Friday Foto Follies: Vintage St. Paddy’s Day

Céad míle fáilte!

Let’s celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in vintage style.

Here’s to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold pint and another one!

The sights…

The sounds…

Fred Allen’s Town Hall St. Patrick’s Day show from March 17, 1937. Allen gets a special shout out, by the way, since he died on this day in 1956

From March 17, 1941 it’s The Burns and Allen Show and “St. Patrick’s Parade”


Red Skelton brings you 1942 St. Patrick’s Day fun


From 1946, a show honoring Lionel Barrymore, Hedda Hopper and St. Patrick, The Radio Hall of Fame


Jack Benny celebrates St. Patrick’s Day on his show in 1947


From March 17, 1949, The Abbott and Costello Show, “It Was His First Square Meal”


Have Gun Will Travel offer a change of pace with this 1960, old-time radio goodie, “Irish Luck”


From 1952 a Lux Radio Theatre presentation of “Top O’ the Mornin'” starring Dennis Day, Ann Blyth and Barry Fitzgerald


Slán go fóill and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

5 thoughts

      1. Those other people are always mislabeling things. There was a video of Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer singing Baby, It’s Cold Outside that was on YouTube misidentified as Doris Day and Bing Crosby. Now, I can get confusing one group of pretty girls with another group of pretty girls, but singers! Geesh.

        Had a great day. Watched The Quiet Man with family and was praised for my baking. Chef of the Future!

        1. Yay!! One of these days I’m stopping by for a hit of your baking! 🙂 LOTS of other people as I checked many places and they all labeled The Lane Sisters. Grrrrr

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