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Random Rarities 07

an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio

52 old time radio show recordings
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Girl & Radio
Eddie Anderson
Our Secret Weapon

Many programs in this collection of Random Rarities #7 are audition Shows for programs that had not yet received a sponsor's "green light" for broadcast. Of course, there are also a few which are the only surviving episodes of longer running series.

Like the previous six collections, the shows on this disk are loads of fun, and most of them will make you wish there were more examples of these "orphan programs" available. Here is a sample of a few of the shows on the Random Rarities Seven Collection:

  • We Will Never Die: Presented at the Hollywood Bowl, brought to the airwaves on Jul 21, 1944, by NBC, a dramatic pageant meant to raise public awareness of the mass murder of European Jews.
  • Our Secret Weapon: Truth An "anti-propaganda show" from CBS. Author Rex Stout, creator of detective Nero Wolfe, made a total of 62 broadcasts denouncing specifics of Axis propaganda.
  • Prince Valiant Becomes a Knight: an audio rendition of the beginning of comic page favorite, Prince Valiant. Val is a Viking Prince who hopes to become a knight at King Arthur's Round Table.
  • The Private Life Of Rochester Van Jones: A short lived spin-off from The Jack Benny Program featuring Eddie Anderson's popular Rochester character.
  • Juvenile Jury, from Kids being Cute by Being Kids Department: Juvenile Jury was a question and answer quiz show featuring kids as panelists. The program found itself in a quiz show like scandal when one of the panelists made an on-air revelation that the "problems" were given the day before the broadcast and that her answer was "What mommy told me to say".
  • American Forum Of The Air was a public debate from the Mutual Network. The Dec 28, 1948, broadcast asks the question "What's Ahead For Business in 1949". It is interesting to hear how the answers from panelists at the end of 1948 sound like commentators on CNN and Fox News today.
  • Armstrong Theater Of Today, from Armstrong Flooring, was a half hour anthology drama program, featuring the day's headlines at the beginning of the broadcast.
  • The Author's Studio, short stories presented as radio plays on this syndicated program from NY's WOR. The 1975 Christmas Day show is the story of a broken family coming together for Christmas Dinner.
  • The Bennetts, Carlton Morse presents a family drama about a Seattle Lumber tycoon with a large and complex family.
  • California Caravan: "How Santa Came to Simpsons Bar", a story about Christmas in a California mining camp.
  • Daddy And Rollo a father and his bright but mischievous ten year old son, Nov 1942, WOR, New York.
  • WCOP Boston's Farm and Garden Program gives early morning crop reports and some terrific jazz records.
  • Floretta and Your Musical Scrapbook: a Los Angeles local morning program from Dec 19, 1944. Floretta has classical music records, poetry readings, and advice for young brides that feature her sponsor's product, E-Z Pie Crust Mix.
  • The Great Crepitation Contest of 1946 has been called "the grand daddy of all party records". There is some mystery to the origin of this recording, but it seems to have been made as an in-house joke.
  • Grand Hotel is an anthology program, with the action of the various plays taking place around the Grand Hotel in New York. In this episode, an acting couple is facing tough times when the successful wife loses her sight, forcing her husband to play a double role to spare feelings.

The Random Rarities Seven Collection contains these great rare shows and many more! See also Random Rarities 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14.

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    total playtime 21 hours, 26 min
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      52 shows - total playtime 21 hours 26 minutes
      1. Adventurers Club 470208 5 Lost Tomb Pt.01.mp3
      2. Adventurers Club 470215 6 Lost Tomb Pt.02.mp3
      3. Adventurers Club 470222 7 Lost Tomb Pt.03.mp3
      4. America Salutes President 440129.mp3
      5. American Forum 481228 Economic Forecast For 1949.mp3
      6. American Forum Economic Forecast For 1949 481228.mp3
      7. Americas Famous Fathers 12 Lowell Thomas.mp3
      8. Americas Famous Fathers 24 Col Theo Roosevelt.mp3
      9. Armstrong Theater Of Today 480103 Thunder And A Miracle.mp3
      10. Armstrong Theater Of Today Silhouette.mp3
      11. Arthur Hopkins Playhouse 440510 04 A Philadelphia Story.mp3
      12. Arthur Hopkins Playhouse 440510 04 B Philadelphia Story.mp3
      13. Arthur Hopkins Playhouse 440510 04 C Philadelphia Story.mp3
      14. Authors Studio 751225 104 Story Young Of Kate Wakefield.mp3
      15. Bennetts 451120 04.mp3
      16. California Caravan Show.mp3
      17. Daddy And Rollo 420111.mp3
      18. Edison A Little Bit Of Everything.mp3
      19. Farm Garden Program 1940 s.mp3
      20. Farm Report 470000 Discussions In Washington On Rationing.mp3
      21. Florettas Scrapbook 441219.mp3
      22. Good News 90601 075 Rumplestiltskin. Franks Bday.mp3
      23. Grand Hotel 450519 Merely Players.mp3
      24. Great Crepitation Contest Of 1946.mp3
      25. Hearts Desire 470407 Stars Ben Alexander.mp3
      26. Hildegarde’s Raleigh Room 301 451113.mp3
      27. Hollywood Preview 400000 Turnabout.mp3
      28. Hollywood Preview 460000 Years Are Many.mp3
      29. Ida Bailey Allen And Chef 400510.mp3
      30. Its Murder 440810 Picture Wire Murder.mp3
      31. Its Only Dream Time 480615 First Tune Ill Remember April.mp3
      32. Juvenile Jury 490619 Changing Ones Birthday.mp3
      33. Lee Giroux Show 470124 Jacksons Stories For T.mp3
      34. Mesa Memories Austin Tecumseh Marlborough.mp3
      35. Mgm On Parade 430412 Guest Victor Borge.mp3
      36. Midnighters Club 500000 Guest Dick Powell.mp3
      37. National Radio Theatre 811213 Outcasts Of Poker Flat.mp3
      38. NBC Summer Theater After Many A Summer Dies Swan.mp3
      39. NBC We Will Never Die 440721 Benhechtkurtweill.mp3
      40. Our Secret Weapon Truth 420830.mp3
      41. Preview Theater Of Air To Trap A Fox.mp3
      42. Prince Valiant Becomes A Knight.mp3
      43. Private Eye Tale Of A Terrified Temp Audition.mp3
      44. Private Eye W George Raft.mp3
      45. Private Life Of Rochester Van Jones 500512 Show 1.mp3
      46. Private Life Of Rochester Van Jones 500512 Show 2.mp3
      47. Private Practice Of Dr Dana.471221 Sophia Howard Case.mp3
      48. Private Showing Reh On Stage.mp3
      49. Prowl Car Wilshire Werewolf.mp3
      50. Quiet Time 000804.mp3
      51. Quiet Time 000808.mp3
      52. Radio Comedy Theater 460000 No Room For Divorce.mp3
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    total playtime 21 hours, 26 min
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      52 shows - total playtime 21 hours 26 minutes
      1. Adventurers Club 470208 5 Lost Tomb Pt.01.mp3
      2. Adventurers Club 470215 6 Lost Tomb Pt.02.mp3
      3. Adventurers Club 470222 7 Lost Tomb Pt.03.mp3
      4. America Salutes President 440129.mp3
      5. American Forum 481228 Economic Forecast For 1949.mp3
      6. American Forum Economic Forecast For 1949 481228.mp3
      7. Americas Famous Fathers 12 Lowell Thomas.mp3
      8. Americas Famous Fathers 24 Col Theo Roosevelt.mp3
      9. Armstrong Theater Of Today 480103 Thunder And A Miracle.mp3
      10. Armstrong Theater Of Today Silhouette.mp3
      11. Arthur Hopkins Playhouse 440510 04 A Philadelphia Story.mp3
      12. Arthur Hopkins Playhouse 440510 04 B Philadelphia Story.mp3
      13. Arthur Hopkins Playhouse 440510 04 C Philadelphia Story.mp3
      14. Authors Studio 751225 104 Story Young Of Kate Wakefield.mp3
      15. Bennetts 451120 04.mp3
      16. California Caravan Show.mp3
      17. Daddy And Rollo 420111.mp3
      18. Edison A Little Bit Of Everything.mp3
      19. Farm Garden Program 1940 s.mp3
      20. Farm Report 470000 Discussions In Washington On Rationing.mp3
      21. Florettas Scrapbook 441219.mp3
      22. Good News 90601 075 Rumplestiltskin. Franks Bday.mp3
      23. Grand Hotel 450519 Merely Players.mp3
      24. Great Crepitation Contest Of 1946.mp3
      25. Hearts Desire 470407 Stars Ben Alexander.mp3
      26. Hildegarde’s Raleigh Room 301 451113.mp3
      27. Hollywood Preview 400000 Turnabout.mp3
      28. Hollywood Preview 460000 Years Are Many.mp3
      29. Ida Bailey Allen And Chef 400510.mp3
      30. Its Murder 440810 Picture Wire Murder.mp3
      31. Its Only Dream Time 480615 First Tune Ill Remember April.mp3
      32. Juvenile Jury 490619 Changing Ones Birthday.mp3
      33. Lee Giroux Show 470124 Jacksons Stories For T.mp3
      34. Mesa Memories Austin Tecumseh Marlborough.mp3
      35. Mgm On Parade 430412 Guest Victor Borge.mp3
      36. Midnighters Club 500000 Guest Dick Powell.mp3
      37. National Radio Theatre 811213 Outcasts Of Poker Flat.mp3
      38. NBC Summer Theater After Many A Summer Dies Swan.mp3
      39. NBC We Will Never Die 440721 Benhechtkurtweill.mp3
      40. Our Secret Weapon Truth 420830.mp3
      41. Preview Theater Of Air To Trap A Fox.mp3
      42. Prince Valiant Becomes A Knight.mp3
      43. Private Eye Tale Of A Terrified Temp Audition.mp3
      44. Private Eye W George Raft.mp3
      45. Private Life Of Rochester Van Jones 500512 Show 1.mp3
      46. Private Life Of Rochester Van Jones 500512 Show 2.mp3
      47. Private Practice Of Dr Dana.471221 Sophia Howard Case.mp3
      48. Private Showing Reh On Stage.mp3
      49. Prowl Car Wilshire Werewolf.mp3
      50. Quiet Time 000804.mp3
      51. Quiet Time 000808.mp3
      52. Radio Comedy Theater 460000 No Room For Divorce.mp3
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    52 recordings on 24 Audio CDs
    total playtime 21 hours, 26 min

    Disc A001

    1. Americas Famous Fathers 12 Lowell Thomas
    2. Americas Famous Fathers 24 Col Theo Roosevelt
    3. Armstrong Theater Of Today Silhouette

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    Disc A002

    1. California Caravan Show

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    Disc A003

    1. Edison A Little Bit Of Everything

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    Disc A004

    1. Farm Garden Program 1940 s
    2. Good News 90601 075 Rumplestiltskin. Franks Bday

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    Disc A005

    1. Great Crepitation Contest Of 1946
    2. Mesa Memories Austin Tecumseh Marlborough

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    Disc A006

    1. NBC Summer Theater After Many A Summer Dies Swan

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    Disc A007

    1. Preview Theater Of Air To Trap A Fox
    2. Prince Valiant Becomes A Knight

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    Disc A008

    1. Private Eye Tale Of A Terrified Temp Audition
    2. Private Eye W George Raft

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    Disc A009

    1. Private Showing Reh On Stage
    2. Prowl Car Wilshire Werewolf

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    Disc A010

    1. Quiet Time 000804
    2. Quiet Time 000808
    3. Hollywood Preview 400000 Turnabout
    4. Ida Bailey Allen And Chef 400510

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    Disc A011

    1. Daddy And Rollo 420111
    2. Our Secret Weapon Truth 420830
    3. Mgm On Parade 430412 Guest Victor Borge

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    Disc A012

    1. America Salutes President 440129

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    Disc A013

    1. Arthur Hopkins Playhouse 440510 04 A Philadelphia Story
    2. Arthur Hopkins Playhouse 440510 04 B Philadelphia Story
    3. Arthur Hopkins Playhouse 440510 04 C Philadelphia Story

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    Disc A014

    1. NBC We Will Never Die 440721 Benhechtkurtweill
    2. Its Murder 440810 Picture Wire Murder
    3. Florettas Scrapbook 441219

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    Disc A015

    1. Grand Hotel 450519 Merely Players
    2. Hildegarde’s Raleigh Room 301 451113

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    Disc A016

    1. Bennetts 451120 04
    2. Hollywood Preview 460000 Years Are Many

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    Disc A017

    1. Radio Comedy Theater 460000 No Room For Divorce
    2. Farm Report 470000 Discussions In Washington On Rationing
    3. Lee Giroux Show 470124 Jacksons Stories For T

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    Disc A018

    1. Adventurers Club 470208 5 Lost Tomb Pt.01
    2. Adventurers Club 470215 6 Lost Tomb Pt.02

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    Disc A019

    1. Adventurers Club 470222 7 Lost Tomb Pt.03
    2. Hearts Desire 470407 Stars Ben Alexander

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    Disc A020

    1. Private Practice Of Dr Dana.471221 Sophia Howard Case
    2. Armstrong Theater Of Today 480103 Thunder And A Miracle

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    Disc A021

    1. Its Only Dream Time 480615 First Tune Ill Remember April
    2. American Forum 481228 Economic Forecast For 1949
    3. American Forum Economic Forecast For 1949 481228

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    Disc A022

    1. Juvenile Jury 490619 Changing Ones Birthday
    2. Midnighters Club 500000 Guest Dick Powell
    3. Private Life Of Rochester Van Jones 500512 Show 1

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    Disc A023

    1. Private Life Of Rochester Van Jones 500512 Show 2
    2. Authors Studio 751225 104 Story Young Of Kate Wakefield

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    Disc A024

    1. National Radio Theatre 811213 Outcasts Of Poker Flat

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