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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Abbott & Costello 48-12-30 Sam Shovel - The Murder at the Radio Quiz Show

Bud and Lou discuss their New Years plans. Lou plays the detective Sam Shovel, who goes to Lt. Abbotts' house for a New Years party.

Running time - 30:02 min

The Great Gildersleeve 47-01-01 New Years Costume Ball

Gildy finds his date to the New Years Ball is going with someone else, so he resolves to be a bad boy, and goes to the Ball alone.

Running time - 29:50 min

The Henry Morgan Show 47-01-01 New Years Show

Henry goes over the joke statistics and leftover sound effects from the previous year.  Predictions for the coming year. Doctors starting to advertise on the radio, and new medical theories.

Running time - 25:04 min

The Fred Allen Show 45-12-30 Radio Shows in Russia - Duke Ellington

Fred and Portland head down to Allens' Alley to ask "How do you fell about Mayor La Guardia's return to private life?".  Fred talks with Gregory Ratoff about what American radio shows would sound like in Russia.  The program ends early, and listeners are transferred to the Cafe Zanzibar for the music of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra.

Running time - 28:45 min

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater 46-12-23 Snow White - Charlie McCarthy

The Screen Guild presents their radio version of the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starring Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.

Cover photo from a book version

Running time - 28:02 min

Radio Hall Of Fame 43-12-26 New Years Message

Raymond Edward Johnson performs in a play about what Thomas Jefferson would say to this country during war, called Toward The Future.  Fred Allen appears with opera singer Lauritz Melchior, in a parody sketch along with the cast from his radio show called Life Can Be Melchior.

Running time - 59:51 min

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fred Allen - Texaco Star Theater 41-01-01 Amateur of the Month

The Texaco News Of The Week presents the Lowlights Awards Of 1940.  Portland tells of her mothers problems caused by Freds' gift to her.  Fred introduces an amateur opera singer from the Major Bowes show, then tells how the Major got his name. Fred and Portland try to get Kenny to make a New Years resolution. The Texaco Workshop Players do a play called The Quiz Nippers, a satire of the show Quiz Kids.

Fred Allen and Portland Hoffa

Running time - 1:02:03 min

Matinee with Bob & Ray 1949-12-31 - New Years Eve Show

Bob and Ray with highlights from their previous year.

Running time - 28:59 min

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Burns and Allen 48-12-30 New Year's Eve Party

George and Gracie plan a big New Years Eve celebration, but Gracie forgot to mail out the invitations.  Everyone has made other plans for New Years and can't make it then, so Gracie decides to hold the party early and fool George into thinking he overslept a whole day.

Running time - 29:40 min

Lux Radio Theater 51-12-24 Alice in Wonderland

Lux Radio presents Alice in Wonderland, based on Walt Disneys' version of the Lewis Carroll classic. Starring Kathryn Beaumont as Alice, Jerry Colonna as The March Hare, Sterling Holloway as The Cheshire Cat, Bill Thompson as The White Rabbit, Gale Gordon as The Caterpillar, and Verna Felton as The Queen Of Hearts.

Running time - 58:43 min

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Whistler 48-12-26 Delayed Christmas Present

A woman who got involved with a murdering crook, flees town from him, only to be found by a detective.  She tells him he has the wrong person and proceeds to tell him the story of the woman he's looking for.

Running time - 30:45 min

Jack Benny Program 42-12-27 New Years Eve Skit

Jack and the gang present their annual New Years Eve "Allegorical Fantasy", with guest Fred Allen.  Bandleader Benny Goodman is also a guest, replacing an absent Phil Harris.

Running time - 29:30 min

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Lux Radio Theater 38-12-26 Snow White

Cecil B. DeMille hosts this Lux Radio presentation of the Walt Disney classic, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".

Running time - 56:11 min

Jack Benny Program 43-12-26 Christmas at Jack's House

The whole gang gathers at Jacks' house for a Christmas party.

Running time - 28:29 min

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Command Performance 43-12-25 Christmas Special

Bob Hope is the Master of Ceremonies for this special Christmas broadcast, with Dinah Shore, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante, Ed Gardner, Frances Langford, Ginny Simms, Merwyn Bogue,  Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, and many others. Special messages to the troops from Washington, from Army Chief of Staff General George Marshall, Secretary Of The Navy Frank Knox, and the Secretary Of War Henry Stimson.

Running time 1:31:10 min

Fred Allen - Town Hall Tonight 1937-12-22 Santa Will Not Ride Tonight - Jack Benny

Fred interviews a Lunch Wagon operator, and then a photographer for Radio Guide. Guest Jack Benny tries to get Fred to buy his Maxwell, after they talk about their old vaudeville days. The Mighty Allen Art Players perform a Christmas story called, "Santa Clause Sits Down, or Jingle Bells Shall Not Ring Tonight."

Running time - 58:18 min

The Harold Peary Show 50-12-20 Childrens Christmas Party

Harold is elected to play Santa Clause by his club for a Christmas party for the kids, but decides to let a reformed thief take his place.  Harold soon regrets that decision.

Running time - 29:34 min

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

President Franklin Roosevelt 41-12-24 White House Christmas Tree Ceremony

President Roosevelt is joined by the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, in giving speeches at the  White House Christmas Community Tree Ceremony. This was the first time that the lighting of the National Christmas Community Tree occurred within the White House grounds. The tree was not lit for security reasons.

President Franklin Roosevelt (center), and Winston Churchill (right).

Running time - 30:16 min

CBS World News Today 42-12-20 War and Political News

News of the Russian offensive. British forces in Burma. Allied offensive in Tunisia.  Report from Algiers despite Axis jamming. Report on the British war effort against the Germans. Report from Cairo. In the US, opposition to charges of Sedition, by isolationists. Government discourages personal travel.

Running time - 24:22 min

Red Skelton 45-12-25 Christmas Trees

The Skelton Scrapbook of Satire presents  stories about Christmas Trees, with Clem Kadiddlehopper and The Mean Widdle Kid.

Running time - 29:38 min

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Hall of Fame 1934-12-23 The Christmas Stocking Walt Disney and Friends

Walt Disney introduces his friends, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, The Three Little Pigs, and others, who perform their favorite musical numbers for the kids.

Running time - 29:51 min

Suspense 43-12-23 Back For Christmas - Peter Lorre

A professor of botany tells his nagging wife he is digging a "Devils Garden" in the basement for his specimens, but actually has other plans for the hole he's digging.

Running time - 29:59 min

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sealtest Variety Theater 48-12-23 Christmas Show

Dorothy Lamour sings Jingle Bells.  Victor Moore joins Dorothy in a Christmas skit. Pat O'Brien plays in a football skit.

Host Dorothy Lamour

Running time - 28:56 min

The Big Show 50-12-24 Jimmy Durante, Robert Merrill

To help her get a Christmas present for Margaret O'Brien, Tallulah Bankhead invites Jimmy Durante, Bert Lahr, and Ed Wynn for suggestions.

Host Tallulah Bankhead

Running time - 1:27:46 min 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sherlock Holmes 47-12-21 The Adventure of the Christmas Bride

Holmes and Watson have been invited to attend a wedding to insure it takes place.

Running time - 27:34 min

Burns and Allen Show 41-12-23 Santa and the Wicked Witch

On Christmas Eve, Gracie tells Herman the Duck a bedtime story to get him to go to sleep. After he's asleep, Gracie goes to sleep as well and dreams of taking Herman to the North Pole to see Santa, but Herman gets duck-napped by a Wicked Witch.

Running time - 30:34 min

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Shadow 39-12-24 The Stockings Were Hung

Lamont helps a couple of children look for their father who went missing after he had been cheated out of his company by an unscrupulous business partner.

Running time - 24:49 min

Fibber McGee and Molly 44-12-19 Early Christmas Presents

Fibber goes snooping around in the hall closet looking at all the presents and finds one neither he nor Molly know anything about.  While Fibber tries to figure it out, Molly ends up letting him open up a couple of his presents.

Running time - 29:24 min

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kraft Music Hall w/ Bing Crosby 44-12-21 Christmas Show

Bing Crosby, The Chariotters, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, The Kraft Choral Club, Charles Henderson, and Eugenie Baird, perform a variety of Holiday songs.

Running time - 29:50 min

Ceiling Unlimited 43-12-19 Christmas Show - Letter to an Unborn Son

Joseph Cotten Hosts.  Constance Moore sings "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas".  Joseph Cotten introduces a story based on actual events during the war, involving a soldiers' promise to deliver a letter to the unborn son of his dead comrade.

Joseph Cotten, Host of America — Ceiling Unlimited

Running time - 30:13 min

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Life Of Riley 47-12-20 Riley's First Christmas

The kids want to go away for Christmas, but that upsets Riley who wants to spend the holiday at home.  Riley tells them the story (in flashback) of the trouble he had getting a home for his first Christmas with Peg.

Running time - 27:50 min

Nick Carter 43-12-25 Nick Carters Christmas Adventure

After Nick makes a failed attempt at soliciting a donation for a Christmas party from a rich miser, some people from the mans past show up, thanks to Nick, and remind him of the things he's lost because of his Scrooge-like attitude.

Running time - 29:45 min

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Fred Allen - Texaco Star Theater 40-12-25 Otto Hottendorf

Announcer Jimmy Wallington doesn't appreciate having to work on Christmas. The Texaco News presents people involved in the new Sixth Avenue subway that just opened.  Fred interviews sausage stuffer Otto Hottendorf. Fred and Portland talk about their Christmas presents. Kenny Baker is disappointed to learn there is no Santa Clause. The Texaco Workshop Players present a murder mystery.

Running time - 43:34 min

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Suspense 53-12-21 T'was the Night Before Christmas

A child anxiously awaits the return of her parents from an overseas trip on Christmas Eve, but her parents are several hours late and their plane reported missing.

Running time - 29:53 min

Jack Benny Show 36-12-20 An Old Fashioned Christmas

The cast reveal their "other" sides. Jack refuses to make up with Phil. The gang gives each other Christmas presents.

Running time - 29:30 min

Saturday, December 14, 2013

CBS Radio Mystery Theater 77-03-1 The Hound of the Baskervilles

Kevin McCarthy stars in this Sherlock Holmes drama about a devilish hound from hell that threatens the life of the heir to Baskerville Hall.

Running time - 44:49 min

2000 Plus 50-05-17 The Insect

A scientist who has amplified the size of insects in his basement laboratory, must take a short trip out of town, leaving his wife who is terrified of the insects.  The wife and a delivery boy become trapped in the lab with the monstrous insects.

Running time - 29:39 min

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fibber McGee and Molly 41-12-16 Fibber Cuts His Own Tree

Fibber chops down a rather large tree for Christmas, but needs to trim it way down to size.

Running time - 29:39 min

The Shadow 49-03-13 The Ring of Mahlalayee

While on a business trip in the Caribbean, Lamont and Margo happen upon an out-of-the-way hotel where the proprietor uses a ring to control a murderous dwarf God.


Running time - 24:50 min

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dangerous Assignment 50-04-10 Pirate Loot

Steve Mitchell goes to Trinidad and teams up with another agent to locate sunken experimental underwater demolition plans before they falls into the wrong hands.

Brian Donlevy starring as Steve Mitchell

Running time - 28:48 min

Jack Benny Program 41-11-30 Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde Part One

Jack and the gang talk about the gifts they plan to give each other for Christmas. Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde is tonights play that the gang performs.

Running time - 29:30 min

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

X Minus One 57-10-17 Point of Departure

The discovery by archeologists of the ancient Poseiden Tablets, describe a power source that could lead to unlimited energy and space flight.

Running time - 20:09 min

Burns and Allen 44-12-19 Christmas Presents

With Christmas getting closer, George starts receiving hints from everyone for presents. George and Gracie decide  they shouldn't get each other presents, but neither one keeps to the agreement.

Running time - 27:45 min

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Molle Mystery Theater 44-07-25 Fifty Candles

A ruthless businessman gives a party including some of the people who hate him, and is murdered by one of the guests.

*Note: This show is also called The Mystery Playhouse on the AFRS.

Running time - 31:12 min

Abbott & Costello 44-12-14 Christmas Shopping for Lou's Girlfriend

Bud and Lou go to a department store to shop for Christmas gifts, but Lou has trouble picking a gift for his girlfriend.

Running time - 29:14 min

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Circle 39-1-22 Groucho owes Chico Money

Ronald Colman hosts this variety show beginning with Cary Grant singing Mad Dogs and Englishmen. Chico Marx accuses Groucho of owing him money. Ronald Colman performs in a drama about a doctor who meets desperate strangers with a wounded man while driving on a road through Gettysburg. Carole Lombard tells Cary what it would be like if women ran the world. Ronald Colman reads a speech of Socrates after he was condemned to death.

Cary Grant, Groucho Marx, Carole Lombard, Lawrence Tibbett, Chico Marx and host Ronald Colman

Running time - 58:21 min

The CBS Radio Mystery Theater 77-07-25 The Adventure of the Blue Carbunkle

Sherlock Holmes seeks to solve the mystery of how a stolen rare jewel came to be found inside a Christmas goose.

Running time - 43:51 min

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe 49-04-02 The Last Laugh

Marlowe attends the reading of the Will of a man he once sent to jail, and is now supposed to be dead. The "dead man" appears after the will is read, to expose his practical joke, but he soon turns up dead anyway.

Gerald Mohr stars as Philip Marlowe

Running time - 29:28 min

Dark Fantasy 41-12-05 The Demon Tree

A small group go for a walk in a forest, even after hearing about a Demon Tree in that forest that is believed to be cursed.

Running time - 23:18 min