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Paramount is on the Air

Hollywood studios used the radio to advertise upcoming films featuring songs and scenes from the films without giving away the plot.

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16 old time radio show recordings
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"Bring on the Girls"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Bring On the Girls Poster

Before Old Time Radio was "Old Time", the networks and the big Hollywood studios got along like peas and carrots. "Talking Pictures" were still a somewhat new technology as radio entered its Golden Age, and the people that listeners wanted to hear talk were movie stars.

Adolph Zukor of Paramount was a driving force in the Hollywood "Star System", and Paramount was never afraid to put movie stars on the radio (or radio stars in the movies!) While you could argue whether the talking or the picture was the most important element of a talking picture, the simple fact is that fans might scrape together the money to go to their local movie palace every other week or so, but radios were playing all the time. When movie night came around, you can bet that Zukor wanted them to want to see a Paramount Picture!

Paramount began producing weekly "electronically transcribed" movie previews for broadcast on radio as early as The Big Broadcast of 1932. Since the film was about radio and starred radio stars like Bing Crosby, George Burns and Gracie Allen, pushing it on the Radio was a natural. The same was true when Jack Benny joined the series for The Big Broadcast of 1937. Jack is also featured in Artists and Models.

The previews feature songs and scenes from the films, but with a 15 minute format they did not "give away" as much as the movie anthology programs like Lux Radio Theater or Academy Award Theater, but they did give listeners enough of a taste to bring them into the movie house.

See also: Radio Fillers, Movie PreviewsLeo is on the Air, and Hollywood is on the Air.

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    16 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 3 hours, 0 min
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      16 shows - total playtime 3 hours 0 minutes
      1. Paramount Is On Air 320000 Big Broadcast Of 1932.mp3
      2. Paramount Is On Air 330000 Duck Soup.mp3
      3. Paramount Is On Air 330000 Too Much Harmony.mp3
      4. Paramount Is On Air 330000 Torch Singer.mp3
      5. Paramount Is On Air 340000 College Rhythm.mp3
      6. Paramount Is On Air 370000 Artists And Models.mp3
      7. Paramount Is On Air 370000 Big Broadcast Of 1937.mp3
      8. Paramount Is On Air 370000 Double Or Nothing.mp3
      9. Paramount Is On Air 370000 High Wide And Handsome.mp3
      10. Paramount Is On Air 370000 This Way Please.mp3
      11. Paramount Is On Air 390000 Man About Town.mp3
      12. Paramount Is On Air 450000 Bring On Girls.mp3
      13. Paramount Is On Air 460000 Blue Dahlia.mp3
      14. Paramount Is On Air 460000 Monsieur Beaucaire.mp3
      15. Paramount Pictures Presents 450000 Bring On Girls.mp3
      16. Paramount Pictures Presents 470000 Golden Earrings.mp3
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    16 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
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      16 shows - total playtime 3 hours 0 minutes
      1. Paramount Is On Air 320000 Big Broadcast Of 1932.mp3
      2. Paramount Is On Air 330000 Duck Soup.mp3
      3. Paramount Is On Air 330000 Too Much Harmony.mp3
      4. Paramount Is On Air 330000 Torch Singer.mp3
      5. Paramount Is On Air 340000 College Rhythm.mp3
      6. Paramount Is On Air 370000 Artists And Models.mp3
      7. Paramount Is On Air 370000 Big Broadcast Of 1937.mp3
      8. Paramount Is On Air 370000 Double Or Nothing.mp3
      9. Paramount Is On Air 370000 High Wide And Handsome.mp3
      10. Paramount Is On Air 370000 This Way Please.mp3
      11. Paramount Is On Air 390000 Man About Town.mp3
      12. Paramount Is On Air 450000 Bring On Girls.mp3
      13. Paramount Is On Air 460000 Blue Dahlia.mp3
      14. Paramount Is On Air 460000 Monsieur Beaucaire.mp3
      15. Paramount Pictures Presents 450000 Bring On Girls.mp3
      16. Paramount Pictures Presents 470000 Golden Earrings.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



    16 recordings on 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 0 min

    Paramount is on the Air Disc A001

    1. Paramount Is On Air 320000 Big Broadcast Of 1932
    2. Paramount Is On Air 330000 Duck Soup
    3. Paramount Is On Air 330000 Too Much Harmony
    4. Paramount Is On Air 330000 Torch Singer
    5. Paramount Is On Air 340000 College Rhythm
    6. Paramount Is On Air 370000 Artists And Models
    7. Paramount Is On Air 370000 Big Broadcast Of 1937

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    Paramount is on the Air Disc A002

    1. Paramount Is On Air 370000 Double Or Nothing
    2. Paramount Is On Air 370000 High Wide And Handsome
    3. Paramount Is On Air 370000 This Way Please
    4. Paramount Is On Air 390000 Man About Town
    5. Paramount Is On Air 450000 Bring On Girls

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    Paramount is on the Air Disc A003

    1. Paramount Pictures Presents 450000 Bring On Girls
    2. Paramount Is On Air 460000 Blue Dahlia
    3. Paramount Is On Air 460000 Monsieur Beaucaire
    4. Paramount Pictures Presents 470000 Golden Earrings

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