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Tales of Fatima

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Basil Rathbone and His Sly Detective Eye!

2 1
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Hobby Lobby

2 Episodes
1 Volume
This radio show allowed listeners everywhere to write in about their unusual hobbies so they could come on the radio and "lobby for their hobby." Many of the hobbies were actually people's professions like a female gorilla trainer, a scientist that makes robots, and a beekeeper (whose bees escaped during the show).

2 1
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Scattergood Baines

2 Episodes
1 Volume
is the "shrewd and jovial hardware merchant who finds himself draw into just about everything that happens around him.Scattergood Baines is the best loved, most cussed at, and by all odds the fattest man in the modern, bustling town of Coldriver."

2 1
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Mr Chameleon

2 Episodes
1 Volume
A master of disguise, Mr Chameleon changes his appearance every episode to track down the murderer. This rare detective old time radio show featuring the winning combination of murder, millionaires, and mayhem.

2 1
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Secret Missions

2 Episodes
1 Volume
The Mutual Network presents stories from the Office of Naval Intelligence during WWII and the early Cold War.

2 1
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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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Wake-Up Ranch (Wakeup Ranch)

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Host Cliffie Stone helped Los Angeles wake up with their morning coffee and a healthy helping of Country Music.

3 1
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Adventures of Champion

3 Episodes
1 Volume
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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Dave Garroway Show

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Dave Garroway's laid back style made him one of NBC's great communicators on radio and television.

3 1
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PET Milk Show

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Vic Damone's hero, Frank Sinatra, said that Vic had “the best pipes in the business” promoting evaporated milk “tin cows” of the Helvetia and Pet Milk Company.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Break the Bank

4 Episodes
1 Volume
The Highest Paying Quiz Show in Radio's Golden Age!

4 1
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Take It or Leave It

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

4 1
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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
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William Faulkner

4 Episodes
1 Volume
his stream-of-consciousness style has thrilled, inspired, and challenged readers for nearly a full century including The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Light in August

4 1
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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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Club 930

4 Episodes
1 Volume
The show featured music from Vaughn Monroe, Dinah Shore, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Duvall, Benny Strong, and others.

4 1
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Green Lama

5 Episodes
1 Volume
After spending ten years in Tibet and becoming a mystic, Jethro Dumont returns to America to fight crime as The Green Lama.

5 1
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Better Half

5 Episodes
1 Volume
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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Barry Gray Show

5 Episodes
1 Volume
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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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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Hollywood Byline

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Celebrities were placed before a panel of Hollywood reporters looking to get the scoop about the true lives behind the scenes from the popular screen stars.

5 1
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Fruitcake

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

5 1
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Philip Morris Playhouse

6 Episodes
1 Volume
The world's largest tobacco company presents The Philip Morris Playhouse with a delightful selection of dramas and fine music.

6 1
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Tell It Again

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio dramas from literature, news worthy true events, and other memorable stories.

6 1
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Western Party (Cowboy Hit Parade)

6 Episodes
1 Volume
also called Cowboy Hit Parade aired every Friday Nights from 8:30 PM-Midnight featuring top western songs. An early country-western disk jockey show highlighting top notch western music, listen for some fantastic guest performers

6 1
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Four Star Playhouse

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Four big stars, one little show: hear Fred MacMurray, Robert Cummings, Rosalind Russell and Loretta Young take turns taking the lead in "Four Star Playhouse," a dramatic anthology series from 1949.

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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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
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Bela Lugosi

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Performances with the Original Count Dracula!

7 1
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Showtime

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

7 1
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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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Young Love

7 Episodes
1 Volume
is a situational comedy about two naive lovebirds who get married while in college.The couple, Jimmy aka Einstein and Janet, decide that they don't want to wait to get married and try to find room in the course schedule to elope.Jimmy quips, "If we got married, we wouldn't have anything to fight about."

7 1
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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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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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Stars on Parade

7 Episodes
1 Volume
You never knew what you were going to get with Stars On Parade. The only thing you could really depend upon was that there would be 15 minutes of entertainment, but that entertainment could be the sweet jazz of the Freddy Martin Orchestra and their singer Merv Griffin or the songs of Kate Smith.

7 1
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Friday the 13th

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

7 1
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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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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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Gold Coast Rhythm

7 Episodes
1 Volume
A quarter hour play or sketch that Sexton built around a seemingly normal situation with just a dash of the ridiculous.

7 1
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Dean Stockwell

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

7 1
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Rhonda Fleming

7 Episodes
1 Volume
A Hollywood talent scout say Rhonda walking on the street have her a seven year contract without a screen test and she was once known as "the Queen of Technicolor."

7 1
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Former Slave Interviews

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Historic WPA Conversations with Former Slaves

8 1
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Front Page Farrell

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

8 1
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Lindas First Love

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Starring Arline Blackburn as Linda, the shop girl thrust into a rags to riches story as she tries to adjust to life with her new wealthy husband and his family.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Official Detective

8 Episodes
1 Volume
This classic old time radio police drama features a crime from the start to finish: from a drunk accused of murder to bride that murders her groom after discovering that he married her for her money. Even spinsters are unsafe at the hands of madmen and murderers! Update: additional episodes

8 1
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Lassie

8 Episodes
1 Volume
From rescuing Timmy from a well to untying kidnapped victims, Lassie does it all.

8 1
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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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Jack Benny Annual 39th Birthday

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

8 1
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Eddie Albert

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

8 1
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Heartbeats in Sports Headlines

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Announcer Mort Nusbaum to read a morning sports story each day on Heartbeats in Sports Headlines.

8 1
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Under Arrest

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Under Arrest was a police procedural drama which would compare favorably with Jack Webb's Dragnet

8 1
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Mermaids

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

9 1
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John Wayne

9 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes radio appearances by "The Duke" in such shows as Lux Radio Theater, Screen Director's Playhouse, and more.

9 1
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Alcatraz

9 Episodes
1 Volume
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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Debbie Reynolds

9 Episodes
1 Volume
She stumbled into show business after winning the Ms Burbank contest and had one of the longest careers in Hollywood.

9 1
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Academy Awards Shows

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

10 1
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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
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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
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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
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Gracie Barges In

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

10 1
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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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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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Matthew Slade PI

11 Episodes
1 Volume
is a mystery-detective show about a private investigator based in San Francisco. Full of tough-guy talk indicative of hardboiled detectives of the golden age of radio.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Mind Your Manners

11 Episodes
1 Volume
offers etiquette training for kids age 8-18 from a somewhat simpler time. This unique old time radio show includes a rotating panel with 'manner-minded' minors answering listeners write-in questions.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dick York

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known as Darrin Stephens Bewitched, Dick York began his long career in acting at age 15 with the CBS Radio Program, "That Brewster Boy."

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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Kingsmen

12 Episodes
1 Volume
They sang together since 1929 and were the resident vocal group on Fibber McGee and Molly. In 1949, The Kingsmen took over Fibber and Molly’s spot as a summer replacement.

12 1
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Serenade in Blue

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Air Force Blues and Jazz Bands Perform for Recruits!

12 1
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Straight Arrow

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Hurry home from school and get your homework done, it is almost time for Straight Arrow, a Comanche boy raised by ranchers who becomes a great warrior to do good and right wrongs. Update: additional rare broadcasts

12 1
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This is Paris

12 Episodes
1 Volume
French Broadcasting System, the RTF or Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise, wanted to put together a program for American audiences to attract American tourist dollars and post-WWII sympathies

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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Life in Your Hands

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Rather than the usual formula for a murder mystery, A Life In Your Hands takes the listener into the courtroom where the evidence is presented, and then they can decide for themselves whodunit.

13 1
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Music and the Muse

13 Episodes
1 Volume
There were always forces that felt there was too much frivolity on radio and that more time should be dedicated to more high brow content. Music and the Muse combined poetry reading with string music and sometimes took itself a little too seriously.

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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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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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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Billy Wilder

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

13 1
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Double Crossed

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

13 1
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Gasoline Alley

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Skeezix and the whole gang made the move from the comic pages to the radio on Gasoline Alley.

14 1
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Candy Matson

14 Episodes
1 Volume
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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Sharks in Old Time Radio

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

14 1
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Esther Williams

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as America's Mermaid, she swam into the hearts of many with her lavish Aqua Musical spectaculars

14 1
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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
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Aldrich Family Christmas

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

14 1
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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
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Murder by Experts

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Top writers in the history of mystery and the show exhibits some of the best mystery writing known on radio. Update: additional episodes features

15 1
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Steve Allen Show

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Likable Funny Comedian in his Early Work! Update: additional broadcasts

15 1
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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
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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

Bob Hope Christmas

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

15 1
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Herbert Hoover Speeches

15 Episodes
1 Volume
The first US President born west of the Mississippi, Herbert Hoover was president during the earliest years of old time radio. Update: additional recordings

15 1
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Columbus Day

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

15 1
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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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Ford Theater

16 Episodes
1 Volume
The Ford Theater began as a low budget project to bring movie adaptations to the air using lower scale NY actors. In order to increase car sales, the show was reformatted using A-List Hollywood talent.

16 1
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Joan Fontaine

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

16 1
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Wormwood Forest

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Is a charming, simple and gentle children's show that is a joy for people of all ages.

16 1
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Fred Astaire

16 Episodes
1 Volume
His film and stage career lasted an outstanding 76 years and he made 31 music films, often with the lovely Ginger Rogers. Fred Astaire made music with his feet and the sound of his shoes harmonizes with musical score on these old time radio shows.He even had his own show, The Fred Astaire Show, which is included in this collection of his radio appearances.

16 1
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