MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN COLLECTING OLD TIME RADIO SHOWS FOR A LONG TIME NOW. HE LISTENS TO THEM WHILE HE IS WORKING IN THE DARKROOM.
WE THOUGHT WE WOULD SHARE THEM WITH OTHERS SO THEY COULD ENJOY THEM ALSO.
The Ford Theater has an interesting history and reflects the change in radio to adapt to the popularity of Hollywood. It began as a show that wished to distinguish itself from Hollywood-leeching old time radio shows such as Lux Radio and Academy Award Theater. The show stared good but not famous New York Radio performers. Producer George Zachary attempted to use genres popular radio stars rather than Hollywood stars. This version of the show was marked by minimal success and low ratings thus Zachary was replaced with Fletcher Markle, husband to radio legend Mercedes McCambridge.
Markle made a reputation for flashy-high budget shows such as Studio One. The second version included a star-studded cast in which no expense was spared. The Ford Theater also moved west, it starred the top Hollywood celebrities including Jack Benny, Marlene Dietrich, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball, Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, and many others. This move made the show a hit old time radio show with these top named Hollywood performers.
THERE ARE 27 Episodes ON 1 CD AND THEY ARE IN MP3 FORMAT. THEY WILL PLAY ON ANY COMPUTER AND SOME CD PLAYERS THAT ARE MARKED PLAYS MP3s. YOU CAN EASILY BURN THEM TO A CD SO YOU CAN PLAY ON YOUR CAR SYSTEM. I HAVE THEM ON MY ZUNE AND ONE OF MY FRIENDS HAS THEM ON HIS I-POD. REMEMBER THEY ARE IN MP3 FORMAT AND WILL NOT PLAY ON MOST CD PLAYERS.
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