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Howard Hughes Hearings

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Senate War Investigation Committee tried millionaire Howard Hughes for a misuse of government funds to build an airplane nicknamed the "Spruce Goose."

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

World Security Workshop

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Powerful dramas by the United World Federalists to make the World a better and safer place.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Johnny Modero

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Jack Webb early detective Favorite!

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

I Deal In Crime

3 Episodes
1 Volume
has all the right stuff for a perfect detective show including gangs, dames, and descriptive narrative. William Gargan is best known for his character roles as a detective or private investigator.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Betty Crocker

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

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Career of Alice Blair

3 Episodes
1 Volume
A girl struggles with conflicts between work and family in the soap opera, "The Career of Alice Blair," from 1939.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adventure Club

3 Episodes
1 Volume
The Adventurer's Club broadcasts amazing stories from a club of extraordinary men who seek adventure at every turn.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Doorway to Life

3 Episodes
1 Volume
this old time radio show focused on common issues of parenthood that people faced in the late 1940s.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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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Henry Rowland

3 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the most ironic Hollywood beneficiaries of the War was B-list actor Henry Rowland.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cases of Mr Ace

4 Episodes
1 Volume
smartly written detective show starring as George Raft as Mr. Ace of sole owner Ace Detective Agency.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Abe Burrows Show

4 Episodes
1 Volume
After a long career in radio writing and directing, Burrows took a break to perform songs he wrote at nightclubs. These songs became so popular that he was invited to start his own old time radio show.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players

4 Episodes
1 Volume
"Each week a great star.Each week a great story." This classic radio show featured big Hollywood stars in excellent performances including Claudette Colbert, Joseph Cotten, Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine, John Garfield, Paulette Goddard, Gene Kelly, Gregory Peck and more.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Betty White

4 Episodes
1 Volume
With one of the longest careers in show business, Betty White began working in radio in the 1940s. This collection includes all known surviving radios shows starring Betty White.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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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Merry Go Round Melodies

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Featured jazz bands from each of the British Services in turn, and here we present shows featuring the Royal Navy's contribution, the Blue Mariners.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Pipes of Scotland

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Elements which make the music of the bagpipes unique include the drones; pipes which are not fingered but whose reeds are tuned to harmonize with the melody pipe or chanter.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Meet Corliss Archer

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Sometimes a teenage daughter can seem like nature's way of getting revenge on a successful man. Discover how Harry Archer deals with the world when you Meet Corliss Archer.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Quick as a Flash

5 Episodes
1 Volume
This popular, high-paced, snappy spark of a quiz show testing contestants' knowledge and reaction speed.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Shorty Bell Cub Reporter

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Mickey Rooney Stars As Boisterious and Runty Would-be Reporter

5 1
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Tex and Jinx Show

5 Episodes
1 Volume
The Tex and Jinx Show is a husband and wife morning program which includes interviews with famous people. Starring Jinx Falkenburg (raised in Brazil and was a top model in America) and John Reagan "Tex" McCrary. Update: additional broadcast of New York Closeup

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rosemary

5 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio soap opera told the story of 20 year old secretary Rosemary Dawson, who works to support her mother and sister. Rosemary falls madly in love and marries journalist Bill Roberts. Of course, not all is well in Soapland; Bill, a war veteran, suffers from amnesia.

5 1
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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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Marilyn Monroe

5 Episodes
1 Volume
A Hollywood Legend and Icon, Marilyn Monroe had a handful of radio appearances including a charming appearance on the Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Fruitcake

5 Episodes
1 Volume
The original Christmas old time radio collection that about what nobody wants: fruitcake.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Breakfast with Binnie and Mike

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Eat breakfast with the stars in this half hour daily morning show that invites you to share a chat in the Beverly Hills home of glamorous movie star Binnie Barnes and her husband, the movie producer and sports announcer, Mike Frankovitch.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Did Justice Triumph

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow police investigators as they move through crime scenes, question witnesses and suspects, and solve real crimes in this rare crime drama.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Its that Man Again

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Lampooning Comedy Extravaganza

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dinner Bell Roundup Time

6 Episodes
1 Volume
billed as a "live country music show," this old time radio series highlighting easy cowboy listening with songs.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bride and Groom

6 Episodes
1 Volume
features the wedding ceremony of a real bride and groom.The couple shares with radio audiences their love story minutes before they are married privately off the air in the chapel at the Chapman Park Hotel in Los Angeles.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ham Radio

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

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Nelson Olmsted Short Stories

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Best remembered for his Sleep No More horror series from the mid-50s, but he established himself as NBC's "resident storyteller" in the 1930s.

6 1
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Natalie Wood

6 Episodes
1 Volume
a delightful child actress and a beautiful woman who had garnered three Oscar nominations before she was 24 years old.

6 1
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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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ruth Roman

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Although the most of the films she made are not remembered as classics, she easily made the transition to TV character actress through the later years.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Showtime

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring Music from Broadway and Sketches from Hollywood Movies!

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Call the Police

7 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) now with three additional shows and sponsored by Lever Brother's Rinso and Lifebuoy Soap, Call the Police was billed as "a new series of realistic radio dramas inspired by the courageous work of police departments all over America." This collection contains all known episodes to be in existence of this rare series.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Life of Riley Christmas

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

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Front And Center

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Music and variety program hosted by pin-up Dorothy Lamour accompanied by the male quartet, The Crew Chiefs

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Groundhog Day

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

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dean Stockwell

7 Episodes
1 Volume
His showbiz career lasted 70 years, Dean Stockwell started his film career as a young boy.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hawk Larabee

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Texas cattleman Hawke Larabee seemed determined to prove that there was more to being a cowboy than days in the saddle chasing bad hombres and strumming a guitar. There were also lots of tales to tell where the characters wore hats that were often gray rather than just black or white.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Mystery in the Air (Peter Lorre)

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Peter Lorre stars in this series of Tales of Psychological Terror.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Twenty Questions

8 Episodes
1 Volume
This ageless parlor game was a natural for a fun radio Quiz Show, but what made Twenty Questions so popular with listeners was the fact that its panelists all came from the same family. Update: additional recording

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

London Studio Melodies

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Classic music show presented by the national radio service featuring guest appearances by some of the biggest classical music performers of the era.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Marie Windsor

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Before she was the bad-girl "queen of the B's", Marie Windsor appeared in radio dramas to attention of an MGM scout who gave her a contract and moved her back to Hollywood.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Angela Lansbury

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

8 1
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Ford Show

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Ford's were the All-American Automobile, so the Ford Dealers hired America’s Sweetheart, Dinah Shore, to pitch the cars on The Ford Show.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ava Gardner

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for her glowing beauty and fascinating personal life, the lovely Ava Gardner also made a number of old time radio appearances.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

George Sanders

9 Episodes
1 Volume
With his haughty upper-class British accent, sleek and suave mannerisms, and somehow superior and threatening presence, he was in constant demand for supporting roles in A-pictures.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Academy Awards Shows

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

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Katharine Hepburn

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

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ethel Barrymore

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Sister of Lionel and John Barrymore, this collection contains all the her known rare appearances on various old time radio shows.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Kirk Douglas

10 Episodes
1 Volume
typecast into film roles as tough-guy type, this collection contains episodes of his guest appearances on various old time radio shows.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Christmas Seals Recordings

10 Episodes
1 Volume
brought in top stars like Fibber McGee and Molly and Frank Sinatra to be sure that every card and package sent during Christmas included a Christmas Seal.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gloria Swanson

10 Episodes
1 Volume
If there ever was a grande dame of Hollywood, it would have been Gloria Swanson.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Frank Capra

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

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Scout About Town

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Broadway Producer Hunt Stromberg Jr., he had a eye for talent and showcased who he found on the New York Nightclub Scene.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Grand Marquee

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Although Jim Ameche and Beryl Vaughn star each week on Grand Marquee, each episode brings us a new Romantic Comedy with a new situation and characters. It’s like Valentines every week!

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Point Sublime

12 Episodes
1 Volume
A soap opera for the whole family, Point Sublime is set on the rugged California coast along historic US Route 1, the Pacific Coast Highway.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

One World Flight

12 Episodes
1 Volume
In 1946, Norman Corwin spent 4 months on a flying trip around the world, carrying 225 pounds of recording equipment to 16 countries. What should have been a broadcasting triumph was aired in the same timeslot as Bob Hope, dooming One World Flight to relative obscurity.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

True Legal Dramas

12 Episodes
1 Volume
is a 15 minute commercial for the legal profession, but it is also well written and entertaining radio drama.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Our Land Be Bright

12 Episodes
1 Volume
In 1947-48, the VFW began syndicating Our Land Be Bright to help publicize the issues and VFW programs which benefit both vets and their communities.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Much Binding in the Marsh

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Zany British comedy series in a Royal Air Force station!

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tenth Man

13 Episodes
1 Volume
This show from the National Mental Health Foundation, based on the notion that one person in ten will need psychiatric care. Think of nine of your closest friends. If they are all pretty normal, then you may be The Tenth Man.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

True Detective Mysteries

14 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) True Detective Mysteries radio series was based on the "True Detective magazine. Later it was sponsored by Listerine and Oh Henry Candy, but kept the same name. Each week the show presented the "case history of an actual crime. Many were told from the criminal's point of view.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Candid Microphone

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Who Knows What People Will Say Hilarious Hidden Microphone Show! Update: 7 additional recordings

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Novels

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Classic American novels are dramatized and presented as part of NBC's University of the Air. Update: additional episodes

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hysterics in Old Time Radio

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Hysteria and other psychological conditions made great story material for the anthology old time radio programs of the 40s and early 50s.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Aldrich Family Christmas

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

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Oscar Wilde

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet, Oscar Wilde's works were performed on a wild variety of radio shows.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jack Paar Show

15 Episodes
1 Volume
A Summer Replacement Funny Man for Jack Benny in 1947!

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Casebook of Gregory Hood

15 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: written by collaboration of the veteran Sherlock Holmes script writers, Anthony Boucher and Denis Green. When Rathbone left the Sherlock Holmes series in 1946, it was suggested The Casebook of Gregory Hood was its replacement.

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

We The People

15 Episodes
1 Volume
"Anybody's and everybody's soap box"- We The People is an entertaining old time radio show featuring human interest stories from the 1930s and 1940s. Update: additional broadcasts

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ethel Merman

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as the "First Lady of the musical comedy stage", Ethel Merman was a force of nature with a booming voice and a magnetic stage and screen presence.

15 1
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Donna Reed

15 Episodes
1 Volume
She personified Mid-Western goodness and dependability, fan may best remember her from her role as Mary Hatch in It a Wonderful Life.

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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