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.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Here, Kitty? The Way It Was, 9 August

An oil-drilling crew chief (Ernest Chappell, who also narrates) is fascinated, then horrified, and finally slightly numbed by a peculiarly feline--and beguiling--creature that comes to the surface after the crew drills one of the deepest wells it's ever drilled and unearths it after turning up ancient rock.

Billy: Dan Sutter. Ted: J. Pat O'Malley. Additional cast: Cecil Roy. Music: Albert Buhrmann. Sound: Albert April. Writer/director: Wyllis Cooper.


ED WYNN, THE FIRE CHIEF: TRIAL BY JURY (NBC, 1932)---Ed wants the Agriculture Department to help with his geraniums; then, the breezy clown and his sideckick take a poke at the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.

With Graham McNamee. Announcer: Louis Witten. Music: Don Voorhees. Writers: Unknown.

LUM & ABNER: SNAKE WON'T SELL THE JOT 'EM DOWN STORE (MUTUAL, 1935)---Lum (Chester Lauck) talks to Dick (Norris Goff, who also plays Abner) about trying to re-purchase the store, after Abner has lost everything but his old car, but Snake won't take anything less than $1,500 in a slightly usurious deal, Lum hasn't got a lot to pitch in beyond his few commissions from shares in the silver mine, neither Lum nor Dick are confident of what Abner can get by selling the car, and Lum isn't anxious to try selling more stock without learning more of Squire's little property. Announcer: Carlton Brickert. Writers: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff.

GUNSMOKE: THE KENTUCKY TOLMANS (CBS, 1952)---Company at the back door spells unease for Matt (William Conrad) and Chester (Parley Baer)---a feisty woman (Virginia Gregg), with no lack of confidence otherwise ("I may be a girl but I was barkin' squirrels while you was still tryin' to dent a tin can!"), who's in from Kentucky with her family, who wants to talk to Matt privately . . . and wants him to arrest her father for protection, after he survived an ambush on the way to Dodge. Additional cast: Joseph Kearns, Junius Mathews, Harry Bartell, Lou Krugman, Peter Leeds. Announcer: Roy Rowan. Music: Rex Koury. Director: Norman Macdonnel. Writer: Herb Burnham.


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