Listener's Playhouse

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.


45709. Listener's Playhouse. June 29, 1940. NBC net. "The Twenty-First Girl". Sustaining. Paul Bunyon seems to be lonely and wants to fall in love and get married! Johnny Inkslinger to the rescue! A creative show, patterned after The Columbia Workshop. The first show of the series. Tom Bennett (original music), Albert N. Williams (writer), Mark Smith, Gertrude Warner, Peter Arnold. 29:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

45710. Listener's Playhouse. July 6, 1940. NBC net. "The Rebellion Of Emory Simms". Sustaining. Emory Simms dreams of glory, in the tradition of Walter Mitty. The program makes good use of original music. Abby Lewis, Barbara Lee, Ed Latimer, Eric Dressler, Ken Dagen, Ranald MacDougall (adaptor), Tom Bennett (original Music), Winston O'Keefe. 29:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

45713. Listener's Playhouse. July 13, 1940. NBC net. "No Program Tonight," or "The Director's Dilemma". Sustaining. The cast of a radio show rebels against the terrible script...while the show is on the air! Announced as the third show of the series. A good example of a radio show within a show. Dwight Weist, Ian MacAllaster, John Latouche (writer), Joseph Stopak (conductor), Norman Lloyd, Olive Deering, Tom Bennett (original Music). 29:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

110913. Listener's Playhouse. August 31, 1940. NBC net, WEAF, New York City aircheck. "Who You Pushing, Brother?". Sponsored by: Sustaining, P.M. (local, a newspaper). An "experimental" broadcast that compares itself to, "The Columbia Workshop" (although not by name). A portrait of America, which admittedly is not perfect. Beyond that, the program doesn't make much sense. Peter Donald, Ranald MacDougall (writer), George Maynard (engineer), George Maynard (composer), Joseph Stopak (conductor), Jane Waring, Herbert Rudley, Winston O'Keefe, Sally O'Neal. 29:10. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

45714. Listener's Playhouse. November 2, 1940. Blue Network. "Baby". Sustaining. Date is only approximate. A show business story about a singer on her way to the top, but who isn't very nice to those who help her get there. Arthur Lawrence (writer), Clinton Sunberg, Curtis Cooksie, Ernie Watson (composer, conductor), G. Albert Smith, James LaCurto, Marjorie Clark. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45715. Listener's Playhouse. December 21, 1940. Blue Network. "Christmas Eve At Crumps". Sustaining. Excellent story about a tight old codger and a little girl who spends the evening with him. Great radio! Parker Fennelly at the top of his form. Parker Fennelly (writer, performer), Carol Peterson, Agnes Young, Joe Latham. 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45716. Listener's Playhouse. December 28, 1940. NBC net. "The Sire de Maletroit's Door". Sustaining. A trick door and an affair of honor in Normandy, 1490. Ranald MacDougall (adaptor), Robert Louis Stevenson (author). 26:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

Report contains 7 programs.