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, September 01, 2009

Courting Disaster: The Way It Was, 1 September

In a quietly clever zap at lenient trial judges, it's Superior Court Presser stumbling into a sentence of a flat fifteen years before bawling out . . . the district attorney, then freeing the manslaughterer. Meanwhile, the team examines a fresh cache of oysters, reports on a massive starling invasion in Mount Vernon, New York, and brings in Johnny Braddock to play another warped round of "Sports-a-Phone."

Writers, reputedly: Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding.


THE GOLDBERGS: A WOMAN AND A BOY HIDING IN THE BARN (CBS, 1941)---They don't spot them at first, prompting already aggravated Jake (John R. Waters) to urge the family back to the house, where a pot of coffee might seem therapeutic, but there they are . . . conversing in French, and rather flummoxing even the usually bighearted Molly (Gertrude Berg) and empathetic Sammy (Alfred Ryder) and Rosalie (Roslyn Siber). Writer/director: Gertrude Berg.

VIC & SADE: ARRANGING THE HONEYMOON (NBC, 1944)---Sade (Bernadine Flynn) and Russell (David Whitehouse) are anxious not to disturb Uncle Fletcher (Clarence Hartzell) as he arranges his new business affairs, though even he can't resist keeping up with the latest on Vic (Art Van Harvey) and Sade's landlady's honeymoon plans. Writer/director: Paul Rhymer.

THE LES PAUL SHOW: THREE LITTLE WORDS (NBC, 1950)---The master guitarist can't resist bragging about a fresh new suit he bought at a fire sale, before unfurling a gently swinging take of "Three Little Words" and a preview of the next Les Paul and Mary Ford single, "Sugar Sweet." Other music highlights: the charming "Goofus" (the scheduled flip side for "Sugar Sweet"), and a breezy vocal version of "In the Good Old Summertime," a number Paul used to audition for his very early professional stint with the Ben Bernie orchestra.


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