It is a panorama of what radio was like in its prime -- featuring the unique comedy of Easy Aces, Bob and Ray, and dramatic shows starring Charles Boyer, Robert Cummings, and Rosalind Russell. Two innovative plays written by radio poet laureate, Norman Corwin are included, as well as domestic comedy with Mr. & Mrs. Blandings, starring Cary Grant and Betsy Drake. Rural quizzes and contests with The Man on the Farm, Arlene Francis arranging an evening on the town between servicemen and beautiful models on Blind Date can also be enjoyed, along with newspaper reporter Randy Stone uncovering the human side of the news on the Night Beat, and popular singing star James Melton appearing in two mid-1940s rebroadcasts of The Texaco Star Theater.
ContentsColumbia presents Corwin: Daybreak (#2 of 8) (1945) (30 min.) ; Savage encounter (#6 of 8) (1945) (30 min.) / written, produced, and directed by Norman Corwin
Presenting Charles Boyer: Adventure with a slide rule blonde (1950) (30 min.) ; The thief, a beautiful woman, and my life of crime (1950) (30 min.)
Mr. & Mrs. Blandings: Jim's television appearance (1951) (30 min.) ; Selling the house (1951) (30 min.)
Blind date: Guest chaperone Glenda Farrell (1945) (30 min.) ; Guest chaperone Hazel Brooks (1945) (30 min.)
Four star playhouse: The hunted (1949) (30 min.) ; The incredible Anna Lee (1949) (30 min.)
Easy Aces (audition programs 222, 749, 750, and 922) (late 1930s?) (60 min.)
The Bob and Ray show: A vacation at Lake Chipmunk (AFRS #17) (1951) (15 min.) ; The Bob and Ray Radio Script Writing School (AFRS #18) (1951) (15 min.) ; Pretty please (AFRS #97) (1951) (15 min.) ; The Tex and Mary McGoon show (AFRS #98) (1951) (15 min.)
Night-beat: The telephone (1950) (30 min.) ; A woman's tears (1950) (30 min.)
The James Melton show (Texaco Star Theater): Guests Alec Templeton and Rise Stevens (AFRS #42) (1945) (30 min.) ; Guests Anna Mary Dickie and Ed Wynn (AFRS #83) (1946) (30 min.)
The man on the farm: Show #288 (1947) (30 min.) ; Show # 289 (1947) (30 min.).
Reality radio programs.
Variety shows (Radio programs)
Audience participation radio programs.
|Publisher|| Spokane Valley, WA :2016
|Other Titles|| Columbia presents Corwin (Radio program)
Presenting Charles Boyer (Radio program)
Mr. & Mrs. Blandings (Radio program)
Blind date (Radio program)
Four star playhouse (Radio program)
Easy Aces (Radio program)
Bob and Ray (Radio program)
Night beat (Radio program)
Texaco Star Theater (Radio program)
Man on the farm (Radio program)
Ford, Glenn, 1916-2006, performer.
Boyer, Charles, 1899-1978, performer.
Grant, Cary, 1904-1986, performer.
Drake, Betsy, 1923-2015, performer.
Francis, Arlene, performer.
Farrell, Glenda, 1904-1971, performer.
Brooks, Hazel, performer.
Cummings, Robert, 1908-1990, performer.
Russell, Rosalind, performer.
Ace, Jane, 1900-1974, performer.
Ace, Goodman, performer.
Lovejoy, Frank, 1912-1962, performer.
Melton, James, 1904-1961, performer.
Templeton, Alec, 1910-1963, performer.
Stevens, Risë, 1913-2013, performer.
Dickey, Annamary, performer.
Wynn, Ed, 1886-1966, performer.
Akery, Chuck, performer.
Reed, Alan, 1907-1977, performer.
Gould, Sandra, performer.
Morgan, Jane, 1881-1972, performer.
Brown, John, -1957, performer.
Backus, Jim, performer.
Tuttle, Lurene, performer.
Conrad, William, 1920-1994, performer.
Vonn, Veola, 1918-1995, performer.
Corwin, Norman, 1910-2011, author, radio producer, radio director.
Bob and Ray, performer.
Radio Archives (Firm), publisher.
Read by ensemble cast featuring Ronald Colman, Glenn Ford, Charles Boyer, Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Arlene Francis, Glenda Farrell, Hazel Brooks, Bob Cummings, Rosalind Russell, Jane and Goodman Ace, Bob and Ray, Frank Lovejoy, James Melton, Alec Templeton, Rise Stevens, Anna Mary Dickie, Ed Wynn, Chuck Akery, Alan Reed, Sandra Gould, Jane Morgan, John Brown, Jim Backus, Lurene Tuttle, William Conrad, Veola Vonn.
Title from disc label.
Contents and some credits taken from the Radio Archives website.
10 audio discs (10 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.