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Thirty Minutes in Hollywood

Host funny-man and talented vocalist George Jessel leads a variety show with a sparkling cast of Hollywood stars. Update: additional broadcasts

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"Tribute to Vaudeville"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Norma TalmadgeGeorge Jessel

Thirty Minutes in Hollywood was a variety show that featured a variety of entertainment. Most variety shows featured entertainers performing. This show did as well. There was music, guest stars, comedy bits with host George Jessel but there was a bit more.

In addition to the regular variety show features, there were interviews with people behind the scenes like fashion designers, there were burlesque routines and interviews with burlesque performers. Those are definitely things that do not normally appear in the "regular" variety shows on the radio in the late 1930s.

Thirty Minutes in Hollywood landed a groundbreaking interview with a racehorse named Playmate. Though the horse didn't say much at all besides some braying, her assistant trainer translated all of the answers. Later in the same show, Jessel serenades the horse!

In addition to Jessel, the show featured Amy Arnell, Clarence Muse, George Jessel, Lois Wilson, Norma Talmadge, and Tommy Tucker and His Orchestra.

Old time radio enthusiasts should note that there are two series with the same name. The first series aired in 1937 and 1938. In 1954, however, there is an audition show also feature George Jessel. This show had nothing to do with the previous show.

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    29 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 13 hours, 48 min
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      29 shows - total playtime 13 hours 48 minutes
      1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371010 001 Eddie Cantor.mp3
      2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371017 002 Weber And Fields.mp3
      3. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371024 003 Bert Wheeler.mp3
      4. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371031 004 Glenda Farrell.mp3
      5. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371114 006 Ralph Byrd.mp3
      6. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371121 007 Buck Jones.mp3
      7. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371205 009 George Raft.mp3
      8. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371212 010 Betty Grable.mp3
      9. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371219 011 Poly Moran.mp3
      10. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371226 012 14 yo Violin Prod.mp3
      11. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380101 013 New Years Show.mp3
      12. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380116 015 Harpo Marx.mp3
      13. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380123 016 Harry Ruby.mp3
      14. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380130 017 Clarence Muse.mp3
      15. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380206 018 Gus Edwards.mp3
      16. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380213 019 Buster Crabbe.mp3
      17. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380220 020 Sigmund Romberg.mp3
      18. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380227 021 Smith And Dale.mp3
      19. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380306 022 Jackie Cooper.mp3
      20. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380313 023 Edmund Lowe.mp3
      21. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380320 024 Circus Theme.mp3
      22. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380327 025 Alan Mobray.mp3
      23. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380403 026 Weber And Fields.mp3
      24. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380424 029 On Way To Pittsburg.mp3
      25. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380501 030 Washington Dc.mp3
      26. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380508 031 Josephine Starr.mp3
      27. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380522 033 Jimmy Walker.mp3
      28. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380619 037 Fathers Day.mp3
      29. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380703 039 Getting Rid Of Uncle.mp3
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    29 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 13 hours, 48 min
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      29 shows - total playtime 13 hours 48 minutes
      1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371010 001 Eddie Cantor.mp3
      2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371017 002 Weber And Fields.mp3
      3. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371024 003 Bert Wheeler.mp3
      4. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371031 004 Glenda Farrell.mp3
      5. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371114 006 Ralph Byrd.mp3
      6. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371121 007 Buck Jones.mp3
      7. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371205 009 George Raft.mp3
      8. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371212 010 Betty Grable.mp3
      9. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371219 011 Poly Moran.mp3
      10. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371226 012 14 yo Violin Prod.mp3
      11. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380101 013 New Years Show.mp3
      12. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380116 015 Harpo Marx.mp3
      13. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380123 016 Harry Ruby.mp3
      14. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380130 017 Clarence Muse.mp3
      15. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380206 018 Gus Edwards.mp3
      16. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380213 019 Buster Crabbe.mp3
      17. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380220 020 Sigmund Romberg.mp3
      18. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380227 021 Smith And Dale.mp3
      19. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380306 022 Jackie Cooper.mp3
      20. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380313 023 Edmund Lowe.mp3
      21. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380320 024 Circus Theme.mp3
      22. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380327 025 Alan Mobray.mp3
      23. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380403 026 Weber And Fields.mp3
      24. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380424 029 On Way To Pittsburg.mp3
      25. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380501 030 Washington Dc.mp3
      26. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380508 031 Josephine Starr.mp3
      27. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380522 033 Jimmy Walker.mp3
      28. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380619 037 Fathers Day.mp3
      29. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380703 039 Getting Rid Of Uncle.mp3
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    29 recordings on 15 Audio CDs
    total playtime 13 hours, 48 min

    Disc A001

    1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371010 001 Eddie Cantor
    2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371017 002 Weber And Fields

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    Disc A002

    1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371024 003 Bert Wheeler
    2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371031 004 Glenda Farrell

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    Disc A003

    1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371114 006 Ralph Byrd
    2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371121 007 Buck Jones

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    Disc A004

    1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371205 009 George Raft
    2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371212 010 Betty Grable

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    Disc A005

    1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371219 011 Poly Moran
    2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 371226 012 14 yo Violin Prod

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    Disc A006

    1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380101 013 New Years Show
    2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380116 015 Harpo Marx

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    Disc A007

    1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380123 016 Harry Ruby
    2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380130 017 Clarence Muse

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    Disc A008

    1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380206 018 Gus Edwards
    2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380213 019 Buster Crabbe

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    Disc A009

    1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380220 020 Sigmund Romberg
    2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380227 021 Smith And Dale

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    Disc A010

    1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380306 022 Jackie Cooper
    2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380313 023 Edmund Lowe

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    Disc A011

    1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380320 024 Circus Theme
    2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380327 025 Alan Mobray

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    Disc A012

    1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380403 026 Weber And Fields
    2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380424 029 On Way To Pittsburg

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    Disc A013

    1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380501 030 Washington Dc
    2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380508 031 Josephine Starr

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    Disc A014

    1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380522 033 Jimmy Walker
    2. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380619 037 Fathers Day

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    Disc A015

    1. Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 380703 039 Getting Rid Of Uncle

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