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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
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Adventures in Research

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

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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Alan Ladd

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

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

British born journalist, his observations of American life and culture were beloved by millions.
6 1
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All Star Parade of Bands

Most musicians, especially jazz musicians, perform better in front of an audience, particularly one that is dancing. The solution was the remote broadcast.
23 1
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American Adventure

Join us on the Adventure of Our Nation
23 1
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Hosted by Professor Martin Maloney with the cooperation of the Speech Department at Northwestern University, Americana looks at American people and customs in the mid century.
24 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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Amos and Andy Music Hall

Using the premise that the Kingfish had set up a radio station in the Lodge Hall of the Mystic Knights of the Sea, Amos & Andy playing records between comic sketches and were often joined by a guest celebrity.
6 1
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Andy Devine

Best known as a character actor in Western radio and TV, Andy Devine was the sidekick of the greatest stars in Hollywood.
339 7
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presents "A selections of readings from poets, past and present and the music to accompany their poetry." Recordings include star-packed casts with poetry readings by Bing Crosby, Helen Hayes, Frank Lovejoy, Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Walter Huston, and many more.
56 2
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Apocalypse (End of the World)

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

Survive in style the end of the world. It includes five of our favorite world's end collections!
304 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Arlene Dahl

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

Bergen and McCarthy (Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)

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

Philosopher and one of the brightest minds of the 20th century, Bertrand Russell spoke out against war and nuclear proliferation.
13 1
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Best of All

This radio program salutes America's most important and famous composers from musical comedy, operetta, and movie scores, presenting some of their most memorable music.
37 2
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Best of Dragnet

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

This collection includes OTRCAT's favorite Gunsmoke episodes including "Billy the Kid", "Buffalo Hunter", "Home Surgery" and many more of the classic old time radio western.
103 2
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Best of Horror and Mystery Bundle Pack

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

Brought to you by the United States Air Force, recall some of the great episodes in sports history including 1947 US Open over Sam Snead, Jessie Owens at the 1936 Olympics, Joe Lewis nearly beaten by Joe Wolcott, the 1927 Indy 500 Race, the 1950 Football Championship game between the Rams and the Browns, and many others.
5 1
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Billie Burke

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

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

(update) now with 78 additional recordings: produced by Joseph O. Meyers, this old time radio series fascinated radio audiences with the biographies of Churchill, Babe Ruth, Fred Allen, WC Fields, and more.
85 4
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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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Blind Tales in Old Time Radio

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

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

Everyone's favorite investigator in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Bailey starred in a number of tough guy detective old time radio shows.
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Add To Cart: $65.00

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

Boxers Champions and Prizefighters

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

Best known for his creative vocalizations or scatting and his catchphrase "hi-de-hi-de-ho."
16 1
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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
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Children Shows

Mom cried over the Soaps during the day and Dad would tune is some serious programming when he got home from work. But in the magic time between the end of the school day and supper-time, kids ruled the radio dial.
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Childrens Show Bundle Pack

Many of our customers have reported immense joy in sharing the shows they remember as kid with their children and grandchildren. We want to encourage you to share the merriment and wonder of old time radio shows with the children of today with over 193 hours of classic recordings.
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Add To Cart: $90.00

Christmas Bundle

over 600 classic christmas broadcasts!
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Add To Cart: $105.00

Christmas Comedy

This collection will have you giggling jingle bells and spiting your egg nog laughing hohoho!
180 4
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Christmas Detectives

Crime doesn't stop for Christmas, luckily the gumshoes are here with holiday gumdrops.
50 1
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Christmas in Suspense

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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Christmas Movies on the Radio

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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Christmas Mystery

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

Hundreds of hours full of holiday cheer! Update: New disk #8!
649 8
Add To Cart: $40.00


The drama of life under the Big Top has always made for great radio stories from all genres.
303 5
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Cisco Kid

Join the 'Mexican Robin Hood" Cisco Kid and his sidekick Pancho (Mel Blanc) on their adventures in the wild frontier. Update: 100+ new episodes
342 7
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Civil Defense

(update) Fascinating PSA, recordings and episodes to save americans from a nuclear attack!
120 1
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Civil War

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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Claire Trevor

Known as the "Queen of Film Noir", Claire Trevor was a husky-voiced blonde and seemed to fill the role of gun-moll, seductress or tough minded career woman with aplomb.
38 1
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Cold War, Commies, Atomic, and Civil Defense Saver Bundle

Seventeen Great Old Time Radio Collections from the Cold War and Atomic era! Don't duck and cover, buy the Atomic & Cold War Bundle Pack today!
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Add To Cart: $145.00

College Quiz Bowl

academic quiz show with the brightest brains at Notre Dame, Syracuse, Georgetown, Cornell, Columbia, and more.
16 1
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Comedy Collection

Chuckle Along with a Crazy Compilation Comedy Shows--An OTRCAT exclusive!
113 2
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Communists and Cold War

This extensive collection includes radio shows, news broadcasts, psa's, and debates about The Red Scare, McCarthyism, and The Cold War which pervaded politics, cultures, life and more in second half the the 20th Century. Update: additional recordings
244 6
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Computers and Electronic Brains

By the end of the Golden Age of Radio, computers had begun to enter the popular imagination largely through the descriptions from Science Fiction.
31 1
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Crazy Mamas

OTRCAT.com original collection features hand-picked episodes with a variety of crazy mama and insane mother-in-laws.
47 1
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Creepiest Old Time Radio Show

An OTRCAT original compilation: Turn the lights down low and sit as close as you can to your sweetheart when this scary collection plays!
143 3
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Crime Christmas

Crime still happens during the Holidays and Joe Friday, Johnny Dollar, Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, Richard Diamond, and Paladin will make sure that the grinches don't steal Christmas, St Nick, furs, or a statue of Baby Jesus.
34 1
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Dan Dailey

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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Dana Andrews

Known as "face of noir", Dana Andrew's signature role included the obsessed detective in "Laura." This collection contains his guest appearances in various broadcasts and his star role as Matt Cvetic in "I Was a Communist for the FBI."
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Dangerous Assignment

Steve Mitchell, international operative, had two jobs: get in and out of danger. Update: additional shows and sound upgrades
111 3
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Dangerous Dames and Dolls in Old Time Radio

Murderous Women, "Women in Red", bad girls, even "Good looking gals with brains" from mystery, horror, and detective genre of radio pepper this old time radio collection. The bad girls of old time radio; are they plotting to get rid of their husbands, rising up to a powerful position no matter what they have to do or double-cross, take a great risk for a little extra cash, or perhaps scheming revenge on a cheating lover. Willing to go outside the law to get what they want!
28 1
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David Rose

Composer David Rose had his own show called California Melodies and his song "The Stripper" reached the top of Billboard's top 100.
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Debbie Reynolds

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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Defective Detectives and Bungling Burglars

spoofs and skits of detective radio shows and bungled burglaries by some of the funniest old time radio comedians.
180 3
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Dennis Day Show

A Day in the Life of Dennis Day was a popular sitcom featuring the original soda jerk from the Jack Benny Show. Update: additional episodes
67 2
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Detective Collection

Menagerie of the best-of Detective Shows-An OTRCAT exclusive!
119 2
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Devils Demons Satan and Lucifer

In this collection where the Devil himself actually shows up perhaps as a stand-ins for "the evil which lurks in the hearts of men."
109 3
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Dick Powell

Dick Powell stars in Richard Diamond, Rogue's Gallery, and special appearances in various old time radio shows including Lux Radio Theater, Command Performance, Cavalcade of America, UN Radio, Screen Guild Theater, Suspense, This I Believe, and many rare recordings!
203 8
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Dinah Shore

Is there anyone finah in the state of Carolina? The newly updated collection has 100+ new recordings of the singing starlet best remembered for her sensuous recordings in the 1940's; now with over 100 episodes of the Dinah Shore show and 60+ guest appearances, many with Groucho Marx.
168 2
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Donna Reed

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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The series covered crimes ranging from check fraud, petty theft, and bunko detail to more sensational topics like murder, drug abuse, and taboo topics such as sex crimes and child abduction and murder. With a semi-documentary style, realism would be the show's feature. Jack Webb began hanging out at police headquarters and riding with detective teams on house calls. Update: Sound quality upgrades and few additional AFRS recordings
394 8
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Drama Collection

A sensational sampling of OTRCAT's drama radio shows with classic stars and unforgettable productions--An OTRCAT exclusive collection.
219 3
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Dwight D Eisenhower

Eisenhower was a national hero after serving as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during WWII and in 1952 won the Presidential Election. Update: additional broadcasts
46 1
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E Jack Neuman

one of the most prolific writers and producers in show business including credits on Sam Spade, Suspense, and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.
108 3
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Before you bite the ears off your chocolate bunny, tune in and hear how your favorite old time radio stars celebrate Easter.
29 1
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Easy Money

(update) In the old time radio series Easy Money, Detective Mike Trent is a former professional magician who now uses his talents to turn the tables on swindlers and con-men.
5 1
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Eddie Anderson

Best known for his role as Rochester van Jones whose shenanigans as Jack Benny's valet made him a household name.
564 12
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Eddie Bracken

(update) star of stage, screen, and radio. He made significant contributions to all three beginning at nine-years-old in vaudeville, eventually moving on to Broadway.
35 1
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Eddie Fisher

A heart-throb crooner who sang into the heart of women everywhere beginning with his big win on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts
119 3
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Election Collection

old time radio shows take on elections, voting and ballots taken from all genres including comedy, drama, western, news programs, and more.
85 2
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Espionage Spies and Secrets Agents

this extensive compilation includes a sampling and many rare and popular broadcasts of "Radio Espionage" from all different genres.
176 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Esther Williams

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

This well-written religious drama was created by the Jewish Theological Seminary and features stories from the Torah, the Bible, and important historical texts. Update: over 680 new recordings:
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Add To Cart: $75.00

Ethel Barrymore

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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Eve Arden

Before she was everyone's favorite English teacher at Madison High School, she was tickling listeners' funny bones as a guest star.
208 6
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F Scott Fitzgerald

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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Fatal Females

featuring the meanest ladies of old time radio. From murderesses to poisoneresses from wicked queens to wicked witches, this collection is sure to prove that the fairest sex can be pretty scary, too.
56 1
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