American Cancer Society – “This is…” Announcements

Mr. Stewart and many others, including Janet Leigh, Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Jane Wyman, Claudette Colbert, Kirk Douglas, Jackie Gleason, Burt Lancaster, Esther Williams and others, appear on this 1958 disc (108156B). The disc was issued to radio stations on a 16-inch, 33 1/3 RPM record. Stewart also appeared in “This is…” announcements in 1957…

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Report to the Nation

This CBS program was a mixture of news remotes and re-creations of news events via dramatized skits. Jimmy Stewart appeared on the program on March 20, 1943. Since, at this time, Stewart was serving in the Air Corps, it is likely that his contribution was pre-recorded. Douglas Edwards was the show’s host and Woody Guthrie…

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New York Closeup

New York Closeup was hosted by Jinx Falkenburg and Tex McCrary and, in fact was usually shown as Tex and Jinx in newspaper listings. The one-hour NBC program was broadcast mornings beginning at 8:30 a.m. Although his name doesn’t appear in the following New York Times listing, Jimmy Stewart was a guest on the show…

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Crusade for Freedom PSA

This 16-inch, 33 1/3 RPM disc was issued to radio stations in 1956 by the Crusade for Freedom (F60146), in support of Radio Free Europe. Besides Stewart, Walter Brennan, Bing Crosby, Alan Ladd, Art Linkletter, Pat O’Brien, Dick Powell, Robert Stack, Dinah Shore, Jack Webb and Barbara Stanwyck also provide messages on the disc. We…

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Boys’ Club Public Service Announcements

This series of celebrity public service announcements for the Boys’ Clubs of America was issued on a 16-inch transcription disc playing at 33 1/3 RPM (Columbia YTNY 10644). Those heard on the disc included Jimmy Stewart, J. Edgar Hoover, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. The disc is not in general circulation, but is available at…

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La Habitacion Roja – James Stewart

La Habitacion Roja (The Red Room) released their self-titled album in Spain in 1998 (Grabasciones En El Mar GELMAR123). One of the songs on the album was James Stewart. The song is basically an instrumental, but at the end someone says, “It’s a wonderful life, it’s a wonderful life…sometimes,” in a computer generated voice. The…

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