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Frank Race is a cultured and sophisticated investigator who, in his world travels, encounters equal measures of crime, espionage, violence, and attractive but suspicious women. A dashing combination of Johnny Dollar and James Bond, Race began his professional career as a successful attorney but, after a stint with the OSS during World War II, he found his former profession to be far too dull and p…

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Frank Race is a cultured and sophisticated investigator who, in his world travels, encounters equal measures of crime, espionage, violence, and attractive but suspicious women. A dashing combination of Johnny Dollar and James Bond, Race began his professional career as a successful attorney but, after a stint with the OSS during World War II, he found his former profession to be far too dull and p…

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Frank Race is a cultured and sophisticated investigator who, in his world travels, encounters equal measures of crime, espionage, violence, and attractive but suspicious women. A dashing combination of Johnny Dollar and James Bond, Race began his professional career as a successful attorney but, after a stint with the OSS during World War II, he found his former profession to be far too dull and p…

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The top western stars of the silver screen are featured in the “All-Star Western Theatre”, a highly entertaining series of shows first heard in 1946. Hosted by Cottonseed Clark and highlighted by the music of Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage, the 20 broadcasts in this collection offer a virtual round-up of singing cowboys, including Tex Ritter, Eddie Dean, Jimmy Wakely, and Ken Curtis…

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In the first of an ongoing series of diverse and wide-ranging collections, Radio Archives brings you a panorama of what radio was like in its prime—offering comedy, drama, quiz and audience participation shows, and musical entertainment. There’s plenty of star power to enjoy, with appearances by Bob Cummings, Rosalind Russell, Cary Grant, Ronald Colman, Rise Stevens, and Ed Wynn, as well as a host…

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In the second of an ongoing series of diverse and wide-ranging collections, Radio Archives brings you a panorama of what radio was like in its prime. There’s plenty of star power to enjoy, with appearances by George Raft, Ginger Rogers, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, Margaret O’Brien, Robert Young, and Joan Fontaine, and Preston Foster, as well as a host of radio’s legendary supporting actors, in…

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In this ongoing series of diverse and wide-ranging collections, Radio Archives brings you a panorama of what radio was like in its prime. There’s plenty of star power to enjoy, with appearances by Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Robert Montgomery, Richard Widmark, Joe DeSantis, Bing Crosby, Barbara Luddy, Olan Soule, Dinah Shore, and Phil Harris, as well as a host of radio’s legendary supporting actors J…

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The music of a generation. Dance music remotes from restaurants, ballrooms, hotels, and nightspots were one of radio's most enduring formats. First heard in the early 1920s, band remotes lingered on until the early 1970s as a feature of late-night programming. The remotes were usually unsullied by commercial sponsorship, and above all, they were live, preserving the music with a fresh spontaneity…

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The music of a generation. Dance music remotes from restaurants, ballrooms, hotels, and nightspots were one of radio's most enduring formats. First heard in the early 1920s, band remotes lingered on until the early 1970s as a feature of late-night programming. The remotes were usually unsullied by commercial sponsorship, and above all, they were live, preserving the music with a fresh spontaneity…

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Whether you remember the big band era yourself or appreciate the timeless music of the war years and beyond, you'll find many treasures in this collection, offering twenty half-hour broadcasts dating from 1943 to 1952 and featuring twenty of the top bands and musical groups so popular at the time. In addition to performances by orchestras that are still well remembered today - Jimmy Dorsey, Harry…

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Whether you remember the big band era yourself or appreciate the timeless music of the war years and beyond, you'll find many treasures in this collection, offering twenty half-hour broadcasts dating from 1943 to 1952 and featuring twenty of the top bands and musical groups so popular at the time. In addition to performances by orchestras that are still well remembered today - Jimmy Dorsey, Harry…

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Whether you remember the big band era yourself or appreciate the timeless music of the war years and beyond, you'll find many treasures in this collection, offering twenty half-hour broadcasts dating from 1943 to 1952 and featuring twenty of the top bands and musical groups so popular at the time. In addition to performances by orchestras that are still well remembered today - Jimmy Dorsey, Harry…

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“Adventure wanted! Will go anywhere, do anything! Write Box Thirteen, Star-Times.” In 1948, motion-picture actor Alan Ladd teamed up with an old business associate named Bernie Joslin and created Mayfair Productions, a radio syndication company. In Box Thirteen, Ladd played the role of former reporter turned novelist, Dan Holiday. Dan never knows what adventure awaits him when he collects his mail…

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In 1948, motion-picture actor Alan Ladd teamed up with an old business associate named Bernie Joslin and created Mayfair Productions, a radio syndication company. In Box Thirteen, Ladd played the role of former reporter turned novelist, Dan Holiday. Dan never knows what adventure awaits him when he collects his mail from Box Thirteen at the Star-Times, which is always jammed with many potential ad…

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”Adventure Wanted. Will Go Anywhere, Do Anything. Box Thirteen.” More than just the show’s title, ‘Box Thirteen’ was an address for action and two fisted adventure. Dan Holiday, played to tough guy perfection by movie star Alan Ladd, was a newspaper reporter turned mystery writer with a unique approach to obtaining new material for his stories. Using an ad placed in the paper he works for, Holiday…

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”Adventure Wanted. Will Go Anywhere, Do Anything. Box Thirteen.” More than just the show’s title, ‘Box Thirteen’ was an address for action and two fisted adventure. Dan Holiday, played to tough guy perfection by movie star Alan Ladd, was a newspaper reporter turned mystery writer with a unique approach to obtaining new material for his stories. Using an ad placed in the paper he works for, Holiday…

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Dan Holiday, risk taking reporter turned author, is back! Played to tough guy perfection by movie star Alan Ladd, Holiday continues to find mystery and mayhem around every corner thanks to his unique approach to obtaining new material for his stories. Using an ad placed in the paper he works for, Holiday answers each response, either offering help to those in trouble or finding out someone wants h…

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”Adventure wanted. Will go anyplace, do anything. Box Thirteen.” These words sent Dan Holiday, reporter turned author, into mystery and action for fifty-two episodes of ‘Box Thirteen’, a stand out radio program produced in 1948-49. Mayfair Productions, Ladd’s own radio syndication company, produced the program, one of the best of its era. This final Volume of the classic well-produced show contain…

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Blasting his way through the Underworld comes a new kind of crime-buster - Cary Adair, alias Captain Satan! A modern Robin Hood who steals from the crooked kingpins of crime, Adair and his Satan's Crew fight crime on its own bloody terms: Blow for blow and bullet for bullet! Chapters: #1 Fifty Thousand Witnesses #2 The Mark of Satan #3 The Ambassadors from Hell #4 Satan's Sweepstakes #5 Danger Tra…

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Revel in the in the magic of the holiday season with three classic Christmas tales. From the birth of Christ to a visit from Santa Claus, these family favorites will be enjoyed over and over again. Titles include: The Christmas Story; Twas the Night Before Christmas; and Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.

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It’s the greatest radio show you never heard - unless, of course, you were in the Armed Forces during World War II. Recorded exclusively for the enjoyment of servicemen and women and aired worldwide via shortwave, “Command Performance” was a weekly variety series that featured the top names in radio, nightclubs, and motion pictures performing in person in front of live all-military audiences. Had…

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“Curtain Time” was a dramatic anthology series that gave listening audiences the experience of attending a live theatrical performance. Each week the series’ genial host would arrive at the theater to attend the opening night performance of a first-run play - generally a romantic comedy - and be greeted by an usher who would escort him to his seat. Once comfortable, the host would chat briefly abo…

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This in-depth look at today's hottest technology trends introduces listeners to the fascinating world of 3D printing, app coding, online gaming, and more. Each audiobook explores multiple facets of cutting-edge technology, including the science behind it, its current applications, potential dangers associated with it, and the possibilities for its future. With fun facts and engaging discussion top…

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This close-up look at how scientists keep people safe by predicting and studying natural disasters teaches listeners about hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and more. Each audiobook examines notable examples of disasters from the past, the cutting-edge technology scientists are using today, and the science behind these natural disasters. With fun facts and engaging discussion topics, this educational…

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During the Great Depression, there was one premier periodical of terror and horror - Dime Mystery Magazine! Within a year, it was spawning imitators and companion titles such as Terror Tales and Horror Stories. Here are some of Dime Mystery's strongest offerings - three stories of strange suspense and supernatural terror, penned by a trio of dark disciples of Weird Menace, each tale weirder and wi…

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Escape never received the lavish attention afforded to Suspense but, from July 7, 1947 to September 25, 1954, it managed to transcend its mostly network-sustained origins and provide top-quality entertainment. Occasionally a celebrity would appear in a leading role - Victor Mature, Edmond O'Brien, Vincent Price - but for the most part Escape relied on the tried-and-true veterans of 'Radio Row', ou…

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Escape, a dramatic anthology series, concentrated primarily on tales of high adventure based on works by esteemed authors like Rudyard Kipling, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and H.G. Wells. Though it may not have received the attention lavished on other more well-known series, from 1947 to 1954, it managed to transcend its mostly network-sustained origins to provide top-quality entertainment, relying on ou…

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Escape, a dramatic anthology series, concentrated primarily on tales of high adventure based on works by esteemed authors like Rudyard Kipling, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and H.G. Wells. Though it may not have received the attention lavished on other more well-known series, from 1947 to 1954, it managed to transcend its mostly network-sustained origins to provide top-quality entertainment, relying on ou…

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Escape never received the lavish attention afforded to Suspense but, from July 7, 1947 to September 25, 1954, it managed to transcend its mostly network-sustained origins and provide top-quality entertainment. Occasionally a celebrity would appear in a leading role - Victor Mature, Edmond O'Brien, Vincent Price - but for the most part Escape relied on the tried-and-true veterans of 'Radio Row', ou…

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Escape, a dramatic anthology series, concentrated primarily on tales of high adventure based on works by esteemed authors like Rudyard Kipling, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and H.G. Wells. Though it may not have received the attention lavished on other more well-known series, from 1947 to 1954, it managed to transcend its mostly network-sustained origins to provide top-quality entertainment, relying on ou…

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Escape, a dramatic anthology series, concentrated primarily on tales of high adventure based on works by esteemed authors like Rudyard Kipling, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and H.G. Wells. Though it may not have received the attention lavished on other more well-known series, from 1947 to 1954, it managed to transcend its mostly network-sustained origins to provide top-quality entertainment, relying on ou…

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Escape, a dramatic anthology series, concentrated primarily on tales of high adventure based on works by esteemed authors like Rudyard Kipling, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and H.G. Wells. Though it may not have received the attention lavished on other more well-known series, from 1947 to 1954, it managed to transcend its mostly network-sustained origins to provide top-quality entertainment, relying on ou…

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Escape, a dramatic anthology series, concentrated primarily on tales of high adventure based on works by esteemed authors like Rudyard Kipling, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and H.G. Wells. Though it may not have received the attention lavished on other more well-known series, from 1947 to 1954, it managed to transcend its mostly network-sustained origins to provide top-quality entertainment, relying on ou…

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Escape, a dramatic anthology series, concentrated primarily on tales of high adventure based on works by esteemed authors like Rudyard Kipling, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and H.G. Wells. Though it may not have received the attention lavished on other more well-known series, from 1947 to 1954, it managed to transcend its mostly network-sustained origins to provide top-quality entertainment, relying on ou…

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The Family Doctor was a family drama. Cedarton is a typical small town in an unnamed state, where you knew your neighbors and you could leave your doors unlocked. Today the show is a reminder of simpler times, when old-fashioned moral values were in full bloom and the sense of community was strong. Adams is a kindly small town doctor who serves the citizens of Cedarton, tending their bodies as wel…

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Raymond Burr stars as the commanding officer of a rugged cavalry outpost in this first volume of Fort Laramie, a subtle and realistic dramatic series created, written, and produced by many of the same people who made the groundbreaking adult western Gunsmoke. Producer Norman Macdonnell said the series as a monument to ordinary men who lived in extraordinary times; their enemies “the rugged, unchar…

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Raymond Burr stars as the commanding officer of a rugged cavalry outpost in this first volume of Fort Laramie, a subtle and realistic dramatic series created, written, and produced by many of the same people who made the groundbreaking adult western Gunsmoke. Producer Norman Macdonnell said the series as a monument to ordinary men who lived in extraordinary times; their enemies “the rugged, unchar…

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Republic Pictures' singing cowboy Gene Autry stars in this first volume of 'Melody Ranch, offering a pleasant and tuneful opportunity to hear Gene and his musicians perform a wide range of musical favorites, as well as the banter between Gene, his fellow musicians, and sidekick Pat Buttram. Combining music, comedy, and dramatic sequences featuring Autry as the moral two-fisted hero, the twenty sho…

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The Great Gildersleeve is a favorite of radio fans, with fine writing, engaging characters, and a brillant blend of comedy and drama that set a high water mark for classic sitatuation comedy. Set in the small town of Summerfield, Willard Waterman is featured as the local Water Commissioner, struggling to successfully raise his niece Marjorie (Marylee Robb) and his precocious nephew Leroy (Walter T…

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The Great Gildersleeve is a favorite of radio fans, with fine writing, engaging characters, and a brillant blend of comedy and drama that set a high water mark for classic sitatuation comedy. Set in the small town of Summerfield, Willard Waterman is featured as the local Water Commissioner, struggling to successfully raise his niece Marjorie (Marylee Robb) and his precocious nephew Leroy (Walter T…

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“Great Scenes from Great Plays” offered some of the finest performers of the 20th century in adaptations of some of the best plays ever to be presented. Hosted by veteran actor/producer Walter Hampden, the series drew upon the many stars then appearing in plays along with Great White Way. Despite attracting top names, however, the series did not succeed in gaining a sponsor and was cancelled after…

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“Have Gun, Will Travel” stars John Dehner as Paladin a cultured and sophisticated gentleman with an eye for the ladies, a taste for gourmet food, wine, and cigars, and enough skill, nerve, and well-oiled artillery to make him a top-notch gunfighter. Headquartered at the fashionable Carleton Hotel in San Francisco, Paladin chooses to finance his luxurious lifestyle by being a combination go-between…

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“Have Gun, Will Travel” stars John Dehner as Paladin a cultured and sophisticated gentleman with an eye for the ladies, a taste for gourmet food, wine, and cigars, and enough skill, nerve, and well-oiled artillery to make him a top-notch gunfighter. Headquartered at the fashionable Carleton Hotel in San Francisco, Paladin chooses to finance his luxurious lifestyle by being a combination go-between…

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“Have Gun, Will Travel” stars John Dehner as Paladin a cultured and sophisticated gentleman with an eye for the ladies, a taste for gourmet food, wine, and cigars, and enough skill, nerve, and well-oiled artillery to make him a top-notch gunfighter. Headquartered at the fashionable Carleton Hotel in San Francisco, Paladin chooses to finance his luxurious lifestyle by being a combination go-between…

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“Have Gun, Will Travel” stars John Dehner as Paladin, a cultured and sophisticated gentleman with an eye for the ladies, a taste for gourmet food, wine, and cigars, and enough skill, nerve, and well-oiled artillery to make him a top-notch gunfighter. Headquartered at the fashionable Carleton Hotel in San Francisco, Paladin chooses to finance his luxurious lifestyle by being a combination go-betwee…

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Adapted from the CBS Television series, “Have Gun, Will Travel” stars John Dehner as Paladin, a white knight of the Old West. Equipped with brains, nerve, and a custom designed sidearm and derringer, Paladin finances his stylish and luxurious San Francisco lifestyle by serving as a defender, go-between, and hired gun for those in need - and, in the wild and wooly west of 1875, business is always g…

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Adapted from the CBS Television series, “Have Gun, Will Travel” stars John Dehner as Paladin, a white knight of the Old West. Equipped with brains, nerve, and a custom designed sidearm and derringer, Paladin finances his stylish and luxurious San Francisco lifestyle by serving as a defender, go-between, and hired gun for those in need - and, in the wild and wooly west of 1875, business is always g…

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Adapted from the CBS Television series, “Have Gun, Will Travel” stars John Dehner as Paladin, a white knight of the Old West. Equipped with brains, nerve, and a custom designed sidearm and derringer, Paladin finances his stylish and luxurious San Francisco lifestyle by serving as a defender, go-between, and hired gun for those in need - and, in the wild and wooly west of 1875, business is always g…

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Fifteen of the biggest names in weird literature come together to pay tribute to Hellboy and the characters of Mike Mignola’s award-winning line of books! Assembled by Joe Golem and Baltimore co-writer Christopher Golden this anthology boasts fifteen original stories by the best in horror, fantasy, and science fiction, including Seanan McGuire (October Daye series), Chelsea Cain (Heartsick), Jonat…

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In 1994, Mike Mignola created one of the most unique and visually arresting comics series to ever see print: Hellboy. Tens of thousands have followed the exploits of the World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator in comics form and in prose. Now, fans of the comic can enjoy the world of Hellboy as seen through the eyes of some of the brightest creative lights in horror and mystery fiction.

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Longtime contributor to the Hellboy mythos Christopher Golden brings together a crew of luminaries including Joe R. Lansdale and China Miéville, cross-genre sensation Barbara Hambly, celebrated mystery writer Ken Bruen, bestselling science-fiction and fantasy novelist Tad Williams, and a bevy of other skilled storytellers eager to spin a tale or two about the world's greatest paranormal detective.…

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This close-up look at the internet and smartphones introduces young listeners to the science and technology that makes these amazing inventions possible. Each audiobook in the set explores the history of these inventions, how they are used today, and the potential for their future technological development. With fun facts and engaging discussion topics, this informative series is sure to educate a…

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“Imperial Leader” traces the life of one of the most important leaders of the 20th century: Winston Spencer Churchill. Through the 52 episodes, we follow Churchill from his birth in 1874 to his election as Prime Minister of England and, by the time “Imperial Leader” reaches its conclusion, we know exactly why the Empire stood behind this man in its greatest time of need, why this man was in exactl…

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Volume 1 of Information Please! Quiz shows had been a radio staple since the early 1930s but, in the spring of 1938, producer Dan Golenpaul had a fresh idea: why not allow the much-quizzed listeners to ask questions of the experts? This simple concept became the basis for “Information Please,” a long-running and winning series that brought wit, style, and good-natured bantering into the homes of A…

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Volume 2 of Information Please! Quiz shows had been a radio staple since the early 1930s but, in the spring of 1938, producer Dan Golenpaul had a fresh idea: why not allow the much-quizzed listeners to ask questions of the experts? This simple concept became the basis for “Information Please,” a long-running and winning series that brought wit, style, and good-natured bantering into the homes of A…

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A creaking door and a chorus of haunting organ music. No radio show opening is more memorable for many fans than the one heard on Inner Sanctum Mysteries. Inner Sanctum Mysteries was the brainchild of producer Himan Brown, inspired by the unsettling creaking door in the basement of a studio where he once worked. Brown took that inspiration and built around it a formula that lived on beyond the sho…

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Volume 2 of the Inner Sanctum Mysteries! A creaking door and a chorus of haunting organ music. No radio show opening is more memorable for many fans than the one heard on Inner Sanctum. Inner Sanctum Mysteries was the brainchild of producer Himan Brown, inspired by the unsettling creaking door in the basement of a studio where he once worked. Brown took that inspiration and built around it a formu…

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The Jack Carson Show was a radio situation comedy that ran from 1943 until 1947, with Hollywood character actor Jack Carson playing a fictionalized version of himself as a none-too-bright movie star. Every week, he dealt with strange friends, neighbors and relatives in his hectic life in Hollywood. Jack Carson was best known and most remembered for supporting roles as comic relief, often wisecrack…

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Very few radio shows that aired during Radio's Golden Age between the early 1930s right on up into the 1950s managed to spin off an equally successful sequel series, yet Jerry Dugan's circus adventures proved to be so popular amongst young listeners that a sequel series about Jerry's adventures in a military school, Jerry at Fair Oaks, quickly followed. Jerry at Fair Oaks picks up shortly after ci…

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Very few radio shows that aired during Radio's Golden Age between the early 1930s right on up into the 1950s managed to spin off an equally successful sequel series, yet Jerry Dugan's circus adventures proved to be so popular amongst young listeners that a sequel series about Jerry's adventures in a military school, Jerry at Fair Oaks, quickly followed. Jerry at Fair Oaks picks up shortly after ci…

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Big-nosed, brash, and boisterous, beloved entertainer Jimmy Durante parlayed a career in vaudeville, nightclubs, and Broadway shows into a radio career highlighted by many successful programs throughout the 1930s and 1940s. After spending the war years paired with crewcutted comic Garry moore, the Great Schnozzola went solo in 1947 in an hilarious series for Rexall Drugs that also featured Arthur…

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Big-nosed, brash, and boisterous, beloved entertainer Jimmy Durante parlayed a career in vaudeville, nightclubs, and Broadway shows into a radio career highlighted by many successful programs throughout the 1930s and 1940s. After spending the war years paired with crewcutted comic Garry moore, the Great Schnozzola went solo in 1947 in an hilarious series for Rexall Drugs that also featured Arthur…

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Big-nosed, brash, and boisterous, beloved entertainer Jimmy Durante parlayed a career in vaudeville, nightclubs, and Broadway shows into a radio career highlighted by many successful programs throughout the 1930s and 1940s. After spending the war years paired with crewcutted comic Garry moore, the Great Schnozzola went solo in 1947 in an hilarious series for Rexall Drugs that also featured Arthur…

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For over fifty years, prizefighter Joe Palooka, his colorful manager Knobby Walsh, his girlfriend Ann Howe, and hte many other characters that populated Ham Fisher's famous comic strip brought enjoyment to millions of devoted readers. In 1945, Joe's adventures came to radio in a daily series that briefly aired on local stations. In this collection, you'll enjoy five full hours of his rare and long…

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An entertainment legend, Al Jolson was and remains a towering figure of the musical theatre. Jolson took over the venerable Kraft Music Hall in 1947 - a series he had headlined briefly in the early 1930s. This classic program was a masterpiece of careful planning and careful understanding of how to package a performer like Jolson to his best advantage. This collection features thirty Kraft Music H…

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It’s bedtime, and six-year-old Jonathan Thomas and his teddy bear Guz are ready for a story before going to sleep. But before the story can begin, a moonbeam shines through Jonathan’s window and, much to his surprise, two little elves slide down it into his bedroom. Before Jonathan can stop him, Guz takes off after the elves and scampers up the moonbeam chasing them. Jonathan follows and soon find…

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It's nearly Christmas and a young orphan named Tim is worried; his friend Billy is concerned that Santa Claus may not visit this year. So, late one night, Tim sets off to find Santa by following the North Star through the woods. After walking for many hours, he lies down to take a nap - and imagine his surprise when, suddenly, he awakes to discover a little boy elf not more than three inches high,…

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First aired in 1937, The Komedy Kingdom affords us the chance to hear what a typical radio variety show was like in the 1930's and, in particular, to appreciate the wide range of performers who appeared on them. Hosted by comedienne Elvia Allman and featuring appearances by such vaudeville veterans as Morey Amsterdam and Gus Van. The series also gives film buffs the opportunity to hear bit perform…

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In 1947, Nelson Eddy took over the summer series of Kraft Music Hall. Nelson Eddy, a classically trained baritone, is best remembered today for his nineteen films. Nelson Eddy was the highest paid singer in the world in his heyday, earning $10,000 for a single concert. Chapters: #1 Stout-Hearted Men - Rehearsal #2 June Is Bustin Out All Over - Rehearsal #3 Come to the Mardi Gras - Rehearsal #4 Ris…

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Before Johnny Dollar came along, radio favorite Bob Bailey was starred in an offbeat private-eye series entitled Let George Do It. As played by Bailey, George Valentine was an ex-cop-turned-private-investigator who eschewed muscle in favor of manual dexterity and analytical thinking skills. His friendly nemeses on the police force included Lieutenant Riley (Wally Maher) and Lieutenant Johnson (Ken…

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Before Johnny Dollar came along, radio favorite Bob Bailey was starred in an offbeat private-eye series entitled Let George Do It. As played by Bailey, George Valentine was an ex-cop-turned-private-investigator who eschewed muscle in favor of manual dexterity and analytical thinking skills. His friendly nemeses on the police force included Lieutenant Riley (Wally Maher) and Lieutenant Johnson (Ken…

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Before Johnny Dollar came along, radio favorite Bob Bailey was starred in an offbeat private-eye series entitled Let George Do It. As played by Bailey, George Valentine was an ex-cop-turned-private-investigator who eschewed muscle in favor of manual dexterity and analytical thinking skills. His friendly nemeses on the police force included Lieutenant Riley (Wally Maher) and Lieutenant Johnson (Ken…

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Before Johnny Dollar came along, radio favorite Bob Bailey was starred in an offbeat private-eye series entitled Let George Do It. As played by Bailey, George Valentine was an ex-cop-turned-private-investigator who eschewed muscle in favor of manual dexterity and analytical thinking skills. His friendly nemeses on the police force included Lieutenant Riley (Wally Maher) and Lieutenant Johnson (Ken…

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Introducing youngsters to classic Bible stories, this collection features four beloved tales of courage, friendship and imagination! Kids will love hearing the story of David as he faces Goliath, and following Jonah, as they learn the importance of bravery. The Good Samaritan teaches kindness to all, while Joseph's coat of many colors leads him on an adventure into Egypt. Featuring vivid storytell…

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If you were a child during the Great Depression of the 1930s, its likely that you rushed to the radio each weekday afternoon just in time to hear Pierre Andre's booming voice announce that it was Adventure Time with Orphan Annie!, followed by that familiar pipe organ theme, secret society messages, and the inevitable offers for the rings and badges and mugs and premiums that could be had for just…

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In the film noir classic The Third Man, Orson Welles played Harry Lime - rouge, scoundrel, and black marketeer in postwar Vienna. At the end of the film, in a spectacular chase through the sewers of the city, Harry met his end. But in radio's first prequel, Welles resumed the role in The Lives of Harry Lime, a series produced in England by Harry Alan Towers. Volume 1 present Lime's criminal advent…

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In the film noir classic The Third Man, Orson Welles played Harry Lime - rouge, scoundrel, and black marketeer in postwar Vienna. At the end of the film, in a spectacular chase through the sewers of the city, Harry met his end. But in radio's first prequel, Welles resumed the role in The Lives of Harry Lime, a series produced in England by Harry Alan Towers. Volume 2 present Lime's criminal advent…

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In the film noir classic The Third Man, Orson Welles played Harry Lime - rouge, scoundrel, and black marketeer in postwar Vienna. At the end of the film, in a spectacular chase through the sewers of the city, Harry met his end. But in radio's first prequel, Welles resumed the role in The Lives of Harry Lime, a series produced in England by Harry Alan Towers. Volume 3 present Lime's criminal advent…

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In the film noir classic The Third Man, Orson Welles played Harry Lime - rouge, scoundrel, and black marketeer in postwar Vienna. At the end of the film, in a spectacular chase through the sewers of the city, Harry met his end. But in radio's first prequel, Welles resumed the role in The Lives of Harry Lime, a series produced in England by Harry Alan Towers. Volume 4 present Lime's criminal advent…

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Published by Ace Magazines and edited by A.A. Wyn. Ace Magazines would later go on to publish Ace Double Paperbacks. The magazine was an interesting mix of detective characters and hard-boiled action. The Three Wise Corpses by Chester Brant. After Blaine, lone-wolf D.A., found that one corpse, he knew there'd be two more. For the Grim Reaper had left a slaughter souvenir that meant a triple token…

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The Lux Radio Theatre was radio's most important dramatic hour, commanding the top Hollywood stars, the biggest budgets - the best writing, directing, and sound effects. Cecil B. DeMille, the long time host, was often shown in publicity photographs as overseeing every aspect of each broadcast, but the reality is that the shows real directors - Tony Stanford, Frank Woodruff, Fred MacKaye and Earl E…

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The Lux Radio Theatre was radio's most important dramatic hour, commanding the top Hollywood stars, the biggest budgets - the best writing, directing, and sound effects. Cecil B. DeMille, the long time host, was often shown in publicity photographs as overseeing every aspect of each broadcast, but the reality is that the shows real directors - Tony Stanford, Frank Woodruff, Fred MacKaye and Earl E…

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The Lux Radio Theatre was radio's most important dramatic hour, commanding the top Hollywood stars, the biggest budgets - the best writing, directing, and sound effects. Cecil B. DeMille, the long time host, was often shown in publicity photographs as overseeing every aspect of each broadcast, but the reality is that the shows real directors - Tony Stanford, Frank Woodruff, Fred MacKaye and Earl E…

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In this volume you will be hearing radio adaptations of some of the funniest comedies Hollywood had to offer. This collection includes the granddaddy of all screwball comedies, It Happened One Night, Frank Capra's funny love story about a runaway heiress and the reporter who becomes her protector. You'll hear The Awful Truth, Leo McCarey's frenetic comedy of marital errors. And remember James Cagn…

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Get ready to listen to some of the finest films Hollywood ever produced, because The Lux Radio Theatre is on the air. In this classic collection you'll hear some of the best lighthearted comedies from the golden age of Hollywood. Hosted by Hollywood legend Cecil B. DeMille, these 6 shows are interesting not only as great radio plays, but they stand as a kind of what if scenario for movie buffs. Fo…

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Traverse the dark side in this amazing collection. Lux Radio Theatre provides a fascinating what if situation when you hear Ray Milland in Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, and Edward G. Robinson starring as Sam Spade in the Maltese Falcon. John Garfield is back in Dust Be My Destiny. William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man, and also appear in Manhattan Melodr…

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This close-up look at key battles throughout the history of the United States offers engaging anecdotes about those battles and provides historical context for each of them. Each audiobook examines the decisive moments and lasting impact of major battles such as The Battle of Gettysburg and The Battle of Little Bighorn. With interesting facts and engaging discussion topics, this educational look i…

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Andy Rooney once observed, A lot of people think, as I do, that they appreciate Bob and Ray more than anyone else does. Included in that lot of people are undoubtedly classic radio fans, many of whom have delighted in the offbeat radio antics of Messrs. Elliott and Goulding for the past half-century. Both men capitalized on their uncanny ability to intuit what each other was thinking to carve a sm…

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Before creating cinematic masterpieces like Citizen Kane, Orson Welles' established his creative credentials with The Mercury Theatre on the Air, an hour-long showcase which allowed him, producer John Houseman, musical director Bernard Hermann, and a close knit team of performers and technicians to broadcast innovative adaptations of both well known and obscure stories and programs that quickly se…

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In the postwar years, MGM Radio Attractions attempted to duplicate the success of many of radio's popular anthology series with its own showcase, MGM Theatre of the Air. Dramatizing popular films from the studios vaults, as well as showcasing top guest stars such as Marlene Dietrich and Rex Harrison - the series sometimes even managed to secure the service of the original performer or performers w…

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His comedy was once described by Time Magazine as the acme of hysterical vulgarity and, for more than seventy years, Milton Berle never lost his taste for good old-fashioned bust-a-gut laughs. But it took the veteran performer the better part of two decades to find a radio format that genuinely suited him and, when he did, the result was The Milton Berle Show, a 1947-48 NBC series that stands toda…

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His comedy was once described by Time Magazine as the acme of hysterical vulgarity and, for more than seventy years, Milton Berle never lost his taste for good old-fashioned bust-a-gut laughs. But it took the veteran performer the better part of two decades to find a radio format that genuinely suited him and, when he did, the result was The Milton Berle Show, a 1947-48 NBC series that stands toda…

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The distinctive voice of Edward Arnold is featured in Mr. President, an anthology series that dramatizes little known incidents of the men who have lived in the White House - dramatic, exciting events in their lives that you and I rarely hear. The uniqueness of the program is that the President is never identified during the proceedings, the great man's name is revealed only in a brief epilogue at…

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The distinctive voice of Edward Arnold is featured in Mr. President, an anthology series that dramatizes little known incidents of the men who have lived in the White House - dramatic, exciting events in their lives that you and I rarely hear. The uniqueness of the program is that the President is never identified during the proceedings, the great man's name is revealed only in a brief epilogue at…

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Murder at Midnight was a thirty minute show, featuring macabre tales of suspense, often with a supernatural twist. In 1946, Louis G. Cowan, Inc., a transcribed programming house began creating a series of crime fiction dramas slotted for late night listening. It had one of the higher production and cast costs for syndicated programming for that time. Directed by Anton M. Leder and produced by Loui…

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Murder At Midnight was a thirty minute show, featuring macabre tales of suspense, often with a supernatural twist. Louis G. Cowan, Inc., a transcribed programming house began creating a series of crime fiction dramas slotted for late night listening. It had one of the higher production and cast costs for syndicated programming for that time. Directed by Anton M. Leder and produced by Louis G. Cowa…

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In the 1930s, radio was still a new form of entertainment, bringing news, sports, comedy, and drama into millions of depression era homes throughout the country. Despite the economic conditions, American's were still in desperate need of entertainment, and radio was there to give it to them - free, with just a flick of the switch and a turn of the dial. In this remarkable 10 CD set, you'll have th…

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Mutual Radio Theater was a program produced originally in 1980. This show was no small attempt to recapture the glory days of Old Time Radio by any means. Each program was written specifically for radio and each night hosted by a different star, including Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson, and Leonard Nimoy. Volume 1 consists of 20 programs as they originally aired, complete…

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What would it take to recapture the glory of the golden age of radio and still incorporate the stars and even stories of a more modern time? Mutual Radio Theater answered this question of blending the classic with the modern by doing just that, putting classic radio legends to work alongside up and coming stars of the 1980s. Mutual Radio Theater featured stories written by radio greats such as Arc…

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Any program needs is own special energy, something that drives it to be the best of the best. Mutual Radio Theater, Volume 3 features programs with just that - star power. Each night of the week a different star hosted the program. As for the actors, names from the golden era of radio drama included, John Dehner, Vic Perrin, Hans Conried, Marvin Miller, Parley Baer, Elliot Lewis, Jeff Corey, Virgi…

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In 1980, a perfect storm came together in terms of radio drama revival. Top talent of the classic era of radio and modern entertainment worked hand-in-hand on Mutual Radio Theater, a multi-genre show harkening back to classic anthologies of the past. Each program written specifically for radio included scripts penned by such radio legends as Arch Oboler, Norman Corwin, and Elliot Lewis. Each night…

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Only one radio program boasted a line up including Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson, and Leonard Nimoy: Mutual Radio Theater! The shows were filled with stars from both classic radio and modern television and movies, including John Dehner, Vic Perrin, Virginia Gregg, Lurene Tuttle, Eve Arden, Harriet Nelson, Tom Bosley, and Marian Ross. This final volume from Radio Archives…

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It was not uncommon for a radio series to be associated with a publishing firm, but Mystery House gave book promotion a slight twist. In each program, the staff members of Mystery House, that strange publishing firm owned by Dan and Barbara Glenn, would pitch in to perform a half-hour mystery, while others would provide sound effects, rewrite scripts and so on, with the premise of demonstrating th…

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Glenn Langan stars as mystery writer Barton Drake, a well spoken sophisticate who is fascinated by the ways of the criminal mind. His writing has given him a comfortable income, allowing him to freely pursue the details of whatever new case may come his way - and come they do, with a seemingly endless array of robberies, suspicious deaths, and unsolved murders to fascinate his interests. Drake is…

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The New Adventures of Michael Shayne, Volume 1 stars Jeff Chandler as Brett Halliday's reckless, redheaded Irishman in a series of detective adventures that bring the dark and brooding atmosphere of film noir to radio. Cynical, action packed, and violent, with fists and bullets flying practically every second, this gritty and hard-boiled series is directed by William P. Rousseau in a slam bang man…

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The New Adventures of Michael Shayne, Volume 2 stars Jeff Chandler as Brett Halliday's reckless, redheaded Irishman in a series of detective adventures that bring the dark and brooding atmosphere of film noir to radio. Cynical, action packed, and violent, with fists and bullets flying practically every second, this gritty and hard-boiled series is directed by William P. Rousseau in a slam bang man…

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He's the smartest and the stubbornest, the fattest and the laziest, the cleverest and the craziest - the most extravagant detective in the world. Yes it is Nero Wolfe, Rex Stout's gourmand orchid fancier and one of the most eccentric and unique detectives ever to hit the airwaves. Starring character actor Sydney Greenstreet The Maltese Falcon, The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe is an immensely enter…

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For many long time fans, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce will always personify Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, but it may come as a surprise to even the most devoted Baker Street enthusiast to discover that, for one radio season the World's Greatest consulting Detective was portrayed by actor Tom Cornway; best remembered for playing The Falcon in a series of 1940s films. Now these rare programs…

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For many long time fans, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce will always personify Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, but it may come as a surprise to even the most devoted Baker Street enthusiast to discover that, for one radio season the World's Greatest consulting Detective was portrayed by actor Tom Cornway; best remembered for playing The Falcon in a series of 1940s films. Now these rare programs…

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Night Watch was radio's first reality show, a program that brought live and authentic police drama to the airwaves. Each week, Don Reed accompanied Officer Ron Perkins on the night watch in Culver City, California. Traveling in an unmarked car, Reed used a heavy battery powered tape recorder, complete with a microphone cleverly concealed inside the casing of a flashlight, to participate in and rec…

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In 1950, NBC began broadcasting Nightbeat, considered one of the finest shows of its time, about Randy Stone, a reporter who covered the night beat for the Chicago Star with a unique blend of wit, compassion and toughness. From murder to mystery, from heartache to hardboiled, every night brought a new story to Randy Stone. Radio Archives invites you to listen to six brand new Nightbeat stories in…

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In this first volume of Nightbeat, Frank Lovejoy stars as hard-nosed Chicago Star newsman Randy Stone, a reporter who looks for the human stories behind the headlines. Lovejoy's distinctive voice and manner, combined with excellent scripts and performances by radio veterans like Lurene Tuttle, Peter Leeds, and Jeff Corey, give the series an unusual and engrossing style - literally film noir for th…

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In this second volume of Nightbeat, Frank Lovejoy stars as hard-nosed Chicago Star newsman Randy Stone, a reporter who looks for the human stories behind the headlines. Lovejoy's distinctive voice and manner, combined with excellent scripts and performances by radio veterans like Lurene Tuttle, Peter Leeds, and Jeff Corey, give the series an unusual and engrossing style - literally film noir for t…

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In this third volume of Nightbeat, Frank Lovejoy stars as hard-nosed Chicago Star newsman Randy Stone, a reporter who looks for the human stories behind the headlines. Lovejoy's distinctive voice and manner, combined with excellent scripts and performances by radio veterans like Lurene Tuttle, Peter Leeds, and Jeff Corey, give the series an unusual and engrossing style - literally film noir for th…

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Screen legend Harold Lloyd hosts Volume 1 of The Old Gold Comedy Theatre, a 1944/45 NBC anthology series featuring some of the top names in film and radio. Presenting half-hour versions of popular film comedies in much the same way that The Lux Radio Theater did with drama, this delightful and star-studded series was long considered a lost show until an almost complete set of recordings was found…

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Screen legend Harold Lloyd hosts Volume 2 of The Old Gold Comedy Theatre, a 1944/45 NBC anthology series featuring some of the top names in film and radio. Presenting half-hour versions of popular film comedies in much the same way that The Lux Radio Theater did with drama, this delightful and star-studded series was long considered a lost show until an almost complete set of recordings was found…

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Carlton E. Morse is no stranger to radio enthusiasts, with a resume that includes I Love a Mystery and Adventures by Morse. However, it is his long running radio serial One Man's Family that stands out as his greatest creation. From 1932 to 1959 this prestigious drama entertained audiences with a weekly, and later daily, glimpse into the lives of an authentic American family - the Barbours of Sea…

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Carlton E. Morse is no stranger to radio enthusiasts, with a resume that includes I Love a Mystery and Adventures by Morse. However, it is his long running radio serial One Man's Family that stands out as his greatest creation. From 1932 to 1959 this prestigious drama entertained audiences with a weekly, and later daily, glimpse into the lives of an authentic American family - the Barbours of Sea…

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Also known as Superstition on the Air, The Origin of Superstition was a 1935 series of short stories that showcased many popular superstitions of modern life, explaining when, where, how and why they originated. In episodes such as Rabbit's Foot and Breaking a Mirror, you may hear superstitions that you yourself observe, and come to understand their origins. Included in the series are superstition…

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Detective Philo Vance first appeared in a series of novels written by S. S. Van Dine. In his original incarnation, Vance was a stylish fop but, by the time he made his way to radio, many of his arrogant edges had been smoothed out, giving him the charm he often lacked on the printed page. In 1948, played by the inimitable Jackson Beck and supported by Joan Alexander, Vance deduced his way through…

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Detective Philo Vance first appeared in a series of novels written by S. S. Van Dine. In his original incarnation, Vance was a stylish fop but, by the time he made his way to radio, many of his arrogant edges had been smoothed out, giving him the charm he often lacked on the printed page. In 1948, played by the inimitable Jackson Beck and supported by Joan Alexander, Vance deduced his way through…

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Detective Philo Vance first appeared in a series of novels written by S. S. Van Dine. In his original incarnation, Vance was a stylish fop but, by the time he made his way to radio, many of his arrogant edges had been smoothed out, giving him the charm he often lacked on the printed page. In 1948, played by the inimitable Jackson Beck and supported by Joan Alexander, Vance deduced his way through…

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Detective Philo Vance first appeared in a series of novels written by S. S. Van Dine. In his original incarnation, Vance was a stylish fop but, by the time he made his way to radio, many of his arrogant edges had been smoothed out, giving him the charm he often lacked on the printed page. In 1948, played by the inimitable Jackson Beck and supported by Joan Alexander, Vance deduced his way through…

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Detective Philo Vance first appeared in a series of novels written by S. S. Van Dine. In his original incarnation, Vance was a stylish fop but, by the time he made his way to radio, many of his arrogant edges had been smoothed out, giving him the charm he often lacked on the printed page. In 1948, played by the inimitable Jackson Beck and supported by Joan Alexander, Vance deduced his way through…

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The Planet Man, a campy and low-budget graduate of the Space Patrol school of juvenile entertainment, serves up plenty of breezy not-to-be-taken-seriously adventure fun. It is the golly-gee-whillikers saga of Dantro, intergalactic troubleshooter for an organization known as the League of Planets. The League sends Dantro out into the celestial world to maintain law and order. Assisted by members of…

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The Planet Man, a campy and low-budget graduate of the Space Patrol school of juvenile entertainment, serves up plenty of breezy not-to-be-taken-seriously adventure fun. It is the golly-gee-whillikers saga of Dantro, intergalactic troubleshooter for an organization known as the League of Planets. The League sends Dantro out into the celestial world to maintain law and order. Assisted by members of…

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Radio Preservation has always been at the core of Radio Archives. This exciting series is derived from our massive collection of thirty thousand radio shows from 16 transcription discs and fifty thousand shows from low generation reels. This 20 hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 19…

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Volume 10 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 11 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 12 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 13 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 14 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 15 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 16 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 17 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 18 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 19 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 2 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older rec…

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Volume 20 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 21 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 22 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 23 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 24 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 39 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 4 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older rec…

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Volume 40 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 41 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 42 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 43 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 44 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older re…

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Volume 5 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older rec…

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Volume 5 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older rec…

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Volume 7 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older rec…

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Volume 8 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older rec…

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Volume 9 of Radio Archives Treasure! This 20-hour collection includes shows from the classic days of Radio. You'll find rare and obscure as well as mainstream radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in the Radio Archives Treasures sets. These shows have all been restored with state-of-the-art CEDAR technology - the audio processing system used by major recording companies to restore older rec…

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Boasting one of the largest arrays of guest stars ever featured on a single series, the Radio Hall of Fame was one of the most distinguished - and expensive - radio shows of the 1940s. Designed to bring prestige to the then-fledgling Blue Network of the American Broadcasting Company, each week the editors of the Variety, the bible of show business, would select which singers, actors, performers, s…

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Boasting one of the largest arrays of guest stars ever featured on a single series, the Radio Hall of Fame was one of the most distinguished - and expensive - radio shows of the 1940s. Designed to bring prestige to the then-fledgling Blue Network of the American Broadcasting Company, each week the editors of the Variety, the bible of show business, would select which singers, actors, performers, s…

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Popular singers singing popular songs were always a part of radio, but it was not until the mid 1940s that vocalists really began to dominate the music scene. This tuneful collection turns the spotlight on fourteen of the most popular vocalists and musical ensembles of the mid 20th century, appearing in thirty full length radio broadcasts dating from 1944 through 1959. Taken from original transcri…

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Hop on the star-studded show train as Gordon MacRae sings and stars in the first Volume of The Railroad Hour, a lush and tuneful series of musical programs offering vest-pocket versions of musical comedies and operettas, everything from the romantic melodies of Victor Herbert and Sigmund Romberg right through to the musical comedies of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin, as well as fa…

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Hop on the star-studded show train as Gordon MacRae sings and stars in the second Volume of The Railroad Hour, a lush and tuneful series of musical programs offering vest-pocket versions of musical comedies and operettas, everything from the romantic melodies of Victor Herbert and Sigmund Romberg right through to the musical comedies of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin, as well as f…

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Hop on the star-studded show train as Gordon MacRae sings and stars in the third Volume of The Railroad Hour, a lush and tuneful series of musical programs offering vest-pocket versions of musical comedies and operettas, everything from the romantic melodies of Victor Herbert and Sigmund Romberg right through to the musical comedies of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin, as well as fa…

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Hop on the star-studded show train as Gordon MacRae sings and stars in the fourth Volume of The Railroad Hour, a lush and tuneful series of musical programs offering vest-pocket versions of musical comedies and operettas, everything from the romantic melodies of Victor Herbert and Sigmund Romberg right through to the musical comedies of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin, as well as f…

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For twenty years, Rangeland Romances dished up succulent stories of range-and-range love for an insatiable audience hungry for cowboys and cowgirls mixing it up on the frontier. The emphasis was on feisty frontier females out to get their man-come hell or high water. Their motto might have been: “Cowboy, step up and be kissed, or stand aside!” Seven stories culled from the August, 1948 issue compr…

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Combining Dick Powell's tough guy image with his impressive way with a song, Richard Diamond, Private Detective featured a hard-boiled gumshoe who rarely took himself too seriously, he was, simply, an ex-cop who had decided to hang out his own shingle in the investigation business. He demonstrated a breezy insouciance to authority, generally concluded each case with a song sung to his sweetheart,…

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Combining Dick Powell's tough guy image with his impressive way with a song, Richard Diamond, Private Detective featured a hard-boiled gumshoe who rarely took himself too seriously, he was, simply, an ex-cop who had decided to hang out his own shingle in the investigation business. He demonstrated a breezy insouciance to authority, generally concluded each case with a song sung to his sweetheart,…

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Flashing eyes and flashing knives - intrigue, mystery, and murder. It's time for another exotic adventure in post war Cairo with Rocky Jordan, starring Jack Moyles as the handsome, and sometimes cynical, owner of the Cafe Tambourine, gathering place for fez-wearing diamond smugglers, black marketeers, gun runners, racketeers, and international thieves. In Cairo, it seems, World War II may be over,…

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Flashing eyes and flashing knives - intrigue, mystery, and murder. It's time for another exotic adventure in post war Cairo with Rocky Jordan, starring Jack Moyles as the handsome, and sometimes cynical, owner of the Cafe Tambourine, gathering place for fez-wearing diamond smugglers, black marketeers, gun runners, racketeers, and international thieves. In Cairo, it seems, World War II may be over,…

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Flashing eyes and flashing knives - intrigue, mystery, and murder. It's time for another exotic adventure in post war Cairo with Rocky Jordan, starring Jack Moyles as the handsome, and sometimes cynical, owner of the Cafe Tambourine, gathering place for fez-wearing diamond smugglers, black marketeers, gun runners, racketeers, and international thieves. In Cairo, it seems, World War II may be over,…

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A cowboy singer and actor, Roy Rogers was one of the most popular Western stars of the twentieth century. Appearing in over one hundred films, and numerous television and radio appearances, he became known as the King of the Cowboys, the embodiment of the all-American hero to many. Roy was often joined by his wife, Dale Evans, Queen of the West, as well as his famous golden palomino Trigger, which…

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A late entry in the Hollywood movie adaptation genre, Screen Directors Playhouse stands out as one of the forgotten gems of radio's twilight years. The program aired on NBC for just two and a half years, but during that time, the series impressed listeners with excellent scripts and casting decisions based more on radio aptitude than Hollywood star power. The result is a series which deserves a fa…

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During radio's golden age, vocalists and musical groups were often the stars of their own daily or weekly radio shows. Teamed with full studio orchestras and harmonizing vocal groups, these tuneful and relaxing programs were often the way for an unknown band singer to become a superstar in their own right. In this fully restored collection, transferred from original recordings, you will enjoy nine…

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Space Patrol outlines the exploits of Commander Buzz Corey (Ed Kemmer), head of a 30th century police keeping force operating from the planet Terra. Assisting Corey is his youthful sidekick Cadet Happy (Lyn Osborne), as well as Major Robbie Robertson (Ken Meyer), Dr. Van Meter (Rudolph Anders) and Carol Karlyle (Virginia Hewett). Corey's struggle to maintain law and order is frequently hampered by…

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In the postwar years, MGM adapted many of its movie properties for radio, and one of its most successful transfers was The Story of Dr. Kildare, starring Lew Ayers in the title role of Lionel Barrymore as his crusty, harrumphing mentor Dr. Gillespie. As in the movies, the radio Kildare offers engrossing, well produced medical melodramas revolving around the patients and staff at Blair Memorial Hos…

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In the postwar years, MGM adapted many of its movie properties for radio, and one of its most successful transfers was The Story of Dr. Kildare, starring Lew Ayers in the title role of Lionel Barrymore as his crusty, harrumphing mentor Dr. Gillespie. As in the movies, the radio Kildare offers engrossing, well produced medical melodramas revolving around the patients and staff at Blair Memorial Hos…

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In the postwar years, MGM adapted many of its movie properties for radio, and one of its most successful transfers was The Story of Dr. Kildare, starring Lew Ayers in the title role of Lionel Barrymore as his crusty, harrumphing mentor Dr. Gillespie. As in the movies, the radio Kildare offers engrossing, well produced medical melodramas revolving around the patients and staff at Blair Memorial Hos…

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Adventure! Who among us has not felt the thrill of that word? begins the introduction to the Strange Adventures radio program from the beginning of the golden age of radio. In the throes of the Great Depression, Strange Adventures offered relief from the troubles of everyday life by whisking listeners to faraway places where excitement beckoned and danger lurked around every corner. A barbershop q…

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It wasn’t very many years after Terror Tales and Horror Stories had established the Weird Menace sub-genre of hapless guys and horrified gals victimized by Awful Evil-Doers that mystery readers began demanding pulp writers pit real two-fisted detectives against these relentless madmen. The result was the most bizarre pulp magazine ever conceived – Strange Detective Mysteries! Featuring some of the…

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Normally, a Last Will and Testament is a serious, cut-and-dry, black-and-white document. Not so in the case of Strange Wills, Volume 1. So begins the radio show Strange Wills, a mystery-adventure series produced and syndicated by Teleways Radio Productions of Hollywood beginning in 1946. It starred distinguished Hollywood actor Warren William as probate attorney Warren Francis O'Connell, and the s…

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Normally, a Last Will and Testament is a serious, cut-and-dry, black-and-white document. Not so in the case of Strange Wills, Volume 2. So begins the radio show Strange Wills, a mystery-adventure series produced and syndicated by Teleways Radio Productions of Hollywood beginning in 1946. It starred distinguished Hollywood actor Warren William as probate attorney Warren Francis O'Connell, and the s…

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Suspense premiered in 1942 and soon became known for its inventive writing and for casting well known stars in offbeat roles. In 1947, CBS decided to take a gamble: Suspense was turned into a full-hour Saturday night feature, hosted by actor and occasional star Robert Montgomery. Many of the hour-long shows were movie adaptations and, with the permission of the original writers, several earlier pr…

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Suspense premiered in 1942 and soon became known for its inventive writing and for casting well known stars in offbeat roles. In 1947, CBS decided to take a gamble: Suspense was turned into a full-hour Saturday night feature, hosted by actor and occasional star Robert Montgomery. Many of the hour-long shows were movie adaptations and, with the permission of the original writers, several earlier pr…

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Suspense premiered in 1942 and soon became known for its inventive writing and for casting well known stars in offbeat roles. In 1947, CBS decided to take a gamble: Suspense was turned into a full-hour Saturday night feature, hosted by actor and occasional star Robert Montgomery. Many of the hour-long shows were movie adaptations and, with the permission of the original writers, several earlier pr…

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Suspense premiered in 1942 and soon became known for its inventive writing and for casting well known stars in offbeat roles. In 1947, CBS decided to take a gamble: Suspense was turned into a full-hour Saturday night feature, hosted by actor and occasional star Robert Montgomery. Many of the hour-long shows were movie adaptations and, with the permission of the original writers, several earlier pr…

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Suspense premiered in 1942 and soon became known for its inventive writing and for casting well known stars in offbeat roles. In 1947, CBS decided to take a gamble: Suspense was turned into a full-hour Saturday night feature, hosted by actor and occasional star Robert Montgomery. Many of the hour-long shows were movie adaptations and, with the permission of the original writers, several earlier pr…

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Before Scream and Saw, there was – Terror Tales! Some of the most macabre stories of menace ever penned were written for the 1930s pulp magazine, Terror Tales. Its authors are still famous today for their fearsome flights of fantasy. Here are seven tales of terror, torture, and torment by seven past masters of supernatural stories. Paul Ernst’s horrific “The Mummy Maker.” Norvell Page’s disquietin…

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From the grisly grave, beyond the sinister swamp, and out of the unfathomable unknown, here are seven accounts of sheer terror from the tormented pages of Terror Tales, the premier pulp magazine of shudder stories calculated to freeze your blood and congeal your marrow. Laurence Donovan’s “Swamp Madness” opens this dark carnival of doom. Norvell Page offers “Blood on the Moon.” John Knox chills wi…

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First heard in 1937, That Was The Year consisted of 39 fifteen minute long shows featuring historical vignettes dramatizing key moments in the lives of men and women whose contributions had a significant impact in the history of the modern world between the years 1896-1934. Chapters: #1 - 1907 #2 - 1920 #3 - 1904 #4 - 1925 #5 - 1913 #6 - 1932 #7 - 1900 #8 - 1926 #9 - 1909 #10 - 1919 #11 - 1896 #12…

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Doc Savage was originally created for pulp magazines, but with an eye toward radio. Like his big brother, The Shadow, Doc was given a signature sound in the expectation that he would need one to identify himself to radio audiences. Doc's eerie trilling, like The Shadow's distinctive laugh, signaled his presence. Once more that uncanny sound, described by Lester Dent as eerie, with the essence of t…

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One of the many series created by MGM Radio Attractions in the late 1940s, “The Adventures of Maisie” was produced at NBC in Hollywood and starred Ann Sothern as Maisie Revere, a brassy Jill-of-all-trades whose hard luck in life and love was matched with a heart of pure gold. Based on the popular movies of the 1940s, this hilarous series related the comical misadventures of the sassy showgirl in t…

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Airing on Mutual, The Comic Weekly Man combined two pastimes important to American families, Radio and Comic strips. The Comic Weekly Man brought comic strip favorites – from Flash Gordon to Beetle Bailey, from Prince Valiant to Snuffy Smith - to life. The concept was simple. The Comic Weekly Man sang his theme song, then picked up the newspaper, flipped right to the comic strips, and read them al…

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Airing on Mutual, The Comic Weekly Man combined two pastimes important to American families, Radio and Comic strips. The Comic Weekly Man brought comic strip favorites – from Flash Gordon to Beetle Bailey, from Prince Valiant to Snuffy Smith - to life. The concept was simple. The Comic Weekly Man sang his theme song, then picked up the newspaper, flipped right to the comic strips, and read them al…

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Airing on Mutual, The Comic Weekly Man combined two pastimes important to American families, Radio and Comic strips. The Comic Weekly Man brought comic strip favorites – from Flash Gordon to Beetle Bailey, from Prince Valiant to Snuffy Smith - to life. The concept was simple. The Comic Weekly Man sang his theme song, then picked up the newspaper, flipped right to the comic strips, and read them al…

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Airing on Mutual beginning in 1947, The Comic Weekly Man combined two pastimes important to American families, Radio and Comic strips. Reading from Puck: The Comic Weekly found in the papers owned by William Randolph Hearst, The Comic Weekly Man brought comic strip favorites – from Flash Gordon to Beetle Bailey, from Prince Valiant to Snuffy Smith - to life in a way most strips had never been hear…

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I’m The Comic Weekly Man, the jolly Comic Weekly Man and I’m here to read the funnies to you happy boys and honeys.” This memorable theme song welcomed its audience to one of the most unique programs of the era of Classic Radio. The concept was simple. The Comic Weekly Man sang his song, then picked up the newspaper, flipped right to the comic strips, and read them aloud to millions of listeners,…

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The Lone Ranger magazine ran from April 1937 to November 1937. The title was changed to Romantic Western and was published from January 1938 to July 1939. Trojan Publishing was the publisher. The pulp magazine preceded the first recorded radio show. These six stories are torn from the pages of the April, 1937 issue of The Lone Ranger magazine and is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby, Pa…

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What a bunch of characters! Hollywood has always given us a plethora of memorable characters in the classic films made during the Golden Age, and here are some that will stir your imaginations as you listen to some true classics.

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Get ready to LAUGH! What better medicine is there than some good solid belly laughs? That’s what we are offering here. First on the bill is radio favorite, Bob Burns (of the Bazooka fame) starring with ace character actor , Thomas Mitchell in Clarence, based on a Booth Tarkington novel. This is the story of an ex-soldier who moves in with a family and sharing in their troubles.

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Hear ye! Hear ye! Happy Holidays to All. Here is the perfect collection for anyone who loves the holiday season. Gather the family around and start to enhance your holiday experience with some of the most heartwarming and delightful film fantasies you’ve ever listened to. This collection is the perfect gift for those of you who love vintage radio, vintage films, and the warm memories of holidays p…

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Where does fantasy end and horror begin? Is there beauty in terror? Does horror possess a spiritual dimension? In these five classic tales written by acknowledged masters of the supernatural, these haunting questions are explored…but not fully answered. First, in A. Merritt’s haunting “The Moon Pool,” a moonlit pool nestled among cyclopean ruins harbors a vampiric dweller both beautiful and terrib…

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A cowboy singer and actor, Roy Rogers was one of the most popular Western stars of the twentieth century. Appearing in over one hundred films beginning in 1935, as well as numerous television and radio appearances, he became known as the “King of the Cowboys”. A glamorized version of the archetypal cowboy, he was the embodiment of the all-American hero to many.

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The Pecos Kid was really William Calhoun Warren, late of Texas and the Confederate Army. After the Civil War, he set out to make an honest living, assisted by his saddle mates, Big Jim Swing and Hernandez Pedro Gonzales y Fuente Jesus Maria Flanagan. The series was created to reflect the shift toward more mature Western films, which had been growing on Hollywood over much of the 1940s. In his debu…

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Volume 2 of The Roy Rogers Show! A cowboy singer and actor, Roy Rogers was one of the most popular Western stars of the twentieth century. Appearing in over one hundred films, and numerous television and radio appearances, he became known as the “King of the Cowboys”, the embodiment of the all-American hero to many. Roy was often joined by his wife, Dale Evans, “the Queen of the West”, as well as…

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Originally broadcast between 1943 and 1945, these thirty-minute, supernatural episodes featured stories written by popular authors at the time including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe, and even Charles Dickens.

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Volume 2 of The Wierd Circle! A good story is a good story, whether classic or modern, and that’s definitely the case with “The Weird Circle” a dramatic anthology series primarily adapted from novels and short stories from the popular fiction of the Victorian era. Focusing on horror and suspense, the macabre, atmospheric, and often ironic tales of such timeless writers as Edgar Allan Poe, Robert L…

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Volume 4 of The Wierd Circle! A good story is a good story, whether classic or modern, and that’s definitely the case with “The Weird Circle” a dramatic anthology series primarily adapted from novels and short stories from the popular fiction of the Victorian era. Focusing on horror and suspense, the macabre, atmospheric, and often ironic tales of such timeless writers as Edgar Allan Poe, Robert L…

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This show, centered on a character called The Whistler, was an American radio drama that ran from 1942 until 1955. The Whistler was a mysterious narrator who told of various murder stories. When you hear the footsteps and the whistle, be prepared for a haunting story.

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One of the most successful periodicals in magazine history was True Detective Mysteries. An offshoot of publisher Bernarr Macfadden's True Story magazine, True Detective specialized in semi-fictionalizing real-life crime cases taken from police blotters and making them riveting reading, illustrated by posed photographs, newspaper morgue pix and police mug shots. The concept was a natural. Circulat…

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You think the story is over, don't you? But wait! Fate takes a hand. Wait for the Unexpected! For mystery fans, The Unexpected is a real discovery. First aired in 1947, this unique and little-known quarter-hour series offers tense and suspenseful tales centering on the thoughts or actions of a person thrust into difficult or dangerous situation. The stories are engrossing, but the most fascinating…

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You think the story is over, don't you? But wait! Fate takes a hand. Wait for the Unexpected! For mystery fans, The Unexpected is a real discovery. First aired in 1947, this unique and little-known quarter-hour series offers tense and suspenseful tales centering on the thoughts or actions of a person thrust into difficult or dangerous situation. The stories are engrossing, but the most fascinating…

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A good story is a good story, whether classic or modern, and that's definitely the case with The Weird Circle, Volume 1, a dramatic anthology series primarily adapted from novels and short stories from the popular fiction of the Victorian era. Focusing on horror and suspense, the macabre, atmospheric, and often ironic tales of such timeless writers as Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and H…

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A good story is a good story, whether classic or modern, and that's definitely the case with The Weird Circle, Volume 3, a dramatic anthology series primarily adapted from novels and short stories from the popular fiction of the Victorian era. Focusing on horror and suspense, the macabre, atmospheric, and often ironic tales of such timeless writers as Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and H…

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The Whistler, Volume 1 contains haunting stories of fate, dramas of crime, deception, and manipulation building to a sudden and shocking denouement, and through it all, the sardonic, mocking laughter of The Whistler! One of radio's most memorable thriller anthologies, the Whistler's stories revolve around ordinary people, pushed by the pressures of daily life into taking drastic action. Or perhaps…

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The Whistler, Volume 2 contains haunting stories of fate, dramas of crime, deception, and manipulation building to a sudden and shocking denouement, and through it all, the sardonic, mocking laughter of The Whistler! One of radio's most memorable thriller anthologies, the Whistler's stories revolve around ordinary people, pushed by the pressures of daily life into taking drastic action. Or perhaps…

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This rare and exciting collection offers you the chance to travel back in time and experience a complete broadcast day from September 1939, including every minute of the day from 6:00 AM sign-on right through sign-off at 1:00 AM the next morning. Thanks to the foresight of the Library of Congress and station WJSV in Washington D.C., you'll hear exactly what it was like to listen to the radio in 19…

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Volume 1. “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar” began in 1949 as a typical slam-bang detective series and, though consistently well written and acted, the series never really captured an enthusiastic audience. However, in the fall of 1955, Bob Bailey took over the title role, veteran director Jack Johnstone and writers John Dawson, Robert Ryf, and Les Crutchfield joined the production team, and the series…

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Volume 2. “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar” began in 1949 as a typical slam-bang detective series and, though consistently well written and acted, the series never really captured an enthusiastic audience. However, in the fall of 1955, Bob Bailey took over the title role, veteran director Jack Johnstone and writers John Dawson, Robert Ryf, and Les Crutchfield joined the production team, and the series…

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Volume 3. “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar” began in 1949 as a typical slam-bang detective series and, though consistently well written and acted, the series never really captured an enthusiastic audience. However, in the fall of 1955, Bob Bailey took over the title role, veteran director Jack Johnstone and writers John Dawson, Robert Ryf, and Les Crutchfield joined the production team, and the series…

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Volume 4. “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar” began in 1949 as a typical slam-bang detective series and, though consistently well written and acted, the series never really captured an enthusiastic audience. However, in the fall of 1955, Bob Bailey took over the title role, veteran director Jack Johnstone and writers John Dawson, Robert Ryf, and Les Crutchfield joined the production team, and the series…

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Volume 5. “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar” began in 1949 as a typical slam-bang detective series and, though consistently well written and acted, the series never really captured an enthusiastic audience. However, in the fall of 1955, Bob Bailey took over the title role, veteran director Jack Johnstone and writers John Dawson, Robert Ryf, and Les Crutchfield joined the production team, and the series…

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Gates's characters, young or old or neither, are well educated, broadly knowledgeable, often creative and variously accomplished, whether as a doctor or a composer, an academic or a journalist. And every one of them carries a full supply of the human condition: parents in assisted-living - or assisted-dying - facilities, too many or too few people in their families and marriages, the ties that bin…

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A Queer History of the United States abounds with startling examples of unknown or frequently ignored aspects of American history—the ineffectiveness of sodomy laws in the colonies, the prevalence of cross-dressing women soldiers in the Civil War, the impact of new technologies on LGBTQ+ life in the nineteenth century, and how rock music and popular culture were, in large part, responsible for the…

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After a life in various war zones, Dell and Dolly have settled in this town, fulfilling Dolly's lifelong dream. Though she has given up her nursing career and moved smoothly into civilian life, Dell had been a mercenary, so they both have to sacrifice their prior identities. When the star of the girls' softball team shoots and kills the most popular boy in school, Dolly asks Dell to uncover the mo…

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Volume 1 in the Amos 'n' Andy radio series! A much loved radio phenomenon for more than thirty years, “Amos ‘n’ Andy” starred Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll as a pair of black men who came to the big city in search of opportunity and success. Beginning as a daily serial, the program eventually turned into the weekly situation comedy for which it is best remembered today. Populated with a delig…

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Volume 2 in the Amos 'n' Andy radio series! A much loved radio phenomenon for more than thirty years, “Amos ‘n’ Andy” starred Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll as a pair of black men who came to the big city in search of opportunity and success. Beginning as a daily serial, the program eventually turned into the weekly situation comedy for which it is best remembered today. Populated with a delig…

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Volume 3 in the Amos 'n' Andy radio series! A much loved radio phenomenon for more than thirty years, “Amos ‘n’ Andy” starred Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll as a pair of black men who came to the big city in search of opportunity and success. Beginning as a daily serial, the program eventually turned into the weekly situation comedy for which it is best remembered today. Populated with a delig…

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Volume 4 in the Amos 'n' Andy radio series! A much loved radio phenomenon for more than thirty years, “Amos ‘n’ Andy” starred Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll as a pair of black men who came to the big city in search of opportunity and success. Beginning as a daily serial, the program eventually turned into the weekly situation comedy for which it is best remembered today. Populated with a delig…

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Volume 5 in the Amos 'n' Andy radio series! A much loved radio phenomenon for more than thirty years, “Amos ‘n’ Andy” starred Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll as a pair of black men who came to the big city in search of opportunity and success. Beginning as a daily serial, the program eventually turned into the weekly situation comedy for which it is best remembered today. Populated with a delig…

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Volume 6 in the Amos 'n' Andy radio series! A much loved radio phenomenon for more than thirty years, “Amos ‘n’ Andy” starred Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll as a pair of black men who came to the big city in search of opportunity and success. Beginning as a daily serial, the program eventually turned into the weekly situation comedy for which it is best remembered today. Populated with a delig…

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Volume 7 in the Amos 'n' Andy radio series! A much loved radio phenomenon for more than thirty years, “Amos ‘n’ Andy” starred Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll as a pair of black men who came to the big city in search of opportunity and success. Beginning as a daily serial, the program eventually turned into the weekly situation comedy for which it is best remembered today. Populated with a delig…

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Volume 8 in the Amos 'n' Andy radio series! A much loved radio phenomenon for more than thirty years, “Amos ‘n’ Andy” starred Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll as a pair of black men who came to the big city in search of opportunity and success. Beginning as a daily serial, the program eventually turned into the weekly situation comedy for which it is best remembered today. Populated with a delig…

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Volume 9 in the Amos 'n' Andy radio series! A much loved radio phenomenon for more than thirty years, “Amos ‘n’ Andy” starred Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll as a pair of black men who came to the big city in search of opportunity and success. Beginning as a daily serial, the program eventually turned into the weekly situation comedy for which it is best remembered today. Populated with a delig…

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Since the inception of the soap opera on radio, various things have been part and parcel of that genre; melodrama, scandal and rumor, and enough deceit to fill a bathtub. In 1947, however, a new soap opera debuted, Claudia. This program, its entire run still in existence today, is a comedy/drama that was far different than the three-handkerchief weepers that occupied most of the daytime radio sche…

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Ray Santiago's friends from work know him as a brilliant-but-easygoing systems engineer who spends a lot of time on his favorite online role-playing game. But the game is over for Ray: his colleagues from work, Maude, Tim, and Turing, have just found out about Ray's murder in a dark alley. He was shot, and his laptop stolen. It could be just another D.C. street crime. But if Turing's password was…

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Andreas Karelas brings an optimistic message that we don't often hear: we have all the tools we need to solve the climate crisis, and we're already building momentum. He recognizes that people, not politics, are the agents of change that can create a more sustainable, equitable economy. But to engage people in climate solutions, we need a new way of framing the problem that's empowering rather tha…

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When Columbia Workshop debuted on CBS in 1936, the concept of network radio was still in its infancy, just ten years old. Many within the radio business were undecided about various aspects of this new medium, including whether or not it could yield anything of value, something that can be seen as art and not simply a forgettable derivative of popular culture. The concept of Columbia Workshop, con…

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When Columbia Workshop debuted on CBS in 1936, the concept of network radio was still in its infancy, just ten years old. Many within the radio business were undecided about various aspects of this new medium, including whether or not it could yield anything of value, something that can be seen as art and not simply a forgettable derivative of popular culture. The concept of Columbia Workshop, con…

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When Columbia Workshop debuted on CBS in 1936, the concept of network radio was still in its infancy, just ten years old. Many within the radio business were undecided about various aspects of this new medium, including whether or not it could yield anything of value, something that can be seen as art and not simply a forgettable derivative of popular culture. The concept of Columbia Workshop, con…

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People don't leave an organization; they leave a boss has become a truism for good reason. Often, the boss causing the retention problem has moved from buddy to bully unintentionally. The people who often get promoted from supervisor to manager or from manager to senior executive tend to have brilliant technical skills but don't have the accompanying leadership and communication skills for the job…

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Cursed Be the Child is a chilling experience. The story is filled with dark, most horrifying magic. This is a tale of ghostly possession and terrible tragedy. Overwhelmed by the evil spirit of Lisette, Missy plots horrible vengeance against her parents, and others. Each character is attacked by Lisette, and each one of them fights in the battle to defeat her. Gypsy magic plays a large part in the…

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Volume 4 of the Dangerous Assignment radio series! Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can’t even pronounce. They all spell the same thing, though. Trouble.” In this opening line heard on various episodes, Steve Mitchell, special agent for an unnamed agency protecting America from foreign threats, describes Dangerous Assignment perfectly. Focused on Mitchell’s adventures…

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CEO Lisa Messenger shares an insightful account of her rollercoaster ride as the creator and founder of the globally popular Collective Hub, the hip magazine of inspiration for disrupters and innovators of all stripes-with bold ideas on how you can stay on track and remain true to whatever your passion may be. Speaking to the new generation of innovators, this book is a personal and honest chronic…

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A Muslim American legal expert eliminates misconceptions of shariah with compassion, irony, and humor. Anti-Muslim propagandists insist through scare tactics and deliberate misinformation campaigns that shariah is an oppressive Islamic law that all Muslims must abide by. They encourage Americans to fear the "takeover of shariah" in our legal system. Sumbul Ali-Karamali applies her degree in…

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Over the last thirty years, many influential church leaders and church planters in America have adopted various models for reaching unchurched people. An “attractional” model seeks to attract people to a local church. Younger leaders may advocate a more “missional” approach, in which believers live and work among unchurched people and intentionally seek to serve like Christ. While each of these ap…

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There's an ever-growing body of evidence supporting the relatively simple principles that are behind healthy eating-yet the public seems to be more confused than ever. Never-ending promotions of fad diets get in the way of people making healthy choices. In this revised and updated edition of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy, Dr. Willett uses eye-opening research to explain the relative importance of var…

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From the moment Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson met, they were hooked on each other. Soon a deep friendship blossomed, unexpectedly unlike anything either had ever experienced. Through thick and thin, through their various emotional upheavals, through the peaks and valleys of their careers, through their personal traumas and heartaches, through the unending health issues and extreme physical…

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Do you know what it takes to run a farm? Gail Gibbons uses her signature combination of clear and informative wording, with plenty of illustrations to explore life on a farm throughout the year. Kids will see the work required to take care of various kinds of animals, as well as indoor chores necessary to maintain the farm. Showing how activities change from one season to the next, Gibbons explain…

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Business communication expert and bestselling author Dianna Booher shares practical wisdom on how to write effective emails that get results and how to organize documents to gain control and increase productivity. How you handle email has a large impact on the trajectory of your career. With more than three decades of experience analyzing emails across various industries for corporate clients, Boo…

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For an actor who’s been in so many mega-hits and equally mega misses, it can be tough to track Keanu Reeves's accomplishments. But true fans know that Keanu is so much more than his Bill and Ted persona, both onscreen and off. During his long career—over thirty years, although you wouldn’t know it from his immortal looks—he has constantly subverted Hollywood stereotypes and expectations. He's the…

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Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras-skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities-came to be. They are the creation of Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852-1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons…

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All Paris trembled with terror as those mystery shells blasted the city. Planes searched the clouds for a lurking Zeppelin — but found nothing. Up at the Front, the sky was black — there was no fire to indicate a long-range gun. What was it that was smashing Paris — killing women and children — threatening to destroy the nerve center of the whole Allied forces? The entire Front waited in horror wh…

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From the wreck of a crashed D.H. came those words spoken with mad laughter by a dying Yank. But, its head was a skull, its body a giant skeleton — this ghastly phantom that stalked night skies, crashing entire planes in its long bony fingers, driving men insane before death. No Yank had faced it — and lived. But G-8 and his battle buddies cut haunted skies to thrust their wings into its horror sna…

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Gunsmoke added a layer to Matt Dillon that many western lawmen in fiction did not have. He was a paradox. First and foremost, Dillon sought to keep the law he had sworn to uphold and protect those covered by that law. He also, however, in many episodes showed an understanding of human nature, of how good people could be driven to do bad things for complicated reasons. Sometimes this contradiction…

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This comprehensive manual for understanding and preparing for the looming changes to reproductive rights law explains how to get the healthcare you need—by any means necessary. Activist and writer Robin Marty guides listeners through various worst-case scenarios of a post-Roe America and offers ways to fight back, including how to acquire financial support, how to use existing networks and create…

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I’ve always lived my life by the rules. Unlike my two sisters, I’m the good one—the responsible one. Going outside my comfort zone is when I wear red lipstick before 5 PM.That comfort zone of mine? It’s smashed to smithereens on a wild night in Las Vegas when I meet—and marry—Liam Gallagher.After one shot of tequila, then two, then too many to count, a good girl’s rules tend to disappear. And so d…

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In a London funeral parlor, the dead rise and walk again. On a train in the London Underground, a young couple is terrorized by a demon. In a suburb, a poltergeist forces a family to flee their home. Hellboy has his hands full. While the supernatural is on a rampage in London, a series of brutal Torso Murders turns up at various sites around the city. All of the corpses are headless, limbless, and…

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Gail Gibbons combines clear, simple wording with her signature illustrations to present all the steps involved in building a house. From the architect who draws the plans, through the various types of workers who construct it, to the family who will make the house their home, each aspect is explained with bright colors and diagrams. Children can easily follow along as construction begins at the gr…

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Have you ever wondered how computers follow instructions so well? Or how they do math so quickly? Basic principles of coding, including variables, binary code, loops, programming languages, and more are explored in this newest engaging addition to the How Do series.The How Do series is a great introduction to various STEM topics, each written in a format that encourages audiences to ask questions…

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Have you ever wondered how molecules form groups or how forces in chemistry interact? Basic principles of chemistry, including atoms, the elements, compounds, reactions, and more, are explored through informative and engaging text in this new addition to the How Do series. The How Do series is a great introduction to various STEM topics, each written in a format that encourages audiences to ask…

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Have you ever wondered how to measure your pizza, or how much ice cream is in your ice-cream cone? Basic principles of geometry, including measuring two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes, attributes of various shapes, and formulas for finding area and volume, are explored through informative and engaging text in this newest addition to the How Do series.The How Do series is a great introduc…

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Have you ever wondered how astronauts float in space, or how your pizza gets from your plate to your mouth? Basic principles of physics, including learning about distance, displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration, forces, friction, gravity, and Newton’s laws of motion, are explored through informative and engaging text in this newest addition to the How Do series.The How Do series is a great in…

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Between the years of 1762 and 1763, James Boswell kept a journal of his time in London. During his time, he met the renowned writer, moralist, and lexicographer Samuel Johnson, with whom Boswell would form a close relationship. This account, told with much detail and candor, was one of the various journals written by Boswell, but it is the journal that has undergone the least amount of censorship,…

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In a town as peculiar as Maggody, Arkansas, it doesn't take much to tip the community into chaos. When Mayor Jim Bob Buchanon's SuperSaver Buy 4 Less takes out a full-page ad boasting the new supermarket's authentic tamales, gourmet deli counter, and various other bells and whistles, every restaurateur in town fears that Jim Bob is going to put him out of business. So when it comes time for the Bu…

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A mysterious black van is spotted by several people at various times in the area around Cavanaugh Street, Philadelphia's Armenian-American enclave. Presumed by some to be related to the increasing ICE raids around the area, the mystery deepens one night when a body falls out of the back of the van when speeding through the neighborhood.Marta Warkowski, a reclusive older woman, is found bound up in…

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It's a few days before Christmas, and Meg's grandfather is hosting a scientific conference on owls at the Caerphilly Inn. Most of the family are there, helping out in one capacity or another, including Meg's grandmother, Cordelia—invited by Grandfather in a rare gesture of peace-making, to share her expertise on rehabilitating large birds, including owls. An unexpectedly severe snow storm traps th…

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Brimming with counterintuitive advice, numerous examples from various countries, and surprising findings, this groundbreaking guide reveals the strategies and tactics that separate the winners from the losers. Power is a force that can be used and harnessed not only for individual gain but also for the benefit of organizations and society. Power, however, is not something that can be learned from…

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Andie is the type of girl who always comes up with the perfect thing to say...after it’s too late to say it. She’s addicted to romance movies—okay, all movies—but has yet to experience her first kiss. After a move to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, for her senior year, she gets caught in an endless loop of her first day at her new school, reliving those twenty-four hours again and again. Convinced the…

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Thanks to a crew of misfit treasure-seekers, Wily Snare has assumed his rightful place as King of Panthasos. He knows how to be a great trapsmith?devising and building various contraptions to keep plunderers at bay?but he has no idea how to be a good king. And he hasn’t escaped his past. Stalag, the mage who once kept him locked away, is amassing an army of stone soldiers to seize the kingdom. His…

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Snow-White, fair-haired, quiet and shy, and Rose-Red, dark-haired, outspoken and lively, are two little girls living with their mother in a small cottage by the woods. They give shelter on a winter night to a kindly bear, who treats them gently and returns every night. In the summer, the girls encounter a wicked dwarf whose beard is stuck in a tree. Freeing the dwarf, the girls are met with loud u…

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Summary, Analysis, and Review of Cal Newport's Deep Work PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Summary, Analysis, and Review of Cal Newport's Deep Work: Rules for Success in a Distracted World includes a summary of the book, review, analysis & key takeaways, and detailed About the Author sec…

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Summary, Analysis, and Review of Ryan Holiday's Perennial Seller PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Ryan Holiday's Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts includes a summary of the book, a review, analysis & key takeaways, and a detailed About the Author section.…

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Set aside your preconceptions of postcard scenery, chocolate and cheese, faceless bankers, and spotless cities. The real Switzerland is anything but bland. This small, multilingual, and fiercely independent country at the heart of Europe is full of surprises.Culture Smart! Switzerland reveals the human dimension of this enigmatic country. It provides a historical overview, explores Swiss values an…

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As if juggling a life with half-a-dozen kids, including triplets, isn’t enough, Steve Tate receives the life-altering news that one of his triplets, Hayes, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. The once-star collegiate football player finds himself fighting for his son’s life. This memoir takes you through the various challenges he faced raising a family of six kids and balancing a career, all whi…

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Cross suggests that the most important, and often overlooked, duty for a CEO is thinking about how to improve his or her business and how to be a leader. He conveys why strategy and execution, while important, should take a back seat to authenticity and responsibility, and that the essential elements of the CEO role can be accomplished in several 60-minute sessions every week. Executives may fill…

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America's favorite jungle hero returns for a third time in The Beasts of Tarzan. The legendary Tarzan claims his birthright title as Lord Greystoke, and starts a small family with his now wife Jane. But just when things were going right, the evil Rokoff kidnaps his infant son Jack, luring Tarzan into a trap. After Rokoff exiles him on an island near the African coast, Tarzan uses his skills learne…

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In this fable about what happens to liars and boasters, a gentleman's collar decides to marry and proposes to various female objects, embroidering his accomplishments and good qualities at every turn.

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For this striking, stripped-down account of youth immigration, Villalobos interviewed teens at various stages of the immigration process to illustrate their stories—the physical and emotional difficulties of their travels. He then changed certain elements of these stories in order to protect the children's identities. Each chapter brings forth the voice of one young immigrant's experience, from cr…

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In 1933, Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. A year later, all parties but the Nazis had been outlawed, freedom of the press was but a memory, and Hitler's dominance seemed complete. Yet over the next few years, an unlikely clutch of conspirators emerged - soldiers, schoolteachers, politicians, diplomats, theologians, even a carpenter - who would try repeatedly to end the Fuhrer's genocidal…

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In The Red Shoes, a peasant girl named Karen is adopted by a rich old lady and grows up vain and spoiled. She is so enamored of a new pair of red shoes that she wears them to church in spite of a warning to only wear black shoes there. She soon learns that ignoring that warning was a bad idea: a mysterious old soldier at the church charms the red shoes with a tap of his hand. This cautionary tale…

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Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 40 million adult Americans. This accessible guide provides listeners with an overview of anxiety: what it is, who gets it, how to recognize it, what the major causes are, how a small amount of anxiety can actually help motivate us, and what the dangers of letting more severe anxiety go untreated are. Dr. Small discusses the…

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In The Story of a Mother, a mother, watching over her sick child, briefly closes her eyes, and Death comes. Rushing outside to pursue Death, she encounters various spirits who offer conditional advice. When she finally finds her child, Death offers her a terrible choice. First published in 1847, this story has been adapted for film several times.

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Each year, the storyteller, Hassan, gathers listeners to the city square to share their recollections of a young, foreign couple who mysteriously disappeared years earlier. As various witnesses describe their encounters with the couple, Hassan hopes to light upon the details that will explain what happened to them, and to absolve his own brother, who is in prison for their disappearance. But is th…

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Everyone becomes a philosopher with a drink in hand, but Whiskey and Philosophy takes this natural pairing to a new level. From the first reference to Scotch in 1494 in the records of King James IV of Scotland to Hillary Clinton tossing back that famous shot of Crown Royal during the 2008 campaign, this spirited book captures the history of whiskey, its various forms, and its associated philosophi…

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Videos

This documentary tells the true story of two longtime foes of Adolf Hitler: propagandist Sefton Delmer and Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer. During the dying days of the Third Reich, these two men, in very different ways, helped bring about the fall of Hitler's regime. In Germany, Bonhoeffer spoke boldly against the evil of Nazism and called the church to turn away from its complacency; meanwhile, in En…

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Jose Ferrer won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the large-nosed swordsman with a poet's soul. He had played the role many times on Broadway, but his performance was captured for the ages in Stanley Kramer's 1950 production. The New York Times' Bosley Crowther wrote that Ferrer spoke Edmund Rostand's poetic dialogue with richness and clarity such as only a few other actors have managed on the…

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Clint Belmet (Cooper) is a frontier scout with his hands full in this 1931 Paramount Pictures version of Zane Grey's novel. He is helping guide a wagon train across the country, fighting off various attacks on the way and falling for the lovely Felice (Lily Damita). Belmet's grizzled companions think that he should leave the woman alone, but it gets lonely out on the trail, and Felice's charms are…

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This documentary explores our national security as it pertains to our land borders, waterways, private and public airports prior to September 11, 2001, up to present time. The film's interviewees narrate the film. The documentary features such people as the senior council to the 9/11 commission, undercover federal agents, local and state law enforcement entities and retired senior special agents.…

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While cruising the South Seas with friends aboard a sailing yacht, Steve Drexel bets his friends that he can survive on a remote desert island with nothing but a toothbrush. Once the wager is set, Steve and his dog swim ashore and begin to recreate their Park Avenue world by way of various “Rube Goldberg” type contraptions constructed from local materials. With these handmade implements, the light…

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In this feature doc, filmmaker Sara Martins examines why a growing number of North American women past their thirties, such as herself, are delaying or altogether avoiding getting married—and how their respective cultures regard them. She offers up fascinating and relevant insights into how the cultures and ethnicities that make up the diverse populations of Canada and the United States regard mar…

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This Oscar winner for Best Documentary was the official World War II Government film statement identifying the various enemies of the Allies. Prelude to War was the first film in Frank Capra's seven-film Why We Fight film series and is preserved at the National Film Registry as mandated by the United States Library of Congress. Featuring narration by Walter Huston, plus archival footage of Adolph…

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Anne Perry started out as a good writer, but has won greatness inch by inch by reading other authors, listening to editors and agents, and adapting techniques from other creators. Now you, too, can have a lesson from an author who The New York Times has called 'First Rate,' and who's included in the 100 Masters of the crime genre; who's sold 25 million copies worldwide to continuing critical accla…

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In a four-part series that will appeal to history buffs and dedicated ramblers alike, Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from Britain's past. In each program, Tony follows a route that allows him to explore on foot both the history of a particularly colorful historical period or event and the spectacular la…

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In a four-part series that will appeal to history buffs and dedicated ramblers alike, Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from Britain's past. In each program, Tony follows a route that allows him to explore on foot both the history of a particularly colorful historical period or event and the spectacular la…

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In a four-part series that will appeal to history buffs and dedicated ramblers alike, Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from Britain's past. In each program, Tony follows a route that allows him to explore on foot both the history of a particularly colorful historical period or event and the spectacular la…

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Children's Videos

Do you know what it takes to run a farm? Gail Gibbons uses her signature combination of clear and informative wording, with plenty of illustrations to explore life on a farm throughout the year. Kids will see the work required to take care of various kinds of animals, as well as indoor chores necessary to maintain the farm. Showing how activities change from one season to the next, Gibbons explain…

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Gail Gibbons combines clear, simple wording with her signature illustrations to present all the steps involved in building a house. From the architect who draws the plans, through the various types of workers who construct it, to the family who will make the house their home, each aspect is explained with bright colors and diagrams. Children can easily follow along as construction begins at the gr…

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Have you ever wondered how bridges don't fall down or how really old buildings stay standing up? In the How Do series, viewers are welcome to guess along with the rest of us?and then explore the science behind the right answers. Basic principles of architecture and engineering, including an introduction to bridges, locks, arches, columns, and skyscrapers, are explored through diagrams, photos, and…

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