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by Robert Farrell
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The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His hanging will be postponed for 24 hours, and in that time he must defeat the invading Burgundians and win the love of the beautiful Katherine.
Topic: The Vagabond King (1930)
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by Robert Farrell
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Little Orphan Annie was an American radio drama series based on the popularity of the comic strip Little Orphan Annie . It debuted on Chicago's WGN in 1930, then moved to the NBC radio network Blue Network on April 6, 1931. It aired until April 26, 1942. Together with Skippy (1932-1935) it is seen as the oldest US children's radio program. Radio historian Jim Harmon attributes the show's popularity in The Great Radio Heroes to the fact that it was the only radio show to deal with and appeal to...
Topics: Little Orphan Annie, Old Time Radio
Cratediggers
by Robert Farrell
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Topics: Popeye the Sailor, Old Time Radio
Community Audio
by Robert Farrell
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African American "Beulah Brown" premiered in 1939, when white american actor Marlin Hurt portrayed her on radio program "Hometown Incorporated." In 1943 "she" moved on to star in "That's Life" and in late 1944, walked over to play on the "Johnson's Wax Program with Fibber McGee & Molly." In 1945, Marlin Hurt and Beulah spun off into "The Marlin Hurt and Beulah Show." Hurt suffered a fatal heart attack during the 1946 season, at...
Topics: The Beulah Show, Old Time Radio
Community Audio
by Robert Farrell
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Old Time Radio Variety show. These are from 1943, 5 minute shows on CBS sponsored by Quaker.
Topics: Aunt Jemima, Old Time Radio
Community Audio
by Robert Farrell
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Lux Radio Theatre was indisputably the biggest, most important, most expensive drama anthology program on radio. It ran from October 14, 1934 until June 7, 1955, then continued on television as Lux Video Theatre until 1957. In all, some 926 episodes were broadcast, providing a record of the most important entertainment events in American theatre and later film. The show was first broadcast on the NBC Blue Network on Sundays at 2:30 PM. The show featured adaptations of successful Broadway plays...
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Topics: Lux Radio Theatre, Old Time Radio
Community Video
by Robert Farrell
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Hell's Angels is a 1930 American epic war film , directed and produced by Howard Hughes and starring Ben Lyon , James Hall and Jean Harlow . The film, which was written by Harry Behn and Howard Estabrook, centers on the combat pilots of World War I. The picture was released by United Artists and, despite its initial poor performance at the box office, eventually earned its production costs twice over. Controversy during the Hell's Angels production contributed to the film's notoriety, including...
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Topic: Hell's Angels
Community Audio
by Robert Farrell
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The Great Gildersleeve was a radio situation comedy broadcast from August 31, 1941, to March 21, 1957. Initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, it was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. The series was built around the character Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve , a regular element of the radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly . The character was introduced in the October 3, 1939 episode (number 216) of that series. Actor Harold Peary had played a similarly named...
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Topics: The Great Gildersleeve, Old Time Radio
Community Audio
by Robert Farrell
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In 1937, Welles and the Mercury company earned a reputation for their inventive adaptation of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar set in contemporary Fascist Italy. They moved on to productions of The Shoemaker's Holiday, Heartbreak House, Too Much Johnson and Danton's Death in 1938. In 1939 Five Kings was produced along with The Green Goddess. The last theatrical production of the company was Native Son in 1941. Welles had already worked extensively in radio drama, playing the title character...
Topics: The Mercury Theatre on the Air, Old Time Radio
Community Audio
by Robert Farrell
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The Witch's Tale was a horror-fantasy radio series which aired from May 21, 1931, to June 13, 1938, on WOR, the Mutual Radio, and in syndication. The program was created, written, and directed by Alonzo Deen Cole (February 22, 1897, St. Paul, Minnesota - April 7, 1971). Cole's spooky show was hosted by Old Nancy, the Witch of Salem, who introduced a different terror tale each week. The role of Old Nancy was created by stage actress Adelaide Fitz-Allen, who died in 1935 at the age of 79. Cole...
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Topics: The Witch's Tale, Old Time Radio
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by Robert Farrell
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The Cinnamon Bear is an old time radio program produced by Transco (Transcription Company of America), based in Hollywood, California . The series was specifically designed to be listened to six days a week between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was first broadcast between Friday, November 26 and Saturday December 25, 1937. Some markets like Portland , Oregon jumped the gun, debuting the program on November 25, Thanksgiving Day. In the first season, Portland broadcast the program on two...
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Topics: Cinnamon Bear, Old Time Radio