Casanova…Don Juan…Charlie McCarthy? Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen achieved stardom playing both straight man and comedian with his wooden alter ego Charlie McCarthy. The Charlie McCarthy Show was one of radio's top-rated shows for nearly two decades. Button down and bow-tied, the gentlemanly Bergen would never behave improperly with a lady. Charlie, on the other hand, is frisky, flirtatious, and brave enough to bring his game to guests Bette Davis and Hedy Lamarr, among others. His love of the ladies leads him to many an entertaining exchange. Joined by a bevy of beauties (including Lana Turner, Judy Garland, Dorothy Lamour and more) and a bunch of boys (including Abbott and Costello, W. C. Fields, and Mickey Rooney), Edgar Bergen and his provocative puppet star in 16 digitally restored and remastered episodes.
Episodes include: Guest: Sonja Henie 06-27-37, Guest: Ida Lupino 09-05-37, Guest: Bette Davis 09-12-37, Guest: Maureen O' Sullivan 01-29-39, Guest: Hedy Lamarr (a.k.a. "Charlie's Orchestra") 11-30-41, Guest: Judy Garland 12-07-41, Guest: Lana Turner 12-14-41, Guest: Billie Burke (a.k.a. "Raising Frogs") 10-22-44, Guest: Signo Hasso 12-10-44, Guest: Dorothy Lamour (a.k.a. "Ransom Note") 02-11-45, Guest: Gene Tierney (a.k.a. "Charlie the Hero") 02-25-45, Guest: Anne Baxter (a.k.a. "Charlie's Rich") 03-04-45, Guest: Joan Blondell (a.k.a. "Charlie's Bodyguard") 03-11-45, Guest: Maria Montez (a.k.a. "Joint Bank Account") 03-18-45, Guest: Lynn Bari (a.k.a. "Red Riding Hood") 03-25-45, Guest: Linda Darnell 10-12-47.
I've always been a big fan. I was especially glad that it included some hour long episodes.
Don't buy this audio. This is audio is supposed to have Bergen and McCarthy on it. It doesn't, what it has on it is Another radio show on it. Bergen and McCarthy are only on the last 2 hours of Nine hours that are on the audio. Rip off.