What will happen to our Hero Jonathan as he is confronted by crazy character after character on the Moon... Listen to Chapters 8, 9 & 10...Airing originally on Dec 6th, 7th and 8th 1938. Enjoy!
So Jonathan's adventure has taken many amazing turns but he will meet the witch and who knows what will happen next...Listen to Chapters 5, 6 & 7 (original air dates Dec 3rd, 4th & 5th 1938) and find out if Jonathan can find and save Santa!
Here is the next 3 episodes in the Saga of little Jonathan and his trip to save Santa Claus....Airing originally on Nov 30th Dec 1st and 2nd... Enjoy!
Fred Allen was considered the finest satirist on radio and maybe of the 20th century. He began his career in show business as a juggler and added comedy into the act. He'd go on to be the hardest work comedian in vaudeville and eventually on radio. He would write most of his material and had the respect of the writers for his keen sense of timing and quick add lib wit. He also was beloved and considered one of the kindest men in show business. The long running feud with rival Jack Benny was all for show in real life they loved and respected each other very much. His radio career span the entirety of golden age and ended when his top rated show was replaced by the game show radio fad.
To celebrate the genius of Fred Allen here are 2 episodes guest starring Jack Benny and Phil Harris....
Mel Blanc "the man of thousand voices" begin on radio on the Jack Benny Show, Benny's shows popularity spawned numerous spin offs from Dennis Day Show to Phil Harris/Alice Faye and Mel got his big break there too in 1946. Known as Mel's Fix-it-Shop the show was a showcase for his voice talents letting him create characters like he did famously on Benny's show.
Mel is probably best known for the voice of Bugs Bunny and the rest of Warner Bros Looney Tunes gang,
Here is a Thanksgiving episode from 1946....
Hello and happiest of Holidays...I'm visiting my friends for the Holiday and no time to give a long detailed post! Hahahaha But I wanted to share a couple great holiday episodes from 2 of my favorite series from the Golden Age....First we have the quirky and charming Vic and Sade with son Rush having a rough Holiday and the always wonderful Great Gildersleeve!
Enjoy these with your family and have the most wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!!!!
As with every episode the J. Carol Nash as Luigi writes to his Mama Basco about his life in America and this time he's celebrating the true meaning of Thanksgiving and being Thankful even if its for his usually undeserving friend Pasquali played by Alan Reed (The voice of Fred Flintstone)...Fun episode of Life with Luigi...Enjoy!
My Friend Irma chronicled the lives of Jane played by Cathy Lewis and her innocent but naïve roommate and best friend Irma Peterson played wonderfully by Marie Wilson. Irma held a view of the world and people that made her child like. They had a wonderful cast of characters from Jane's boyfriend Richard, Landlady Mrs. O'Reilly, neighbor Professor Kropotkin and Irma's shifty boyfriend Al.
The show was a success for CBS and would move to TV in 1952 and to the movies 1949 launch the careers of famous comedy team, Martin and Lewis.
This show shows how big Irma heart and how she can screw things up when she decides to have her friends over for the best Thanksgiving ever.
Our favorite comedy team Abbott and Costello had long career entertaining folks on stage, radio, movies and eventually on TV. Their comedy timing was genius and had way of taking confusing vernacular and making comic gold. They appeared on ABC with long time sponsor Camel Cigarettes.
Here is the duo celebrating the Holiday together with the rest of the crew with Costello making it almost impossible for Abbott to have his sophisticated dinner he dreams of...Enjoy!
The Fat Man was a hard-boiled Detective based on a character created from Dashiell Hammett novels. Jack Smart played the heavy weight detective Brad Runyon from1946 until 1950 on ABC. The show had one of the more memorable show openings the listeners hear someone putting a penny into a drug store scale and female voice announces "Weight?...237 pounds." sound of the Fortune dropping and woman says "Fortune-Danger!" and "who is it?" Runyon announces "The Fat Man!". The stories were like any other Detective show from the 1940's radio only difference is the character lack of luck with the ladies. Jack Smart in real life was a very big man and his voice is perfect for the character.
Here is an episode of The Fat Man from February 11 of 1946....