The war's over, and Wistful Vista's back to normal - or as normal as it can get with Fibber McGee around! "Himself" is waging campaigns against his finance company, a millionaire, and the United States Postal Service. Plus Doctor Gamble and Mayor LaTrivia are battling over Fifi Tremayne - who has troubles with prowlers...and a pair of suitors.
Here are 12 of the greatest American comedy shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio. You'll hear Ozzie and Harriet Nelson in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
This collection contains 12 of the greatest radio shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio. You'll hear Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll in Amos 'n' Andy; Bob Bailey in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar; Jim and Marian Jordan in Fibber McGee and Molly; William Bendix as Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley; Eve Arden as Connie Brooks in Our Miss Brooks; William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke; and many more.
And now, let's see what's going on down in Pine Ridge: A winner is declared in the war bond contest to become Lum's bride! And that's not all. The community is exposed to surrealist painting, Mousey returns from the war, and a runaway girl seeks protection in the Jot 'Em Down Store. Come hear Chester Lauck and Norris Goff as they star in 36 consecutive episodes from the summer of 1943.
A squabble - touched off by Fred Allen's remark comparing Jack Benny unfavorably to a 10-year-old violinist - soon escalated to epic proportions. The pair set radio ablaze with their famous feud. Here are Jack, Fred, Mary Livingstone, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, Jack Smart, Parker Fennelly, Kenny Delmar, and all the rest of their regulars carrying on through the 1940s in 10 hilarious on-air conflagrations!
This collection features six episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Claudette Colbert,
William Holden, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, Zsa Zsa Gabor, James Stewart, and Jack Webb.
Union Signal Radio Theatre presents another full-cast audio exploration of life on earth. The Dan is the story of a young man who's way too obsessed with Steely Dan.
Permafrost, MN is an audio serial in 13 three-minute episodes about the people who live and work in the town. Together they tell about one important event in the history of the town, and each episode tells a part of this tale with a short story of its own. You'll meet Finch Shelmerdine and her parents, who run the Frozen Filet Cafe. You'll hear from Bux Hootkins, who lives in Permafrost but has a place in Texas that he visits in the summer because he likes the extremes.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Bing Crosby, Gregory, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Lucille Ball.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Fred Astaire, Dinah Shore, Lana Turner, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Jack Benny.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Ginger Rogers, Lum 'n' Abner, and The Andrews Sisters.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Hedda Hopper, Humphrey Bogart, Christmas 1941, Robert Young, and Babe Ruth.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope. Guest stars include Olivia de Havilland, Martha Raye, Chico Marx, and Blondie & Dagwood.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Jackie Robinson, Joe Page, Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Fred Allen, Arthur Godfrey, and Judy Garland
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Edward G. Robinson, Shirley Temple, Herbert Marshall, Aboard the USS South Dakota, and Red Skelton.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Jimmy Durante, David Niven, From Bob's Hometown, Desi Arnaz, and Lucille Ball.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope. Guest stars include Judy Garland, Betty Grable and Jackie Coogan, Basil Rathbone, Dizzy Dean, and Kate Smith.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, Dorothy Lamour, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, Orson Welles, and Jane Wyman.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Bing Crosby, Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Van Johnson, and Peter Lorre.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Ava Gardner & Chuck Yeager, The Road to New Orleans, George Raft, Tyrone Power, and Gracie Allen.
Celebrate Christmas along with radio's greatest performers, characters and programs. These timeless holiday classics include moving and mirthful comedies, wholesome dramas, and adventurous missions of mercy. May these 21 digitally restored and remastered tales of nostalgia and nativity bring you cheer and become a part of your own Christmas traditions.
This collection contains six classic Christmas radio productions from the '30s, '40s, and '50s.
This collection contains 12 of the greatest Christmas radio shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio!
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Volume 1 is a collection of the only known episodes to exist from its run on both NBC and CBS radio. Originally called "The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe," the private eye series, based on the character and books created by Raymond Chandler, made its debut on the NBC radio network on June 17, 1947, with Van Heflin in the role of Marlowe. The first episode adapted Chandler's short story "Red Wind."
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As a comic instrumentalist, sawing away week after week at his violin, Jack Benny stood as radio's reigning off-key virtuoso, producing more laughs per measure than any other comic before or since. This seven hour set of 14 digitally remastered radio episodes finds Benny and his badly squeaking bow mangling the classics and infuriating the long-suffering Professor Andre LeBlanc (Mel Blanc). He also discovers his "talent" as a songwriter - a skill every bit as highly developed as his ability with the violin.
The Cinnamon Bear is arguably the best holiday series ever developed for radio. First heard in1937, this wonderful Christmas fantasy adventure was created and written by Glanville Heisch (with the help of his wife, Elisabeth) for children of all ages. It all starts with twins Judy and Jimmy Barton just before Christmas. Someone - or something - has taken the "Silver Star" from the top of their Christmas tree. The very Irish teddy bear, Paddy O'Cinnamon, comes to their rescue and tells them that the Crazy Quilt Dragon has taken the star to Maybeland.
The madcap scenarios and rib-tickling ripostes in these 16 digitally remastered episodes are as cleverly sharp now as they were when they were originally broadcast in 1947-48. This eight-hour set includes many episodes available for the first time anywhere.
"Love GRACIE ALLEN!"
An orange glow peeks through the window on a crisp October night. Is it a jack-o'-lantern? Or, is it the radio dial? It's both! This collection of radio's happiest Halloween moments is replete with good old-fashioned haunted houses, costume parties, cemeteries, tricks and treats. Have fun with favorites like Jack Benny, Hal Peary, William Bendix, Ozzie & Harriet, Lucille Ball, Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, and Boris Karloff.
Hollywood glamour meets handsome goofball. Jack Benny's irrepressible bandleader and his winsome wife star in this classic sitcom - raising their two daughters, and raising their voices…and, not just to sing. With a wise-guy sensibility that sounds positively contemporary, the chemistry between Phil Harris and Elliott Lewis (as Frankie Remley) is pitch-perfect. They click in a comic rhythm reminiscent of Jackie Gleason and Art Carney. Add Walter Tetley to the mix (as smart-alecky grocery boy Julius Abbruzio), and the results are glorious.
This Christmas comedy collection contains seven classic radio programs from the '40s and '50s.
Jack Benny was a fearless combat pilot, a brilliant-but-troubled surgeon, the terror of the high seas, and the hero of every conceivable caper. There was nothing Jack Benny couldn't do, or hadn't done. To hear him tell it, anyway. The classic Benny persona fit hilariously into hundreds of ridiculous roles, from rough-and-ready adventurers to athletic heroes to romantic lovers and back again. Here's a collection of some of Jack's most fabulous guises! Includes eight digitally restored and remastered episodes.
Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll made their radio debut January 12, 1926, as the comedic, blackface characters Sam 'n' Henry. On March 19, 1928, they introduced Amos 'n' Andy, which went on to become one of the most popular and longest-running programs in radio history. During the height of the show's popularity, almost the entire country listened to the 15-minute adventures of Amos and Andy that aired Monday through Friday.
This collection contains five Christmas radio classics from The Great Gildersleeve.
This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show, broadcast from San Diego Naval Hospital, originally aired on December 28, 1943.
This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show, broadcast from Long Beach, California, originally aired on May 17, 1949.
This collection contains four Christmas radio classics from The Jack Benny Program.
This Christmas comedy collection contains six classic radio programs from the '30s, '40s, and '50s.
"They still have it!"
Daddy tries to balance his books, but Baby Snooks needs help with her homework! Fanny Brice and Hanley Stafford appear as Baby Snooks and Daddy.
When you're the country's favorite radio comedian, you tend to have a lot of friends. And those friends can't wait to have you stop by for a visit, crack a joke or two, play a fiddle solo, or even step out of character for a rare dramatic turn. Such was the case with Jack Benny. Consistently near the top of the rating charts with his own program, Jack was a popular guest artist on dozens of different series.
Among radio comedy's most enduring features were its running gags - and few gags ran longer, or more hilariously, than the legendary feud between two of its great masters: Jack Benny and Fred Allen. For nearly 20 years the mere mention of Benny on an Allen program was guaranteed to produce an escalating laugh - just as bringing Allen up with Benny had listener in stitches at the mere anticipation of a response. This collection brings together the classic episodes that started it all, to the showdown that was supposed to end it once and for all.