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Mary Margaret McBride

Mary Margaret McBride was known for treating her interviewees as a friends asking engaging and insightful questions

5 old time radio show recordings
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"Carole Landis"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Mary Margaret McBrideMary Margaret McBride was born a Missouri farmers daughter in 1899. Her earliest education was "disorganized" because the family often relocated, but she entered a preparatory academy at the age of six and at 16 entered the University of Missouri. She earned her journalism degree by the age of 19.

McBride enjoyed reasonable success as a "girl journalist" with the Cleveland Press and later the New York Evening Mail. For a time, she did quite well contributing freelance pieces to periodicals, but when the Depression hit she was one of hundreds of writers who found themselves unemployed. In her mid-thirties with her career essentially over, she went for a radio audition. From the time she first sat down in front of the microphone she felt at home, and didn't leave for 20 years.

Mary Margaret's interviewing style set the style for later personalities like Oprah Winfrey, Mike Wallace, Terry Gross, and Sally Jesse Raphael. McBride's guests were a "Who's Who" of the mid twentieth century, from the Mayor of New York, to Pearl S. Buck, to burlesque queens, to ex-cons, to civil rights workers to teachers and authors.

Appearing on Mary Margaret McBride's show meant that a celebrity was going to be greeted as a friend, which reflected McBride's extensive preparation. Author's especially knew that Mary Margaret would have been up the night before their appearance, reading their book and would be prepared with engaging and insightful questions.

She is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7018 Hollywood Blvd.

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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 3 hours, 20 min
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      5 shows - total playtime 3 hours 20 minutes
      1. Biographies In Sound 550614 Gertrude Lawrence.mp3
      2. Mary Margaret Mcbride 450112 W Carole Landis.mp3
      3. Mike Wallace Interviews 570616 Mary Mcbride.mp3
      4. NBC 450810 Weaf Mary Margaret Mcbride.mp3
      5. Texaco Star Theatr 410312 Philinda Blank My Story.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    5 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 20 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      5 shows - total playtime 3 hours 20 minutes
      1. Biographies In Sound 550614 Gertrude Lawrence.mp3
      2. Mary Margaret Mcbride 450112 W Carole Landis.mp3
      3. Mike Wallace Interviews 570616 Mary Mcbride.mp3
      4. NBC 450810 Weaf Mary Margaret Mcbride.mp3
      5. Texaco Star Theatr 410312 Philinda Blank My Story.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 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 20 min

    Disc A001

    1. Texaco Star Theatr 410312 Philinda Blank My Story

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    Disc A002

    1. Mary Margaret Mcbride 450112 W Carole Landis
    2. NBC 450810 Weaf Mary Margaret Mcbride

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    Disc A003

    1. Biographies In Sound 550614 Gertrude Lawrence

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    Disc A004

    1. Mike Wallace Interviews 570616 Mary Mcbride

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