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Lux Radio Theatre - Comedians - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA370
Lux Radio Theatre - Comedians


 
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The Lux Radio Theatre
Comedians
Liner Notes by Nick Santa Maria
 
 
"Lux Presents Hollywood!"
 
Get ready to LAUGH! What better medicine is there than some good solid belly laughs? That’s what we are offering here.
 
First on the bill is radio favorite, Bob Burns (of the Bazooka fame) starring with ace character actor , Thomas Mitchell in Clarence, based on a Booth Tarkington novel. This is the story of an ex-soldier who moves in with a family and sharing in their troubles.
 
Next, we present those hilarious denizens of Wistful Vista, Fibber McGee and Molly in Mama Loves Papa. This time they are playing roles originally done by Charlie Ruggles and Mary Boland. Ruggles and Boland were teamed quite often at Paramount Studios during the 1930s. In this one Marion plays a social climbing wife who prods her happy-go-lucky husband (Jim) to accept a civic position.
 
Next up is Strike Up the Band, starring the team of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland repeating their original film roles. Bing Crosby’s longtime orchestra leader John Scott Trotter actually fills in for Paul Whiteman in this production...playing Paul Whiteman! Incidentally, featured song, Our Love Affair became a hit.
 
Up next is Buck Privates, featuring the great Abbott and Costello. This is based on their breakout film for Universal Studios. Cecil B. DeMille let’s down what’s left of his hair and allows the boys to ad lib to their heart’s content.
 
It Happened on 5th Avenue is next. It’s the story of a hobo who inhabits the same abandoned mansion every winter, while the owners are summering down south. It’s based on director Roy Del Ruth’s 1947 film production. It’s a sweet holiday film presented here with four of the original stars, Victor Moore, Charlie Ruggles, Gale Storm, and Don DeFore.
 
And finally, Dennis Day starring in Top ‘O the Morning playing the role originated by Bing Crosby in the Paramount film. This is the story of an investigator sent to Ireland to find out who has stolen Blarney Stone...and blarney it is, as Barry Fitzgerald recreates his original role.
 
This collection is the perfect gift for any and all of your loved ones. After all, there is nothing so potent as the gift of laughter. Meticulously restored by Radio Archives.
 
Nick Santa Maria, a published film historian and author, is the Project Producer for this series.
 
#160 Clarence
Starring Bob Burns and Thomas Mitchell
Monday, January 24, 1938 - 60:00 - CBS, sponsored by Lux Soap
 
#258 Mama Loves Papa
Starring Fibber McGee and Molly
Monday, April 8, 1940 - 60:00 - CBS, sponsored by Lux Soap
 
#279 Strike Up the Band
Starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland
Monday, October 28, 1940 - 60:00 - CBS, sponsored by Lux Soap
 
#321 Buck Privates
Starring Abbott and Costello, Benny Rubin
Monday, October 13, 1941 - 60:00 - CBS, sponsored by Lux Soap
 
#572 It Happened on Fifth Avenue - Dress Rehearsal
Starring Victor Moore and Charlie Ruggles
Sunday, May 18, 1947 - 60:00 - CBS, sponsored by Lux Soap
 
#782 Top o' the Morning
Starring Dennis Day and Barry Fitzgerald
Monday, March 17, 1952 - 60:00 - CBS, sponsored by Lux Soap

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