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Something for the Girls

In an attempt to recruit women, the Navy introduced WAVES "Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service" with this star-studded radio show.

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22 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 5 hours, 25 min)
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Something for the Girls

All of the Armed Services used radio recruiting programs during and after the War. Although the programs would develop into a rather particular pattern, they were not only a very effective tool for increasing manpower for the service, they were usually high quality radio programing.

Helen HayesThe programs were somewhat compact (usually 15 minutes) syndicated spots featuring some of the best talent in show business. The big names assured a rapt audience, the fact that the Services provided the shows for free to local stations meant that the message would be spread across the country. These combined to help bring ever more needed manpower into the service of the country.

Something For The Girls helped to solve the Navy's Manpower shortage by recruiting woman. In theory, every WAVE who took a shore billet freed a sailor who would then find himself "haze gray and underway".

The WAVES, "Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service", was established in August 1942, two months after the WAACs, the Women's Army Auxiliary Corp. Unlike the WAACs, who served with the Army, the WAVES served in the Navy, holding the same rank and ratings as their male counterparts, as well as receiving the same pay and were subject to military discipline.

WAVES were not allowed to serve on aircraft or combatant ships, although they did receive basic enlisted and officer training. Most WAVES served in clerical positions, although many also served in the aviation and supply corps.

Although they would not be fighting on the front lines, there was little doubt that service in the WAVES was something special. So it makes sense that all the stops were pulled out for the Something For The Girls recruiting program. Artists featured included Helen Hayes, Andre Kostelanetz, John Charles Thomas, Lily Pons, Jane FromanSammy Kaye, Nelson Eddy, Ronald Colman, Kate Smith and many others.

Something for the Girls

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    total playtime 5 hours, 25 min
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      22 shows - total playtime 5 hours 25 minutes
      1. Something For Girls, S1 1944 03 Alec Templeton, Morton Gould.mp3
      2. Something For Girls, S1 1944 04 Helen Hayes, Richard Widmark.mp3
      3. Something For Girls, S1 1944 05 Kate Smith.mp3
      4. Something For Girls, S1 1944 06 Jim Ameche, Jeanne Cagney.mp3
      5. Something For Girls, S1 1944 07 Barry Wood, Al Goodman.mp3
      6. Something For Girls, S1 1944 08 Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell.mp3
      7. Something For Girls, S1 1944 11 Russell Bennett C-Thurston.mp3
      8. Something For Girls, S1 1944 12 Fred Waring.mp3
      9. Something For Girls, S1 1944 13 Benny Goodman Ed Sullivan.mp3
      10. Something For Girls, S1 1944 14 Joan Edwards, Mark Warnow.mp3
      11. Something For Girls, S2 1944 01 Lily Pons, Andre Kostalanetz.mp3
      12. Something For Girls, S2 1944 02 Phil Spitalnys Allgirl Orch.mp3
      13. Something For Girls, S2 1944 03 Sammy Kaye.mp3
      14. Something For Girls, S2 1944 04 Frank Munn, Margaret Daum.mp3
      15. Something For Girls, S2 1944 05 M-Martin J-Melton ATempleton.mp3
      16. Something For Girls, S2 1944 06 Jane Froman, Celeste Holm.mp3
      17. Something For Girls, S2 1944 07 John Charles Thomas.mp3
      18. Something For Girls, S2 1944 08 D-Haymes B-Burns H-Forrest.mp3
      19. Something For Girls, S2 1944 09 R-Colman Meredith Willson.mp3
      20. Something For Girls, S2 1944 10 Ginny Simms.mp3
      21. Something For Girls, S2 1944 11 Nelson Eddy.mp3
      22. Something For Girls, S2 1944 12 Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford.mp3
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    22 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 5 hours, 25 min
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      22 shows - total playtime 5 hours 25 minutes
      1. Something For Girls, S1 1944 03 Alec Templeton, Morton Gould.mp3
      2. Something For Girls, S1 1944 04 Helen Hayes, Richard Widmark.mp3
      3. Something For Girls, S1 1944 05 Kate Smith.mp3
      4. Something For Girls, S1 1944 06 Jim Ameche, Jeanne Cagney.mp3
      5. Something For Girls, S1 1944 07 Barry Wood, Al Goodman.mp3
      6. Something For Girls, S1 1944 08 Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell.mp3
      7. Something For Girls, S1 1944 11 Russell Bennett C-Thurston.mp3
      8. Something For Girls, S1 1944 12 Fred Waring.mp3
      9. Something For Girls, S1 1944 13 Benny Goodman Ed Sullivan.mp3
      10. Something For Girls, S1 1944 14 Joan Edwards, Mark Warnow.mp3
      11. Something For Girls, S2 1944 01 Lily Pons, Andre Kostalanetz.mp3
      12. Something For Girls, S2 1944 02 Phil Spitalnys Allgirl Orch.mp3
      13. Something For Girls, S2 1944 03 Sammy Kaye.mp3
      14. Something For Girls, S2 1944 04 Frank Munn, Margaret Daum.mp3
      15. Something For Girls, S2 1944 05 M-Martin J-Melton ATempleton.mp3
      16. Something For Girls, S2 1944 06 Jane Froman, Celeste Holm.mp3
      17. Something For Girls, S2 1944 07 John Charles Thomas.mp3
      18. Something For Girls, S2 1944 08 D-Haymes B-Burns H-Forrest.mp3
      19. Something For Girls, S2 1944 09 R-Colman Meredith Willson.mp3
      20. Something For Girls, S2 1944 10 Ginny Simms.mp3
      21. Something For Girls, S2 1944 11 Nelson Eddy.mp3
      22. Something For Girls, S2 1944 12 Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford.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



    22 recordings on 6 Audio CDs
    total playtime 5 hours, 25 min

    Something for the Girls Disc A001

    1. Something For Girls, S1 1944 03 Alec Templeton, Morton Gould
    2. Something For Girls, S1 1944 04 Helen Hayes, Richard Widmark
    3. Something For Girls, S1 1944 05 Kate Smith
    4. Something For Girls, S1 1944 06 Jim Ameche, Jeanne Cagney

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    Something for the Girls Disc A002

    1. Something For Girls, S1 1944 07 Barry Wood, Al Goodman
    2. Something For Girls, S1 1944 08 Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell
    3. Something For Girls, S1 1944 11 Russell Bennett C-Thurston
    4. Something For Girls, S1 1944 12 Fred Waring

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    Something for the Girls Disc A003

    1. Something For Girls, S1 1944 13 Benny Goodman Ed Sullivan
    2. Something For Girls, S1 1944 14 Joan Edwards, Mark Warnow
    3. Something For Girls, S2 1944 01 Lily Pons, Andre Kostalanetz
    4. Something For Girls, S2 1944 02 Phil Spitalnys Allgirl Orch

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    Something for the Girls Disc A004

    1. Something For Girls, S2 1944 03 Sammy Kaye
    2. Something For Girls, S2 1944 04 Frank Munn, Margaret Daum
    3. Something For Girls, S2 1944 05 M-Martin J-Melton ATempleton
    4. Something For Girls, S2 1944 06 Jane Froman, Celeste Holm

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    Something for the Girls Disc A005

    1. Something For Girls, S2 1944 07 John Charles Thomas
    2. Something For Girls, S2 1944 08 D-Haymes B-Burns H-Forrest
    3. Something For Girls, S2 1944 09 R-Colman Meredith Willson
    4. Something For Girls, S2 1944 10 Ginny Simms

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    Something for the Girls Disc A006

    1. Something For Girls, S2 1944 11 Nelson Eddy
    2. Something For Girls, S2 1944 12 Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford

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