Category Archives: Music

1944 in Print — Erskine Johnson

April 3, 1944 And here’s a little feature from Erskine Johnson on a singer named Yvette (Elsa Harris) … or is she Elsie Silvers? From the Miami News. About these ads

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Poor Pauline,’ Parody Sheet Music

  “Poor Pauline,” courtesy of Indiana University. While sheet music was sold and manufactured beginning in the 1700s, only in the late 1880s did its sales truly take off, when Tin Pin Alley music companies began springing up. By 1900, … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Linda Darnell Visits ‘Abbott and Costello,’ March 23, 1944

March 23, 1944 It’s Thursday in 1944, which means we have: — Linda Darnell is the guest on “The Abbott and Costello Show,” with the current popular hit “Speak Low.” Courtesy of Otrrlibary.org via Archive.org. — “The Dinah Shore Program.” … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Betty Hutton Visits ‘Orson Welles Radio Almanac,’ March 22, 1944

March 22, 1944 It’s Wednesday in 1944, which means we have: — Betty Hutton is the guest on “Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — Earl Wrightson is the guest on “To Your Good Health,” a musical program, from … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Constance Bennett Visits ‘Bill Stern’s Sports Newsreel,’ March 17, 1944

March 17, 1944 It’s Friday in 1944 and today we have: — Andy finally located Madam Queen in “The Amos ‘N’ Andy Show.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — Constance Bennett is the guest on “Bill Stern’s Sports Newsreel.” Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Charles Laughton on ‘Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac,’ March 15, 1944

March 15, 1944 It’s Wednesday in 1944, and today we have: — Charles Laughton is the guest on “Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac.” More jokes about the income tax. Courtesy of Archive.org. — “The Lone Ranger.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — Baritone … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Dinah Shore and Frank Sinatra on ‘Command Performance,’ March 11, 1944

March 11, 1944 It’s Saturday in 1944 and today we have: — “The Adventures of Jungle Jim.” In episode, Jim and the crew are fighting the Japanese. Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org. — Dinah Shore, Ginny Simms and Frank Sinatra on “Command … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘Amos ‘N’ Andy’ and ‘The Lone Ranger,’ March 10, 1944

March 10, 1944 It’s Friday in 1944, and today we have: — Andy is still looking for Madam Queen on “Amos ‘N’ Andy.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. “The Lone Ranger.” … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Lucille Ball on ‘Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac,’ March 8, 1944

March 8, 1944 It’s Wednesday in 1944, and today we have: — Lucille Ball is the guest on “Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac.” More income tax jokes. Courtesy of Archive.org. — Lionel Barrymore, Eddie Cantor and Connie Haines, plus the Pied … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘The Letter,’ With Bette Davis and ‘Gay Divorcee’ With Frank Sinatra, March 6, 1944

March 6, 1944 It’s Monday in 1944, and today we have a nice lineup: — “The Letter” with Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall in their original roles and Vincent Price as Howard Joyce, is this week’s production of “Lux Radio … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Kay Kayser’s Kollege of Music Knowledge, March 5, 1955

March 5, 1944: It’s Sunday in 1944, and today we have: — “CBS World News.” American bombers are making daylight raids on Nazi installations in France. There are some great first-person accounts of combat. Courtesy of Archive.org. — Kay Kyser’s … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Kate Smith on ‘Command Performance,’ March 4, 1944

March 4, 1944 It’s Saturday in 1944, and today we have: — Rona turns traitor in “The Adventures of Jungle Jim.” Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org via Archive.org. — Kate Smith is the guest on this week’s “Command Performance,” which salutes the … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘Abbott and Costello’ and ‘Kraft Music Hall,’ March 2, 1944

March 2, 1944 It’s Thursday in 1944, and today we have: — Hedda Hopper is the guest on “Abbott and Costello.” This week, the boys decide to start a newspaper. Listen for the line about the L.A. Examiner. Courtesy of … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘The Lone Ranger’ and ‘Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac,’ March 1, 1944

March 1, 1944 It’s Wednesday in 1944, and today we have: — “The Lone Ranger.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — “Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — “To Your Good Health,” a musical program, from the House of Squibb. From … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Jack Benny and Groucho Marx, Feb. 26, 1944

Feb. 26, 1944 It’s Saturday in 1944 and today we have: — Jack Benny is Groucho Marx’s guest on “Blue Ribbon Town.” Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org. — “The Clue in the Clouds” on “Casey, Press Photographer.” It’s a helicopter! Courtesy of … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Kay Kyser on ‘Amos ‘N’ Andy,’ Feb. 25, 1944

Feb. 25, 1944 It’s Friday in 1944 and today we have: — Kay Kyser and the writers of “Sunday, Monday or Always” on “Amos ‘N’ Andy.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — “The Rainmaker” on “The Lone Ranger.” Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org. — … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Dinah Shore and Phil Silvers, Feb. 24, 1944

Feb. 24, 1944 It’s Thursday in 1944 and today we have: — “The Dinah Shore Program.” Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org — Phil Silvers is the guest on “The Kraft Music Hall” with Bing Crosby. Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org. — “Mr. Keen, Tracer … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac,’ Feb. 23, 1944

Feb. 23, 1944 It’s Wednesday in 1944 and today we have: — “The Lone Ranger.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — It’s Ash Wednesday in 1944, according to “Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac.” With guest Hedda Hopper and gags about bobby-soxers! Courtesy of … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Cecil B. DeMille on ‘Burns and Allen’

Feb. 22, 1944 It’s Tuesday in 1944 and today we have: — Cecil B. DeMille is the guest on “Burns and Allen.” Courtesy of Archive.org. —Phil Baker, the host of “The $64 Question,” is the guest on “Duffy’s Tavern.” Courtesy … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, Feb. 21, 1944

Feb. 21, 1944: Did you recognize a young Patrice Munsel in this cover photo?  Alfred Eisenstaedt photographs Washington’s home at Mount Vernon and the featured movie is “Cover Girl.” And strange satiric drawings by actor Peter Helmers. Courtesy of Google.

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