Box Office

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


88433. Box Office. May 29, 1942. Mutual-Don Lee net, KHJ, Los Angeles origination. Sustaining. A public service broadcast by the motion pictures theatre owners of America. Starting tomorrow, war bonds and stamps will be sold at motion picture theatre box offices. The first tune is, "Chin Up, Cheerio, Carry On" (which includes an off-mike vocal). Clem Kadiddlehopper goes to the movies. A Meredith Willson original song, "Gangway, You Rats," is worth listening to. The show features a dramatized montage, as a fallen American asks, "Was my death in vain?" Edward Arnold (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Red Skelton, Harriet Hilliard, Rise Stevens, Irene Manning, Marjorie Main, Cary Wilson, Leif Wheatland, The Max Terr Singers, Lee Sweetland, Robert Poole. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110768. Box Office. May 29, 1942. Mutual net, KFI, Los Angeles origination. A program celebrating Memorial Day and marking the start of war bond sales in movie theatres, starting tomorrow. A variety show, with obviously little or no rehearsal. Lee Sweetland sings Meredith Willson's new war song, Gangway." Edward Arnold (host), The Max Terr Chorus, Irene Manning, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Red Skelton, Harriet Hilliard, Marjorie Main, Rise Stevens, Kerry Wilson, Lee Sweetland, Robert Poole (speaking on behalf on west coast theatre operators). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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