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1949

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Abraham Lincoln

One of the most revered Presidents in American History, Abraham Lincoln was a popular figure in old time radio shows.
61 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Academy Award Theater

Hollywood's finest films adapted into old time radio shows with many of their original stars reprising their roles!
48 1
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Academy Awards Shows

Enjoy the nostalgia of Academy Awards Ceremonies of yesteryear!
10 1
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Adolphe Menjou

Known as a suave and debonair ladies man, Adolphe Menjou's career spanned both silent films and talkies.
52 2
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Adventures in Research

"Learn! Investigate! Instruct!" written by physicist, Dr. Phillips Thomas, this historically accurate series now includes additional recordings about the invention of the typewriter, automobile, penicillin, machine gun, skyscraper, and much more!
115 2
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Adventures of Champion

Gene Autry's horse Champion had his own Radio Show! Was Trigger jealous? Did Champion did his own stunts on radio?
3 1
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Agatha Christie

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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Agnes Moorehead

Known as "The Lavender Lady", Agnes Moorehead had a long life in the entertainment industry. Best known as a mystery and suspense performer on the radio. Her best known work was with Orson Welles on Mercury Theater, but she also played the lead role in Sorry Wrong Number. Television audiences will remember her as the mother-in-law from Bewitched, but also appeared in Citizen Kane, The Twilight Zone, and many others.
78 2
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Airplanes and Pilots in Old Time Radio

Adults and children alike marveled at the new found reality of air adventures popularized after WWI and air travel was a huge part of America's consciousness between the two World Wars. This compilation contains episodes from all different series and genres of old time radio focused the listening audience's fascination with airplanes and pilots.
173 4
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Al Jolson

Al Jolson was a master entertainer and his performing career spanned 50 years. Jolson made a break in his career by deciding one evening to perform in "black face" at a San Francisco club; this soon became his trademark in show business. A staunch Civil Rights activist, he later helped open opportunities for African-Americans on Broadway.
111 2
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Alan Ladd

This collection represents some of the best performances of Alan Ladd (born Alan Walbridge Ladd) during the golden age of radio. Of slight build (five feet, five inches tall), he never considered himself to be a handsome actor. In a quote is said, "I have the face of an ageing choirboy and the build of an undernourished featherweight.
81 2
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Alan Reed

Alan Reed was a prolific radio actor because he could do dozens of dialects with a voice so versatile that producers used him in a variety of roles.
515 12
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Alaska Old Time Radio

The Forty-ninth State is "the Last Frontier" and is legendary for its wealth, ruggedness, extreme weather, and most of all for its vastness.
42 1
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Alcatraz

Alcatraz's years of operation (1934-1963) almost directly coincided with the golden age of radio and many old time radio stories were based on the prison. Update: additional episodes
9 1
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Aldrich Family (Henry Aldrich)

"Hen-reeee! Henry Aldrich!" Laugh along with Ezra Stone in this 1940's sitcom. Update: 20+ additional recordings and many sound upgrades
115 2
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Aldrich Family Christmas

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

Includes radio adaptations on Hitchcock's most memorable films, including Spellbound, The Birds, Rebecca, Sorry Wrong Number, and Shadow of a Doubt. Update: 6 additional broadcasts
29 1
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Alice Faye

She began her career as a singer and dancer in Vaudeville and later became the other half of Jazzman turned funny-man, Phil Harris. Update: additional broadcasts
298 8
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Aliens Martians and UFOs

includes science fiction old time radio's versions of aliens, UFOs, Martians, and little green men, including many adaptations from science fiction writers.
86 2
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America Town Meeting of the Air

Every week, the nation listened as experts debated issues from communism to social security to the type of music America wanted. Modeled after New England Town Hall Meetings, each show opened with a "town crier" clanging a bell and an active audience that would "boo" panelists. Update: additional recording
39 2
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American History

Famous and lesser know episodes from the birth and growth of a Great Nation presented from popular OTR sources, including Cavalcade Of America, American Trail, Frontier Fighters, Mr. President and You Are There. Great lessons and fine entertainment.
157 2
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Amnesia and Memory Loss

A compilation of old time radio shows featuring amnesia and memory loss which was a common plot device in all genres of radio from comedy to detective shows.
83 2
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Amos and Andy

One of the most popular shows in 20th century entertainment, Amos and Andy were played by white actors. In its prime, entire towns listened to the show; Stores would close and even movie theatres would stop the film while the Amos and Andy show was played.
268 3
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Andrews Sisters

The sound track for the War Years was Big Band Music, but the universal sweetheart was a triple threat, the lovely Andrews Sisters. More "girl next door" pretty than pin-up girl glamorous, the sister's songs were filled with the optimism and pluck that helped countless G.I.s endure for the duration. Update: additional recordings
83 2
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Andy Devine

Best known as a character actor in Western radio and TV, Andy Devine was the sidekick of the greatest stars in Hollywood.
339 7
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Ann Blyth

Her career began with the role as the girl who got to slap Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce and a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
42 1
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Ann Sothern

this collection includes all available old time radio appearances of Ann Sothern including her signature role as the liberated American "dame" from Brooklyn in 'Adventures of Maisie'-now updated with new episodes!
99 2
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Apocalypse (End of the World)

Duck and Cover, Plagues, Robot Attacks, Time Travel, Annihilation, Cold War Speeches, and more this OTRCAT original collection of tales about THE END OF THE WORLD!
103 2
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Apocalypse Bundle

Survive in style the end of the world. It includes five of our favorite world's end collections!
304 7
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April Fools Pranks, Jokes, Gags and Hoaxes

Get out your whoopee cushion and check your shoelaces, because there is a new OTRCAT original collection of April Fool's Day Shows.
50 1
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Archie Andrews

A direct spin-off of the popular teenage comic strip created by Bob Montana, Archive Andrews was one of the first wanting to win a teenage audience by doing a situation comedy show completely for them, and with them in the audience at the broadcasts.
32 1
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Arnold Moss

He performed in on stage, movies, TV or radio often as a villain, a role he seemed to relish as a way to burn himself into the audience’s memory.
140 4
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Art Linkletter

His autobiography is entitled Confessions of a Happy Man, Art Linkletter is a broadcasting legend.
51 1
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Arthur Godfrey

Godfrey's conversational style made his show seem like a friend talking to listeners directly. Update: 50 new recordings
75 2
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Arthur Treacher

Best known for his characterization of the butler Jeeves, created by P.G. Wodehouse, the butler in Shirley Temple films, and as a recurring character of Duffy's Tavern to "classy up the place."
115 3
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Atomic Radio

OTRCAT original collection featuring radio shows inspired by the Atomic Age. A blast from the past, this collection includes a bombardment of shows from all genres including Science Fiction, comedy, horror, detective, and drama. Update: additional recordings
73 2
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Author Meets Critic

Join the battle between authors and critics when you listen to The Author Meets the Critic.
49 2
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Authors Collection

Featuring the Best Classic Literature on OTR!
53 1
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Barbara Stanwyck

The Most Versatile Actress Who Never Won an Oscar!
31 1
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Barry Gray Show

is the father of talk radio known for his candid interviews with the shiniest stars of the day.Known as the DJ you love to hate, Gray wasn't afraid to be opinionated and aggressive on the air which got him into trouble.
5 1
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Barton Yarborough

When living in Los Angeles, Barton Yarborough became a steady player among the community of "Radio Row" actors and soon landed the role as Ben Romero on Dragnet.
278 6
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Baseball and World Series Broadcasts

This extensive collection has some great classic baseball recordings in radio history! Update: 4 new volumes include 40 additional game broadcasts
236 9
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Baseball in Old Time Radio

This collection is full of fun and varied shows from all different series with a baseball themed episodes. Update: additional episodes
39 1
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Bela Lugosi

Performances with the Original Count Dracula!
7 1
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Bell Telephone Hour Encores

This collection includes some of the rare broadcasts known to exist and features some of the brightest stars in the day, even comedian Fred Allen. Update: 35+ new recordings
50 2
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Bergen and McCarthy (Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)

The collection now contains the comedic duo's various guest appearances on shows such as Command Performance, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Rudy Vallee and more! Update: new 6-MP3 CD set adds 50+ new old time radio shows
252 6
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Best of Dragnet

Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Dragnet Episodes!
53 1
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Best of Escape

Featuring hand-picked radio shows from Escape, one of the best drama anthologies on the air.
83 2
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Best of Horror and Mystery Bundle Pack

We've handpicked the best of shows in some of the most popular horror and mystery series. Make a pot of Lipton Tea, we've got two new surprises for you.
309 7
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Best of Inner Sanctum

Best Inner Sanctum shows with host Raymond."Pleasant Dreeeeeams, hmm?"
30 1
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Best of Suspense

Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Suspense Episodes! Update: new volume 2
104 2
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Best of Whistler

One of the most popular and best Mystery shows in the history of old time radio, The Whistler ran for 15 straight years. This collection includes the best of The Whistler.
74 2
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Bette Davis

Bette Davis was one of the top Hollywood actresses of all time. During her career she received 10 nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won twice. This collection includes all known guest appearances.
60 1
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Better Half

a fun lighthearted couples game show that pits husbands and wives against each other to find out who was "the better half."
5 1
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Betty Grable

One of the top box office draws and household name, Betty Grable was a hit with G.I.s serving overseas and appeared on Command Performance and Mail Call
31 1
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Betty Lou Gerson

A skilled professional, Betty Lou Gerson was much sought over in old time radio shows from Lux Radio Theatre, The Whistler, Mr. President, and Escape.
242 5
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Betty White

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
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Big Story

Newspaper reporters from around the country entered their true, heroic stories of reporting the news to win a chance on the airwaves and $500 from the sponsor of the show, Pall Mall. Update
38 1
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Big Town

This popular crime drama chronicles the stories of diligent, sober champions of justice, Steve Wilson, initially played by Edward G Robinson. Update: additional episodes and better quality sound
41 1
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Bill Stern Sports Reel

Batter up! The Bill Stern Sports Reel broadcasts are one of the most entertaining sports shows of all time. Update: 12 additional broadcasts
159 2
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Billie Burke

Heard on Saturday mornings, she played a flaky lady with the distinct high voice and an abundance of generosity and good will towards individuals in her community. Update: additional broadcast
27 1
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Bing Crosby

Der Bingle was arguably the King of Radio. Other vaudeville stars made the transition to the airwaves as accomplished funnymen while Bing remained primarily a songman. He was also a crooner with a keen sense of comic timing and an uncanny ability to connect with audiences across the airwaves. He had plenty of success with his own programs like Kraft Music Hall, The Chesterfield Show, and Philco Radio Time, but he also made regular appearances on his friends' programs.
365 3
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Bing Crosby Chesterfield Show

fifteen minutes of dance music both to pre-war and wartime America brought to you by the "cigarette that satisfies"
111 3
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Birdbrains Behind the Wheel

silly drivers from a variety of old time radio shows crash into fruit stands, buying lemons, and smashed judge's new cars.
46 1
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Birds on the Radio

Hear from our feathered friends about birds who tell us secrets, Birds which scare us, and birds that are good to eat!
128 2
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Blackstone Magic Detective

Follow Blackstone, Rhoda, and John's tales of adventure and how magic saved the day. Update: (update) 19 additional episodes
55 1
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Blind Tales in Old Time Radio

Old Time Radio episodes featuring blindness as a plot device or characters who have visual impairment.
107 3
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Blind Terror

Old Time Radio horror and mystery shows about blindness, losing one's vision, and people with visual impairment.
34 1
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Blondie

Blondie is based on Chic Young's popular comic strip. After becoming a successful movie, Blondie continued to be a hit in its old time radio show form. Update: 34 additional episodes
41 1
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Bob and Ray

Comedy duo, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, star in their own show as radio's favorite zany lampooners. Update: 200+ additional episodes
580 8
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Bob Bailey

Everyone's favorite investigator in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Bailey starred in a number of tough guy detective old time radio shows.
770 13
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Bob Hope

Bob Hope is one of the best loved entertainers of all time. He was in the business for a very long time, but Bob never forgot that he was there for the audience, not the other way around, especially when it came to the G.I.s who adopted Bob as one of their own. Update: over 200 additional broadcasts
392 10
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Bob Hope Christmas

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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Bobby Benson and the B-Bar-B Riders

Bobby Benson and the B Bar B Riders were a Western version of Jack Armstrong, The All American Boy. What better place to grow up and learn to be a better man than a working cattle ranch?
19 1
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Boo Broadcasts (Ghost Stories)

Spooky Shows featuring Ghosts!
104 2
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Boogeymen in Comedy (Screamstars Playing for Laughs)

An OTRCAT original compilation: Shudder and Laugh! Our favorite screen scream stars (Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, and Vincent Price) having fun with our favorite radio comedians.
43 1
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Boris Karloff

(updated) with a few additional rare recordings! Best known for his roles in horror films, Boris Karloff was billed as "Karloff the Uncanny."
71 1
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Boston Blackie

(update) with 17 additional episodes and many sound upgrades: Boston Blackie is too good natured to be hard boiled. Often accused by bungling cops, Boston Blackie is obligated to solve the case!
199 4
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Box 13

Dan Holiday, retired newspaper man turned fiction writer and adventurer extraordinaire. To gain ideas for his books, he places an ad in the paper "Adventure wanted – will go anywhere, do anything – Box 13."
52 1
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Boxers Champions and Prizefighters

This OTRCAT original collection includes examples of boxing in all the genres of old time radio shows
121 3
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Break the Bank

The Highest Paying Quiz Show in Radio's Golden Age!
4 1
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Breakfast Bundle

Breakfast shows had the potential to reach a new demographic, while drawing in their current batch of late day listeners. Save and collect over 60 hours shows with our new Breakfast Bundle Pack.
147 9
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Breakfast Recordings

From comedy to cereal serials, this compilation features radio shows from a wide variety of radio programs that are sure to start your day with a stomach full of food and a belly full of laughs.
41 1
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Brett Halliday

Brett Halliday's greatest contribution to the detective fiction genre was the creation of "that reckless, red-headed Irishman", Michael Shayne.
53 1
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Brian Donlevy

A natural to be cast as the “heavy”, tough-guy roles Donlevy appeared on radio in support of his films on movie.
145 4
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Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat is a popular hard-boiled detective drama that stars Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, an ex shoe-shiner on the "Great White Way" in New York theater district. Update: 30 additional episodes and better sound quality
169 4
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Bud Coyller

The voice of mild-mannered Clark Kent's easy tenor to Superman's rich baritone, Bud Collyer was a "jack-of-all-trades" on the microphone.
1378 16
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Buddha

Buddha sculptures in old time radio shows represent mystery and intrigue of the "orient."
19 1
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Burl Ives

With his trademark beard and guitar, Burl Ives seemed to always be able to sing the songs that people wanted to hear. Update: additional appearances
37 1
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Burlesque

Burlesques are saucey variety shows that often include a playful strip tease and bawdy, but topical jokes.
28 1
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Burns and Allen

George Burns and Gracie Allen show starring radio's favorite couple is now updated with 100 additional recordings (with an additional 46+ hours) and sound upgrades!
274 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Butterfly McQueen

Best known for her role as the maid Prissy in Gone with the Wind, she worked for decades after her role in the film often typecast as a maid.
21 1
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Cab Calloway

Best known for his creative vocalizations or scatting and his catchphrase "hi-de-hi-de-ho."
16 1
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Calling all Detectives

A very professionally created two-man operation, Calling all Detectives had a fun quiz show element to its detective sleuthery.
214 2
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Can You Top This

Can You Top This? was a hilarious show where audience members sent in jokes and funny men "Senator Ed Ford", Harry Hershfield, and Joe Laurie Jr. tried to top them. Jokes could be sent in about any subject except religion, politics, or arson. Update: additional recording
36 1
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Candy Matson

A ringing telephone and a sexy voice answers… "Candy Matson, YU 2-8209," and then the organ swells into the theme song, "Candy." Why couldn't an intelligent, knockout of a blond get the scoop on crime as smartly as any man? Candy Matson was as good an answer as was ever on radio.
14 1
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Captain Midnight

This flying adventure with mysterious Captain Midnight and his pals Chuck Ramsey and Patsy Donovan was sponsored by Skelly Oil and took an exciting and melodramatic view of aviation adventure.
55 1
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Carlton Morse

Morse's greatest successes were One Man's Family and I Love a Mystery. This collection contains many of his mystery anthology and some rare Carlton E Morse recordings.
564 7
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Carmen Miranda

Born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha, “the Brazilian Bombshell” Carmen Miranda helped to popularize Latin music and dance with enormous fruit-laden hats in big budget musicals.
33 1
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Carnation Contented Hour

Cows and audiences alike are content when listening to this rare and fine musical program by Carnation Milk. This long-running series features great performers such as Dinah Shore, Tony Martin, Jo Stafford, and Dick Hymes. Update: additional episodes
18 1
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