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The Mayor of the Town

What if Old Mr. Potter, the meanest man in town, was actually the Mayor and had a heart of gold? That is how we find Lionel Barrymore as he plays The Mayor of the Town.

25 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 11 hours, 53 min)
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Comedy-Drama (1942 - 49)

Agnes Moorehead Lionel BarrymoreWalking down the broad walkways that flank Main Street, you just cannot help but look around and feel overwhelmed by the overall peacefulness that permeates through the boulevards and the avenues. Maybe you might pass by the "Pantry," the town tea room where Toni McCafferty, the Mayor's Secretary, takes her lunch everyday. You might want to take in a play at the Bijou Theater, where every Christmas the Mayor takes time out of his busy schedule in order to play Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

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The Mayor, played by Lionel Barrymore, who is the Granduncle of actress Drew Barrymore, is the type of mayor who had a vicious bark but a very mushy heart when confronted with the plight of a stray dog or an orphan. His housekeeper, "Marilly," played by the "Lavender Lady" Agnes Moorehead (famous for her performances in Suspense among many other radio appearances), was the nurturing element of the Mayor's life. But the real joy came when Butch arrived in the Mayor's life. Butch, whose real name is Roscoe Turner, had come to live with the mayor (after the first season) when his mother died and his father went to fight with the Seabees.

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Mayor of the Town with Lionel BarrymoreThe stories would circle around the special relationship the Mayor shared with Butch. They were often seen fishing and swimming together at Rock Creek. Marilly would usually, internally, complain about the Mayor's tardiness with his political work, but she knew how much he enjoyed spending time with Butch. She knew that Butch was like the son that the Mayor never had.

So, come on by, in between First and Spring Street, and you will be swept away by the sheer beauty and comfort of this town. The Mayor of the Town is already expecting you!

For other happy hometown tales, see Dr. Christian and Family Doctor.

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    25 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 11 hours, 53 min
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      25 shows - total playtime 11 hours 53 minutes
      1. Mayor 420906 01 Tom Williams Wants to Enlist.mp3
      2. Mayor 420913 02 Holly has a Crush on John Andrews.mp3
      3. Mayor 420920 03 Amy Lou Goes To War.mp3
      4. Mayor 420927 04 'Papa Dear' Contest.mp3
      5. Mayor 421007 01 An 11YearOld War Orphan.mp3
      6. Mayor 421021 03 Abandoned Baby.mp3
      7. Mayor 421104 06 Emergency Operation.mp3
      8. Mayor 421202 10 Musician Going Deaf.mp3
      9. Mayor 421209 11 Enemy Agents.mp3
      10. Mayor 421224 013 Christmas Carol.mp3
      11. Mayor 430106 15 Janey's Baby.mp3
      12. Mayor 430217 21 Finding Mary Meyer.mp3
      13. Mayor 430303 23 Dick Miller's Submarine Accident.mp3
      14. Mayor 430324 26 A Fraud Painter.mp3
      15. Mayor 430331 27 Bob Hope Visits Springdale.mp3
      16. Mayor 430414 29 A Quiet Night at Home.mp3
      17. Mayor 430428 31 Recalls Scenes of Love.mp3
      18. Mayor 430505 32 Amature Contest.mp3
      19. Mayor 430512 33 Susie's Engagement to a Movie Star.mp3
      20. Mayor 430623 39 Taking Care of 5 Cats.mp3
      21. Mayor 430630 40 Toni Falls for Captain Kennedy.mp3
      22. Mayor 460318 Gone Fishing.mp3
      23. Mayor 460525 Memorial Day Parade.mp3
      24. Mayor 460713 Rocking Chair.mp3
      25. Mayor 480121 Burning Christmas Tree.mp3
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    25 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 11 hours, 53 min
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      25 shows - total playtime 11 hours 53 minutes
      1. Mayor 420906 01 Tom Williams Wants to Enlist.mp3
      2. Mayor 420913 02 Holly has a Crush on John Andrews.mp3
      3. Mayor 420920 03 Amy Lou Goes To War.mp3
      4. Mayor 420927 04 'Papa Dear' Contest.mp3
      5. Mayor 421007 01 An 11YearOld War Orphan.mp3
      6. Mayor 421021 03 Abandoned Baby.mp3
      7. Mayor 421104 06 Emergency Operation.mp3
      8. Mayor 421202 10 Musician Going Deaf.mp3
      9. Mayor 421209 11 Enemy Agents.mp3
      10. Mayor 421224 013 Christmas Carol.mp3
      11. Mayor 430106 15 Janey's Baby.mp3
      12. Mayor 430217 21 Finding Mary Meyer.mp3
      13. Mayor 430303 23 Dick Miller's Submarine Accident.mp3
      14. Mayor 430324 26 A Fraud Painter.mp3
      15. Mayor 430331 27 Bob Hope Visits Springdale.mp3
      16. Mayor 430414 29 A Quiet Night at Home.mp3
      17. Mayor 430428 31 Recalls Scenes of Love.mp3
      18. Mayor 430505 32 Amature Contest.mp3
      19. Mayor 430512 33 Susie's Engagement to a Movie Star.mp3
      20. Mayor 430623 39 Taking Care of 5 Cats.mp3
      21. Mayor 430630 40 Toni Falls for Captain Kennedy.mp3
      22. Mayor 460318 Gone Fishing.mp3
      23. Mayor 460525 Memorial Day Parade.mp3
      24. Mayor 460713 Rocking Chair.mp3
      25. Mayor 480121 Burning Christmas Tree.mp3
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    25 recordings on 13 Audio CDs
    total playtime 11 hours, 53 min

    Mayor of the Town Disc A001

    1. Mayor 420906 01 Tom Williams Wants to Enlist
    2. Mayor 420913 02 Holly has a Crush on John Andrews

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    Mayor of the Town Disc A002

    1. Mayor 420920 03 Amy Lou Goes To War
    2. Mayor 420927 04 'Papa Dear' Contest

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    Mayor of the Town Disc A003

    1. Mayor 421007 01 An 11YearOld War Orphan
    2. Mayor 421021 03 Abandoned Baby

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    Mayor of the Town Disc A004

    1. Mayor 421104 06 Emergency Operation
    2. Mayor 421202 10 Musician Going Deaf

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    Mayor of the Town Disc A005

    1. Mayor 421209 11 Enemy Agents
    2. Mayor 421224 013 Christmas Carol

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    Mayor of the Town Disc A006

    1. Mayor 430106 15 Janey's Baby
    2. Mayor 430217 21 Finding Mary Meyer

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    Mayor of the Town Disc A007

    1. Mayor 430303 23 Dick Miller's Submarine Accident
    2. Mayor 430324 26 A Fraud Painter

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    Mayor of the Town Disc A008

    1. Mayor 430331 27 Bob Hope Visits Springdale
    2. Mayor 430414 29 A Quiet Night at Home

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    Mayor of the Town Disc A009

    1. Mayor 430428 31 Recalls Scenes of Love
    2. Mayor 430505 32 Amature Contest

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    Mayor of the Town Disc A010

    1. Mayor 430512 33 Susie's Engagement to a Movie Star
    2. Mayor 430623 39 Taking Care of 5 Cats

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    Mayor of the Town Disc A011

    1. Mayor 430630 40 Toni Falls for Captain Kennedy
    2. Mayor 460318 Gone Fishing

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    Mayor of the Town Disc A012

    1. Mayor 460525 Memorial Day Parade
    2. Mayor 460713 Rocking Chair

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    Mayor of the Town Disc A013

    1. Mayor 480121 Burning Christmas Tree

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