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Great Gildersleeve, Volume 5 - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA344
The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 5


 
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The Great Gildersleeve
Volume 5


The Great Gildersleeve became one of radio's most successful situation comedies, and sixty years after it left the airwaves, it continues to be a favorite among old-time radio fans. As portrayed by Peary, the Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve character — who, on Fibber McGee, had a pronounced larcenous streak — mellowed considerably, settling into the comfortable role of kind and loving uncle to his niece and nephew. Assisted in the running the household by housekeeper Birdie Lee Coggins (Lillian Randolph). Outside the home, Gildersleeve's closest association was with Judge Horace Hooker (Earle Ross), with whom he had many battles during the first few broadcast seasons.
 
Singer and actor Harold Peary who brought the pompous and cantankerousness Gildersleeve to life, began his radio career back in 1923. A first generation American born to Portuguese parents, Peary’s real name was José Pereira de Faria ; but he changed it to make it easier to find work in the entertainment industry. While he had his own show as a singer, The Spanish Serenader, in San Francisco, it was only when he moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1937. It was Chicago when his career began to take off and soar when he became a regular on Fibber McGee and Molly because of his ability to voice and portray many different characters and their nationalities.
 
It was writer Don Quinn who thought up the name of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve. Quinn named McGee’s nemesis that name because it was the most pompous name he could think of. Gildersleeve’s middle name remained one of radio’s most endearing mysteries until Fibber McGee and Molly found Gildersleeve’s personal dairy and began reading it in the October 22, 1940 episode of the Fibber McGee and Molly show. The full name of Fibber’s friendly nemesis is Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve.
 
So sit back and enjoy the twelve original broadcasts offered in this collection and presented exactly as broadcast, complete with commercials for Kraft Foods.
 
#27 Fortune Teller
Sunday, March 1, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#29 Ten Best Dressed
Sunday, March 15, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#30 Gildy's New Neighbors
Sunday, March 22, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#31 Gildy Writes to Servicemen for Marjorie
Sunday, March 29, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#34 Leroy Sells Flower Seeds
Sunday, April 19, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#35 Gildy's Goat Horace
Sunday, April 26, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#36 Ship Christening
Sunday, May 3, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#37 Mystery Voice
Sunday, May 10, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#38 College Chum Visits
Sunday, May 17, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#40 Dinner for Judge Hooker
Sunday, May 31, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#41 The Sneezes
Sunday, June 7, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#42 Gildy Produces a Play
Sunday, June 14, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft

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reveiew May 16, 2017
Reviewer: Michael Saval from Reston, VA United States  
I really enjoyed it. it hystical

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