All-Star Radio Shows

For your travels and enjoyment here’s a collection of 4th of July themed old-time radio shows.

We begin with an episode of “Calling All Cars” rom July 4th, 1934 

Next is The Chase & Sanborn Hour celebrating the 4th of July 1937 with a fantastic array of guest stars – ZaSu Pitts, Dorothy Lamour, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Hoagy Carmichael, Don Ameche and more!

“Avalon Time” follows with Red Skelton’s “4th Of July Picnic”

Concert homage to George Gershwin on the 4th of July 1942 with Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Edward Arnold and the Paul Whiteman Orchestra among others

From 1945 the “Bell Telephone Hour” starring Bing Crosby

The Frances Langford 4th Of July Show from 1947, “Taking Holly To First Country Club Dance”

“Hollywood Calling” with host, Dick Powell from 1949 with guests Audie Murphy, George Murphy, Jane Russell, Jane Powell, Jimmy Durante, Ronald Reagan and more!

Howard Duff stars in “The Adventures of Sam Spade” from July 4, 1948

J. Carrol Naish stars in this episode of “Life With Luigi” from July 4th, 1949

Also from July 4, 1949 “Our Miss Brooks” starring Eve Arden

 

Happy 4th of July!

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