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.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Oh, How They Didn't Dance: The Way It Was, 21 August

A year after her first eventful weekend with Boynton (Jeff Chandler) at Conklin's (Gale Gordon) lakeside retreat, Connie (Eve Arden) is stunned to receive another invitation to indulge a romantic weekend retreat with her indifferent paramour---from Conklin's wife (Vivi Janiss), who wants the couple to share the romance with herself and her husband on their wedding anniversary.

The problem is, Conklin---who rescinded a similar invitation, when he bumped into Connie at the malt shop across from Madison High, fearing she and Boynton have more than a friendly relationship, contravening his stricture against faculty fraternisation---doesn't know his wife a) is onto his own planned anniversary surprise at Crystal Lake, and b) invited Connie and Boynton to join them as a second surprise.

Mrs. Davis: Jane Morgan. Walter: Richard Crenna. Harriet: Gloria McMillan. Announcer: Bob Lamond. Writer/director: Al Lewis.


THE GOLDBERGS: SEYMOUR INVITES ROSALIE TO A MOVIE (CBS, 1941)---The Goldbergs (Gertrude Berg, John R. Waters, Alfred Ryder, Roslyn Siber) and Seymour Fingerhood (Arnold Stang) see the newlywed Allysons off on their honeymoon, leaving Molly (Berg) and Sammy (Ryder) reflecting wistfully over the renewed family togetherness, Jake (Waters), and Seymour looking at Rosalie (Siber) in a new way. Announcer: James Fleming. Writer/director: Gertrude Berg.

BOB & RAY PRESENT THE CBS RADIO NETWORK: VINCENT PRICE (WE'RE STUMPED, 1959)---The droll duo fret over preparations for the fall season, endure haircuts, try to find a nightclub for the bird act the barber's daughter does, preview network radio mysteries, and ponder Vincent Price as a political candidate. Reputed writers: Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding.


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