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1944

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Bright Horizon

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Michael West (Richard Kollmar) struggles to rebuild his life in a town which once shunned him in this Big Sister spin-off, Bright Horizon.

2 1
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$4.50

Portia Faces Life

2 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio soap opera follows Portia Blake, a widowed attorney raising her ten year old son while fighting crime and corruption.

2 1
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$4.50

Results Inc

3 Episodes
1 Volume
A Hard Boiled Detective can't take himself too seriously if he is going to make it on the mean streets, but Johnny Strange of Results Inc goes for the laughs as much as he goes for his gun!

3 1
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$4.50

Our Gal Sunday

3 Episodes
1 Volume
This classic soap opera rags to riches story is about a orphan girl named Sunday who married a powerful and rich Lord Henry Brinthrope.

3 1
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$4.50

Band of the AAF Training Command

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Presented by Uncle Sam and directed by Captain Glenn Miller.

3 1
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$4.50

Jackie Gleason Les Tremayne Show

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Variety show with a little known actor Jackie Gleason who would later star in The Honeymooners.

3 1
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$4.50

Waltz Time

3 Episodes
1 Volume
"Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time to dance on the air!" This orchestra and classical music standards radio show was produced by radio's power couple, Frank and Ann Hummert.

3 1
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$4.50

Four for the Fifth

3 Episodes
1 Volume
written by Arch Oboler and William Robson: this WWII propaganda old time radio program helped advertise US Bonds to fund the war effort.

3 1
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$4.50

America Salutes The Presidents Birthday

3 Episodes
1 Volume
in support of the March of Dimes, an all star cast with James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, and more celebrate Franklin Delano Roosevelt's birthday

3 1
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$4.50

Frank Singiser News Announcer

3 Episodes
1 Volume
a popular voice to millions of Americans for decades, he was on-board one of the famous Kennedy-Nixon debates in 1960's as a panelist.

3 1
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$4.50

Dorothy Hughes

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Whodunit and Hardboiled crime was Dorothy's medium, crime was never her primary interest, she wanted to investigate the nature of evil itself.

3 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

Maria Montez

3 Episodes
1 Volume
As a girl growing up in the Dominican Republic, Maria was obsessed with the movies and becoming a star.

3 1
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$4.50

Abies Irish Rose

4 Episodes
1 Volume
This likable old time radio comedy show is about the marriage between a Jewish man and an Irish Catholic lass.

4 1
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$4.50

Topper

4 Episodes
1 Volume
What do you do if you think you’re at the top of your game, but the ghosts who live in your house keep making life “interesting”? Find out in The Adventures of Topper.

4 1
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$4.50

Christmas on the Blue Network

4 Episodes
1 Volume
This very special Christmas old time radio show includes skits, music, and the voices of real WWII servicemen from the battle front

4 1
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$4.50

Axis Sally (German Propaganda)

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Born in the US, Mildred Gillars starred in the 1942 Nazi broadcast, "Home Sweet Home" where she used stories about cheating girlfriends and wives to sow discontent and homesickness in American G.I.'s listening to the radio.

4 1
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$4.50

Cresta Blanca Carnival

4 Episodes
1 Volume
(also known as The Carnival of Musical Contrasts) featured a mix of several different types of musical genres of the period including classical music, pop, and jazz.

4 1
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$4.50

Esquire Jazz Concert

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Swing to some great jazz with Louis Armstrong, Woody Herman and many more stars from the world of jazz on the first Esquire All-American Jazz Concert.

4 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

To Your Good Health

4 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring the The Squibb Orchestra and Squibb Chorus, To Your Good Health was considered to be one of the finest music programs on the radio at the time

4 1
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$4.50

Which is Which

4 Episodes
1 Volume
In this classic game show: can you recognize the difference between a real celebrity or good facsimile based just on the voice?

4 1
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$4.50

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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Joe DeRita

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his portrayal of Curly in the Three Stooges, Joe DeRita brought big belly laughs to old time radio.

4 1
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$4.50

Answer Man

5 Episodes
1 Volume
With a staff of over 40 of brainiest facts finder he could locate, The Answer Man solved thousands of questions written in by listeners.

5 1
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$4.50

In Review

5 Episodes
1 Volume
using audio clips and narration, this historical old time radio show allows the listener to live through the year and understand major news events, stories, and happenings.

5 1
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$4.50

David Harum

5 Episodes
1 Volume
There's no horsing around in Homeville as long as "David Harum" is around, in this popular serial from the thirties and forties.

5 1
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$4.50

Elgin Holiday Shows (Christmas and Thanksgiving)

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the holidays 1940s style with the stars of the period when you listen to the Elgin Watch holiday specials. Update: additional recording

5 1
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$4.50

Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the other dummy on the radio in this terrific Ventriloquist series.

5 1
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$4.50

Christmas in July

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio shows about the Christmas Spirit during the other 364 days of the year other than December 25th.

5 1
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$4.50

Atlantic Spotlight

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare chats between American journalists and their British colleagues in London.

5 1
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$4.50

Chico Marx

5 Episodes
1 Volume
The oldest of the Marx Brothers, Chico Marx used his con artist gag and his smart hustler skills to bring the brothers to stardom.

5 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

Ann Miller

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Tap dancer, actress, and funny gal appeared on Mail Call, G.I. Journal, Forecast, and Command Performance.

5 1
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$4.50

Meditation in OTR

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

5 1
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$4.50

Its that Man Again

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Lampooning Comedy Extravaganza

6 1
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Columbia Presents

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Bill Paley's willingness to pay whatever it took to bring his listeners the best gave CBS the reputation as "The Tiffany Network". This tradition carries on with Columbia Presents.

6 1
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$4.50

Creeps By Night

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Larger than Life Horror Greats Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre Creep Around in the Night. Update: additional broadcast

6 1
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$4.50

Its Maritime

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced in cooperation with The War Shipping Administration during WWII, It's Maritime featured stories from the history of man's adventures on the high seas.

6 1
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$4.50

Appointment with Fear

6 Episodes
1 Volume
penned by John Dickson Carr and often dubbed the British version of "Suspense," this collection contains all known existing episodes of the mystery program.

6 1
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$4.50

Music America Loves Best

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy music of every kind from opera to big band from the 1940s Music America Loves Best presented by the Armed Forces Radio Service.

6 1
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$4.50

When A Girl Marries

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the trials and tribulations of married couple, Joan and Harry Davis, as they deal with the drama of friends and family in their hometown of Stanwood.

6 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

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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$4.50

Ham Radio

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Stories and dramas of amateur radio service operators during the age of old time radio.

6 1
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$4.50

Alistair Cooke

6 Episodes
1 Volume
British born journalist, his observations of American life and culture were beloved by millions.

6 1
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$4.50

Jack Berch

6 Episodes
1 Volume
A daytime alternative to soap operas, The Jack Berch Show offered light hearted variety and music for housewives.

6 1
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$4.50

Enola Gay Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

6 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes news stories and radio shows The US Air Force Bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

6 1
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$4.50

Leonidas Witherall

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Who would make a better soft-boiled detective than a New England Boy's School instructor and part time mystery writer? That is exactly what you get in The Adventures of Leonidas Witherall.

7 1
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$4.50

Blue Ribbon Town

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Groucho Marx and sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, this old time radio variety show featured big name guests like Jack Benny, Barbara Stanwyck, and Gene Tierney. Update: additional broadcasts

7 1
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Dr John Brinkley (Medical Quack)

7 Episodes
1 Volume
began experimenting with goat glands, surgically implanting them for every ailment from fertility, to dementia, to impotency. Called a quack, charlatan, and mega-medical radio star, Dr John Brinkley is a character from the 20th century that could not have existed without the power of radio.

7 1
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Andre Kostelanetz Show

7 Episodes
1 Volume
An Orchestral Treat from a Master of Easy Listening Music.

7 1
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$4.50

March of Dimes Recordings

7 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) Before the advent of Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine in the 1950s, polio (infantile paralysis) was a real fear every summer, prompting President Franklin Roosevelt to launch the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and its fundraiser, the March of Dimes.

7 1
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$4.50

Life of Riley Christmas

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Blue-collar Riley does the best he can to make a Happy Family Christmas.

7 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

Whistler Christmas

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Whistling you a Merry Christmas tale sure to send a shiver even up Frosty the Snowman's spine.

7 1
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$2.50

Groundhog Day

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone's favorite weather predicting mammal, the Groundhog celebrated in old time radio shows.

7 1
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$4.50

Man Behind the Gun

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Sensationalized Documentary on the Soldiers of WWII

8 1
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$4.50

Marian Anderson

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Famed African-American contralto, conductor Arturo Toscanini said she had a voice "heard once in a hundred years."

8 1
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$4.50

Dunninger The Mentalist

8 Episodes
1 Volume
On the old time radio show, he would read the minds of the audience members guessing social security numbers, birthdates, and even serial numbers on dollar bills.

8 1
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$4.50

Bachelors Children

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the tales of the "Bachelor's Children," an award winning radio soap opera that ran for over a decade. Update: additional broadcasts

8 1
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$4.50

Crime Files of Flamond

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Delve into the whys behind the crimes when you listen to "the most unusual investigator in criminal history" ... Flamond!

8 1
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$4.50

Tonight on Broadway

8 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the well loved Boswell Sisters, little Connee was the only sister to stay in show business after getting married.

8 1
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$4.50

Mind Readers

8 Episodes
1 Volume
The first thing to remember is that there is no such thing as telepathy, but that does not stop Mind Readers from giving thrilling shows on Old Time Radio.

8 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

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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$4.50

Aldous Huxley

9 Episodes
1 Volume
English writer best know for his dystopian novel "Brave New World" written in 1931.

9 1
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$4.50

Ray Bolger

9 Episodes
1 Volume
The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Ray Bolger was a man with a wit sharp enough for adults and a soft side for children. Update: additional broadcast

9 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

Academy Awards Shows

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the nostalgia of Academy Awards Ceremonies of yesteryear!

10 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

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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$4.50

Hour of Charm

10 Episodes
1 Volume
features Phil Spitalny and His Hour of Charm All Girl Orchestra and Choir with Evelyn and "Her Magic Violin".Evelyn actually "magically" helped form the all-girl orchestra by auditioning over 1000 female performers.Twenty-two piece charming female musicians were members, all of whom played multiple instruments and sang in the choir. Update: additional AFRS broadcasts

10 1
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These Are Our Men

10 Episodes
1 Volume
well produced series ran near the end of WWII as part of the War Bond Drive. The thirty-minute programs featured dramatized biographies of our wartime leaders.

10 1
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Ruby Dee

10 Episodes
1 Volume
A Champion of Human Rights, Shakespearean leading lady, actress, and old time radio performer, Ruby Dee has a long history in the American spotlight.

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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Adventure Ahead

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Join the pirates, help the FBI, or train a runt puppy because there' Adventure Ahead in this old time adventure radio show.

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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$4.50

Bob Burns Show

12 Episodes
1 Volume
This comedy show debuted in September 1941 as The Arkansas Traveler. Featuring the music of Spike Jones, the show featured Bob Burns playing his "Bazooka," a homemade instrument that he made from a whiskey funnel and two gas pipes.

12 1
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Errol Flynn

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Shameless partier, Errol Flynn was one of Hollywood's Original Bad Boys. Even with his reputation, his name on an action movie or swashbuckler was almost guaranteed money at the box office.

12 1
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Everything for the Boys

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Writer/Producer Arch Oboler and Actor Ronald Colman pull out all the stops in this morale boosting effort as they give Everything For The Boys during WWII.

12 1
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Globe Theater

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Some would argue that the high point of English Theatre happened when the Bard performed his plays at the Old Globe Theatre in Elizabethan London. The Globe Theatre does their best to bring the same experience to Old Time Radio.

12 1
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Men at Sea

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) The "Beans, Bullets, and Oil" that won the War, and the Brave Merchant Sailors when moved them across the Oceans

12 1
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Thin Man

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) additional episodes: follows an ex-detective, Nick Charles, and his sophisticated, glamorous, wealthy wife, Nora Charles, on their escapades to unravel mystery where ever it may lie by sleuthing and solving murders; billed the "happiest married couple in radio."

12 1
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This is My Best

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) began as a kind of book-of-the-week show. Popular modern authors were asked to select their best writings, which were created into radio scripts. In 1945, Orson Welles took over the show, directing, acting, narrating, and adapting scripts to his liking.

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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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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$4.50

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

Dangerously Yours

13 Episodes
1 Volume
ollywood star, Victor Jory, was the primary hero starring in story adaptation of pirates, espionage, adventure and romance. The series was later renamed in October 1944 to Matinee Theater.

13 1
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I Sustain the Wings

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Glenn Miller Orchestrated Tunes for WWII Forces

13 1
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Morton Downey

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Nicknamed the "The Irish Nightingale", Morton Downey's was a popular recording artist and songwriter in the 1930s and 1940s penning tunes like" Sweeten Up Your Smile."

13 1
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Jane Russell

13 Episodes
1 Volume
By popular demand, this compilation contains the guest appearances of the the Beautiful Ms. Jane Russell--one of Hollywood's leading sex-symbols and a favored Pin-up girl.

13 1
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Telephone Hour (Music From America)

13 Episodes
1 Volume
The Best of Classical and Broadway Music, presented by Ma Bell. Update: additional recordings

13 1
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Pick and Pat

13 Episodes
1 Volume
A buddy comedy minstrel-type radio program in the vein of Amos n' Andy and Two Black Crows. Update: additional rare broadcast

13 1
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Zombies in Old Time Radio

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Most of the Old Time Radio stories about Zombies involve the traditional Voodoo Zombies, but it can never hurt to be prepared for when the people next door develop a taste for brains...

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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Religious Recordings

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Uplifting and Inspirational Sermons from Reverend Beale and Reverend Charles Fuller Update: 2 additional broadcasts

14 1
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That Hammer Guy (Mike Hammer)

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Of all of the hard-boiled detectives in fiction, the hardest-boiled was Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer. Naturally, That Hammer Guy was going to end up on the radio, as it turned out he was a West Coast sensation over the Don Lee/Mutual network.

14 1
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Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore (Comedy Caravan)

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy comedy legend, Jimmy Durante, with his straight man, Garry Moore, on the The Camel Comedy Caravan and The Rexall Hour.

14 1
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