Comedy Stars Of Hollywood

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.


78018. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. 1933. Program #34. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. Has Frank Brown really inherited a million dollars? The tax collector seems to think so. Frank plays, "A Little Dutch Mill" with plenty of xylophone notes. The date is approximate. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor), Frederick Shields (announcer). 13:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

78017. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. 1933. Program #33. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The first tune is, "Marching Along Together." Frank is going to be deported as an alien! He plays, "Pretty Polly Perkins" on his xylophone. The date is approximate. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor), Frederick Shields (announcer). 13:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

78016. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. 1933. Program #32. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The first tune is, "Inka Dinka Doo." In a change of format, Brown and Lavell are starting a small town radio school. The services of Don Wilson and Louise Fazenda have been dispensed with. The date is approximate. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor), Frederick Shields (announcer). 14:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

78015. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. 1933. Program #31. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. Kay is upset that her dog just died. Frank plays, "Margie" on the xylophone. Louise Fazenda is featured in a murder mystery. The date is approximate. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor), Don Wilson (m.c.), Frederick Shields (announcer), Louise Fazenda. 13:50. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

78014. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. 1933. Program #30. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The first tune is, "Without A Song," which concludes as if the band doesn't know what to do next. Kay is jealous of the girl Frank took to lunch. Frank plays, "Bye, Bye Blues" on the xylophone. Louise Fazenda interviews a failure! The date is approximate. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor), Don Wilson (m.c.), Frederick Shields (announcer), Louise Fazenda. 14:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

78013. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. 1933. Program #29. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. Kay is just back from golfing, Frank's xylophone solo is, "Cuddle Up A Little Closer." Louise Fazenda and the cast satirizes the entire evening on radio. The date is approximate. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor), Don Wilson (m.c.), Frederick Shields (announcer), Louise Fazenda. 14:27. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

78012. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. 1933. Program #28. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. Kay wants to sell the family car. Guest Louise Fazenda is interviewed about making movies. She's written her own play. The date is approximate. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor), Don Wilson (m.c.), Frederick Shields, Louise Fazenda. 13:12. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

78011. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. 1933. Program #27. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The first tune is, "I Kiss Your Hand, Madame." Gossip from Brown and Lavell, including a reference to the "new NRA idea" that helps to date the show. The National Recovery Act was passed in June, 1933. Guest Louise Fazenda has to lose ten pounds to get a movie part. The date is approximate. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor), Don Wilson (m.c.), Frederick Shields (announcer), Louise Fazenda. 14:13. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

78010. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. 1933. Program #26. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The first tune is, "La Paloma." Brown and Lavell engage in a bit of gossip. Guest Louise Fazenda tells it to the judge. She wants a divorce! The date is approximate. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor), Don Wilson (m.c.), Frederick Shields (announcer), Louise Fazenda. 14:08. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

78009. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. 1933. Program #3. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The next-door neighbors are being evicted. Don gives guest Louise Fazenda acting lessons. The date is approximate. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor), Don Wilson (m.c.), Louise Fazenda, Frederick Shields (announcer). 14:03. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

78008. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. 1933. Program #2. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. Kay tells about the big wedding she attended, three bridegrooms and six shotguns! Frank plays the xylophone. Guest Louise Fazenda giggles her way through a call with Don as a telephone operator. The date is approximate. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor), Don Wilson (m.c.), Louise Fazenda, Frederick Shields (announcer). 13:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

78007. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. 1933. Program #1. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The first tune is, "Little Wooden Shoe." Frank Brown not only tells jokes with Kay, he plays the xylophone, and does a nifty, "Bye, Bye Blues." The date is approximate. Roscoe Ates stutters his way through a description of his visit to the zoo. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor), Don Wilson (m.c.), Roscoe Ates, Frederick Shields (announcer). 14:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77995. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. July 12, 1935. Program #219. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The first tune is, "Anchor's Aweigh." A strange combination music and situation comedy format. Despite the title, there seems to be no "stars" on the show. The showboat "Bella Donna" is racing to Memphis. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor). 15:02. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

77996. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. July 15, 1935. Program #220. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The first tune is, "I'll See You In My Dreams." The steamboat "Bella Donna" is heading towards Anthrax, Tennessee. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor). 14:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77997. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. July 17, 1935. Program #221. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The first tune is, "Wondering." The showboat "Bella Donna" is heading up the river when the cylinder head explodes. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor). 14:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77998. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. July 19, 1935. Program #222. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The showboat "Bella Donna" is to present a show called, "The Three Musketeers," in Muscle Bound, Tennessee. The second tune is, "River, Stay Away From My Door" (on the musical saw). Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor). 14:22. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77999. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. July 24, 1935. Program #223. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The first tune is, "My Blue Heaven." The showboat "Bella Donna" is heading towards Happy Landing, Kentucky. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor). 14:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

78000. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. July 26, 1935. Program #224. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The showboat "Bella Donna" runs into a storm while trying to reach Giboon's Landing. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor). 14:19. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

78001. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. July 31, 1935. Program #225. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The first tune is, "Dear Old Southland." Frank piloted the showbat "Bella Donna" up the wrong channel and they're high and dry. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor). 14:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

78002. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. August 2, 1935. Program #226. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The first tune is, "Shine On, Harvest Moon." The showboat "Bella Donna" is still high and dry, so Kay and Frank decide to give the old ship a coat of paint. Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor). 14:44. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

78003. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. August 7, 1935. Program #227. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The showboat "Bella Donna" is still up a dry river bed. How about a game of Bridge? Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor). 14:37. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

78004. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. August 9, 1935. Program #228. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The first tune is, "I'll Do Anything That You Do." The showboat "Bella Donna" is still stuck in the dry river bed. To pass the time, Frank and Kay decide to attend a "colored Chattaqua meeting." Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor). 14:36. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

78005. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. August 17, 1935. Program #230. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The showboat "Bella Donna" has been refloated and has arrived at Cairo, Illinois. Tonight's play is, "The Gay Nineties." Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor), Sylvia Picker, Howard Sport (?). 14:52. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

78006. Comedy Stars Of Hollywood. August 21, 1935. Program #231. Syndicated. Sponsored by: Alka Seltzer. The showboat "Bella Donna" is still in Cairo, Illinois Frank and Kay are planning to sell the ship! Frank Brown, Kay Lavell, The Biltmore Concert Orchestra, Jascha Barovsky (conductor). 14:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

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