Hallmark Hall of Fame

NOTE: This program was originally posted on November 21, 2015, but in researching a new post, it couldn’t be found. Somehow it has disappeared from the site. So, if it looks familiar to some of you, it’s because you’ve seen it before. For others, it will be brand new. Stewart appeared on just one program…

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The Golden Treasury

We recently found the following article on the WOW News Tower (Vol. 18, No. 3), published by Radio and Television Stations WOW, Omaha, NE. Stewart is listed as one of the guests on the NBC program. The guests read famous poems and passages from literature. The show was hosted by David Ross. Normally, newspapers simply…

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Weekend: Cover Story

On January 30, 1955, NBC’s Weekend Cover Story was an analysis of the Strategic Air Command. Jimmy Stewart, a World War II pilot, was one of the guests. This listing is from The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN. The show aired from 2-4 p.m. The program is not available, so Stewart’s contribution is not known. 000 Read More

United We Stand

The main purpose of this special program was to promote and raise money for the USO and the work it would be doing. The special program was broadcast by NBC-Blue, CBS and MBS from 9:30-10 p.m., Eastern time. Bob Trout was the show’s announcer. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA, printed a story about the show…

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U.S. Air Force Anniversary Program

To mark the first anniversary of the United States Air Force (formed September 18, 1947), NBC broadcast a 30-minute radio special on September 16, 1948. The show was produced and directed by Jack Lyman. The announcer was Hal Gibney and Henry Russell directed the chorus and orchestra. The program is not in general circulation, but…

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Hollywood Personality Parade

Hollywood Personality Parade was a 15-minute radio program syndicated by Selznick Productions. It was hosted by Gayne Whitman. A show was produced for the Carole Lombard-Jimmy Stewart film, Made for Each Other. The film was released in the U.S. on February 10, 1939, so this program would have aired about that same time. No newspaper…

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That’s Entertainment Part 2

Following the success of the 1974 film, That’s Entertainment, MGM produced this sequel which went into general circulation in the U.S. on May 17, 1976. Like its predecessor, this was a retrospective of MGM films released from the 1930’s into the 1950’s. Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire served as hosts for the film. Scenes from…

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Fibber McGee and Jimmy

No, Jimmy Stewart never acted on the Fibber McGee and Molly radio program. However, as we outlined in our book, he did appear on four different programs to promote his own show, The Six Shooter. That show had recently changed its broadcast day from Sunday to Thursday and these spots were meant to alert listeners…

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The Rare Breed – Radio Spots

Universal Pictures released a 7-inch, 45 RPM disc on red vinyl featuring six different radio ads for the film, The Rare Breed, when the film was released in 1966. All of the spots featured Stewart’s voice in dialogue from the film. CPM 7-122 There were two 60-second spots: two 30-second spots: and two 20-second spots:…

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