December 15, 2009 Subject:
In the 1940's
Having read the two reviews above this one, you two make me feel old:)
One day after school, Ramona Grammer School at Normandie and Santa Monica the N/E corner, a buddy asked me over to his house, as we walked by a store front building, with large glass windows, we could see people sitting in chairs, and a small stage where others were moving around. This was just about three doors west of Normandie, and on the south side of Fountain. Inside, (the current address is 5108 Fountain Avenue), we found Marvin Miller who was the announcer at the time, a very friendly person, Haddie McDaniel, and others. After that it was a regular thing for my buddy and I to go there and be in a couple of those chairs. I would have to put this at about 1945/1946. Haddie McDaniel told my buddy and I more than once, "you two stay in school and get an education."
The Jan. 28, 1954 broadcast opens with the recognisable voice of announcer Johnny Jacobs, whose cry of "Here come the Newlyweds!" opened one of Chuck Barris' Productions most popular TV shows in the 60s and 70s.
The programme is sustaining, with Johnny plugging one of Arthur Godfrey's umpteen shows, and goes into great explanation about Stan Freberg's first CBS offering.
Alice Harris is played by Jean Vander Pyl, known to cartoon fans as Wilma Flintstone. Harry Henderson is Hugh Studebaker, who appeared as Silly Watson on Fibber McGee and Molly when it was based in Chicago. Loosetooth is Roy Glenn, who appeared several times as Roy, Rochester's friend, on the Jack Benny radio show.
Writers Arthur Julian and Hal Kanter went into television; Julian worked on a number of Hogan's Heroes.
The RadioGoldIndex says Elvia Allman is on this show, but she doesn't appear in the credits and can't be heard in the broadcast.
The writing isn't strong, but the characters work well together.
March 31, 2008 Subject:
I had seen and uploaded some of the TV version, So I'm glad to hear the radio version. It's great!
Historical Value: 5/5
Artistic Value: 3/5
General Entertainment Value: 4/5
Sound Quality: 4/5