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Big Guy

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

3 1
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$4.50

Our Gal Sunday

3 Episodes
1 Volume
This classic soap opera rags to riches story is about a orphan girl named Sunday who married a powerful and rich Lord Henry Brinthrope.

3 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

Beyond Tomorrow

4 Episodes
1 Volume
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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$4.50

Break the Bank

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

4 1
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$4.50

Granbys Green Acres

4 Episodes
1 Volume
City Couple leaves the Big City to become Farmers

4 1
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Quick and Dead

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Starring Bob Hope and produced by Fred Friendly, this old time radio show dramatically presents the science and horrors of Atomic War.

4 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Wizard of Oz

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio drama and supporting broadcasts of Dorothy Gale, the rural Kansan, who in a freak storm is whisked away to a magical rainbow world populated by colorful munchkin-like people.

5 1
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Nona from Nowhere

5 Episodes
1 Volume
A true Soap Opera, Nona from Nowhere is sponsored by Bab-O cleanser! The show only lasted a couple of seasons, but is indicative of the classic 1950s soap opera with murder, drama, and organ rifts.

5 1
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$4.50

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
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Tito Guizar

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

5 1
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T Man

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the old time radio adventures of federal agents who protect the honest taxpayers from thugs, thieves, and "Mr Smartypants."

5 1
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$4.50

Cloud Nine

5 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) An interesting and rare adventure program about a character who goes to fantasy world filled with beautiful musical interludes.

5 1
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$4.50

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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Fredric Brown

5 Episodes
1 Volume
a very prolific practitioner of the science fiction branch of the genre, churning out nearly twenty-five pulp novels in his career, in addition to his numerous short stories.

5 1
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Margaret Truman

5 Episodes
1 Volume
the daughter of President Harry Truman, Margaret Truman was a singer and performer in the 1940-1950's and later an author best known for her crime fiction in the 1980s.

5 1
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Vivien Leigh

5 Episodes
1 Volume
She became a household name playing Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, Vivien Leigh was one of the brightest stars in classic Hollywood.

5 1
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Inside Track

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Hessler interviewed coaches, managers, ball players, scouts, and individual athletes about trends in their sports and what it takes to be great in each competition.

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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Queen for a Day

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

6 1
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Joe DiMaggio

6 Episodes
1 Volume
center fielder baseball player for the New York Yankees, is a a very rare sports old time radio show featuring Joe DiMaggio himself answering questions from listeners.

6 1
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Streamlined Shakespeare

6 Episodes
1 Volume
A summer replacement series that signed the most famous Shakespearean alive actor of the time, John Barrymore.

6 1
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Lands Best Bands

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Whether you were in the radar shack with your eyes glued to a 'scope or you were stuck in the galley peeling spuds for the entire cruise, there were more than enough romance and adventure to go around, the Recruiter just had to get the young men through the door.

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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Enola Gay Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

6 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes news stories and radio shows The US Air Force Bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

6 1
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Presenting Charles Boyer

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Michel is The Man with Many Identities and electrifying Stories

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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$2.50

Groundhog Day

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

7 1
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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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Louella Parsons

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Gossip Giant gabs about Hollywood Happenings!

8 1
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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
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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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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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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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$4.50

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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Arlene Dahl

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

8 1
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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
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Mind Readers

8 Episodes
1 Volume
The first thing to remember is that there is no such thing as telepathy, but that does not stop Mind Readers from giving thrilling shows on Old Time Radio.

8 1
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Man From Homicide

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Ride along on shocking cases with the "Man from Homicide," a classic hard-boiled crime drama from the early 1950's. Update: 6 additional broadcasts

9 1
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$4.50

Academy Awards Shows

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

10 1
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$4.50

This is Your Life

10 Episodes
1 Volume
This rare and charming show is about real lives.

10 1
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$4.50

Up for Parole

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on Authentic Parole Cases!

10 1
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Somebody Knows

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Summer replacement series for Suspense with the premise was that there are no perfect crimes, that someone, somewhere, could have the one missing clue. Update: additional shows

10 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

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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Hour of Saint Francis

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Each 15-minute show examined a moral problem, explored a virtue, or told the stories of everyday people in extraordinary situations.

10 1
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$4.50

Gloria Swanson

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

10 1
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People Act

11 Episodes
1 Volume
spotlights democracy at work in America and how government program like Civilian Conservation Corps and school funding helped individuals and communities alike.

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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Polio

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Polio became one of the most worrisome of childhood diseases in the early 20th century until research by Jonas Salk resulted in a practical and effective polio vaccine.

11 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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$4.50

Wanted

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: help find criminals on the run from the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted list from 1950

12 1
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$4.50

Rare Summer Replacement Shows

12 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes rare but wonderful seasonal shows that held the timeslot for some of America's best loved radio shows.

12 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

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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$4.50

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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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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Educating Archie

13 Episodes
1 Volume
a charming decidedly British ventriloquism old time radio show with Peter Brough, his dummy, Archie Andrews, and a little rising star 14 year old Julie Andrews.

13 1
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$4.50

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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Biggest Heart

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Weekly Contest by the Colorado Heart Association to Find the Biggest Pumping Heart in the World (figuratively)!

14 1
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Mr and Mrs Blanding

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Real-Life Married Couple Cary Grant and Betsy Drake Star in this Funny Situational Comedy

14 1
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Religious Recordings

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Uplifting and Inspirational Sermons from Reverend Beale and Reverend Charles Fuller Update: 2 additional broadcasts

14 1
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$4.50

Candid Microphone

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

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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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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Top Secret

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Cloak and dagger intrigue and a thick Hungarian accent were the ingredients for Ilona Massey to foil Nazi spy rings and slip across Europe like it was an espionage playground in Top Secret.

15 1
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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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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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Amazing Mr Malone

16 Episodes
1 Volume
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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Joan Fontaine

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

16 1
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Two Thousand Plus (2000PLUS)

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Since Y2K, we know what it is like to live in the years 2000+, but in 1950-1952, this pioneering Sci Fi program on Mutual explored the fantastic future we all dreamed about. So where in your personal robot and jet-pack? Update: additional episode and sound upgrades

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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Light-Up Time

16 Episodes
1 Volume
AFRS broadcast, old blue eyes (Frank Sinatra) smooth talks the audience in Light-up Time which is an enjoyable music program perfect listening for after work.

16 1
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Betty Hutton

16 Episodes
1 Volume
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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Enchanted Hour

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Henry Weber and his orchestra play uninterrupted music by composers such as Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Handel, Debussy, Strauss, and Wagner.

17 1
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Heatwave

17 Episodes
1 Volume
An OTRCAT exclusive: when the weather outside heats up, so does the drama, crime, and even comedy in old time radio!

17 1
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Christmas in Suspense

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Did you ever have the feeling there was a severed limb in your Christmas stocking? Listen to the best Christmas shows from Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills!

17 1
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$2.50

Lizabeth Scott

17 Episodes
1 Volume
She was said to have “the most beautiful face of film noir” during the 1940s and 1950s” and some gave her the title as the Queen of Noir.

17 1
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Jane Powell

17 Episodes
1 Volume
She was the eternal “girl next door” Jane Powell and got her start singing in motion pictures.

17 1
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Back To School

17 Episodes
1 Volume
The beginning of the school year is an excited time for the characters in old time radio comedies and dramas.

17 1
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Cavemen and Dinosaurs

17 Episodes
1 Volume
A fun prehistoric collection from a wide variety of radio shows. An OTRCAT.com original collection.

17 1
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Hollywood Star Playhouse

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Hollywood Star Playhouse began as a lunchtime extended advertisement for RKO Pictures, broadcast from the studio lunchroom. Later, it morphed into an anthology of movie adaptations featuring the original Stars. Update: Additional Episodes

18 1
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Lauritz Melchior

18 Episodes
1 Volume
This Danish-American opera tenor was best known for his performances of Wagner's works, but he also had a great sense of humor appearing with Fred Allen and Eddie Cantor old time radio shows.

18 1
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Ilona Massey

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Billed as the new Marlene Dietrich, this Austrian beauty was best known to OTR fans for her role in Top Secret.

18 1
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Dan Dailey

18 Episodes
1 Volume
A talented actor in many genres, Dan Dailey starred in old time radio episodes of Lux Radio Theater, Suspense, Philco Radio Time and Screen Directors Playhouse.

18 1
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Bobby Benson and the B-Bar-B Riders

19 Episodes
1 Volume
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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MGM Theatre

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy these radio adaptations of great hollywood movies! Update: additional recording

19 1
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Chicago Theater Air

19 Episodes
1 Volume
As War erupted on the European continent, there was a concern in America over the culture that was being lost, especially in the fine arts. The Chicago Theater of the Air was created to bring opera to the masses in the provincial heart land, preserving the art and serving listeners.

19 1
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Buddha

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

19 1
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Math in OTR

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Math is the universal language, but it will never be able to express the wide range of emotion and fun we find in Old Time Radio.

19 1
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Civil Rights Racism Discrimination and Prejudice in Old Time Radio

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio not only recorded the progress of equality as it was happening, but it was a tool for bringing progress about.

19 1
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