Skip to comments."The Big Broadcast" Sunday 5/13 7-11pm est Live
Posted on 05/13/2012 10:41:30 AM PDT by Vision
Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs...
Like that Lux with Ginger Rogers.
WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. June 3, 1962. CBS net. "The Wayward Gun Matter". Sponsored by: Newport, Sinclair Dino gasoline. Johnny's none too happy when a killer is taken into custody...it's him! Mandel Kramer, Robert Dryden, Ralph Bell, Nat Polen, Martin Blaine, Art Hannes (announcer). 24:26.
Dragnet. May 25, 1950. Program #50. NBC net. "The Big Key". Sponsored by: Fatima. Maria Comacho is found dead in a churchyard. The clues are meager: a key, a pen, a shoe polish smear. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough. 29:29.
Gunsmoke. August 15, 1953. CBS net. "Moon". Sustaining. Unedited tape, without music cues. Vint James loses $750 to Charlie Brewer at his blackjack table. Vint uses his girlfriend to lure Charlie out in the alley, where he's murdered and his money stolen. The script was used on the Gunsmopke television series on May 11, 1957. Vic Perrin, John Dehner, Harry Bartell, Vivi Janis, Parley Baer, Howard McNear, Georgia Ellis, William Conrad, John Meston (writer). 26:15.
Jack Benny Mothers Day Show, The Jell-O Program Starring Jack Benny. May 8, 1938. Sponsored by: Jell-O. Mary makes a Mother's Day call to Mama. Kenny Baker sings, "Lost and Found." Don sings the commercial to the tune of, "Mother." The mayor of Waukegan pays a visit to the show, and plays a part in a domestic drama/comedy. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Phil Harris and His Orchestra, Mary Livingstone, Kenny Baker, Mancel Talcott (doubles), Ed Beloin (writer), Bill Morrow (writer). 29:30.
The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show. May 8, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Rexall. Phil and Alice sings, "Baby, It's Cold Outside." Phil buys Alice a bracelet for Mother's Day, and finds himself arrested for receiving stolen goods. Phil and Remley are caught in a gambling raid! Alice Faye, Anne Whitfield, Bill Forman (announcer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Elliott Lewis, Jeanine Roos, Phil Harris, Ray Singer (writer), Robert North, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Walter Tetley. 29:51.
Family Theatre. May 6, 1948. Mutual net. "Mother's Halo Was Tight". Sustaining. A Mother's Day program about a young boy in need of a spanking. This is going to hurt you more than it hurts me. Gene Kelly (host), Virginia Bruce, John Beal, Henry Blair, Florence Ravenal, Charles Maxwell, D. H. Johnson (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Dick Wynn (announcer). 29:41.
The Lux Radio Theatre. January 22, 1940. CBS net. "Bachelor Mother". Sponsored by: Lux. A well-done comedy about a shop girl who finds herself in possession of a baby, no matter how hard she denies her motherhood! Joel McCrae was supposed to be featured on this broadcast, but was replaced at the last minute (due to a sudden illness) by Fredric March. Ginger Rogers, Fredric March, Cecil B. DeMille, Audrey Reynolds (doubles), Bea Benaderet, Celeste Rush (doubles), Edward Marr (doubles), Frank Albertson, Frank Martin, Emery Parnell (doubles), Kenneth Lawton (doubles), Lou Merrill, Louis Silvers (music director), Martha Wentworth (doubles), Melville Ruick (announcer), Rolfe Sedan, Thomas Mills, Walter White (doubles), Norman Krasna (screenwriter), Justina Wayne (commercial spokesman), Julie Bannon (commercial spokesman), Sanford Barnett (director), George Wells (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects). 59:42.
You did it! Way to go Gina. Thanks.
You’re welcome, Papa! SteelYourFaith’s sources had a little better synopses, but these beat a poke in the eye. :-)
Happy Mother’s Day, Dr. Scarpetta!
Hi all. How’s things?
Thanks Gina and the same to you! Your summary is excellent!
Good evening everyone! Just got back from a very nice family celebration of Mother’s Day at my sister’s house in NJ. The weather was spectacular!
Hi, Vision. Did you have a good dinner?
All is well here.
Thank you, Doc!
Beautiful weather this weekend. Got lots of stuff done around the yard. Just back from a dinner with Mom in downtown DC.
Well, they threw us a curve ball. It was a good Gunsmoke called “Moon” but it didn’t sound like the episode in their description.
Well, Papa and All, tonight we are getting ready to grill two really nice, thick pork loin steaks on the charcoal grill with fresh mesquite smoke. I have been soaking the pork in a good, store-bought “steakhouse” marinade since yesterday. We will also put two big sweet potatoes wrapped in foil on the grill for the side dish, to be eaten with butter, cinnamon and local honey.
Papa, you can splurge once in a while on a barbecue, surely! :-)
You could hit the gym 3 days a week to work off the food like I do. (:
Yesterday I smoked some pork and pastrami. I tested a new injection and the pork turned out too salty, but the pastrami was good. Used hickory and apple, took about 10 hours.
You're right! I didn't catch that until you said it. Sometimes Ed does deviate from the posted lineup. Oh, well, we got to hear it as it unfolded without preconceptions. :-)
I don’t know about splurging, but I sure toast pretty good when they put me on the barbeque.
I wanted to mention 7 Bridlewreath bushes (Spirea) are in full bloom at the back of our yard. They look spectacular. What a shame it doesn’t last too long.
“Who’d you pick in the Derby?”
“Well, there was this little blonde...”
Zowie, you guys gotta open up a restaurant. At least if I had to pay for it I would have to limit my “splurges.”
HAHAHA!!! Maybe you don't splurge--you singe!
Oh, yes, Doc, spirea is beautiful, and as you said, fleeting. Our gardenias and magnolias are blooming, and the smell is a hint of Heaven.
Yeah, I’m like Woody Allen in the sun...I don’t tan, I stroke.
Have got 6 emerald arborvitaes and a crepe myrtle being put in Friday which will provide nice screening.
Yea, great line.
As we drive home earlier, we took back roads, and we could smell the flowers. It was a peaceful ride with no traffic. Everything is so green from the recent rain.
I love, love jack benny.
Your yard sounds lovely, Doc!
Since we do landscaping, we are ever collecting plants that our customers want to get rid of (I can’t bring myself to discard perfectly good plants!). Our yard is full of all manner of flowers, shrubs and trees. Here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we have good weather for tropical-ish plants. We have almost a nursery-quantity of azaleas we have salvaged and many other plants—roses, bananas, lilies, mums, etc.
Found a picture of Bridlewreath Spirea online. Ours look like this right now but in a few days it will be a memory.
Wow that’s big.
Jack Benny & GI in Hospital during Africa USO Tour...1943
I read that Bridlewreath can grow up to 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide. I’ve seen them grow wild in the countryside, and they’re huge.
What an intro on motherhood and Americana!
How the culture has fallen.
Yes, indeed! Her voice was rich, full, smooth, sweet and deep--like chocolate with cream and silk when she sang.
Vision, our culture, as you know, is starting to smell of smoke and sulfur.
Hydrangeas are easy to grow—depending on what zone you’re in. They like sun, plenty of water and some fertilizer. Ours is blooming as we speak in hues from blue to almost pink, as are our neighbor’s.
Vision, can you see the picture of the double-rainbow I posted? Keith said it does not show on his laptop. He’s using Internet Explorer, and I’m using Chrome.
I can and am using FF.
Okay, then. It must be either IE or just the laptop.
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