Favorite Story

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


78086. Favorite Story. January 7, 1946. Program #8. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Queen Of Spades". Commercials added locally. "The most famous gambling adventure ever written." The "favorite story" of explorer Vihjalmur Stefansson. Ronald Colman (host), Alexander Pushkin (author), Edmond MacDonald, Jeff Corey, Gloria Gordon, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 27:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

45000. Favorite Story. June 18, 1946. Program #5. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court". Commercials added locally. A fun adaptation for radio of the humorous romp through the middle ages. The "favorite story" of Ed Gardner. Ronald Colman (host), Mark Twain (author), Ben Alexander, Joseph Kearns, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 26:35. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

45003. Favorite Story. June 25, 1946. Program #6. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Cyrano de Bergerac". Commercials added locally. The love story of the gent with the long nose, performed as only Ronald Colman could! June 25, 1946 is etched on the transcription matrix. The "favorite story" of Ronald Colman. Ronald Colman (host, performer), Edmond Rostand (author), Janet Waldo, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 27:23. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

2708. Favorite Story. July 2, 1946. Program #2. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Diamond Lens". Commercials added locally. A mad scientist discovers the ultimate lens for his microscope and spies on human beings living in a drop of water. The "favorite story" of George Antheil. Ronald Colman (host), William Conrad, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Fitzjames O'Brien (author), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

47690. Favorite Story. July 9, 1946. Program #3. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Little Women". Commercials added locally. The story of three sisters growing up during and after the Civil War. The "favorite story" of Shirley Temple. Adele Longmeyer, Betsy Kelly, Claude Sweeten (music), Dick Hogan, Louisa May Alcott (author), Ronald Colman (host), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 27:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

78094. Favorite Story. July 23, 1946. Program #23. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Great Expectations". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Walter Hampden. Charles Dickens (author), Ronald Colman (host), Joel Davis, Elliott Reid, Claude Sweeten (score), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 27:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

35277. Favorite Story. July 30, 1946. Program #15. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under The Sea". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Orson Welles. Edmond MacDonald, Jeff Corey, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Jules Verne (author), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger), Ronald Colman (narrator). 27:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

78089. Favorite Story. August 6, 1946. Program #11. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Jane Eyre". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Brock Pemberton. Charlotte Bronte (author), Ronald Colman (host), Peggy Webber, William Conrad, Helen Geddes (screaming mad wife), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 26:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

53288. Favorite Story. August 13, 1946. Program #9. KFI, Los Angeles origination/aircheck. "The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn". Sponsored by: Bullock's (but commercials deleted). Life on the Mississippi. The system cue has been deleted. The "favorite story" of Artie Shaw. Byron Kane, Claude Sweeten (music), Cy Kendall, Ed MacDonald, George Barclay (announcer), Horace Willard, Jack Hayes (sound effects), Jerome Lawrence (writer), Jimmy Lydon, Mark Twain (author), Peter Rankin, Robert E. Lee (producer), Thomas Ames, True Boardman (narrator), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 28:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

78311. Favorite Story. September 17, 1946. Program #28. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Gulliver's Travels". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Ray Milland. Ronald Colman (host), Jonathan Swift (author), Carl Harbord, Claude Sweeten (composer, conductor), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 28:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

15508. Favorite Story. September 24, 1946. Program #25. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Sire de Maletroit's Door". Commercials added locally. A man ducks into a dark doorway and his life is changed. The "favorite story" of Henry Seidel Canby. Howard Duff, Janet Waldo, Robert Louis Stevenson (author), Ronald Colman (host), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 27:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

78088. Favorite Story. October 15, 1946. Program #10. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The 1001 Arabian Nights". Commercials added locally. "The "favorite story" of Lowell Thomas. Ronald Colman (host), William Conrad, Robert Mitchell (orchestral scorer), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Richard Burton (translator). 26:58. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

78090. Favorite Story. November 12, 1946. Program #12. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Vanity Fair". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Sinclair Lewis. William Makepeace Thackery (author), Ronald Colman (host), Joan Lorring, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 27:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

78092. Favorite Story. November 19, 1946. Program #18. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Man Who Sold His Shadow To The Devil". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Robert Frost. Ronald Colman (host), Louis Charles Adlebert Chamisso (author), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 27:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

60251. Favorite Story. December 3, 1946. Program #24. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Phantom Rickshaw". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Deems Taylor. An Indian's curse on an Englishman causes him to see a ghostly rickshaw that no one else can see. Rudyard Kipling (author), Ronald Colman (host), William Conrad, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 27:11. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

44999. Favorite Story. December 3, 1946. Program #4. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Wuthering Heights". Commercials added locally. A drastically abridged romance on the moors. The "favorite story" of Bennett Cerf. Ronald Colman (host), Emily Bronte (author), William Conrad, Verna Felton, Janet Waldo, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 26:47. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

15509. Favorite Story. December 10, 1946. Program #26. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "God Sees The Truth, But Waits". Commercials added locally. A well-written story of injustice and final retribution. The "favorite story" of Eddie Dowling. Ronald Colman (host), Leo Tolstoy (author), Edmond MacDonald, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 28:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

103120. Favorite Story. December 17, 1946. Program #118. KFI, Los Angeles. "Journey To Bethlehem". Sponsored by: Bullock's (one commercial deleted). The commercial is a Christmas message from Phillip Corin, general manager of Bullock's. A very well-written and performed Nativity story. excellent radio! Lyle Bond (host, announcer), Byron Kane, Phillip Corin, William Conrad. 28:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

45030. Favorite Story. December 31, 1946. Program #38. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Three Musketeers". Commercials added locally. Swordplay in old France returns once again. The "favorite story" of Gene Tunney. Alexandre Dumas (author), Howard Duff, Ronald Colman (host), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:26. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

101495. Favorite Story. 1947. KFI, Los Angeles. "A Window In Thrums". Sponsored by: Bullock's. The "favorite story" of Dorothy McGuire. A well-done Mother's Day story. The date above is only approximate. James Barrie (writer), True Boardman (host), George Barclay (announcer), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Whit Bissell, Gloria Gordon, Norman Field, Peggy Webber, Peter Rankin, Claude Sweeten (music director), Jack Hayes (sound designs). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66337. Favorite Story. 1947. Program #65. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Tell-Tale Heart". Commercials added locally. A mostly one-voice telling of the masterpiece of horror. The "favorite story" of Cary Grant. The date above is only approximate. Edgar Allan Poe (author), William Conrad, Herb Butterfield, Ronald Colman (host), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

64263. Favorite Story. 1947. Program #17. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde". Commercials added locally. A physician discovers how to divide the soul into its "good" and "bad" parts...with murderous results. The "favorite story" of Alfred Hitchcok. The date above is only approximate. Ronald Colman (host), Robert Louis Stevenson (author), William Conrad (doubles in both leads), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 28:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

63048. Favorite Story. 1947. Program #30. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Mr. Shakespeare". Commercials added locally. A clever story about William Shakespeare being brought back to life and getting a job with a Hollywood movie studio. Commanding his secretary to "take a tragedy," his first movie is, "Romeo Meets The Cat People." Chilius, the headwaiter of the Brown Derby, plays himself! The favorite story of Spencer Tracy. The date above is only approximate. Ronald Colman (host), Jerome Lawrence (writer, producer), Robert E. Lee (writer, producer), Vincent Price, William Conrad, Betsy Blair, Chilius, Claude Sweeten (music). 27:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

53911. Favorite Story. 1947. Program #48. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Pride and Prejudice". Commercials added locally. An much-abridged version of the classic of love and marriage in old England. The "favorite story" of Oliver Smith. The date above is only approximate. Jane Austen (author), Ronald Colman (host), Verna Felton, William Conrad, Helen Craig, Claude Sweeten (music), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:16. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

45001. Favorite Story. 1947. Program #44. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Strange Mr. Bartleby". Commercials added locally. A good story about the weird man who "would prefer not." The "favorite story" of Robert Montgomery. The date above is only approximate. Claude Sweeten (music), Hans Conried, Herman Melville (author), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Ronald Colman (host), William Conrad. 28:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

43420. Favorite Story. 1947. Program #1. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Jean Valjean and The Bishop". Commercials added locally. A story taken from "Les Miserables." The "favorite story" of Rockwell Kent. The celebrities who name their "favorite story" on this series were selected by Ziv and given a list of "favorites" from which to survive. Lawrence and Lee had written and produced 32 programs for KFI to broadcast in the Los Angeles area. Frederic Ziv signed with Lawrence and Lee in February, 1947 and Ronald Colman in March, 1947 to continue the series. The dates, where indicated, are for the original broadcast date on KFI, Los Angeles. The Ziv syndication numbers are out of sequence because they were apparently released out of sequence. Programs for which the KFI broadcast date are not known have been given an arbitrary 1947 date, which is, of course, only approximate Edmond MacDonald, Norman Field, Ronald Colman (host), Victor Hugo (author), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 26:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

43418. Favorite Story. 1947. KFI, Los Angeles. "Meridian 7-1212". Sponsored by: Bullock's. A drama about the telephone company time service and the electric chair. The date above is only approximate. Bob Mitchell (organ), David Ellis, Edwin Max, George Barclay (announcer), Irene Tedrow, Irving Reis (writer), Janet Waldo, Ruth Perrott, Tom Holland, True Boardman (narrator), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 29:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

78085. Favorite Story. January 14, 1947. Program #7. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Impressions Of David Copperfield". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Alec Templeton. Ronald Colman (host), Charles Dickens (author), Jerry Farber, Dick Ryan, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 27:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

4324. Favorite Story. February 4, 1947. Program #21. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Rappaccini's Daughter". Commercials added locally. A young doctor falls in love with a beautiful but poisonous woman. The "favorite story" of Sydney Greenstreet. Howard Duff, Janet Waldo, Jerome Lawrence (adaptor, producer), Robert E. Lee (adaptor, producer), Nathaniel Hawthorne (author), Ronald Colman (host), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 27:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

4323. Favorite Story. February 4, 1947. Program #22. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Moby Dick". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Howard Lindsay. Howard Duff, William Conrad, Herman Melville (author), Frank Lovejoy, Ronald Colman (host), Claude Sweeten (composer), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 27:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

43417. Favorite Story. February 11, 1947. Program #16. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Importance Of Being Ernest". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Margaret Webster. Janet Waldo, Lurene Tuttle, Oscar Wilde (author), Ronald Colman, Thomas Freebairn-Smith, Tom Collins, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 27:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

35276. Favorite Story. February 18, 1947. Program #14. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Frankenstein". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Fred Allen. Mary Shelley (author), Ronald Colman (host, narrator), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 27:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

48391. Favorite Story. February 25, 1947. Program #20. KFI, Los Angeles. "Alice In Wonderland". Sponsored by: Bullock's Department Store (Los Angeles). The "favorite story" of Irving Berlin. Arthur Q. Bryan, Buddy Duncan, Claude Sweeten (music), Dawn Bender, Dick Ryan, Earle Ross, George Barclay (announcer), Herb Vigran, Jack Hayes (sound effects), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Jerry Hausner, June Foray, Lewis Carroll (author), Lurene Tuttle, Robert E. Lee (producer), True Boardman (narrator). 30:58. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

104488. Favorite Story. March 11, 1947. KFI, Los Angeles. "Jamie Freel". Sponsored by: Bullock's. An Irish folk-tale of Leprechauns and enchantment. The favorite story of Barry Fitzgerald. See also cat. #45002. Sean McClory, Arthur Q. Bryan, Gloria Gordon, Dorothy Scott, Seamus McDonald, True Boardman (host, adaptor), Robert E. Lee (producer, writer), Jerome Lawrence (writer, producer), George Barclay (announcer), Claude Sweeten (composer, conductor). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45002. Favorite Story. March 11, 1947. Program #43. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Jamie Freel". Commercials added locally. An Irish folk tale of Leprechauns and enchantment. The favorite story of Barry Fitzgerald. See also cat. #104488. Arthur Q. Bryan, Jerome Lawrence (writer, producer), Robert E. Lee (writer, producer), Ronald Colman (host), Sean McClory, Seamus MacDonald, Dorothy Scott, Gloria Gordon. 27:03. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

60852. Favorite Story. March 18, 1947. Program #35. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment". Commercials added locally. A well-done story about four doddering old people given a drink from the fountain of youth. The show features excellent performances. The "favorite story" of Robert Walker. Nathaniel Hawthorne (author), Ronald Colman (host), John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Lurene Tuttle, Earle Ross, Norman Field, Arthur Q. Bryan, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 26:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

78093. Favorite Story. March 25, 1947. Program #19. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Lodging For The Night". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Frank Sullivan. Ronald Colman (host, performer), Janet Waldo, William Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson (author), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 27:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

101386. Favorite Story. April 1, 1947. Program #51. KFI, Los Angeles. "Ben Hur: A Tale Of The Christ". Sponsored by: Bullock's. The "favorite story" of Dr. Isaiah Burnham, president of John Hopkins University. See cat. #4321 for the Ziv syndicated version of this program. The famous story of Christ and the Roman Empire. Janet Scott, Jerome Lawrence (producer), John Beal, Marvin Miller, Robert E. Lee (producer), Lew Wallace (author), Henry Blair, Jeanne Bates, Claude Sweeten (composer, conductor), True Boardman (announcer), Herb Butterfield, George Barkley (announcer), Jack Hayes (sound designs). 29:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4321. Favorite Story. April 1, 1947. Program #51. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Ben Hur: A Tale Of The Christ". Commercials added locally. The famous story of Christ and the Roman Empire. The "favorite story" of Clyde Beatty. See cat. #101386 for the sponsored program as broadcast. Janet Scott, Jerome Lawrence (producer), John Beal, Marvin Miller, Robert E. Lee (producer), Lew Wallace (author), Henry Blair, Jeanne Bates, Claude Sweeten (composer, conductor), True Boardman (announcer), Herb Butterfield, Jack Hayes (sound designs). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

53910. Favorite Story. April 15, 1947. Program #47. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Moonstone". Commercials added locally. The fabulously valuable diamond called "The Moonstone" has disappeared. Who took it...and why? The "favorite story" of Russel Crouse. Marvin Miller, Ronald Colman, Thomas Freebairn-Smith, Wilkie Collins (author), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

63049. Favorite Story. April 22, 1947. Program #29. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Mayerling". Commercials added locally. The tragic love story about the crown prince of Austria and his great romance. The "favorite story" of Gregory Peck. Ronald Colman (host), William Conrad, Lurene Tuttle, Claude Sweeten (arranger, conductor), Earle Ross, Jerome Lawrence (writer, director, producer), Robert E. Lee (writer, director, producer), Claude Anet (author). 28:09. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

78310. Favorite Story. May 13, 1947. Program #27. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Debt Collector". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Van Johnson. Ronald Colman (host), Maurice Level (author), Tom Tully (narrator), Tony Barrett, Claude Sweeten (composer, conductor), Jerome Lawrence (adaptor, director, producer), Robert E. Lee (aptor, director, producer). 28:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

64531. Favorite Story. May 20, 1947. Program #68. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Glass Eye". Commercials added locally. A sad story with a startling conclusion about a plain woman in love with a handsome ventriloquist. The "favorite story" of Jerome Robbins. Ronald Colman (host), John Keir Cross (author), Lurene Tuttle, Byron Kane, Claude Sweeten (composer, conductor), Jerome Lawrence (writer, director, producer), Robert E. Lee (writer, director, producer). 26:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Apparently complete.

79271. Favorite Story. May 27, 1947. Program #33. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Man Without A Country". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Theresa Helburn. Edward Everett Hale (author), John Beal, Ronald Colman (host), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 28:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

78312. Favorite Story. June 3, 1947. Program #31. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Casey At The Bat". Commercials added locally. The final 11:01 of the program only. The "favorite story" of Tris Speaker. Ronald Colman (host), Jerome Lawrence (writer, producer), Robert E. Lee (writer, producer), Ernest Lawrence Thayer (author), Lionel Stander, Hal Berger, Anne Stone, Tommy Bernard. 11:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

79272. Favorite Story. June 10, 1947. Program #34. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Mary, Queen Of Scots". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Bing Crosby. Edna Best, Benita Hume, Ronald Colman (host), Claude Sweeten (composer, conductor), Jerome Lawrence (writer, director, producer), Robert E. Lee (writer, director, producer). 27:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

78091. Favorite Story. June 14, 1947. Program #13. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Joan Of Arc". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Jennifer Jones. Ronald Colman (host), Joan Lorring, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Howard Duff, William Conrad, Claude Sweeten (music), Bob Mitchell (arranger). 27:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

79277. Favorite Story. September 16, 1947. Program #41. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Peter Ibbetson". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Merle Oberon. Ronald Colman (host), George Du Maurier (author), John Beal, Helen Craig, Samuel Hoffman (theramin), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:39. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

63824. Favorite Story. September 23, 1947. Program #40. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Tom Sawyer". Commercials added locally. Tom's adventures from the white-washed fence to being lost in the cave with Becky Thatcher. The favorite story of Ruth Gordon. Ronald Colman (host), Mark Twain (author), Skip Homeier, Jimmy Lydon, Jerome Lawrence (adaptor, director, producer), Robert E. Lee (adaptor, director, producer). 27:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

63823. Favorite Story. September 30, 1947. Program #39. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Mystery Of Room 323". Commercials added locally. A woman's mother disappears from a Parisian hotel room. The favorite story of George Burns and Gracie Allen. The same story was produced on Escape as, "The Vanishing Lady" (see cat. #7273, #65841 and #65845). Ronald Colman (host), Janet Waldo, Claude Sweeten (composer), Alexander Woollcott (author), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

60853. Favorite Story. October 7, 1947. Program #42. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Necklace". Commercials added locally. A poor woman borrows and loses her friend's diamonds. Her husband works for fourteen years to pay for their replacements. The "favorite story" of Greer Garson. Guy de Maupassant (author), Ronald Colman (host), Heather Angel, Hans Conried, Claude Sweeten (composer, conductor), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:01. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

45004. Favorite Story. October 21, 1947. Program #46. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Lady Of The Lamp". Commercials added locally. The story of Florence Nightingale's nursing efforts during the Crimean War. The "favorite story" of Robert Young. Ronald Colman (host), Edna Best, Jerome Lawrence (writer, producer), Robert E. Lee (writer, producer). 27:15. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

4322. Favorite Story. October 28, 1947. Program #49. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Bottle Imp". Commercials added locally. A magic bottle grants its owner all his wishes, but in an evil way. The "favorite story" of Ed Wynn. Robert Louis Stevenson (author), Jerome Lawrence (adaptor, producer), Robert E. Lee (adaptor, producer), Ronald Colman (host), Jeff Corey, Mary Jane Croft. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

79274. Favorite Story. October 29, 1947. Program #36. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Oliver Twist". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Irene Dunne. The date above is from the script. It is not the broadcast date. Ronald Colman (host), Charles Dickens (author), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

79275. Favorite Story. November 4, 1947. Program #50. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Cashel Byron's Profession". Commercials added locally. Ronald Colman mentions that this might be the first dramatization of the play on radio. The "favorite story" of Henry Fonda. Ronald Colman (host), George Bernard Shaw (author), Verna Felton (?), Dan O'Herlihy, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:34. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

79276. Favorite Story. November 11, 1947. Program #52. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Mutiny On The Bounty". Commercials added locally. Ronald Colman refers to the story as, "The Mutiny Of The Bounty" and also "Mutineers Of The Bounty." The "favorite story" of Walter Wanger. Ronald Colman (host), Frank Lovejoy, Lon McCallister, William Conrad, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), James Morrison (author). 27:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

110765. Favorite Story. November 18, 1947. KFI, Los Angeles. "The Golden Ingot". Sponsored by: Bullocks. A mad modern-day alchemist actually believes that he can change base metals into gold. He can prove it too! Frank Albertson (host, performer), Morris Carnovsky, Jeanne Bates, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Lyle Bond (announcer), Jack Hayes (sound designs), Claude Sweeten (composer, conductor). 29:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96716. Favorite Story. December 2, 1947. Program #61. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Inside A Kid's Head". Commercials added locally. A clever and well-written fantasy that sounds very much inspired by Norman Corwin. The "favorite story" of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Robert Lawrence (writer), Robert E. Lee (writer), Ronald Colman (host), Jerry Farber, Claude Sweeten and His Orchestra. 27:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

60237. Favorite Story. December 16, 1947. Program #57. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Man From Yesterday". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Frank Sinatra. A poor French artist leaves the country is disgrace, returning many years later as a famous man. Maurice Level (author), William Conrad, Hans Conried, Claude Sweeten (composer, conductor), Jerome Lawrence (adaptor, producer), Robert E. Lee (adaptor, producer). 27:53. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

63622. Favorite Story. December 30, 1947. Program #60. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Suicide Club". Commercials added locally. A visit to the gentlemen's club for a game of cards, with death as the ante. The "favorite story" of S.J. Perelman. Robert Louis Stevenson (author), Ronald Colman (host), Raymond Burr, William Conrad, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 26:47. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

79273. Favorite Story. January 6, 1948. Program #45. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Lost Horizon". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Mary Pickford. Ronald Colman (host, performer), James Hilton (author), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:45. Audio condition: Fair. Otherwise complete.

78313. Favorite Story. January 20, 1948. Program #32. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Light That Failed". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of George Palmer Putnam. Ronald Colman (host, performer), Rudyard Kipling (author), Heather Angel, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

66338. Favorite Story. February 10, 1948. Program #66. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Brownings". Commercials added locally. The tender love story of two great poets, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. The date is approximate. The "favorite story" of Garson Kanin. Ronald Colman (host), Betty Lou Gerson, William Conrad, Garson Kanin (author), Berry Kroeger, Jerome Lawrence (adaptor, producer), Robert E. Lee (adaptor, producer). 27:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

53289. Favorite Story. February 24, 1948. Program #72. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. "The Young Years". Commercials deleted. A look at George Washington from a human point of view. See cat. #7307 for a Ziv syndication version of this broadcast, but with Ronald Colman as host. The "favorite story" of Ethel Barrymore. Claude Sweeten (composer, conductor), Jerome Lawrence (writer, producer), Jimmy Lydon, Kirk Regan, Lyle Bond (host), Mary Lou Harrington, Robert E. Lee (producer), William Conrad, William Johnstone. 30:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

7307. Favorite Story. February 24, 1948. Program #72. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Young Years". Commercials added locally. A look at George Washington from a human point of view. See cat. #53289 for a network version of this broadcast, but with Lyle Bond as the host. The "favorite story" of Ethel Barrymore. Jerome Lawrence (writer, producer), Robert E. Lee (writer, producer), William Johnstone, William Conrad, Ronald Colman (host), Jimmy Lydon, Kirk Regan, Mary Lou Harrington, Claude Sweeten (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

45028. Favorite Story. March 6, 1948. Program #73. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Green Mansions". Commercials added locally. The beautiful romance set in the jungles of Venezuela. The "favorite story" of Dinah Shore. Berry Kroeger, Claude Sweeten (music), Janet Waldo, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Ronald Colman, W. H. Hudson (author). 26:58. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

96736. Favorite Story. March 16, 1948. Program #62. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "A Doll's House". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Alfred Wallenstein. Ronald Colman (host), Henrik Ibsen (author), John Beal, Janet Waldo, William Conrad, Claude Sweeten and His Orchestra. 27:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

7306. Favorite Story. April 17, 1948. Program #71. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Man Who Married A Dumb Wife". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Helen Traubel. Anatole France (author), Bea Benaderet, Hans Conried, Luis Van Rooten, Peter Rankin, Ronald Colman, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

45029. Favorite Story. May 4, 1948. Program #74. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Vendetta". Commercials added locally. An old Italian widow plans revenge for the death of her son. The "favorite story" of Harry James. Guy de Maupassant (author), Gloria Gordon, Edmond MacDonald, Claude Sweeten (music), Ronald Colman (host), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 26:43. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

53912. Favorite Story. May 18, 1948. Program #77. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Bet". Commercials added locally. Can a man willingly stay in solitary confinement for fifteen years to win two million rubles? The program uses a theramin! The "favorite story" of Charles Boyer. Anton Chekhov (author), Claude Sweeten (music), Jerome Lawrence (producer), John Beal, Robert E. Lee (producer), Ronald Colman, Samuel Hoffman (theramin), William Conrad. 26:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

60238. Favorite Story. September 14, 1948. Program #84. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Strange Valley". Commercials added locally. The story of "The Country Of The Blind" with a different title. The "favorite story" of Gladys Swarthout. H. G. Wells (author), Ronald Colman (host, performer), Claude Sweeten (composer, conductor), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

60239. Favorite Story. September 21, 1948. Program #83. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "A Piece Of String". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Jean Hersholt. Guy de Maupassant (author), Ronald Colman (host, performer), Herb Butterfield, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

60232. Favorite Story. September 28, 1948. Program #90. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Monkey's Paw". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Oscar Hammerstein II. An ironic story about the strange relic with the power to grant three wishes. The wishes however, bring no joy to the owner of the paw. Jeanette Nolan, Norman Field, W. W. Jacobs (author), Ronald Colman (host), William Conrad, Jerome Lawrence (adaptor, producer), Robert E. Lee (adaptor, producer). 28:09. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

53913. Favorite Story. October 5, 1948. Program #78. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Valiant". Commercials added locally. A young woman thinks the unknown man about to be executed is her lost brother. Well done! The script was previously used on: "The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour" on March 2, 1933 (see cat. #90109), on "Guy Hedlund and Company" on April 12, 1941 (see cat. #93238), on "Theatre Of Romance" on June 12, 1945 (see cat. #60701), and on "Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre" on September 17, 1945 (see cat. #23116). The "favorite story" of Bob Hope. Halworthy Hall (author), Janet Waldo, Robert Middlemass (author), Ronald Colman, William Conrad, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

60236. Favorite Story. October 12, 1948. Program #92. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Roll-Call Of The Reef". Commercials added locally. A bugler and a drummer boy raise an army of the dead to fight Napoleon! The "favorite story" of MacKinley Kantor. Arthur T. Quiller Cooch (author), Ronald Colman (host), Ed Begley, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

94776. Favorite Story. October 26, 1948. Program #82. KFI, Los Angeles. "The Jest Of Hahalaba". Sponsored by: Bullock's (commercials deleted). The "favorite story" of Frank Capra. Lord Dunsany (author), Joseph Kearns (host, performer), Herb Butterfield, Raymond Burr, Eric Snowden, Claude Sweeten (composer, conductor), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 25:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

88101. Favorite Story. November 30, 1948. Program #89. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "The Time Machine". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Kay Kyser. Ronald Colman (host), H. G. Wells (author), William Johnstone, Claude Sweeten (music), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 27:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

72901. Favorite Story. January 25, 1949. Program #95. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication, KHJ aircheck. "The Judgment Of Paris". The program was rebroadcast as part of, "Same Time, Same Station" (see cat. #10838). The "favorite story" of Coprnelia Otis Skinner. Alan Reed, Hans Conried, Jerome Lawrence (producer, director), Robert E. Lee (producer, director), Leonard Merrick (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86450. Favorite Story. August 9, 1949. Program #105. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "Turn Of The Screw". Commercials added locally. The "favorite story" of Edgar Bergen. A ghost story, told by a housekeeper hired by a strange landowner. The closing credits have been deleted. Ronald Colman (host, performer), Edna Best, Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer), Henry James (author). 26:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

7305. Favorite Story. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Ziv syndication. "A Christmas Carol". Commercials added locally. A workmanlike production of the old classic. The "favorite story" of everyone. An un-numbered special broadcast. Charles Dickens (author), Ronald Colman (host, performer), Jerome Lawrence (producer), Robert E. Lee (producer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

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