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Posted on 06/22/2014 1:54:53 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.
How are things this week? I'm back from a business trip to Montreal and am indulging in well earned adult beverages after getting settled in...
I'm liking Burns & Allen, Nightwatch, CBS Workshop will probably be disappointing...and of course we have Lux! But wasn't The Petrified Forest run somewhat recently?
Who's tuning in tonight...
Probably not. But you get honors for the niche reference.
"The Petrified Forest" is a good story and will make a great Lux. Several years ago, I saw the late 1930s picture starring Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis and Leslie Howard.
These brief synopses are used with permission from the RadioGOLDINdex © 2014 J. David Goldin.
7:00 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny DollarM. August 27, 1956. Program #2. CBS net. "The Cranesburg Matter". Sustaining. Strange behavior by Crane. Would he actually murder to protect the family name? The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Les Crutchfield (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Howard McNear, Forrest Lewis, Paul Richards, Mary Jane Croft, Virginia Gregg, James McCallion, Russell Thorson, Shirley Mitchell, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor). 14:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.
7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. August 28, 1956. Program #295. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Cranesburg Matter". Episode #3. A .32 calibre gun on its way to the incinerator. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Les Crutchfield (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Howard McNear, Forrest Lewis, Paul Richards, Mary Jane Croft, Virginia Gregg, James McCallion, Russell Thorson, Shirley Mitchell, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
7:30 Dragnet. September 14, 1952. Program #169. NBC net. "The Big Bull". Sponsored by: Chesterfield. Leroy Bentley, a gang hit-man, threatens Frank Smith's family if he doesn't "lay off." Possibly the first "Dragnet" sponsored by Chesterfield. Jack Webb, Herb Ellis, June Whitley, Jack Kruschen, John Robinson (writer), Walter Schumann (music), Hal Gibney (announcer). 29:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:00 Gunsmoke. September 3, 1955. CBS net. "Change Of Heart (A Family Affair)". Sponsored by: L & M cigarettes. Jerry Cass plans to marry Bella Grant, a dance hall girl at the Long Branch. His brother Brisco Cass plans to stop the wedding, with lead if necessary. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television on April 25, 1959. This is the first show of the program's fourth season on the air, despite the announcement by William Conrad that "Gunsmoke is going into its second year on radio." William Conrad, Parley Baer, Georgia Ellis, Sam Edwards, Virginia Christine, Vic Perrin, Joseph Du Val, John Meston (writer), Howard McNear, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), Tom Hanley (sound patterns), Bill James (sound patterns), George Walsh (announcer). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
8:30 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show. January 26, 1943. CBS net. Sponsored by: Swan Soap. Gracie traces the Burns family tree. George turns out to be a king! The system cue has been deleted. George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bill Goodwin, Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Cash, Six Hits and A Miss, Mel Blanc, Clarence Nash. 29:02. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.
9:00 Night Watch. June 11, 1954. CBS net. Sustaining. The first call is to a gas station, where a suspect has been detained for passing bad checks. Next, an investigation of an attempted suicide, but it's just drunken driving. A man has been attacked with a razor blade. The final public service announcement and system cue have been deleted. W. N. Hildebrand (Chief Of Police), Donn Reed (police reporter), Sterling Tracy (producer), Jim Headlock (producer), Ron Perkins (technical advisor). 28:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.
9:30 The CBS Radio Workshop. March 16, 1956. CBS net. "Cops and Robbers". Sustaining. A crime is solved on the air. Real cops...not-so-real robbers. The system cue has been deleted. John Sylvester, Larry Haines, Elspeth Eric, Ken Lynch, Stanley Niss (narrator, writer, conceiver, director), Paul Roberts (producer), Art Hannes (announcer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.
10:00 The Lux Radio Theatre. April 23, 1945. CBS net. "The Petrified Forest". Sponsored by: Lux, Spry. A strange mixture in the Arizona desert, stirred well and served by an escaped killer. See cat. #93678 for a rehearsal recording of this program. The story was produced on The Lux Radio Theatre previously on November 22, 1937 (see cat. #40245). Ronald Colman, Susan Hayward, Thomas Mitchell (host), Bill Martel, Charles Seel (doubles), Ed Emerson, Edward Marr, Herbert Rawlinson, Jay Novello, John Milton Kennedy (announcer), Lawrence Tierney, Leo Cleary (doubles), Louis Silvers (music director), Norman Field, Regina Wallace, Doris Singleton (commercial spokesman: as "Libby"), Janet Russell (commercial spokesman), Julie Bannon (commercial spokesman), Truda Marson (commercial spokesman), Robert Sherwood (author), Louis Silvers (music director), Fred MacKaye (director), Sanford Barnett (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects). 60:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
Hi Gina, you had a good time today?
Hi, Alan! Yes, it was a great time. We had too much stuff to get done (am not getting all the housework I should’ve done). Lloyd Marcus was there, and I hate we didn’t stay to meet him, but we had to get going after Chris spoke. Just now, I sent a message to Lloyd through Steve and DeeAnn Stone, who run RenewAmerica.com. Lloyd and I both are columnists for Renew America, and I told him I wished we had had time to say hello to him. Oh, well. A busy, busy day!
Keith’s smoking some pork ribs after a thunderstorm delayed his firing up the Green Egg.
How was your time in Montreal? You’re an international businessman! :-) What are you drinking?
Montreal is very nice until you realize everyone you see is asking for more than 50%+ of each dollar you earn for their own consumption in some way. That said it's charming in the warm months. Lots of feminine women which is nice. The cities are refreshingly nonviolent.
I'm drinking Michelob Ultra punctuated with Captain Morgan.
So what chances do you have with these politicians? Being in MD, that is a foreign world to me...
Right now we’re just trying to get rid of a 41-year RINO incumbent. We’ll take it one step at a time, IF we can overcome the RINO’s campaign pandering to get Democrats to cross over and vote for him in the primary, the dirty rat!
Canada is farther down the socialist (no free speech) road than we are, but we’re “catching up” fast.
UNREAL! How sick in the head are those idiots?!
MD residents are like pigs at a trough...who are confident enough to lecture you on how they know better/
I think Burns and Allen is lost on me...
Yes, Burns and Allen... I tuned out and called a friend I needed to check on. I’m back now...
We’re about to check out for the evening, Vision. I hope you have a good week. Good night!
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