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The Adventures of Maisie

Part big city adventure, part romance, part situation comedy, The Adventures of Maisie starring Ann Sothern was the story of a “liberated” single girl in post-War America.

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Situation comedy, based on MGMs "Maisie" films (1945 - 53)

Ann SouthernAnn Sothern was Maisie Ravier, a sassy and street-smart American working woman turned woman of the world.That's in the best sense of the words, of course.

MGM Studios had created the series of ten motion pictures based on a brash blonde with a heart "of spun gold." Maisie, the first in 1939, was from the book "Dark Dame" by the writer Wilson Collison, who did decades of scripting for the silver screen along with Broadway plays and magazine fiction.

From the first, MGM wanted Ann Sothern to play Maisie. She began in Hollywood as an extra in 1927. "Maisie and I were just together - I just understood her," Sothern, born Harriette Arlene Lake, said after several of the films made her a star.

Throughout the 1940s, the Maisie pictures continued to be released every couple of years. "Your pictures pay for our mistakes," Arthur B. Mayer told her. "And you'll just keep making Maisies as long as you do that."

In July, 1945, Ann took Maisie to radio in a half-hour weekly radio. Famed radio actor Elliott Lewis co-starred as boyfriend Bill, with other parts going to such seasoned radio players as John Brown and Lurene Tuttle. The series ran two seasons, and was revived in 1949 as a syndicated program, now called The Adventures of Maisie. Included in the repertory cast were Hans Conreid (later on Life with Liugi), Sheldon Leonard, Joan Banks, Elvia Allman, Bea Benadaret, and Sandra Gould.

Ann SothernThe old time radio show continued in the tried and true Maisie tradition of one part adventure of the emotional kind, one part romance, and one part laughs. To the end Maisie was the single girl, as this allowed her to get involved in continuing adventures of many kinds. These radio adventures of a liberated American "dame" from Brooklyn were tailored to post-WWII, and featured Maisie making her way (and having her way, most of the time) on both sides of the Atlantic. Maisie's favorite comment - "Likewise, I'm sure."

Sothern, due in great part to the Maisie films type-casting, would ultimately admit she was "a Hollywood princess, not a Hollywood queen." But in its time, the Maisie series in film and on radio made her known and loved the world over. And for many of us, Ann Sothern was a beautiful and intelligent actress whose warmth and charm were singularly beguiling. She continued to do TV (Private Secretary, The Ann Sothern Show) and movie work (A Letter to Three Wives, '49), and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1987 for The Whales of August. She died March 15, 2001.

Other exceptional actresses with radio shows were Lucille Ball, in My Favorite Husband, Eve Arden in Our Miss Brooks, Lauren Bacall in Bold Venture, Gertrude Berg of The Goldbergs, and of course, Gracie Allen of Burns and Allen.

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    85 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 41 hours, 37 min
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      85 shows - total playtime 41 hours 37 minutes
      1. Lux 411124 327 Maisie Was a Lady.mp3
      2. Maisie 491124 The Department Store Clerk.mp3
      3. Maisie 491201 The Poet Effie.mp3
      4. Maisie 491208 The Truck Driver.mp3
      5. Maisie 491215 Eddie, the Boyfriend.mp3
      6. Maisie 491222 The Phony Doctor.mp3
      7. Maisie 491229 Bobby Kent.mp3
      8. Maisie 500105 Eddie Designs a Bridge.mp3
      9. Maisie 500112 Sonja, the Smart Dog.mp3
      10. Maisie 500119 Lord Deveridge and Lady Revere.mp3
      11. Maisie 500126 Stranded in Bartonville.mp3
      12. Maisie 500202 Owes Hotel Bill to the Night Clerk.mp3
      13. Maisie 500209 Trouble with the Law.mp3
      14. Maisie 500216 Clothes for the Poor.mp3
      15. Maisie 500223 The Sales Contest.mp3
      16. Maisie 500302 On the Farm.mp3
      17. Maisie 500309 The Manicurist Bookie in the Barbershop.mp3
      18. Maisie 500316 Chester Drake, Actor, Is Maisie's Idol.mp3
      19. Maisie 500323 Jasper Love Sick Fan of Chorus Girl.mp3
      20. Maisie 500330 The Missing Heir.mp3
      21. Maisie 500406 Maisie Wrecks Old Car and Must Pay.mp3
      22. Maisie 500413 The Costume Ball.mp3
      23. Maisie 500420 Safe Cracking.mp3
      24. Maisie 500427 Professor Elliot.mp3
      25. Maisie 500504 Hazel.mp3
      26. Maisie 500622 Paul Jones, Soldier on Leave.mp3
      27. Maisie 500629 Stranded in India.mp3
      28. Maisie 500706 33 Anniversary for Eddie and Maisie.mp3
      29. Maisie 500713 In Hollywood to See Stars.mp3
      30. Maisie 500727 Two Speakers With Same Speech.mp3
      31. Maisie 500729 Maisie's Lovelorn Advice Column.mp3
      32. Maisie 500803 The ExConvict.mp3
      33. Maisie 500810 Phony Screen Test.mp3
      34. Maisie 500817 The Money Manager.mp3
      35. Maisie 500824 The Orphanage.mp3
      36. Maisie 500831 Birthday Gifts.mp3
      37. Maisie 500907 Theatrical Agent.mp3
      38. Maisie 500914 Eddie Sells Cemetery Plots.mp3
      39. Maisie 500921 Helping a Working Girl.mp3
      40. Maisie 500928 The Nightclub.mp3
      41. Maisie 501005 Hollywood Waitress.mp3
      42. Maisie 501012 Small Town Newspaper.mp3
      43. Maisie 501019 New York Banquet.mp3
      44. Maisie 501026 The ExConvict.mp3
      45. Maisie 501102 The Phony Screen Test.mp3
      46. Maisie 501109 The Money Manager.mp3
      47. Maisie 501116 The Orphanage.mp3
      48. Maisie 501123 The Birthday Gift.mp3
      49. Maisie 501130 The Theatrical Agent.mp3
      50. Maisie 501207 The Skin Restorer.mp3
      51. Maisie 501214 Helping a Working Girl.mp3
      52. Maisie 501221 Home Movies.mp3
      53. Maisie 501228 The Stolen Bracelet.mp3
      54. Maisie 510104 Eddie Changes Apartments.mp3
      55. Maisie 510111 Yvonne of the Ballet.mp3
      56. Maisie 510118 The Artists Model.mp3
      57. Maisie 510125 Insurance.mp3
      58. Maisie 510201 Duke Johnson.mp3
      59. Maisie 510208 Off to Rio.mp3
      60. Maisie 510215 The Napoleon Letter.mp3
      61. Maisie 510222 Muscles.mp3
      62. Maisie 510301 The Wild West Dude Ranch.mp3
      63. Maisie 510308 Merton's Dreams.mp3
      64. Maisie 510315 The Hayfields vs the McCoys.mp3
      65. Maisie 510322 The Fortune Teller.mp3
      66. Maisie 510329 The Newspaper Columnist.mp3
      67. Maisie 510405 Las Vegas.mp3
      68. Maisie 510412 Millie Faraday of Hollywood.mp3
      69. Maisie 510419 Eddie Jordan, Private Eye.mp3
      70. Maisie 510426 Manganese Gold Mine.mp3
      71. Maisie 510503 Hotel Social Director.mp3
      72. Maisie 510510 The Universal Elixer.mp3
      73. Maisie 510517 The Indian Guide.mp3
      74. Maisie 510524 1001 Soaps for the Maharajah.mp3
      75. Maisie 511004 Killer Diller.mp3
      76. Maisie 511011 Aunt Hattie.mp3
      77. Maisie 511018 The Spicy Novel.mp3
      78. Maisie 511025 The African Guide.mp3
      79. Maisie 511101 Stanley Trotter from Ampop.mp3
      80. Maisie 511108 Beatrice Butterfield, Inc.mp3
      81. Maisie 511115 Thursday Island Oink Bear.mp3
      82. Maisie 511122 The Efficiency Expert.mp3
      83. Maisie 511129 Jimmy Harris for Mayor.mp3
      84. Maisie 511206 The Magic Act.mp3
      85. Maisie 511213 Tex's Oil Stocks (last episode).mp3
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    85 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 41 hours, 37 min
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      85 shows - total playtime 41 hours 37 minutes
      1. Lux 411124 327 Maisie Was a Lady.mp3
      2. Maisie 491124 The Department Store Clerk.mp3
      3. Maisie 491201 The Poet Effie.mp3
      4. Maisie 491208 The Truck Driver.mp3
      5. Maisie 491215 Eddie, the Boyfriend.mp3
      6. Maisie 491222 The Phony Doctor.mp3
      7. Maisie 491229 Bobby Kent.mp3
      8. Maisie 500105 Eddie Designs a Bridge.mp3
      9. Maisie 500112 Sonja, the Smart Dog.mp3
      10. Maisie 500119 Lord Deveridge and Lady Revere.mp3
      11. Maisie 500126 Stranded in Bartonville.mp3
      12. Maisie 500202 Owes Hotel Bill to the Night Clerk.mp3
      13. Maisie 500209 Trouble with the Law.mp3
      14. Maisie 500216 Clothes for the Poor.mp3
      15. Maisie 500223 The Sales Contest.mp3
      16. Maisie 500302 On the Farm.mp3
      17. Maisie 500309 The Manicurist Bookie in the Barbershop.mp3
      18. Maisie 500316 Chester Drake, Actor, Is Maisie's Idol.mp3
      19. Maisie 500323 Jasper Love Sick Fan of Chorus Girl.mp3
      20. Maisie 500330 The Missing Heir.mp3
      21. Maisie 500406 Maisie Wrecks Old Car and Must Pay.mp3
      22. Maisie 500413 The Costume Ball.mp3
      23. Maisie 500420 Safe Cracking.mp3
      24. Maisie 500427 Professor Elliot.mp3
      25. Maisie 500504 Hazel.mp3
      26. Maisie 500622 Paul Jones, Soldier on Leave.mp3
      27. Maisie 500629 Stranded in India.mp3
      28. Maisie 500706 33 Anniversary for Eddie and Maisie.mp3
      29. Maisie 500713 In Hollywood to See Stars.mp3
      30. Maisie 500727 Two Speakers With Same Speech.mp3
      31. Maisie 500729 Maisie's Lovelorn Advice Column.mp3
      32. Maisie 500803 The ExConvict.mp3
      33. Maisie 500810 Phony Screen Test.mp3
      34. Maisie 500817 The Money Manager.mp3
      35. Maisie 500824 The Orphanage.mp3
      36. Maisie 500831 Birthday Gifts.mp3
      37. Maisie 500907 Theatrical Agent.mp3
      38. Maisie 500914 Eddie Sells Cemetery Plots.mp3
      39. Maisie 500921 Helping a Working Girl.mp3
      40. Maisie 500928 The Nightclub.mp3
      41. Maisie 501005 Hollywood Waitress.mp3
      42. Maisie 501012 Small Town Newspaper.mp3
      43. Maisie 501019 New York Banquet.mp3
      44. Maisie 501026 The ExConvict.mp3
      45. Maisie 501102 The Phony Screen Test.mp3
      46. Maisie 501109 The Money Manager.mp3
      47. Maisie 501116 The Orphanage.mp3
      48. Maisie 501123 The Birthday Gift.mp3
      49. Maisie 501130 The Theatrical Agent.mp3
      50. Maisie 501207 The Skin Restorer.mp3
      51. Maisie 501214 Helping a Working Girl.mp3
      52. Maisie 501221 Home Movies.mp3
      53. Maisie 501228 The Stolen Bracelet.mp3
      54. Maisie 510104 Eddie Changes Apartments.mp3
      55. Maisie 510111 Yvonne of the Ballet.mp3
      56. Maisie 510118 The Artists Model.mp3
      57. Maisie 510125 Insurance.mp3
      58. Maisie 510201 Duke Johnson.mp3
      59. Maisie 510208 Off to Rio.mp3
      60. Maisie 510215 The Napoleon Letter.mp3
      61. Maisie 510222 Muscles.mp3
      62. Maisie 510301 The Wild West Dude Ranch.mp3
      63. Maisie 510308 Merton's Dreams.mp3
      64. Maisie 510315 The Hayfields vs the McCoys.mp3
      65. Maisie 510322 The Fortune Teller.mp3
      66. Maisie 510329 The Newspaper Columnist.mp3
      67. Maisie 510405 Las Vegas.mp3
      68. Maisie 510412 Millie Faraday of Hollywood.mp3
      69. Maisie 510419 Eddie Jordan, Private Eye.mp3
      70. Maisie 510426 Manganese Gold Mine.mp3
      71. Maisie 510503 Hotel Social Director.mp3
      72. Maisie 510510 The Universal Elixer.mp3
      73. Maisie 510517 The Indian Guide.mp3
      74. Maisie 510524 1001 Soaps for the Maharajah.mp3
      75. Maisie 511004 Killer Diller.mp3
      76. Maisie 511011 Aunt Hattie.mp3
      77. Maisie 511018 The Spicy Novel.mp3
      78. Maisie 511025 The African Guide.mp3
      79. Maisie 511101 Stanley Trotter from Ampop.mp3
      80. Maisie 511108 Beatrice Butterfield, Inc.mp3
      81. Maisie 511115 Thursday Island Oink Bear.mp3
      82. Maisie 511122 The Efficiency Expert.mp3
      83. Maisie 511129 Jimmy Harris for Mayor.mp3
      84. Maisie 511206 The Magic Act.mp3
      85. Maisie 511213 Tex's Oil Stocks (last episode).mp3
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    85 recordings on 43 Audio CDs
    total playtime 41 hours, 37 min

    Disc A001

    1. Lux 411124 327 Maisie Was a Lady

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    Disc A002

    1. Maisie 491124 The Department Store Clerk
    2. Maisie 491201 The Poet Effie

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    Disc A003

    1. Maisie 491208 The Truck Driver
    2. Maisie 491215 Eddie, the Boyfriend

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    Disc A004

    1. Maisie 491222 The Phony Doctor
    2. Maisie 491229 Bobby Kent

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    Disc A005

    1. Maisie 500105 Eddie Designs a Bridge
    2. Maisie 500112 Sonja, the Smart Dog

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    Disc A006

    1. Maisie 500119 Lord Deveridge and Lady Revere
    2. Maisie 500126 Stranded in Bartonville

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    Disc A007

    1. Maisie 500202 Owes Hotel Bill to the Night Clerk
    2. Maisie 500209 Trouble with the Law

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    Disc A008

    1. Maisie 500216 Clothes for the Poor
    2. Maisie 500223 The Sales Contest

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    Disc A009

    1. Maisie 500302 On the Farm
    2. Maisie 500309 The Manicurist Bookie in the Barbershop

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    Disc A010

    1. Maisie 500316 Chester Drake, Actor, Is Maisie's Idol
    2. Maisie 500323 Jasper Love Sick Fan of Chorus Girl

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    Disc A011

    1. Maisie 500330 The Missing Heir
    2. Maisie 500406 Maisie Wrecks Old Car and Must Pay

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    Disc A012

    1. Maisie 500413 The Costume Ball
    2. Maisie 500420 Safe Cracking

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    Disc A013

    1. Maisie 500427 Professor Elliot
    2. Maisie 500504 Hazel

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    Disc A014

    1. Maisie 500622 Paul Jones, Soldier on Leave
    2. Maisie 500629 Stranded in India

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    Disc A015

    1. Maisie 500706 33 Anniversary for Eddie and Maisie
    2. Maisie 500713 In Hollywood to See Stars

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    Disc A016

    1. Maisie 500727 Two Speakers With Same Speech
    2. Maisie 500729 Maisie's Lovelorn Advice Column

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    Disc A017

    1. Maisie 500803 The ExConvict
    2. Maisie 500810 Phony Screen Test

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    Disc A018

    1. Maisie 500817 The Money Manager
    2. Maisie 500824 The Orphanage

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    Disc A019

    1. Maisie 500831 Birthday Gifts
    2. Maisie 500907 Theatrical Agent

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    Disc A020

    1. Maisie 500914 Eddie Sells Cemetery Plots
    2. Maisie 500921 Helping a Working Girl

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    Disc A021

    1. Maisie 500928 The Nightclub
    2. Maisie 501005 Hollywood Waitress

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    Disc A022

    1. Maisie 501012 Small Town Newspaper
    2. Maisie 501019 New York Banquet

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    Disc A023

    1. Maisie 501026 The ExConvict
    2. Maisie 501102 The Phony Screen Test

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    Disc A024

    1. Maisie 501109 The Money Manager
    2. Maisie 501116 The Orphanage

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    Disc A025

    1. Maisie 501123 The Birthday Gift
    2. Maisie 501130 The Theatrical Agent

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    Disc A026

    1. Maisie 501207 The Skin Restorer
    2. Maisie 501214 Helping a Working Girl

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    Disc A027

    1. Maisie 501221 Home Movies
    2. Maisie 501228 The Stolen Bracelet

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    Disc A028

    1. Maisie 510104 Eddie Changes Apartments
    2. Maisie 510111 Yvonne of the Ballet

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    Disc A029

    1. Maisie 510118 The Artists Model
    2. Maisie 510125 Insurance

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    Disc A030

    1. Maisie 510201 Duke Johnson
    2. Maisie 510208 Off to Rio

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    Disc A031

    1. Maisie 510215 The Napoleon Letter
    2. Maisie 510222 Muscles

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    Disc A032

    1. Maisie 510301 The Wild West Dude Ranch
    2. Maisie 510308 Merton's Dreams

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    Disc A033

    1. Maisie 510315 The Hayfields vs the McCoys
    2. Maisie 510322 The Fortune Teller

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    Disc A034

    1. Maisie 510329 The Newspaper Columnist
    2. Maisie 510405 Las Vegas

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    Disc A035

    1. Maisie 510412 Millie Faraday of Hollywood
    2. Maisie 510419 Eddie Jordan, Private Eye

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    Disc A036

    1. Maisie 510426 Manganese Gold Mine
    2. Maisie 510503 Hotel Social Director

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    Disc A037

    1. Maisie 510510 The Universal Elixer
    2. Maisie 510517 The Indian Guide

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    Disc A038

    1. Maisie 510524 1001 Soaps for the Maharajah
    2. Maisie 511004 Killer Diller

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    Disc A039

    1. Maisie 511011 Aunt Hattie
    2. Maisie 511018 The Spicy Novel

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    Disc A040

    1. Maisie 511025 The African Guide
    2. Maisie 511101 Stanley Trotter from Ampop

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    Disc A041

    1. Maisie 511108 Beatrice Butterfield, Inc
    2. Maisie 511115 Thursday Island Oink Bear

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    Disc A042

    1. Maisie 511122 The Efficiency Expert
    2. Maisie 511129 Jimmy Harris for Mayor

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    Disc A043

    1. Maisie 511206 The Magic Act
    2. Maisie 511213 Tex's Oil Stocks (last episode)

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