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Jim Backus Collection

Best known for being typecast as clueless rich snobs like Hubert Updike III and Thurston Howell III, Jim Backus was also a popular voice actor, bringing characters like Mr. Magoo to life.

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Jim Backus

122 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 60 hours, 44 min)
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A great comic actor needs to develop an instinctive sense of comedic timing. There are countless everyday acts which would normally be unremarkable, but do them at just the right time, with just the right amount of flair, and they are hilarious.

Jim Backus

When his father sent Jim Backus to become a cadet at the Kentucky Military Institute, the future actor was less than amused by the situation. About the only thing worthwhile he got at KMI was a lifelong friendship with another future actor, Victor Mature, so Jim decided to ride a horse through the cadet mess hall at lunch. He was expelled, of course, but the look on the Commandant's face was hilarious.

Some years later, while filming Androcles and the Lion (1952) Mature remembered that he had to get to downtown Los Angeles so he could sign some legal papers before the close of business. In desperation, he told his friend Jim, who was also in the picture, about the situation. Backus and Mature roared out of the studio parking lot and made it to the attorney's office with just moments to spare. Having accomplished their mission, still in makeup and costume as Roman Legionnaires, they retired to a local watering hole. When the staff tried their best to ignore the strange looking pair, Mature roared: "What's the matter? Don't you serve servicemen in here?"

Jim Backus was born in the exclusive Bratenahl district of Cleveland, Ohio, 1913. His father was a mechanical engineer who didn't quite know what to make of his son's acting aspirations. Those aspirations may have been nurtured by his kindergarten teacher, Ms. Margaret Hamilton, who would go on to play "the Wicked Witch of the West" in MGM's The Wizard of Oz (1939). When Jim went out to Hollywood to try his luck in pictures, his father wrote: "Son, go with RKO. That fellow Howard Hughes (the industrial billionaire who then owned the studio) is a great engineer and if anything goes wrong with his pictures you can always work in his plant."

After parting ways with the Kentucky Military Academy, Backus attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, graduating in 1933. He served a short apprenticeship in various stock companies, but life was difficult for a struggling actor in the depths of the Great Depression. He said, "I decided to try radio as a source of livelihood because I like to eat regularly." He began working as a freelance player on the New York Radio Row while still auditioning for Broadway acting jobs. He appeared on a few soap operas, The Kate Smith Hour, CBS Workshop, Great Plays, along with other programs, and got stage work in Hitch Your Wagon, a comedy, and Too Many Heroes, a drama, both in 1937.

Jim Backus

Around the turn of the decade, Backus made his way to Hollywood to try his luck in movies. He did not get his first credited movie role until 1949 in Easy Living, supporting Lucille Ball and his friend Victor Mature. In the meantime, he found plenty of work in the Los Angeles radio scene, his most important role being a recurring character on The Alan Young Show, Hubert Updike III. Updike was a comically rich snob with a tenuous grasp of the world the rest of lives in. He insisted that his family had landed at "Cadillac Rock" and threatened to respond to an offensive remark by washing the antagonist's mouth out with domestic champagne. The rich snob would be a troupe that Backus would return to many times during his career.

He expanded his voice acting into animated shorts in the Bugs Bunny film, A-Lad-In His Lamp (1948) as Smokey the Genie, opposite Mel Blanc's Bugs and Caliph Hassan Pfeiffer. The next year he appeared in A Ragtime Bear for UPA animation studios, voicing myopic curmudgeon named Quincy Magoo. Mr. Magoo was eventually be recognized at number 29 on TV Guide's "50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time". As famous as Magoo became, Backus claimed that he hurt his career. "I'd like to bury the old creep and get some good dramatic roles in movies," Backus related. "Every time I start to be a serious actor I lose out because someone--usually a producer--says I'm Magoo."

Backus is best remembered in popular culture for another rich snob character, Thurston Howell III from TV's Gilligan's Island, whom he played in the original series from 1964 to 1967, and in numerous TV movie revivals. His last time in the part was a cameo appearance in The Harlem Globetrotters On Gilligan's Island (1981, poor health kept him from taking a bigger role). He also appeared with Natalie Schafer ("Lovie" Howell, his wife from the series) in an ad for Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn, it would be the last TV appearance for both of them.

By the end of the Seventies, Backus began feeling the effects of Parkinson's Disease. He passed away in 1989 from complications due to pneumonia, he was 76.

A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1735 Vine St honors contributions to Television by Jim Backus. The Star lies in front of the AVALON Hollywood nightclub.

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    122 recordings on 3 MP3 CDs for just $13.50. Total playtime 60 hours, 44 min
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    Volume 1 - 49 shows - total playtime 23 hours 59 minutes
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    1. Alan Young Show 450807 058 Burlesque Dancer.mp3
    2. Alan Young Show 450821 060 Jury Duty.mp3
    3. Alan Young Show 450828 061 Planning Trip To Canada.mp3
    4. Alan Young Show 450911 063 3rd Try To Get Trip To Canada.mp3
    5. Alan Young Show 451030 066 Boys Loves Girls.mp3
    6. Alan Young Show 451113 067 Alan Fullback.mp3
    7. Alan Young Show 460322 084 Housing Shortage.mp3
    8. Alan Young Show 460920 099 Landscaping.mp3
    9. Alan Young Show 460927 100 Letter.mp3
    10. Alan Young Show 460927 Letter Part 2.mp3
    11. Alan Young Show 461004 101 Stolen Pearl Necklace.mp3
    12. Alan Young Show 461011 102 Cucamunga Killer.mp3
    13. Alan Young Show 461018 103 Proposing To Lulubelle.mp3
    14. Alan Young Show 461025 104 Alan Movie Star.mp3
    15. Alan Young Show 461101 105 Room For Veteran.mp3
    16. Alan Young Show 461108 106 Alans Baby.mp3
    17. Alan Young Show 461115 107 Duffys Tavern Caters.mp3
    18. Alan Young Show 461213 108 Singing Lessons.mp3
    19. Alan Young Show 461220 109 Stolen Purse.mp3
    20. Alan Young Show 461227 110 Rose Bowl Float.mp3
    21. Alan Young Show 470103 111 Napoleons Descendent.mp3
    22. Alan Young Show 470110 112 Alan Playwrite.mp3
    23. Alan Young Show 470117 113 Clothes Make Man.mp3
    24. Alan Young Show 470124 114 Bear Shot With Bow And Arrow.mp3
    25. Alan Young Show 470131 115 New Checking Account.mp3
    26. Alan Young Show 470207 116 Photo Of Bank Robbery.mp3
    27. Alan Young Show 470214 117 Dog.mp3
    28. Alan Young Show 470221 118 Mcphearson Fortune.mp3
    29. Alan Young Show 470228 119 Kiss Maker.mp3
    30. Alan Young Show 470307 120 Masquerade Charity Ball.mp3
    31. Alan Young Show 470314 121 Mouse.mp3
    32. Alan Young Show 470328 122 Overdue Rent.mp3
    33. Alan Young Show 470404 123 Buying Stock.mp3
    34. Alan Young Show 470418 125 Vaudeville Act.mp3
    35. Alan Young Show 470502 127 Birth Certificate Mistake.mp3
    36. Alan Young Show 470509 128 Typical American Mother.mp3
    37. Alan Young Show 470516 129 Big Yacht Race.mp3
    38. Alan Young Show 470523 130 Cowboy Blood.mp3
    39. Alan Young Show 470530 131 Lifeguard Contest.mp3
    40. Aldrich Family 480401 418 April Fools Day Jokes.mp3
    41. Big Talent Hunt 480406 Jim Backus Hosts.mp3
    42. Bob Burns 461006 197 Prize Hog.mp3
    43. Bob Hope 3955 540402 594 Rosemary Clooney.mp3
    44. Bob Hope 3955 541223 614 Shops Delores Xmas Present.mp3
    45. Bob Hope 3955 550421 631 Jim Backus.mp3
    46. Columbia Workshop 411130 003 Double Ugly.mp3
    47. Columbia Workshop 420201 011 Jenny Bus Nobody Loved.mp3
    48. Columbia Workshop 420524 026 Midnight Blue.mp3
    49. Columbia Workshop 420831 040 All Out Comedy.mp3
    Volume 2 - 44 shows - total playtime 22 hours 43 minutes
    MP3 CD
    Volume 2: 5.00
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    1. Command Performance 440520 120 P.Goddard J.Durante.mp3
    2. Command Performance 471021 300 F.Sinatra D.Day Jim Backus.mp3
    3. December Bride 520615 02 Oscar Has An Eye For Lily.mp3
    4. Encore Theater 460625 04 Green Light.mp3
    5. Fibber Mcgee Molly 460226 0468 Fibbers Pen Is Missing.mp3
    6. Fibber Mcgee Molly 460305 0469 Stolen Cars.mp3
    7. Fibber Mcgee Molly 460326 0472 Bullets Brannigan.mp3
    8. Fibber Mcgee Molly 461022 0487 Fibber Shops New Shoelaces.mp3
    9. Fibber Mcgee Molly 470121 0500 House Alt Look Architect.mp3
    10. Fibber Mcgee Molly 470128 0501 Waiting For Bus.mp3
    11. Forecast 410811 07 Class Of 41.mp3
    12. Ft 500816 183 Lion Tamer.mp3
    13. Ft 540310 361 Its Gift.mp3
    14. Great Gildersleeve 460210 197 Need New Car.mp3
    15. Great Gildersleeve 520730 455 Bronco Sells Gildys House.mp3
    16. Great Plays 381211 Life Is Dream.mp3
    17. Halls Of Ivy 501122 039 Jack Benny Visits Ivy.mp3
    18. His And Hers 530301 New Home On Beach.mp3
    19. Hollywood Star Time 460803 09 Major And Minor.mp3
    20. Jack Benny 421213 460 From New York.mp3
    21. Jack Benny 450121 536 Jacks Visit Empire State Building.mp3
    22. Jack Benny 490424 692 Jack Decides To Trade In Maxwell.mp3
    23. Jack Carson Show 461002 01 Runs For County Commissioner.mp3
    24. Jack Carson Show 461023 04 Trouble With Phone Company.mp3
    25. Jeff Regan Investigator 500806 68 Theres Nothing Pork Chop.mp3
    26. Jerry Lester Show Diane Gives Jerry Train Ticket.mp3
    27. Jerry Lester Show Wants Joan Blondell As His Leading Lady.mp3
    28. Jim Backus Show 520515 Audition Barry Sullivan.mp3
    29. Life With Luigi 481221 014 Antique Colonial Silver Cup.mp3
    30. Lineup 510626 052 George Hunter And Time Bomb Different.mp3
    31. Lineup 520325 090 Bakery Holdups Aka Silk Stocking Bandit.mp3
    32. Lux Radio Theater 500227 691 Easy To Wed.mp3
    33. Lux Radio Theater 500320 694 Father Was Fullback.mp3
    34. Magnificent Montague 510119 11 Lost In Hollywood.mp3
    35. Magnificent Montague 510126 12 Screen Test.mp3
    36. Magnificent Montague 510202 13 Sharing Bungalow.mp3
    37. Man Behind Gun 440212 72 Prep Joe Repeat Of May 1943 Program.mp3
    38. Man From Homicide 500916 00 Winthrop Case Charles Mcgraw.mp3
    39. Martin And Lewis Show 491107 028 Witness To Murder.mp3
    40. Martin And Lewis Show 491128 031 Violating Child Labor Laws.mp3
    41. Mel Blanc Show 470311 Mel Sells Colbys Valuable Painting.mp3
    42. Mel Blanc Show 470318 28 Two Loves Has Mel.mp3
    43. Mel Blanc Show 470415 Crashing Mr Colbys Party.mp3
    44. Mr. And Mrs. Blandings 510318 09 Selling House.mp3
    Volume 3 - 29 shows - total playtime 14 hours 1 minutes
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    1. Mr. And Mrs. Blandings 510506 16 Repairing Old Barn.mp3
    2. My Favorite Husband 500217 076 Liz Teaches Samba.mp3
    3. Our Miss Brooks 501105 Indian Burial Ground.mp3
    4. Our Miss Brooks 510422 128 New School Television Set.mp3
    5. Our Miss Brooks 540926 256 Mr Lanthrop Returns To School.mp3
    6. Railroad Hour 481004 Good News.mp3
    7. Railroad Hour 481122 008 Hit Deck.mp3
    8. Richard Diamond Private Detective 510209 Blue Serge Suit.mp3
    9. Richard Diamond Private Detective 510316 Monsieur Bouchon.mp3
    10. Richard Diamond Private Detective 520328 Mr Walkers Problem.mp3
    11. Sad Sack 460612 Sack Returns Home From Army.mp3
    12. Screen Directors Playhouse 490313 010 You Were Meant For Me.mp3
    13. Screen Directors Playhouse 500324 061 Chicago Deadline.mp3
    14. Screen Directors Playhouse 510201 088 Take Letter Darling.mp3
    15. Screen Directors Playhouse 510222 No Minor Vices.mp3
    16. Screen Directors Playhouse 510315 095 Great Lover 1 Hour.mp3
    17. Screen Directors Playhouse 510412 098 Hired Wife 1 Hour.mp3
    18. Screen Directors Playhouse 510426 100 Jackpot 1 Hour.mp3
    19. Screen Directors Playhouse 510628 Lady Takes Chance.mp3
    20. Screen Guild Theater 470602 350 Saturdays Children.mp3
    21. Suspense 460131 Long Shot.mp3
    22. Suspense 460801 Commuter Ticket.mp3
    23. Suspense 461205 House In Cypress Canyon.mp3
    24. Suspense 590419 See How He Runs.mp3
    25. Suspense 620819 Pages From Diary.mp3
    26. Theater Of Romance 450306 Man Who Came To Dinner.mp3
    27. This Is Your Fbi 510309 310 Captain Larceny.mp3
    28. This Is Your Fbi 510803 331 Post Time Stickup.mp3
    29. This Is Your Fbi 520711 380 Killer For Hire.mp3
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    122 recordings on 3 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $13.50. Total playtime 60 hours, 44 min
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    Volume 1 - 49 shows - total playtime 23 hours 59 minutes
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    1. Alan Young Show 450807 058 Burlesque Dancer.mp3
    2. Alan Young Show 450821 060 Jury Duty.mp3
    3. Alan Young Show 450828 061 Planning Trip To Canada.mp3
    4. Alan Young Show 450911 063 3rd Try To Get Trip To Canada.mp3
    5. Alan Young Show 451030 066 Boys Loves Girls.mp3
    6. Alan Young Show 451113 067 Alan Fullback.mp3
    7. Alan Young Show 460322 084 Housing Shortage.mp3
    8. Alan Young Show 460920 099 Landscaping.mp3
    9. Alan Young Show 460927 100 Letter.mp3
    10. Alan Young Show 460927 Letter Part 2.mp3
    11. Alan Young Show 461004 101 Stolen Pearl Necklace.mp3
    12. Alan Young Show 461011 102 Cucamunga Killer.mp3
    13. Alan Young Show 461018 103 Proposing To Lulubelle.mp3
    14. Alan Young Show 461025 104 Alan Movie Star.mp3
    15. Alan Young Show 461101 105 Room For Veteran.mp3
    16. Alan Young Show 461108 106 Alans Baby.mp3
    17. Alan Young Show 461115 107 Duffys Tavern Caters.mp3
    18. Alan Young Show 461213 108 Singing Lessons.mp3
    19. Alan Young Show 461220 109 Stolen Purse.mp3
    20. Alan Young Show 461227 110 Rose Bowl Float.mp3
    21. Alan Young Show 470103 111 Napoleons Descendent.mp3
    22. Alan Young Show 470110 112 Alan Playwrite.mp3
    23. Alan Young Show 470117 113 Clothes Make Man.mp3
    24. Alan Young Show 470124 114 Bear Shot With Bow And Arrow.mp3
    25. Alan Young Show 470131 115 New Checking Account.mp3
    26. Alan Young Show 470207 116 Photo Of Bank Robbery.mp3
    27. Alan Young Show 470214 117 Dog.mp3
    28. Alan Young Show 470221 118 Mcphearson Fortune.mp3
    29. Alan Young Show 470228 119 Kiss Maker.mp3
    30. Alan Young Show 470307 120 Masquerade Charity Ball.mp3
    31. Alan Young Show 470314 121 Mouse.mp3
    32. Alan Young Show 470328 122 Overdue Rent.mp3
    33. Alan Young Show 470404 123 Buying Stock.mp3
    34. Alan Young Show 470418 125 Vaudeville Act.mp3
    35. Alan Young Show 470502 127 Birth Certificate Mistake.mp3
    36. Alan Young Show 470509 128 Typical American Mother.mp3
    37. Alan Young Show 470516 129 Big Yacht Race.mp3
    38. Alan Young Show 470523 130 Cowboy Blood.mp3
    39. Alan Young Show 470530 131 Lifeguard Contest.mp3
    40. Aldrich Family 480401 418 April Fools Day Jokes.mp3
    41. Big Talent Hunt 480406 Jim Backus Hosts.mp3
    42. Bob Burns 461006 197 Prize Hog.mp3
    43. Bob Hope 3955 540402 594 Rosemary Clooney.mp3
    44. Bob Hope 3955 541223 614 Shops Delores Xmas Present.mp3
    45. Bob Hope 3955 550421 631 Jim Backus.mp3
    46. Columbia Workshop 411130 003 Double Ugly.mp3
    47. Columbia Workshop 420201 011 Jenny Bus Nobody Loved.mp3
    48. Columbia Workshop 420524 026 Midnight Blue.mp3
    49. Columbia Workshop 420831 040 All Out Comedy.mp3
    Volume 2 - 44 shows - total playtime 22 hours 43 minutes
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    1. Command Performance 440520 120 P.Goddard J.Durante.mp3
    2. Command Performance 471021 300 F.Sinatra D.Day Jim Backus.mp3
    3. December Bride 520615 02 Oscar Has An Eye For Lily.mp3
    4. Encore Theater 460625 04 Green Light.mp3
    5. Fibber Mcgee Molly 460226 0468 Fibbers Pen Is Missing.mp3
    6. Fibber Mcgee Molly 460305 0469 Stolen Cars.mp3
    7. Fibber Mcgee Molly 460326 0472 Bullets Brannigan.mp3
    8. Fibber Mcgee Molly 461022 0487 Fibber Shops New Shoelaces.mp3
    9. Fibber Mcgee Molly 470121 0500 House Alt Look Architect.mp3
    10. Fibber Mcgee Molly 470128 0501 Waiting For Bus.mp3
    11. Forecast 410811 07 Class Of 41.mp3
    12. Ft 500816 183 Lion Tamer.mp3
    13. Ft 540310 361 Its Gift.mp3
    14. Great Gildersleeve 460210 197 Need New Car.mp3
    15. Great Gildersleeve 520730 455 Bronco Sells Gildys House.mp3
    16. Great Plays 381211 Life Is Dream.mp3
    17. Halls Of Ivy 501122 039 Jack Benny Visits Ivy.mp3
    18. His And Hers 530301 New Home On Beach.mp3
    19. Hollywood Star Time 460803 09 Major And Minor.mp3
    20. Jack Benny 421213 460 From New York.mp3
    21. Jack Benny 450121 536 Jacks Visit Empire State Building.mp3
    22. Jack Benny 490424 692 Jack Decides To Trade In Maxwell.mp3
    23. Jack Carson Show 461002 01 Runs For County Commissioner.mp3
    24. Jack Carson Show 461023 04 Trouble With Phone Company.mp3
    25. Jeff Regan Investigator 500806 68 Theres Nothing Pork Chop.mp3
    26. Jerry Lester Show Diane Gives Jerry Train Ticket.mp3
    27. Jerry Lester Show Wants Joan Blondell As His Leading Lady.mp3
    28. Jim Backus Show 520515 Audition Barry Sullivan.mp3
    29. Life With Luigi 481221 014 Antique Colonial Silver Cup.mp3
    30. Lineup 510626 052 George Hunter And Time Bomb Different.mp3
    31. Lineup 520325 090 Bakery Holdups Aka Silk Stocking Bandit.mp3
    32. Lux Radio Theater 500227 691 Easy To Wed.mp3
    33. Lux Radio Theater 500320 694 Father Was Fullback.mp3
    34. Magnificent Montague 510119 11 Lost In Hollywood.mp3
    35. Magnificent Montague 510126 12 Screen Test.mp3
    36. Magnificent Montague 510202 13 Sharing Bungalow.mp3
    37. Man Behind Gun 440212 72 Prep Joe Repeat Of May 1943 Program.mp3
    38. Man From Homicide 500916 00 Winthrop Case Charles Mcgraw.mp3
    39. Martin And Lewis Show 491107 028 Witness To Murder.mp3
    40. Martin And Lewis Show 491128 031 Violating Child Labor Laws.mp3
    41. Mel Blanc Show 470311 Mel Sells Colbys Valuable Painting.mp3
    42. Mel Blanc Show 470318 28 Two Loves Has Mel.mp3
    43. Mel Blanc Show 470415 Crashing Mr Colbys Party.mp3
    44. Mr. And Mrs. Blandings 510318 09 Selling House.mp3
    Volume 3 - 29 shows - total playtime 14 hours 1 minutes
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    1. Mr. And Mrs. Blandings 510506 16 Repairing Old Barn.mp3
    2. My Favorite Husband 500217 076 Liz Teaches Samba.mp3
    3. Our Miss Brooks 501105 Indian Burial Ground.mp3
    4. Our Miss Brooks 510422 128 New School Television Set.mp3
    5. Our Miss Brooks 540926 256 Mr Lanthrop Returns To School.mp3
    6. Railroad Hour 481004 Good News.mp3
    7. Railroad Hour 481122 008 Hit Deck.mp3
    8. Richard Diamond Private Detective 510209 Blue Serge Suit.mp3
    9. Richard Diamond Private Detective 510316 Monsieur Bouchon.mp3
    10. Richard Diamond Private Detective 520328 Mr Walkers Problem.mp3
    11. Sad Sack 460612 Sack Returns Home From Army.mp3
    12. Screen Directors Playhouse 490313 010 You Were Meant For Me.mp3
    13. Screen Directors Playhouse 500324 061 Chicago Deadline.mp3
    14. Screen Directors Playhouse 510201 088 Take Letter Darling.mp3
    15. Screen Directors Playhouse 510222 No Minor Vices.mp3
    16. Screen Directors Playhouse 510315 095 Great Lover 1 Hour.mp3
    17. Screen Directors Playhouse 510412 098 Hired Wife 1 Hour.mp3
    18. Screen Directors Playhouse 510426 100 Jackpot 1 Hour.mp3
    19. Screen Directors Playhouse 510628 Lady Takes Chance.mp3
    20. Screen Guild Theater 470602 350 Saturdays Children.mp3
    21. Suspense 460131 Long Shot.mp3
    22. Suspense 460801 Commuter Ticket.mp3
    23. Suspense 461205 House In Cypress Canyon.mp3
    24. Suspense 590419 See How He Runs.mp3
    25. Suspense 620819 Pages From Diary.mp3
    26. Theater Of Romance 450306 Man Who Came To Dinner.mp3
    27. This Is Your Fbi 510309 310 Captain Larceny.mp3
    28. This Is Your Fbi 510803 331 Post Time Stickup.mp3
    29. This Is Your Fbi 520711 380 Killer For Hire.mp3
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    122 recordings on 66 Audio CDs. Total playtime 60 hours, 44 min
    122 recordings on 66 Audio CDs
    total playtime 60 hours, 44 min

    Jim Backus Disc A001

    1. Jerry Lester Show Diane Gives Jerry Train Ticket
    2. Jerry Lester Show Wants Joan Blondell As His Leading Lady

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    Jim Backus Disc A002

    1. Great Plays 381211 Life Is Dream

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    Jim Backus Disc A003

    1. Forecast 410811 07 Class Of 41
    2. Columbia Workshop 411130 003 Double Ugly

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    Jim Backus Disc A004

    1. Columbia Workshop 420201 011 Jenny Bus Nobody Loved
    2. Columbia Workshop 420524 026 Midnight Blue

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    Jim Backus Disc A005

    1. Columbia Workshop 420831 040 All Out Comedy
    2. Jack Benny 421213 460 From New York

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    Jim Backus Disc A006

    1. Man Behind Gun 440212 72 Prep Joe Repeat Of May 1943 Program
    2. Command Performance 440520 120 P.Goddard J.Durante

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    Jim Backus Disc A007

    1. Jack Benny 450121 536 Jacks Visit Empire State Building
    2. Theater Of Romance 450306 Man Who Came To Dinner

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    Jim Backus Disc A008

    1. Alan Young Show 450807 058 Burlesque Dancer
    2. Alan Young Show 450821 060 Jury Duty

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    Jim Backus Disc A009

    1. Alan Young Show 450828 061 Planning Trip To Canada
    2. Alan Young Show 450911 063 3rd Try To Get Trip To Canada

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    Jim Backus Disc A010

    1. Alan Young Show 451030 066 Boys Loves Girls
    2. Alan Young Show 451113 067 Alan Fullback

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    Jim Backus Disc A011

    1. Suspense 460131 Long Shot
    2. Great Gildersleeve 460210 197 Need New Car

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    Jim Backus Disc A012

    1. Fibber Mcgee Molly 460226 0468 Fibbers Pen Is Missing
    2. Fibber Mcgee Molly 460305 0469 Stolen Cars

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    Jim Backus Disc A013

    1. Alan Young Show 460322 084 Housing Shortage
    2. Fibber Mcgee Molly 460326 0472 Bullets Brannigan

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    Jim Backus Disc A014

    1. Sad Sack 460612 Sack Returns Home From Army
    2. Encore Theater 460625 04 Green Light

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    Jim Backus Disc A015

    1. Suspense 460801 Commuter Ticket
    2. Hollywood Star Time 460803 09 Major And Minor

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    Jim Backus Disc A016

    1. Alan Young Show 460920 099 Landscaping
    2. Alan Young Show 460927 100 Letter

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    Jim Backus Disc A017

    1. Alan Young Show 460927 Letter Part 2
    2. Jack Carson Show 461002 01 Runs For County Commissioner

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    Jim Backus Disc A018

    1. Alan Young Show 461004 101 Stolen Pearl Necklace
    2. Bob Burns 461006 197 Prize Hog

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    Jim Backus Disc A019

    1. Alan Young Show 461011 102 Cucamunga Killer
    2. Alan Young Show 461018 103 Proposing To Lulubelle

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    Jim Backus Disc A020

    1. Fibber Mcgee Molly 461022 0487 Fibber Shops New Shoelaces
    2. Jack Carson Show 461023 04 Trouble With Phone Company

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    Jim Backus Disc A021

    1. Alan Young Show 461025 104 Alan Movie Star
    2. Alan Young Show 461101 105 Room For Veteran

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    Jim Backus Disc A022

    1. Alan Young Show 461108 106 Alans Baby
    2. Alan Young Show 461115 107 Duffys Tavern Caters

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    Jim Backus Disc A023

    1. Suspense 461205 House In Cypress Canyon
    2. Alan Young Show 461213 108 Singing Lessons

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    Jim Backus Disc A024

    1. Alan Young Show 461220 109 Stolen Purse
    2. Alan Young Show 461227 110 Rose Bowl Float

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    Jim Backus Disc A025

    1. Alan Young Show 470103 111 Napoleons Descendent
    2. Alan Young Show 470110 112 Alan Playwrite

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    Jim Backus Disc A026

    1. Alan Young Show 470117 113 Clothes Make Man
    2. Fibber Mcgee Molly 470121 0500 House Alt Look Architect

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    Jim Backus Disc A027

    1. Alan Young Show 470124 114 Bear Shot With Bow And Arrow
    2. Fibber Mcgee Molly 470128 0501 Waiting For Bus

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    Jim Backus Disc A028

    1. Alan Young Show 470131 115 New Checking Account
    2. Alan Young Show 470207 116 Photo Of Bank Robbery

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    1. Alan Young Show 470214 117 Dog
    2. Alan Young Show 470221 118 Mcphearson Fortune

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    1. Alan Young Show 470228 119 Kiss Maker
    2. Alan Young Show 470307 120 Masquerade Charity Ball

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    Jim Backus Disc A031

    1. Mel Blanc Show 470311 Mel Sells Colbys Valuable Painting
    2. Alan Young Show 470314 121 Mouse

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    1. Mel Blanc Show 470318 28 Two Loves Has Mel
    2. Alan Young Show 470328 122 Overdue Rent

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    1. Alan Young Show 470404 123 Buying Stock
    2. Mel Blanc Show 470415 Crashing Mr Colbys Party

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    Jim Backus Disc A034

    1. Alan Young Show 470418 125 Vaudeville Act
    2. Alan Young Show 470502 127 Birth Certificate Mistake

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    Jim Backus Disc A035

    1. Alan Young Show 470509 128 Typical American Mother
    2. Alan Young Show 470516 129 Big Yacht Race

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    1. Alan Young Show 470523 130 Cowboy Blood
    2. Alan Young Show 470530 131 Lifeguard Contest

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    Jim Backus Disc A037

    1. Screen Guild Theater 470602 350 Saturdays Children
    2. Command Performance 471021 300 F.Sinatra D.Day Jim Backus

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    Jim Backus Disc A038

    1. Aldrich Family 480401 418 April Fools Day Jokes
    2. Big Talent Hunt 480406 Jim Backus Hosts

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    1. Railroad Hour 481004 Good News

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    1. Railroad Hour 481122 008 Hit Deck

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    Jim Backus Disc A041

    1. Life With Luigi 481221 014 Antique Colonial Silver Cup
    2. Screen Directors Playhouse 490313 010 You Were Meant For Me

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    Jim Backus Disc A042

    1. Jack Benny 490424 692 Jack Decides To Trade In Maxwell
    2. Martin And Lewis Show 491107 028 Witness To Murder

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    1. Martin And Lewis Show 491128 031 Violating Child Labor Laws
    2. My Favorite Husband 500217 076 Liz Teaches Samba

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    1. Lux Radio Theater 500227 691 Easy To Wed

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    1. Lux Radio Theater 500320 694 Father Was Fullback

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    Jim Backus Disc A046

    1. Screen Directors Playhouse 500324 061 Chicago Deadline
    2. Jeff Regan Investigator 500806 68 Theres Nothing Pork Chop

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    Jim Backus Disc A047

    1. Ft 500816 183 Lion Tamer
    2. Man From Homicide 500916 00 Winthrop Case Charles Mcgraw

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    Jim Backus Disc A048

    1. Our Miss Brooks 501105 Indian Burial Ground
    2. Halls Of Ivy 501122 039 Jack Benny Visits Ivy

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    Jim Backus Disc A049

    1. Magnificent Montague 510119 11 Lost In Hollywood
    2. Magnificent Montague 510126 12 Screen Test
    3. Screen Directors Playhouse 510201 088 Take Letter Darling

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    1. Magnificent Montague 510202 13 Sharing Bungalow
    2. Richard Diamond Private Detective 510209 Blue Serge Suit

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    Jim Backus Disc A051

    1. Screen Directors Playhouse 510222 No Minor Vices

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    1. This Is Your Fbi 510309 310 Captain Larceny

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    1. Screen Directors Playhouse 510315 095 Great Lover 1 Hour

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    Jim Backus Disc A054

    1. Richard Diamond Private Detective 510316 Monsieur Bouchon
    2. Mr. And Mrs. Blandings 510318 09 Selling House
    3. Screen Directors Playhouse 510412 098 Hired Wife 1 Hour

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    Jim Backus Disc A055

    1. Our Miss Brooks 510422 128 New School Television Set
    2. Screen Directors Playhouse 510426 100 Jackpot 1 Hour
    3. Mr. And Mrs. Blandings 510506 16 Repairing Old Barn

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    Jim Backus Disc A056

    1. Lineup 510626 052 George Hunter And Time Bomb Different

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    1. Screen Directors Playhouse 510628 Lady Takes Chance

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    1. This Is Your Fbi 510803 331 Post Time Stickup
    2. Lineup 520325 090 Bakery Holdups Aka Silk Stocking Bandit

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    Jim Backus Disc A059

    1. Richard Diamond Private Detective 520328 Mr Walkers Problem
    2. Jim Backus Show 520515 Audition Barry Sullivan

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    1. December Bride 520615 02 Oscar Has An Eye For Lily
    2. This Is Your Fbi 520711 380 Killer For Hire

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    Jim Backus Disc A061

    1. Great Gildersleeve 520730 455 Bronco Sells Gildys House

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    Jim Backus Disc A062

    1. His And Hers 530301 New Home On Beach

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    Jim Backus Disc A063

    1. Ft 540310 361 Its Gift
    2. Bob Hope 3955 540402 594 Rosemary Clooney

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    Jim Backus Disc A064

    1. Our Miss Brooks 540926 256 Mr Lanthrop Returns To School
    2. Bob Hope 3955 541223 614 Shops Delores Xmas Present

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    Jim Backus Disc A065

    1. Bob Hope 3955 550421 631 Jim Backus
    2. Suspense 590419 See How He Runs

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    1. Suspense 620819 Pages From Diary

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