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1950

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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 Awards Shows

Enjoy the nostalgia of Academy Awards Ceremonies of yesteryear!
10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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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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
Add To Cart: $60.00

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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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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Alexander Woollcott

One of the foremost critics and commentators on the New York scene during the early decades of the twentieth century, Alexander Woollcott was a larger than life character
20 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
Add To Cart: $30.00

Alice Frost

superb radio actress who co-starred on Mr. and Mrs. North for ten years and as Big Sister for five years.
117 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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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Amazing Mr Malone

Whis old time radio griping crime drama stars Frank Lovejoy as a Chicago Crime-Fighting Lawyer! Update: 7 additional episodes
16 1
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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
Add To Cart: $35.00

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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Anniversaries in Old Time Radio

Anniversaries, milestones, and more in this one-of-a-kind, genre-wide collection of Anniversaries in Old Time Radio.
184 4
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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
Add To Cart: $35.00

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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Arlene Dahl

From Norwegian stock in Minnesota, Arlene Dahl got her start as a Rheingold Beer Girl.
8 1
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Arlene Francis

Panelists on What's My Line, Arlene Francis had a long performance history on Broadway.
75 2
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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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Authors Collection

Featuring the Best Classic Literature on OTR!
53 1
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Barbara Jean Wong

Barbara Jean Wong was a fourth generation Chinese-American who began her performance career at the age of five and was soon dubbed the Chinese-American Shirley Temple.
55 1
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Barbara Stanwyck

The Most Versatile Actress Who Never Won an Oscar!
31 1
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Barrie Craig (Barry Craig)

Laid Back Private Investigator Solves Cases from his Madison Avenue Office! Update: better sound quality
77 2
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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
Add To Cart: $30.00

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
Add To Cart: $45.00

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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Batman in Old Time Radio

Although Batman and Robin's radio appearances are not a frequent as Superman, The Caped Crusader was known to fly into many fun radio episodes.
230 3
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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
Add To Cart: $10.00

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
Add To Cart: $35.00

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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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 Hutton

includes appearances by the blonde bombshell and comedian on The Pepsodent Show (Bob Hope), It's Time To Smile, The Charlie McCarthy Show, Radio Hall of Fame, and Radio Hall of Fame showcasing Hutton's singing and acting and all-around compelling personality.
16 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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Beulah

A spin-off of the Fibber McGee & Molly series, Beulah was a novelty character, created and sustained by the startling concept of a white man doing a black woman's voice.
23 1
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Beyond Tomorrow

The art of Science Fiction goes back to the time when a young person stepped away from the campfire, looked towards the stars and wondered "What's out there?" The Sci Fi genre gained respectability as it moved from the pages of pulp magazines to network radio programs, Beyond Tomorrow features stories from the masters of Sci Fi, including Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.
4 1
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Big Guy

Follows the adventures of single dad detective, Joshua Sharp who wears size 902 in a triple D shoe.
3 1
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Big Show

By the early 1950's, sponsors were beginning to abandon radio for television, but nothing on the small screen had the class and sophistication of NBC's The Big Show. Although Mistress of Ceremonies, Tallulah Bankhead and her guests from the world of entertainment were definitely "upper crust", Miss Bankhead's friendly and accessible manner meant that the program was as entertaining in the parlor as it was in the garage.
30 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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Biggest Heart

Weekly Contest by the Colorado Heart Association to Find the Biggest Pumping Heart in the World (figuratively)!
14 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
Add To Cart: $10.00

Bing Christmas

For many of us, the real signal that the Christmas Season has begun is hearing Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas" on the radio.
41 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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Birthday Collection

Fun birthday celebrations of famous celebrities, historical figures, and even Gracie Allen's grandpa.
148 3
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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
Add To Cart: $15.00

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
Add To Cart: $40.00

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
Add To Cart: $65.00

Bob Elson On the 20th Century Limited

Bob Elson interviews in LaSalle Street Station in Chicago garnered open responses from actors, politicians, sports figures and Royalty.
22 1
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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
Add To Cart: $50.00

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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Boxers Champions and Prizefighters

This OTRCAT original collection includes examples of boxing in all the genres of old time radio shows
121 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Break the Bank

The Highest Paying Quiz Show in Radio's Golden Age!
4 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
Add To Cart: $20.00

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
Add To Cart: $80.00

Buddha

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

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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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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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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $35.00

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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Cary Grant

With a charm and sophistication that came as natural as his cleft chin and sparkling eyes, Cary Grant was a natural movie star who was just as talented in front of the radio microphone as he was the camera. Update: additional recording
38 1
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Casey Crime Photographer

"SNAP!" Casey's crime photography often give him a snootfull of something foxingly mysterious. And the crime chase is on! Update: additional AFRS broadcast
81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Cathy Lewis

was a radio staple and performed in hundreds of radio shows in both the comedy and drama genres. In Suspense alone, she stared in over 120 episodes. She is best known for her role as narrator and best friend Jane Stacy in My Friend Irma.
316 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Cats in OTR

The Cat's Out of the Bag! Requested by our Mascot cat and you, an anthology of Cat Tails and We're Not Lion!
98 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cavalcade of America

This well-done, star-studded factual show is a wonderful resource for those interested in historical highlights. Update: 340+ additional episodes
739 15
Add To Cart: $75.00

Challenge of the Yukon (Sgt Preston)

A noble Canadian Mountie on the side of law and order along with his wise and loyal dog, Yukon King. This show comes from the creators of The Lone Ranger and shares the same values of fairness and protecting the weak from the strong.
324 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Charles Boyer

He was one of the busiest stage actors in Paris, and it was only a matter of time before Hollywood took notice.
57 2
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Charles Dickens

a diverse assortment of adapted Charles Dickens stories from series including Burns and Allen, Escape, Suspense, Lux Radio Theater, Richard Diamond and many others.
35 1
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Chesterfield Supper Club

Chesterfield Supper Club is a splendid music and variety show, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes. Each night the host (Perry Como, Jo Stafford, or Peggy Lee) would perform live along with top name guest performers including Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Eddie Fisher, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Nat King Cole, and more! Update: additional broadcasts
23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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