Clara, Lu and Em

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.


73290. Clara, Lu and Em. July 5, 1934. NBC net. Sponsored by: Palmolive Soap. The girls hire a New York "hack" and take a horsedrawn ride around town. Louise Starkey, Isobel Carothers, Helen King, Tiny Ruffner (announcer). 14:46. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

73291. Clara, Lu and Em. June 28, 1935. NBC net. Sponsored by: Super Suds ("Packard-A-Week" contest). The program originates from Chicago. Lu has received her passport. She's really going to get married! Wedding and going-away presents...it just doesn't seem real. Louise Starkey, Isobel Carothers, Helen King, Jean Paul King (announcer). 14:17. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

73292. Clara, Lu and Em. July 1, 1935. NBC net. Sponsored by: Colgate. The program originates from Chicago. Preparations for the wedding continue. A case of measles adds a complication. The last show of the season. Louise Starkey, Isobel Carothers, Helen King, Jean Paul King (announcer). 14:17. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

83042. Clara, Lu and Em. 1936. Blue net, Chicago origination. The program has been described as, "The first soap opera in broadcast history." This program is a comedy/variety format. The girls have a real estate problem, they're going to build a house. The date is approximate and might be as early as 1931. The recording starts with an orchestral arrangement of, "You." An announcement at the end of the program is made that "this recording is for audition purposes only." This might indicate an audition recording or an air show with a legal disclaimer spoken at the conclusion. Louise Starkey, Isobel Carothers (She died in January, 1936. This recording is either dated before her death or is using another actress), Helen King, Clark Dennis, Harry Cogan and His Orchestra, Bob Brown (announcer). 25:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

73293. Clara, Lu and Em. January 6, 1936. NBC net, WGN, Chicago aircheck. Sponsored by: Palmolive Soap ("Complexion Brush" premium). Which is the weaker sex? What should the president wear when addressing Congress? Louise Starkey, Isobel Carothers, Helen King, Jean Paul King (announcer). 14:33. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

83043. Clara, Lu and Em. June 26, 1936. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Frigidaire. 9:00 P.M. The first show sponsored by Frigidaire. The girls consider buying a house. The second tune is, "Lost." Isobel Carothers died in January, 1936. This indicates that either the date above is incorrect or Isobel Carothers had been replaced. The Busse band swings out with, "Let Yourself Go." Louise Starkey, Helen King, Henry Busse and His Orchestra, The Commodores Quartet, Fort Pearson (announcer). 30:17. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

39833. Clara, Lu and Em. August 18, 1936. Body of show only. The snapshot contest. Louise Starkey, Isobel Carothers, Helen King. 10:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

39834. Clara, Lu and Em. August 25, 1936. Body of show only. Contributions to a book of poetry. Louise Starkey, Isobel Carothers, Helen King. 11:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

39879. Clara, Lu and Em. September 8, 1936. NBC net. Body of show only. "Claustromania," or, a fear of Man-In-The-Street programs. Louise Starkey, Isobel Carothers, Helen King. 11:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

Report contains 9 programs.