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Random Rarities 15

A collection of rare, hard to find shows from all genres including Heart Throbs, Heritage Radio Theater, The Man Behind The Masterpiece, Nightcap Yarns, Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands, Mr. Pickwick's Christmas.

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Tallulah BankheadThis collection of Rarities, our fifteenth, is filled with orphaned programs from the Golden Age of Radio. It is hard to say where they all came from, but they are all enjoyable and provide hours of happy listening. Some of the shows include:

Blitzkrieg German SoldiersCharles LaughtonVictory Parade of Spotlight BandsAmerican Cancer Society 1948, a pair of dramas that highlight the need for early detection, and an appeal for funding. "Accounting" tells what contributions to the Society are used for, and "Square Moon" shows how important esoteric sounding research can be. Listen to hear the researcher comfort a potential cancer patient with a cigarette!

Babe Didrikson Zaharias Sports Show, a cracker barrel session from the sun porch of the Greatest American woman in sports to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Cancer Crusade Baseball Cracker Barrel, Tallulah Bankhead hosts this contentious discussion of "the most exciting baseball play you've ever seen".

Heart Throbs, Syrupy love songs from 1934, featuring Victor recording artist Maurice Gunsky.

Heritage Radio Theater hosted by Tom Heathwood, Tom celebrates the 75th anniversary of the National Broadcasting Company with various rare clips as a counterpoint to the TV broadcast of the same occasion.

I Am an American, an unapologetic pro-Democracy propaganda program on NBC from the months before Pearl Harbor. The "Nightmare at Noon" episode reflects upon the terror bombing of the Blitzkrieg.

The Man Behind The Masterpiece, A syndicated program from the NBC Education Department which reveals the lives of great artists. Profiles include Michelangelo, Thomas Gainsborough and William Turner.

Nightcap Yarns, Syndicated stories of revenge and adventure. The production uses full sound effects, but there is only one (unidentified) voice who narrates and voices all of the characters. There is a tale of revenge on the racetrack and another of heroic resistance against slave traders.

Foreign Assignment, supposedly based on true stories, the adventures of Allied agents and reporters working behind enemy lines.

Mr. Pickwick's Christmas, Charles Laughton reading from Dickens about Yuletide Warmth.

Stories From The American Scene, An audition program from KFI, Los Angeles, filled with entertaining trivia, featuring Howard Culver, radio's Straight Arrow. As entertaining as these facts may have been in 1948, they are even more so now. Consider the dial telephone; when the show was recorded, half of the phones in the world had their own dials. Today, with speed dialing cell phones, many of us cannot even remember our own numbers!

Two On A Clue, A lot of drama packed into 15 minutes! A wartime mystery series from CBS featuring Jeff and Debbie Spencer along with their son Mickey, whom murder seems to follow.

Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands, everyone in showbiz was more than happy to do whatever they could to help with the War effort, and the staff at the AFRS studios in Hollywood were far from shy about asking! VPOSB recorded some of the hottest band remotes from various Defense Installations around LA.

The World Is Yours, A cooperative effort between the NBC Education Department and the US Department of the Interior, the program highlights the collection of the Smithsonian Institution. In "Masters Behind the Mellon Masterpieces" we learn about the great painters whose works will be part of the Mellon National Art Gallery.

See also Random Rarities 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 1314, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2122, and 23.

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    total playtime 18 hours, 8 min
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      59 shows - total playtime 18 hours 8 minutes
      1. Afrts Station Library 1958 Christmas Songs Ch58.mp3
      2. American Cancer Society 480000 Accounting.mp3
      3. American Cancer Society 480000 Square Moon.mp3
      4. Babe Didrikson Zaharias Sports 1954 Cancer Society Appeal.mp3
      5. Behold Woman 500428 John Archer Introduces Himself.mp3
      6. Cancer Crusade 1955 Baseball Cracker Barrel.mp3
      7. Cavalcade Of America 521007 757 One Way Out Afrs 27.mp3
      8. Charle Llaughton Mr Pickwicks Christmas.mp3
      9. Crisco Radio Newspaper 440229 00x Sgt Louis Newbalm.mp3
      10. Distinguished Wgn461027his Holiness.mp3
      11. Foreign Assignment 440108.mp3
      12. Heart Throbs 340904 With Maurice Chunsky.mp3
      13. Heart Throbs 340911 With Maurice Chunsky.mp3
      14. History Of Nbc Radio 000000 Narrated By Tom Heathwood.mp3
      15. I Am An American 410518 Nightmare At Noon [Henry Hull].mp3
      16. Invitation To Learning 500521 Ciceros De Oficiis Afrs 27.mp3
      17. Man Behind Masterpiece420730 Michelangelo.mp3
      18. Man Behind Masterpiece470102 Thomas Gains Borough.mp3
      19. Man Behind Masterpiece470109 Joseph Mw Turner.mp3
      20. Navy Star Time 500000 23 Gypsy In My Soul.mp3
      21. Nbc Interview 60000x Wcarlton Morsemike Raffetop1.mp3
      22. Nbc Interview 60000x Wcarlton Morsemike Raffetop2.mp3
      23. Nelson Eddy Show 450204 1st Song Rose Marie Afrs 8.mp3
      24. Nightcap Yarns 430222 Valley Of Slave Market V.mp3
      25. Nightcap Yarns 430301 Revenge On Race Track V.mp3
      26. Nightmare At Noon 410518 Read By Henry Hull.mp3
      27. Once Upon Our Time 470222 Story Of Irving Berlin V.mp3
      28. Opportunity Usa 490516 Al Jolson, Bing Crosby.mp3
      29. Penny Singleton Show 500530 01 Lizard.mp3
      30. Philadelphia Symphony Afrs 8.mp3
      31. Point Blank 531206 Gossip Nancy Perry. Ruth Moore Wmaq.mp3
      32. Raymond Scott 441103 1st Song I Walk Alone Afrs 114.mp3
      33. Raymond Scott 441106 1st Song Just Close Your Eyes Afrs.mp3
      34. Reading Out Loud 431003 Sun Rising.mp3
      35. Rhymes For Reverie 490000 Did I Pass By You. Frank Bresee V.mp3
      36. Rhymes For Reverie 490731 Stairway To Stars. Frank Bresee V.mp3
      37. Rita Murray Commentary 420120 04 Rita Chats About Wartime Co.mp3
      38. Rosemary 460626.mp3
      39. Rosemary Clooney Sings 541104 You Make Me Feel So You.mp3
      40. Sing It Again 490305 First Half Only.mp3
      41. Sound Off Afrs 365 1st Song Carle Meets Mozart.mp3
      42. Sound Off Afrs 366 1st Song Jiggers.mp3
      43. Stairway To Stars 470808 03 1st Poem If I Were King.mp3
      44. Stairway To Stars 470815 04 1st Poem Seven Days.mp3
      45. Stories From American Scene Aud 481213 Dial Phone Invented.mp3
      46. Surprisepackage460929starsintheafternoonafrs036.mp3
      47. Two On Clue 441003.mp3
      48. Two On Clue 441006.mp3
      49. Two On Clue 441225.mp3
      50. Vposb 430716 Afrs 101 George Olsen, Unannounced.mp3
      51. Vposb 430717 Afrs 102 Tommy Tucker, Russian Lullabye.mp3
      52. Vposb 430723 Afrs 107 George Olsen, Victory Polka.mp3
      53. Vposb 430724 Afrs 108 Xavier Cugat, Bim Bam Boom.mp3
      54. Walter Okeefes Americana 530506 Aud Author Paul Wellman.mp3
      55. We Who Fight Afrs 5 Part 2 Only Marine Gunner From Midway.mp3
      56. We Who Fight Afrs Unknown Pt2only Gunners Story.mp3
      57. We Who Fight Afrs Unknown Pt2only Merchship.mp3
      58. Wor Drama Critics Awards 480404 Streetcar Named Desire.mp3
      59. World Is Yours, 380109 Masters Behind Mellon Masterpieces.mp3
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      59 shows - total playtime 18 hours 8 minutes
      1. Afrts Station Library 1958 Christmas Songs Ch58.mp3
      2. American Cancer Society 480000 Accounting.mp3
      3. American Cancer Society 480000 Square Moon.mp3
      4. Babe Didrikson Zaharias Sports 1954 Cancer Society Appeal.mp3
      5. Behold Woman 500428 John Archer Introduces Himself.mp3
      6. Cancer Crusade 1955 Baseball Cracker Barrel.mp3
      7. Cavalcade Of America 521007 757 One Way Out Afrs 27.mp3
      8. Charle Llaughton Mr Pickwicks Christmas.mp3
      9. Crisco Radio Newspaper 440229 00x Sgt Louis Newbalm.mp3
      10. Distinguished Wgn461027his Holiness.mp3
      11. Foreign Assignment 440108.mp3
      12. Heart Throbs 340904 With Maurice Chunsky.mp3
      13. Heart Throbs 340911 With Maurice Chunsky.mp3
      14. History Of Nbc Radio 000000 Narrated By Tom Heathwood.mp3
      15. I Am An American 410518 Nightmare At Noon [Henry Hull].mp3
      16. Invitation To Learning 500521 Ciceros De Oficiis Afrs 27.mp3
      17. Man Behind Masterpiece420730 Michelangelo.mp3
      18. Man Behind Masterpiece470102 Thomas Gains Borough.mp3
      19. Man Behind Masterpiece470109 Joseph Mw Turner.mp3
      20. Navy Star Time 500000 23 Gypsy In My Soul.mp3
      21. Nbc Interview 60000x Wcarlton Morsemike Raffetop1.mp3
      22. Nbc Interview 60000x Wcarlton Morsemike Raffetop2.mp3
      23. Nelson Eddy Show 450204 1st Song Rose Marie Afrs 8.mp3
      24. Nightcap Yarns 430222 Valley Of Slave Market V.mp3
      25. Nightcap Yarns 430301 Revenge On Race Track V.mp3
      26. Nightmare At Noon 410518 Read By Henry Hull.mp3
      27. Once Upon Our Time 470222 Story Of Irving Berlin V.mp3
      28. Opportunity Usa 490516 Al Jolson, Bing Crosby.mp3
      29. Penny Singleton Show 500530 01 Lizard.mp3
      30. Philadelphia Symphony Afrs 8.mp3
      31. Point Blank 531206 Gossip Nancy Perry. Ruth Moore Wmaq.mp3
      32. Raymond Scott 441103 1st Song I Walk Alone Afrs 114.mp3
      33. Raymond Scott 441106 1st Song Just Close Your Eyes Afrs.mp3
      34. Reading Out Loud 431003 Sun Rising.mp3
      35. Rhymes For Reverie 490000 Did I Pass By You. Frank Bresee V.mp3
      36. Rhymes For Reverie 490731 Stairway To Stars. Frank Bresee V.mp3
      37. Rita Murray Commentary 420120 04 Rita Chats About Wartime Co.mp3
      38. Rosemary 460626.mp3
      39. Rosemary Clooney Sings 541104 You Make Me Feel So You.mp3
      40. Sing It Again 490305 First Half Only.mp3
      41. Sound Off Afrs 365 1st Song Carle Meets Mozart.mp3
      42. Sound Off Afrs 366 1st Song Jiggers.mp3
      43. Stairway To Stars 470808 03 1st Poem If I Were King.mp3
      44. Stairway To Stars 470815 04 1st Poem Seven Days.mp3
      45. Stories From American Scene Aud 481213 Dial Phone Invented.mp3
      46. Surprisepackage460929starsintheafternoonafrs036.mp3
      47. Two On Clue 441003.mp3
      48. Two On Clue 441006.mp3
      49. Two On Clue 441225.mp3
      50. Vposb 430716 Afrs 101 George Olsen, Unannounced.mp3
      51. Vposb 430717 Afrs 102 Tommy Tucker, Russian Lullabye.mp3
      52. Vposb 430723 Afrs 107 George Olsen, Victory Polka.mp3
      53. Vposb 430724 Afrs 108 Xavier Cugat, Bim Bam Boom.mp3
      54. Walter Okeefes Americana 530506 Aud Author Paul Wellman.mp3
      55. We Who Fight Afrs 5 Part 2 Only Marine Gunner From Midway.mp3
      56. We Who Fight Afrs Unknown Pt2only Gunners Story.mp3
      57. We Who Fight Afrs Unknown Pt2only Merchship.mp3
      58. Wor Drama Critics Awards 480404 Streetcar Named Desire.mp3
      59. World Is Yours, 380109 Masters Behind Mellon Masterpieces.mp3
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    59 recordings on 18 Audio CDs
    total playtime 18 hours, 8 min

    Random Rarities 15 Disc A001

    1. Afrts Station Library 1958 Christmas Songs Ch58
    2. Babe Didrikson Zaharias Sports 1954 Cancer Society Appeal
    3. Cancer Crusade 1955 Baseball Cracker Barrel

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A002

    1. Charle Llaughton Mr Pickwicks Christmas
    2. Nbc Interview 60000x Wcarlton Morsemike Raffetop1
    3. Nbc Interview 60000x Wcarlton Morsemike Raffetop2
    4. Philadelphia Symphony Afrs 8

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A003

    1. Sound Off Afrs 365 1st Song Carle Meets Mozart
    2. Sound Off Afrs 366 1st Song Jiggers
    3. We Who Fight Afrs 5 Part 2 Only Marine Gunner From Midway
    4. We Who Fight Afrs Unknown Pt2only Gunners Story

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A004

    1. We Who Fight Afrs Unknown Pt2only Merchship
    2. History Of Nbc Radio 000000 Narrated By Tom Heathwood
    3. Heart Throbs 340904 With Maurice Chunsky
    4. Heart Throbs 340911 With Maurice Chunsky

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A005

    1. World Is Yours, 380109 Masters Behind Mellon Masterpieces
    2. I Am An American 410518 Nightmare At Noon [Henry Hull]
    3. Nightmare At Noon 410518 Read By Henry Hull
    4. Rita Murray Commentary 420120 04 Rita Chats About Wartime Co

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A006

    1. Man Behind Masterpiece420730 Michelangelo
    2. Nightcap Yarns 430222 Valley Of Slave Market V
    3. Nightcap Yarns 430301 Revenge On Race Track V
    4. Vposb 430716 Afrs 101 George Olsen, Unannounced

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A007

    1. Vposb 430717 Afrs 102 Tommy Tucker, Russian Lullabye
    2. Vposb 430723 Afrs 107 George Olsen, Victory Polka
    3. Vposb 430724 Afrs 108 Xavier Cugat, Bim Bam Boom
    4. Reading Out Loud 431003 Sun Rising

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A008

    1. Foreign Assignment 440108
    2. Crisco Radio Newspaper 440229 00x Sgt Louis Newbalm
    3. Two On Clue 441003
    4. Two On Clue 441006

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A009

    1. Raymond Scott 441103 1st Song I Walk Alone Afrs 114
    2. Raymond Scott 441106 1st Song Just Close Your Eyes Afrs
    3. Two On Clue 441225
    4. Nelson Eddy Show 450204 1st Song Rose Marie Afrs 8

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A010

    1. Rosemary 460626
    2. Surprisepackage460929starsintheafternoonafrs036
    3. Distinguished Wgn461027his Holiness

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A011

    1. Man Behind Masterpiece470102 Thomas Gains Borough
    2. Man Behind Masterpiece470109 Joseph Mw Turner
    3. Once Upon Our Time 470222 Story Of Irving Berlin V

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A012

    1. Stairway To Stars 470808 03 1st Poem If I Were King
    2. Stairway To Stars 470815 04 1st Poem Seven Days

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A013

    1. American Cancer Society 480000 Accounting
    2. American Cancer Society 480000 Square Moon
    3. Wor Drama Critics Awards 480404 Streetcar Named Desire

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A014

    1. Stories From American Scene Aud 481213 Dial Phone Invented
    2. Rhymes For Reverie 490000 Did I Pass By You. Frank Bresee V
    3. Sing It Again 490305 First Half Only

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A015

    1. Opportunity Usa 490516 Al Jolson, Bing Crosby

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A016

    1. Rhymes For Reverie 490731 Stairway To Stars. Frank Bresee V
    2. Navy Star Time 500000 23 Gypsy In My Soul
    3. Behold Woman 500428 John Archer Introduces Himself

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A017

    1. Invitation To Learning 500521 Ciceros De Oficiis Afrs 27
    2. Penny Singleton Show 500530 01 Lizard

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    Random Rarities 15 Disc A018

    1. Cavalcade Of America 521007 757 One Way Out Afrs 27
    2. Walter Okeefes Americana 530506 Aud Author Paul Wellman
    3. Point Blank 531206 Gossip Nancy Perry. Ruth Moore Wmaq
    4. Rosemary Clooney Sings 541104 You Make Me Feel So You

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