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Fernando Lamas

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Fernando Lamas was originally from Argentina but came to America to become a "Latin Lover" star of stage, screen, and radio and winning the hearts of America's starlets.

2 1
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$4.50

Stewart Granger

2 Episodes
1 Volume
A ruggedly handsome British import, Stewart Granger suffered from the stigma of his wife, Jean Simmons, having a more successful Hollywood career than he did.

2 1
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$4.50

Doctors Wife

3 Episodes
1 Volume
"The gay, heart-warming story of a woman who is married to a doctor...and likes it!" Doctor Dan Palmer and his supportive wife Julie live and work in a small town full of big personalities in this short lived old time radio soap opera.

3 1
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$4.50

Hearthstone of the Death Squad

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Fans of detective stories can rest assured that the "implacable man hunter of The Metropolitan Police" always got his man, and sent the evil doer to "the chair."

3 1
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$4.50

December Bride

3 Episodes
1 Volume
An unlikely old time radio sit com about a guy who likes his Mother-in-law!

3 1
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$4.50

Douglas of the World

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Brad Douglas, Foreign Correspondent, played by Jack Moyles, is a roving reporter for the New York World Newspaper in this espionage thriller.

4 1
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$4.50

Faces in the Window

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Ken Nordine, with his rich, deep, resounding voice, read from the Gothic horror works of Poe, Balzac, Dostoevsky and others.

4 1
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Helen Keller

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Being born deaf and mute, her story of overcoming all odds with the help of dedicated tutor Anne Sullivan inspired the world.

4 1
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$4.50

Grace Kelly

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for her roles in Alfred Hitchcock films, Grace Kelly later married Prince Rainier III and became Princess of Monaco.

4 1
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$4.50

Captain Starr

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Following in the footsteps of Tom Corbett and Space Patrol, Captain Starr shoots around in his rocket, "Shooting Star," on exciting galactic adventures!

5 1
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$4.50

Charlton Heston

5 Episodes
1 Volume
A no-nonsense action film star, NRA president, and civil rights supporter, Charlton Heston also appeared on old time radio to re-perform some of his favorite film roles.

5 1
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$4.50

Town and Country Time (Army Corp)

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy popular country and folk music in this old time radio show from the 1950s starring Jimmy Dean and the Texas Wildcats, sponsored by the US Army Corp.

5 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

Marilyn Monroe

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

5 1
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$4.50

Ways of Mankind

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Explore the various facets of cultures and explains not only how they differ, but how they are fundamentally the same in many ways.

5 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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$4.50

Stars in the Air

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Catch the "Stars in the Air" with this dramatic Hollywood anthology series broadcast in 1951-52.

6 1
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$4.50

Hollywood Soundstage

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Grab a seat on the Hollywood Soundstage and listen to stars like Dana Andrews, Bette Davis, Jeff Chandler, and Tyrone Power present adaptions of some of the era's most popular movies.

6 1
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$4.50

Faultless Starch Time

6 Episodes
1 Volume
The quarter-hour program featured traditional and Country songs by Bob Atcher and the Hometowners with comic patter between Atcher and Mary Jane Johnson (who also sang).

6 1
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$4.50

Jean Peters

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Green-eyed beauty was a rising star in the 1950s, she was typecast as "sexy spitfire."

6 1
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$4.50

Black Book (The Man in Black)

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Paul Frees, this talent filled old time radio show features the stories of almost perfect crimes asking audiences to listen for the criminal's mistake.

7 1
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Howdy Doody Time

7 Episodes
1 Volume
What time is it, kids? Take your seat in the Peanut Gallery, It's Howdy Doody Time!

7 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

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

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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$4.50

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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$4.50

American Weekly

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio Dramas adapted from everyone's favorite Sunday Magazine!

8 1
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$4.50

Teresa Brewer

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Born to sing, Teresa Brewer's career began at the age of five Major Bowes Amateur Hour and Bing Crosby called her "Sophie Tucker of the Girl Scouts."

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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$4.50

Angela Lansbury

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

8 1
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$4.50

Better Living Radio Theater

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Learn how pioneers in industry made life better for millions of people through their inventions.

9 1
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Ava Gardner

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

9 1
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$4.50

Fred Niblo Jr

9 Episodes
1 Volume
He came from vaudevillian roots, and worked in screenwriting in Hollywood following in his father's footprints.

9 1
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$4.50

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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Cavalcade of America Christmas

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced by DuPont to improve its public image, Cavalcade of America Christmas features drama shows.

9 1
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$4.50

Alan Freed Show

10 Episodes
1 Volume
The popular 1950's Cleveland DJ, Moondog Alan Freed, was an American disc jockey during the beginning of rock n roll.One of the first promoters of African-American musical style, he began to promote local concerts and dances feature rock n roll artists with great success.

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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$4.50

Doris Day Show

10 Episodes
1 Volume
America's sweetheart songbird stars in a 30 minute musical program highlighting her musical talents.

10 1
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$4.50

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

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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$4.50

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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$4.50

Errol Flynn

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Shameless partier, Errol Flynn was one of Hollywood's Original Bad Boys. Even with his reputation, his name on an action movie or swashbuckler was almost guaranteed money at the box office.

12 1
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Hello Sucker

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) now with an additional two episodes: HELLO SUCKER was created to help protect Chicago consumers and home owners from crooks, cheats, schemes, scams, swindles, rip-offs, and rackets, but also protecting racial minorities from real estate discrimination.

12 1
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Medicine USA

12 Episodes
1 Volume
In this entertaining series, The American Medical Association dramatized health issues facing Americans, providing information about symptoms and treatment, and ultimately, hope.

12 1
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$4.50

Defense Attorney

12 Episodes
1 Volume
This is a hard hitting old time radio crime drama, with a distinctive feminine touch. Update: additional broadcast

12 1
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$4.50

Olympic Historical Recordings

12 Episodes
1 Volume
compilation of news, historical recordings and sports shows talking about Olympic history from radio past!

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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Rare Captain

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Ahoy! Wild, Random and Rare Captain-Themed Adventures, Aye Matey!

13 1
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$4.50

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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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

Wendell Corey

13 Episodes
1 Volume
A staple of the radio airwaves, Wendell Corey's memorable textured voice on such great old time radio shows as Cavalcade of America, Lux Radio Theater, and Inner Sanctum

13 1
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$4.50

Stars for Defense

13 Episodes
1 Volume
created by Federal Civil Defense Administration as a public service program to be broadcast by participating radio stations throughout the country with music and practical advice for Americans fearful of an impending attack during the Cold War. Update: sound upgrades

13 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

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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$4.50

Arthur Smiths Corner Store

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy one of the pioneers of modern country music, Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith on his show, The Corner Store.

14 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

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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$4.50

Jack Paar Show

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

15 1
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$4.50

Steve Allen Show

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

15 1
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$4.50

Meet Millie

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular with the audiences, Meet Millie features a single gal trying to make her way while living with her mom. Update: additional recordings

15 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

Joan Fontaine

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

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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Truth or Consequences

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Ralph Edwards hosts the riotous game show where answers were tough, and the consequence for an incorrect answer were even tougher and funnier! Update: additional recording

17 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

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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$4.50

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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$4.50

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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$4.50

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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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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Western Adventures with Historical Figures

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio's favorite western heroes meet real western historical figures like Buffalo Bill, Calamity Jane, Annie Oakley, Billy the Kid, even a young Teddy Roosevelt.

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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Cancer and Tumors

19 Episodes
1 Volume
By the time of the Golden Age of Radio, cancer was still feared but there was growing hope that the disease could be treated, controlled, and eventually cured through the efforts of the American Cancer Society.

19 1
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Doris Day

20 Episodes
2 Volume
Doris Day was almost destined to become America's sweetheart. Her pretty face got her into pictures, her pictures helped sell her records, and her terrific personality made her a welcome guest on radio.

20 2
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$9.00

NBC Short Story

20 Episodes
1 Volume
NBC Short Story found a literary form that was ideal for a half-hour radio broadcast, and used stories by Hemingway, Faulkner, Steinbeck and others.

20 1
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$4.50

Smilin Eds Buster Brown Gang

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Smilin’ Ed’s Buster Brown Gang was a fun Saturday morning kids shoe with fanciful characters who reminded kids to remind their parents to buy Buster Brown Shoes.

22 1
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Joan Crawford

22 Episodes
1 Volume
During her decades long career, she remained the epitome of Hollywood glamour and prestige.This collection contains the radio appearances of the"First Queen of the Movies." Update: additional broadcast

22 1
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Christmas Mystery

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Who says the Mysteries of the Season shouldn't make your hair stand on end?

22 1
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Kay Starr

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Remembered as one of the earliest female country swing artists, Kay Starr appeared on episodes of The Great Gildersleeve, and was a regular Thursday night guest on The Chesterfield Supper Club.

22 1
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Susan Hayward

22 Episodes
1 Volume
known as the "Brooklyn Bombshell", Susan Hayward was best known for playing was "Woman who overcomes adversity."

22 1
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Lorenzo Jones

23 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with 20 additional episodes: Smile awhile, and enjoy this fine soap sud! Lorenzo Jones was a popular soap throughout its near two decade run. Each show began, "We all know couples like lovable, impractical Lorenzo Jones and his devoted wife, Belle.

23 1
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Pursuit

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the adventures of Inspector Peter Black of Scotland Yard in "relentless, dangerous pursuit... When man hunts man!" Update: additional episodes

23 1
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Romance

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Your guide through the pages of all the great stories of all time tender love stories of today, the memorable love stories of the past.

23 1
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Western Christmas

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Santa's ridin' in dem doggies with a sack full of old time radio goodies set in the wild west. Ho Ho Yeeha! Update: additional episodes

23 1
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David Niven

23 Episodes
1 Volume
was such a cool British chap that Ian Fleming based the persona of James Bond on David Niven.

23 1
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Quack Doctors

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Laugh along with comedic tales of quack doctors with Amos & Andy, Jack Benny, and more. Hear the dramatized tales of quackery in Dragnet, Dr Kildare, Straight Arrow, Casey Crime Photographer, and more!

23 1
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James Cagney

23 Episodes
1 Volume
One of Hollywood's most iconic tough guys was a surprisingly versatile actor.

23 1
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Drug Store

24 Episodes
1 Volume
From Peavey's Pharmacy on The Great Gildersleeve to the mysterious ingredients used by The Green Hornet, the local drug store was a place to meet, greet, grab a chocolate malt, and maybe solve a mystery or two.

24 1
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Marriage, The

24 Episodes
1 Volume
The fact that stars Hume Cronan and Jessica Tandy were married in real life adds poignancy to The Marriage.

24 1
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Civil War

24 Episodes
1 Volume
There are stories of bravery and sacrifice, honor and cowardice, desperation and hope from both sides of the conflict.

24 1
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Ginny Simms

25 Episodes
1 Volume
Born in Texas and raised in California, Ginny Sims knew a thing or two about sunshine, and everyone who heard her sing knew it! She almost married Kay Kyser, but left the Ol' Professor’s band to start her own radio show. Update: new recording

25 1
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Popular Vocalists of Radio

25 Episodes
1 Volume
The brightest female vocalists like Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Shore, Martha Tilton, and many more from radio's golden age.

25 1
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Mario Lanza

26 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: Mario Lanza was a tenor extraordinaire known as "The Triple Threat" because he could sing, act, and he was good looking. He is considered by many to be the greatest voice of the 20th century.

26 1
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Jesus in Old Time Radio

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio celebrates the life of Jesus, from his humble birth in a manger in Bethlehem, through his crucifixion and resurrection, but mostly radio is a means to share Jesus’s message of love and peace.

26 1
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My Little Margie

27 Episodes
1 Volume
Airing toward the end of the Golden Age of Radio, My Little Margieactually started as a hilarious TV sitcom.

27 1
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Silent Men

27 Episodes
1 Volume
High adventure behind enemy lines based on true stories as Douglas Fairbanks Jr stars in The Silent Men.

27 1
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