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  Fibber McGee and Molly - The Lost Episodes, Volume 11 - 6 hours [Download] #RA694



 
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Fibber McGee and Molly - The Lost Episodes
Volume 11




Throughout the 1940s, network radio was a powerhouse, dominating home entertainment. But, by the mid-1950s, things had changed; television had rapidly taken the place of radio and, in most American homes, people who used to faithfully listen to their radio favorites were now gathering around their TV sets to watch their favorite shows.

Many stars and shows made the transition to television, proving just as popular on the tube as they had been on the radio, but others - for a variety of reasons - didn't make the switch. The comedy team behind one extremely popular show, in fact, made the decision NOT to go to television - and, by 1953, they assumed they were on the verge of a well-earned retirement.

Jim and Marion Jordan had been the stars of "Fibber McGee and Molly" for nearly twenty years. The series had been a ratings grabber almost from the start, entertaining millions of listeners from that familiar address at 79 Wistful Vista. At the urging of Johnson's Wax, their long-time sponsor, they had actually filmed a TV pilot, but both were dissatisfied with the results. Fact was, after twenty years in radio - and a decade or so of vaudeville before that - the Jordan's, weren't particularly interested in putting on make-up, memorizing lines, and sweating under hot lights in a TV studio.

Their network, however, had other ideas - and so, in the fall of 1953, "The Fibber McGee and Molly Show" was reborn as a fifteen-minute daily series on NBC Radio. Starring Jim and Marion, along with co-stars Bill Thompson, Arthur Q. Bryan, and a host of talented radio veterans, the prerecorded show began airing twice a day five times a week - once in the early afternoon and once in the early evening. The result was three more seasons of hilarious entertainment, heard by a surprisingly large listening audience that enjoyed the antics of Fibber and Molly thru the spring of 1956.

Despite being prerecorded, once episodes of this new series were aired, the shows went into a vault at NBC Hollywood seemingly never to be heard again. Luckily, a few years ago, RadioArchives.com unearthed almost the entire run of the series - well over 500 episodes - on the original NBC transcription discs, the same recordings used to air the shows originally in the 1950s. So far, we've released ten multi-CD sets of these shows, fully restored for truly sparkling audio fidelity - and now we're excited to be offering "Fibber McGee and Molly: The Lost Episodes, Volume 11" featuring twenty-four more broadcasts, just as originally aired in November and December of 1955.

The twenty-four shows in "Fibber McGee and Molly: The Lost Episodes, Volume 11" haven't been heard since they originally aired over fifty years ago - and they're just as delightful and entertaining now as they were way back then. If you've been collecting these long-lost shows in the earlier sets released by RadioArchives.com, you'll want to get this latest collection to enjoy with your whole family.

Here is the complete content of this fully restored audio collection:

Sewing on a Button
Friday, November 18, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

The Practical Joke
Monday, November 21, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

What's McGee to Do?
Tuesday, November 22, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

The Peanut Machine
Wednesday, November 23, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

Shopping for a Turkey
Thursday, November 24, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

McGee Safeguards His Health
Friday, November 25, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

McGee's Invention
Monday, November 28, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

A Box of Cigars
Tuesday, November 29, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

Smoking Again
Wednesday, November 30, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

A Visit from Mrs. Compost
Thursday, December 1, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

Feeding the Dog
Friday, December 2, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

The Mysterious Letter
Monday, December 5, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

Who is Mary Ellen Strongheart?
Tuesday, December 6, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

Solving the Mystery
Wednesday, December 7, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

Collaborating with Wallace Wimple
Thursday, December 8, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

The Gas War
Friday, December 9, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

A Gift for Doc Gamble
Monday, December 12, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

Investments Incorporated
Tuesday, December 13, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

Investments Require Confidence
Wednesday, December 14, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

The Investment Pays Off
Thursday, December 15, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

Repairing the Vacuum Cleaner
Friday, December 16, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

Mail the Package, McGee!
Monday, December 19, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

McGee's Hideout
Tuesday, December 20, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

The Christmas Sign
Wednesday, December 21, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, multiple sponsors

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