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Lonesome Gal

For a non-visual medium, radio had its share of sex symbols, but few were as blatantly seductive as the Lonesome Gal.

14 old time radio show recordings
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4 Audio CDs


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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Music Program (1947-1949)

"Sweetie, no matter what anybody says, I love you more than anybody in the whole world."

Lonesome GalLonesome Gal was created by Jean King. After having a hard time finding a lucrative career in Hollywood, Jean came up with this radio program in Dayton, Ohio. Jean made her first public radio appearance as a Texan on I Love a Mystery in 1943.

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A Dallas native, she was perfect for the part. In Lonesome Gal, she played a lonesome breathy gal who spun romatic music and cooed to all the "lonesome guys" out there, usually referring to her listeners as "muffin" and "baby." Later, she said that this lonesome gal talk was not all an act, "I was damned lonely in Dayton." When making public appearances as the Lonesome Gal, Jean wore a kitten mask, furthering the mystique of her sexy radio persona.

Lonesome Gal recordThe show had a rocky start until Dragnet director, Bill Rousseau, got behind the project and promoted it to studios. Jean King and Bill Rousseau married during her last year of the show. Their marriage was not publicly revealed until 4 years later.

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Bond Street canStarting with four stations, her listeners grew to over 50 stations across the country. She personalized each show to the local town, requiring sometimes over 300 recordings a week for the tired ylonesome gal. Eventually, lonesome gal was recorded in King's home studio. According to Time magazine, she had a microphone in this studio that could "pick up each wisp of her breath and every sugary nuance of her voice." Behind the kitten mask for years, Jean King did not reveal her identity as the lonesome gal until 1953.

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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.



    14 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 24 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 3 hours 24 minutes
      1. Lonesome Gal 490000 01.mp3
      2. Lonesome Gal 490000 02.mp3
      3. Lonesome Gal 510122.mp3
      4. Lonesome Gal 510201.mp3
      5. Lonesome Gal 510202.mp3
      6. Lonesome Gal 510205.mp3
      7. Lonesome Gal 510206.mp3
      8. Lonesome Gal 510207.mp3
      9. Lonesome Gal 510208.mp3
      10. Lonesome Gal 510215.mp3
      11. Lonesome Gal 510302.mp3
      12. Lonesome Gal 510320.mp3
      13. Lonesome Gal 510329.mp3
      14. Lonesome Gal 510402.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    14 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 24 min
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    Click here to see disc contents


      14 shows - total playtime 3 hours 24 minutes
      1. Lonesome Gal 490000 01.mp3
      2. Lonesome Gal 490000 02.mp3
      3. Lonesome Gal 510122.mp3
      4. Lonesome Gal 510201.mp3
      5. Lonesome Gal 510202.mp3
      6. Lonesome Gal 510205.mp3
      7. Lonesome Gal 510206.mp3
      8. Lonesome Gal 510207.mp3
      9. Lonesome Gal 510208.mp3
      10. Lonesome Gal 510215.mp3
      11. Lonesome Gal 510302.mp3
      12. Lonesome Gal 510320.mp3
      13. Lonesome Gal 510329.mp3
      14. Lonesome Gal 510402.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



    14 recordings on 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 24 min

    Disc A001

    1. Lonesome Gal 490000 01
    2. Lonesome Gal 490000 02
    3. Lonesome Gal 510122
    4. Lonesome Gal 510201
    5. Lonesome Gal 510202

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    Disc A002

    1. Lonesome Gal 510205
    2. Lonesome Gal 510206
    3. Lonesome Gal 510207
    4. Lonesome Gal 510208

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    Disc A003

    1. Lonesome Gal 510215
    2. Lonesome Gal 510302
    3. Lonesome Gal 510320
    4. Lonesome Gal 510329

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    Disc A004

    1. Lonesome Gal 510402

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