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Title:
The 60 greatest old-time radio shows of the 20th century
ISBN:
9781570192449
Publication Information:
Schiller Park, IL : Radio Spirits, p1999.
Physical Description:
30 sound discs (60 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (58 p. : ill. ; 12 cm.)
Contents:
CD 1. Walter Cronkite, audio foreword (1999) -- Mercury Theater on the Air (10-30-38) War of the worlds with Orson Welles -- CD 2. Abbott & Costello Show (4-17-45) Who's on first? -- Adventures of Philip Marlowe (6-17-47) -- Red wind with Van Heflin -- CD 3. Chase & Sanborn Hour (10-30-38) with Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy -- CD 4. Six Shooter (12-20-53) Britt Ponset's Christmas carol with James Stewart -- Baby Snooks Show (5-1-51) Report card blues with Fanny Brice -- CD 5. Escape (1-14-48) Leinengen vs. the Ants with William Conrad -- Fibber McGee & Molly (12-9-41) I can get it for you wholesale with Jim & Marian Jordan -- CD 6. On a Note of Triumph (5-13-45) Norman Corwin with Martin Gabel -- CD 7. CBS Radio Workshop (1-27-56) Brave new world -- CD 8. Burns & Allen (1-8-48) with Jack Benny -- Jack Benny Program (3-2-52) with Frank Sinatra, Danny Kaye, George Burns, Groucho Marx -- CD 9. Lux Radio Theatre (6-2-47) The Jazz singer with Al Jolson -- CD 10. Suspense (8-21-43) Sorry, wrong number with Agnes Moorehead -- Grand Central Station (12-24-49) Miracle for Christmas with Mason Adams -- CD 11. Philco Radio Time (1-29-47) The Road to Hollywood with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour -- Saint (8-6-50) The Corpse said ouch with Vincent Price -- CD 12. Have Gun, Will Travel (11-27-60) From here to Boston with John Dehner -- Vic & Sade (9-6-44) Muted silver moonbeam chimes with Art Van Harvey -- Lum & Abner (12-19-48) Christmas show with Chester Lauck, Norris Goff.

CD 13. We Hold These Truths (12-15-41) Norman Corwin with James Stewart -- CD 14. Arthur Godfrey Time (10-21-53) -- Walter Winchell Show (3-27-49) -- X-minus One (12-7-55) Nightfall with Wendell Holmes -- Adventures of Superman (9-25-45) Origin retold with Clayton Collyer -- CD 15. Mercury Summer Theater (6-21-46) The Hitchhiker with Orson Welles -- Big Town (1940) Death rides the highway with Edward G. Robinson -- CD 16. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar (1956) The Todd Matter with Bob Bailey -- CD 17. Columbia Presents Corwin (7-17-45) The Undecided Molecule with Groucho Marx -- Dimension X (8-18-50) The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury with Roger DeKoven -- CD 18. Eddie Cantor Show (6-9-43) with Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Groucho Marx -- Escape (3-17-50) The Skeleton key with Vincent Price -- CD 19. Chase & Sanborn Hour (12-12-37) with Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy and Mae West -- CD 20. Cavalcade of America (9-22-41) and (9-29-41) Native land with Burgess Meredith -- CD 21. Fred Allen Show (5-26-46) with Jack Benny -- Lights Out (4-6-38) Cat wife with Boris Karloff -- CD 22. Jack Benny Program (3-28-48) Money or your life; (4-4-48) The next show -- CD 23. Command Performance (2-15-45) Dick Tracy in B-flat with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, and Frank Sinatra -- Columbia presents Corwin (08-14-45) Fourteen August with Orsen Welles.

CD 24. Dragnet (12-22-49) .22 rifle for Christmas with Jack Webb -- The Shadow (1938) White God with Orson Welles -- CD 25. The adventures of Sam Spade, detective (06-20-48) The death bed caper with Howard Duff -- The Bickersons (03-16-47) with Don Ameche and Frances Langford -- CD 26. InnerSanctum mysteries (10-02-45) The shadow of death with Richard Widmark -- The Great Gildersleeve (12-21-41) McGee's Christmas gifts with Hal Peary -- CD 27. I love Lucy (02-26-52) with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz -- Arch Oboler's plays (03-09-40) Johnny got his gun with James Cagney -- CD 28. Suspense (02-03-49) Backseat driver) with Jim and Marian Jordan -- The Lone Ranger (06-30-48) Origin show with Bruce Beemer -- CD 29. Gunsmoke (05-06-56) The photographer with William Conrad -- Let's pretend (08-23-47) Mell-a-lot -- CD 30. Bold venture (1950's) Deadly merchandise with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall -- Quiet please (08-09-48) The thing on the fourble board with Ernest Chappell.
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Sixty of the greatest radio shows of the 20th century selected by Walter Cronkite.
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