Fresh Air

On March 21, 2016, this popular NPR program spotlighted the book, Hollywood Hoofbeats The Fascinating Story of Horses in Movies and Television, by Petrine Day Mitchum (Perseus Distribution). The show was hosted by Terry Gross, with Dave Davies conducting the interview of Mitchum. One of the last horses talked about in the interview was Pie,…

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Lux Radio Theatre – June Bride

June Bride had been a 1948 film starring Bette Davis and Robert Montgomery. When it was produced by the Radio Theatre on August 29, 1949, Miss Davis reprised her film role as Linda Gilman, but the Montgomery role of Carey Jackson was filled by Jimmy Stewart. Co-starring with these two were Betty Lynn as “Boo”…

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Hollywood Guys & Dolls Volume Two

The 23-track CD was issued in 1994 (Parrot Records PARCD006). Track #13 is from Jimmy Stewart’s appearance on the Bing Crosby radio show of March 10, 1948. Besides Jimmy’s song, a bit of dialogue between he and Bing is also included. This CD and volume one from the same series were later combined into a…

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Hedda Hopper’s Diary

We weren’t quite sure what we were going to get when we bought this 16-inch disc issued by the Treasury Department’s War Finance Division (ND5-MM-11376); the show is not dated, but most likely in from 1945. This article appeared in the October 3, 1945, edition of Variety. This is most likely one of the discs…

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Arthur Godfrey Time #2

As first outlined in Jimmy Stewart on the Air, Jimmy made a second appearance on Arthur Godfrey Time on August 24, 1962. This was more than fifteen years after his first appearance on July 30, 1947. The information for this show comes from an article in the Pacific Stars and Stripes, Tokyo, Japan, on August…

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Buy Bonds From Jimmy Stewart

As outlined in Jimmy Stewart on the Air, Mr. Stewart appeared on program #23 of the U.S. Treasury Department’s public service program, Guest Star. Win Elliot was the show’s host; Mary Small is vocalist and Denes Agay the orchestra leader. At the time the book was published, the date of the program was in question…

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The Greatest Show on Earth – Soundtrack

The eight songs featured in the soundtrack of the film are released by RCA in 1952 in four different formats. This partial RCA ad from the March 1, 1952, issue of Billboard magazine mentions several of the different formats: RCA LPM 3018 (10-inch, 33 1/3 RPM album) Stewart’s clown character, Buttons, appears on the cover…

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