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Peter Lawford Collection

was an aristocratic playboy and member of the "Rat Pack." Peter Lawford was a high-demand leading actor during WWII.

13 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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8 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from January 16, 1953:

"Suspense: Moonstone Pt 1"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Peter LawfordThe image the Rat Pack tried to portray was that of street-wise toughs who grew up to be talented playboys. The exception was Peter Lawford. Lawford really was an aristocratic playboy.

Lawford's father, Sir Sydney Lawford, had been a highly decorated officer in the First World War. After the War he was posted to India, where he fell in love with the wife of one of his Junior Officers, May Somerville Aylen. The result of the affair was not only scandal, but Peter as well.

Sir Lawford and May were eventually married, and moved to France and later the the US to avoid wagging tongues. They were treated like royalty in the exclusive Palm Beach, FL, neighborhood where they settled, but the family lost their source of wealth when England entered WWII in 1939.

Peter seriously injured his arm at the age of 14 during a run in with a glass door. Although he later learned to hide his injuries, they were severe enough to prevent him from entering service during the war. This was fortunate for his movie career. With hot properties like Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable in the service, Lawford became a high-demand leading man by default. (When he began working for MGM, his mother, Lady Lawford, insisted that the studio hire her as well, because her son was a "bummer" who needed his mother's supervision. Lawford never forgave her, and the situation was referenced in "Ocean's 11.")

Peter LawfordLawford worked with Frank Sinatra for the first time in the musical "It happened in Brooklyn" (1947), and in 1959 Sinatra made Lawford part of the Rat Pack, along with Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Joey Bishop. Lawford brought the casino caper film project, "Ocean's 11", to Sinatra's attention, and it would be the first time that all five members of the group would appear on the screen together.

In 1954 Lawford married Patricia, the sister of then Senator John Kennedy. The Rat Pack actively campaigned for Kennedy's Presidency, but it was a perceived snub from the Camelot Clan that began the break-up of the Rat Pack.

Sinatra invited the Kennedy's to stay at his home during a West Coast vacation. Sinatra made several security upgrades to the home at his own expense for the Presidential visit. However Kennedy was advised that Sinatra's mafia connections made the visit a poor idea, and he choose to stay with Bing Crosby instead. Sinatra blamed the snub on Lawford.

Lawford's marriage to Patty Kennedy ended in 1966. He would marry three more times, each time to a woman less than half his age.

Peter Lawford died on Christmas Eve, 1984, of cardiac arrest, complicated by kidney and liver damage from his years of drug and alcohol abuse. He is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6920 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.



    13 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 25 min
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      13 shows - total playtime 7 hours 25 minutes
      1. Academy Award Theater 461211 38 Enchanted Cottage.mp3
      2. Bill Stern 491104 522 W Peter Lawford.mp3
      3. Command Performance 460616 Shirley Temple Peter Lawford.mp3
      4. Continental Celebrity Club 460622 0029 Peter Lawford.mp3
      5. Lux 490919 668 Green Dolphin Street.mp3
      6. Lux 500313 693 Little Women.mp3
      7. Mgm Theatre 500224 20 Come Live With Me.mp3
      8. Readers Digest 480401 108 And So They Were Married.mp3
      9. Screen Guild 450514 245 First Love.mp3
      10. Screen Guild 461028 319 Adorable.mp3
      11. Suspense 531116 526 Moonstone Part One.mp3
      12. Suspense 531123 527 Moonstone Part Two.mp3
      13. Suspense 540607 555 A Terribly Strange Bed.mp3
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    13 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 25 min
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      13 shows - total playtime 7 hours 25 minutes
      1. Academy Award Theater 461211 38 Enchanted Cottage.mp3
      2. Bill Stern 491104 522 W Peter Lawford.mp3
      3. Command Performance 460616 Shirley Temple Peter Lawford.mp3
      4. Continental Celebrity Club 460622 0029 Peter Lawford.mp3
      5. Lux 490919 668 Green Dolphin Street.mp3
      6. Lux 500313 693 Little Women.mp3
      7. Mgm Theatre 500224 20 Come Live With Me.mp3
      8. Readers Digest 480401 108 And So They Were Married.mp3
      9. Screen Guild 450514 245 First Love.mp3
      10. Screen Guild 461028 319 Adorable.mp3
      11. Suspense 531116 526 Moonstone Part One.mp3
      12. Suspense 531123 527 Moonstone Part Two.mp3
      13. Suspense 540607 555 A Terribly Strange Bed.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



    13 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 7 hours, 25 min

    Disc A001

    1. Screen Guild 450514 245 First Love
    2. Command Performance 460616 Shirley Temple Peter Lawford

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    Disc A002

    1. Continental Celebrity Club 460622 0029 Peter Lawford
    2. Screen Guild 461028 319 Adorable

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    Disc A003

    1. Academy Award Theater 461211 38 Enchanted Cottage
    2. Readers Digest 480401 108 And So They Were Married

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    Disc A004

    1. Lux 490919 668 Green Dolphin Street
    2. Bill Stern 491104 522 W Peter Lawford

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    Disc A005

    1. Mgm Theatre 500224 20 Come Live With Me

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    Disc A006

    1. Lux 500313 693 Little Women

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    Disc A007

    1. Suspense 531116 526 Moonstone Part One
    2. Suspense 531123 527 Moonstone Part Two

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    Disc A008

    1. Suspense 540607 555 A Terribly Strange Bed

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