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Margaret Truman Collection

the daughter of President Harry Truman, Margaret Truman was a singer and performer in the 1940-1950's and later an author best known for her crime fiction in the 1980s.

5 old time radio show recordings
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2 Audio CDs


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"Margaret Truman on the Big Show"



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Harry and Margaret Truman 1954
Tallulah Bankhead may have said all there is to say: "Margaret Truman is just like any other normal American girl whose father is President." The occasion was Ms. Truman's first appearance on The Big Show.

Margaret TrumanHarry Truman and Bess's little girl was born on Feb 17, 1924, in Independence, MO. The Truman's married late in life and little Margaret came into their lives when they were 39 and 40. When she was just 10, the family moved to Washington when Harry was elected to the senate.

Margaret had a life of privilege. She matriculated at George Washington University in 1942. She took operatic training and made her performance debut on a radio recital. Perhaps because of her connections the critics were not always kind. When Washington Post music critic Paul Hume panned her, saying she was extremely attractive on stage... [but] cannot sing very well the President Harry Truman felt he needed to step in: "Some day I hope to meet you. When that happens you'll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below!"

Margaret was entertaining enough to land several guest spots on The Big Show, beginning in December of 1950. While working on the show she was befriended by fellow Missouri native, Goodman Ace. Ace helped her with showbiz pointers, and the friendship carried onto Margaret's joining the team on NBC's Monitor program in 1955. Ms. Truman was paired with Mike Wallace, doing stories for the female listening audience.

In 1956, she married New York Times reporter Clifton Daniel. She had writing ambitions of her own, publishing a critically acclaimed biography of her father just before his death, and a personal biography of her mother which included a behind the scenes look at life in the White House. She began writing fiction in 1980 with a series of murder mysteries set around Washington DC.

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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.



    5 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 55 min
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      5 shows - total playtime 5 hours 55 minutes
      1. Big Show 501203 05 Fred Allen, Phil Silvers, Margaret Truman.mp3
      2. Big Show 510304 18 Fred Allen, Clive Brook.mp3
      3. Big Show 510506 28 Fred Allen, Groucho Marx, George Jessel.mp3
      4. Railroad Hour 520317 181 Sari.mp3
      5. Screen Directors Playhouse 510426 100 Jackpot.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    5 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 55 min
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    Click here to see disc contents


      5 shows - total playtime 5 hours 55 minutes
      1. Big Show 501203 05 Fred Allen, Phil Silvers, Margaret Truman.mp3
      2. Big Show 510304 18 Fred Allen, Clive Brook.mp3
      3. Big Show 510506 28 Fred Allen, Groucho Marx, George Jessel.mp3
      4. Railroad Hour 520317 181 Sari.mp3
      5. Screen Directors Playhouse 510426 100 Jackpot.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



    5 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 30 min

    Disc A001

    1. Screen Directors Playhouse 510426 100 Jackpot

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    Disc A002

    1. Railroad Hour 520317 181 Sari

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