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Don Winslow Navy

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Kids serials were often built around super heroes like Superman, Blue Beetle or The Green Hornet. Don Winslow's superpowers were the fact that he was in the US Navy, which is enough power to defeat all sorts of enemies!

2 1
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$4.50

Freedoms People

2 Episodes
1 Volume
A deeply patriotic radio show which celebrates democracy and freedom. Made by and for African-Americans, the show featured some of the greatest leaders in 1940s black culture

2 1
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$4.50

Plantation House Party

2 Episodes
1 Volume
With down home "corn pone" humor and Whitey Ford, The Duke of Paducah, hosting, enjoy the music and comedy of the Plantation Party.

2 1
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Plays for Americans

3 Episodes
1 Volume
During WWII, Arch Oboler dedicated his talents to the war effort. He produced this series--drawing in many big-name stars for the cause.

3 1
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This is Our Enemy

3 Episodes
1 Volume
WWII wartime propaganda show with fictional and outrageous tales of the evil doings of the Axis Powers.

3 1
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Erich von Stroheim

3 Episodes
1 Volume
He began his career as a silent-era film star and later became an auteur director and author.

3 1
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Black Castle and Black Chapel

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare and Scary Horror Recordings

4 1
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Take It or Leave It

4 Episodes
1 Volume
was the precursor to the television show, The $64,000 Question.The old time radio show, however, dealt in smaller change (contestants could win up to $64),and took itself less seriously than its television counterpart.

4 1
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This is War (Norman Corwin)

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Directed by Norman Corwin and broadcast over all four major networks in support of the War Effort.

4 1
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Raffles (The Adventures of Raffles)

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Listen as E. W. Hornung's gentleman thief, A. J. Raffles-London's many of mystery-solves murders and works to defeat the Nazis.

4 1
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WR Burnett

4 Episodes
1 Volume
After working in Chicago as a seedy hotel night clerk, W.R. Burnett had the perfect characters for his stories.

4 1
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Knitting Collection

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Knitting in variety and comedy old time radio shows like Fibber McGee and Molly and more that will have you in stitches!

4 1
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Meredith Willson Musical Revue

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Famous and Creative "Chiffon Swing" Composer!

5 1
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Right to Happiness

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Created by Irna Phillips, The Right to Happiness is a soap opera spinoff for Guiding Light character Rose Kransky.

5 1
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Jimmie Fidlers Hollywood

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Gossip columnist known for tattling on the stars about their tantrums, foibles, affairs, births and divorces.

5 1
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Amelia Earhart

5 Episodes
1 Volume
An iconic American hero and pioneer in aviation, Amelia Earhart's story and bravery inspired many old time radio shows.

5 1
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Meditation in OTR

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Meditation and contemplation in old time radio shows and news stories.

5 1
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American in England

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Norman Corwin's visits to England during WWII. It documented war-time conditions in England from the perspective of the citizens of England, instead of those in power or of handouts from the war department.

6 1
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Over Here

6 Episodes
1 Volume
All Star Show to Support War Bonds!

6 1
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Dear Adolf

6 Episodes
1 Volume
is a series of six narrative letters based on real letters written by Americans to Adolf Hitler during WWII.

6 1
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Keep Em Rollin

6 Episodes
1 Volume
patriotic music urges Americans to join the WWII war effort whether it be through military service, buying war bonds, or volunteering for Civil Defense.

6 1
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Any Bonds Today

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Entertaining fifteen-minute Treasury Dept spot featured a Patriotic Sketch and a Patriotic Song.

6 1
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What Are We Fighting For?

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced by the War Department and CBS, this show includes astonishing interviews of soldiers, officers, and service men about to enter WWII. Edward Murrow appears in the first episode.

6 1
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James M Cain

6 Episodes
1 Volume
interested in primal drives, in lust, greed, and violence James M. Cain wrote many well-loved noir stories like The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and The Embezzler

6 1
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Command Performance Christmas

6 Episodes
1 Volume
The biggest names in entertainment brought the troops some Christmas Cheer during the holidays.

6 1
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Barrel of Fun

7 Episodes
1 Volume
This music and comedy show stars Charlie Ruggles, the versatile comedian who quips such smart smacks.

7 1
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Murder Clinic

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Famous Fictional and Mysterious Murders and the Detectives that Solved Them

7 1
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Gabriel Heatter

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Classic commentary from the optimistic newsman Gabriel Heatter, the broadcaster with the "good news tonight." Update: additional broadcast

7 1
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Henny Youngman

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Famous for his violin playing and comedic quips, Henny Youngman broke into the nightclub comedy circuit before making several appearances on old time radio.

7 1
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Friday the 13th

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Unlucky Friday the 13th is discussed in a wide variety of shows including Origins Of Superstitions, The Witch's Tale, Suspense, Our Miss Brooks, and more...

7 1
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American Weekly

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio Dramas adapted from everyone's favorite Sunday Magazine!

8 1
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Front Page Farrell

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Who says you need a cop or a hard-boiled detective to catch the bad guys? Sometimes all it takes is a dedicated newspaperman seeking the truth, like Front Page Farrell.

8 1
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Are You a Genius

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Are You a Genius? is a fun and entertaining old time radio quiz show that highlights the many voice talents of Mel Blanc. Update: two additional shows

8 1
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Jack Benny Annual 39th Birthday

8 Episodes
1 Volume
stuck on the perpetual 39th Birthday, Mary Livingstone's sweetheart Jack Benny was born on Valentine's Day.

8 1
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Eddie Albert

8 Episodes
1 Volume
After the stock market crash of 1929, Eddie Albert entertainment career took off touring in the circus and he later landed roles in radio, theater, film, and television (and perhaps best known for his role in Green Acres).

8 1
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Manhattan Merry-Go-Round

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy popular dance and dinner music on the Manhattan Merry Go Round! Update: 7 additional episodes

9 1
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Mermaids

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Originally the product of seafarer's overactive and superstitious imaginations, mermaids are now an allegory for any time we associate a pretty girl with the water.

9 1
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Robert Arden News Commentary

9 Episodes
1 Volume
A foreign correspondent, Robert Arden made insightful commentary about current events of WWII.

9 1
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Fred Niblo Jr

9 Episodes
1 Volume
He came from vaudevillian roots, and worked in screenwriting in Hollywood following in his father's footprints.

9 1
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Cavalcade of America Christmas

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced by DuPont to improve its public image, Cavalcade of America Christmas features drama shows.

9 1
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National Barn Dance

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Broadcasting from Chicago, the WLS National Barn Dance was just as popular as Nashville’s Grand Ol’ Opry, bringing hillbilly music to country and city folk alike. Update: additional episode

10 1
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Katharine Hepburn

10 Episodes
1 Volume
The First Lady of Cinema was known for her athletic build and her strong outspoken personality.

10 1
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This is My Story (Red Cross)

10 Episodes
1 Volume
"Is a human document in the records of The American Red Cross whose history of peacetime service is known to every American. Whose program of wartime service to American fighting men on all foreign battle fronts and to women and children at home is the greatest and most varied of any civilian organization." Update: additional episodes

10 1
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Gracie Barges In

10 Episodes
1 Volume
The best career move George Burns ever made was to marry Gracie Allen. America loved her and all she ever did was be Gracie Allen! They even forgave her when she appeared out of nowhere on other people’s radio shows, which brought loads of listeners back to George and Gracie’s show.

10 1
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Our Stake in the War

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Six weeks after The Attack on Pearl Harbor, City College of New York made broadcasts which would include the tools of Democracy, Civil Defense training courses, freedom of Religion, Freedom from Want, "Immigrants All, Americans All" and other topics.

10 1
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Adventures of Sea Hound

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Sea Hound Ahoy! With Captain Silver and Jerry seahounding around, discovering spys and slicing up peg legs like they were sea cucumbers, this delightful adventure is sure to pound the sea hound in your heart.

11 1
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Fountain of Fun

11 Episodes
1 Volume
music and variety show for the teenie bopper, set in the location of an old time Soda Parlor at the corner drugstore. Update: additional shows

11 1
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Polio

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Polio became one of the most worrisome of childhood diseases in the early 20th century until research by Jonas Salk resulted in a practical and effective polio vaccine.

11 1
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Hello Americans (Orson Welles)

12 Episodes
1 Volume
The brainchild of a South American trip that Orson Welles took in the 1940s, Hello Americans was developed, under the auspices of the CIA, as a documentary about the dramas of South America.

12 1
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Ceiling Unlimited

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Orson Welles originally starred in and wrote for Ceiling Unlimited after returning from Latin America in 1942. It was a Patriotic drama series and recounted the heroic efforts of the Allied service men of WWII.

12 1
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Gary Cooper

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his stoic performances in Western films, real life farm boy turned Academy Award winner Gary Cooper made many appearances on old time radio including many Lux Radio Appearances and a rare radio appearance with his mother, Alice Cooper.

12 1
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Willson-Nesbitt Summer Show

12 Episodes
1 Volume
starring the music sensation, Meredith Willson, this summer replacement old time radio show was the basis for Nesbitt's program Headlines of the Past, which would evolve into John Nesbitt's Passing Parade.

12 1
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Christmas with George Burns and Gracie Allen

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone's favorite old time radio comedy duo know how to bring all the laughs for their annual Christmas Special.

12 1
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Rare Summer Replacement Shows

12 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes rare but wonderful seasonal shows that held the timeslot for some of America's best loved radio shows.

12 1
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Vic and Sade Christmas

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring everyday Christmas stories about "Radio's Home Folks", the family who lives in "the small house halfway up the next block."

12 1
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$2.50

Role of Science in War

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Members of the City College of New York began appearing on WNYC on Saturdays at 10:45 AM to discuss how their various scientific disciplines would contribute to the Allies winning the War.

12 1
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Ethel Waters

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Opportunities for female African American singers were few and far between when Ethel Waters started, but a strong heart and an even stronger voice shattered many glass ceilings.

13 1
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Hercule Poirot

13 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes and special recordings: Hercule Poirot is the greatest detective ever? Certainly a gripping favorite from Agatha Christie!

13 1
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Clara Lu and Em

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Known to be the First Soap Opera with Gossip Galore from your Three Favorite Gals!

13 1
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Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt

13 Episodes
1 Volume
these classic theater performers careers spanned four decades.With celebrate wit and timing, they were best know for roles in high comedy.

13 1
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Carole Lombard

13 Episodes
1 Volume
She began her film career as a 12 year old "tomboy" but her wit and personality won the heart of leading man Clark Gable.

13 1
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Hedy Lamarr

13 Episodes
1 Volume
After her starring role in the controversial film Ekstase (“Ecstasy” 1933) in her homeland in Austria, Lamarr was cast with most of Hollywood’s popular leading men, typically as an exotic seductress and later became an inventor.

13 1
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Billy Wilder

13 Episodes
1 Volume
One of Hollywood's most award winning Directors and Writers, Billy Wilder took up the director's chair to protect his scripts from changes by incompetent directors.

13 1
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Double Crossed

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Crooks are crooked, and they do crooked things. It is part of their job descriptions, just like cheaters cheat.

13 1
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Wings to Victory

14 Episodes
1 Volume
WWII Morale Boosting Show Presented by the Air Force

14 1
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Sharks in Old Time Radio

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Sharks have long been featured in the stories of seamen, this collection includes old time radio episodes about sharks in a variety of genres.

14 1
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Remembering Pearl Harbor

14 Episodes
1 Volume
The "date which will live in infamy", the attack on Pearl Harbor changed the history of the world.

14 1
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Aldrich Family Christmas

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Yuletide greetings from the home of Henry "Henreeee" Aldrich as his family celebrates Christmas.

14 1
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Bob Hope Christmas

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Bob Hope lived to be 100 years old and he celebrated 100 Christmases; many of those Christmases were celebrated with US troops.

15 1
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Lands of the Free

15 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) Inspired by President Roosevelt and England Prime Minister Winston Churchill "The Charter Of Freedom," this radio program illustrated various historical stories of freedom.

15 1
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Columbus Day

15 Episodes
1 Volume
This horizon-busting collection contains great shows about when Columbus sailed the ocean blue with old time radios shows from genres such as comedy, historical, and suspense. Update: additional broadcasts

15 1
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Veronica Lake

15 Episodes
1 Volume
With her trademark peek-a-boo hairstyle and 4 feet 11 inch frame, Veronica Lake paired with Alan Ladd in seven movies.

15 1
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Joan Fontaine

16 Episodes
1 Volume
The Successful and Magical Oscar Winning Actress!

16 1
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Robert Benchley

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Robert Benchley was one of the great American humorists of the first half of the Twentieth Century.

16 1
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Betty Hutton

16 Episodes
1 Volume
includes appearances by the blonde bombshell and comedian on The Pepsodent Show (Bob Hope), It's Time To Smile, The Charlie McCarthy Show, Radio Hall of Fame, and Radio Hall of Fame showcasing Hutton's singing and acting and all-around compelling personality.

16 1
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Graduation

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Celebrate moving from the world of school into the world of work is a big step with old time radio and historical recordings.

16 1
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Concert Hall

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Barrymore hosts "Concert Hall," a classical music variety show from the Armed Forces Radio Service during World War II. Update: 13 additional broadcasts

17 1
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In Person Dinah Shore

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Perky, pretty and popular Dinah Shore won the hearts of millions in her delightful music variety show.

17 1
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Back To School

17 Episodes
1 Volume
The beginning of the school year is an excited time for the characters in old time radio comedies and dramas.

17 1
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Ben Bernie

18 Episodes
1 Volume
The old Maestro" was known for his entertaining patter more than his violin playing and a "feud" with his good friend Walter Winchell. A musical genius from a very young age, he was the youngest violinist the play Carnegie Hall at age of thirteen. Update: 19 additional recordings

18 1
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Date with Judy

18 Episodes
1 Volume
A Date with Judy evolves around the life of Judy, a teenager who spends her day on the telephone, arranging, discussing, and lamenting the lack of dates. Update: 4 additional broadcasts

18 1
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Clark Gable

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for his swaggering masculinity and paper-thin mustache, Gable is one of the top film actors of all time. This collection includes Clark Gable's old radio shows appearances, including some excellent Lux Radio Theater productions.

18 1
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Eyes Aloft

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Who knows whether or not the enemy could be flying towards the West Coast for a sneak attack on the American mainland? Our first line of defense was the volunteers of the Aircraft Warning Services who were dedicated to keeping their Eyes Aloft.

18 1
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Agatha Christie

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy these "whodunits" from the famous detective novelist: These exciting old time radio tales from various series have plot twists perfect for "radio's outstanding theater of thrills".

18 1
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Virginia OBrien

18 Episodes
1 Volume
A popular American actress, singer, and radio personality described as "both a hot dish and a dead pan at the same time": Virginia O'Brien AKA "Frozen Face" was best known for her comedic roles with a deadpan delivery in 1940s musicals.

18 1
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CBS News Around the World (AM Edition)

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the news of the day from around the world with the CBS News of the World, Morning Edition

19 1
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Jane Froman

19 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection contains old time radio appearances of the beautiful and talented songstress during WWII.

19 1
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Bert Lahr

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known as "The Cowardly Lion" in The Wizard of Oz, Bert Lahr got his start at age 15 after running away from home to join a juvenile vaudeville troupe where he was known for his rubber-faced antics.

19 1
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Bob Hope Pepsodent Auditions

20 Episodes
1 Volume
Bob Hope was known for his machine gun style of firing off jokes and did so with a talented team of writers as well as his own ad libs. These rehearsals allow an intimate look behind the scenes of this comic genius.

20 1
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Alexander Woollcott

20 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the foremost critics and commentators on the New York scene during the early decades of the twentieth century, Alexander Woollcott was a larger than life character

20 1
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Martha Tilton

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Martha Tilton, also known as ''Liltin' Martha Tilton,'' joined the venerable Jimmy Dorsey and his band in 1935 and later with Benny Goodman until 1939.

21 1
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Valentines Day

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Extra Valentine's Day special episodes from the golden age of radio! OTRCAT Wuvvves you! Updated: additional episodes

21 1
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Memorial Day

21 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: Enjoy the beginning of summer and honor our fallen with this compilation of historical, dramatic and comedy radio shows.

21 1
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Spencer Tracy

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Considered one of the best actors in Hollywood, Spencer Tracy's career spanned 37 years.

21 1
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Treasury Salute

22 Episodes
1 Volume
The US Treasury Department was able to fund America’s contribution to the Second World War chiefly through the sales of War Bond. Treasury Salutes was a public service program which highlights other contributions to the War Effort. Update: additional broadcasts

22 1
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WC Fields

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Primarily known for his alcoholism and quick wit, he was a comedian on a off the stage.

22 1
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Susan Hayward

22 Episodes
1 Volume
known as the "Brooklyn Bombshell", Susan Hayward was best known for playing was "Woman who overcomes adversity."

22 1
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Rita Hayworth

22 Episodes
1 Volume
She was the favorite pin-up girl of American GI's in WWII, an incredible dancer, and Hollywoods first official princess.

22 1
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Napoleon

22 Episodes
1 Volume
No individual until the rise of Adolph Hitler had as much impact on the political landscape of Europe than Napoleon Bonaparte.

22 1
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Chesterfield Show (Moonlight Serenade)

23 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional shows, this old time radio series features "the number one dance band with the number one swing trio:" Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters.

23 1
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