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Frances Langford Collection

With her beautiful voice, friendly manner and pin-up girl good looks, Frances Langford made a splash as one of Bob Hope's favorite pretty girls. The G.I.s at Hope's USO shows liked her a lot, too.

55 old time radio show recordings
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"Cleaning the House"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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(1914 - 2005)

Frances LangfordFrances Langford, born Frances Newbern Langford on April 4, 1914 in Lakeland, Florida, started out just like every other famous singer of the time, being a Vaudevillian. As a child, Langford had a knack for the stage, mainly geared towards Operatic singing. Langford's proficiency as an operatic soprano would have earned her a successful career in that field, but a throat operation in her teenage years shattered her aspirations of ever being under the limelight of Broadway Opera.

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Frances recovery from her surgery found her in the beginning again, trying to work with a new voice. Given that most singers adapt to the change in their voices at a young age, Frances worked tirelessly to find her perfect tone, just like Frank Sinatra did when he was told that his natural singing voice was just too plain! After many personal singing lessons, and years of building a reputation as a sexy, but easy-going lounge singer at a quasi-famous nightclub in Florida, Frances was ready for Hollywood, or rather, was Hollywood ready for Frances!

Frances Langford, unknown service woman, and Bob HopeWhile singing at a local Tampa Bay radio station in 1931, Rudy Vallee discovered young Langford and offered her a guest spot on his radio program. After she established a small following while frequenting the Rudy Vallee radio program, Frances began to win more acclaim in the Vaudeville scene. Her star was continually increasing in both worlds! After a couple years, her reputations in Vaudeville and on the radio collided, and, like a beautiful Phoenix, from that beautiful mesh of both worlds, Frances became a hot commodity.

Francis LangfordFrances is known for her role in the Alice Faye movie Every Night at Eight, which consisted of her most famous hit to date, "I'm in the Mood for Love." With loads of scripts being tossed in her direction, and with the influx of demand for more records, Frances was pretty busy as it is, but she did not mind. In 1940 she got a part in the film version of the George Abbott Broadway musical "Too Many Girls", starring Lucille Ball, Eddie Barcken, Richard Carlson and Ann Miller. If this was not enough, she replaced Judy Garland in Bob Hope's old time radio show.

Actually has it that if it were not for Frances Langford being on the show and being a strong influence on Bob, he would not have done his famous USO tours. Sources claim that a couple of high-ranking government officials asked Bob Hope directly if he could do a show for the service men in their training camps, due mostly to his immense popularity with the soldiers. Bob was not too keen on the idea, but he replied that he would do it if the rest of his cast did not have any objections to the notion. He insisted this to the officials because, in the back of his mind, he believed that the only one who would object to this was little innocent, easy-going Frances. To his immense disbelief, Frances thought very highly of the idea! After their first show, Bob was convinced that foregoing his personal objections for the sake of his fellow compatriot soldiers was the American way. Frances continued on the Bob Hope show until the war was finished, where she jumped on board of Spike Jones' Chase & Sandborn Show.

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    55 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 28 hours, 37 min
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      55 shows - total playtime 28 hours 37 minutes
      1. 4203xx Guest Jerry Colonna.mp3
      2. 430525 Bob Hope 036 FromStocktonAirField.mp3
      3. 431109 Frances Langford Los Vegas with Jane Wyman.mp3
      4. 431228 Frances Langford San Diago with Cary Grant.mp3
      5. 440104 Frances Langford Guest Gary Cooper.mp3
      6. 440208 Frances Langford Guest Ginger Rogers.mp3
      7. 440222 Frances Langford Guest Jerry Colona.mp3
      8. 441018 From Camp Wheeler, Georgia.mp3
      9. 450107 Frances Langford Guest Tyrone Power.mp3
      10. 450130 Frances Langford guest Edward G Robinson.mp3
      11. 450227 Frances Langford Guest Frank Sinatra.mp3
      12. 450605 (AFRS 110) Bob Dreams He's Been CourtMartialled.mp3
      13. 450911 Frances Langford Guest Robert Montgomery.mp3
      14. 451016 Frances Langford Shore Leave Skit.mp3
      15. 451023 At Santa Anna.mp3
      16. 451120 Frances Langford GuestJoe E Brown.mp3
      17. 451127 Frances Langford Peggy Ryan College Skit Jerry Colona.mp3
      18. 451204 Frances Langford Guest Herbert Marshall.mp3
      19. 460129 Frances Langford Guest Frank Sinatra.mp3
      20. 460312 (AFRS 137) Guest Sonny Tufts Frances Langford.mp3
      21. 460319 Frances Langford Cleveland Guest Gov Frank J Lowshee.mp3
      22. Bob Hope 410610 038 FromCleveland.mp3
      23. Bob Hope Frances Langford and Jerry Colonna.MP3
      24. 440214 (370) G I Valentine.mp3
      25. CP420423 010 PO'Brien FMorgan FLangford B-A.mp3
      26. CP431211 096 B.Hope F.Langford M.Raye.mp3
      27. CP440115 101 Frances Langford Spike Jones.mp3
      28. CP440408 Frances Langford, Ish Kabibble, Kay Kyser.mp3
      29. CP440913 138 B.Hope Johnny Mercer June Allyson.mp3
      30. CP450308 165 F.Sinatra E.Taylor M.O'Brien.mp3
      31. CP451224 Special ChristmasShow.mp3
      32. Langford 470605 (01) Going to a Baseball Game.mp3
      33. Langford 470612 (02) Holly's Graduation.mp3
      34. Langford 470619 (03) Family Picnic.mp3
      35. Langford 470626 (04) Father to Give Away the Bride.mp3
      36. Langford 470703 (05) Holly's First Country Club Dance.mp3
      37. Langford 470710 (06) Summer Barbeque.mp3
      38. Langford 470717 (07) Concert in the Park.mp3
      39. Langford 470724 (08) Performing MacBeth.mp3
      40. Langford 470731 (09) Founder's Day Parade.mp3
      41. Langford 470807 (10) Surprise Party for Frances.mp3
      42. Langford 470814 (11) Church Social.mp3
      43. Langford 470821 (12) Cleaning the House.mp3
      44. Langford 470828 (13) College Days.mp3
      45. Langford 47xxxx (AFRS) 'Exactly Like You'.mp3
      46. Guest Star Radio 084 Frances Langford.mp3
      47. 361218 Hollywood Hotel Dick Powell.MP3
      48. 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935).mp3
      49. lux450108 466 I Never Left Home.mp3
      50. 450214 (133) Frances Langford.mp3
      51. Martin Lewis 490726 17 w Frances Langford.Mp3
      52. showboat medleyradio transcription.mp3
      53. Screen Guild Theater 410309 077 Variety Show.mp3
      54. Sinatra Sings 451010 Guests Ginny Simms and Frances Langford.mp3
      55. Your All Time Hit Parade 440702 Dorsey, Frances Langford.mp3
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    55 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 28 hours, 37 min
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      55 shows - total playtime 28 hours 37 minutes
      1. 4203xx Guest Jerry Colonna.mp3
      2. 430525 Bob Hope 036 FromStocktonAirField.mp3
      3. 431109 Frances Langford Los Vegas with Jane Wyman.mp3
      4. 431228 Frances Langford San Diago with Cary Grant.mp3
      5. 440104 Frances Langford Guest Gary Cooper.mp3
      6. 440208 Frances Langford Guest Ginger Rogers.mp3
      7. 440222 Frances Langford Guest Jerry Colona.mp3
      8. 441018 From Camp Wheeler, Georgia.mp3
      9. 450107 Frances Langford Guest Tyrone Power.mp3
      10. 450130 Frances Langford guest Edward G Robinson.mp3
      11. 450227 Frances Langford Guest Frank Sinatra.mp3
      12. 450605 (AFRS 110) Bob Dreams He's Been CourtMartialled.mp3
      13. 450911 Frances Langford Guest Robert Montgomery.mp3
      14. 451016 Frances Langford Shore Leave Skit.mp3
      15. 451023 At Santa Anna.mp3
      16. 451120 Frances Langford GuestJoe E Brown.mp3
      17. 451127 Frances Langford Peggy Ryan College Skit Jerry Colona.mp3
      18. 451204 Frances Langford Guest Herbert Marshall.mp3
      19. 460129 Frances Langford Guest Frank Sinatra.mp3
      20. 460312 (AFRS 137) Guest Sonny Tufts Frances Langford.mp3
      21. 460319 Frances Langford Cleveland Guest Gov Frank J Lowshee.mp3
      22. Bob Hope 410610 038 FromCleveland.mp3
      23. Bob Hope Frances Langford and Jerry Colonna.MP3
      24. 440214 (370) G I Valentine.mp3
      25. CP420423 010 PO'Brien FMorgan FLangford B-A.mp3
      26. CP431211 096 B.Hope F.Langford M.Raye.mp3
      27. CP440115 101 Frances Langford Spike Jones.mp3
      28. CP440408 Frances Langford, Ish Kabibble, Kay Kyser.mp3
      29. CP440913 138 B.Hope Johnny Mercer June Allyson.mp3
      30. CP450308 165 F.Sinatra E.Taylor M.O'Brien.mp3
      31. CP451224 Special ChristmasShow.mp3
      32. Langford 470605 (01) Going to a Baseball Game.mp3
      33. Langford 470612 (02) Holly's Graduation.mp3
      34. Langford 470619 (03) Family Picnic.mp3
      35. Langford 470626 (04) Father to Give Away the Bride.mp3
      36. Langford 470703 (05) Holly's First Country Club Dance.mp3
      37. Langford 470710 (06) Summer Barbeque.mp3
      38. Langford 470717 (07) Concert in the Park.mp3
      39. Langford 470724 (08) Performing MacBeth.mp3
      40. Langford 470731 (09) Founder's Day Parade.mp3
      41. Langford 470807 (10) Surprise Party for Frances.mp3
      42. Langford 470814 (11) Church Social.mp3
      43. Langford 470821 (12) Cleaning the House.mp3
      44. Langford 470828 (13) College Days.mp3
      45. Langford 47xxxx (AFRS) 'Exactly Like You'.mp3
      46. Guest Star Radio 084 Frances Langford.mp3
      47. 361218 Hollywood Hotel Dick Powell.MP3
      48. 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935).mp3
      49. lux450108 466 I Never Left Home.mp3
      50. 450214 (133) Frances Langford.mp3
      51. Martin Lewis 490726 17 w Frances Langford.Mp3
      52. showboat medleyradio transcription.mp3
      53. Screen Guild Theater 410309 077 Variety Show.mp3
      54. Sinatra Sings 451010 Guests Ginny Simms and Frances Langford.mp3
      55. Your All Time Hit Parade 440702 Dorsey, Frances Langford.mp3
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    55 recordings on 28 Audio CDs
    total playtime 26 hours, 26 min

    Disc A001

    1. 4203xx Guest Jerry Colonna
    2. Bob Hope Frances Langford and Jerry Colonna

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    Disc A002

    1. Langford 47xxxx (AFRS) 'Exactly Like You'
    2. Guest Star Radio 084 Frances Langford
    3. 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
    4. showboat medleyradio transcription

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    Disc A003

    1. 361218 Hollywood Hotel Dick Powell

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    Disc A004

    1. Screen Guild Theater 410309 077 Variety Show
    2. Bob Hope 410610 038 FromCleveland

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    Disc A005

    1. CP420423 010 PO'Brien FMorgan FLangford B-A
    2. 430525 Bob Hope 036 FromStocktonAirField

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    Disc A006

    1. 431109 Frances Langford Los Vegas with Jane Wyman
    2. CP431211 096 B.Hope F.Langford M.Raye

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    Disc A007

    1. 431228 Frances Langford San Diago with Cary Grant
    2. 440104 Frances Langford Guest Gary Cooper

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    Disc A008

    1. CP440115 101 Frances Langford Spike Jones
    2. 440208 Frances Langford Guest Ginger Rogers

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    Disc A009

    1. 440214 (370) G I Valentine
    2. 440222 Frances Langford Guest Jerry Colona

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    Disc A010

    1. CP440408 Frances Langford, Ish Kabibble, Kay Kyser
    2. Your All Time Hit Parade 440702 Dorsey, Frances Langford

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    Disc A011

    1. CP440913 138 B.Hope Johnny Mercer June Allyson
    2. 441018 From Camp Wheeler, Georgia

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    Disc A012

    1. 450107 Frances Langford Guest Tyrone Power

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    Disc A013

    1. lux450108 466 I Never Left Home

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    Disc A014

    1. 450130 Frances Langford guest Edward G Robinson
    2. 450214 (133) Frances Langford

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    Disc A015

    1. 450227 Frances Langford Guest Frank Sinatra
    2. CP450308 165 F.Sinatra E.Taylor M.O'Brien

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    Disc A016

    1. 450605 (AFRS 110) Bob Dreams He's Been CourtMartialled
    2. 450911 Frances Langford Guest Robert Montgomery

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    Disc A017

    1. Sinatra Sings 451010 Guests Ginny Simms and Frances Langford
    2. 451016 Frances Langford Shore Leave Skit

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    Disc A018

    1. 451023 At Santa Anna
    2. 451120 Frances Langford GuestJoe E Brown

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    Disc A019

    1. 451127 Frances Langford Peggy Ryan College Skit Jerry Colona
    2. 451204 Frances Langford Guest Herbert Marshall

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    Disc A020

    1. 460129 Frances Langford Guest Frank Sinatra
    2. 460312 (AFRS 137) Guest Sonny Tufts Frances Langford

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    Disc A021

    1. 460319 Frances Langford Cleveland Guest Gov Frank J Lowshee
    2. Langford 470605 (01) Going to a Baseball Game

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    Disc A022

    1. Langford 470612 (02) Holly's Graduation
    2. Langford 470619 (03) Family Picnic

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    Disc A023

    1. Langford 470626 (04) Father to Give Away the Bride
    2. Langford 470703 (05) Holly's First Country Club Dance

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    Disc A024

    1. Langford 470710 (06) Summer Barbeque
    2. Langford 470717 (07) Concert in the Park

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    Disc A025

    1. Langford 470724 (08) Performing MacBeth
    2. Langford 470731 (09) Founder's Day Parade

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    Disc A026

    1. Langford 470807 (10) Surprise Party for Frances
    2. Langford 470814 (11) Church Social

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    Disc A027

    1. Langford 470821 (12) Cleaning the House
    2. Langford 470828 (13) College Days

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    Disc A028

    1. Martin Lewis 490726 17 w Frances Langford

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