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Good Night, Shirley Mitchell

Classic TV fans are mourning the departure of the last surviving adult recurring cast member of I Love Lucy, Shirley Mitchell. Mitchell reportedly became friends with Lucille Ball while the famous redhead was working on radio’s My Favorite Husband. Joining … Continue reading

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Great Gildersleeve Christmas: Part 2

The Great Gildersleeve was one of the first households in broadcasting to feature a nontraditional family- two children being raised by an uncle with no father of mother. This doesn’t make Christmas any less special. Christmas Day, 1946 would fall … Continue reading

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Fibber McGee and Molly’s Beulah: A Female African American Role on Radio played by a White Man

Beulah first appears at 79 Wistful Vista on Jan 25, 1944. At her first utterances there are peals of laughter from the studio audience, almost before she has said anything funny. Fibber McGee and Molly hire Beulah for one day … 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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Great Gildersleeve Christmas

Just like at your house, Christmas in Summerfield is a special time. Of course sponsor Kraft Foods would insist that Gildy’s Christmas be extra special! During the first season of The Great Gildersleeve the 15th episode would occur on Dec … Continue reading

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