Hazel Markel Comment

Hazel Markel was a columnist for the Washington Daily News. She also was the Mutual Broadcasting System’s women’s commentator. She hosted a 15-minute daily program for the network. Although most newspapers listed the program by title only, like this entry in the Mt. Vernon Register-News, Mt. Vernon, IL, occasionally a little more would be added…

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AMC Movies to Go – The Stratton Story

This single cassette version of the Lux Radio Theatre’s production of The Stratton Story, starring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson, was issued in 1999 (AMC 6030). The show was originally broadcast on February 13, 1950. Besides the entire show, the tape also includes commentary from AMC’s Jeffrey Lyons, who talks about both Stewart and Allyson’s…

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WMAL-AM Interviews

In Jimmy Stewart on the Air, we listed two appearances on radio station WMAL-AM (630) by Mr. Stewart. Both of these shows remain unavailable, but we can add a little information to what is known about them, including that fact that one was incorrect. The first appearance came on August 24, 1951. A closer examination…

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The Voice of the Army

This digital collection was issued for download and streaming in 2010 by FQ Old Time Radio Shows. Forty 15-minute shows from this series were included. Only one had Stewart as its star. Stewart starred in Flying Dutchman, which was Program # 448 and was broadcast in June of 1949. 000

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Photoplay Awards Dinner

The Photoplay Awards Dinner honoring the 1949 Gold Medal Award winners was broadcast by ABC on February 13, 1950. Jimmy Stewart was named favorite actor for his work in The Stratton Story, while Jane Wyman was the favorite actress for Johnny Belinda. They are seen in the photo below from the Pottstown Mercury, Pottstown, PA,…

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Favorite Holiday Stories

This 3-CD set was released by Radio Spirits (48212) and features two Lux Radio Theatre productions – It’s a Wonderful Life (March 10, 1947) with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, Miracle on 34th Street (December 22, 1947) starring Maureen O’Hara and Edmund Gwenn and The Campbell Playhouse of A Christmas Carol (December 23, 1938) starring…

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Ziegfeld Girl – Soundtrack

At the time the film was released, there was no soundtrack album. There were however several 78 RPM records of songs from the soundtrack issued.Amond the songs issued were: You Stepped Out of a Dream (Nacio Herb Brown/Gus Kahn), I’m Always Chasing Rainbows (Harry Carroll/Joseph McCarthy), Too Beautiful to Last (Marty Symes/Ruth Lowe) and Minnie…

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