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Maureen O'Hara Collection

Best known for her film roles such as on Miracle On 34th Street, Maureen O'Hara brought her memorable film roles to the radio sound stage.

23 old time radio show recordings
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21 Audio CDs


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"Miracle on 34th Street"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Maureen OHara
In Hollywood, the job of a Star, whether on the Radio or in pictures, was to be wonderful. This is a more daunting task than it may seem; the brightest stars make it seem so effortless.

Being a Star, being wonderful, in both mediums is a rare thing because the demands of the two worlds seem similar but are, in fact, quite unique. The Radio star had to demonstrate wonderfulness on a regular, often weekly, basis. In many ways, the Movie star had the more difficult calling. It would seem as though she only needed to be wonderful when the cameras were rolling, and if she was not wonderful there could always be another take. However, once the film was in the can, the Movie Star still had to be wonderful in support of the picture.

Maureen O'HaraMaureen O'Hara is one who could be wonderful both on the screen and beyond. She is still being wonderful in her nineties, living in quiet retirement with her grandson in Boise, Idaho.

Born Maureen FitzSimmons in a Dublin suburb, her father was a businessman and her mother an accomplished opera singer and actress. Maureen received training at the Abbey Theater in Dublin and developed an ambition to act on the stage. This ambition was not supported by her father, who convinced her to enroll in business school to learn typing and bookkeeping. However she made a screen test in London, which was not a pleasant experience, however the test caught the eye of Charles Laughton.

Laughton offered her a seven year contract with his company, Mayflower Pictures, and her first major picture was Jamaica Inn (1939), directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Fearing that Fitz Simmons was too long to fit on a marquee, Laughton dubbed her Maureen O'Hara. Next she was cast as Esmeralda opposite Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939).

Unable to film in London when the War started, Laughton sold O'Hara's contract to RKO, where she was cast in a series of low-budget films until she was "rescued" by John Ford. Ford cast her in the Welsh epic How Green Was My Valley (1941) which won Best Picture over Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, and Sergeant York. O'Hara appears with several other players from the film on Lux Radio Theater.

In 1947, O'Hara made one of the films that helped to cement her immortality as a movie star, Miracle On 34th Street. The film had all the earmarks of a B picture; a low budget, an unenthusiastic studio executive, and a reluctant star (O'Hara was called back from Ireland during her first trip home since the War began). Even after being a Christmas movie released in May, the combination of a delightful story and O'Hara's shining performance made the film a classic. (In 2012, a reporter for the Idaho Statesman interviewed O'Hara in her new home while Miracle On 34th Street played on the television for her great-grand-children; after 65 years she still critiques her performance.)

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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.



    23 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 16 hours, 3 min
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      23 shows - total playtime 16 hours 3 minutes
      1. Bob Hope 550407 24 Maureen Ohara.mp3
      2. Chase And Sanborn Hour 391203 135 Maureen Ohara.mp3
      3. Command Performance 451018 196 Bob Hope, Maureen Ohara.mp3
      4. Don Ameche Show 460624 Love Is Sweeping Nation.mp3
      5. Ft 470724 024 Brass Buttons.mp3
      6. Ft 480212 053 Out Of Wilderness.mp3
      7. Ft 491005 138 Gold Bug.mp3
      8. Ft 500913 187 Lost Mine Of Padres.mp3
      9. Ft 540414 366 Way Of Cross.mp3
      10. Guest Star 501203 0193 Tree In Garden.mp3
      11. Lux 420921 362 How Green Was My Valley.mp3
      12. Lux 431011 410 Heaven Can Wait.mp3
      13. Lux 440214 426 Fallen Sparrow.mp3
      14. Lux 460617 533 Fallen Angel.mp3
      15. Lux 461223 551 Do You Love Me.mp3
      16. Lux 471222 595 Miracle on 34th Street.mp3
      17. Lux 481206 635 Foxes Of Harrow.mp3
      18. Lux 481220 Miracle On 34 Th Street.mp3
      19. Lux 490214 645 Sitting Pretty.mp3
      20. Lux 500306 692 Slatterys Hurricane.mp3
      21. Lux 500320 695 Father Was Fullback.mp3
      22. Screen Guild Theater 431025 167 Edge Of Darkness.mp3
      23. Suspense 430706 049 White Rose Murders.mp3
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    23 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 16 hours, 3 min
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      23 shows - total playtime 16 hours 3 minutes
      1. Bob Hope 550407 24 Maureen Ohara.mp3
      2. Chase And Sanborn Hour 391203 135 Maureen Ohara.mp3
      3. Command Performance 451018 196 Bob Hope, Maureen Ohara.mp3
      4. Don Ameche Show 460624 Love Is Sweeping Nation.mp3
      5. Ft 470724 024 Brass Buttons.mp3
      6. Ft 480212 053 Out Of Wilderness.mp3
      7. Ft 491005 138 Gold Bug.mp3
      8. Ft 500913 187 Lost Mine Of Padres.mp3
      9. Ft 540414 366 Way Of Cross.mp3
      10. Guest Star 501203 0193 Tree In Garden.mp3
      11. Lux 420921 362 How Green Was My Valley.mp3
      12. Lux 431011 410 Heaven Can Wait.mp3
      13. Lux 440214 426 Fallen Sparrow.mp3
      14. Lux 460617 533 Fallen Angel.mp3
      15. Lux 461223 551 Do You Love Me.mp3
      16. Lux 471222 595 Miracle on 34th Street.mp3
      17. Lux 481206 635 Foxes Of Harrow.mp3
      18. Lux 481220 Miracle On 34 Th Street.mp3
      19. Lux 490214 645 Sitting Pretty.mp3
      20. Lux 500306 692 Slatterys Hurricane.mp3
      21. Lux 500320 695 Father Was Fullback.mp3
      22. Screen Guild Theater 431025 167 Edge Of Darkness.mp3
      23. Suspense 430706 049 White Rose Murders.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



    23 recordings on 21 Audio CDs
    total playtime 16 hours, 3 min

    Disc A001

    1. Chase And Sanborn Hour 391203 135 Maureen Ohara

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    Disc A002

    1. Lux 420921 362 How Green Was My Valley

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    Disc A003

    1. Suspense 430706 049 White Rose Murders

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    Disc A004

    1. Lux 431011 410 Heaven Can Wait

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    Disc A005

    1. Screen Guild Theater 431025 167 Edge Of Darkness

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    Disc A006

    1. Lux 440214 426 Fallen Sparrow

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    Disc A007

    1. Command Performance 451018 196 Bob Hope, Maureen Ohara

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    Disc A008

    1. Lux 460617 533 Fallen Angel

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    Disc A009

    1. Don Ameche Show 460624 Love Is Sweeping Nation

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    Disc A010

    1. Lux 461223 551 Do You Love Me

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    Disc A011

    1. Ft 470724 024 Brass Buttons

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    Disc A012

    1. Lux 471222 595 Miracle on 34th Street

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    Disc A013

    1. Ft 480212 053 Out Of Wilderness

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    Disc A014

    1. Lux 481206 635 Foxes Of Harrow

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    Disc A015

    1. Lux 481220 Miracle On 34 Th Street

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    Disc A016

    1. Lux 490214 645 Sitting Pretty

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    Disc A017

    1. Ft 491005 138 Gold Bug

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    Disc A018

    1. Lux 500306 692 Slatterys Hurricane

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    Disc A019

    1. Lux 500320 695 Father Was Fullback

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    Disc A020

    1. Ft 500913 187 Lost Mine Of Padres
    2. Guest Star 501203 0193 Tree In Garden

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    Disc A021

    1. Ft 540414 366 Way Of Cross
    2. Bob Hope 550407 24 Maureen Ohara

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