The Camel Comedy Caravan

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.


11620. The Camel Comedy Caravan. October 2, 1942. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. "Margo" presents the medal of honor to "Mr. and Mrs. John Smith." A patriotic drama about immigrants in the New World based loosely on "Our Town," created by Thornton Wilder. Lanny Ross (host), Xavier Cugat, Connie Boswell, Herb Shriner, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Margo. 1 hour. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

22639. The Camel Comedy Caravan. December 4, 1942. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert. "Who Killed Cugat?," a courtroom drama. Jimmy Durante, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Lew Lehr, Herb Shriner, Jimmy Wallington (announcer). 15:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

69426. The Camel Comedy Caravan. February 19, 1943. CBS net. Lanny Ross sings, "That Old Black Magic." "The Lew Lehr Newsreel Of The Air." Ed Gardner delivers a commencement address at Harvard...very funny! Herb Shriner introduces Geraldine, his hen. Lanny Ross, Lew Lehr, Ed Gardner, Herb Shriner. 10:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

69256. The Camel Comedy Caravan. March 19, 1943. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra play a rhumba titled, "Prisoner Of The Sea" and a Latin version of "Chopsticks." Rudy Vallee and Joan Davis do a comedy routine from Hollywood. Joan does a monologue about her famous ancestors. Herb Shriner does a Hoosier monologue and plays, "For Me and My Gal" on the harmonica. "The Lew Lehr Newsreel Of The Air" starts with his famous line, "Monkies is the cwaziest people." Lew Lehr and Durante crack each other up and have trouble reading their lines. The system cue has been deleted. Lanny Ross, Jimmy Durante, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Georgia Gibbs, Rudy Vallee, Joan Davis, Herb Shriner, Mason Adams (commecial spokesman), Lew Lehr. 44:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

69482. The Camel Comedy Caravan. April 22, 1943. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. Jimmy reads his poems, "Electricity" and "Dames." Garry reads his poem about love. Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra. 9:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

88089. The Camel Comedy Caravan. May 1943. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. Jack's butler, named "Jerkins," sounds like Arthur Treacher's accent. Jack swears off women, but is accused of whistling at guest Claire Trevor. The date is approximate. Jack Carson, Herb Shriner, Billy Gray, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Claire Trevor, Charles Ruggles (guest), Ken Niles (announcer), Mel Blanc, Sid Stone (?). 26:07. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

22640. The Camel Comedy Caravan. May 21, 1943. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. The cast does a satire on soap operas. Herb Shriner's last monologue before joining the Army is well-done. Jack Carson, Ken Niles, Herb Shriner, Connie Haines, Billy Gray, Claire Trevor, Charles Ruggles, Mel Blanc, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra. 45:15. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Apparently complete.

69459. The Camel Comedy Caravan. June 4, 1943. CBS net. Garry Moore tells the story of, "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs" in ninety seconds (by leaving off two of the dwarfs)! Georgia Gibbs sings, "You'll Never Know." Jimmy and Garry are lawyers. The date may be June 24, 1943, but is subject to correction. Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs. 10:11. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

2537. The Camel Comedy Caravan. June 11, 1943. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camel Cigarettes. Jack Benny does a take off on "Allen's Alley" called, "Benny's Boulevard." The cast also does, "The Case Of The Stolen Dog." This is the third of a special series of five broadcasts. Mary Livingstone, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Dennis Day, Jack Benny, Phil Harris, Ken Niles (announcer). 37:07. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.

69453. The Camel Comedy Caravan. June 25, 1943. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Bing Crosby and the cast of the Kraft Music Hall appear in a salute to the Merchant Marine. This is the fourth of five special shows of this series. The first tune is, "Good Morning, Mr. Zip, Zip, Zip." The Charioteers do a spectacular "Water Boy." Joe E. Brown and Bing discuss wartime trends in men's fashions. Joe tries to sell Bing a suit. Bing sings, "Sunday, Monday Or Always." Bing and Trudy travle back to 1931 in song. Bing sings, "Where The Blue Of The Night Meets The Gold Of The Day." The program opening is slightly upcut. Bing Crosby, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, The Music Maids and Phil, Trudy Erwin, Ukie Sherrin, The Charioteers, Ken Niles (announcer), Joe E. Brown, Trudy Erwin. 44:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

1711. The Camel Comedy Caravan. September 23, 1943. Program #13. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Jimmy and Garry play society caterers. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." The date is approximate. Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs (vocals), Kay Kyser and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

39122. The Camel Comedy Caravan. October 8, 1943. Program #15. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Garry does, "Ode To A Kangaroo." Jimmy and Garry are running a pet shop. Music fill by Kay Kyser and His Orchestra. The date is approximate. Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs, Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, Howard Petrie (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22642. The Camel Comedy Caravan. December 24, 1943. Program #26. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Garry does one of his famous narrative songs, Garry and Jimmy appear as patent attorneys. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Georgia Gibbs, Howard Petrie (announcer), Kay Kyser and His Orchestra (music fill). 29:08. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

1712. The Camel Comedy Caravan. January 14, 1944. Program #29. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Jimmy and Garry are running a co-ed college. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." The date is approximate. Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

1713. The Camel Comedy Caravan. January 28, 1944. Program #31. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The boys visit the home of Boris Karloff (who does not appear on the program). Jimmy and Garry are rare book dealers. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs, Richard Himber and His Orchestra (music fill). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1714. The Camel Comedy Caravan. February 18, 1944. Program #34. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Jimmy and Garry are interior decorators. The boys and Georgia wonder what would happen if all radio performers were drafted and put in the same outfit. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs, Russ Morgan and His Orchestra (music fill). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

1715. The Camel Comedy Caravan. February 25, 1944. Program #35. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Jimmy and Garry are running a railroad. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

1716. The Camel Comedy Caravan. March 3, 1944. Program #37. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Jimmy and Garry are business advisors. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." See cat. #22641 for a rehearsal recording of this broadcast Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs, Richard Himber and His Orchestra (music fill). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

49552. The Camel Comedy Caravan. March 31, 1944. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Garry Moore's Culture Corner, "Shine On Harvest Moon." Jimmy and Garry are running a school of music and solve "The G-String Murders." AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Cat. #1717 has the same date but is a different broadcast. Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Georgia Gibbs, Howard Petrie (announcer). 29:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

1717. The Camel Comedy Caravan. March 31, 1944. Program #40. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A first anniversary show. Durante and Moore review the highlights of their first year together. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Possibly dated around the middle of 1944, the date is approximate. Cat. #49552 has the same date but is a different broadcast. Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs (vocals). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1718. The Camel Comedy Caravan. April 14, 1944. Program #42. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Jimmy and Garry are running a circus. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs (vocals). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88124. The Camel Comedy Caravan. May 26, 1944. Program #48. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Liza." Garry tells the story of, "Alphonse A. Applegrab." It's the story of a slow artist, or "No Matter How Hard He Tried, He Couldn't Get The Lead Out Of The Paint." Jimmy and Garry are running a museum. They travel to Alaska in search of a penguin wearing a sport coat. AFRS program name: "The Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Howard Petrie (announcer), Georgia Gibbs, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra. 29:42. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

1719. The Camel Comedy Caravan. July 7, 1944. Program #54. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Garry Moore and Jimmy Durante do their semi-annual news review. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs (vocals). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

13065. The Camel Comedy Caravan. July 14, 1944. Program #55. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Jimmy and Garry enter their horse in a race. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Georgia Gibbs, Howard Petrie. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1720. The Camel Comedy Caravan. July 21, 1944. Program #56. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Garry and Jimmy are scientists trying to create an artificial woman. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs (vocals). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

67982. The Camel Comedy Caravan. August 4, 1944. Program #58. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Garry Moore's Culture Corner: an explanation of a radio studio audience. Garry and Jimmy are in the candy business, which of course leads them around the world in search of mahogany! AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Georgia Gibbs, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 29:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

18091. The Camel Comedy Caravan. August 18, 1944. Program #60. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Liza." Jimmy and Garry are prison wardens ("A woman will never be a warden because a woman would never let a man finish a sentence"). Garry tells the story of, "Sylvester, the Salmon." AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Howard Petrie (announcer), Barbara Jo Allen. 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101579. The Camel Comedy Caravan. August 25, 1944. Program #61. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Jimmy and Garry perform, "The Cowboy Had A Gold Saddle," or, "Every Time He Rode He Struck It Rich." Garry Culture Corner: "If You Were The Only Girl In The World." AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Howard Petrie (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Georgia Gibbs. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

18092. The Camel Comedy Caravan. September 1, 1944. Program #62. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Garry and Jimmy are students in a drama of college life. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Howard Petrie (announcer). 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7488. The Camel Comedy Caravan. October 13, 1944. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Very Thought Of You." Jimmy and Garry try to marry a rich heiress. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." The program closing has been partially deleted. The date is approximate. Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs. 27:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

761. The Camel Comedy Caravan. October 13, 1944. Program #68. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Garry and Jimmy are running an escort bureau. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." See cat. #7488 for another program in the same series with the same date. One of them is incorrect. Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 30:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

18093. The Camel Comedy Caravan. October 27, 1944. Program #70. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Jimmy and Garry are in the real estate business and visit a haunted house. The skit is similar to the one done on the show of June 2, 1945 (see cat. #88125). The first tune is, "Get On Board, Little Children." AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra. 29:31. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

101571. The Camel Comedy Caravan. November 3, 1944. Program #71. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Jimmy and Garry appear in a drama of the prize-fighting ring, but they quickly become jewelry guards at a wealthy party. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Howard Petrie (announcer), Barbara Jo Allen, Georgia Gibbs, Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (AFRS music fill). 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39123. The Camel Comedy Caravan. December 1, 1944. Program #75. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from Chicago. Garry tells a high-speed version of, "Little Red Riding Hood." Jimmy and Garry are running a tailor shop. AFRS program name: "Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs, Howard Petrie (announcer). 30:12. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71573. The Camel Comedy Caravan. January 5, 1945. Program #80. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "San Fernando Valley." Garry Moore's Culture Corner: "Poem In Praise Of A Cow." Jimmy and Garry do a skit called, "They Had A Strike In The Mattress Department," or "Holiday For Springs." The boys own a department store and decide to create an "artificial girl." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Howard Petrie (announcer), Georgia Gibbs, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 30:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7874. The Camel Comedy Caravan. January 19, 1945. Program #82. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Garry tells a telephone story. Jimmy and Garry are off to Mexico to capture "La Cucaracha, the tamale hijacker." AFRS program name: "The Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49605. The Camel Comedy Caravan. January 26, 1945. Program #83. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. It's Garry's thirtieth birthday. Garry's Culter Corner: "The Case Of Botsford Q. Fudgelolly," a candy manufacturer. AFRS program name: "The Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Howard Petrie (announcer), Barbara Jo Allen, Georgia Gibbs. 30:22. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

22643. The Camel Comedy Caravan. March 30, 1945. Program #92. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Garry lectures about the bass drum. A comic opera about New York City. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Howard Petrie (announcer), Georgia Gibbs, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

88125. The Camel Comedy Caravan. June 2, 1945. Program #49. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Jimmy sings about his famous friend, "Umbriago." Garry's Culture Corner: The story of the child star, "Twinkletoes Grooch." Jimmy and Garry own a real estate and construction company. They try to rent a haunted house. The skit is similar to the one done on the program of October 27, 1944 (see cat. #18093). AFRS program name: "The Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Howard Petrie (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Mel Blanc. 29:31. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

1056. The Camel Comedy Caravan. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Make Way For Tomorrow." Garry is interviewed and tells the story of his life. AFRS program name: "Comedy Caravan." Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Georgia Gibbs, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Howard Petrie (announcer), Howard Duff (announcer). 28:06. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

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