Good News Of 1940

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.


83223. Good News Of 1940. September 7, 1939. NBC net. Snooks has a toothache and doesn't want to go to the dentist. In a second scene, Snooks is at the dentist. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Frank Nelson (?). 13:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

159. Good News Of 1940. September 14, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first tune is, "Let's Say Hello To The Ladies," sung by Walter Huston. Walter Huston (host), Roland Young, Connie Boswell, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Tony Martin, Frank Morgan, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Frank Travis, Warren Hull (announcer). 31:25. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

83224. Good News Of 1940. September 21, 1939. NBC net. There's a heat wave in town, Daddy and Snooks can't get to sleep. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford. 7:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

83225. Good News Of 1940. September 28, 1939. NBC net. Daddy has to meet his boss at the airport, Snooks complicates the meeting. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford. 7:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

83192. Good News Of 1940. October 5, 1939. NBC net. Daddy takes Snooks to the horse races at the County Fair. Daddy bets $2 on a long shot named, "Mudnick." Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford. 7:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

83194. Good News Of 1940. October 26, 1939. NBC net. Snooks has to write a composition; she chooses chocolate cake as the topic. In a second skit, Daddy takes Snooks to see her first movie ("The Littlest Rebel" is described). Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Walter Huston, Paulette Goddard. 11:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

48706. Good News Of 1940. November 2, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first tune is "The Little Red Fox" (narrated by Warren Hull). Guests are Marlene Dietrich and Maxie Rosenbloom. Connie Boswell sings "Stormy Weather." Daddy takes Baby Snooks down to the train station to meet a rich uncle. "The First Act" by Robert Riley Crutcher is performed. It's a drama about an interesting bet on love, with Marlene Dietrich and John Lake. The entire cast appears in a college football comedy. Meredith Willson conducts the world premier performance of "American Serenade" by Louis Alter. This program may be dated November 16, 1939. Edward Arnold (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Warren Hull, Marlene Dietrich, Maxie Rosenbloom, Connie Boswell, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Robert Riley Crutcher (author), John Lake, Louis Alter (composer). 58:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48582. Good News Of 1940. November 9, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first tune is, "Chatterbox." Ed Gardner as "Archie," tells a story of "Duffy's Tavern" and sings a song about California. One of the very first (if not the first) comedy skits about "Duffy's." Daddy's checking account is overdrawn...which leads to a discussion with Baby Snooks about Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims. Roland Young describes his recipe and "Scream" file. Walter Huston and Nan Sunderland appear in, "The Commodore Marries," by Kate Parsons, adapted by Robert Riley Crutcher. The entire cast does a drama-comedy set in France in 1812. Meredith Willson introduces "American Lullaby," written by Duke Ellington. Edward Arnold (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Warren Hull (announcer), Ed Gardner, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Connie Boswell, Roland Young, Walter Huston, Nan Sunderland, Kate Parsons (author), Robert Riley Crutcher (adaptor). 59:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

48390. Good News Of 1940. November 16, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first tune is, "Are You Having Any Fun?" Maxie Rosenbloom quotes Shakespeare? Connie Boswell sings, "Jumpin' Jive." Daddy tries to explain astrology to Baby Snooks. Roland Young is in a very enlightened prison. "The Night Is Dark," by Shirley Ward; a drama about a "tough" kid's first hold-up. This program may be dated November 2, 1939. Billy Halop, Connie Boswell, Edward Arnold, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Maxie Rosenbloom, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Nadine Conner, Roland Young, Shirley Warde (writer), Warren Hull. 59:29. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

48707. Good News Of 1940. November 23, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first tune is, "Winter Wonderland." Connie Boswell sings, "Scatterbrain." Daddy's been called to jury duty, and tries to explain it to Baby Snooks. Guest Raymond Walburn ("The Deacon") tries his confidence game with turkeys. The band plays a fascinating arrangement of, "A Hundred To One." Walter Huston appears in, "Bright World," by Arch Oboler. "Here Comes The Pilgrims," a Thanksgiving comedy sketch "99 and 44/100 percent Puritan." The orchestra presents the world premier of "American Nocturne," by Dana Suisse. Edward Arnold (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Warren Hull (announcer), Connie Boswell, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Raymond Walburn, Walter Huston, Arch Oboler (writer), Dana Suesse (composer). 59:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48708. Good News Of 1940. November 30, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first tune is "Goody Good Bye." Baby Snooks learns a lot when Daddy tries to buy life insurance. Lou Holtz translates for a Hindu oboe player! Baritone Frank Travis sings. "Love In An Alley," by Charles Devine, adapted by Robert Riley Crutcher. The entire cast does a London drawing room comedy, "The Curse Of The Paddingtons" or "What Made The Tea Cozy?" Lou Holtz tells one of his "Sam Lapidus" stories. The orchestra presents the world premier of "American Song With Words," ("Arabesque") by Vernon Duke. Edward Arnold (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Warren Hull (announcer), Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Lou Holtz, Frank Travis, Charles Devine (author), Robert Riley Crutcher (adaptor), Fay Wray, Gale Gordon, Connie Boswell, Vernon Duke (composer). 59:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49039. Good News Of 1940. December 7, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The orchestra opens the show with, "The Waiter With The Water," with a vocal by Warren Hull. Daddy and Baby Snooks buy a building lot in the suburbs. Walter Huston stars in "Excursion," by Victor Wolfson. It's an interesting drama about the captain of a ferry, who is about to be retired after his vessel is turned into a garbage scow, adapted by Robert Riley Crutcher. Meredith Willson presents the world premier of, "American Caprice" by Morton Gould. Edward Arnold (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Warren Hull (announcer), Lou Holtz, Connie Boswell, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Frank Travis (baritone), Victor Wolfson (writer), Robert Riley Crutcher (adaptor), Walter Huston, Morton Gould (composer). 59:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49038. Good News Of 1940. December 14, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The program originates from Hollywood and New York. The first selection is a medley of tunes about New York, with a vocal by announcer Warren Hull. Baby Snooks gets psychoanalyzed! A radio preview of "The Great Victor Herbert," with Mary Martin, Alan Jones, and Walter Connolly. Baby Snooks and Lou Holtz sing a duet, and the entire cast joins in. Meredith Willson presents the world premier of, "An American Bacarole," by Henry Warren. Willson also plays the flute solo. Allan Jones, Connie Boswell, Edward Arnold, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Harry Warren (composer), Lou Holtz, Mary Martin, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Walter Connolly, Warren Hull. 59:16. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65394. Good News Of 1940. December 21, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The program features a "special preview" of "Gulliver's Travels" with Lanny Ross and Jessica Dragonette (from New York). The first tune is, "It's A Hap-Hap-Happy Day." Baby Snooks and Daddy talk about Christmas presents. Lanny and Jessica sing, "Make Believe." After a radio version of the film, Dave Fleischer tells how the picture was made. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Connie Boswell, Lou Holtz, Benny Rubin, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Lanny Ross, Jessica Dragonette, Edward Arnold (host), Warren Hull (announcer), Al Goodman and His Orchestra, David Fleischer, Robert Stevens. 59:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42409. Good News Of 1940. December 28, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first tune is, "We're All Together Now." Connie Boswell sings, "Stop, It's Wonderful." Fanny Brice and Hanley Stafford as Baby Snooks and Daddy go hunting. John Boles sings, "It Happened In Monterey." John Boles and Lucille Ball appear in, "Invitation To The Waltz," by Robert Riley Crutcher, a drama about a crusading newspaper editor out to tackle a corrupt city. Lou Holtz sings his famous "travesty" of "O Solo Mio" and the cast joins in. The world premier of, "An American Minuet" by Harold Arlen, commissioned for the program by Meredith Willson. Edward Arnold (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Warren Hull (announcer), Connie Boswell, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, John Boles, Lou Holtz, Benny Rubin, Lucille Ball, Robert Riley Crutcher (writer), Harold Arlen (composer). 59:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42688. Good News Of 1940. January 4, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first tune is, "Peace Brother." Connie sings, "I'm An Old Cowhand." Snooks annoys Daddy while he's listening to police calls on his new shortwave radio. Gale Gordon is heard as a police dispatcher. Ann Sothern and William Gargan appear in an original "Joe and Ethel Twerp" drama by Damon Runyon. William Gargan tries to ask Baby Snooks a riddle and messes it all up. The world premier of "American Concert March" by Ferde Grofe, commissioned by Meredith Willson, is performed. Ann Sothern, Brian J. Byrne (adaptor), Connie Boswell, Damon Runyon (author), Don Coe (director), Edward Arnold, Fanny Brice, Ferde Grofe (composer), Gale Gordon, Hanley Stafford, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Raymond Walburn, Warren Hull, William Gargan. 59:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42411. Good News Of 1940. January 11, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Log Cabin Syrup. Hattie McDaniel and an "all-Negro cast" are heard in an "old fashioned revival scene." Fanny Brice and Hanley Stafford appear as Baby Snooks and Daddy. Daddy tries to get some work done at home. William Gargan and Lurene Tuttle perform in an untitled story by Paul Rafall about a near-desperate out of work actor. Connie Boswell sings, "Indian Summer." Edward Arnold (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Warren Hull (announcer), Hattie McDaniel, Raymond Walburn, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Paul Rafall (writer), William Gargan, Lurene Tuttle, Connie Boswell. 59:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

49397. Good News Of 1940. January 18, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first tune is, "Confucius Say." Connie Boswell sings, "Scatterbrain." Daddy tries to teach Baby Snooks about chemistry. Joe Twerp and Ethel go to see "Gone With The Wind," in a skit by Damon Runyon (adapted by Robert Riley Crutcher). Edward Arnold (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Warren Hull (announcer), William Gargan, Connie Boswell, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Damon Runyon (author), Robert Riley Crutcher (adaptor), Lola Lane, Frank Travis, Raymond Walburn, Benny Rubin. 59:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49036. Good News Of 1940. January 25, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first tune is "We're All Together Now." Daddy plans to buy a pony for Baby Snooks. George Huston appears as "The Spirit Of Metropolis" in "Ode To New York," an excellent composition by Meredith Willson. Brenda Joyce, Alice Faye, Richard Green, and Fred MacKaye are featured in "Little Old New York." Edward Arnold (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Warren Hull (announcer), Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Connie Boswell, George Huston, Brenda Joyce, Alice Faye, Richard Green, Fred MacKaye. 59:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42410. Good News Of 1940. February 1, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first tune is, "There's Gotta Be A Wedding." Connie Boswell sings, "Farewell To Arms." Fanny Brice and Hanley Stafford appear as Baby Snooks and Daddy. Daddy is trying to trace his family tree. The cast performs "Happy Year" by Arch Oboler, a drama of love, crime and punishment. Alan Marshal, Arch Oboler, Benny Rubin, Claudette Colbert, Connie Boswell, Edward Arnold, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Warren Hull, William Gargan. 59:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49398. Good News Of 1940. February 8, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. Connie Boswell sings "Stormy Weather." Daddy shows Baby Snooks his newly invented coffee pouring robot. Ronald Colman and Ida Lupino appear in scenes from, "The Light That Failed," by Robert Carson (adapted by Robert Riley Crutcher). Edward Arnold (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Warren Hull (announcer), Ronald Colman, Connie Boswell, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Frank Parker, William Gargan, Benny Rubin, Ida Lupino, Muriel Angeles, Frank Nelson, Billy Cook, Serita Wooten, Robert Riley Crutcher (adaptor), Robert Carson (author). 59:11. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

49399. Good News Of 1940. February 15, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first tune is "Birds Of A Feather." Connie Boswell sings "I've Got My Eyes On You." Daddy tries to balance his books, but Baby Snooks needs help with her homework! Virginia Bruce appears in, "Purple and Fine Linen" by May Eddington (adapted by Robert Riley Crutcher). Edward Arnold (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Warren Hull (announcer), Virginia Bruce, William Gargan, Benny Rubin, Connie Boswell, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, May Eddington (writer), Robert Riley Crutcher (adaptor). 60:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

83219. Good News Of 1940. February 22, 1940. NBC net. Daddy sent Snooks to the candy store for a newspaper, but Snooks spent the dollar on candy. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Edward Arnold. 8:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

49400. Good News Of 1940. February 22, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. The first tune is "An Actor's Life For Me." Baby Snooks has spent Daddy's dollar on ice cream sodas for her friends. Connie Boswell does a fine swing version of "Martha." The cast performs, "The Lone Wolf Strikes," adapted by Robert Riley Crutcher. Michael Waring solves a baffling murder. Edward Arnold (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Warren Hull (announcer), Iris Meredith, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Benny Rubin, Connie Boswell, William Gargan, Warren William, Eric Blore, Robert Riley Crutcher (adaptor). 58:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

83220. Good News Of 1940. February 29, 1940. NBC net. Daddy and Snooks have returned from a wedding. Snooks drank too much punch (and goldfish!). Daddy suggests she put a piece of wedding cake under her pillow. Gracie Allen visits to campaign for her election for president. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Dick Powell, Gracie Allen. 10:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

83221. Good News Of 1940. March 7, 1940. NBC net. Daddy tells Snooks about amnesia. Later, she's discovered in a police station, without her memory. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Dick Powell. 11:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

83216. Good News Of 1940. March 14, 1940. NBC net. Daddy's booked an upper berth for his airplane trip. They get aboard the airplane and Daddy tells Snooks the story of, "Tom Thumb." Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford. 10:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

83217. Good News Of 1940. March 21, 1940. NBC net. Easter is going to be on March 24th this year; which leads to a discussion of the Easter rabbit and Easter eggs. Daddy and Snooks go to the pet store to buy a rabbit. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Dick Powell, Benny Rubin. 11:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

83218. Good News Of 1940. March 28, 1940. NBC net. Daddy tries to relax at home, with very little help from Snooks. Little Robespierre has gotten his first tooth. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Dick Powell. 10:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

83207. Good News Of 1940. April 4, 1940. NBC net. Daddy has gotten a $12 charge on his phone bill. It was an April Fool's Day call to New York. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Dick Powell. 8:13. Audio condition: Very good. Excerpt.

83208. Good News Of 1940. April 11, 1940. NBC net. Apparently two excerpts from the same show. Daddy plans to go hunting for wild boar; Snooks wants to go along. At the movies to see, "The Bluebird;" Daddy and Snooks first see a short subject about fishing. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Dick Powell, Meredith Willson. 10:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

83209. Good News Of 1940. April 18, 1940. NBC net. Daddy is preparing his magic act. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Dick Powell. 8:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

83214. Good News Of 1940. April 25, 1940. NBC net. Daddy, Snooks and Robespierre spend the night at a motel. Snooks recites the poem, "The Jolly Old Sow." Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Dick Powell. 10:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

83215. Good News Of 1940. May 2, 1940. NBC net. Daddy and Snooks visit rich Uncle Camembert in the hospital. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Dick Powell. 7:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

83213. Good News Of 1940. May 9, 1940. NBC net. Daddy has written some jokes for Jack Benny. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford. 5:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

83212. Good News Of 1940. May 16, 1940. NBC net. Snooks has told about the deck of marked cards that Daddy uses to cheat at cards. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Meredith Willson, Dick Powell. 1:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

83210. Good News Of 1940. June 20, 1940. NBC net. Snooks has to have her tonsils removed. The date is approximate. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Dick Powell, Frank Nelson. 8:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

83203. Good News Of 1940. July 11, 1940. NBC net. Daddy is at the beach with Snooks and Robespierre. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Dick Powell. 8:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

83204. Good News Of 1940. July 18, 1940. NBC net. Daddy takes Snooks to the library. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Dick Powell. 7:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

83205. Good News Of 1940. July 25, 1940. NBC net. Daddy takes Snooks to a waterfront travel agency, to pick up their tickets to Honolulu. The last show of the series. Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Dick Powell. 8:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

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