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Little Orphan Annie

From the comic strips to the airwaves, kids could not get enough of the crime fighting, bullet dodging, Nazi submarine destroying, Ghost-chasing tyke, Little Orphan Annie.

30 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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8 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from September 10, 0000:

"Annie Watching Bridge Being Built"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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1930-1942


When we think of Annie, we imagine a little red-haired girl singing "The sun will come out tomorrow." Would it surprise you that she is actually a crime-fighting, bullet-dodging, Nazi-submarine-destroying, Ghost-chasing tyke who packs a mean punch? This is the Little Orphan Annie.

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Notoriously sponsored by Ovaltine and later Quaker Puffed Wheat Sparkies, this show was as equally popular with adults as it was with children. The Little Orphan Annie old time radio show is unforgettably heard on the movie, "A Christmas Story."

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Little Orphan Annie was the first late-afternoon children's serial and was the mould that set up all the succeeding juvenile radio serial dramas. The old time radio show was based on the 1924 comic strip by Harold Gray for the Chicago Tribune. When Gray first came up with the concept of the strip, he originally had a boy in the main role, and it was named Little Orphan Otto! Gray decided to change the protagonist to a girl because all the other comic strips were of boys solving mysteries. This is what made the show exceptional. In the show, with the help of Daddy Warbuck, a war profiteer and a father figure for Annie, and her faithful dog, Sandy, they fought crime and solved mysteries, all before dinner and bedtime.

The catchy theme song for Little Orphan Annie was also a hit:

Leapin Lizards! It's little Orphan Annie halloween costumeWho's that little chatter box?
The one with pretty auburn locks?
Whom do you see?
It's Little Orphan Annie.

She and Sandy make a pair,
They never seem to have a care!
Cute little she,
It's Little Orphan Annie.

Bright eyes cheeks a healthy glow,
There's a store of healthiness handy.
Mite-size, always on the go,
If you want to know - "Arf", goes Sandy.

Always wears a sunny smile,
Now, wouldn't it be worth a while,
If you could be,
Like Little Orphan Annie?

As Little Orphan Annie would say "Leapin' Lizards," this show is an essential addition to any old time radio collection (many of which are very amazingly excellent sound quality!)

Annie Figurine

For other classic radio shows based of comics,see also

Red Cross Macaroni buttonSee also: Big Jon and Sparkie. For older kids, there are many action-packed old time radio shows, some of them in the 15 minute serial format. A few are Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen, Speed Gibson, Cisco Kid, Captain Midnight, Superman, The Green Hornet, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, and Space Patrol.

This collection is in the extensive Hummert Radio Factory Collection. Called the parents of soap opera, Anne and Frank Hummert also created Betty and Bob, Front Page Farrell, Mr. Keen Tracer of Lost Persons, Ma Perkins, Just Plain Bill, Mary Noble Backstage Wife, Young Widder Brown, Mr. Chameleon, Stella Dallas, Manhattan Merry Go Round, Lora Lawton, The American Melody Hour, Hearthstone of the Death Squad, Lorenzo Jones, Nona From Nowhere, Our Gal Sunday, Inspector Thorne, Romance of Helen Trent, and more.

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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.



    30 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 22 min
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      30 shows - total playtime 7 hours 22 minutes
      1. Annie 340000 Tin Box.mp3
      2. Annie 351018 0917 Annie's Party.mp3
      3. Annie 351021 0918 Jake Sick.mp3
      4. Annie 351022 0919 To Work.mp3
      5. Annie 351023 0920 Annie Joe's Plan.mp3
      6. Annie 360000 1018 Mr. Flint Selling Stock In the Toll Bridge.mp3
      7. Annie 360000 1019 Mr. Flint Tries to Sell Stock to Jake Levy.mp3
      8. Annie 360000 1020 Watching Bridge Being Built.mp3
      9. Annie 360000 1021 Second Grade Logs Used to Build Bridge.mp3
      10. Annie 360000 1026 Tony Is Arrested For Robbery.mp3
      11. Annie 360000 1027 Light In the Mysterious Deserted House.mp3
      12. Annie 360000 1038 Bill Corwin Has Disappeared.mp3
      13. Annie 360000 1039 Looking For Bill Corwin.mp3
      14. Annie 360000 1066 Bridge Is Destroyed.mp3
      15. Annie 360000 1067 Telegram For Mr. Silo.mp3
      16. Annie 360000 1068 Mr. Silo Prepares For Trip.mp3
      17. Annie 360000 1069 Annie and Joe Are Going to Mississippi.mp3
      18. Annie 360000 Auction Jed's Showboat.mp3
      19. Annie 360616 1164 Wright Brothers 33rd Anniversary.mp3
      20. Annie 360617 1165 Who Shot Tom Baines' Dog.mp3
      21. Annie 380000 1534 Building A Radio Transmitter.mp3
      22. Annie 380000 1535 Daddy Warbucks Searches For Annie.mp3
      23. Annie 380000 1536 Queen of the Island.mp3
      24. Annie 380000 1537 Diamonds.mp3
      25. Annie 380000 1538 Testing the Diamonds.mp3
      26. Annie 380000 1539 Daddy Warbucks Hears Radio Signals.mp3
      27. Annie 380000 1554 Temple in the Jungle.mp3
      28. Annie 400920 follows mysterious lady.mp3
      29. Annie 401000 Pearl Diver.mp3
      30. Annie 401120 Annie Follows Mystery Lady.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    30 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 22 min
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      30 shows - total playtime 7 hours 22 minutes
      1. Annie 340000 Tin Box.mp3
      2. Annie 351018 0917 Annie's Party.mp3
      3. Annie 351021 0918 Jake Sick.mp3
      4. Annie 351022 0919 To Work.mp3
      5. Annie 351023 0920 Annie Joe's Plan.mp3
      6. Annie 360000 1018 Mr. Flint Selling Stock In the Toll Bridge.mp3
      7. Annie 360000 1019 Mr. Flint Tries to Sell Stock to Jake Levy.mp3
      8. Annie 360000 1020 Watching Bridge Being Built.mp3
      9. Annie 360000 1021 Second Grade Logs Used to Build Bridge.mp3
      10. Annie 360000 1026 Tony Is Arrested For Robbery.mp3
      11. Annie 360000 1027 Light In the Mysterious Deserted House.mp3
      12. Annie 360000 1038 Bill Corwin Has Disappeared.mp3
      13. Annie 360000 1039 Looking For Bill Corwin.mp3
      14. Annie 360000 1066 Bridge Is Destroyed.mp3
      15. Annie 360000 1067 Telegram For Mr. Silo.mp3
      16. Annie 360000 1068 Mr. Silo Prepares For Trip.mp3
      17. Annie 360000 1069 Annie and Joe Are Going to Mississippi.mp3
      18. Annie 360000 Auction Jed's Showboat.mp3
      19. Annie 360616 1164 Wright Brothers 33rd Anniversary.mp3
      20. Annie 360617 1165 Who Shot Tom Baines' Dog.mp3
      21. Annie 380000 1534 Building A Radio Transmitter.mp3
      22. Annie 380000 1535 Daddy Warbucks Searches For Annie.mp3
      23. Annie 380000 1536 Queen of the Island.mp3
      24. Annie 380000 1537 Diamonds.mp3
      25. Annie 380000 1538 Testing the Diamonds.mp3
      26. Annie 380000 1539 Daddy Warbucks Hears Radio Signals.mp3
      27. Annie 380000 1554 Temple in the Jungle.mp3
      28. Annie 400920 follows mysterious lady.mp3
      29. Annie 401000 Pearl Diver.mp3
      30. Annie 401120 Annie Follows Mystery Lady.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



    30 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 7 hours, 22 min

    Disc A001

    1. Annie 340000 Tin Box
    2. Annie 351018 0917 Annie's Party
    3. Annie 351021 0918 Jake Sick
    4. Annie 351022 0919 To Work

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    Disc A002

    1. Annie 351023 0920 Annie Joe's Plan
    2. Annie 360000 1018 Mr. Flint Selling Stock In the Toll Bridge
    3. Annie 360000 1019 Mr. Flint Tries to Sell Stock to Jake Levy
    4. Annie 360000 1020 Watching Bridge Being Built

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    Disc A003

    1. Annie 360000 1021 Second Grade Logs Used to Build Bridge
    2. Annie 360000 1026 Tony Is Arrested For Robbery
    3. Annie 360000 1027 Light In the Mysterious Deserted House
    4. Annie 360000 1038 Bill Corwin Has Disappeared

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    Disc A004

    1. Annie 360000 1039 Looking For Bill Corwin
    2. Annie 360000 1066 Bridge Is Destroyed
    3. Annie 360000 1067 Telegram For Mr. Silo
    4. Annie 360000 1068 Mr. Silo Prepares For Trip

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    Disc A005

    1. Annie 360000 1069 Annie and Joe Are Going to Mississippi
    2. Annie 360000 Auction Jed's Showboat
    3. Annie 360616 1164 Wright Brothers 33rd Anniversary
    4. Annie 360617 1165 Who Shot Tom Baines' Dog

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    Disc A006

    1. Annie 380000 1534 Building A Radio Transmitter
    2. Annie 380000 1535 Daddy Warbucks Searches For Annie
    3. Annie 380000 1536 Queen of the Island
    4. Annie 380000 1537 Diamonds

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    Disc A007

    1. Annie 380000 1538 Testing the Diamonds
    2. Annie 380000 1539 Daddy Warbucks Hears Radio Signals
    3. Annie 380000 1554 Temple in the Jungle
    4. Annie 400920 follows mysterious lady

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    Disc A008

    1. Annie 401000 Pearl Diver
    2. Annie 401120 Annie Follows Mystery Lady

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