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Ida Lupino Collection

Although she was groomed to be a typical leading lady, Ida Lupino never let her sex get in the way of making great films.

49 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 31 hours, 25 min)
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Ida LupinoThe Golden Age of Hollywood was no place for a radical feminist. Which is not to say that there were no strong female roles, but women were expected to know their place, both in front of and behind the camera. So it is little wonder that when glamorous Ida Lupino moved from in front of the camera as a leading lady to behind it as a director, more than a few eyebrows were raised. However, there is little evidence that Miss Lupino was interested in shattering glass ceilings, it was no one else was willing to make the sort of films that Ida wanted to make.

The Lupino clan has its roots in the puppeteers and performers of Renaissance Italy, and a branch of the family emigrated to Britain in the seventeenth century as circus performers. Little Ida was born in London in 1918, according to some accounts, while Zeppelins were in the sky over the city. Ida's sister Rita was born in 1920, and as children the girls enjoyed performing in the little theater their father had built in the garden. At the age of 13, Ida joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and began her film career at 13. Her first major role was as a teen-aged vamp in Her First Affaire (1932), a role that own mother had tested for. She also made films for Warner Brothers' London unit before Paramount signed her and imported her to the States.

In Hollywood, she spent the next five years in roles that can kindly be call syrupy sweet. In 1939, word got out that Paramount was going to make The Light That Failed, based on a Kipling novel about an artist losing his sight and the disreputable woman who betrays him. Ida rushed into the director William Wellman's office and demanded an audition. The fallen woman was such a turnabout from the roles she was used to playing that she began to be recognized as a serious actress.

Ida's roles began improving through the 1940's, although she quipped that she was “the poor man's Bette Davis” because many of her parts were roles that Miss Davis had turned down, although she would draw studio ire for refusing some “hand-me-down” parts. She played opposite Humphrey Bogart in High Sierra (1941). Even though she was working regularly and playing important parts, she still had not quite made it as a major Hollywood star, in part because she often turned down parts that she felt were beneath her. While on suspension for refusing a part, Ida began visiting sets and got a feel for how movies were made from the director's side of the camera. She also got a chance to work with editors and cinematographers.

Ida LupinoLupino and her second husband, producer Collier Young, opened an independent production company called The Filmakers. Ida was willing to act in some of the company's low-budget films, and assume some production and writing roles, but had no intention of directing. However, when Elmer Clifton suffered a heart attack while filming Not Wanted (1949, a script that Lupino co-wrote), she quickly stepped in and put the lessons she had learned into practice. As a director, Ida Lupino developed a reputation for tackling hard issues. Not Wanted dealt illegitimacy, Outrage (1950) dealt with rape, and The Hitch-Hiker (1953) explored the mind of a pathological killer.

Collyer and Lupino divorced in 1951 and Ida remarried to actor Howard Duff. Collyer married actress Joan Fontaine and was the producer for Lupino and Duff's sitcom Mr. Adams and Eve. The show was about a Hollywood actor and his wife and dealt comically with the problems of celebrity. Many of the situations were taken from real episodes from Duff and Lupino's marriage (Ida said that the scripts were "at least 60% true").

As well as acting on the small screen, Ida also directed for television, and is credited with episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone, Have Gun – Will Travel, Gilligan's Island, The Fugitive, Bewitched and others. Of her directing, Have Gun – Will Travel star Richard Boone said "Ida stimulates me as an actor because she knows acting. In a weekly show, you get into acting patterns. Ida gets you out of them." Ida was also the only person to both direct and star in episodes of The Twilight Zone.

Ida Lupino passed away on August 3, 1995, after a stroke while undergoing treatment for colon cancer. She was 77 years-old. Two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame are dedicated honoring Ida Lupino's contributions to Television and Motion Pictures, located at 1724 Vine St and 6821 Hollywood Blvd. Her Star for Television at 1724 Vine St is co-located with Stars honoring Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Deanna Durbin, Eddie Fisher, Ken Murray, and several others.

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    49 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 31 hours, 25 min
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    Volume 1 - 22 shows - total playtime 11 hours 51 minutes
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    1. Bill Stern Sports Newsreel 490520 499 Ida Lupino.mp3
    2. Burns And Allen 431207 15 Ida Lupino Plays Housewife.mp3
    3. Campbell Playhouse 390519 24 Bad Man.mp3
    4. Cavalcade Of America 450115 Immortal Wife.mp3
    5. Cavalcade Of America 460225 Star In West.mp3
    6. Cavalcade Of America 470224 Abby Opens White House.mp3
    7. Cavalcade Of America 470609 Lady Of Distinction.mp3
    8. Cavalcade Of America 470908 Kitchen Scientist.mp3
    9. Charlie Mccarthy 370905 Ida Lupino.mp3
    10. Chase Sanborn Hour 390723 Ida Lupino And Barbara Jo Allen.mp3
    11. CP 431120 093 Ida Lupino P Harris Hoosier Hot Shots.mp3
    12. CP 440722 130 Ronald Colman G Simms Cary Grant.mp3
    13. Duffys Tavern 431026 101 Archies Life Story With Ida Lupino.mp3
    14. Eftb 440411 13 Citadel.mp3
    15. Encore Theater 460820 12 Nurse Edith Cavell.mp3
    16. Good News Of 400208 110 Ronald Coleman.mp3
    17. Guest Star 530802 0332 Fear.mp3
    18. Hallmark Playhouse 481209 027 Woman With Sword.mp3
    19. Hallmark Playhouse 500202 074 Wine Of Youth.mp3
    20. Hedda Hopper Show 501210 X Howard Duff.mp3
    21. Hollywood Is On Air 340000 Search For Beauty.mp3
    22. Jack Benny 520323 801 Academy Awards.mp3
    Volume 2 - 27 shows - total playtime 19 hours 34 minutes
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    1. Lux Radio Theater 371213 154 39 Steps.mp3
    2. Lux Radio Theater 390918 229 Wuthering Heights.mp3
    3. Lux Radio Theater 400205 249 Young In Heart.mp3
    4. Lux Radio Theater 401104 280 Wuthering Heights Repeat.mp3
    5. Lux Radio Theater 410203 293 Rebecca.mp3
    6. Lux Radio Theater 421102 368 Womans Face.mp3
    7. Lux Radio Theater 430510 395 Now Voyager.mp3
    8. Lux Radio Theater 430927 407 Ladies In Retirement.mp3
    9. Lux Radio Theater 450416 479 Only Yesterday Repeat.mp3
    10. Lux Radio Theater 470915 581 Seventh Veil.mp3
    11. Lux Radio Theater 471124 591 Saratoga Trunk.mp3
    12. Lux Radio Theater 480405 610 Daisy Kenyon.mp3
    13. Lux Radio Theater 481018 629 Razors Edge.mp3
    14. Lux Radio Theater 540419 877 Star.mp3
    15. Lux Radio Theater 540921 889 So Big Repeat.mp3
    16. Mail Call 440426 088 W Ed Gardner.mp3
    17. Mail Call Afrs 127 Groucho Marx Gene Krupa.mp3
    18. Movie Previews 370000 Artists And Models.mp3
    19. Screen Guild Theater 440417 192 High Sierra.mp3
    20. Silver Theater 381225 026 Challenge For Three Part 1.mp3
    21. Silver Theater 390101 027 Challenge For Three Part 2.mp3
    22. Suspense 440203 Sisters.mp3
    23. Suspense 440601 Fugue In C Minor.mp3
    24. Suspense 480715 Summer Night.mp3
    25. Suspense 491229 Bullet.mp3
    26. Suspense 590510 On Country Road.mp3
    27. Tell Me Story 460507 Pond.mp3
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    49 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 31 hours, 25 min
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    Volume 1 - 22 shows - total playtime 11 hours 51 minutes
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    1. Bill Stern Sports Newsreel 490520 499 Ida Lupino.mp3
    2. Burns And Allen 431207 15 Ida Lupino Plays Housewife.mp3
    3. Campbell Playhouse 390519 24 Bad Man.mp3
    4. Cavalcade Of America 450115 Immortal Wife.mp3
    5. Cavalcade Of America 460225 Star In West.mp3
    6. Cavalcade Of America 470224 Abby Opens White House.mp3
    7. Cavalcade Of America 470609 Lady Of Distinction.mp3
    8. Cavalcade Of America 470908 Kitchen Scientist.mp3
    9. Charlie Mccarthy 370905 Ida Lupino.mp3
    10. Chase Sanborn Hour 390723 Ida Lupino And Barbara Jo Allen.mp3
    11. CP 431120 093 Ida Lupino P Harris Hoosier Hot Shots.mp3
    12. CP 440722 130 Ronald Colman G Simms Cary Grant.mp3
    13. Duffys Tavern 431026 101 Archies Life Story With Ida Lupino.mp3
    14. Eftb 440411 13 Citadel.mp3
    15. Encore Theater 460820 12 Nurse Edith Cavell.mp3
    16. Good News Of 400208 110 Ronald Coleman.mp3
    17. Guest Star 530802 0332 Fear.mp3
    18. Hallmark Playhouse 481209 027 Woman With Sword.mp3
    19. Hallmark Playhouse 500202 074 Wine Of Youth.mp3
    20. Hedda Hopper Show 501210 X Howard Duff.mp3
    21. Hollywood Is On Air 340000 Search For Beauty.mp3
    22. Jack Benny 520323 801 Academy Awards.mp3
    Volume 2 - 27 shows - total playtime 19 hours 34 minutes
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    1. Lux Radio Theater 371213 154 39 Steps.mp3
    2. Lux Radio Theater 390918 229 Wuthering Heights.mp3
    3. Lux Radio Theater 400205 249 Young In Heart.mp3
    4. Lux Radio Theater 401104 280 Wuthering Heights Repeat.mp3
    5. Lux Radio Theater 410203 293 Rebecca.mp3
    6. Lux Radio Theater 421102 368 Womans Face.mp3
    7. Lux Radio Theater 430510 395 Now Voyager.mp3
    8. Lux Radio Theater 430927 407 Ladies In Retirement.mp3
    9. Lux Radio Theater 450416 479 Only Yesterday Repeat.mp3
    10. Lux Radio Theater 470915 581 Seventh Veil.mp3
    11. Lux Radio Theater 471124 591 Saratoga Trunk.mp3
    12. Lux Radio Theater 480405 610 Daisy Kenyon.mp3
    13. Lux Radio Theater 481018 629 Razors Edge.mp3
    14. Lux Radio Theater 540419 877 Star.mp3
    15. Lux Radio Theater 540921 889 So Big Repeat.mp3
    16. Mail Call 440426 088 W Ed Gardner.mp3
    17. Mail Call Afrs 127 Groucho Marx Gene Krupa.mp3
    18. Movie Previews 370000 Artists And Models.mp3
    19. Screen Guild Theater 440417 192 High Sierra.mp3
    20. Silver Theater 381225 026 Challenge For Three Part 1.mp3
    21. Silver Theater 390101 027 Challenge For Three Part 2.mp3
    22. Suspense 440203 Sisters.mp3
    23. Suspense 440601 Fugue In C Minor.mp3
    24. Suspense 480715 Summer Night.mp3
    25. Suspense 491229 Bullet.mp3
    26. Suspense 590510 On Country Road.mp3
    27. Tell Me Story 460507 Pond.mp3
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    49 recordings on 33 Audio CDs
    total playtime 31 hours, 25 min

    Ida Lupino Disc A001

    1. Mail Call Afrs 127 Groucho Marx Gene Krupa
    2. Hollywood Is On Air 340000 Search For Beauty
    3. Movie Previews 370000 Artists And Models

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    Ida Lupino Disc A002

    1. Charlie Mccarthy 370905 Ida Lupino

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    Ida Lupino Disc A003

    1. Lux Radio Theater 371213 154 39 Steps

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    Ida Lupino Disc A004

    1. Silver Theater 381225 026 Challenge For Three Part 1
    2. Silver Theater 390101 027 Challenge For Three Part 2

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    Ida Lupino Disc A005

    1. Campbell Playhouse 390519 24 Bad Man

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    Ida Lupino Disc A006

    1. Chase Sanborn Hour 390723 Ida Lupino And Barbara Jo Allen

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    Ida Lupino Disc A007

    1. Lux Radio Theater 390918 229 Wuthering Heights

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    1. Lux Radio Theater 400205 249 Young In Heart

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    Ida Lupino Disc A009

    1. Good News Of 400208 110 Ronald Coleman

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    Ida Lupino Disc A010

    1. Lux Radio Theater 401104 280 Wuthering Heights Repeat

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    Ida Lupino Disc A011

    1. Lux Radio Theater 410203 293 Rebecca

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    Ida Lupino Disc A012

    1. Lux Radio Theater 421102 368 Womans Face

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    Ida Lupino Disc A013

    1. Lux Radio Theater 430510 395 Now Voyager

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    Ida Lupino Disc A014

    1. Lux Radio Theater 430927 407 Ladies In Retirement

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    Ida Lupino Disc A015

    1. Duffys Tavern 431026 101 Archies Life Story With Ida Lupino
    2. CP 431120 093 Ida Lupino P Harris Hoosier Hot Shots

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    Ida Lupino Disc A016

    1. Burns And Allen 431207 15 Ida Lupino Plays Housewife
    2. Suspense 440203 Sisters

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    Ida Lupino Disc A017

    1. Eftb 440411 13 Citadel
    2. Screen Guild Theater 440417 192 High Sierra

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    Ida Lupino Disc A018

    1. Mail Call 440426 088 W Ed Gardner
    2. Suspense 440601 Fugue In C Minor

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    Ida Lupino Disc A019

    1. CP 440722 130 Ronald Colman G Simms Cary Grant
    2. Cavalcade Of America 450115 Immortal Wife

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    Ida Lupino Disc A020

    1. Lux Radio Theater 450416 479 Only Yesterday Repeat

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    Ida Lupino Disc A021

    1. Cavalcade Of America 460225 Star In West
    2. Tell Me Story 460507 Pond

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    Ida Lupino Disc A022

    1. Encore Theater 460820 12 Nurse Edith Cavell
    2. Cavalcade Of America 470224 Abby Opens White House

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    Ida Lupino Disc A023

    1. Cavalcade Of America 470609 Lady Of Distinction
    2. Cavalcade Of America 470908 Kitchen Scientist

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    Ida Lupino Disc A024

    1. Lux Radio Theater 470915 581 Seventh Veil

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    Ida Lupino Disc A025

    1. Lux Radio Theater 471124 591 Saratoga Trunk

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    Ida Lupino Disc A026

    1. Lux Radio Theater 480405 610 Daisy Kenyon

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    Ida Lupino Disc A027

    1. Suspense 480715 Summer Night

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    Ida Lupino Disc A028

    1. Lux Radio Theater 481018 629 Razors Edge

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    Ida Lupino Disc A029

    1. Hallmark Playhouse 481209 027 Woman With Sword
    2. Bill Stern Sports Newsreel 490520 499 Ida Lupino

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    Ida Lupino Disc A030

    1. Suspense 491229 Bullet
    2. Hallmark Playhouse 500202 074 Wine Of Youth

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    Ida Lupino Disc A031

    1. Hedda Hopper Show 501210 X Howard Duff
    2. Jack Benny 520323 801 Academy Awards

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    Ida Lupino Disc A032

    1. Guest Star 530802 0332 Fear
    2. Lux Radio Theater 540419 877 Star

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    Ida Lupino Disc A033

    1. Lux Radio Theater 540921 889 So Big Repeat
    2. Suspense 590510 On Country Road

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