Monthly Archives: July 2011

Old Time Radio Stars on Turner Classic Movies this Week

Turner Classic Movies is airing classic movies with some of our favorite old radio show stars.  Don’t miss these broadcasts this week: Date Time (EST) Movie Title Starring August 1, 2011 5:15 pm Guys & Dolls Frank Sinatra & Marlon Brando … Continue reading

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Ventriloquism in Old Time Radio: Who’s the Dummy?

Ventriloquism is an old and respected form of stagecraft, closely related to stage magic. And like magic, which depends on simple misdirection, ventriloquism is a skill that can be learned. One of the great vaudeville ventriloquists, The Great Lester, was … Continue reading

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Old Time Radio Stars on Turner Classic Movies this Week

Turner Classic Movies is airing a classic movies with some of our favorite old time radio shows stars.  You might really enjoy these broadcasts this week: Date Time (EST) Movie Title Starring July 27, 2011 8:00 pm Sitting Pretty Robert Young July … Continue reading

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Ba-da-boom, It’s Mae West!

Before the sexual revolution of the 1960’s, there was Mae West. The entertaining, sometimes mischievous, always provocative and controversial Broadway performer and film star began her career in vaudeville. Born Mary Jane West in Brooklyn, New York on August 17, … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln in Old Time Radio

Any serious (even not so serious) study will place Abraham Lincoln as one of the top two American Presidents. No President did as much to preserve the American Nation, and perhaps none can come as close as Lincoln to fulfilling … Continue reading

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Old Time Radio Stars on Turner Classic Movies this Week

Turner Classic Movies is airing classic movies with some of our favorite stars from the golden age of radio.  Don’t miss these broadcasts this week: Date Time (EST) Movie Title Starring July 17, 2011 6:00 am A Girl, a Guy, and … Continue reading

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Good Night, Sherwood Schwartz.

Sherwood Schwartz will be best remembered for writing on the Red Skelton Show, and creating “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Brady Bunch“. Schwartz passed away on Jul 12, 2011 at the age of 94. There will be a lot written about … Continue reading

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Old Time Radio Stars on Turner Classic Movies this Week

  Turner Classic Movies is airing a few classic movies with some of our favorite old time radio stars.  Don’t miss these broadcasts this week: Date Time EST Movie Title Starring July 10, 2011 12:00 am The 49th Man Richard … Continue reading

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Space Race Remembered

July 8, 2011 is scheduled to be the launch date of the final Space Shuttle Mission. This will mark the end of the first Space Race that took place as a manifestation of the Cold Wat between the US and … Continue reading

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Patriotic Radio, How Fibber Won the War

The wave of American Patriotism during the Second World War is a phenomenon that may seem foreign to modern audiences. But this genuine feeling of involvement in the War was nearly universal. A good example of this is the popular … Continue reading

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