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Hollywood Star Playhouse

Hollywood Star Playhouse began as a lunchtime extended advertisement for RKO Pictures, broadcast from the studio lunchroom. Later, it morphed into an anthology of movie adaptations featuring the original Stars. Update: Additional Episodes

18 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 8 hours, 37 min)
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1 MP3 CD
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9 Audio CDs


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Dick Powell & Vincent PriceThere are two Hollywood Star Time radio shows--both are included in this fine collection. 

Cary Grant & Douglas FairbanksThe first Hollywood Star Time (1944) featured lunch with the stars as the show aired from RKO motion picture studios' dining room "the noontime meeting place for all these glamorous personalities."  With the clanking of plates in the first episode, the audience runs into Phil Harris, who gives a fantastic musical performance.  The hosts Gary Breckner and Larry Keating look around the room and name drop (Fibber McGee and Molly apparently walk in), and point out a tableful of beauties with Rosemary LeBlanche. 

The second Hollywood Star Time (1946-1947) follows a similar format to Lux Radio Theatre featuring big stars reprising their roles in current movies.  Stars in Hollywood Star Time include Gene Tierney, Gale Gordon, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (of Silent Men) Tyrone Powers (of Freedom USA ), Vincent Price, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Dick Powell, Alan Ladd, Cary Grant and many more. 

Sponsored by Frigidaire and General Motors, Herbert Marshall hosts and Alfred Newman is the conductor.  With Newman at the musical reigns, Hollywood Star Time is worth listening to for the score alone.  The show had a big budget, great musical score, and great stars but never made great ratings perhaps due to the popularity of already established Lux Radio Theatre.  Unfortunately, after a couple of seasons the show was canceled.  

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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.



    18 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 37 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 8 hours 37 minutes
      1. Hollywood Star Playhouse 500619 009 Venom.mp3
      2. Hollywood Star Playhouse 500918 022 Question Of Time.mp3
      3. Hollywood Star Playhouse 501009 025 Of Night And River.mp3
      4. Hollywood Star Playhouse 501113 030 Exhibit A.mp3
      5. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510115 039 Statement In Full.mp3
      6. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510129 041 Later Than You Think.mp3
      7. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510205 042 Calculated Risk.mp3
      8. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510709 064 Knee High To Corpse.mp3
      9. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510726 066 Im Coward.mp3
      10. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510816 069 An Obit For Joe.mp3
      11. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510920 074 Hour Of Truth.mp3
      12. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520110 090 Frontier.mp3
      13. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520413 099 Six Shooter.mp3
      14. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520427 101 Nor Gloom Of Night.mp3
      15. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520518 104 Safari.mp3
      16. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520817 117 Haunt Me Not.mp3
      17. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520907 120 Tenth Planet.mp3
      18. Hollywood Star Playhouse 521102 128 Big One.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    18 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 37 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      18 shows - total playtime 8 hours 37 minutes
      1. Hollywood Star Playhouse 500619 009 Venom.mp3
      2. Hollywood Star Playhouse 500918 022 Question Of Time.mp3
      3. Hollywood Star Playhouse 501009 025 Of Night And River.mp3
      4. Hollywood Star Playhouse 501113 030 Exhibit A.mp3
      5. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510115 039 Statement In Full.mp3
      6. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510129 041 Later Than You Think.mp3
      7. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510205 042 Calculated Risk.mp3
      8. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510709 064 Knee High To Corpse.mp3
      9. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510726 066 Im Coward.mp3
      10. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510816 069 An Obit For Joe.mp3
      11. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510920 074 Hour Of Truth.mp3
      12. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520110 090 Frontier.mp3
      13. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520413 099 Six Shooter.mp3
      14. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520427 101 Nor Gloom Of Night.mp3
      15. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520518 104 Safari.mp3
      16. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520817 117 Haunt Me Not.mp3
      17. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520907 120 Tenth Planet.mp3
      18. Hollywood Star Playhouse 521102 128 Big One.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



    18 recordings on 9 Audio CDs
    total playtime 8 hours, 37 min

    Hollywood Star Playhouse Disc A001

    1. Hollywood Star Playhouse 500619 009 Venom
    2. Hollywood Star Playhouse 500918 022 Question Of Time

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    Hollywood Star Playhouse Disc A002

    1. Hollywood Star Playhouse 501009 025 Of Night And River
    2. Hollywood Star Playhouse 501113 030 Exhibit A

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    Hollywood Star Playhouse Disc A003

    1. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510115 039 Statement In Full
    2. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510129 041 Later Than You Think

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    Hollywood Star Playhouse Disc A004

    1. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510205 042 Calculated Risk
    2. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510709 064 Knee High To Corpse

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    Hollywood Star Playhouse Disc A005

    1. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510726 066 Im Coward
    2. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510816 069 An Obit For Joe

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    Hollywood Star Playhouse Disc A006

    1. Hollywood Star Playhouse 510920 074 Hour Of Truth
    2. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520110 090 Frontier

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    Hollywood Star Playhouse Disc A007

    1. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520413 099 Six Shooter
    2. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520427 101 Nor Gloom Of Night

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    Hollywood Star Playhouse Disc A008

    1. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520518 104 Safari
    2. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520817 117 Haunt Me Not

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    Hollywood Star Playhouse Disc A009

    1. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520907 120 Tenth Planet
    2. Hollywood Star Playhouse 521102 128 Big One

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