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Jessica Dragonette Collection

Known as early radio's "Star of Stars", the "Princess of Song", "Sweetheart of the Air" and "Queen of Radio", this diminutive soprano was one of the most popular voices in the early days of radio.

Jessica Dragonette

25 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 14 hours, 24 min)
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15 Audio CDs


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"Countess Maritza"



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Jessica DragonetteShe was early radio's "Star of Stars", the "Princess of Song", "Sweetheart of the Air" and "Queen of Radio". Accolades like these sound like the work of an over-active public relations man. In the case of Jessica Dragonette, they are appropriate. The diminutive soprano was one of the most popular voices in the early days of radio.

Jessica's father was a construction engineer. She was born in Calcutta around 1900. She became an orphan at an early age and was raised in a convent. She later studied voice at the Georgian Court Convent and College at Lakewood, NJ. Jessica's records were lost in a fire at the orphanage, and there remained doubt as to her actual age.

Jessica DragonetteMiss Dragonette first sang on the radio in 1926. During her 22 years with NBC, she helped to popularize operetta and semi-classical music. From 1927 to 1930 she was the star of the Philco Show and was the featured soloist on the Cities Services Program for most of the thirties. In 1937, soprano Lucille Manners took over the Cities Services mike, and Jessica moved on to the final season of the Palmolive Beauty Box Theater.

Palmolive began sponsoring Beauty Box Theater in 1934 on NBC. For the 1937 season, the show was moved to CBS and reduced from an hour to a half hour. Even Miss Dragonette's talents were not enough to save it after cutting 30 minutes of music.

During the War, Jessica was tireless in entertaining the troops and soliciting War Bonds. The Army Air Corp made her an honorary Colonel for her efforts. She was also honored with a Pro Pontifice et Ecclesia Cross by Pope Pius VII.

In the mid-fifties, the Gottlieb Pinball Machine Company put Jessica on their payroll to help promote their Dragonette Pinball game. The machine had nothing to do with classical music or operetta, or even any music beyond the usual bells. Instead, the game was meant as a spoof on the cop show, Dragnet!

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    25 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 14 hours, 24 min
    25 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 24 min
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      25 shows - total playtime 14 hours 24 minutes
      1. Good News 391221 Jessica Dragonette.mp3
      2. Jessica Dragonette Interview 1978 NYC Apt.mp3
      3. Lucky Strike Music Hall 340412 001 Teresina.mp3
      4. Magic Key 351027 05 Navy Day.mp3
      5. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370120.mp3
      6. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370127 099 Student Prince.mp3
      7. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370203 Rio Rita.mp3
      8. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370210 101 Countess Maritza.mp3
      9. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370414 110 Chocolate Soldier.mp3
      10. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370421.mp3
      11. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370428 112 Lady In Ermine.mp3
      12. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370512 114 Eileen.mp3
      13. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370526 Rogue Song.mp3
      14. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370602 117 Only Girl.mp3
      15. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370630 Pink Lady.mp3
      16. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370707 Sweethearts.mp3
      17. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370714 Bittersweet.mp3
      18. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370721 PrincessPat.mp3
      19. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370728 Madame Pomp.mp3
      20. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370811 Prince of P.mp3
      21. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370901 Robin Hood.mp3
      22. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370908 Blue Paradise.mp3
      23. Recollectat30 570220 35 Helen Hayesperry Comoal Jolson.mp3
      24. Saturday Night Serenade 440909 Let's Sing A Song About Suzy.mp3
      25. Welcome Back to, Jessica Dragonette 390817 NBC Blue Special.mp3
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    25 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 14 hours, 24 min
    25 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 24 min
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      25 shows - total playtime 14 hours 24 minutes
      1. Good News 391221 Jessica Dragonette.mp3
      2. Jessica Dragonette Interview 1978 NYC Apt.mp3
      3. Lucky Strike Music Hall 340412 001 Teresina.mp3
      4. Magic Key 351027 05 Navy Day.mp3
      5. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370120.mp3
      6. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370127 099 Student Prince.mp3
      7. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370203 Rio Rita.mp3
      8. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370210 101 Countess Maritza.mp3
      9. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370414 110 Chocolate Soldier.mp3
      10. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370421.mp3
      11. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370428 112 Lady In Ermine.mp3
      12. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370512 114 Eileen.mp3
      13. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370526 Rogue Song.mp3
      14. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370602 117 Only Girl.mp3
      15. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370630 Pink Lady.mp3
      16. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370707 Sweethearts.mp3
      17. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370714 Bittersweet.mp3
      18. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370721 PrincessPat.mp3
      19. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370728 Madame Pomp.mp3
      20. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370811 Prince of P.mp3
      21. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370901 Robin Hood.mp3
      22. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370908 Blue Paradise.mp3
      23. Recollectat30 570220 35 Helen Hayesperry Comoal Jolson.mp3
      24. Saturday Night Serenade 440909 Let's Sing A Song About Suzy.mp3
      25. Welcome Back to, Jessica Dragonette 390817 NBC Blue Special.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



    25 recordings on 15 Audio CDs. Total playtime 14 hours, 24 min
    25 recordings on 15 Audio CDs
    total playtime 14 hours, 24 min

    Jessica Dragonette Disc A001

    1. Jessica Dragonette Interview 1978 NYC Apt

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    Jessica Dragonette Disc A002

    1. Lucky Strike Music Hall 340412 001 Teresina

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    Jessica Dragonette Disc A003

    1. Magic Key 351027 05 Navy Day

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    Jessica Dragonette Disc A004

    1. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370120
    2. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370127 099 Student Prince

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    Jessica Dragonette Disc A005

    1. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370203 Rio Rita
    2. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370210 101 Countess Maritza

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    Jessica Dragonette Disc A006

    1. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370414 110 Chocolate Soldier
    2. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370421

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    Jessica Dragonette Disc A007

    1. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370428 112 Lady In Ermine
    2. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370512 114 Eileen

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    Jessica Dragonette Disc A008

    1. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370526 Rogue Song
    2. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370602 117 Only Girl

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    Jessica Dragonette Disc A009

    1. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370630 Pink Lady
    2. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370707 Sweethearts

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    Jessica Dragonette Disc A010

    1. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370714 Bittersweet
    2. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370721 PrincessPat

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    Jessica Dragonette Disc A011

    1. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370728 Madame Pomp
    2. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370811 Prince of P

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    Jessica Dragonette Disc A012

    1. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370901 Robin Hood
    2. Palmolive Beauty Box Theater 370908 Blue Paradise

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    Jessica Dragonette Disc A013

    1. Welcome Back to, Jessica Dragonette 390817 NBC Blue Special

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    Jessica Dragonette Disc A014

    1. Good News 391221 Jessica Dragonette

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    Jessica Dragonette Disc A015

    1. Saturday Night Serenade 440909 Let's Sing A Song About Suzy
    2. Recollectat30 570220 35 Helen Hayesperry Comoal Jolson

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