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Great Gildersleeve, Volume 16 - 6 hours [Download] #RA812D
The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 16
 
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The Great Gildersleeve
Volume 16
 
 
Writing team Sam Moore and John Whedon left The Great Gildersleeve in 1947. Although a string of writers came behind them, the core of the show, the true heart of the program didn’t shift. Gildersleeve and his family and friends were so fully realized by this point that writers simply had to keep the stories fresh and new in content; the characters were almost alive enough to do that on their own. Even when a new actor took over the lead role, The Great Gildersleeve didn’t skip a beat for several years, continuing to turn out stories fans enjoyed and came back each week to hear.
 
The serialized aspect of The Great Gildersleeve, introduced by Moore and Whedon, did not just allow for wonderful storytelling and character development. Because they had a platform to tell continuing tales, writers John Whedon and Sam Moore were able to make Summerfield even more real.
 
Even though most of the stories took place within an eight-block radius in Summerfield, the writers made the locale authentic simply by recreating a 1940s era small town on the air, replete with patriotism and antics. Also new characters, like neighbor Bullard would be added throughout the show. Also, writers expanded on existing characters around Gildy, adding to the feel that the people in the show were real and lived just down the street, and could come and go like anyone in any town.
 
Listeners could get a real idea of just how small Gildy’s Water Commissioner office was. The audience almost felt like they could gather around the old rickety piano with The Jolly Boys. Summerfield became the town everyone wanted to live in. Whedon would carry the concept of this sort of small town into his work in the 1960s on The Andy Griffith Show.
 
Tune in to the twelve original broadcasts of The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 16 as they originally aired, to find out just what sort of love and trouble Gildy gets into. Presented as they originally aired, complete with Kraft Foods commercials and restored to sparkling digital quality.
 
#207 Petition Against Trolley Car House
Sunday, April 21, 1946 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#208 Leroy Wants a Pony
Sunday, April 28, 1946 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#209 Gildy in a Rut
Sunday, May 5, 1946 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#210 Leila's New Boy Friend
Sunday, May 12, 1946 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#211 Leroy Learns to Dance - Party for Ethel
Sunday, May 19, 1946 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#212 Flashback - Meets Leila Ransome
Sunday, May 26, 1946 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#213 Flashback - Plays Cyrano, Meet Eve
Sunday, June 2, 1946 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#214 Flashback - Jolly Boys 4th of July Picnic
Sunday, June 9, 1946 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#215 The Commissioner Turns Off the Water
Wednesday, September 18, 1946 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#216 Gildy's New Spruce Scent - Leila Engaged
Wednesday, September 25, 1946 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#217 Leila's Wedding Invitations
Wednesday, October 2, 1946 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#218 Leila Leaves Town
Wednesday, October 9, 1946 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review

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5 of 5 Gildy is always good September 4, 2018
Reviewer: Robert Dutton from Richmond, VA United States  
Having gone to sleep with Gildy and Fibber as a child, it is always good to listen again and relax in a world that seems always to focus on self, a world that can not understand nor accept honest humor.  Five stars are not enough!

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4 of 5 Great Gildersleeve, Volume 16 August 28, 2018
Reviewer: Donald C from Hudson, FL United States  
The sound for the programs of Volume 16  is much better than what is commonly available from other sites. The only caveat I would have to mention is that if you're expecting that "sounds like it was recorded yesterday" audio, you might be a bit disappointed. Many must have had some serious disk or tape damage HOWEVER, with the cleanup performed by Radio Archives, the dialog still comes through clearly. A much more pleasant listening experience. Well worth the investment if you're a Gildy fan.

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