Rickles, Don

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.


44472. California Melodies. December 14, 1935. CBS-Don Lee net. Sustaining. The date above is etched on the transcription matrix. The first half of the program is marked "episode #8," the second half of the program is marked "episode #7." Both shows have the same date on the matrix. The program includes the presentation of the second movement of David Broekman's "American Negro Symphony." The movement is titled "Harlem Heaven," and is described by Mr. Broekman as "gutter music." David Broekman and His Orchestra, Judy Starr (vocal), Marion Mansfield, The Rhythm Rascals, Michael Fitzmaurice (announcer), Clarence Muse. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

78262. Presenting David Broekman. 1936. Sponsored by: The General Electric dealers of California. The first tune is, "I Got Rhythm." The first 15:18 of the program only. David Broekman and His Orchestra, James Newell (vocal), Jo Stafford (vocal). 15:18. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

1674. Mutual-Don Lee Dedicatory Program. December 30, 1936. Mutual-Don Lee net, KHJ, Los Angeles origination. Sustaining. A program celebrating the joining of the two networks. Includes remotes from different parts of the country. Al Dubin, Arthur Unger, Claude Sweeten (music), Conrad Nagel, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Dixie Dunbar, Edward Arnold, Edwin M. House, Frank Tabioni, Fred Webber, Harry Owens and His Royal Hawaiians, Harry Warren (composer), Hugh Herbert, John Conte (announcer), Mae Clarke, Mary Bryan, Nadine Conner, Norman Field, Paula Winslowe, Thomas Lee. 90 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

90350. Red Cross Flood Relief. February 1, 1937. NBC net. "A great intercontinental entertainment rally...from the invisible capitols of the air!" The NBC Orchestra (from New York City), H. Leopold Spitalny (conductor), Milton Cross (announcer), Harry Richman (from WIOD, Miami), Russ Morgan and His Orchestra, John McCormick, Ted Lewis and His Orchestra (from "The Royal Palm Club," incomplete), Ada Lorena (? soprano), Anna Marina, Ken Carpenter (announcer from Hollywood), Will Hays (who speaks on behalf of flood relief for the victims in the midwest), Al Jolson (who sings, "Mammy"), Victor Young and His Orchestra (who plays a haunting, "Love For Sale"), Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll (who speak in their own voices on behalf of flood relief, not as "Amos 'n' Andy"), Bing Crosby (sings, "One, Two, Button My Shoe"), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Ben Bernie, Marion Talley (soprano), Bob Burns (mentions "his town" is under water and makes a serious speech on behalf of the flood relief. He speaks about ants, and how they help each other. He also refers to Ricardo Cortez as "Dick"), Ricardo Cortez, Conrad Thibault, Johnny Green (conducts and plays a piano solo), Helen Broderick, Victor Moore (doing a not very-well-written and poorly read, "Hollywood In Rhyme"), Chester Lauck, Norris Goff (as "Lum and Abner"), Frank Hodak (pianist, conductor), Dorothy Lamour (sings, "Moonlight and Shadows"), Don Wilson (introduces Irvin S. Cobb), Irvin S. Cobb (who makes an impassioned appeal on behalf of the Red Cross), The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Frank Black (conductor), Clark Gable, Carole Lombard. 1:31:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

1472. George Gershwin Memorial Program. July 12, 1937. Mutual net. Sustaining. A program broadcast the day after George Gershwin's death. The program starts with Gershwin's, "Prelude #2." Conrad Nagel (host), Fred Waring, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Green (composer, conductor), Otto Klemperer, Virginia Farrell, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Arnold Schoenberg, Merle Armitage. 57:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41872. The Passing Parade. February 25, 1938. Sponsored by: Union Oil. Described as an audition for Union Oil. The profession of "Trouble Listening," and the story of "The Dutchess." A real "Trouble Listener" is interviewed. Donald Novis sings. Excerpt. David Broekman and His Orchestra, John Nesbitt (host), Donald Novis. 12:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

60602. The Texaco Star Theatre. October 5, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco. The first show of the series. Bette Davis appears in, "Alter Ego," produced by Max Reinhardt (who also appears on the show). The play, written by Arch Oboler, is about a woman being driven insane by a voice inside her head (Bette Davis plays both roles!). The program begins with "There's Gonna Be A Great Day." Kenny sings a delightful, "I Married An Angel." Jane Froman mentions that she's just motored out from the east coast using her Texaco credit card. Una Merkel, Charles Ruggles, Ned Sparks, Kenny Baker, Jane Froman, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Bette Davis, Arch Oboler (writer), John Barrymore, William A. Bacher (director), Verree Teasdale, The Texaco Singers, Max Reinhardt, Adolphe Menjou (m.c.), Jimmy Wallington (announcer). 59:58. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

43628. The Texaco Star Theatre. October 12, 1938. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. The second show of the series. The program features a dramatization of, "The Jest" by Max Reinhardt (who is interviewed after the play), with John Barrymore, Elaine Barrie and Noah Beery. The cast also does a burlesque of, "East Lynn." David Broekman and His Orchestra, Elaine Barrie, Jane Froman, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), John Barrymore, Kenny Baker, Max Reinhardt (author), Ned Sparks, Noah Beery, Una Merkel, William A. Bacher (director), The Texaco Singers, Adolphe Menjou (m.c.), Charles Ruggles. 59:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79440. The Texaco Star Theatre. October 19, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco. The first tune is, "I Know That You Know." Charlie Ruggles considers an insurance policy. Max Reinhardt presents "Romance," with Miriam Hopkins. It's a melodrama about a famous opera star's one great love. The cast does its version of, "Cinderella." David Broekman and His Orchestra, Una Merkel, Adolphe Menjou (m.c.), Jane Froman, Kenny Baker, Charles Ruggles, Miriam Hopkins, Max Reinhardt, Edward Shelton (writer), Frank Nelson, William A. Bacher (director), Ned Sparks, Jimmy Wallington (announcer). 59:45. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

99856. The Texaco Star Theatre. October 26, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco. The program opens with the siren and bells. The first tune is, "Alexander's Ragtime Band." The drama is titled, "Imitation Of Laurie." Adolphe Menjou (host), Una Merkel, Charles Ruggles, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jane Froman, Kenny Baker, Ned Sparks, Max Reinhardt (drama producer), Verree Teasdale, Forrest Barnes (writer), William Bacher (director), Ray Erlenborn (sound effects). 59:02. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

79439. The Texaco Star Theatre. November 2, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco. Kenny Baker sings, "Night and Day." John Barrymore appears in, "Happy Ending" by Patterson McNut. A horse-playing Broadway type is given six months to live. The story has almost every "Broadway" cliche possible. The cast does its version of, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (there's a laugh-line reference to the recent "War Of The Worlds" broadcast). The system cue has been deleted. David Broekman and His Orchestra, Una Merkel, Adolphe Menjou (m.c.), Charles Ruggles, John Barrymore, Kenny Baker, Patterson McNutt (author), Max Reinhardt (producer, host of the dramatic segment), Lurene Tuttle, J. Scott Smart (billed as "Jack Smart"), Ned Sparks, William A. Bacher (director), Jimmy Wallington (announcer). 59:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

97907. The Texaco Star Theatre. November 9, 1938. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. The first tune is, "Hallelujah." The dramatic segment features, "Out Of Thin Soil." John Barrymore (m.c.), Jimmy Wallington (announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Una Merkel, Kenny Baker, Charles Ruggles, Ned Sparks, Billy Halop, Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Paula Winslowe, Jane Froman, Max Reinhardt (producer and host of the dramatic segment), The Dead End Kids, Alfred Newman (composer to the music from "Street Scene"), Thelma Hubbard, Jess Oppenheimer (author), Harry Cronman (adaptor), William A. Bacher (director). 59:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

99855. The Texaco Star Theatre. November 16, 1938. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. The program starts with the siren and bells. The first tune is, "The Taste Of Her Lips." The orchestra plays, "The Twelfth Street Rag" in a tempo faster than usual (which is usually pretty fast). The evening's drama is titled, "Monument To Love." Jane Froman, Charles Ruggles, Una Merkel, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Ned Sparks, Fay Bainter, Max Reinhardt (drama producer), John Arledge, Edward James (drama writer), William Bacher (director), John Barrymore (host), Ray Erlenborn (sound effects). 58:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

99858. The Texaco Star Theatre. November 23, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco. The program begins with the siren and bells. The first tune is, "Make Believe." John Barrymore and the cast bring a famous painting to life: "The Angelus." Tonight's drama is, "The Happy Journey To Trenton and Camden." John Barrymore (host), Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Ray Erlenborn (sound effects), Charles Ruggles, Una Merkel, Ned Sparks, Jane Froman, Francia White, Paula Winslowe, Kenny Baker, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Max Reinhardt (drama producer), Spring Byington, Thornton Wilder (playwright), June Carlson, George Ernest, William Bacher (director). 58:30. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

60620. The Texaco Star Theatre. November 30, 1938. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Kenny Baker sings "The Girlfriend Of The Whirling Dervish." The cast does, "Lend Me Your Eyes." John Barrymore (host), Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Una Merkel, Kenny Baker, Jane Froman, Charles Ruggles, Ned Sparks, David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Texaco Chorus, Max Reinhardt (producer), Ashmead Scott (writer), Herbert Marshall, Andrea Leeds, William A. Bacher (director). 59:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60621. The Texaco Star Theatre. December 7, 1938. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Una blows her lines near the beginning of the show and cracks up the cast. The orchestra plays an elaborate arrangement of, "Ferdinand The Bull." Frank Parker substitutes for Kenny Baker. The cast does a drama called, "Your Honor." A lawyer used to trickery decides to get an innocent girl acquitted...the hard way. He pleads her case before the highest court of all! The cast does a comedy jungle drama called, "Fare Thee Well...Cann-i-bell." Una Merkel, Jane Froman, Charles Ruggles, Ned Sparks, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Frank Parker, Elaine Barrie, Paula Winslowe, William A. Bacher (director), John Barrymore, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Johnny Green (writer), Harry Cronman (writer). 59:40. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

60622. The Texaco Star Theatre. December 14, 1938. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. The first tune by the orchestra is "Swamp Fire." Ned Sparks blows his lines during an insult match with Jimmy Wallington (who chokes up during the rest of the commercial). The cast does "The Twilight Shore" by Milton Geiger. A well-done allegory about a woman about to give birth. Una's comedy melodrama is "Spell Of The Frozen North" or "Yukon Take It With You." David Broekman and His Orchestra, Una Merkel, Kenny Baker, Jane Froman, Charles Ruggles, Ned Sparks, Milton Geiger (writer), John Barrymore (host), Olivia De Havilland, Nana Bryant, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Max Reinhardt (producer), William A. Bacher (director). 59:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60623. The Texaco Star Theatre. December 21, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco. Kenny's first tune is "Don't Wait Until The Night Before Christmas To Be Good." The cast does a drama called, "The Song Of Christmas" by Edward James. It's an interesting story set in the jungles of Africa. Three Frenchmen celebrate Christmas far from home. The "Merkel Melodrama" is, "Who Killed Cock Robin?" John Barrymore (host), Jimmy Wallington (announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Una Merkel, Kenny Baker, Jane Froman, Charles Ruggles, Ned Sparks, Edward James (writer), Max Reinhardt (producer), Adolphe Menjou, Frances Dee, William A. Bacher (director). 59:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60604. The Texaco Star Theatre. December 28, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco. Kenny Baker sings, "Loveland In The Wintertime." John Barrymore sings, "Nobody," as it was taught to him by Bert Wheeler. Charlie Ruggles at the race track. The show features a drama titled, "Each Wish Of My Heart" by Forrest Bonds and Harry Cronman. It is a story about Irish poet Thomas Moore and the tragic circumstances under which he came to write, "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms." A comic review of the news events of 1938. David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Texaco Singers, Una Merkel, John Barrymore (m. c.), Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Charles Ruggles, Ned Sparks, Kenny Baker, Jane Froman, Forrest Bonds (writer), Harry Cronman (writer), Mary Astor, True Boardman, Max Reinhardt (producer), William A. Bacher (producer). 59:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

99849. The Texaco Star Theatre. September 13, 1939. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco. The first show of the season. Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "Wang, Wang Blues." Ken has just gotten back from Hawaii ("that's Coney Island with volcanoes"). Part of the show sounds like one of Ken's "Blackouts" routines. Drama from New York City: "Valley Forge" (which only ran 58 performances despite being written by Maxwell Anderson). The recording begins with a WEAF station I.D., despite the show being on CBS with a WABC station break. Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, Ronald Radcliff, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Mel Blanc (plays 3 different parts in as many minutes), Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Arthur Q. Bryan, Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Maxwell Anderson (playwright), Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Edward Trevor, Philip Merivale, Stanley Ridges. 58:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

99850. The Texaco Star Theatre. September 20, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "I Poured My Heart Into A Song." Ken feels that he needs publicity...and in walks Hedda Hopper. Drama from New York City: "Saturday's Children." Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Hedda Hopper (guest), Ronald Radcliff, Arthur Q. Bryan, Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Maxwell Anderson (playwright), Helen Chandler, Douglas Montgomery, Ilka Chase, Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 59:25. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

99847. The Texaco Star Theatre. September 27, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Variety from Hollywood: Kenny sings, "Over The Rainbow." Ken asks Dale Carnegie, "How can I win friends and influence people?" Dale's answer: act like a puppy! Frances sings, "Moonlight Serenade." Drama from New York City: "Secrets." Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Dale Carnegie (guest), Jane Cowl, Louis Calherne, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Burns Mantle (host in New York), Rudolf Besier (playwright), Larry Elliott (New York announcer), Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 57:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

60616. The Texaco Star Theatre. October 4, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. The "variety" portion of the program originates from Hollywood with guest Peter Lorre. The "dramatic" part of the program originates from New York. The play is called, "Tomorrow and Tomorrow" by Phillip Barrie, with Fredric March and Florence Eldridge. Peter Lorre appears as "Mr. Moto." Frances sings, "Night and Day." What would happen if all the great detectives of fiction worked together on one case? Irene Ryan, Kenny Baker, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Peter Lorre, Philip Barry (author), Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Larry Elliott (commercial spokesman), Lehman Engel (composer, conductor), Burns Mantle (New York host), Ken Murray (Hollywood host), Frances Langford. 59:44. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

99870. The Texaco Star Theatre. October 11, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "South Of The Border, Down Mexico Way." Ken hosts a quiz show titled, "Don't You Know Nothing?" Guest is Alice Marble (tennis champion). Drama from New York City: "Kind Lady." Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Grace George, Claude Rains, Hugh Walpole (author), Edward Chodorov (playwright). 60:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

99848. The Texaco Star Theatre. October 18, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "Good Morning." Edgar Rice Burroughs tells about how the character of "Tarzan" began (he admits he's never been to Africa...or to Mars). Ken hints that if Burroughs isn't happy with Johnny Weismuller, he's available for the next Tarzan movie. Ken does his own Tarzan drama: "The Home Life of Mr. and Mrs. Tarzan," or "Apes Of Wrath." Drama from New York City: "Her Master's Voice." Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Edgar Rice Burroughs (guest), Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Edward Everett Horton, Lucille Watson, Elizabeth Patterson, Clare Kummer (playwight), Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 57:22. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

60617. The Texaco Star Theatre. October 25, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. The "variety" portion of the program originates from Hollywood. The first tune is, "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead." Guest Tom Mix joins in a western drama called, "Ken Murray Rides Again" or "Empty Saddles." The "drama" portion of the program originates from New York. "Green Grow The Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs. Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Tom Mix, John Boles, June Walker, Ken Murray (Hollywood host), Kenny Baker, Lynn Riggs, Burns Mantle (New York host), Larry Elliott (commercial spokesman). 59:46. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

99851. The Texaco Star Theatre. November 1, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco (the siren and bells are heard). Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "Great Day." Ken is trying to improve his house and garden. Guest is Dr. Marion Sayle Taylor, known as, "The Voice Of Experience." The cast does, "The Court Of Human Problems," with Dr. Kenneth Murray (better known as "Mr. Sympathy"). Drama from New York City: "A Bill Of Divorcement." Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Marion Sayle Taylor (guest), Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Pauline Lord, Walter Abel, Betty Fields, Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Clemence Dane (playwright), Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 56:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

60618. The Texaco Star Theatre. November 8, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. The "variety" portion of the program originates from Hollywood. The first tune is "Clap Your Hands." Ken tries to find a co-maker so he can get a loan. Guest Theda Bara joins the cast in their version of "Cleopatra." The "drama" portion of the program originates from New York. The play is "Another Language," by Rose Franken. It's an engrossing family drama. Kenny Baker, Irene Ryan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Theda Bara, Rose Franken (writer), Burns Mantle (New York host), Lillian Gish, John Beal, Ken Murray (Hollywood host), Minnie Duprez, Larry Elliott (commercial spokesman), Frances Langford. 59:36. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60619. The Texaco Star Theatre. November 15, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. The "variety" portion of the program originates from Hollywood. The first tune by the orchestra is, "Jericho." Guest Bela Lugosi joins the cast in, "Dracula Of Sunnybrook Farm." The "drama" portion of the program originates from New York. The play is, "The Criminal Code" by Martin Flavin. A prison melodrama. Ken Murray (Hollywood host), Frances Langford, Kenny Baker, Irene Ryan, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Bela Lugosi, Martin Flavin (writer), Burgess Meredith, Helen Claire, Arthur Byron, Larry Elliott (commercial spokesman), Burns Mantle (New York host), Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 59:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

99857. The Texaco Star Theatre. November 22, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. The program begins with the siren and bells. Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "A Little Street In Singapore." Elsa attends a party at Ken's house, as served by Ken's colored maid, "Mandy." Drama from New York City: "Candlelight." Franchot Tone, Glenda Farrell, Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Frances Langford, Kenny Baker, Irene Ryan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Elsa Maxwell (guest), Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Siegfried Geyer (playwright), Franchot Tone, Glenda Farrell, Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Eric Dressler, P. G. Wodehouse (playwright), Ray Erlenborn (sound effects). 59:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

99860. The Texaco Star Theatre. November 29, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "Good Morning." George McManus talks about cartooning and Jiggs and Maggie. The cast does its own version of, "Bringing Up Father." Drama from New York City: "Berkeley Square." The program opens and ends with the siren and bells. Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Kenny Baker, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), George McManus (guest), Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Maurice Evans, Sylvia Field, John L. Balderston (playwright), Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 59:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

99852. The Texaco Star Theatre. December 20, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "Oh, Johnny." The cast does, "The Murray Family On Christmas Eve." The program's guest is Santa Claus! Drama from New York City: "The Goose Hangs High." Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, William McGinnis (as Santa Claus), Lee Millar, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Walter Hampden, Frankie Thomas, Laura Hope Crews, Lewis Beach (playwright). 58:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60685. The Texaco Star Theatre. December 27, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. The first half of the program originates from Hollywood, the second half from New York. From Hollywood: the first tune is, "I Know That You Know." The program's guest is six-year-old Baby Leroy. Episode #3 of "The Murray Family." From New York: "The Great Adventure" by Arnold Bennett. A famous British artist assumes the identity of his dead butler and buries the butler with his own identity. Burns Mantle (New York host), Kenny Baker, Irene Ryan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Thomas Smith (commercial spokesman), Ronald Leroy Overacher (Baby Leroy), Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Lee Millar, Arnold Bennett (writer), Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Lehman Engel (composer, conductor), Larry Elliott (announcer), Ken Murray (Hollywood host), Frances Langford. 59:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

99853. The Texaco Star Theatre. January 3, 1940. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco, Bulova (local). 9:00 P.M. (Eastern). Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "Put On Your Old Gray Bonnet." The cast does, "The Murray Family" visiting Sun Valley." Drama from New York City: "Romance." Ken Murray (host is Hollywood), Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, Sue Carol (guest, silent film star once known as a "flapper"), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Edward Sheldon (playwright), Walter Abel, Louise Reiner, Reynolds Evans, Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 57:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

84135. The Texaco Star Theatre. January 10, 1940. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco (some commercials deleted). The first half-hour is a variety show from Hollywood. The first tune is, "I'm An Old Cowhand." Jokes about Santa Anita. Aviatrix Ruth Elder is interviewed. She was the first woman to try to fly the Atlantic ocean in 1927. She describes how she crashed into the ocean, three-hundred miles from Europe. When she loses her place in the script, Ken Murray ad libs and stops the show. Ruth continues to laugh throughout the rest of the interview. Ken appears as a fifteen-year old named, "Speedy." The second half-hour is a drama from New York. "The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse." The story of a physician who dabbles in burglary. Ken Murray (host), Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Ruth Elder, Burns Mantle (New York host), Gloria Jean, Barre Lyndon (playwright), Larry Elliott (announcer), Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 55:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

99867. The Texaco Star Theatre. January 12, 1940. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco, Bulova (local). 9:00 P.M. Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "That's 'A Plenty." Another episode of, "The Murray Family." Drama from New York City: "Farm Of Three Echoes." Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Ethel Barrymore, McKay Morris, Noel Langley (playwright), Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 58:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

99862. The Texaco Star Theatre. January 17, 1940. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "Camptown Races." Ken wants writers/producers Graham Baker and Gene Towne to help him with his movie career. The does another episode from the life of, "The Murray Family." Drama from New York City: "Five Star Final." The program starts and ends with the siren and bells. Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), C. Graham Baker (guest), Gene Towne (guest), Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Larry Elliott (New York announcer), Walter Huston, Louis Weitzenkorn (playwright), Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 58:27. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

99861. The Texaco Star Theatre. January 31, 1940. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco, Bulova (local). 9:00 P.M. Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "El Rancho Grande." Ken has been to a psychoanalyst and has discovered that he has a dual personality. He then interviews himself. The cast does another episode of, "The Murray Family." Drama from New York City: "The Last Of Mrs. Cheyney." The program begins and ends with the siren and bells. Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Irene Ryan, Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Ruth Chatterton, Barry Thompson, Cecil Humphries, Frederick Lonsdale (playwright), Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 58:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

60686. The Texaco Star Theatre. February 7, 1940. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco, Bulova watch (local). The first half of the program originates from Hollywood, the second half from New York. The first tune is "The Little Red Fox." An episode of "The Murray Family": "Speedy's First Car." From New York: "Kick In" by Willard Mack. An ex-con is suspected of cracking a safe and stealing a $10,000 bracelet. Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, Kenny Baker, Chester Morris, Margo, Larry Elliott (announcer), Willard Mack (writer), Lehman Engel (composer, conductor), Ken Murray (Hollywood host), David Broekman and His Orchestra. 59:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

99866. The Texaco Star Theatre. February 14, 1940. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco, Bulova (local). Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "Bye, Bye Blues." Another episode of, "The Murray Family." The program begins and ends with the siren and bells. From New York City: "Jezebel." Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, Tommy Freeburn Smith (commercial spokesman), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Miriam Hopkins, Edmund Lowe, Owen Davis (playwright), Gladys Hampton, Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 59:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

99864. The Texaco Star Theatre. February 21, 1940. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco, Bulova (local). 9:00 P.M. (Eastern). Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "Bugle Call Rag." Another episode of, "The Murray Family." Drama from New York City: "The Church Mouse." Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Irene Ryan, Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Burns Mantle (host in New York City, Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Ruth Gordon, Louis Calherne, Ladislaus Fodor (playwright), Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 58:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

99869. The Texaco Star Theatre. February 28, 1940. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco, Bulova (local). 9:00 P.M. Variety from Hollywood. The first tune is, "In The Mood" (at a very fast tempo). Another episode of, "The Murray Family." Drama from New York City: "Small Miracle." Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), John Garfield, Norman Krasna (playwright), Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 59:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

99863. The Texaco Star Theatre. March 6, 1940. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco, Bulova (local). 9:00 P.M. (Eastern). Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "Wabash Blues." Gracie continues her campaign for president. Another episode of "The Murray Family." Drama from New York City: "The Third Degree." The siren and bells are heard at the start and end of the program. Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Irene Ryan, Kenny Baker, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Tommy Freeburn Smith (commercial spokesman), Gracie Allen (unbilled guest), Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Gladys George, Arthur Byron, Margaret Webster, Charles Klein (playwright), Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 59:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60687. The Texaco Star Theatre. March 13, 1940. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco, Bulova (local). The first half of the program originates from Hollywood, the second half from New York. The first tune is, "Jericho." A look at Ken's new swimming pool. An Easter fashion preview is presented. The Murray Family episode: "Speedy Murray's First Job." From New York: "Juarez and Maximilian." The tragedy of a nobleman of the Hapsburgs and of his death in Mexico. The date is approximate. Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Kenny Baker, Irene Ryan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Henry Hull, Erin O'Brien-Moore, McKay Morris, Ken Murray (Hollywood host), Frances Langford, Larry Elliott (announcer), Burns Mantle (New York host), Lehman Engel (composer, conductor). 60:03. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

99868. The Texaco Star Theatre. March 27, 1940. CBS net, WABC, New York City aircheck. Sponsored by: Texaco, Bulova (local). 9:00 P.M. Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "Alexander's Ragtime Band." Another episode of, "The Murray Family." Drama from New York City: "Double Door." Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, Tommy Freeburn Smith (commercial spokesman), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Florence Reid, Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Douglas Montgomery, Helen Claire. 57:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

44474. Cavalcade Of Chicago. September 1940. Mutual net, WGN, Chicago origination. Sustaining. Portions of "An Ode To Chicago." Colonel Robert McCormick speaks about the future of WGN. He announces a fall schedule for the station that is almost all classical music. Parts two and four of a one hour show, the date is approximate. David Broekman and His Orchestra, Robert McCormick, Charles Laughton. 25:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

99854. The Texaco Star Theatre. December 13, 1940. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Variety from Hollywood: The first tune is, "In The Mood" (in a tempo much faster than Glenn Miller's). It leaves you breathless! Another "The Murray Family" episode. Drama from New York City: "The Patsy." Ken Murray (host in Hollywood), Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (Hollywood announcer), Burns Mantle (host in New York City), Larry Elliott (New York City announcer), Joan Bennett, John Beale, Barry Conners (playwright). 34:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

777. Treasury Star Parade. 1942. Program #101. Treasury Department syndication. "The Chetniks". The story of Yugoslavians battling the Nazis who are occupying their homeland. The date is approximate. Vincent Price, Orson Welles, David Broekman and His Orchestra. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

12861. United China Relief. April 13, 1942. Blue Network. Sponsored by: China Relief fund appeal. The program originates from New York, Washington, D. C., and Hollywood. The program has also been dated April 11, 1942. Pearl S. Buck (writer), Maxwell Anderson (writer), Fannie Hurst (writer), John O'Hara (writer), Charles Martin (writer, director), Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hope, Loretta Young, Elliott Lewis, John Garfield, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Frank Black and His Orchestra (described as having seventy-five pieces), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Archibald MacLeish, Elliott Lewis, Jimmy Cash, Wendell Willkie, Alfred Scalpo (? director), Clarence Nash. 59:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

26086. Treasury Star Parade. September 17, 1942. Program #97. Treasury Department syndication. "The Life Of Molly Pitcher, Soldier". A fine dramatization of how Molly got her name and became a hero during the Revolutionary War. This program was re-issued as #235. Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, David Broekman and His Orchestra. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

18110. Over Here. December 12, 1942. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first selection is a musical version of, "The Pledge Of Allegiance." John W. Vandercook (news), Linda Darnell, Maxine Sullivan, Milton Berle, Ronald Colman (m. c.), David Broekman and His Orchestra, George Faulkner (writer), Thelma Ritter (writer), William B. Murray (executive coordinator), William A. Bacher (director), Joseph Moran (writer), Carroll Carroll (writer), Don Bernard (west coast producer), Igor Gorin, Jane Froman, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Bob Burns, Henry Morgenthau (guest). 51:53. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.

26050. Treasury Star Parade. December 25, 1942. Program #52/132. Treasury Department syndication. "A Modern Scrooge". A wartime "Christmas Carol," well-done! Re-released as program #132. Lionel Barrymore, Fredric March, Paul Douglas (announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, J. Donald Wilson, William A. Bacher (director), Joseph Ruscoll (writer), Noel Nouston (? writer). 14:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

26051. Treasury Star Parade. December 31, 1942. Program #53. Treasury Department syndication. "A Lesson In Japanese". What "Bushido" means to the Japanese. Strong propaganda; a good example of American hate radio. The date is approximate. Fredric March, David Broekman and His Orchestra, William A. Bacher (director), Neil Hopkins (writer). 14:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

26052. Treasury Star Parade. January 1943. Program #54. Treasury Department syndication. "The Hiding Place". Where should a Nazi invest his money? In U.S. War Bonds of course! The date is approximate. Fredric March (host), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Jane Froman, Igor Gorin, Paul Douglas (announcer), William A. Bacher (director), Elizabeth Hawes (writer). 14:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

26054. Treasury Star Parade. January 11, 1943. Treasury Department syndication. "Two-Way Passage". A story about a German immigrant in Minnesota during the war. The program was re-issued as #140 (re-dated January 11, 1943). Fay Bainter, Paul Henreid, David Broekman and His Orchestra, William A. Bacher (director), John LaTouche (adaptor), Louis Adamic (author). 14:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

53374. Treasury Star Parade. January 11, 1943. Program #141. Treasury Department syndication. "Military Objective". A drama about British children caught in the middle of war. Twenty-four young boys are killed in a German bombing raid. Alastair Kyle, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Dorothea J. Lewis (writer), Henry Hull, Madeleine Carroll, Vincent Price, William A. Bacher (director). 14:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

56564. Treasury Star Parade. January 18, 1943. Program #144. Treasury Department syndication. "Children, Tomorrow Is Yours". "The Singing Lady" speaks to wartime children, and sings too. A moving, patriotic message for adults too! Ireene Wicker, David Broekman and His Orchestra. 15:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37244. Treasury Star Parade. February 15, 1943. Program #154. Treasury Department syndication. "Mother Of The Guerrillas"/ "Mama Mosquito". Betty Garde, Ralph Locke, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra. 14:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3996. Treasury Star Parade. March 1, 1943. Program #86/162. Treasury Department syndication. "The Goldbergs". An anti-rumor story about a tale that gets around that the munitions plants are closing and America is surrendering to Hitler. The program was re-issued as #162. Vincent Price (host), Larry Elliott (announcer), Gertrude Berg, William A. Bacher (director), David Broekman and His Orchestra. 14:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

93875. Your Home Front Reporter. May 10, 1943. Program #1. CBS net. Sponsored by: Owens-Illinois Glass. Unkind words for Hitler and Tojo. The first tune is, "Begin The Beguine." Fletcher Wiley tells a story about manners and introduces listeners to a vegetable called "Soya Beans." Fletcher Wiley (host), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Ben Grauer (announcer), Frank Parker, Eleanor Steber. 30:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93880. Your Home Front Reporter. May 11, 1943. Program #2. CBS net, World lateral transcription. Sponsored by: Owens-Illinois Glass. The first tune is, "Just A Song At Twilight." Fletcher Wiley quotes Plotinus about false optimism about good war news. Fletcher's essay is about trees and snobbery. Fletcher Wiley (host), Hugh Conover (announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Eleanor Steber, Frank Parker. 24:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93893. Your Home Front Reporter. May 12, 1943. Program #3. CBS net, World lateral transcription. Sponsored by: Owens-Illinois Glass. The first tune is, "One Alone." Fletcher Wiley has household hints for the ladies on the home front, blind dates and taking care of your car. Fletcher Wiley (host), Hugh Conover (announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Eleanor Steber, Frank Parker. 24:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37282. Treasury Star Parade. May 24, 1943. Program #206. Treasury Department syndication. "Songs By Kenny Baker". The first tune is "As Time Goes By." This program re-issued as program #306. Kenny Baker, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Thelma Ritter (writer). 14:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37283. Treasury Star Parade. May 31, 1943. Program #207. Treasury Department syndication. "Songs By Kenny Baker". The first tune is "That Old Black Magic." Richard Rodgers appears to introduce his new war song, "Steady As You Go." This program re-issued as program #320. Kenny Baker, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Richard Rodgers (guest). 14:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37284. Treasury Star Parade. May 31, 1943. Program #208. Treasury Department syndication. "This Is America". The program is introduced by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. Fredric March, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Larry Elliott (announcer), Thelma Ritter (writer), Eleanor Roosevelt (guest). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93892. Your Home Front Reporter. June 10, 1943. Program #24. CBS net, World lateral transcription. Sponsored by: Owens-Illinois Glass. Prepared by D'Arcy Advertising. The first tune is, "Mother Of Mine." How gossip can hurt, silly questions to the O.P.A., wearing armor in the army. Fletcher Wiley (host), Hugh Conover (announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Frank Parker, Eleanor Steber. 24:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93881. Your Home Front Reporter. June 14, 1943. Program #6. CBS net, World lateral transcription. Sponsored by: Owens-Illinois Glass. The first tune is, "Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes." Fletcher Wiley describes a new kind of sewing machine, it will "weld" the clothing. Getting along during wartime rationing; joing the "Anti-Bellyache Brigade." Fletcher Wiley (host), Hugh Conover (announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Eleanor Steber, Frank Parker. 24:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37326. Treasury Star Parade. July 19, 1943. Program #230. Treasury Department syndication. "Queens Die Proudly". The story of a bomber ("The Swoose"), with Lieutenant Colonel Frank Kurtz and his wife Margo Kurtz. William L. White (writer), Thelma Ritter (writer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Larry Elliott (announcer), Frank Kurtz, Margo Kurtz. 14:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93900. Your Home Front Reporter. September 29, 1943. Program #103. CBS net, World lateral transcription. Sponsored by: Owens-Illinois Glass. The first tune is, "Summertime." An interesting essay about traveling by train during wartime. Eleanor Steber, Phil Regan, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Hugh Conover (announcer), Walter Cassel, Don Pryor (news), Don Regan (host). 24:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96819. Your Home Front Reporter. October 2, 1943. Program #104. CBS net. Sponsored by: Owens-Illinois Glass. The first selection is, "Gianina Mia." War news: the Germans are still retreating in central Italy. Phil Regan does a nice, "My Silent Love." David Broekman and His Orchestra, Eleanor Steber, Don Pryor (newscaster), Walter Cassel, Hugh Conover (announcer), Phil Regan. 24:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77692. Your Home Front Reporter. October 4, 1943. Program #106. CBS net. Sponsored by: Owens-Illinois Glass. The first tune is, "Gianina Mia." Don Pryor reads the news: Corsica has been captured, Frankfort has been bombed. October 15th will start, "Food Fights For Freedom Month." Women are holding down 7% of railroad jobs in the United States. Produced by D'Arcy Advertising. David Broekman and His Orchestra, Eleanor Steber, Walter Cassel (tenor), Hugh Conover (announcer), Don Pryor. 24:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11904. Your Home Front Reporter. October 5, 1943. Program #107. CBS net, World transcription. Sponsored by: Owens-Illinois Glass. The first tune is, "Songs My Mother Taught Me." War news: The 5th Army is 85 miles from Rome. Frankfort has been bombed, President Roosevelt is to speak tonight. "What To Do In A Gas Attack," a short film produced by Clorox is recommended. Paul Jones, director of public information of the National Safety Council, speaks from Chicago. Don Pryor gives bizarre advice about using sugar as starvation rations for shipwrecked men at sea. Don Pryor (news), Walter Cassel, Hugh Conover (announcer), Phil Regan, Paul Jones, Milton Olander (president of Owens-Illinois Glass), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Eleanor Steber. 24:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97439. Your Home Front Reporter. October 8, 1943. Program #110. CBS net, World transcription. Sponsored by: Owens-Illinois Glass. The first tune is, "Just A Little Bit Of Heaven." War news: There's a new Russian offensive, bomber raids on German cities and on London as well. A description of a new kind of porcelain and of "plastic iron." Mrs. Jimmy Doolittle speaks about the dangers of inflation and the war economy. The west coast dim-out has just been lifted. The Bonneville Dam has not changed the Spring salmon run. Don Pryor (news), Walter Cassel, Hugh Conover (announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Phil Regan, Paul Jones, Eleanor Steber. 24:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77691. Your Home Front Reporter. October 13, 1943. Program #113. CBS net. Sponsored by: Owens-Illinois Glass. The first tune is, "The Dancing Doll." Don Pryor reads the news: Italy has declared war on Germany, gasoline rationing is expected to be more stringent. Churchill says, "The worst fighting lies ahead." G.I. fishing kits are being distributed. The strange story of the "U.S.S. Patches." Phil Regan sings, "I Wouldn't Trade The Silver In My Mother's Hair" that's so old-fashioned, one can imagine Jessel singing it. The program is referred to as, "Your Home Front Radio Reporter." David Broekman and His Orchestra, Phil Regan (tenor), Don Pryor, Hugh Conover (announcer), Jacques Gasselin (violin). 24:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12289. Treasury Star Parade. December 17, 1943. Program #307. Treasury Department syndication. The first tune is, "There'll Be A Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin." David Broekman and His Orchestra, Frank Sinatra. 14:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12290. Treasury Star Parade. December 20, 1943. Program #308. Treasury Department syndication. "Lincoln's Gettysburg Address". A musical tribute to the American home. Conrad Nagel, Vivienne Della Chiesa, Conrad Thibault, David Broekman and His Orchestra. 14:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110447. Treasury Salute. March 15, 1944. Program #36. Treasury Department syndication. Memories of 1908, starting with, "Marty." The date above was written on the transcription label in pencil. David Broekman and His Orchestra, Joy Hodges (vocal), Peter Donald, Jimmy Carroll, Walter Herlihy (announcer), Forrest Bond (writer). 14:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

27485. The Texaco Star Theatre. October 7, 1945. Program #67. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program starts with the American premier of the song, "Symphony." Victor tells about his youth. AFRS program name: "The James Melton Show." James Melton, Annamary Dickey, David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Lyn Murray Chorus, Victor Borge. 30:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

27486. The Texaco Star Theatre. October 21, 1945. Program #69. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first selection is, "It's A Grand Night For Singing." AFRS program name: "The James Melton Show." James Melton, David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Lyn Murray Chorus, Annamary Dickey, Ethel Smith. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

46098. The Texaco Star Theatre. January 6, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") relates the story of, "Carmen." James Melton begins the program with, "Begin The Beguine." James Melton, Annamary Dickey, David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Lyn Murray Singers, Ed Wynn, John Reed King (announcer). 29:31. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

9776. The Texaco Star Theatre. January 13, 1946. Program #81. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first song is, "June Is Bustin' Out All Over." Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") tells the story of, "William Tell." See cat. #46099 for a network, sponsored version of this program. James Melton, Ed Wynn, David Broekman and His Orchestra, John Reed King (announcer), The Lyn Murray Singers, Annamary Dickey, Howard Duff (AFRS system cue). 30:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

46099. The Texaco Star Theatre. January 13, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") mangles the libretto of, "William Tell." The first tune by James Melton is, "June Is Bustin' Out All Over." This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #9776. James Melton, Annamary Dickey, Ed Wynn, David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Lyn Murray Singers, John Reed King (announcer). 29:37. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

46100. The Texaco Star Theatre. January 20, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") has fun with, "Romeo and Juliet." The first tune by James Melton is, "Midnight In Paris." James Melton, Ed Wynn, The Lyn Murray Singers, David Broekman and His Orchestra, John Reed King (announcer), Annamary Dickey. 29:06. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

46101. The Texaco Star Theatre. February 10, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") does a careful analysis of, "The Barber Of Seville." The first song by James Melton is, "El Rancho Rio Grande." James Melton, Ed Wynn, Annamary Dickey, David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Lyn Murray Singers, John Reed King (announcer). 29:46. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

46102. The Texaco Star Theatre. February 17, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") tells the story of, "Pagliacci." The first selection by James Melton is, "Holiday For Strings." This is the program from which the excerpt in cat. #5 was taken, but the audio is not as good. James Melton, Ed Wynn, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Annamary Dickey, The Lyn Murray Singers, John Reed King (announcer). 28:58. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

46103. The Texaco Star Theatre. February 24, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") tells the story of, "Aida." The first tune by James Melton is, "The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring." The program features a tribute to Jerome Kern after his recent death. James Melton, Ed Wynn, John Reed King (announcer), Annamary Dickey, David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Lyn Murray Singers. 29:01. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

46104. The Texaco Star Theatre. March 3, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn is not feeling well, and The Fire Chief does not appear. James Melton's first selection is, "Cielito Lindo." James Melton, David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Lyn Murray Singers, Annamary Dickey, John Reed King (announcer), Ethel Smith (organist). 29:07. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

46105. The Texaco Star Theatre. March 10, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") returns to the show and mangles the story of, "La Boheme." The first tune by James Melton is, "We'll Gather Lilacs." Commercials partially deleted. James Melton, Ed Wynn, David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Lyn Murray Singers, Annamary Dickey, John Reed King (announcer). 27:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

46106. The Texaco Star Theatre. March 24, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") tells the story of, "Hansel and Gretel." The first tune by James Melton is "Love Star." James also sings the lyrics to, "On The Trail," by Ferde Grofe. Annamary Dickey is announced as leaving the program for an indefinite time. Ed Wynn, James Melton, David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Lyn Murray Singers, Annamary Dickey, John Reed King (announcer). 29:11. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

46107. The Texaco Star Theatre. March 31, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") looks at, "H. M. S. Pinafore." The first tune by James Melton is, "I Love You." James Melton, Ed Wynn, David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Lyn Murray Singers, John Reed King (announcer), Jane Lawrence (guest singer). 30:12. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

46108. The Texaco Star Theatre. April 7, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") tells the story of, "La Traviata." The first tune by James Melton is, "Begin The Beguine." The program may be dated February 7, 1946. James Melton, Ed Wynn, David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Lyn Murray Singers, John Reed King (announcer), Victoria School (? guest singer). 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

46109. The Texaco Star Theatre. April 21, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") tells the story of the opera, "Martha." The first tune by James Melton is, "Frenesi." David Broekman and His Orchestra, Ed Wynn, James Melton, John Reed King (announcer), Patty Clayton (guest singer), The Lyn Murray Singers. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

46110. The Texaco Star Theatre. May 19, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") tells the story of, "Trial By Jury." The first selection by James Melton is, "El Reliquero." James Melton, Ed Wynn, David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Lyn Murray Singers, John Reed King (announcer), Virginia Haskins (guest singer). 29:25. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

46111. The Texaco Star Theatre. May 26, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") tells the story of the opera, "Lohengrin." James Melton, Ed Wynn, David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Lyn Murray Singers, John Reed King (announcer), Virginia Haskins (guest singer). 29:37. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

49033. The Texaco Star Theatre. June 2, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. The program originates from Detroit, celebrating the "Golden Jubilee Of The Automobile," before an audience of 5000! The first song by James is, "June Is Bustin' Out All Over." "The Fire Chief" explains, "The Girl Of The Golden West." James Melton, Virginia Haskins, Ed Wynn, John Reed King (announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Lyn Murray Singers. 29:08. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

46113. The Texaco Star Theatre. June 16, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") tells the story of the opera, "The Bartered Bride." The first tune by James Melton is, "The Song Is You." See cat. #50835 for an AFRS version of this broadcast in better audio. James Melton, Ed Wynn, David Broekman and His Orchestra, John Reed King (announcer), The Lyn Murray Singers, Florence Quartararo (guest singer). 29:31. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

50835. The Texaco Star Theatre. June 16, 1946. Program #103. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune by James Melton is, "The Song Is You." Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") tells the story of the opera, "The Bartered Bride." See cat. #46113 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast, but not in as good audio condition. The AFRS program name is, "The James Melton Show." James Melton, David Broekman and His Orchestra, John Reed King (announcer), The Lyn Murray Singers, Florence Quartararo (guest), Ed Wynn. 29:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

46114. The Texaco Star Theatre. June 23, 1946. CBS net. Sponsored by: Texaco. Ed Wynn ("The Fire Chief") plays havoc with the libretto of "La Gioconda." This is the last appearance on this show for Ed Wynn. The first song by James Melton is, "In The Still Of The Night." James Melton, Ed Wynn, David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Lyn Murray Singers, John Reed King (announcer), Virginia Haskins (guest singer). 29:23. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

9779. The Texaco Star Theatre. July 28, 1946. Program #109. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "I Got Plenty Of Nothing." James Melton sings the ballad of how "Kilroy" won the war. AFRS program name: "The James Melton Show." James Melton, Virginia Haskins, David Broekman and His Orchestra. 30:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

26053. Treasury Star Parade. Program #55. Treasury Department syndication. "Paris Incident". A Frenchwoman becomes a modern Joan of Arc and sacrifices herself for her country. Bette Davis, David Broekman and His Orchestra, William A. Bacher (director), Norman Rosten (writer). 14:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

26055. Treasury Star Parade. Program #57. Treasury Department syndication. "The Awakening Of Johnny Castle". Excellent anti-pacifist propaganda. Johnny refuses to fight; he claims he's non-political. Charles Coburn (host), John Garfield, Paula Winslowe, Gale Gordon, David Broekman and His Orchestra, William A. Bacher (director), Joseph Ruscoll (writer), Janet Ruscoll (writer). 14:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

26056. Treasury Star Parade. Program #58. Treasury Department syndication. "The Checker Player". A suspense story about a gas tank filled with blood! Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Paul Douglas (announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

26060. Treasury Star Parade. Program #62. Treasury Department syndication. "Past Imperfect". A denunciation of Hitlerism. Ilka Chase (writer, performer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Dinah Shore, Paul Douglas (announcer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

26064. Treasury Star Parade. Program #66/142. Treasury Department syndication. "A Letter From A Red Army Man". John Garfield reads a stirring letter from a Russian soldier to his friends in America. Re-released as program #142. Ilka Chase, David Broekman and His Orchestra, John Garfield. 14:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

26067. Treasury Star Parade. Program #69. Treasury Department syndication. "Bambi". The story of "Bambi" as told in the 1942 Walt Disney film. Ken Niles (announcer), Jimmy Cash (singer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Walt Disney (narrator), Sally Miller, Lee Sweetland. 14:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

26069. Treasury Star Parade. Program #71. Treasury Department syndication. Amos 'n Andy in a stirring, excellent program, much in the spirit of their famous Christmas broadcast. Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, David Broekman and His Orchestra. 14:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

26075. Treasury Star Parade. Program #79. Treasury Department syndication. "The Price Of Free World Victory". A dramatization of a speech by Vice President Henry Wallace. Vincent Price, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Henry Wallace. 15:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

26081. Treasury Star Parade. Program #85/136. Treasury Department syndication. "Mr. Jones and Mr. Washington". Milton Douglas sings, "Everybody, Every Payday." A well-done war bond mini-drama. The program was re-released as program #136. Robert Nathan (author), Vincent Price (host), Milton Douglas, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Edward Ellis. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

26087. Treasury Star Parade. Program #98. Treasury Department syndication. "Beyond Recall". A slip of the lip sinks a ship, in fact, a whole convoy! Fulton Oursler (host, writer), Phyllis Thaxter, Robert Shayne, David Broekman and His Orchestra. 14:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

26088. Treasury Star Parade. Program #102. Treasury Department syndication. "It Isn't Peanuts". A Washington, D. C. cab driver tells off two society ladies who don't realize that there's a war on! Vincent Price (host), Edward G. Robinson, David Broekman and His Orchestra. 15:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38384. The Music America Loves. CBS net, KNX, Los Angeles origination. Parts 1 and 3 (of a 45 minute show?) only. The first tune is "I Get A Kick Out Of You." A fifty-piece orchestra and a forty-voice choir. The story of Tchaikovsky's correspondence romance. David Broekman and His Orchestra, The Broekman Glee Club, James Newell, Conrad Nagel (host). 30:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

44473. California Melodies. CBS-Don Lee net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "You Stayed Away Too Long." David Broekman and His Orchestra, Joe Martin (bass), Judy Starr (vocal), Nadine Conner, Robert Snyder. 28:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63380. Treasury Salute. Program #83. Treasury Department syndication. "John Charles Fremont". A story of early California and a famous pioneer. Bret Morrison, Ernest Chappell (announcer), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Carroll (vocal), Forrest Barnes (writer), Paul Lewis (director). 14:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63381. Treasury Salute. Program #84. Treasury Department syndication. "Edwin Booth". A salute to the great American Shakespearean actor. Harry Von Zell (announcer), Bret Morrison, David Broekman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Carroll (vocal), Forrest Barnes (writer), Paul Lewis (director). 14:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65454. Thrills. NBC Pacific net. Sponsored by: Union Oil. A western drama about Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and "Johnny Behind The Deuce." The story of how "Melancholy Baby" came to be written by Benny Light is dramatized. Benny plays his composition on the piano, Lee Wiley sings, "The Man I Love." A drama about Sarah Bernhardt. Gayne Whitman (host), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Carlton KaDell (announcer), Benny Light, Lee Wiley. 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110446. Treasury Salute. Program #35. Treasury Department syndication. The music of 1892, starting with, "After The Ball." It's nice to finally hear all the words to, "The Bowery." Peter Donald (narrator), Ray Heatherton (vocal), David Broekman and His Orchestra, Ben Grauer (announcer), Forrest Bond (writer), Paul Lewis (director). 14:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 116 programs.