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, September 14, 2009

In the Bag: The Way It Was, 14 September

In which your chronicler muses about a few doings and undoings of God's Only Begotten Grandson . . . unfurls part two of his running sketch about a down-and-out pair of married college professors stumbling into unusual (even for Las Vegas) fortune . . . and another cobbling of a new Easy Aces sketch, from the post old-time radio writings of that jewel's mastermind Goodman Ace, with a few interjections and alterations from yours truly.

Our OTR selection for tonight will be described in this journal's "Channel Surfing" section below . . .

Helen/Jane Ace: Patty Price. Announcer: Siri Morgan. Tonight's music: Wes Montgomery, the Blues Project. Writer/producer/director: Three guesses.


THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE: LEROY'S PAPER ROUTE (NBC, 1941)---After Leroy (Walter Tetley) can't talk Gildersleeve (Harold Peary) into just fronting him the money for a new model airplane motor, he lands an early-morning paper route---but the household quakes at the early hours, how Hooker (Earle Ross) might react, and how he's going to deliver the papers in an unexpected thunderstorm. Marjorie: Lurene Tuttle. Birdie: Lillian Randolph. Announcer: Jim Bannon. Music: William Randolph. Director: Possibly Cecil Underwood. Writer: Leonard L. Levinson.

VIC & SADE: SADE AND RUTHIE COME OUT EVEN (NBC, 1942)---This time, Sade (Bernadine Flynn) and her shopping partner came out even in their money management, after they decided to quit listening to everyone else's advice and Vic's (Art Van Harvey) gentle needling. Rush: Bill Idelson. Writer/director: Paul Rhymer.

BOB & RAY PRESENT THE CBS RADIO NETWORK: "ONE FELLA'S FAMILY---GOING LIKE SIXTY" (YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS OURS, 1959)---Introducing the Butcher family, in the beginning of the duo's classic soap satire; and, catching up with the unexpectedly recovered Smelly Dave in Nashville. Writers/improvisors: Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding.


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