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1945

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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

Eric Linden

2 Episodes
1 Volume
The handsome actor worked in more than thirty films in the 1930s with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

2 1
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$4.50

Janis Paige

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Although she was set up as a rival to Doris Day, Janis Paige has enjoyed a long and successful Hollywood career.

2 1
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$4.50

Betty Crocker

3 Episodes
1 Volume
contains rare episodes of the Betty Crocker cooking program.

3 1
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$4.50

HP Lovecraft

3 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes episodes from the great horror and mystery writer H.P. Lovecraft who loved "freaking the tarnation" out of audiences.

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

Simone Simon

3 Episodes
1 Volume
the beautiful French film star debuted in Hollywood films as well as radio.

3 1
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$4.50

Prudential Family Hour

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Frank Gallop, the show featured Al Goodman and His Orchestra whose sound was decidedly more symphonic than most big-band outfits on the radio.

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

Brownstone Theater

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Plays from the Theater made for Radio Listening Fans!

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

Crime Doctor

4 Episodes
1 Volume
The Crime Dr of Suspense and Intrigue is IN; Take Two Radio Shows and Call Me in the Morning!

4 1
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$4.50

Nebbs

4 Episodes
1 Volume
situation comedy based off the popular and well-loved comic strip characters of the same name by Sol Hess.

4 1
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$4.50

House of Mystery

4 Episodes
1 Volume
is a light mystery and suspense show that would be acceptable for some younger listeners sponsored by Post Toasties.

4 1
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$4.50

I Was There

4 Episodes
1 Volume
rare but excellent historical old time radio show which gives an eyewitness account to notable events in history and extraordinary news stories.

4 1
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$4.50

Music for Millions

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the classic sounds of some of the biggest names in music from the 1940s and then listen to them do their part for the war effort by promoting Victory Bonds to help finance the war.

4 1
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$4.50

Doctor Fights

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Live through the adventures of doctors on the front lines of World War II in the battlefield anthology series

4 1
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$4.50

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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$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

Turhan Bey

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Exotic screen legend aka the "Turkish Delight", Turhan Bey was popular and much sought after his screen presence with his good looks and charismatic demeanor.

4 1
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$4.50

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

Hildegardes Radio Room

5 Episodes
1 Volume
The blonde siren songbird is best known for her signature tune, "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup." Hildegarde's Radio Room included co-conspirators as Phil Regan, Burgess Meredith, Clifton Webb, Patsy Kelly, and Xavier Cugat.

5 1
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$4.50

Leave It to the Girls

5 Episodes
1 Volume
features a roundtable of "glamorous women" from New York City who answer questions from men and women around the country about dating and marriage. The table includes a combination of the following women: actress Paula Stone, Fashion editor of New York Magazine Florence Pritchert, Ellen Chandler, television host Eloise McElhone, actress Madge Evans, Robin Chandler. Update: additional recording

5 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

Tito Guizar

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Tall and dashing, as well as enormously successful, Tito Guizar is often likened to his contemporary, North American Singing Cowboy, Roy Rogers.

5 1
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$4.50

Dorothy Kilgallen Diary

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Sit in on fascinating stories from the Golden Age of Broadway with Dorothy Kilgallen's Diary.

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

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

Mary Margaret McBride

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Mary Margaret McBride was known for treating her interviewees as a friends asking engaging and insightful questions

5 1
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$4.50

Just Plain Bill

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Just Plain Bill was one of the Hummert Radio Factory's most successful Soap Opera offerings, centered around a plainspoken character and the customers in his barber shop. With plenty of cliff hangers and long running situations, the show is closer to the mystery and suspense genre’s than traditional Soap Opera.

6 1
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$4.50

Heroes of the Merchant Marine

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Thrilling tales of men who faces a hostile sea and an even more hostile WWII enemy.

6 1
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$4.50

Queen for a Day

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Quiz Shows let listeners hear people just like themselves hit it big, sometimes through sheer luck. Queen for a Day helped to usher in the era of really big prize giveaways.

6 1
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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

Land of the Lost

6 Episodes
1 Volume
The Land of the Lost is a children's deep-sea adventure program about two children who travel "in that wonderful kingdom at the bottom of the sea."Lead by Red Lantern, the "wisest fish in the sea", Billy and Isabel discover lost objects on the ocean floor.

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

Road of Life

6 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio soap opera centered on handsome doctor Jim Brent and his wife Jocelyn in the small town of Merrimac. As the heroine of a medical drama, Jocelyn would suffer from almost every dread disease known to medicine.

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

American Album Of Familiar Music

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced by Frank and Anne Hummert, "The American Album of Familiar Music" featured Tenor Frank Munn.

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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Raymond Gram Swing News Broadcasts

6 Episodes
1 Volume
believed in the American values and noticed early on that Adolf Hitler was a problem long before America's involvement in WWII.

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

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

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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$4.50

Family Hour of Stars

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Billed the Prudential "Family" this old time radio series featured a rotating cast with Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Ginger Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck and many more. Update: Additional broadcasts

7 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

Barry Wood Show

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Starring radio's favorite baritone and the sensational voice of Margaret Whiting. Update: additional recording

7 1
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$4.50

Request Performance

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the laughs and gags of the "Civilian Version" of Command Performance.

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

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

Houdini Recordings

7 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the greatest magicians of all time, Harry Houdini made a career out of escaping restraints including being riveted into boilers, chained in mail sacks or nailed into shipping crates (often dropped into deep water).

7 1
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$4.50

Jack The Ripper

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Old time radio takes on one of the most famous crimes in history the case of Jack the Ripper.

7 1
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$4.50

Christmas Movies on the Radio

8 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes your favorite Christmas Classics films adapted to old time radio with the original casts such as James Stewart and Donna Reed in It's a Wonderful Life!

8 1
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$4.50

Angela Lansbury

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Angela Lansbury has been working in show business for seven decades

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

Sky King

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Sky King was a hybrid of a cowboy and an aviation adventure show aimed at the kids. The show was one of the last of the aviation-based juvenile shows on radio, since after WWII the miracle of flight became common.

9 1
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$4.50

Grand Central Station

9 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes, the new collection is best remembered for its Saturday slot stories, sometime heartwarming, sometimes tragic. Some shows offer twists or psychological tension, and seem to draw upon the writings of that honored New York short story writer, O.Henry.

9 1
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$4.50

Wednesdays with You

9 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: Have a laugh, hear a song, and enjoy spending Wednesday With You, this comedy variety show from 1945.

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

Joe Besser

9 Episodes
1 Volume
You Crazy, Youuuuuu! Joe Besser developed his own comic persona that was as silly as it was loveable. Best known for his two-reel short features and becoming one of the Three Stooges, Joe was also a favorite of Old Time Radio!

9 1
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$4.50

Time Out with Allen Prescott

9 Episodes
1 Volume
A great music program that gives listeners a daily time out to recharge and move on with their day.

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

Comic Parade

9 Episodes
1 Volume
When the newspaper truck drivers went on strike in 1945, Mayor La Guardia had the comics read to the children of the city including The Adventures of Superman, Little Orphan Annie, Archie Andrews, Gasoline Alley and Red Ryder.

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

Notes From Your Soldiers Notebook

10 Episodes
1 Volume
This weekly syndicated program featured the music of the 334th Army Service Band and songs from vocalists Clark and Eberle, along with stories about soldiers who were performing heroically at home and abroad.

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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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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$4.50

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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Lear (Orson Welles)

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Orson Welles provides commentary, interviews, and thoughts about the state of the nation and the world in the tumultuous times after World War II.

10 1
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$4.50

Island Venture

10 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio show chronicled the adventures of two "Navy Heroes" Naval Aviator Gil Perry and his sidekick Trigger Brett who returned to the Central Pacific to start an air freight company to serve the smaller islands.

10 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

Sunday Down South

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Featured "genteel Dixieana" with an evangelical effort, Bible verses were often recited between the musical numbers. Just the thing to listen to on the front porch with the smells of Sunday dinner wafting through the windows...

10 1
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$4.50

Susan Peters

10 Episodes
1 Volume
After an hunting accident that left her wheelchair bound, Susan Peters found more work on radio than in film.

10 1
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$4.50

Frank Capra

11 Episodes
1 Volume
He has been called a quintessentially American movie director of the 1930s and 1940s.

11 1
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$4.50

Your Army Air Force (Your AAF)

11 Episodes
1 Volume
featured heroic tales of combat, often told by the actual airmen involved, as well as music from various Army Air Force bands and choral groups.

11 1
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F Scott Fitzgerald

11 Episodes
1 Volume
His finest work, The Great Gatsby, is a tale of decadence, idealism, social upheaval and excess, a concise portrait of the Jazz Age and a cautionary tale of the American Dream.

11 1
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Elizabeth Taylor

11 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the most popular stars in classic films, all eyes were on her violet eyes through her lucrative career in show business.

11 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

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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Walter Winchell

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Beginning in 1930, Walter Winchell became the voice that America listened to for a compelling combination of News and celebrity gossip.

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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Fighting AAF

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Broadcast in 1945, this old time radio show focused on the technological achievements of the Army Air Forces (AAF) including: dropping the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima, radar defenses, blind landings, hydroponics, the GI Bill, and much more. With dramatic reenactments and jazzy music interludes, this show featured interviews with the principal officers and pilots involved.

12 1
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Tonight at Nine-Thirty (9:30)

12 Episodes
1 Volume
This San Francisco-based radio drama includes a variety of entertainment from suspenseful thrillers to lighthearted comedies utilizing the local writing and acting talent from the city by the bay.

12 1
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National Hour

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Listen as National Hour discussed and dramatized a host of issues facing Americans after the end of World War 2.

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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Human Adventure

12 Episodes
1 Volume
An education radio program that was a collaboration between the Columbia Broadcasting System and the University of Chicago. Update: additional episode

12 1
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VE Day Clips

12 Episodes
1 Volume
For the peoples living in the victorious nations it seemed as though it should be a time of celebration, Nazi Germany had declared their unconditional surrender to the forces of the Allied Powers.

12 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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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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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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Peter Lawford

13 Episodes
1 Volume
was an aristocratic playboy and member of the "Rat Pack." Peter Lawford was a high-demand leading actor during WWII.

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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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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