crocus Dorothy Gish Dino Nardi.mp3
      6. Fleischmann 330824 201 Little Minister H.Hayes J.Griggs.mp3
      7. Fleischmann 331116 213 Strictly Dishonorable Sullivan.mp3
      8. Fleischmann 331123 214 Design Living G.Cooper Miriam Hopkins.mp3
      9. Fleischmann 331214 217 Private Jones James Cagney.mp3
      10. Fleischmann 340913 256 Love Nest Wynne Gibson.mp3
      11. Fleischmann 341220 270 Bebe Daniels Ben Lyon.mp3
      12. Fleischmann 350314 282 Robert Emmet Dennis King Victor Moore.mp3
      13. Fleischmann 350321 283 Noah Pierre Fresnay.mp3
      14. Fleischmann 350404 285 Tell Tale Heart Claude Rains.mp3
      15. Fleischmann 350627 297 Dear Brutus Leslie Howard Daughter.mp3
      16. Fleischmann 350718 300 Third Angle Gladys George Roy Smeck.mp3
      17. Fleischmann 350801 302 Peg O My Heart Laurette Taylor.mp3
      18. Fleischmann 351024 314 Mary Scotland Gladys Cooper 6th Anniv.mp3
      19. Fleischmann 351107 316 Lake Miriam Hopkins.mp3
      20. Fleischmann 360123 327 Pursuit Happiness P.Lukas P.Conklin.mp3
      21. Fleischmann 360423 340 Sarah Bernhardt Eddie Cantor.mp3
      22. Fleischmann 360618 348 Theres Always Juliet Sullivan.mp3
      23. Fleischmann 360625 349 Murder Cathedral HarryIrvine BertLahr.mp3
      24. Fleischmann 360806 355 Belief Ricardo Cortez Luise Rainer.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    24 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 21 hours, 36 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      24 shows - total playtime 21 hours 36 minutes
      1. Fleischmann 330112 169 Romeo And Juliet Fanny Brice (6 min).mp3
      2. Fleischmann 330126 171 Eugenie Leontivich Moffat Johnson.mp3
      3. Fleischmann 330223 175 Jekyll Hyde Conway Terle Lou Holtz.mp3
      4. Fleischmann 330810 199 Baby Carriage Walter Okeefe.mp3
      5. Fleischmann 330817 200 Autumn Crocus Dorothy Gish Dino Nardi.mp3
      6. Fleischmann 330824 201 Little Minister H.Hayes J.Griggs.mp3
      7. Fleischmann 331116 213 Strictly Dishonorable Sullivan.mp3
      8. Fleischmann 331123 214 Design Living G.Cooper Miriam Hopkins.mp3
      9. Fleischmann 331214 217 Private Jones James Cagney.mp3
      10. Fleischmann 340913 256 Love Nest Wynne Gibson.mp3
      11. Fleischmann 341220 270 Bebe Daniels Ben Lyon.mp3
      12. Fleischmann 350314 282 Robert Emmet Dennis King Victor Moore.mp3
      13. Fleischmann 350321 283 Noah Pierre Fresnay.mp3
      14. Fleischmann 350404 285 Tell Tale Heart Claude Rains.mp3
      15. Fleischmann 350627 297 Dear Brutus Leslie Howard Daughter.mp3
      16. Fleischmann 350718 300 Third Angle Gladys George Roy Smeck.mp3
      17. Fleischmann 350801 302 Peg O My Heart Laurette Taylor.mp3
      18. Fleischmann 351024 314 Mary Scotland Gladys Cooper 6th Anniv.mp3
      19. Fleischmann 351107 316 Lake Miriam Hopkins.mp3
      20. Fleischmann 360123 327 Pursuit Happiness P.Lukas P.Conklin.mp3
      21. Fleischmann 360423 340 Sarah Bernhardt Eddie Cantor.mp3
      22. Fleischmann 360618 348 Theres Always Juliet Sullivan.mp3
      23. Fleischmann 360625 349 Murder Cathedral HarryIrvine BertLahr.mp3
      24. Fleischmann 360806 355 Belief Ricardo Cortez Luise Rainer.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 23 Audio CDs
    total playtime 21 hours, 36 min

    Disc A001

    1. Fleischmann 330112 169 Romeo And Juliet Fanny Brice (6 min)
    2. Fleischmann 330126 171 Eugenie Leontivich Moffat Johnson

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    Disc A002

    1. Fleischmann 330223 175 Jekyll Hyde Conway Terle Lou Holtz

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    Disc A003

    1. Fleischmann 330810 199 Baby Carriage Walter Okeefe

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    Disc A004

    1. Fleischmann 330817 200 Autumn Crocus Dorothy Gish Dino Nardi

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    Disc A005

    1. Fleischmann 330824 201 Little Minister H.Hayes J.Griggs

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    Disc A006

    1. Fleischmann 331116 213 Strictly Dishonorable Sullivan

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    Disc A007

    1. Fleischmann 331123 214 Design Living G.Cooper Miriam Hopkins

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    Disc A008

    1. Fleischmann 331214 217 Private Jones James Cagney

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    Disc A009

    1. Fleischmann 340913 256 Love Nest Wynne Gibson

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    Disc A010

    1. Fleischmann 341220 270 Bebe Daniels Ben Lyon

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    Disc A011

    1. Fleischmann 350314 282 Robert Emmet Dennis King Victor Moore

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    Disc A012

    1. Fleischmann 350321 283 Noah Pierre Fresnay

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    Disc A013

    1. Fleischmann 350404 285 Tell Tale Heart Claude Rains

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    Disc A014

    1. Fleischmann 350627 297 Dear Brutus Leslie Howard Daughter

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    Disc A015

    1. Fleischmann 350718 300 Third Angle Gladys George Roy Smeck

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    Disc A016

    1. Fleischmann 350801 302 Peg O My Heart Laurette Taylor

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    Disc A017

    1. Fleischmann 351024 314 Mary Scotland Gladys Cooper 6th Anniv

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    Disc A018

    1. Fleischmann 351107 316 Lake Miriam Hopkins

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    Disc A019

    1. Fleischmann 360123 327 Pursuit Happiness P.Lukas P.Conklin

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    Disc A020

    1. Fleischmann 360423 340 Sarah Bernhardt Eddie Cantor

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    Disc A021

    1. Fleischmann 360618 348 Theres Always Juliet Sullivan

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    Disc A022

    1. Fleischmann 360625 349 Murder Cathedral HarryIrvine BertLahr

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    Disc A023

    1. Fleischmann 360806 355 Belief Ricardo Cortez Luise Rainer

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