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"Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories"



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Rare Drama, Music, Western, Suspense, Mystery, Detective, Crime, Adventure, recipes, and fun (1930s-1950s)

This collection is jammed full of everything you could ever hope for – drama, intrigue, music, western stories, mystery and crime, and even the occasional recipe. All shows in this collection are rare; some have only one or two shows in known existence.

Louella ParsonsYou'll hear music galore, from Cavalcade of Hits (popular songs from 1947), to orchestra programs. Your ears will enjoy the country music of The Louisiana Hayride, as well as Henry Busse (which includes fun popular hits of 1935 like "Lookie, Lookie, Lookie! Here Comes Cookie!). You'll want to get out your magnifying glass and wool cape for such detective mysteries as I Deal in Crime, a 1940s detective drama about a seasoned PI who returns to work after a stint in "Uncle Sugar's Navy. But don't put that cape away yet, though, because there's also The Hunters, which includes adventurous murder and suspense stories of Scotland Yard hunting the most dangerous game in the world - man.

Helen HayesHelen Hayes Theater is another fantastic program, which features "the finest plays starring Helen Hayes. In this rarity, we get to hear her perform in "Angel Street with Boris Karloff. Then get out your rope because it's time to hear about cattle stealing and bandits with Hashknife Hartley and Sleepy Stevens. After you settle that steer, you'll want to quickly switch costumes and get out your aviator glasses because there's also I Fly Anything, an adventure drama starring Dick Haymes, "The Flying Eight Ball, who does everything by the seat of his pants.

There are also some interesting historical rarities in this collection such as Hollywood Fights Back, a captivating program challenging The House Committee of UnAmerican Activities. On this program, stars voice their anger and sense of injustice about the Committee and its communist accusations. Distance learning was around in the 1940s and 1950s with the science programs presented by the Indiana School of the Sky. Then change pace and get swept up with Glamour Girl, a fun bit of fluff chocked full of housewife makeovers. One lucky audience member has her makeup and hair done by the artist who did some of Hollywood's stars (a resume including Marlene Dietrich and Jane Russell).

House Committee of UnAmerican Activities Trial
House Committee of UnAmerican Activities Trial
More interesting and rare programs in this collection include the Henry J Taylor Show, where listeners write in questions and Henry answers them in a short 5 minute program; this one is on snakes, including a story about a Egyptian serpant that swallowed itself. Then you slice yourself a piece of gossip that Louella Parsons willingly dishes out on Hollywood Mystery Time. This show has juicy Louella tidbids followed by a detective melodrama about Jim Laughton, a mystery movie producer and small-time detective. As well, you may enjoy I Remember Kaltenborn, a 30 th anniversary celebration of the great news commentator. Then there's I Devise and Bequeath, the story of strange wills made by strange people, stories full of greed run rampant and the green people that grab for grub with every inch of their shriveled souls.

And that's not all. So whether you enjoy tear jerkers, fun fluff, serious commentary, celebrations, murder, the western front, or all of the above, then you are sure to enjoy this set of fine and random rarities.

See also Random Rarities 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14.

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    84 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 34 hours, 43 min
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      84 shows - total playtime 34 hours 43 minutes
      1. 1001 Wives 390901 Lori Odonnell.mp3
      2. Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories 460506 Marriage Of Conven.mp3
      3. Cavelcade Of Hits 470419 Last Show Summer Repl.mp3
      4. Cbs Radio Orch Hermann Sympthony 410727.mp3
      5. Cloud Nine 500314 Paris.mp3
      6. Glamour Girl 460821 Audition.mp3
      7. H Hartley Sleepy Stevens The Double Cross.mp3
      8. H HartleySleepy Stevens Range War.mp3
      9. Half Hour To Kill 461029 Aud Blackout Never Aired.mp3
      10. Helen Hayes Theater 451208 Angel Street.mp3
      11. Hello Sucker 520112 Fur Coats.mp3
      12. Henry Busse Program 35xxxx 01 Wbbm Music Remote.mp3
      13. Henry Busse Program 35xxxx 02 Wbbm Music Remote.mp3
      14. Henry J Taylor 480315 rattlesnake.mp3
      15. Hollywood Fights Back 471026.mp3
      16. Hollywood Fights Back 471107.mp3
      17. Hollywood Hotel 361218 One In A Million.mp3
      18. Hollywood Hotel 370611 Al Jolson Marx Brothers (inc).mp3
      19. Hollywood Mystery Time 430520 Case Of The Glowing Eyes.mp3
      20. Hollywood Mystery Time 450819 Murder By Coincidence.mp3
      21. Hunters 481129 Aud Take Ballistics.mp3
      22. HV Kaltenborn 3910xx Edits The News (cbs).mp3
      23. HV Kaltenborn 520404 Nbc Remembers Kaltenborn.mp3
      24. I Cover The Waterfront 550829 Brother's Keeperauditionpt 1.mp3
      25. I Cover The Waterfront 550829 Brother's Keeperauditionpt 2.mp3
      26. I Deal In Crime 460121 01 Laura Shields Case.mp3
      27. I Deal In Crime 460415 10 William Davis Case.mp3
      28. I Deal In Crime 470927 00 Abigail Murray Case.mp3
      29. I Devise And Bequeth Xx Lady Prisoner.mp3
      30. I F A 510130 Date With Death.mp3
      31. I F A 510327 Destination Tahiti.mp3
      32. I Want A Divorce 410214 W Songwriter.mp3
      33. I Want to Come Back Audition Program 1st Try.mp3
      34. I Want to Come Back Audition Program 2nd Try.mp3
      35. I Want to Come Back Audition Program Phillip Morris.mp3
      36. I Want To Come Back Xxxxxx Audition Program 1st (lifeboy.mp3
      37. I Was A Convict Story Of Mr R.mp3
      38. I Was There 400519 Wilson Vs Hughes.mp3
      39. I Was There 410608 Duke Of Windsor.mp3
      40. I Was There 411027 1934 Austria.mp3
      41. In Old New York 440222guestjimmystarr.mp3
      42. In Your Own Words 550414 Ruth Kearns' Own Story (part 1).mp3
      43. In Your Own Words 550415 Ruth Kearns' Own Story (part 2).mp3
      44. Inaugural Review 490120 Portrait Of Harry Truman.mp3
      45. Indiana School Of The Sky Darwin Puts It Into Words.mp3
      46. Indiana School Of The Sky Einstein Looks For A New Answer.mp3
      47. Indiana School Of The Sky Elictricity Begins To Work.mp3
      48. Indiana School Of The Sky Galileo Passes A Crucial Test.mp3
      49. Indiana School Of The Sky Greeks Honor Their Thinkers.mp3
      50. Indiana School Of The Sky The Atom Yields Power.mp3
      51. Indiana School Of The Sky What Are Men Made Of.mp3
      52. Indictment 580000 Grand Slam Heist.mp3
      53. Indictment 581102 Seeds Of Death.mp3
      54. Indictment A Greek Tragedy.mp3
      55. Inoldnewyork440222guestjimmystarr.mp3
      56. IWanttoComeBack Adution Program 1st Try.mp3
      57. IWanttoComeBack Adution Program 2nd Try.mp3
      58. IWanttoComeBack Adution Program Phillip Morris.mp3
      59. LA Hayride Kwkh.mp3
      60. Lifebuoy Show 440525 W Bob Burns.mp3
      61. Light Up Time 500525 Dorothy Kirston.mp3
      62. Lily Brothers 53xxxx W Don Stover.mp3
      63. Lincoln Highway 410802 Betsy Barnes.mp3
      64. Lincoln Highway 420214 Aviatrix Triangle.mp3
      65. Lionel Barrymore's Concert Hall 420612.mp3
      66. Lionel Barrymore's Concert Hall 420808.mp3
      67. Lionel Barrymore's Concert Hall 430301.mp3
      68. Lionel Barrymore's Concert Hall420609.mp3
      69. Lions Eye 480814 Diamond Quartet.mp3
      70. Lions Eye 480821 Man Who Came Back.mp3
      71. Listen To Grandma Audition.mp3
      72. Little Man Inside 410525.mp3
      73. Little Man Inside 450521 First Show.mp3
      74. Little Old Hollywood 400311 15 Ben Alexander.mp3
      75. Living 1949 490130 Fred Allen On American Comedy.mp3
      76. Lone Journey 460412.mp3
      77. Lone Journey 460503.mp3
      78. Lone Wolf 490101 Adv Of The Golden Santa.mp3
      79. Look What We Found 40s Lighthouse Keeper.mp3
      80. Lora Lawton 480116.mp3
      81. Lost Empire 42 White Flower Of Desteny.mp3
      82. Lost Empire Episode 42 White Flower Of Destiny 1 Of 3.mp3
      83. Love Thy Neighbor Premiere 19401217 Paramount Theater Br.mp3
      84. Luck Of The Irish 460225 Hair Again Harrigan.mp3
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    84 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 34 hours, 43 min
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      84 shows - total playtime 34 hours 43 minutes
      1. 1001 Wives 390901 Lori Odonnell.mp3
      2. Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories 460506 Marriage Of Conven.mp3
      3. Cavelcade Of Hits 470419 Last Show Summer Repl.mp3
      4. Cbs Radio Orch Hermann Sympthony 410727.mp3
      5. Cloud Nine 500314 Paris.mp3
      6. Glamour Girl 460821 Audition.mp3
      7. H Hartley Sleepy Stevens The Double Cross.mp3
      8. H HartleySleepy Stevens Range War.mp3
      9. Half Hour To Kill 461029 Aud Blackout Never Aired.mp3
      10. Helen Hayes Theater 451208 Angel Street.mp3
      11. Hello Sucker 520112 Fur Coats.mp3
      12. Henry Busse Program 35xxxx 01 Wbbm Music Remote.mp3
      13. Henry Busse Program 35xxxx 02 Wbbm Music Remote.mp3
      14. Henry J Taylor 480315 rattlesnake.mp3
      15. Hollywood Fights Back 471026.mp3
      16. Hollywood Fights Back 471107.mp3
      17. Hollywood Hotel 361218 One In A Million.mp3
      18. Hollywood Hotel 370611 Al Jolson Marx Brothers (inc).mp3
      19. Hollywood Mystery Time 430520 Case Of The Glowing Eyes.mp3
      20. Hollywood Mystery Time 450819 Murder By Coincidence.mp3
      21. Hunters 481129 Aud Take Ballistics.mp3
      22. HV Kaltenborn 3910xx Edits The News (cbs).mp3
      23. HV Kaltenborn 520404 Nbc Remembers Kaltenborn.mp3
      24. I Cover The Waterfront 550829 Brother's Keeperauditionpt 1.mp3
      25. I Cover The Waterfront 550829 Brother's Keeperauditionpt 2.mp3
      26. I Deal In Crime 460121 01 Laura Shields Case.mp3
      27. I Deal In Crime 460415 10 William Davis Case.mp3
      28. I Deal In Crime 470927 00 Abigail Murray Case.mp3
      29. I Devise And Bequeth Xx Lady Prisoner.mp3
      30. I F A 510130 Date With Death.mp3
      31. I F A 510327 Destination Tahiti.mp3
      32. I Want A Divorce 410214 W Songwriter.mp3
      33. I Want to Come Back Audition Program 1st Try.mp3
      34. I Want to Come Back Audition Program 2nd Try.mp3
      35. I Want to Come Back Audition Program Phillip Morris.mp3
      36. I Want To Come Back Xxxxxx Audition Program 1st (lifeboy.mp3
      37. I Was A Convict Story Of Mr R.mp3
      38. I Was There 400519 Wilson Vs Hughes.mp3
      39. I Was There 410608 Duke Of Windsor.mp3
      40. I Was There 411027 1934 Austria.mp3
      41. In Old New York 440222guestjimmystarr.mp3
      42. In Your Own Words 550414 Ruth Kearns' Own Story (part 1).mp3
      43. In Your Own Words 550415 Ruth Kearns' Own Story (part 2).mp3
      44. Inaugural Review 490120 Portrait Of Harry Truman.mp3
      45. Indiana School Of The Sky Darwin Puts It Into Words.mp3
      46. Indiana School Of The Sky Einstein Looks For A New Answer.mp3
      47. Indiana School Of The Sky Elictricity Begins To Work.mp3
      48. Indiana School Of The Sky Galileo Passes A Crucial Test.mp3
      49. Indiana School Of The Sky Greeks Honor Their Thinkers.mp3
      50. Indiana School Of The Sky The Atom Yields Power.mp3
      51. Indiana School Of The Sky What Are Men Made Of.mp3
      52. Indictment 580000 Grand Slam Heist.mp3
      53. Indictment 581102 Seeds Of Death.mp3
      54. Indictment A Greek Tragedy.mp3
      55. Inoldnewyork440222guestjimmystarr.mp3
      56. IWanttoComeBack Adution Program 1st Try.mp3
      57. IWanttoComeBack Adution Program 2nd Try.mp3
      58. IWanttoComeBack Adution Program Phillip Morris.mp3
      59. LA Hayride Kwkh.mp3
      60. Lifebuoy Show 440525 W Bob Burns.mp3
      61. Light Up Time 500525 Dorothy Kirston.mp3
      62. Lily Brothers 53xxxx W Don Stover.mp3
      63. Lincoln Highway 410802 Betsy Barnes.mp3
      64. Lincoln Highway 420214 Aviatrix Triangle.mp3
      65. Lionel Barrymore's Concert Hall 420612.mp3
      66. Lionel Barrymore's Concert Hall 420808.mp3
      67. Lionel Barrymore's Concert Hall 430301.mp3
      68. Lionel Barrymore's Concert Hall420609.mp3
      69. Lions Eye 480814 Diamond Quartet.mp3
      70. Lions Eye 480821 Man Who Came Back.mp3
      71. Listen To Grandma Audition.mp3
      72. Little Man Inside 410525.mp3
      73. Little Man Inside 450521 First Show.mp3
      74. Little Old Hollywood 400311 15 Ben Alexander.mp3
      75. Living 1949 490130 Fred Allen On American Comedy.mp3
      76. Lone Journey 460412.mp3
      77. Lone Journey 460503.mp3
      78. Lone Wolf 490101 Adv Of The Golden Santa.mp3
      79. Look What We Found 40s Lighthouse Keeper.mp3
      80. Lora Lawton 480116.mp3
      81. Lost Empire 42 White Flower Of Desteny.mp3
      82. Lost Empire Episode 42 White Flower Of Destiny 1 Of 3.mp3
      83. Love Thy Neighbor Premiere 19401217 Paramount Theater Br.mp3
      84. Luck Of The Irish 460225 Hair Again Harrigan.mp3
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    84 recordings on 36 Audio CDs
    total playtime 34 hours, 43 min

    Disc A001

    1. H Hartley Sleepy Stevens The Double Cross
    2. H HartleySleepy Stevens Range War
    3. Henry Busse Program 35xxxx 01 Wbbm Music Remote

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    Disc A002

    1. Henry Busse Program 35xxxx 02 Wbbm Music Remote
    2. HV Kaltenborn 3910xx Edits The News (cbs)
    3. I Devise And Bequeth Xx Lady Prisoner

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    Disc A003

    1. I Want to Come Back Audition Program 1st Try
    2. I Want to Come Back Audition Program 2nd Try

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    Disc A004

    1. I Want to Come Back Audition Program Phillip Morris
    2. I Want To Come Back Xxxxxx Audition Program 1st (lifeboy

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    Disc A005

    1. I Was A Convict Story Of Mr R
    2. Indiana School Of The Sky Darwin Puts It Into Words
    3. Indiana School Of The Sky Einstein Looks For A New Answer
    4. Indiana School Of The Sky Elictricity Begins To Work

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    Disc A006

    1. Indiana School Of The Sky Galileo Passes A Crucial Test
    2. Indiana School Of The Sky Greeks Honor Their Thinkers
    3. Indiana School Of The Sky The Atom Yields Power
    4. Indiana School Of The Sky What Are Men Made Of

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    Disc A007

    1. Indictment A Greek Tragedy
    2. IWanttoComeBack Adution Program 1st Try

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    Disc A008

    1. IWanttoComeBack Adution Program 2nd Try
    2. IWanttoComeBack Adution Program Phillip Morris

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    Disc A009

    1. LA Hayride Kwkh
    2. Lily Brothers 53xxxx W Don Stover

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    Disc A010

    1. Listen To Grandma Audition
    2. Look What We Found 40s Lighthouse Keeper
    3. Lost Empire 42 White Flower Of Desteny

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    Disc A011

    1. Lost Empire Episode 42 White Flower Of Destiny 1 Of 3
    2. Love Thy Neighbor Premiere 19401217 Paramount Theater Br

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    Disc A012

    1. Hollywood Hotel 361218 One In A Million

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    Disc A013

    1. Hollywood Hotel 370611 Al Jolson Marx Brothers (inc)

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    Disc A014

    1. 1001 Wives 390901 Lori Odonnell
    2. Little Old Hollywood 400311 15 Ben Alexander

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    Disc A015

    1. I Was There 400519 Wilson Vs Hughes
    2. I Want A Divorce 410214 W Songwriter

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    Disc A016

    1. Little Man Inside 410525
    2. I Was There 410608 Duke Of Windsor
    3. Cbs Radio Orch Hermann Sympthony 410727

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    Disc A017

    1. Lincoln Highway 410802 Betsy Barnes
    2. I Was There 411027 1934 Austria

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    Disc A018

    1. Lincoln Highway 420214 Aviatrix Triangle
    2. Lionel Barrymore's Concert Hall420609

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    Disc A019

    1. Lionel Barrymore's Concert Hall 420612
    2. Lionel Barrymore's Concert Hall 420808

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    Disc A020

    1. Lionel Barrymore's Concert Hall 430301
    2. Hollywood Mystery Time 430520 Case Of The Glowing Eyes

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    Disc A021

    1. In Old New York 440222guestjimmystarr
    2. Inoldnewyork440222guestjimmystarr

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    Disc A022

    1. Lifebuoy Show 440525 W Bob Burns
    2. Little Man Inside 450521 First Show

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    Disc A023

    1. Hollywood Mystery Time 450819 Murder By Coincidence
    2. Helen Hayes Theater 451208 Angel Street

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    Disc A024

    1. I Deal In Crime 460121 01 Laura Shields Case
    2. Luck Of The Irish 460225 Hair Again Harrigan
    3. Lone Journey 460412

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    Disc A025

    1. I Deal In Crime 460415 10 William Davis Case
    2. Lone Journey 460503
    3. Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories 460506 Marriage Of Conven

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    Disc A026

    1. Glamour Girl 460821 Audition
    2. Half Hour To Kill 461029 Aud Blackout Never Aired

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    Disc A027

    1. Cavelcade Of Hits 470419 Last Show Summer Repl
    2. I Deal In Crime 470927 00 Abigail Murray Case

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    Disc A028

    1. Hollywood Fights Back 471026
    2. Hollywood Fights Back 471107

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    Disc A029

    1. Lora Lawton 480116
    2. Henry J Taylor 480315 rattlesnake
    3. Lions Eye 480814 Diamond Quartet

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    Disc A030

    1. Lions Eye 480821 Man Who Came Back
    2. Hunters 481129 Aud Take Ballistics

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    Disc A031

    1. Lone Wolf 490101 Adv Of The Golden Santa
    2. Inaugural Review 490120 Portrait Of Harry Truman

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    Disc A032

    1. Living 1949 490130 Fred Allen On American Comedy
    2. Cloud Nine 500314 Paris
    3. Light Up Time 500525 Dorothy Kirston

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    Disc A033

    1. I F A 510130 Date With Death
    2. I F A 510327 Destination Tahiti

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    Disc A034

    1. Hello Sucker 520112 Fur Coats
    2. HV Kaltenborn 520404 Nbc Remembers Kaltenborn

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    Disc A035

    1. In Your Own Words 550414 Ruth Kearns' Own Story (part 1)
    2. In Your Own Words 550415 Ruth Kearns' Own Story (part 2)
    3. I Cover The Waterfront 550829 Brother's Keeperauditionpt 1
    4. I Cover The Waterfront 550829 Brother's Keeperauditionpt 2

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    Disc A036

    1. Indictment 580000 Grand Slam Heist
    2. Indictment 581102 Seeds Of Death

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