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Junior Miss

Family situation comedy about a teenage girl and her family growing up in a New York apartment.

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"Rainy Day"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Family Situary Comedy

Peggy Ann GarnerSally Benson born in St. Louis, but moved with her family to live in New York city at an early age. She had studied dance at the Horace Mann School and began working at 17, but at 19 was married and had a daughter. The marriage didn't work out, and the couple later divorced.

She began writing weekly interview articles and movie reviews for the New York Morning Telegraph, and had 99 stories published in the New Yorker between 1929 and 1941 (some under the pseudonym Esther Evarts). Most of her stories were semi-autobiographical, and a number were collected and published by Random House as Junior Miss. The stories were successfully adapted into a play which ran on Broadway from 1941 to 43. In the play the sassy teenage daughter, Judy Graves, loves to play romantic matchmaker, assisted by her friend, "the odd child from the apartment downstairs", Fuffy Adams. The family is thrown into turmoil when Father is fired after Judy fixes her uncle up with the boss's daughter.

Gale GordonThe play was adapted into a movie in 1945, starring Peggy Ann Garner as Judy and Barbara Whiting as Fuffy. They would reprise their roles for the Screen Guild Theaterradio adaptaion. However when the movie was adapted into its own weekly sitcom, Barbara Whiting had the role of Judy.

The real star of the weekly sitcom Junior Miss is the role of Father played by Gale Gordon. Following the familiar formula of family sitcoms, the long suffering and patient father is forever baffled by the fact that his kids seem to be smarter than he is. This same formula was used from the Aldrich Family to My Son Jeep to The Great Gildersleeve. Gale Gordon manages to keep Judy Graves' dad from looking like too much of a simpleton, however.

Junior Miss also ran as a sitcom on the radio network before the movie came out, from March through August 1942. In this version Judy Graves was played by none other than Shirley Temple!

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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.



    3 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 12 min
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      3 shows - total playtime 1 hours 12 minutes
      1. Junior Miss 530106 Judy Wants To Be An Actress.mp3
      2. Junior Miss Rainy Day.mp3
      3. Screen Guild 460930 316 Junior Miss.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    3 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 12 min
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      3 shows - total playtime 1 hours 12 minutes
      1. Junior Miss 530106 Judy Wants To Be An Actress.mp3
      2. Junior Miss Rainy Day.mp3
      3. Screen Guild 460930 316 Junior Miss.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



    3 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 12 min

    Disc A001

    1. Junior Miss Rainy Day
    2. Screen Guild 460930 316 Junior Miss

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    Disc A002

    1. Junior Miss 530106 Judy Wants To Be An Actress

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