Gracie Allen, Eve Arden and others – Mother’s Day on OTR

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On everyone’s agenda as part of the festivities honoring Mother’s Day should be listening to good, old-fashioned entertainment – on the radio.  In case you have none of that handy, included here is a nice collection to get you started so have fun and share with the entire family – episodes and clips of popular, classic shows – all with Mother’s Day themes.

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. – a remembrance

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. would have celebrated a birthday this week (December 9, 1909 – May 7, 2000) and in tribute I present three entertaining examples of his work.  These are distinguishable not only by way of the different mediums, but by his role in each.

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Karloff Throws a Halloween Party on Sealtest Variety Theater

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The Sealtest Variety Theater is an old-time radio variety show that aired from 1946 to 1949 on NBC Radio.  Originally titled “Front and Center” the show, hosted by Dorothy Lamour, one of the most popular Hollywood glamour girls during the war years, was changed to Sealtest in September 1948.  However, fans always referred to the show as “The Dorothy Lamour Show.”

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Classic Radio: “My Favorite Husband”

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I just ran across a trio of episodes of the classic radio show, “My Favorite Husband,” which starred Lucille Ball and Richard Denning.  It’s common knowledge that “My Favorite Husband” was the initial basis for what would become (arguably) the most beloved sitcom of all time, I Love Lucy.

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