June Bride at 78 RPM

We recently added this 6-disc, 78 RPM set of the Lux Radio Theatre’s broadcast of June Bride to our collection. The show starred Jimmy Stewart and Bette Davis and was broadcast on August 29, 1949. The 12 record labels are all basically the same, except for the “a” or “b,” the side of the record…

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Jimmy Stewart vs. Guy Lombardo

The Princeton Alumni Weekly (Vol. XXXI, No. 11), dated December 5, 1930, had a story about its upcoming production of The Tiger Smiles. Both the article and the play were written by Joshua Logan. Notice that Logan did not spell Stewart’s name correctly, spelling it “Stuart.” A few days later, on December 10, 1930 (Vol…

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Bill of Rights Program

A special set of six 12-inch, 78 RPM records of the December 15, 1941, broadcast of We Hold These Truths was prepared for each of the participants in the program. The sets were made by Studio & Artists Recorders of Hollywood, CA. The records were housed in a six sleeve album stamped with the name…

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Destry Rides Again – Exploitation Record

According to the record’s label, the disc was “Prepared & serviced by Universal Pictures for and to motion picture theatres solely for use in the exploitation of the film Destry Rides Again.” The recording was meant to be played in theater lobbies before and/or after films so that patrons could hear it as they were…

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Born to Dance – Other Contemporary Artists

Although no soundtrack album was issued at the time of the film’s release, there were many 10-inch, 78 rpm, singles issued. Five of the film’s songs were released, including Easy to Love, Hey Babe Hey, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Rap Tap on Wood and Swingin’ the Jinx Away.Most of the music included here…

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Voice of the Stars (No. 3)

The 10-inch 78 RPM disc was issued in the U.K. (VS3 – CA-15670). According to the label, this record was issued on behalf of the Cinematograph Trade Benevolent Fund. Stewart and Margaret Sullavan are heard in a short scene from the 1936 film, Next Time We Love. This same clip had been used on the…

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After the Thin Man Soundtrack

After the Thin Man was released at the end of 1936. It starred William Powell and Myrna Loy. Stewart got third billing. There was no soundtrack issued for the film, but one song, Smoke Dreams (Nacio Herb Brown/Arthur Freed), was recorded by several artists. The hit version was issued by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra…

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Music from Seventh Heaven

No soundtrack has ever been issued for this 1937 film starring Stewart and Simone Simon. The title track, Seventh Heaven (Sidney D. Mitchell/Lew Pollack), was recorded by at least two different artists. Melotone 7-05-26 – Rudy Vallee and his Connecticut Yankees Decca 1226 – Abe Lyman, vocal chorus by Donald King Neither version charted. Sheet…

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