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The Smiths of Hollywood

The Smiths of Hollywood is a family situation comedy, but since it is set in Hollywood, you never know which Star might drop by.

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"Cecil Thinks Eviction"



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Smiths of Hollywood
Situation comedy (1946 - 47)

This show had a great cast, starring Harry Von Zell as attorney Bill Smith, Brenda Marshall as his wife Nancy, and featuring British star Arthur Treacher as Sir Cecil Smythe, their snooty British relative. Jan Ford played daughter Shirley, better known as Bumps.

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Smiths of HollywoodThe Smiths everyday adventures are a little more fantastic than a real average family's are, since being in Hollywood naturally means that such stars as Lucille Ball, William Holden and Ann Sheridan are prone to drop by. But they're just plain folk off-screen, just like you or I. Good thing there's a solid cast of veteran radio professions to make it funny! They did, and The Smiths of Hollywood is solid radio comedy entertainment.

Harry Von Zell became the announcer on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show TV Show beginning in 1951. He also starred in the memorable films "Boy, Did I Get the Wrong Number", "U.S.S. Tea Kettle", "I Can Get It For You Wholesale", Where There's Life", and "Son of Paleface." Bob Hope fans will recognize that at least three of these are Hope movies. "I Can Get it For You Wholesale" is a fine, serious film, with Von Zell doing his best acting along with a great cast.

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Brenda Marshall was a film actress who isn't so well remembered today. She did all her work in little more than ten years, throughout the 1940s, beginning with good films like "The Sea Hawk" and "Footsteps in the Dark", both opposite Errol Flynn. She starred in "Strange Impersonation", an Anthony Mann directed Noir classic in 1946 the same year The Smiths of Hollywood was first produced. She was married to William Holden, and their rocky private life added a certain backstory that was the antithesis of The Smiths of Hollywood.

Jan Ford was the stage name for the young actress Helen Koford, who was affectionally kowns as Bumps on the show. "Bumps" in real life grew up to be Terry Moore, the Howard Hughes "managed" screen siren of many trashy, treasured films and later photography exposure in Playboy. Arthur Treacher was to continue his manner of mirth on the Jimmy Durante Show.

For more radio fun with the family, please see The Aldrich Family, Easy Aces, Life with Luigi, Ozzie and Harriet, Fibber McGee and Molly, Life of Riley, The Goldbergs, Our Miss Brooks, Burns and Allen, Jack Benny, My Favorite Husband, Dennis Day Show, Mel Blanc Show, Halls of Ivy, and finally stop off at Duffy's Tavern for a nightcap.

Smiths of Hollywood

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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.



    26 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 12 hours, 37 min
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      26 shows - total playtime 12 hours 37 minutes
      1. Smiths Hollywood 470000 e00 Audition.MP3
      2. Smiths Hollywood 470110 e01 Cecil's Auto Accident.mp3
      3. Smiths Hollywood 470117 e02 Cecil Thinks Eviction.mp3
      4. Smiths Hollywood 470124 e03 Counterfeit Money.mp3
      5. Smiths Hollywood 470131 e04 Cecil Helps a Burgler.mp3
      6. Smiths Hollywood 470207 e05 Rumor About Nancy.mp3
      7. Smiths Hollywood 470214 e06 The Trailer.MP3
      8. Smiths Hollywood 470221 e07 The Banquet.MP3
      9. Smiths Hollywood 470228 e08 Twelfth Anniversary.mp3
      10. Smiths Hollywood 470307 e09 Polecat.mp3
      11. Smiths Hollywood 470314 e10 The Penalty System.mp3
      12. Smiths Hollywood 470321 e11 Cecil's Screen Test.mp3
      13. Smiths Hollywood 470328 e12 Bill Fights City Hall.mp3
      14. Smiths Hollywood 470404 e13 Designs On Cecil's Affections.mp3
      15. Smiths Hollywood 470411 e14 Nancy Has an Accident.mp3
      16. Smiths Hollywood 470418 e15 Honesty and a Used Car.mp3
      17. Smiths Hollywood 470425 e16 The Burglar.MP3
      18. Smiths Hollywood 470502 e17 Telling A Joke.MP3
      19. Smiths Hollywood 470509 e18 A Litter of Puppies.mp3
      20. Smiths Hollywood 470523 e19 Nancy Wants to Get a Job.mp3
      21. Smiths Hollywood 470606 e21 Trying to Get Rid of Cecil.mp3
      22. Smiths Hollywood 470613 e22 Bumps Has a Boyfriend.mp3
      23. Smiths Hollywood 470620 e23 The Date.mp3
      24. Smiths Hollywood 470622 e24 One Thousand Big Ones.mp3
      25. Smiths Hollywood 470627 e25 Bill Ends Up in Jail.mp3
      26. Smiths Hollywood 470704 e26 Cecil's Party.mp3
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    26 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 12 hours, 37 min
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      26 shows - total playtime 12 hours 37 minutes
      1. Smiths Hollywood 470000 e00 Audition.MP3
      2. Smiths Hollywood 470110 e01 Cecil's Auto Accident.mp3
      3. Smiths Hollywood 470117 e02 Cecil Thinks Eviction.mp3
      4. Smiths Hollywood 470124 e03 Counterfeit Money.mp3
      5. Smiths Hollywood 470131 e04 Cecil Helps a Burgler.mp3
      6. Smiths Hollywood 470207 e05 Rumor About Nancy.mp3
      7. Smiths Hollywood 470214 e06 The Trailer.MP3
      8. Smiths Hollywood 470221 e07 The Banquet.MP3
      9. Smiths Hollywood 470228 e08 Twelfth Anniversary.mp3
      10. Smiths Hollywood 470307 e09 Polecat.mp3
      11. Smiths Hollywood 470314 e10 The Penalty System.mp3
      12. Smiths Hollywood 470321 e11 Cecil's Screen Test.mp3
      13. Smiths Hollywood 470328 e12 Bill Fights City Hall.mp3
      14. Smiths Hollywood 470404 e13 Designs On Cecil's Affections.mp3
      15. Smiths Hollywood 470411 e14 Nancy Has an Accident.mp3
      16. Smiths Hollywood 470418 e15 Honesty and a Used Car.mp3
      17. Smiths Hollywood 470425 e16 The Burglar.MP3
      18. Smiths Hollywood 470502 e17 Telling A Joke.MP3
      19. Smiths Hollywood 470509 e18 A Litter of Puppies.mp3
      20. Smiths Hollywood 470523 e19 Nancy Wants to Get a Job.mp3
      21. Smiths Hollywood 470606 e21 Trying to Get Rid of Cecil.mp3
      22. Smiths Hollywood 470613 e22 Bumps Has a Boyfriend.mp3
      23. Smiths Hollywood 470620 e23 The Date.mp3
      24. Smiths Hollywood 470622 e24 One Thousand Big Ones.mp3
      25. Smiths Hollywood 470627 e25 Bill Ends Up in Jail.mp3
      26. Smiths Hollywood 470704 e26 Cecil's Party.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



    26 recordings on 13 Audio CDs
    total playtime 12 hours, 37 min

    Disc A001

    1. Smiths Hollywood 470000 e00 Audition
    2. Smiths Hollywood 470110 e01 Cecil's Auto Accident

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    Disc A002

    1. Smiths Hollywood 470117 e02 Cecil Thinks Eviction
    2. Smiths Hollywood 470124 e03 Counterfeit Money

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    Disc A003

    1. Smiths Hollywood 470131 e04 Cecil Helps a Burgler
    2. Smiths Hollywood 470207 e05 Rumor About Nancy

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    Disc A004

    1. Smiths Hollywood 470214 e06 The Trailer
    2. Smiths Hollywood 470221 e07 The Banquet

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    Disc A005

    1. Smiths Hollywood 470228 e08 Twelfth Anniversary
    2. Smiths Hollywood 470307 e09 Polecat

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    Disc A006

    1. Smiths Hollywood 470314 e10 The Penalty System
    2. Smiths Hollywood 470321 e11 Cecil's Screen Test

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    Disc A007

    1. Smiths Hollywood 470328 e12 Bill Fights City Hall
    2. Smiths Hollywood 470404 e13 Designs On Cecil's Affections

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    Disc A008

    1. Smiths Hollywood 470411 e14 Nancy Has an Accident
    2. Smiths Hollywood 470418 e15 Honesty and a Used Car

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    Disc A009

    1. Smiths Hollywood 470425 e16 The Burglar
    2. Smiths Hollywood 470502 e17 Telling A Joke

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    Disc A010

    1. Smiths Hollywood 470509 e18 A Litter of Puppies
    2. Smiths Hollywood 470523 e19 Nancy Wants to Get a Job

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    Disc A011

    1. Smiths Hollywood 470606 e21 Trying to Get Rid of Cecil
    2. Smiths Hollywood 470613 e22 Bumps Has a Boyfriend

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    Disc A012

    1. Smiths Hollywood 470620 e23 The Date
    2. Smiths Hollywood 470622 e24 One Thousand Big Ones

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    Disc A013

    1. Smiths Hollywood 470627 e25 Bill Ends Up in Jail
    2. Smiths Hollywood 470704 e26 Cecil's Party

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