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Posted on 05/25/2014 12:20:24 PM PDT by Vision
Friends it's Sunday night again, and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another four hours of classic radio Americana.
*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
It's perfect weather all this weekend and life is fine. A consistently solid lineup tonight...My Favorite Husband is usually good, a detective show, Suspense!...and MGM Theater (which could be good or ok)...
How is everyone?
Looks like a good lineup this evening. Love the "Suspense" with Joan Crawford and "Broadway is My Beat." According to the synopsis of "My Favorite Husband," we'll have to listen for Lucille Ball to misread a line, making everyone laugh.
These brief synopses are used with permission from the RadioGOLDINdex © 2014 J. David Goldin.
7:00 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. July 30, 1956. Program #284. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Sea Legs Matter". Episode #1. Off to Nicaragua to look into a maritime disaster. Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (producer, director, writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Harry Bartell, Lawrence Dobkin, Virginia Gregg, Parley Baer, Don Diamond, Russell Thorson, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor). 14:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. July 31, 1956. Program #285. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Sea Legs Matter". Episode #2. The seed of suspicion begins to sprout. Meet Oscar, pilot and everything else. Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, director), Roy Rowan (announcer), Harry Bartell, Lawrence Dobkin, Virginia Gregg, Parley Baer, Don Diamond, Russell Thorson, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor). 14:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
7:30 Dragnet. August 21, 1952. Program #165. NBC net. "The Big Paper". Sponsored by: Fatima. Blank checks have been stolen from "Marty's Mart," and are being passed in supermarkets by Roger Theodore. But Roger Theodore died six months ago! Jack Webb, Herb Ellis, George Fenneman (announcer), Cliff Arquette, Virginia Gregg, Hal Gibney (announcer), John Robinson (writer), Walter Schumann (music). 29:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:00 Gunsmoke. August 13, 1955. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Johnny Red". Bill Krale returns to his old mother seventeen years after he ran away from home. But he's not really Bill Krale! The script was used again on September 13, 1959 (see cat. #52370), and on the Gunsmoke television series on October 3, 1959. See cat. #61893 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Georgia Ellis, Howard McNear, Sam Edwards, Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, Lawrence Dobkin, Paul Dubov, Les Crutchfield (writer), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), Tom Hanley (sound patterns), Bill James (sound patterns), George Walsh (announcer). 26:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:30 My Favorite Husband. April 29, 1949. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. A situation comedy that varies from being ridiculous to just plain silly. It's vacation time...will it be Moosehead Lodge or a trailer trip? Lucille misreads a line and cracks up the cast and audience. Lucille Ball, Richard Denning, Gale Gordon, Frank Nelson, Wally Maher, Milton Stark, Isabel Scott Rorick (creator). 24:13. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
9:00 Broadway Is My Beat. February 17, 1950. CBS net. Sustaining. Dion Hartley invites Danny Clover to visit his exquisite apartment. He tells Danny that he's going to be murdered. He knows who's going to kill him, but won't tell Danny who it is. After the murder takes place, Danny seems to be falling for a suspect! Danny gets himself arrested after a fistfight in a restaurant. The guy he fights with is then murdered! Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Anne Stone, Virginia Gregg, Elliott Reid, Ted Osborne, Bert Holland, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Joe Walters (announcer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
9:30 Suspense. March 22, 1951. CBS net. "Three Lethal Words". Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. A former screenwriter describes her story about a forty-three year old woman who throws acid in the face of her younger boyfriend. A predictable story about insanity in Hollywood that even admits on the air that it sounds like a "Sunset Boulevard" melodrama. Bea Benaderet, Lillian Buyeff, Ted de Corsia, Don Diamond, Sylvia Syms, Joseph Kearns (announcer, performer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Harlow Wilcox (commecial spokesman), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Charles Vion (author), Walter Brown Neuman (adaptor), Joan Crawford, Hy Averback. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
10:00 The MGM Theatre Of The Air. January 20, 1950. Program #18. MGM syndication. "Third Finger, Left Hand". Commercials added locally. A light comedy about a marriage of convenience between an artist and a lady executive. Melvyn Douglas, Arlene Francis, Edwin Jerome, Ed Stokes (announcer), Howard Dietz (host), William Kendall Clarke (adaptor), Joel Herron (composer, conductor), Marx B. Loeb (director), Raymond Katz (producer). 58:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.
Hi, Vision. It’s nice weather here, too. Hot and sunny, so the beach is hoppin’.
How’s it going with you? I guess you’re not grilling since you went to a cookout. I think I’m going to make spaghetti! :-)
Hey Gina, just got back in the car. How are the show so far?
Evening, folks. Hope that cookout worked out good, Vision. My wife is currently attending one; I can’t travel too far sometimes due to the antibiotics I’m on (need to stay close to the privy), but she’s bringing me home something right off the grill when she leaves. Tuning into the show in a few.
Hi, Guys! Glad you’re back, Vision and here, Viking. Viking, get well soon!
The shows are good! It’s a really nice weekend.
Hey Viking, it looks like we have a good gunsmoke here an impostor
Oh, that was a darned sad Gunsmoke. He wasn’t a fraud after all.
It was sad.
So, spaghetti? Huh. I had the smoker going since the morning with smoked sausage and pork steaks.
You all have off tomorrow?
How close are you to the beach?
Yes, we’re off tomorrow. I was hoping to write my usual Monday column, but I may put it off till Tuesday.
In the house we moved to last June, we’re about six blocks or so off the beach. Before, we were two blocks off it.
Thanks, Gina. Stubborn infection. The wife just got back with something for me wrapped in foil. Time to go see what the tooth fairy brought and find some beer........
I’m dimming the lights for Suspense...
YUMMMM!!! Beer is good for whatever ails (ales) you. :-)
Yes, Suspense! Danny was LAME over that dame! The poor schmuck!
Mmmm.....ribs, pork chop, beer..........
Good for atmospherics. I usually only have my desk lamp on, and it just has a 25 watt bulb. Computer monitors handle the rest, but we have a black cat who scares the bejeebers out of me if she doesn’t announce herself before she leaps up on the desk in the evening. LOL Sweet disposition, purrs like an outboard motor, but very quiet on her feet.
Oh, you’re SET, Viking! :-D
What great programming they had!
I'm heading to the radio Gina. Have a great day off.
Another good evening of shows. Good night and God bless, folks!
No, it’s not compelling.
Good night, Vision!
I don’t know whether my step-son or his wife made that tater salad, but they’ve now gotten hired as the official covered-dish chef at Thanksgiving. Good stuff. And I don’t spread praise like that on just anyone who tries to compete with Mama Viking’s Old World tater salad. That’s my gold standard, right there.
My potato salad rocks, too.
Madam, I have no doubt that you could ‘throw down’ in the kitchen and still leave an empty belly at the dining room table. If this joint that JimRob put together ever had a national FReeper convention (wouldn’t that be a scene?), I’d be the first in line at the buffet to put a mound of your salad on my plate. Like my 50+ body and waistline really need it to start with. LOL!
Wouldn’t that be something—a FReeper convention?! Very cool! Everyone would have to wear their FReeper name tag. If it was potluck, it would be excellent, because I know we have some great cooks!
What's in your wallet? LOL!
HAHAHAHA!!! :-D Yes, your Viking signature you used to use is burned into our memories.
I try to go a little more Bryce Wayne 'incognito' these days but the horns still show themselves then necessary.
Yes, that one. I know it sounds silly, but in my mind, that’s what you look like! If I ever saw you, I would be shocked to find that you don’t look like that picture. :-)