This upload contains 141 episodes of the old time radio show, The Treasury Star Parade. Sponsored by the United States Treasury Department during World War II, the show featured stars from Hollywood and the music industry to encourage the purchase of War Bonds to support the war effort. The 15-minute shows usually consisted of a musical act or a play featuring a Hollywood star. The show was unabashedly patriotic, extolling the virtues of buying bonds to finance the war effort and the needs to the home front to do everything they could to support the boys overseas. The show was the predecessor to Guest Star, a similar show sponsored by the Treasury Department airing from 1947 into the 1970s to encourage the purchase of United States Savings Bonds.
The dates, episode numbers and titles are believed to be correct based on available information, but any corrections are welcome.
Disclaimer: By uploading these files, I make no claim to ownership or copyright. These recordings have been acquired from publicly available sources on the Internet, and my goal has been to put together a collection of every available episode where possible. I will add to these collections if I discover new episodes or if any new episodes become available. Additionally, while I tried to put together a collection that contains the best version of each episode that I could, there may be better copies of some recordings available from collectors and dealers, and I encourage you to reach out to them if you are so inclined. We OTR enthusiasts owe a huge debt to those who have worked tirelessly to discover, acquire and preserve these recordings. My role here has been to organize the files I have, verify the dates, episode numbers and titles as best I could from available sources, and correct and rename the files accordingly. My goal is to ensure these excellent artistic expressions of our past are preserved for this and all future generations, and I hope that by uploading all of my files here in a uniform and organized system, they will be easily accessible for all.