William Powell and Carole Lombard star in an outrageous screwball send‐up of Depression‐era America CAROLE LOMBARD (To Be or Not to Be) and WILLIAM POWELL (The Thin Man) dazzle in this definitive screwball comedy, directed by GREGORY LA CAVA (Stage Door)—a potent cocktail of romantic repartee and Depression‐era social critique. Irene (Lombard), an eccentric Manhattan socialite, wins a society‐ball scavenger hunt after finding one of the “items” on the list, a “lost man” (Powell), at a dump. She gives the man she believes to be a down‐and‐out drifter work as the family butler, and soon falls head over heels in love. Her attempts to both woo Godfrey and indoctrinate him in the dysfunctional ways of the household make for an unbeatable series of madcap hijinks. La Cava’s deft film was the first to garner Oscar nominations in all four acting categories, and it is one of Hollywood’s greatest commentaries on class and the social unrest of its time. Features: New high‐definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New piece about the film with jazz and film critic Gary Giddins New discussion about director Gregory La Cava with critic Nick Pinkerton Outtakes Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1938, starring actors William Powell, Carole Lombard, Gail Patrick, and Mischa Auer Newsreels from the thirties documenting the class divide during the Great Depression Trailer PLUS: An essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme
This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show originally aired on June 6, 1950. Bob Hope made his radio debut on NBC in May 1937. He became a top-rated fixture on Tuesday nights with his theme song, "Thanks for the Memories". His legendary broadcasts from military bases around the world helped boost American morale during the dark days of World War II. Over the years, his radio regulars included Jerry Colonna, Brenda and Cobina, Vera Vague, Wendall Niles, and orchestras led by Skinnay Ennis and Les Brown. Featured singers on the show included Judy Garland, Frances Langford, Doris Day, and Gloria Jean. Hope's radio career lasted well into the mid-1950s. By then, he had become a major movie and television star. He died on July 29, 2003, at the age of 100. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Hope, Arthur Godfrey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000393/rt_radi_000393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope (designated by guest star):Jackie Robinson & Joe Page (10/11/1949)Bing Crosby & Rhonda Fleming (12/20/1949)Fred Allen (2/7/1950)Arthur Godfrey (6/6/1950)Judy Garland (1/30/1951)Bob Hope made his radio debut on NBC in May 1937. He became a top-rated fixture on Tuesday nights with his theme song, "Thanks for the Memories". His legendary broadcasts from military bases around the world helped boost American morale during the dark days of World War II.Hope's radio career lasted well into the mid-1950's. By then, he had become a major movie and television star. He died on July 29, 2003, at the age of 100. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Hope. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000422/rt_radi_000422_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The highly-acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Milton's epic poem telling the story of the fall of man and also its sequel, Paradise Regained. Out of chaos shall come order and out of darkness shall come light. Paradise is lost - and then regained. John Milton's epic, biblically-inspired poems are wonderfully dramatised for BBC Radio starring Denis Quilley as Milton, Ian McDiarmid as Satan and Robert Glenister as Christ, enhanced by specially composed music. First published in 1667, Paradise Lost describes Satan's plot to ruin God's new and most favoured creation, Mankind, and recounts the temptation of Adam and Eve and their banishment from the Garden of Eden. Paradise Regained, published in 1671, tells of the temptation of Christ by Satan as he wanders in the wilderness for 40 days and nights. Full cast: Milton: Denis Quilley Satan: Ian McDiarmid Christ: Robert Glenister Raphael: John Rowe God: Godfrey Kenton Adam: Linus Roache Michael: Mark Straker Abdiel/Andrew: Julian Rhind-Tutt Nisroc: John Church Simon/Angel: Matthew Morgan Belial: Steve Hodson Angel: David Thorpe 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denis Quilley, full cast, Ian McDiarmid, Robert Glenister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002945/bk_rhuk_002945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arthur Godfrey, The Romance of Helen Trent, Our Gal Sunday, The Goldbergs, President Roosevelt's Address to Congress, Amos and Andy, Joe E. Brown, Major Bowes, Louis Prima, and more all in a row! This is a recording of a full broadcast day, remastered (from the National Archives transcript disks) by Joe Bevilacqua. On Thursday, September 21, 1939, radio station WJSV (CBS) in Washington, DC, recorded their entire broadcast day - from sign on to sign off. This was before the advent of magnetic recording tape, so transcription disks were used. The overall quality of these disk recordings is good to excellent except for a few spots of noticeable distortion and dropout. This collection is the complete broadcast day of the Columbia Broadcasting System's radio station WJSV AM, Washington, DC, September, 21, 1939, recorded in part because of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's address to Congress. This 25th special session speech covered FDR's plans to change existing neutrality laws in light of the coming European war. You will hear everything as it was the day it was recorded - that includes the pops and crackles, the station breaks, and the technical difficulties, along with all the music, comedy, drama, soap operas, a quiz show, war news, baseball, and advertisements that were aired on September 21, 1939. Let this One Day in 1939 be your personal time machine as you travel back to those days when 15 cents would buy a hamburger, a six-pack of Coke cost a quarter, and the future was on display at the 1939 New York World's Fair. More details: WJSV originally came on the air in 1926 as WTRC in Brooklyn, New York, then was moved to Arlington, Virginia, the following year and became WJSV in 1928. CBS bought the station from the previous owner in 1931 and officially moved the station to Washington, DC, although the transmitter site remained in Virginia. CBS made WJSV its affiliate in the nation's capital. A 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Godfrey, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joe E. Brown, Major Bowes, Agnes Moorehead, Louis Prima. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008290/bk_blak_008290_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Arthur Morton Leo Godfrey (August 31, 1903 March 16, 1983) was an American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer who was sometimes introduced by his nickname, The Old Redhead. No television personality of the 1950s enjoyed more clout or fame than Godfrey until an on-camera incident undermined his folksy image and triggered a gradual decline, the then-ubiquitous Godfrey helmed two CBS-TV weekly series and a daily 90-minute television mid-morning show through most of the decade but by the early 1960s found himself reduced to hosting an occasional TV special. Arguably the most prominent of the medium's early master commercial pitchmen, he was strongly identified with one of his many sponsors, Lipton Tea.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen (December 26, 1921(1921-12-26) October 30, 2000) was an American television personality, musician, actor, comedian, and writer. Though he got his start in radio, Allen is best-known for his television career. He first gained national attention as a guest host on Arthur Godfrey''s Talent Scouts. He graduated to become the first host of The Tonight Show, where he was instrumental in innovating the concept of the television talk show. Thereafter, he hosted numerous game and variety shows, including The Steve Allen Show, I''ve Got a Secret, The New Steve Allen Show, and was a regular panel member on CBS'' What''s My Line?
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ivor Ernst Slaney (b. 27 May 1921 in West Bromwich, United Kingdom, d. March 1998, Southampton, United Kingdom) was a prolific musical composer and conductor, notable for his work in film, television and radio. Slaney was educated at the Royal College of Music, and married Mary D Ludlow pianist Dolores Ventura in 1948. His father, Ernst Wallace Slaney, was the principal 'cellist in the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra in the 1920s and '30s under Sir Dan Godfrey. As a youngster Ivor joined the choir of St Stephen's Church, Bournemouth where he was also taught by Percy Whitlock, the church's Director of Music and a colleague of Ernst Slaney at the Bournemouth Pavilion.