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Great Gildersleeve, Volume 20 - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA822
The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 20

6 hours - Audio CD Set

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The Great Gildersleeve
Volume 20
For many listeners, The Great Gildersleeve was a weekly show they would not miss, almost feeling as if the characters were family. They tuned in as Leroy and Marjorie grew up, even getting to be a part of Marjorie and Bronco’s marriage and the birth of their children. Gildy experienced the hilarious and even heartbreaking struggle of life and love. This sort of storytelling gave listeners a connection to The Great Gildersleeve that is still present and effective today.
The Great Gildersleeve took advantage of a device usually reserved for soap operas or movie matinees - serial storylines. Beginning with the Widow Ransom’s pursuit of Gildy, having stories spread over several episodes became somewhat a standard for the show. These events that took up several episodes often revolved around Gildy’s love life and the chaos that ensued, but other things were used as well, such as Gildy running for Mayor and getting fired from his job. In 1948, a baby was left in Gildy’s car, leading to one of the most popular serials within the show.
The Great Gildersleeve also took chances with its format and cast in ways other shows would not. Actress and singer Lillie Randolph played Birdie Lee Coggins, the maid in charge of the Gildersleeve household. While she was written to fit a stereotype early on, writers John Whedon and Sam Moore added dimensions to Birdie that Randolph took to immediately. Birdie proved to be spirited as the show progressed, able to stand toe to toe with Gildersleeve and usually prove smarter than him. She was not afraid to share her thoughts, but always did so in a respectful manner. This made the character appealing to all listeners and crossed racial boundaries others could not.
Visit Summerfield and laugh with and at The Great Gildersleeve in the twelve original broadcasts in The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 20, complete with Kraft Foods commercials and restored to sparkling digital quality.
#255 In Trouble With Bessie's Boy Friend
Wednesday, September 24, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#256 Teaching Leroy Borrowing and Finance
Wednesday, October 1, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#257 Beautiful Visitor at the Bullards
Wednesday, October 8, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#258 Marjorie's Baby Tending Assignment
Wednesday, October 15, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#259 Congressman Gildersleeve
Wednesday, October 22, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#260 Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 29, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#261 Hayride
Wednesday, November 5, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#262 Gildy Swindled on a Fur Coat
Wednesday, November 12, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#263 Leroy in School Play
Wednesday, November 19, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#264 Thanksgiving - Tom Sawyer Raft
Wednesday, November 26, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#265 Fiscal Report Due
Wednesday, December 3, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#266 Christmas Shopping
Wednesday, December 10, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft

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5 of 5 The Great Gildersleeve April 11, 2019
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