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Good News

Many in the industry saw Radio as competition for movies, but Maxwell House Coffee and MGM studios mixed the two very well on Good News.

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Good NewsMusical Variety (1937-1940)

Good News (otherwise known as Good News of 1938, Good News of 1939, Maxwell House Coffee Time) allowed for an insider look into the life and glamour of Hollywood.

A musical-variety show, big stars such as Jimmy Stewart, Robert Taylor, Dick Powell, and Frank Morgan joined Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, Ann Sothern, Mickey Rooney, Alice Faye, Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable, Ronald Colman, William Gargan, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, Robert Montgomery, and others to dazzle the air waves every week.

old time radio pictureProduced by MGM and sponsored by Maxwell House coffee for $25,000 a week, this partnership between a studio and a sponsor was the largest of its time. During the "Backstage at the Movies" segment of the show listeners could hear inside of stars' dressing rooms, within MGM executive boardroom meetings, and get a taste of the "real" Hollywood happenings.

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The "most spectacular radio show ever launched," Good News advertised MGM's latest major motion picture. Stars from movies would be interviews on the show and preview the movie for the radio audience .Today this is a fascinating look into the marketing techniques of both a large studio and a coffee producer of the late 1930s. Good News is an enchanting look in the history and magic of classic Hollywood film making.

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    66 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 66 hours, 41 min
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    Volume 1 - 47 shows - total playtime 47 hours 42 minutes
    MP3 CD
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    1. Good News 371223 008 Rosalie.mp3
    2. Good News 371230 009 Myrna Loy.mp3
    3. Good News 380210 015 Frank Morgan.mp3
    4. Good News 380217 016 Jack Benny.mp3
    5. Good News 380310 019 Virginia Bruce.mp3
    6. Good News 380324 021 Robert Montgomery.mp3
    7. Good News 380331 022 Louis B Mayer From London.mp3
    8. Good News 380414 024 Freddie Bartholemew.mp3
    9. Good News 380505 027 Clark Gable And Judy Garland.mp3
    10. Good News 380519 029 Joan Crawford.mp3
    11. Good News 380526 030 Virginia Bruce.mp3
    12. Good News 380609 032 Robert Young And Mary Martin.mp3
    13. Good News 380616 033 Ed Sullivan.mp3
    14. Good News 380901 036 Father Edward J Flannagan.mp3
    15. Good News 380915 038 Virginia Barrow.mp3
    16. Good News 380922 039 Phil Regan.mp3
    17. Good News 380929 040 Spencer Tracy.mp3
    18. Good News 381006 041 Wallace Beery.mp3
    19. Good News 381013 042 Lionell Barrymore.mp3
    20. Good News 381020 043 Joan Crawford.mp3
    21. Good News 381027 044 Clark Gable.mp3
    22. Good News 381103 045 Betty Jaynes.mp3
    23. Good News 381110 046 Lionel Barrymore.mp3
    24. Good News 381117 047 Joan Crawford.mp3
    25. Good News 381124 048 Tony Martin.mp3
    26. Good News 381201 049 Tony Martin.mp3
    27. Good News 381208 050 Rosalind Russell 0 cracked M.mp3
    28. Good News 381215 051 Reginald Owen.mp3
    29. Good News 381222 052 Christmas Show.mp3
    30. Good News 381229 053 Bill Stern.mp3
    31. Good News 390105 054 Virginia Bruce.mp3
    32. Good News 390112 055 Cecelia Parker.mp3
    33. Good News 390202 058 Mickey Rooney.mp3
    34. Good News 390216 060 Roselind Russ 2.mp3
    35. Good News 390223 061 Gertrude Niesen.mp3
    36. Good News 390302 062 Joan Crawford 0 scratchy Dis.mp3
    37. Good News 390309 063 Rita Johnson.mp3
    38. Good News 390316 064 Robert Montgom 2.mp3
    39. Good News 390323 065 Wallace Beary.mp3
    40. Good News 390330 066 Walter Pidgeon.mp3
    41. Good News 390406 067 Dedicated To Jeanette Macdonald.mp3
    42. Good News 390413 068 Virginia Bruce.mp3
    43. Good News 390420 069 Mickey Rooney.mp3
    44. Good News 390427 070.mp3
    45. Good News 390504 071 Fanny Sings Guest Myrna Loy.mp3
    46. Good News 390511 072 Ed Sullivan.mp3
    47. Good News 390615 077 Meredith Willson.mp3
    Volume 2 - 19 shows - total playtime 18 hours 58 minutes
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    1. Good News 380915 038 Virginia Barrow.mp3
    2. Good News 390729 083 Stars From Wizard Of Oz.mp3
    3. Good News 391102 044 Billy Halop.mp3
    4. Good News 391109 045 Walter Huston.mp3
    5. Good News 391116 046 Marlene Dietrich.mp3
    6. Good News 391123 047 Walter Huston Raymond Walburn.mp3
    7. Good News 391130 048 Faye Wray.mp3
    8. Good News 391207 049 Frank Travis.mp3
    9. Good News 391214 050 Allan Jones Mary Martin.mp3
    10. Good News 391221 051 Jessica Dragonette.mp3
    11. Good News 391228 052 Lucille Ball.mp3
    12. Good News 400104 053 Ann Sothern William Gargan.mp3
    13. Good News 400111 054 William Gargan.mp3
    14. Good News 400118 055 Lola Lane.mp3
    15. Good News 400125 056 Alice Faye.mp3
    16. Good News 400201 057 A Marshall W Gargan.mp3
    17. Good News 400208 057 Ronald Colman Ida Lapino.mp3
    18. Good News 400215 059 Virginia Bruce.mp3
    19. Good News 400222 060 Warren Williams.mp3
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    66 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 66 hours, 41 min
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    Volume 1 - 47 shows - total playtime 47 hours 42 minutes
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    1. Good News 371223 008 Rosalie.mp3
    2. Good News 371230 009 Myrna Loy.mp3
    3. Good News 380210 015 Frank Morgan.mp3
    4. Good News 380217 016 Jack Benny.mp3
    5. Good News 380310 019 Virginia Bruce.mp3
    6. Good News 380324 021 Robert Montgomery.mp3
    7. Good News 380331 022 Louis B Mayer From London.mp3
    8. Good News 380414 024 Freddie Bartholemew.mp3
    9. Good News 380505 027 Clark Gable And Judy Garland.mp3
    10. Good News 380519 029 Joan Crawford.mp3
    11. Good News 380526 030 Virginia Bruce.mp3
    12. Good News 380609 032 Robert Young And Mary Martin.mp3
    13. Good News 380616 033 Ed Sullivan.mp3
    14. Good News 380901 036 Father Edward J Flannagan.mp3
    15. Good News 380915 038 Virginia Barrow.mp3
    16. Good News 380922 039 Phil Regan.mp3
    17. Good News 380929 040 Spencer Tracy.mp3
    18. Good News 381006 041 Wallace Beery.mp3
    19. Good News 381013 042 Lionell Barrymore.mp3
    20. Good News 381020 043 Joan Crawford.mp3
    21. Good News 381027 044 Clark Gable.mp3
    22. Good News 381103 045 Betty Jaynes.mp3
    23. Good News 381110 046 Lionel Barrymore.mp3
    24. Good News 381117 047 Joan Crawford.mp3
    25. Good News 381124 048 Tony Martin.mp3
    26. Good News 381201 049 Tony Martin.mp3
    27. Good News 381208 050 Rosalind Russell 0 cracked M.mp3
    28. Good News 381215 051 Reginald Owen.mp3
    29. Good News 381222 052 Christmas Show.mp3
    30. Good News 381229 053 Bill Stern.mp3
    31. Good News 390105 054 Virginia Bruce.mp3
    32. Good News 390112 055 Cecelia Parker.mp3
    33. Good News 390202 058 Mickey Rooney.mp3
    34. Good News 390216 060 Roselind Russ 2.mp3
    35. Good News 390223 061 Gertrude Niesen.mp3
    36. Good News 390302 062 Joan Crawford 0 scratchy Dis.mp3
    37. Good News 390309 063 Rita Johnson.mp3
    38. Good News 390316 064 Robert Montgom 2.mp3
    39. Good News 390323 065 Wallace Beary.mp3
    40. Good News 390330 066 Walter Pidgeon.mp3
    41. Good News 390406 067 Dedicated To Jeanette Macdonald.mp3
    42. Good News 390413 068 Virginia Bruce.mp3
    43. Good News 390420 069 Mickey Rooney.mp3
    44. Good News 390427 070.mp3
    45. Good News 390504 071 Fanny Sings Guest Myrna Loy.mp3
    46. Good News 390511 072 Ed Sullivan.mp3
    47. Good News 390615 077 Meredith Willson.mp3
    Volume 2 - 19 shows - total playtime 18 hours 58 minutes
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    1. Good News 380915 038 Virginia Barrow.mp3
    2. Good News 390729 083 Stars From Wizard Of Oz.mp3
    3. Good News 391102 044 Billy Halop.mp3
    4. Good News 391109 045 Walter Huston.mp3
    5. Good News 391116 046 Marlene Dietrich.mp3
    6. Good News 391123 047 Walter Huston Raymond Walburn.mp3
    7. Good News 391130 048 Faye Wray.mp3
    8. Good News 391207 049 Frank Travis.mp3
    9. Good News 391214 050 Allan Jones Mary Martin.mp3
    10. Good News 391221 051 Jessica Dragonette.mp3
    11. Good News 391228 052 Lucille Ball.mp3
    12. Good News 400104 053 Ann Sothern William Gargan.mp3
    13. Good News 400111 054 William Gargan.mp3
    14. Good News 400118 055 Lola Lane.mp3
    15. Good News 400125 056 Alice Faye.mp3
    16. Good News 400201 057 A Marshall W Gargan.mp3
    17. Good News 400208 057 Ronald Colman Ida Lapino.mp3
    18. Good News 400215 059 Virginia Bruce.mp3
    19. Good News 400222 060 Warren Williams.mp3
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    66 recordings on 66 Audio CDs
    total playtime 66 hours, 41 min

    Disc A001

    1. Good News 371223 008 Rosalie

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    Disc A002

    1. Good News 371230 009 Myrna Loy

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    Disc A003

    1. Good News 380210 015 Frank Morgan

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    Disc A004

    1. Good News 380217 016 Jack Benny

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    Disc A005

    1. Good News 380310 019 Virginia Bruce

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    Disc A006

    1. Good News 380324 021 Robert Montgomery

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    Disc A007

    1. Good News 380331 022 Louis B Mayer From London

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    Disc A008

    1. Good News 380414 024 Freddie Bartholemew

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    Disc A009

    1. Good News 380505 027 Clark Gable And Judy Garland

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    Disc A010

    1. Good News 380519 029 Joan Crawford

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    Disc A011

    1. Good News 380526 030 Virginia Bruce

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    Disc A012

    1. Good News 380609 032 Robert Young And Mary Martin

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    Disc A013

    1. Good News 380616 033 Ed Sullivan

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    Disc A014

    1. Good News 380901 036 Father Edward J Flannagan

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    Disc A015

    1. Good News 380915 038 Virginia Barrow

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    Disc A016

    1. Good News 380915 038 Virginia Barrow

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    Disc A017

    1. Good News 380922 039 Phil Regan

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    Disc A018

    1. Good News 380929 040 Spencer Tracy

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    Disc A019

    1. Good News 381006 041 Wallace Beery

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    Disc A020

    1. Good News 381013 042 Lionell Barrymore

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    Disc A021

    1. Good News 381020 043 Joan Crawford

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    Disc A022

    1. Good News 381027 044 Clark Gable

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    Disc A023

    1. Good News 381103 045 Betty Jaynes

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    Disc A024

    1. Good News 381110 046 Lionel Barrymore

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    Disc A025

    1. Good News 381117 047 Joan Crawford

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    Disc A026

    1. Good News 381124 048 Tony Martin

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    Disc A027

    1. Good News 381201 049 Tony Martin

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    Disc A028

    1. Good News 381208 050 Rosalind Russell 0 cracked M

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    Disc A029

    1. Good News 381215 051 Reginald Owen

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    Disc A030

    1. Good News 381222 052 Christmas Show

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    Disc A031

    1. Good News 381229 053 Bill Stern

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    Disc A032

    1. Good News 390105 054 Virginia Bruce

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    Disc A033

    1. Good News 390112 055 Cecelia Parker

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    Disc A034

    1. Good News 390202 058 Mickey Rooney

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    Disc A035

    1. Good News 390216 060 Roselind Russ 2

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    Disc A036

    1. Good News 390223 061 Gertrude Niesen

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    Disc A037

    1. Good News 390302 062 Joan Crawford 0 scratchy Dis

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    Disc A038

    1. Good News 390309 063 Rita Johnson

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    Disc A039

    1. Good News 390316 064 Robert Montgom 2

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    Disc A040

    1. Good News 390323 065 Wallace Beary

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    Disc A041

    1. Good News 390330 066 Walter Pidgeon

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    Disc A042

    1. Good News 390406 067 Dedicated To Jeanette Macdonald

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    Disc A043

    1. Good News 390413 068 Virginia Bruce

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    Disc A044

    1. Good News 390420 069 Mickey Rooney

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    Disc A045

    1. Good News 390427 070

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    Disc A046

    1. Good News 390504 071 Fanny Sings Guest Myrna Loy

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    Disc A047

    1. Good News 390511 072 Ed Sullivan

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    Disc A048

    1. Good News 390615 077 Meredith Willson

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    Disc A049

    1. Good News 390729 083 Stars From Wizard Of Oz

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    Disc A050

    1. Good News 391102 044 Billy Halop

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    Disc A051

    1. Good News 391109 045 Walter Huston

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    Disc A052

    1. Good News 391116 046 Marlene Dietrich

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    Disc A053

    1. Good News 391123 047 Walter Huston Raymond Walburn

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    Disc A054

    1. Good News 391130 048 Faye Wray

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    Disc A055

    1. Good News 391207 049 Frank Travis

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    Disc A056

    1. Good News 391214 050 Allan Jones Mary Martin

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    Disc A057

    1. Good News 391221 051 Jessica Dragonette

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    Disc A058

    1. Good News 391228 052 Lucille Ball

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    Disc A059

    1. Good News 400104 053 Ann Sothern William Gargan

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    Disc A060

    1. Good News 400111 054 William Gargan

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    Disc A061

    1. Good News 400118 055 Lola Lane

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    Disc A062

    1. Good News 400125 056 Alice Faye

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    Disc A063

    1. Good News 400201 057 A Marshall W Gargan

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    Disc A064

    1. Good News 400208 057 Ronald Colman Ida Lapino

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    Disc A065

    1. Good News 400215 059 Virginia Bruce

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    Disc A066

    1. Good News 400222 060 Warren Williams

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