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, August 18, 2009

New Beginnings for All? The Way It Was, 18 August

With Molly and Jake escorting Allyson and Esther to the justice of the peace, and her sister Leah in the immediate aftermath of a devastating stroke, Dr. Cater (unknown)---citing the rare opportunity for new beginnings for all her family, and barely having convinced her that she and he can never be a couple---talks wistful Sylvia (Zena Provendie) into going home at last, appealing to her nascent new maturity as he drives her to the railroad station and escorts her onto the train personally, where she gives in to one last, longing, loving thought as the train pulls away.

The psychiatrist has the easy part, however, compared to the Goldbergs continuing to keep Leah's stroke a secret from the about-to-be-newlywed elder Allysons until after they're pronounced husband and wife.

Announcer: James Fleming. Writer/Director: Gertrude Berg.


VIC & SADE: CLEANING THE ATTIC (NBC, 1942)---Dark and stuffy and miserable and hot and dusty though it might be, Sade (Bernadine Flynn) and Rush (Bill Idelson) tackle the job, anyway, once Rush forces a window open, but only because Sade gets tired of procrastinating on the long-overdue cleaning . . . unless she first tires of Rush's distractions from friends passing by on the street below. Vic: Art Van Harvey.

BOB & RAY PRESENT THE CBS RADIO NETWORK: THE GREAT TIGHTROPE WALKER (YOU DON'T NEED ME TO TELL YOU, 1959)---A brief debate over the actual time of their daily surrealities is punctuated by a cleaning crew member; Biff Burns interviews a midwestern football coach; and, Senor Miguel Honduras, a tightrope walker who plans to give a try on . . . a slackrope. Alleged writers: Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding.


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