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Posted on 11/18/2012 1:46:49 PM PST by Vision
Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs...
Just remembered there is also a small BB show on Thanksgiving at 8pm.
It's time for our Thanksgiving program (besides the one on Thanksgiving night).
Thanks to J. David Goldin's RadioGOLDINdex for these synopses.
7 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. December 9, 1955. Part 5. CBS net. "The Cronin Matter". Sustaining. The conclusion of the story. The questions and answers for the living, and for the dead! The final payoff, and death plays the last trump! A good story. The system cue has been deleted. Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Barbara Fuller, Benny Rubin, Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (director), John Dehner, Les Crutchfield (writer), Parley Baer, Roy Rowan (announcer), Shirley Mitchell (?), Virginia Gregg, Vivi Janis. 13:52.
7:15 PM Lum & Abner 11/28/46 Chester the Turkey (10:56) Synopsis is missing from RadioGOLDINdex.
7:30 PM Dragnet. November 16, 1950. Program #75. NBC net. "The Big Parrot". Sponsored by: Fatima. Arson in a rooming house is covering up a double murder. The program features a graphic confession, good radio. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough. 30:04.
8 PM Gunsmoke. March 6, 1954. CBS net. "The Gentleman". Sustaining. A Philadelphia gambler named Marcus France is in love with Mavis McLeod, and heading for a showdown with a bully named Tiller Evans. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on June 7, 1958. Eleanor Tanin, George Walsh (announcer), Georgia Ellis, Harry Bartell, Howard McNear, John Dehner, John Meston (writer), Lawrence Dobkin, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Parley Baer, Rex Koury (composer, performer), William Conrad. 25:00.
8:30 PM The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny. November 30, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Lucky Strike. Phil Harris and The Sportsmen do a clever singing commercial to the tune of, "That's What I Like About The South." Jack dreams that he's being tried for murder for killing a Thanksgiving turkey. Fred Allen (imitated by Ollie O'Toole) appears as a turkey during the trial! A great show! Artie Auerbach, Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Frank Nelson, Jack Benny, L. A. Speed Riggs (tobacco auctioneer), Mary Livingstone, Mel Blanc (quadruples, one part is a turkey), Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, The Sportsmen, F. E. Boone (tobacco auctioneer), Bea Benaderet, John Laing (commercial spokesman), Ollie O'Toole, George Balzer (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), Sam Perrin (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:42.
9 PM Father Knows Best. November 23, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Post Wheat Meal. Thanksgiving without the kids is not much of a celebration. Robert Young, June Whitley, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Ed James (writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra. 29:28.
9:30 PM Our Miss Brooks. November 19, 1950. CBS net. Sponsored by: Colgate Toothpaste, Lustre Creme Shampoo, Palmolive Soap. It's Thanksgiving time and there's only $5 for a turkey. Mr. Boynton suggests buying a live turkey to save money. Eve Arden, Al Lewis (writer, director), Jane Morgan, Richard Crenna, Jeff Chandler, Gale Gordon, Verne Smith (announcer), Gloria McMillan, Bob Lemond (announcer), Larry Berns (producer), Wilbur Hatch (music). 29:27.
10 PM The Cavalcade Of America. November 24, 1947. NBC net. "Us Pilgrims". Sponsored by: DuPont (one commercial deleted). An amusing and charming look at the Pilgrim Fathers, as seen through the eyes of a modern immigrant. The script was subsequently used On November 22, 1949 (see cat. #22960). Well done, the recording includes one fine DuPont commercial. George Tobias (doubles), Mercedes McCambridge, Ralph Bell (doubles), Dan Ocko, Mildred Clinton (doubles), Peter Capell, Rolly Bester, Murray Forbes, Louis Sorin, Frank Gabrielson (writer), Bill Hamilton (announcer), Gayne Whitman (commercial spokesman), Arden Cornwell (composer), Donald Brian (conductor), Jack Zoller (producer, director). 28:00.
10:30 PM Family Theatre. November 27, 1947. Mutual net. "Home For Thanksgiving". Sustaining. An American woman and her Austrian husband return to the city where he grew up. Arriving on Thanksgiving, they find only ruins. A fine Thanksgiving story. The script was susequently used on "Family Theatre" on February 4, 1953 (see cat. #70175). Charles Boyer (host), Joan Leslie, Paul Henreid, True Boardman (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director). 29:30.
Can't remember a Lum & Abner in a 7pm hour before.
Hi, Vision. Just the usual for Thanksgiving, nothing new. Are you having people over to your house or going somewhere?
Yeah, I’m surprised he didn’t start another Johnny Dollar.
Thanks, Steel! That’s a sweet story on Lum & Abner.
Hi, Doc! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!
Although it’s a tough year and tough time, we still have plenty to be thankful for, as always.
I'll be heading down to Willaimsburg and be housed with a lot of psychotic liberals.
I remember this Lum & Abner from last Thanksgiving. Cute one.
The L & A Society used to publish a monthly newsletter which was quality.
Also had a service where they dubbed tapes from their library for a nominal fee. You had to send them blank tapes, maz of 5 at a time, for the recordings.
My youngest daughter's think tank was releasing a video in homage to Leonard Read's "I, Pencil" essay that they are hoping to provide free of charge to schools and anywhere they can to encourage appreciation for free market principles.
She received a credit at the end.
It is available on youtube here ---> I, Pencil: The Movie. It's 6:33 in length.
Going to Clearwater Beach Hilton for a buffet style dinner outside with a view of the Gulf. We did it last year and liked it, so we’re going to do it again.
How was DC? Were the leaves still on the trees? The weather's been good lately.