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.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Cash for the Cabbie: The Way It Is, 31 August

Mothers-in-law have been mother's milk to comedians from time immemorial, practically . . . at least, until the mother-in-law of comedian Sunda Croonquist sued over mother-in-law gags in her stage routines. As if to say Ms. Croonquist has been getting the milk for free for too long, and letting it spoil in the bargain.

But neither could your extinguished editor resist, likewise, a genteel poke at a certain popular television game program . . .

And, on tonight's old-time radio selection, we turn to the man with the action-packed expense account, about which more below . . .

Announcer/"Cash for the Cabbie" contestant: Patty Price. Engineer: Jon Lindquist. Writer/producer/director: Jeff Kallman.


YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR: THE VIRGINIA BEACH MATTER (CBS, 1950)---In which our hero (Edmond O'Brien) agrees, with just a hint of weariness over women who fall for criminals, to become a protector for a frightened insurance client (Virginia Gregg) (Virginia Gregg) whose hoodlum fiance, imprisoned five years, is due for release and threatened to kill her when she broke their engagement six months earlier. Maid: Jean Bates. Additional cast: Hy Averback, Howard McNear. Announcer: Dan Cubberly. Music: Leith Stevens. Writer: Gil Doud.


Anonymous Sandra Berry said...

Jeff, it is SO neat to listen to these clips. Neat how the date of this one is Sept. 7th, and today's date is Sept. 1st. I remember hearing some of these shows, listening to the radio was as much of a daily activity as watching TV or surfing the Internet is today. What I wish the most is that you would have some "Our Gal Sunday" episodes. They are very hard to find. Thanks for the memories. Sandra Berry

10:30 PM  
Blogger Jeff Kallman said...

Sandra---I try my best to put up shows that aired on the same dates I write the blog entries. Check your e-mail . . . I sent you a CBS programming block from a Washington, DC station, dated 21 September 1939, that includes an episode of Our Gal Sunday. So far it's the only Sunday episode I've been able to smoke out. Pending a visit to the Library of Congress, I'm pretty sure it'll take a lot of foraging to come up with others. Thank you for the appreciation!---Jeff

11:41 AM  

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