Everything For The Boys

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.


43397. Everything For The Boys. January 18, 1944. NBC net. "The Petrified Forest". Sponsored by: Autolite. The first show of the series. "The Petrified Forest" is performed by Ronald Colman and Ginger Rogers. The format of the program featured a drama, then a phone call (actually shortwave radio) from a serviceman overseas to the family back home. Two servicemen in England request the sounds of an ice cream soda. Ronald Colman, Ginger Rogers, Robert Sherwood (author), Arch Oboler (adaptor), Jim Bannon (announcer). 29:35. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

97099. Everything For The Boys. January 25, 1944. Blue Network. "Knuckles". Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. Two wealthy passengers are menaced by the ship's captain. After the drama, two American avaitors in Honolulu are heard by shortwave. Ronald Colman (host), Irene Dunne, Jack London (author), Arch Oboler (adaptor), Frank Martin (announcer). 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48584. Everything For The Boys. February 1, 1944. NBC net. "Lost Horizon". Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. An abridged visit to Shangri-La. A phone call to Algeria. Ronald Colman, Janet Blair, Norman Field, Mercedes McCambridge, James Hilton (author), Arch Oboler (adaptor), Frank Martin (announcer), Gordon Jenkins (arranger, conductor). 30:09. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

48583. Everything For The Boys. February 8, 1944. NBC net. "Berkeley Square". Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. "A romance that transcends time," with Ronald Colman. A "man from today" returns to the London of "yesteryear." A phone call to two strangers in Australia. The system cue has been deleted. Ronald Colman, Arch Oboler (adaptor), Greer Garson, Gordon Jenkins (arranger, conductor), J. L. Balderston (author). 29:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

48378. Everything For The Boys. February 15, 1944. NBC net. "A Man To Remember". Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. The story of the life of a country doctor who leaves an estate of little money, and much, much more. Ronald Colman reads, "High Flight." A soldier in Europe tells Bob Burns that their new weapon was named after his "Bazooka." Bob plays, "Hitler's Funeral March" on his bazooka. Ronald Colman, Bob Burns, Gordon Jenkins (arranger, conductor), Arch Oboler (adaptor), Mark Twain (author). 29:53. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

48379. Everything For The Boys. February 22, 1944. NBC net. "The Women Stayed At Home". Sponsored by: Autolite. Ronald Colman reads a love poem by Helen Deutsch. An overseas call in placed to Port Moresby in New Guinea. Ronald Colman, Arch Oboler (writer), Mercedes McCambridge, Gordon Jenkins (arranger, conductor), Helen Deutsch (writer). 29:59. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

41948. Everything For The Boys. March 7, 1944. NBC net. "Of Human Bondage". Sponsored by: Autolite. A message to soldiers in Iceland after the drama. Arch Oboler, Bette Davis (host, narrator), Frank Martin (announcer), Gordon Jenkins (composer, conductor), Hans Conried, Ronald Colman, W. Somerset Maugham (author). 29:34. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

42140. Everything For The Boys. March 14, 1944. NBC net. "The Ghost Goes West". Sponsored by: Autolite. Conversations by shortwave with servicemen in Chunking, China. Ronald Colman (host, performer), Harry Cowan (author), Arch Oboler (adaptor), Anne Baxter, Gordon Jenkins (composer), Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra, Frank Martin (announcer). 29:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

45417. Everything For The Boys. March 21, 1944. NBC net. "The Girl In The Road". Sponsored by: Autolite. A drama about a girl hitch-hiker with the problems of war on her thumb. A conversation with two Canadian soldiers in Naples. The system cue has been deleted. Ronald Colman (host, performer), Martha Scott, Arch Oboler (writer), Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra. 29:09. Audio condition: Good. Complete as above.

45416. Everything For The Boys. March 28, 1944. NBC net. "An Ostrich In Bed". Sponsored by: Autolite. A conversation with two G.I. 's in the South Pacific. Ronald Colman (host, performer), Joan Bennett, Arch Oboler (writer). 27:24. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

45419. Everything For The Boys. April 4, 1944. NBC net. "The Living Book". Sponsored by: Autolite. A chat with two G.I's in Fairbanks, Alaska fails to take place due to poor shortwave reception. Ronald Colman (host, performer), Mercedes McCambridge, Lou Merrill, Dennis Day, Bob Bailey, Arch Oboler (writer, director). 30:03. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

45418. Everything For The Boys. April 11, 1944. NBC net. "The Citadel". Sponsored by: Autolite. A drama about a doctor who cares for money than for healing. A conversation with G.I.'s in Cairo fails due to poor shortwave conditions. Ronald Colman (performer, host), Ida Lupino, Arch Oboler (director), A. J. Cronin (author), Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra, Frank Martin (announcer). 29:58. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

48587. Everything For The Boys. April 18, 1944. NBC net. "The Jarvis Bay Goes Down". Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. Guest Ella Logan sings a song dedicated to the U. S. Rangers, "Got A Date With A Ranger." Ronald Colman reads the story of the sinking of The Jarvis Bay, an Australian freighter with a brave captain and crew. Well done! A phone call is made to Numea, New Caledonia. The system cue has been deleted. Ronald Colman, Ella Logan, Gene Fowler (writer), Meredith Willson (composer), Gordon Jenkins (conductor). 29:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

48588. Everything For The Boys. April 25, 1944. NBC net. "Death Takes A Holiday". Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. Ingrid Bergman sings, "As Time Goes By." A phone call to Naples, Italy. The system cue has been deleted. Albert Casella (author), Arch Oboler, Frank Martin (announcer), Gordon Jenkins (composer, conductor), Hans Conried, Ingrid Bergman, Luis Van Rooten, Ronald Colman. 29:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

59761. Everything For The Boys. May 2, 1944. NBC net. "Buried Alive" ("Holy Matrimony"). Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. A famous British artist switches identities with his dying valet to get the peace and quiet he craves. A phone call is placed to a Marine base in the Pacific. Ella Mae Morse sings, "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" for the G.I.s. The program closing has been deleted. Ronald Colman (host), Arnold Bennett (author), Arch Oboler (adaptor), Gordon Jenkins (music), Ruth Chatterton, Ella Mae Morse. 29:25. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

62196. Everything For The Boys. May 9, 1944. NBC net. "This Above All". Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. Ronald Colman and Olivia de Havilland appear in, "This Above All." A British deserter during the Blitz finds romance before it's too late. The program features a radio conversation with two Canadians stationed in England. The program closing has been deleted. Ronald Colman (host, performer), Olivia De Havilland, Eric Knight (author), Harry Cronman (adaptor), Arch Oboler (director), Gordon Jenkins (music). 29:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

49040. Everything For The Boys. May 16, 1944. NBC net. "Blythe Spirit". Sponsored by: Autolite. The radio premier of the drama by Noel Coward. An Englishman tries to cope with the ghosts of his two dead wives! A conversation with two soldiers in New Guinea. The program is slightly upcut, with the final commercial tag-line and system cue deleted. Ronald Colman (host, performer), Noel Coward (author), Loretta Young, Edna Best, Mercedes McCambridge, Arch Oboler (adaptor), Gordon Jenkins (composer, conductor). 29:01. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

49041. Everything For The Boys. May 23, 1944. NBC net. "Quality Street". Sponsored by: Autolite. After the drama, a conversation with two soldiers stationed in Australia. The final commercial tag and system cue have been deleted. Ronald Colman (host, performer), James M. Barrie (author), Arch Oboler (adaptor), Agnes Moorehead, Maureen O'Sullivan, Gordon Jenkins (composer, conductor), Frank Martin (announcer). 29:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

97100. Everything For The Boys. May 30, 1944. Blue Network. "The House I Live In". Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. An adaptation and amplification of the Academy Award-winning short film. It's strange to hear this without the voice of Frank Sinatra (who was heard in the film). After the drama, two soldiers in the South Pacific are heard by shortwave radio. Dinah sings, "It Had To Be You" and "I Had A Man." Ronald Colman (host, narrator), Dinah Shore, Arch Oboler (writer), Lillian Randolph (singing the role of "a colored woman"), Bea Benaderet, Joseph Kearns, Gordon Jenkins (composer, conductor), Earl Robinson (composer), Lewis Allen (composer), Frank Martin (announcer). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

99104. Everything For The Boys. June 7, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Auto-Lite (commercials deleted). The first tune is, "The San Fernando Valley" (written by Jenkins). "The Auto-Litel Light Opera" is a medley of tunes about the home front.Dick and Helen chat by telephone with two Coast Guardsmen in the Pacific. Dick Haymes (m.c.), Frank Martin (announcer), Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra, Helen Forrest. 27:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

22030. Everything For The Boys. July 11, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Autolite. Two phone calls are place to Marines in the Pacific. Effective radio, a good show! Dick Haymes, Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra, Judy Garland, Frank Martin (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

12544. Everything For The Boys. July 18, 1944. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Pretty Kitty Blue Eyes." AFRS #(replacing Kay Kyser 91). Dick Haymes (host), Virginia O'Brien, Ella Mae Morse, Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra, Frank Martin (announcer), Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 29:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66171. Everything For The Boys. August 1, 1944. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. AFRS replacing Eddie Condon #22. Eddie Condon AFRS #22 would have been dated October 28, 1944, but the show may be from August 1944, or some other date. It appears to be a composite of (at least) the programs of August 1, 1944 and Auguest 15, 1944). The first tune is "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?" Dale sings a sultry "The Very Thought Of You." Dick Haymes (host), Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra, Frank Martin (announcer), Gloria De Haven (guest), Dale Evans (guest). 30:03. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

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