The Railroad Hour

Want to watch a play, but can't? don't have the time? Try The Railroad Hour. These are mini-operettas (Gilbert & Sullivan musicals are operettas) or if you just want to hear those old numbers again. Cool because they are in bite -size chunks. "In the late forties and early fifties, our family would gather around [...] Continue reading »

Abbott And Costello

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My Favorite Husband

My Favorite Husband is the name of an American radio program. The original radio show, co-starring Lucille Ball, was the initial basis for what evolved into the groundbreaking TV sitcom I Love Lucy. The series was based on the 1940 novel Mr. and Mrs. Cugat, written by Isabel Scott Rorick My Favorite Husband began on [...] Continue reading »

Our Miss Brooks

Our Miss Brooks was a hit on radio from the outset; within eight months of its launch as a regular series, the show landed several honors, including four for Eve Arden, who won polls in four individual publications of the time. Arden had actually been the third choice to play the title role. Harry Ackerman, [...] Continue reading »

Bob Hope

Bob Hope conquered the radio medium at nearly the same time as he found success in motion pictures. Hope was featured regularly in several radio series throughout the 1930s. His success in the film The Big Broadcast of 1938 brought him to The Pepsodent Show radio series, which aired for over ten years as a [...] Continue reading »

Amos ‘n’ Andy

Amos ‘n’ Andy was the story of two black characters—the modest, pragmatic Amos and the blustery, self-confident Andy—created by two white actors, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll. The characters first aired as Sam ‘n Henry on Chicago’s WGN in 1926. In 1928, the duo went to rival station WMAQ as Amos ‘n’ Andy. By 1931, [...] Continue reading »

The Jack Benny Show

Jack Benny, born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor. Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century, Benny played the role of the comic penny-pinching miser, insisting on remaining 39 years old on stage despite his actual age, and often (although an accomplished violinist) [...] Continue reading »
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