Jeff Kallman's excellent The Easy Ace: A Journal of Classic Radio
is a wonderful place to spend hours on end, rediscovering the Golden Age of Radio
as it's meant to be discovered and celebrated. Article after article
is filled with a wonderful new vignette about Golden Age Radio History.
---The Digital Deli Online.

[I]n his matchless on-this-day approach to chronicling “yesteryear,”
he easily aces out a less organized mind like mine,
which promptly lapsed into a more idiosyncratic mode of relating the past.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Just Another Non-Historical Day: The Way It Is, 5 June

And, you know what to do when it's just another non-historical day. You sit down, relax, pop open your favourite refreshment, listen, and enjoy . . .


1949: DESIGN FOR DANGER---A former convict (possibly Frank Lovejoy) returning to Watertown has revenge killing on his mind---and his old flame (possibly Lurene Tuttle) wants Holliday (Alan Ladd) to prevent more victims, including a potential surprise one, on tonight's edition of Box 13. (Mutual.)

Suzy: Sylvia Packer. Kling: Edmund MacDonald. Writer: Bob Mitchell.

1949: SCHOOL KEY---There's only one thing wrong on the day Madison High is supposed to receive a district attendance award---thanks to absentminded Mrs. Davis (Jane Morgan), in whose custody it was left for the morning, the key to the school is missing and nobody can get in or answer its phones, on tonight's edition of Our Miss Brooks. (CBS.)

Connie: Eve Arden. Walter: Richard Crenna. Conklin: Gale Gordon. Harriet: Gloria McMillan. Writer: Al Lewis.

1949: THE TONSILLECTOMY---That oftentimes-first childhood trauma, the tonsillectomy, is on the schedule for one member of the Harris household . . . and the petrified soul's (Phil Harris) getting the business from the usual suspects who only begin with his wife (Alice Faye) and his obnoxious brother-in-law (Robert North), on tonight's edition of The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show. (NBC.)

Little Alice: Jeanine Roos. Phyllis: Ann Whitfield. Remley: Elliott Lewis. Julius: Walter Tetley. Writers: Ray Singer, Dick Chevillat.


1910---Herb Vigran (actor: Sad Sack; Father Knows Best; The Jack Benny Program), Fort Wayne, Indiana.
1916---John Raby (actor: A Brighter Day; Our Gal Sunday), New York City.
1920---Cornelius Ryan (correspondent, World War II), Dublin.
1925---Bill Hayes (singer/actor: Arthur Godfrey Time), Harvey, Illinois.


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