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To Have and To Hold

Centered around two families of doctors, To Have and to Hold opens with a pair of orphaned sisters discovering mementos of their past in the family attic.

15 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 2 hours, 57 min)
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"Arguing About Lead in the Play"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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The New York produced soaps recruited Broadway actors who worked the daytime small screen between “legitimate theater” jobs, many of the newer serials were being produced in Los Angeles with bigger budgets, the more popular shows were expanding from a half hour format to a full hour of daytime.

To Have and To HoldAs huge as soaps were for the network, the same popularity which made them profitable made them very expensive for sponsors. Seeking an alternative, Bristol Myers entered a deal with Mutual to produce an hour long “umbrella program” called Radio Playhouse.

The Radio Playhouse umbrella covered “two soaps, a dramatized novel and a comedy”. Each of the stories was targeted at women. Each of the shows, The Faces of Love, Author's Studio, The Little Things and Life and To Have and to Hold, took a 15 minute segment of the 3-4 pm block, Monday through Friday. Out of the hour, Bristol Myers got six minutes of advertising and the Mutual affiliates could sell 12 minutes to local sponsors.

To Have and To Hold, “The story of the traditional vows, the new morality, and the people caught in the conflict between them”, has many of the elements of a '30s-'40s “washtub weeper” married with the production advances which were making CBS Radio Mystery Theater a popular radio hit in the post-Golden Era.

Centered around two families of doctors, To Have and to Hold opens with a pair of orphaned sisters discovering mementos of their past in the family attic. We learn that the younger sister Emily, who is married to handsome Dr. Jason, is doomed with a brain tumor. We also discover that her older sister, who introduced the couple, still carries a torch for jason.

See also: The Little Things in Life

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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.



    15 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 57 min
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      15 shows - total playtime 2 hours 57 minutes
      1. To Have And To Hold 760202 131 Emily Where Are You-pr snd.mp3
      2. To Have And To Hold 760203 132 Your Jacket, Sir.mp3
      3. To Have And To Hold 760204 133 I Feel Relaxed.mp3
      4. To Have And To Hold 760209 136 Jason, Dear, Time To Get Up.mp3
      5. To Have And To Hold 760210 137 Handsome Looking Table.mp3
      6. To Have And To Hold 760211 138 Mom, Dad.mp3
      7. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx (poor sound).mp3
      8. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Arguing About Lead In Play.mp3
      9. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Betsy Gets The Lead In A Play.mp3
      10. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Dr Foster Goes To Betsy's Reh.mp3
      11. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Emily And Angela Talk.mp3
      12. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Emily And Caroline Talk.mp3
      13. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Have Another Piece Coffeecake.mp3
      14. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Marsh Makes Love Afternoon.mp3
      15. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx What Time Is It, Angela.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    15 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 57 min
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      15 shows - total playtime 2 hours 57 minutes
      1. To Have And To Hold 760202 131 Emily Where Are You-pr snd.mp3
      2. To Have And To Hold 760203 132 Your Jacket, Sir.mp3
      3. To Have And To Hold 760204 133 I Feel Relaxed.mp3
      4. To Have And To Hold 760209 136 Jason, Dear, Time To Get Up.mp3
      5. To Have And To Hold 760210 137 Handsome Looking Table.mp3
      6. To Have And To Hold 760211 138 Mom, Dad.mp3
      7. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx (poor sound).mp3
      8. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Arguing About Lead In Play.mp3
      9. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Betsy Gets The Lead In A Play.mp3
      10. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Dr Foster Goes To Betsy's Reh.mp3
      11. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Emily And Angela Talk.mp3
      12. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Emily And Caroline Talk.mp3
      13. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Have Another Piece Coffeecake.mp3
      14. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Marsh Makes Love Afternoon.mp3
      15. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx What Time Is It, Angela.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



    15 recordings on 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 57 min

    Disc A001

    1. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx (poor sound)
    2. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Arguing About Lead In Play
    3. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Betsy Gets The Lead In A Play
    4. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Dr Foster Goes To Betsy's Reh
    5. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Emily And Angela Talk

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    Disc A002

    1. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Emily And Caroline Talk
    2. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Have Another Piece Coffeecake
    3. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx Marsh Makes Love Afternoon
    4. To Have And To Hold xxxxxx xxx What Time Is It, Angela
    5. To Have And To Hold 760202 131 Emily Where Are You-pr snd
    6. To Have And To Hold 760203 132 Your Jacket, Sir

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    Disc A003

    1. To Have And To Hold 760204 133 I Feel Relaxed
    2. To Have And To Hold 760209 136 Jason, Dear, Time To Get Up
    3. To Have And To Hold 760210 137 Handsome Looking Table
    4. To Have And To Hold 760211 138 Mom, Dad

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