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Stella Dallas

From the pages of pulp fiction to an early soap opera, Stella Dallas is a tale of motherly love in the face of class differences.

10 old time radio show recordings
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2 Audio CDs


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"Jeff Goes To D.C."



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"The true life sequel…of Mother love and sacrifice"

Stella DallasFollow the life of Stella Dallas as she gets falsely accused of stealing an Egyptian mummy. Based on the novels by Olive Higgins Prouty (1882-1974) , she was one of the first women to write pulp fiction with strong and independent women characters (1882-1974) in the United States. Dallas was a working-class heroine that was suddenly rich after marrying Stephen Dallas; her strong love for her daughter Laurel is the primary theme of the series.

This is one of the rare instances in early entertainment where a working class woman is presented with dignity and respect. Because of her high earnings between the wars, she was able to donate a lot of money to charities including a scholarship for Sylvia Plath whom she befriended. Though Prouty was against the depiction of the later Stella Dallas old time radio show, it is considered by many as the mother of all soap operas and dramatic tones on the organ after each dialogue support that theory. Stella Dallas was depicted by Barbara Stanwyck in 1937, and again as Stella starring Bette Midler in 1990.

Olive Higgins Prouty, authorFor another soap opera turned feature film, see also: Claudia. This collection is in the extensive Hummert Radio Factory Collection. Called the parents of soap opera, Anne and Frank Hummert also created Betty and Bob, Front Page Farrell, Mr. Keen Tracer of Lost Persons, Ma Perkins, Just Plain Bill, Mary Noble Backstage Wife, Young Widder Brown, Mr. Chameleon, Stella Dallas, Manhattan Merry Go Round, Lora Lawton, The American Melody Hour, Hearthstone of the Death Squad, Lorenzo Jones, Nona From Nowhere, Our Gal Sunday, Inspector Thorne, Romance of Helen Trent, and more.

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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.



    10 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 7 min
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      10 shows - total playtime 2 hours 7 minutes
      1. Stella Dallas 1955.mp3
      2. Stella Dallas Jeff Goes To D.C..mp3
      3. Stella Dallas Mr.WymanCelia.mp3
      4. Stella Dallas Stella Misses Rasheed.mp3
      5. Stella Dallas Steven Dallas Returns.mp3
      6. Stella Dallas The Egyptian Mummy[1].mp3
      7. Stella Dallas The Egyptian Mummy[2].mp3
      8. StellaDallas 01 serial.mp3
      9. StellaDallas 02 serial.mp3
      10. StellaDallas 04 serial.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    10 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 7 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      10 shows - total playtime 2 hours 7 minutes
      1. Stella Dallas 1955.mp3
      2. Stella Dallas Jeff Goes To D.C..mp3
      3. Stella Dallas Mr.WymanCelia.mp3
      4. Stella Dallas Stella Misses Rasheed.mp3
      5. Stella Dallas Steven Dallas Returns.mp3
      6. Stella Dallas The Egyptian Mummy[1].mp3
      7. Stella Dallas The Egyptian Mummy[2].mp3
      8. StellaDallas 01 serial.mp3
      9. StellaDallas 02 serial.mp3
      10. StellaDallas 04 serial.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



    10 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 7 min

    Disc A001

    1. Stella Dallas 1955
    2. Stella Dallas Jeff Goes To D.C.
    3. Stella Dallas Mr.WymanCelia
    4. Stella Dallas Stella Misses Rasheed
    5. Stella Dallas Steven Dallas Returns

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. Stella Dallas The Egyptian Mummy[1]
    2. Stella Dallas The Egyptian Mummy[2]
    3. StellaDallas 01 serial
    4. StellaDallas 02 serial
    5. StellaDallas 04 serial

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00