Good News Of 1938

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.


78608. Good News Of 1938. November 4, 1937. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first show of the series. The first tune is, "Follow In Our Footsteps." Judy Garland is introduced as being fourteen years old; her name is mispronounced. She was actually over age fifteen. Jeannete MacDonald and Allan Jones sing selections from, "Firefly." Host Robert Leonard was the director of the film of the same name that opened the next day. Alan Jones sings, "Donkey Serenade," possibly for the first time on the air. A spectacular show! Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Robert Leonard (m. c.), Ted Pearson (announcer), George Murphy, Eleanor Powell, Igor Gorin, Judy Garland, Buddy Ebsen, Sophie Tucker, Irene Franklin, Cliff Edwards, Fritzie Fraganza, Ann Pennington, Jeanette MacDonald, Allan Jones, Louis B. Mayer, C. M. Chester (president of General Foods). 59:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

77199. Good News Of 1938. December 23, 1937. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Bulova Watch (local), Lucky Lager (local). The program originates from Sound Stage #30 at MGM. The program celebrates the completion of the film, "Rosalie." The program starts with a "Concert-Swing" version of, "Who." Nelson Eddy, Eleanor Powell, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Ilona Massey, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Jimmy Stewart (m.c.), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Louis B. Mayer, Ted Pearson (announcer). 61:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45547. Good News Of 1938. December 30, 1937. Program #9. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Bulova Watch (local). Daddy tells Baby Snooks a story. Freda Starr, a thirteen year old singer from Brooklyn, sings, "Romantic Life." Myrna Loy and Jimmy Stewart appear in a skit about newlyweds. Fanny Brice plays a Jewish lady with a winning sweepstakes ticket. Edie Adams sings. A skit by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly features Hanley Stafford and Frank Morgan. Lionel Barrymore describes a "name the movie" contest. Jimmy Stewart (host, performer), Frank Morgan, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Ted Pearson (announcer), Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Freda Starr, Myrna Loy, Wallace Beery, Cedric Gibbons (MGM art director), Edie Adams, Lionel Barrymore. 59:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

10054. Good News Of 1938. February 10, 1938. Program #15. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee (Bulova Watch local spot). The first tune is,"I Double Dare You." Baby Snooks and Daddy prepare for a dinner visit by Daddy's boss. Frank Morgan tells about his new car, and his trip to Europe. Fanny Brice as a French man-crazy singer. The program's featured drama is, "Of Human Bondage," by W. Somerset Maugham. Alan Jones and Betty James sing a duet. Virginia Bruce, Jimmy Stewart, John Carradine, Betty James, Gale Gordon, Robert Taylor (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Allan Jones, Ted Pearson (announcer). 59:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

45551. Good News Of 1938. February 17, 1938. Program #16. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. Daddy tries to teach Baby Snooks how to tell time. Jack Conway, director of "A Yank At Oxford," appears. The cast does a skit called, "Epilogue To Love." Jack Benny tries to "improve" the program and does a torrid love scene with Fanny Brice! Allan Jones, Fanny Brice, Frank Morgan, Hanley Stafford, Jack Benny, Jack Conway, Maureen O'Sullivan, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Robert Taylor, Ted Pearson. 59:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45548. Good News Of 1938. March 10, 1938. Program #19. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Lucky Lager (local), Westfield Watches (local). Baby Snooks helps (?) Daddy do his income tax, MGM's physical trainer is interviewed. "Transient In Arcadia," with Rita Johnson and Robert Taylor. Robert Montgomery and Virginia Bruce plug their new movie, "The First One Hundred Years." Fanny Brice sings, "My Man." The cast does a newspaper skit. Robert Taylor (host, performer), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Ted Pearson (announcer), Frank Morgan, Connie Boswell, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Rita Johnson, Robert Montgomery, Virginia Bruce. 60:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45550. Good News Of 1938. March 24, 1938. Program #21. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Lucky Lager (local). Baby Snooks isn't much help as Daddy tries to rehearse a speech. Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs appears. Robert Montgomery and Rita Johnson appear in, "Happy Birthday To You." Lewis Stone and Mickey Rooney plug "Judge Hardy's Children," and do a scene from the film. Snooks "helps" with a Maxwell House commercial and sings a charming parody of, "Thanks For The Memory." Frank Morgan (host), Ted Pearson (announcer), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Gabby Hartnett, Connie Boswell, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Robert Montgomery, Rita Johnson, Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney. 59:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45549. Good News Of 1938. March 31, 1938. Program #22. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Bulova Watch (local), Lucky Lager (local). Connie Boswell sings "The Gypsy In My Soul," Louis B. Mayer speaks from London from the premier of "A Yank At Oxford." Jack Conway, the film's director, is also heard. The program features a "Baby Snooks and Daddy" skit. Una Merkel reads her essay, "The Real Robert Taylor." Frank Morgan tells the story of "Tchaikovsky, The Flea." The cast does its version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Robert Taylor (host, performer), Ted Pearson (announcer), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Frank Morgan, Connie Boswell, Louis B. Mayer, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Jack Conway, Una Merkel, Gilbert Russell. 60:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

46697. Good News Of 1938. April 14, 1938. Program #24. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Bulova Watch (local). The first tune is, "It Seems To Be Spring." Daddy tries to find out why Uncle Louie is angry at Baby Snooks. Judy Garland sings a duet with Baby Snooks. Dress designer "Adrian" discusses fashion. Judy sings, "College Swing." Frank Morgan, the well dressed man. The featured play is "The Hebrides," by Irving Reis, with Hanley Stafford, Florence Rice, Robert Taylor. Frank Morgan, the historian, recalls Napoleon and Josephine (with the help of Fanny Brice). Bernarr McFadden presents Freddie Bartholomew with an award for his performance in "Captain Courageous." A short portion is missing from McFadden's interviews. Robert Taylor (host), Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Judy Garland, Adrian, Frank Morgan, Irving Reis (writer), Florence Rice, Ted Pearson (announcer), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Bernarr McFadden, Freddie Bartholomew. 59:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

46702. Good News Of 1938. May 5, 1938. Program #27. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Gruen Watches, LeRoy's, Bulova Watches (local). The first tune is "Oh Mama." Robert Young's second appearance as host. Frank Morgan plans to open a personal escort service. Baby Snooks and Daddy in a railroad station restaurant. A scene from "Manhattan Melodrama," with Clark Gable, Florence Rice, Cedric Wilson, Robert Young, Una Merkel. Robert Young (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Ted Pearson (announcer), Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Clark Gable, Florence Rice, Cedric Wilson, Una Merkel. 60:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

46279. Good News Of 1938. May 19, 1938. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Leroy's Jewelry (local). The first tune is, "Something Tells Me." Frank Morgan recalls his days as an opera singer, and sings an aria from, "Pagliacci." Douglas MacPhail sings. Baby Snooks and Daddy arrive at their beach house. The first performance of, "The MGM Theatre Of The Air," which is what the dramas on future programs are called, is presented. "Dark World," by Arch Oboler is heard. Joan Crawford does an extended soliloquy. Frank Morgan brags about his friendship with Joan Crawford (Morgan blows a line and cracks up Joan Crawford on the air). "If Men Went To The Market As Women Do." Arch Oboler, Douglas MacPhail, Fanny Brice, Frank Morgan, Hanley Stafford, Joan Crawford, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Robert Young, Ted Pearson. 60:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

46282. Good News Of 1938. May 26, 1938. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first tune is "The Latin Quarter." Daddy tries to sneak out to the prize fights, and Baby Snooks isn't of much help! Una Merkel imitates (?) Greta Garbo. Robert Montgomery and Virginia Bruce do a scene from "Yellowjack." Composer Gus Kahn tells about song writing. Fanny Brice sings "I Was A Flora Dora Baby." Verna Felton appears in one of the commercials. The final minute or so of the program has been deleted. Douglas MacPhail, Fanny Brice, Gus Kahn, Hanley Stafford, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Robert Montgomery, Robert Young, Ted Pearson, Una Merkel, Verna Felton, Virginia Bruce. 58:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

10055. Good News Of 1938. June 9, 1938. Program #32. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee (Bulova Watch, Leroy's Jewelers local spots). The first tune is "Hooray For Hollywood." Fanny sings "Second Hand Rose." Baby Snooks and Daddy at the doctor's office. Frank Morgan relates his career as an orchestra conductor. Guest is Nat Finston, music director for MGM. Drama: "By Advice Of Counsel," by Blanche Firth Ullman. With Rita Johnson, Robert Taylor, Robert Young. Frank Morgan brags about his champion dog. "If Men Bought Automobiles As Women Do." Robert Taylor gets an award from "Radio Stars" magazine. About thirty seconds have been deleted from the middle of the show. Blanche Firth Ullman (writer), Douglas MacPhail, Fanny Brice, Frank Morgan, Hanley Stafford, Mary Martin, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Rita Johnson, Robert Taylor, Robert Young, Ted Pearson. 60:12. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

46280. Good News Of 1938. June 16, 1938. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first tune is "Wide Open Spaces." Frank Morgan gets steamship tickets. Mary Martin sings. Baby Snooks "helps" Daddy recover from a hangover. "Thicker Than Water," by Milton Geiger, with Robert Taylor, Wright Kramer, Freddy Bartholomew. "Hollywood," written by Ed Sullivan, is sung by Fanny Brice. Ed Sullivan is also heard. Douglas MacPhail, Ed Sullivan, Fanny Brice, Frank Morgan, Freddie Bartholomew, Hanley Stafford, Mary Martin, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Milton Geiger (adaptor), Robert Taylor, Robert Young, Ted Pearson, Wright Kramer. 59:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 14 programs.