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Ma Perkins

Ma Perkins was one of the most successful radio Soaps, running for 27 years starring Virginia Payne for the entire run. Ms. Payne was just 23 years old when she started playing the no nonsense Ma.

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Cast of Ma Perkins
Soap Opera (1933 - 60)

Virginia Payne, star of Ma PerkinsOne of the biggest, and probably the longest, radio dramas ever to be broadcast, Ma Perkins paved the way for modern soap operas.

Ma Perkins, played for 27 years by Virginia Payne who was only 23 years old when she started, was the woman's answer to Just Plain Bill. Ma Perkins was the owner and manager of a lumber yard in Rushville Center, which had a population of just 4,000. The show revolved around Ma Perkins, her three children, Evey, John, and Fay, and their children.

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Murrat ForbesEvey is a superficial woman whose only goal is to become the head of the 'crème de la crème' group of the community, the Jolly Seventeen. Even though her shrewd persona gave off a snobbish aura about her, Evey has one saving grace is her warm and kind heart. Evey is married to Willy Fitz, who's always coming up with

John Perkins was only on the show shortly because, unfortunately, he was killed in World War II and was buried "somewhere in Germany in an unmarked grave." Ma's darling was Fay, a miniature version of her mother. Fay was the victim of love and was said to be "thoroughly at the mercy of her emotions." Fay went through many love affairs, one ending tragically as her husband was killed in 1940, less than a year after their marriage.

Virginia Payne, Ma PerkinsThe lumber yard's co-owner, Shuffle Shuber, was in many ways like Ma Perkins. He was very up front about his feelings and was true to the human spirit. His keen way of looking past deceitful actions overshadowed his inability to be glib, like Ma Perkins. He and Ma would usually sit on Ma's porch and talk, sentimentally, about the world around them and their loved ones. Even though they didn't solve any of their problems by talking about them, they departed with an ease in their hearts that allowed them to bear those problems.

By the end of the shows run, it was already being broadcast around America, including Hawaii, and throughout Europe on Radio Luxembourg.

For more popular soap opera dramas, see also Hearts in Harmony, Mary Noble, Backstage Wife, and Young Widder Brown.

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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    64 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 15 hours, 11 min
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      64 shows - total playtime 15 hours 11 minutes
      1. Ma Perkins 006.mp3
      2. Ma Perkins 008.mp3
      3. Ma Perkins 012.mp3
      4. Ma Perkins 016 brdc510219 Analizes Faye's Telegram.mp3
      5. Ma Perkins 018 brdc501015 Ma Ed Discuss Sylv.mp3
      6. Ma Perkins 022 e4469.mp3
      7. Ma Perkins 026.mp3
      8. Ma Perkins 030 Sonia Fades Out.mp3
      9. Ma Perkins 032 Sonia Is Shot.mp3
      10. Ma Perkins 034 Willie And Evy Lie To Ma.mp3
      11. Ma Perkins 036.mp3
      12. Ma Perkins 038 e4434 Sylvester tricked Willie.mp3
      13. Ma Perkins 040 e4435.mp3
      14. Ma Perkins 042 e4436.mp3
      15. Ma Perkins 044 e4437.mp3
      16. Ma Perkins 046 e4438.mp3
      17. Ma Perkins 048 e4439.mp3
      18. Ma Perkins 050 e4440.mp3
      19. Ma Perkins 052 e4441.mp3
      20. Ma Perkins 054 e4442.mp3
      21. Ma Perkins 056 e4443.mp3
      22. Ma Perkins 058 e4444.mp3
      23. Ma Perkins 060 e4445.mp3
      24. Ma Perkins 062.mp3
      25. Ma Perkins 064 e4447.mp3
      26. Ma Perkins 066 e4448.mp3
      27. Ma Perkins 068 e4449.mp3
      28. Ma Perkins 070 e4450.mp3
      29. Ma Perkins 072 e4451.mp3
      30. Ma Perkins 074 e4452.mp3
      31. Ma Perkins 076 e4453.mp3
      32. Ma Perkins 078 e4454.mp3
      33. Ma Perkins 080 e4455.mp3
      34. Ma Perkins 082 e4456.mp3
      35. Ma Perkins 084 e4463.mp3
      36. Ma Perkins 086 e4464.mp3
      37. Ma Perkins 088 e4467.mp3
      38. Ma Perkins 090 e4468.mp3
      39. Ma Perkins 092 e4469.mp3
      40. Ma Perkins 094 e4470.mp3
      41. Ma Perkins 096 e4471.mp3
      42. Ma Perkins 098 e4472.mp3
      43. Ma Perkins 100 e4475.mp3
      44. Ma Perkins 102 e4476.mp3
      45. Ma Perkins 104 e4487.mp3
      46. Ma Perkins 105 e4488.mp3
      47. Ma Perkins 108 e4495.mp3
      48. Ma Perkins 110 e4496.mp3
      49. Ma Perkins 112 e4497.mp3
      50. Ma Perkins 114 e4498.mp3
      51. Ma Perkins 116 e4513.mp3
      52. Ma Perkins 118 e4514 Ma Willie Shuffle get info Bonita.mp3
      53. Ma Perkins 120 e4527.mp3
      54. Ma Perkins 122 e4528.mp3
      55. Ma Perkins 124 e4531.mp3
      56. Ma Perkins 126 e4532.mp3
      57. Ma Perkins 128 e4537 Mr has arrived in Rushville.mp3
      58. Ma Perkins 130 e4538.mp3
      59. Ma Perkins 423.mp3
      60. Ma Perkins 4433.mp3
      61. Ma Perkins 4437.mp3
      62. Ma Perkins 4446.mp3
      63. Ma Perkins 4453.mp3
      64. Ma Perkins 999 last show Thanksgiving.mp3
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    64 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 15 hours, 11 min
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      64 shows - total playtime 15 hours 11 minutes
      1. Ma Perkins 006.mp3
      2. Ma Perkins 008.mp3
      3. Ma Perkins 012.mp3
      4. Ma Perkins 016 brdc510219 Analizes Faye's Telegram.mp3
      5. Ma Perkins 018 brdc501015 Ma Ed Discuss Sylv.mp3
      6. Ma Perkins 022 e4469.mp3
      7. Ma Perkins 026.mp3
      8. Ma Perkins 030 Sonia Fades Out.mp3
      9. Ma Perkins 032 Sonia Is Shot.mp3
      10. Ma Perkins 034 Willie And Evy Lie To Ma.mp3
      11. Ma Perkins 036.mp3
      12. Ma Perkins 038 e4434 Sylvester tricked Willie.mp3
      13. Ma Perkins 040 e4435.mp3
      14. Ma Perkins 042 e4436.mp3
      15. Ma Perkins 044 e4437.mp3
      16. Ma Perkins 046 e4438.mp3
      17. Ma Perkins 048 e4439.mp3
      18. Ma Perkins 050 e4440.mp3
      19. Ma Perkins 052 e4441.mp3
      20. Ma Perkins 054 e4442.mp3
      21. Ma Perkins 056 e4443.mp3
      22. Ma Perkins 058 e4444.mp3
      23. Ma Perkins 060 e4445.mp3
      24. Ma Perkins 062.mp3
      25. Ma Perkins 064 e4447.mp3
      26. Ma Perkins 066 e4448.mp3
      27. Ma Perkins 068 e4449.mp3
      28. Ma Perkins 070 e4450.mp3
      29. Ma Perkins 072 e4451.mp3
      30. Ma Perkins 074 e4452.mp3
      31. Ma Perkins 076 e4453.mp3
      32. Ma Perkins 078 e4454.mp3
      33. Ma Perkins 080 e4455.mp3
      34. Ma Perkins 082 e4456.mp3
      35. Ma Perkins 084 e4463.mp3
      36. Ma Perkins 086 e4464.mp3
      37. Ma Perkins 088 e4467.mp3
      38. Ma Perkins 090 e4468.mp3
      39. Ma Perkins 092 e4469.mp3
      40. Ma Perkins 094 e4470.mp3
      41. Ma Perkins 096 e4471.mp3
      42. Ma Perkins 098 e4472.mp3
      43. Ma Perkins 100 e4475.mp3
      44. Ma Perkins 102 e4476.mp3
      45. Ma Perkins 104 e4487.mp3
      46. Ma Perkins 105 e4488.mp3
      47. Ma Perkins 108 e4495.mp3
      48. Ma Perkins 110 e4496.mp3
      49. Ma Perkins 112 e4497.mp3
      50. Ma Perkins 114 e4498.mp3
      51. Ma Perkins 116 e4513.mp3
      52. Ma Perkins 118 e4514 Ma Willie Shuffle get info Bonita.mp3
      53. Ma Perkins 120 e4527.mp3
      54. Ma Perkins 122 e4528.mp3
      55. Ma Perkins 124 e4531.mp3
      56. Ma Perkins 126 e4532.mp3
      57. Ma Perkins 128 e4537 Mr has arrived in Rushville.mp3
      58. Ma Perkins 130 e4538.mp3
      59. Ma Perkins 423.mp3
      60. Ma Perkins 4433.mp3
      61. Ma Perkins 4437.mp3
      62. Ma Perkins 4446.mp3
      63. Ma Perkins 4453.mp3
      64. Ma Perkins 999 last show Thanksgiving.mp3
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    64 recordings on 15 Audio CDs
    total playtime 15 hours, 11 min

    Disc A001

    1. Ma Perkins 006
    2. Ma Perkins 008
    3. Ma Perkins 012
    4. Ma Perkins 022 e4469

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    Disc A002

    1. Ma Perkins 026
    2. Ma Perkins 030 Sonia Fades Out
    3. Ma Perkins 032 Sonia Is Shot
    4. Ma Perkins 034 Willie And Evy Lie To Ma

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    Disc A003

    1. Ma Perkins 036
    2. Ma Perkins 038 e4434 Sylvester tricked Willie
    3. Ma Perkins 040 e4435
    4. Ma Perkins 042 e4436

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    Disc A004

    1. Ma Perkins 044 e4437
    2. Ma Perkins 046 e4438
    3. Ma Perkins 048 e4439
    4. Ma Perkins 050 e4440

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    Disc A005

    1. Ma Perkins 052 e4441
    2. Ma Perkins 054 e4442
    3. Ma Perkins 056 e4443
    4. Ma Perkins 058 e4444

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    Disc A006

    1. Ma Perkins 060 e4445
    2. Ma Perkins 062
    3. Ma Perkins 064 e4447
    4. Ma Perkins 066 e4448

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    Disc A007

    1. Ma Perkins 068 e4449
    2. Ma Perkins 070 e4450
    3. Ma Perkins 072 e4451
    4. Ma Perkins 074 e4452

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    Disc A008

    1. Ma Perkins 076 e4453
    2. Ma Perkins 078 e4454
    3. Ma Perkins 080 e4455
    4. Ma Perkins 082 e4456

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    Disc A009

    1. Ma Perkins 084 e4463
    2. Ma Perkins 086 e4464
    3. Ma Perkins 088 e4467
    4. Ma Perkins 090 e4468
    5. Ma Perkins 092 e4469

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    Disc A010

    1. Ma Perkins 094 e4470
    2. Ma Perkins 096 e4471
    3. Ma Perkins 098 e4472
    4. Ma Perkins 100 e4475
    5. Ma Perkins 102 e4476

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    Disc A011

    1. Ma Perkins 104 e4487
    2. Ma Perkins 105 e4488
    3. Ma Perkins 108 e4495
    4. Ma Perkins 110 e4496
    5. Ma Perkins 112 e4497

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    Disc A012

    1. Ma Perkins 114 e4498
    2. Ma Perkins 116 e4513
    3. Ma Perkins 118 e4514 Ma Willie Shuffle get info Bonita
    4. Ma Perkins 120 e4527
    5. Ma Perkins 122 e4528

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    Disc A013

    1. Ma Perkins 124 e4531
    2. Ma Perkins 126 e4532
    3. Ma Perkins 128 e4537 Mr has arrived in Rushville
    4. Ma Perkins 130 e4538
    5. Ma Perkins 423

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    Disc A014

    1. Ma Perkins 4433
    2. Ma Perkins 4437
    3. Ma Perkins 4446
    4. Ma Perkins 4453

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    Disc A015

    1. Ma Perkins 999 last show Thanksgiving
    2. Ma Perkins 018 brdc501015 Ma Ed Discuss Sylv
    3. Ma Perkins 016 brdc510219 Analizes Faye's Telegram

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