Niles, Wendell

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin.

These are all the programs in the radioGOLDINdex database which credit this artist. These listings are accurate as of July 30, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


109380. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. May 24, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Ivory Flakes. Rudy sings, "Old Folks" and "Boots and Saddles." Rudy prepares for a dinner visit by guest George Jessel. Rudy wants to be in Jessel's next movie...whether it's a western or set in the old South. Rudy Vallee, George Jessel, Truman Bradley (announcer), Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, Sara Berner, Irene Ryan, Jack Robinson (writer), Selma Diamond (writer). 30:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109383. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. May 31, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Ivory Flakes. Rudy sings, "A Couple Of Years Ago" and "If I Had You." Rudy decides to open a theatrical talent agency. Rudy Vallee, Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, George Jessel, Truman Bradley (announcer), Marvin Miller, Irene Ryan, Sara Berner, Selma Diamond (writer), Jack Robinson (writer). 28:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109372. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. June 21, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Ivory Flakes. The program originates from Grauman's Chinese Theatre as a benefit for the Seventh War Loan. Lou Holtz translates Portuguese for Aurora Miranda, which has her laughing every time he opens his mouth. The final commercial is for Ivory Snow and is sung by a vocalist trying to imitate Hoagy Carmichael singing, "Hong Kong Blues." Rudy Vallee, Irene Ryan, Truman Bradley (announcer), Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, Irene Ryan, Sara Berner, Lou Holtz, Aurora Miranda, Jack Robinson (writer), Selma Diamond (writer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109315. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. June 28, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Ivory Flakes. Rudy sings, "I Love You Just The Way You Are" and "They Can't Take That From Me." Don't miss Lou Holtz translating Portuguese! The last show of the season. Rudy Vallee, Truman Bradley (announcer), Irene Ryan, Lou Holtz, Aurora Miranda (sings "Bahia" in Portuguese), Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, Marvin Miller, Sara Berner, Joan Leslie, Joseph Kearns, Jack Robinson (writer), Selma Diamond (writer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109505. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. August 30, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Duz. The first of the season. Rudy sings, "Love Is On The Air Tonight." Billie is trying to run the Villa Vallee nightclub. Xavier Cugat and his orchestra rhumba to, "Linda Mujer." Rudy Vallee, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Billie Burke, Marvin Miller, Irene Ryan, Truman Bradley (announcer), Joseph Kearns, Ken Christy, Sara Berner, Jack Robinson (writer), Selma Diamond (writer). 29:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109239. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. September 6, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Duz. Rudy sings, "I Should Care." Cugat's orchestra does a spectacular, "Guadalajara." Rudy Vallee, Frank De Vol (arranger, conductor), Truman Bradley (announcer), Marvin Miller, Irene Ryan, Sara Berner, Billie Burke, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Bob Sweeney, Hal March, Joseph Kearns, Bill Thompson (? in a "Horatio K. Boomer" accent), Jack Robinson (writer), Selma Diamond (writer). 29:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109501. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. September 13, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Duz. Rudy sings, 'There I Go." Billie insists that Rudy have lots of movie stars at Villa Vallee tonight. Arthur Blake impersonates Frank Morgan, Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn, Peter Lorre and Bette Davis. Xavier Cugat and his orchestra play, "Bim, Bam, Boom." Rudy Vallee, Billie Burke, Joseph Kearns, Truman Bradley (announcer), Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Marvin Miller, Arthur Blake (impersonator), B. S. Pully, Loulie Jean Norman (vocal), Selma Diamond (writer), Jack Robinson (writer). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109502. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. September 20, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Duz. Rudy sings, "Was The Last Time I Saw You The Last Time?" Billie is determined to present her new opera, based on the song, "Dinah" at the Villa Vallee nightclub. It's an extensive skit, with custom-written songs and special material. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #38887. Maria Koshetz sings, "The Gypsy Song" from "Carmen" (in English). Don't miss Xavier Cugat with a southern accent. Rudy Vallee, Billie Burke, Joseph Kearns, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Truman Bradley (announcer), Marvin Miller, Marina Koshetz, Selma Diamond (writer), Jack Robinson (writer). 29:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109480. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. September 27, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Duz (hillbilly jingle). Rudy sings, "The Welcome Song" and "Must You Bury The Tune?" Frank Sinatra is suing Rudy (for 10 red ration points). Billie Burke is defending Rudy in court. Xavier Cugart and his orchestra play, "Jealousy." Frank sings, "Slowly." Rudy Vallee, Billie Burke, Frank Sinatra (guest), Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Truman Bradley (announcer), Arthur Phillips (writer), Selma Diamond (writer), Jack Robinson (writer). 29:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109491. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. October 11, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Duz. Rudy sings, "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart." Billie plans run Villa Vallee herself...with the help of guest Betty Hutton. They're going to change it into "Duffy's Tavern." Xavier Cugat and his orchestra play, "The Walter Winchell Rhumba." Betty sings, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief." Rudy Vallee, Truman Bradley (announcer), Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Joseph Kearns, Marvin Miller, Betty Hutton, Pinky Lee, Selma Diamond (writer), Jack Robinson (writer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109471. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. October 18, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Duz. Rudy sings, "That Old Feeling." Sonny Tufts is trying to make time with Fifi, Rudy's girl friend. Fifi (Betty Bradley) sings, "It's Been A Long, Long Time." Sonny Tufts mispronounces Billie's name on the air and starts laughing. Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra play, "Good, Good, Good." Sonny sings, "Accentuate The Positve." Rudy Vallee, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Truman Bradley (announcer), Billie Burke, Joseph Kearns, Marvin Miller, Sonny Tufts (guest), Pinky Lee, Betty Bradley, Selma Diamond (writer), Jack Robinson (writer). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109469. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. October 25, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Duz (a catchy singing jingle: "Buzz For Duz"). Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra play, "Tico, Tico." A clever comedy routine for radio: Billie Burke has an extended conversation with a little bird (portrayed by the Arno Brothers). Ginny sings, "It's Been A Long, Long Time." Rudy Vallee, Pinky Lee, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Billie Burke, The Arno Brothers, Truman Bradley (announcer), Marvin Miller, Betty Bradley, Ginny Simms (guest), Selma Diamond (writer), Jack Robinson (writer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109470. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. November 1, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Dreft. Rudy sings, "Slowly." Don DeFore is interested in Rudy's girlfriend, Fifi, the hat-check girl. Rudy is planning to "rough it" at Don's ranch. Billie introduces Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra as, "The Latin-American Spike Jones." The band plays, "Chiu, Chiu, Chiu." Rudy Vallee, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Billie Burke, Pinky Lee, Truman Bradley (announcer), Marvin Miller, Selma Diamond (writer), Jack Robinson (writer), Betty Bradley, Don DeFore (guest). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109468. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. November 8, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Dreft. Rudy sings, "Ship Ahoy, Sailor Boy." Victor Mature has invited Billie Burke for a cruise on his yacht. Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra play, "Rhumba! Rhumba!" Rudy Vallee, Billie Burke, Pinky Lee, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Truman Bradley (announcer), Marvin Miller, Selma Diamond (writer), Jack Robinson, Betty Bradley, Victor Mature (guest). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109459. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. November 15, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Dreft. Rudy sings, "Was The Time I Saw You The Last Time?" Rudy tries to convince Xavier Cugat not to move to Florida. Carole landis is after Cugat. The Cugat band plays, "She Didn't Say Yes." Carole Landis sings, "It Had To Be You." Rudy Vallee, Pinky Lee, Billie Burke, Truman Bradley (announcer), Carole Landis (guest), Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Betty Bradley, Marvin Miller, Selma Diamond (writer), Jack Robinson (writer). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109458. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. November 22, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Dreft. Rudy sings, "Symphony." Rudy is planning to open a nightclub and is worried that Xavier Cugat may leave. Keenan Wynn is also opening a nightclub and wants to hire Cugat way from Rudy. Rudy Vallee, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Billie Burke, Truman Bradley (announcer), Marvin Miller, Selma Diamond (writer), Jack Robinson (writer), Keenan Wynn (guest), Betty Bradley, Pinky Lee. 29:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

109457. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. November 29, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Dreft. The broadcast originates from Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood; a benefit for the Victor War Loan. Rudy sings, "Welcome, Welcome." George Jessel tries to get Billie Burke to become a substitute for Sophie Tucker. Nobody plays, "Bim Bam Boom" better than Cugat. Rudy Vallee, Truman Bradley (announcer), Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Billie Burke, Pinky Lee, Marvin Miller, Selma Diamond (writer), Jack Robinson (writer), George Jessel, Betty Bradley. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109492. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. December 6, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Dreft. Rudy sings, "These Foolish Things." Michael Romanoff wants Xavier Cugat and his orchestra for his own nightclub (and mis-reads his lines twice). The Cugat orchestra plays a rousing, "Say, Si, Si." Rudy Vallee, Truman Bradley (announcer), Pinky Lee, Billie Burke, Betty Bradley, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Marvin Miller, Michael Romanoff (guest), Selma Diamond (writer), Jack Robinson (writer). 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109420. The Rudy Vallee Drene Show. December 20, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Drene shampoo, Dreft. Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra play, "My Shawl." Ken Murray is trying to get Xavier Cugat for his own show. Harry The Hipster and Marie Wilson try to convince Rudy to let Cugat go. One of Marie Wilson's one-liners gets absolutely no audience reaction. Pinky plows bravely on. Rudy Vallee, Truman Bradley (announcer), Marvin Miller, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Pinky Lee, Harry The Hipster Gibson, Ken Murray, Marie Wilson, Betty Bradley, Selma Diamond (writer), Jack Robinson (writer). 29:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92723. The Big Show. January 7, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Anacin, RCA Victor. The first tune is, "Zing, Zing, Zum, Zum." Edward G. Robinson appears in a scene by Cornell Woolrich. Four strangers are invited to a strange dinner. Phil Baker tells his thoughts about television and ad libs with Tallulah. Phil also plays an accordion solo of his own composition. Marlene sings, "Falling In Love Again." Danny Thomas sings about the West and gives an excellent performance. Tallulah does a monologue about a New Year's party. The scene is then reconstructed from the man's point of view. Tallulah Bankhead (m. c.), Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Danny Thomas, Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich, Phil Baker, Fran Warren, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Cornell Woolrich (writer), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Dee Englebach (producer, director), Goodman Ace (writer), Selma Diamond (writer), Mort Green (writer), Frank Wilson (writer), George Foster (writer). 1:29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

83033. The Big Show. January 14, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: RCA Victor, Anacin, Buick. Tallulah complains about 10:00 A. M. rehearsals for the show. The first tune is, "I'm James The Fifth," sung by Jimmy Durante. Louis Calhern appears in a scene from, "The Magnificent Yankee." Tallulah Bankhead (m. c.), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Louis Calhern, Jack Carter, Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye, Florence Desmond, Fran Warren, Dee Englebach (producer, director), Goodman Ace (writer), Selma Diamond (writer), George Foster, Morton Green (writer), Frank Wilson (writer), Ed Herlihy (announcer). 1:26:09. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

49314. The Big Show. February 11, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Anacin, RCA, Chesterfield. The program originates from Hollywood. Groucho Marx advertises "Plebo," his unique product. The Andrews Sisters celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of their singing as a trio by doing a medley of their hits. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis do a comedy routine, Dean also sings. Judy Garland sings "Get Happy" after being introduced by Tallulah as "Judy Holiday" (she must have loved that!). Tallulah recites "A Telephone Call," by Dorothy Parker. Afterwards, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Joan Davis do their version of the same recitation. Meredith Willson and his Orchestra play a medley of love songs. Tallulah reads Lincoln's famous letter to Mrs. Bixby. Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dee Englebach (producer, director), Dean Martin, Dorothy Parker (author), Frank Wilson (narrator), George Foster (writer), Goodman Ace (writer), Gordon MacRae, Groucho Marx, Jerry Lewis, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Joan Davis, Judy Garland, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Morton Green (writer), Selma Diamond (writer), Tallulah Bankhead, The Andrews Sisters. 89:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77573. The Big Show. February 18, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "The Corps." Fred mentions that he's performing in a new medium, Social Security! Dee Englebach (producer, director), Goodman Ace (writer), Selma Diamond, George Foster, Morton Green (writer), Frank Wilson (writer), Ben Grauer (announcer), Ed Wynn, Jack Carson, Beatrice Lillie, Dennis King, Lauritz Melchior, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Fred Allen (performer, writer), Portland Hoffa, The West Point Choir, Tallulah Bankhead, Ben Grauer. 1:28:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

49315. The Big Show. February 25, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Anacin, RCA, Chesterfield. Uta Hagen and Paul Kelly do scenes from, "The Country Girl," by Clifford Odetts. Jack Haley sings an Irish tune. Tallulah crosses verbal swords with Monty Woolley, and then joins him in a scene from, "The Man Who Came To Dinner," by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Afterward, Olsen and Johnson, Judy Holiday and the rest of the cast do a comic version of the same scene. Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Chic Johnson, Clifford Odetts (author), Dee Englebach (producer, director), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Frank Wilson (narrator), George Foster (writer), George S. Kaufman, Goodman Ace, Jack Haley (m. c.), Judy Holliday, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Monty Woolley, Morton Green (writer), Moss Hart, Ole Olsen, Paul Kelly, Robert Merrill, Selma Diamond (writer), Tallulah Bankhead, Uta Hagen. 90:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49311. The Big Show. March 4, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Anacin, RCA, Chesterfield. Frankie Laine sings, "Aba Dabba Honeymoon" and a strange song called, "Swamp Girl." Clive Brook, Hugh Riley and Margaret Phillips appear in, "Second Threshold" by Phillip Barrie, adapted by Robert Sherwood. Margaret Truman sings, "Love Is Where You Find It." Portland sings, accompanied by Fred Allen on the banjo! Herb Shriner does a funny "Hoosier" routine. The program finale is a salute to Irving Berlin, but Margaret Truman's straining after the high notes gets painful after a while! Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Clive Brook, Dee Englebach (producer, director), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Ethel Merman, Frank Wilson (narrator), Frankie Laine (Four Way Cold Tablets commercial), Fred Allen, George Foster (writer), Goodman Ace, Herb Shriner, Hugh Riley, Margaret Phillips, Margaret Truman, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Morton Green (writer), Philip Barry (writer), Portland Hoffa, Robert Sherwood, Selma Diamond (writer), Tallulah Bankhead. 89:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49310. The Big Show. March 11, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Anacin, RCA, Chesterfield. Evelyn Knight sings, "I Remember The Cornfields." Billy Eckstine sings, "If." Bob Burns tells stories about his home back in Van Buren, Arkansas, and briefly plays his bazooka. Smith and Dale do the Dr. Kronkeit routine with Jean Courtney as the nurse. It's still funny! Jimmy Durante and Eddie Jackson sing, "Bill Bailey." Jack Pearl and Cliff Hall appear as, "Baron Munchausen" and "Sharlie." Tallulah reads a very touching essay about a dog, written by O. McIntyre. Billy Eckstine, Bing Crosby, Bob Burns, Bob Hope, Celeste Holm, Cliff Hall, Dee Englebach (producer, director), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Eddie Jackson, Evelyn Knight, Frank Wilson (narrator), George Foster (writer), Goodman Ace, Jack Pearl, Jean Courtney, Jimmy Durante, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Morton Green (writer), O. McIntyre (author), Selma Diamond (writer), Smith and Dale, Joe Smith (of "Smith and Dale"), Charles Dale (of "Smith and Dale"), Tallulah Bankhead. 89:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77574. The Big Show. March 18, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Oh! Oh! Oh! There's Nothing Like Radio." Johnny Burke, Eddie Cantor, Eddie Fisher, Ella Fitzgerald, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, John Pearce, Ethel Waters, Dee Englebach (producer, director), Goodman Ace (writer), Selma Diamond (writer), George Foster (writer), Morton Green (writer), Frank Wilson (writer), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Tallulah Bankhead (m. c.), Phil Baker. 1:29:03. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

48964. The Big Show. March 25, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Anacin, RCA, Chesterfield. Jimmy Durante and Eddie Jackson do a duet. Judy Holiday does a funny version of "I Went To Havana." Jackie Miles does a funny routine about his new television set. Rex Harrison and Lili Palmer do "Anne Of a Thousand Days," by Maxwell Anderson. Jimmy Durante and Judy Holiday do their own comedy version of the play afterward. Tallulah Bankhead, Ed Herlihy (announcer), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Don Cornell, Carmen Miranda, Judy Holliday, Lilli Palmer, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Jackson, Bob Hope (Chesterfield commercial), Bing Crosby (Chesterfield commercial), Jackie Miles, Maxwell Anderson (author), Rex Harrison, Dee Englebach (producer, director), Goodman Ace (writer), Selma Diamond (writer), George Foster (writer), Morton Green (writer), Frank Wilson (writer). 88:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48965. The Big Show. April 1, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: RCA, Chesterfield, Anacin. Tallulah and Bob Hope do a comedy routine with Tallulah taking the part usually done by Bing Crosby. Van Johnson appears in a dramatization of "Go For Broke," with Henry Nakamura and Lane Nakana. Van sings (with interruptions by Bob Hope)! Ezio sings an aria from "The Marriage Of Figaro." Ethel Barrymore does a dramatic reading, with music written by Lionel Barrymore! Bob Hope does the Chesterfield commercial and a monologue. Joan Davis sings Calypso! (with help from Bob Hope, Groucho Marx, Van Johnson and Ezio Pinza!) Judy Holiday accepts the congratulations of the cast on winning the Academy Award. Bob Hope, Dee Englebach (producer, director), Ethel Barrymore, Ezio Pinza, Frank Wilson (narrator), George Foster (writer), Goodman Ace, Groucho Marx, Henry Nakamura, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Joan Davis, Judy Holliday, Lane Nakana, Lionel Barrymore, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Morton Green (writer), Selma Diamond (writer), Tallulah Bankhead, Van Johnson. 89:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

47807. The Big Show. April 8, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chesterfield, Anacin, RCA. William Marshall, Ossie Davis and Alonzo Buzaine do a scene from "Green Pastures." Rudy Vallee sings. Jane Morgan sings "Hymn Of Love." Portland Hoffa has trouble speaking! Vivien Blaine does a comedy routine (in character as "Adelaide" from "Guys and Dolls") with Tallulah, and sings. Jimmy Durante, Fred Allen, and Rudy Vallee as "The Nasal Trio," sing "Don't Put Bananas On Bananas," an original tune by Meredith Willson. Radio-TV critic John Crosby presents Tallulah with an award. Fred Allen does a portrait of John Crosby's home life, "John's Other Life," which turns into "Richard Richard, Private Dick." The cast does a musical set in the year 1900. Dr. Ralph Bunche presents an award to Tallulah and speaks on behalf of the United Nations. Alonzo Buzaine, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dee Englebach (producer, director), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Frank Wilson (narrator), Fred Allen, George Foster (writer), Goodman Ace, Jane Morgan, Jimmy Durante, John Crosby, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Morton Green (writer), Ossie Davis, Portland Hoffa, Ralph Bunche, Rudy Vallee, Selma Diamond (writer), Tallulah Bankhead, Vivian Blaine, William Marshall. 89:17. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

48966. The Big Show. April 15, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: RCA, Anacin, Chesterfield. Martha Raye sings, "That Old Black Magic." Jack Carson gives Tallulah a singing lesson. Olivia de Havilland and Evelyn Vardin do a scene from "Romeo and Juliet." Martha Raye does a baseball skit. Eddie appears as "Maxie The Taxi," a Brooklyn cab driver he made famous with a series of skits on television. Baseball player Tommy Hendrick gives Tallulah some of the fine points of the game. Phil Foster remember life in old Brooklyn. Tallulah reads "Casey At The Bat," as De Wolfe Hopper might have done it. Jack Carson and Martha Raye describe what might have happened to Casey when he got home that night! Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dee Englebach (producer, director), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Eddie Cantor, Eddy Arnold, Evelyn Varden, Frank Wilson (narrator), George Foster (writer), Goodman Ace, Jack Carson, Martha Raye, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Morton Green (writer), Olivia De Havilland, Phil Foster, Selma Diamond (writer), Tallulah Bankhead, Tommy Hendrix. 89:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48967. The Big Show. April 22, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Anacin, Chesterfield, RCA. Tallulah and Joan Davis compare ailments. Lisa Kirk sings, "I Feel a Song Coming On." Dennis King, Martin Blaine and Horace Braham do a scene from "The Devil's Disciple," by George Bernard Shaw. Judy Holiday recalls an early romance (funny!). Judy and Joan show Tallulah how to get a date. Herb Shriner does a funny monologue about his home town. Fred Allen imagines the wedding of Tallulah and Dennis King. Tallulah reads a tribute to America by Walt Whitman. Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dee Englebach (producer, director), Dennis King, Ed Herlihy (announcer), Fran Warren, Frank Wilson (narrator), Fred Allen, George Bernard Shaw (author), George Foster (writer), Goodman Ace, Herb Shriner, Horace Braham, Joan Davis, Judy Holliday, Lisa Kirk, Martin Blaine, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Morton Green (writer), Portland Hoffa, Selma Diamond (writer), Tallulah Bankhead, Walt Whitman (author). 89:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48963. The Big Show. April 29, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Canon Towels, Chesterfield, Anacin, RCA. Ethel Merman opens the show with, "There's No Business Like Show Business." Frank Lovejoy appears in an "I Was A Communist For The FBI" drama and the real Matt Cvetic makes a brief anti-communist speech. Rosemary Clooney sings, "Taking a Chance On Love." Gordon MacRae recalls his days as an NBC page. Uncle Miltie does a great monologue about the good old days of radio, and other topics. The cast does a salute to Meredith Willson by singing a medley of his compositions. Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dee Englebach (producer, director), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Ethel Merman, Frank Lovejoy, Frank Wilson (narrator), George Foster (writer), Goodman Ace, Gordon MacRae, Jimmy Durante, Matt Cvetic, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Milton Berle, Morton Green (writer), Rosemary Clooney, Selma Diamond (writer), Tallulah Bankhead. 89:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48962. The Big Show. May 6, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Anacin, RCA, Canon Towels. The last show of the season. Groucho Marx does a funny dialogue with Tallulah. George Jessel delivers a eulogy for "The Big Show." Fred Allen teaches Tallulah how to collect unemployment insurance, Margaret Truman sings. Groucho sings "Go West." Jessel does a monologue in praise of Hollywood and imitates Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor. "Advice To The Little Peyton Girl," by Dorothy Parker, with Tallulah (who is just great!) and Margaret Truman (who's just awful!). Marriage counselor Groucho advises Fred Allen and Ginger Rogers! The last minute of the program has been deleted. Dee Englebach (producer, director), Dorothy Brown, Dorothy Parker (author), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Frank Wilson (narrator), Fred Allen, George Foster (writer), George Jessel, Ginger Rogers (guest), Goodman Ace, Groucho Marx, James Harvey (assistant director), Lucien Boyer, Margaret Truman, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Morton Green (writer), Portland Hoffa, Selma Diamond (writer), Tallulah Bankhead. 88:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

3043. The Big Show. March 9, 1952. NBC net. Sponsored by: Reynolds Aluminum, Chesterfield, Anacin, Dentyne. Fibber McGee and Molly celebrate twenty years on NBC radio. Peter Lorre does a dramatization of "The Cask Of Amontillado" (pronounced by Tallulah as "Armen Tilado")! Stuttering Joe Frisco recalls his years as a horseplayer. A scene from Meredith Willson's new novel, "Who Did What To Fidalia" features Shepperd Strudwick. Tallulah salutes WSB, Atlanta on its thirtieth anniversary. Right afterward, the cast does a satire on the story just presented. Phil Foster recalls his old Brooklyn neighborhood. Morton Green (writer), Frank Wilson, Ray Charles (choral director), Sidney Fein (arranger), George Foster (writer), Ethel Merman, Richard Easton, Phil Foster, Joe Frisco, Shepperd Strudwick, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Tallulah Bankhead (hostess), Peter Lorre, Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Jan Miner, Martin Blaine, Ed Herlihy (announcer), Dee Englebach (producer, director), Goodman Ace (writer), Selma Diamond (writer). 88:43. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

86791. Monitor. January 25, 1975. NBC net. Participating sponsors. 10:00 A.M. (EST). The second hour of the last Saturday broadcast of the series. The recording starts during the hourly news. John Bartholomew Tucker (communicator), Sam Hall (newscaster), Marlene Dietrich, Tedi Thurman ("Miss Monitor"), Lee Klein (by recording), Selma Diamond, Lloyd Bridges (commercial spokesman), Dale Remington (reporter), Joe Himes. 57:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 36 programs.