The Charlie McCarthy Show

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.


69141. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 1, 1942. NBC net. Guest Donald Crisp chats with Charlie about his new film, "How Green Was My Valley." The program is still being referred to as, "The Chase and Sanborn Program." Edgar Bergen, Bud Abbott, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Donald Crisp. 8:53. Audio condition: Very good. Excerpt.

95144. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 8, 1942. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Near the end of program, Ray Noble and Ida mention that Edgar Bergen's in the hospital. Not-too-surprisingly, Charlie McCarthy is also not heard. A noise like a shot is heard just as Buddy Twiss starts the program. The shot is heard again about a minute later (where it belongs). Abbott invites Costello to his ranch, "Bunion In The Foothills" (boy, is that corny). Ida invites Costello over to her spooky house. Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, David Ross (commercial spokesman), Buddy Twiss (announcer), Ida Lupino (speaks in praise of the Royal Canadian Air Force). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69140. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 8, 1942. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Lou visit's Ida's haunted house. Lou Costello, Ida Lupino, David Ross (commercial spokesman), Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 9:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

69149. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 22, 1942. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Charlie has given Bergen's clothes away. Abbott and Costello do a routine about George Washington. When guest Hedy Lamarr says that she's learning how to roll bandages at the Red Cross, Charlie calls her, "The Wizard Of Gauze." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hedy Lamarr, David Ross (commercial spokesman), Buddy Twiss (announcer). 28:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68888. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 1, 1942. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Charlie is worried about paying his income tax. Abbott and Costello play poker: a funny routine. Guest Louella Parsons comes to "dish the dirt" with Charlie. Louella (who actually is in the navy) joins Charlie in a nautical skit and speaks on behalf of buying "war bonds." The program opening is slightly upcut. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Louella Parsons, David Ross (commercial spokesman). 29:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

68914. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 8, 1942. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Costello, the police reporter. Mortimer Snerd invites guest Ann Sothern to go skiing on his farm. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Buddy Twiss (announcer), Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, David Ross (commercial spokesman), Lynn Martin (vocal). 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68925. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 15, 1942. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Charlie's fallen for his new teacher at school. After shamelessly plugging their new picture ("Pardon My Sarong"), Abbott and Costello do a routine about figures of speech. The show features an Irving Berlin tune, "I Paid My Income Tax Today." Charlie tries to get free tickets to guest Cecil B. DeMille's new picture, "Reap The Wild Wind." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Buddy Twiss (announcer), David Ross (commercial spokesman), Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Cecil B. DeMille. 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68915. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 22, 1942. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Charlie and Edgar vie for the attention of "Miss Valentine." Abbott's house is on fire, but Costello won't answer the phone. Charlie interviews guest Gary Cooper, who answers all questions with "Yep," and "Nope" and tells a very corny joke about goats. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Buddy Twiss (announcer), David Ross (commercial spokesman), Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lynn Martin (vocal), Gary Cooper. 26:17. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

69037. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 29, 1942. NBC net. Charlie is not talking to Edgar since Edgar dated Charlie's new teacher, Miss Valentine. Charlie's new ventiloquist is going to be...Ray Noble! Lou Costello is opening a dress shop. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Buddy Twiss (announcer), Bud Abbott, Lou Costello. 9:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

69033. The Charlie McCarthy Show. April 26, 1942. NBC net. Edgar introduces Ray Noble and his orchestra, Lynn Martin and The Sportsmen playing, "Love Is The Strangest Thing" (which was written by Ray Noble). Abbott and Costello are in the courtroom of Judge Joe Forte. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Joe Forte, Lynn Martin, The Sportsmen, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello. 9:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

3686. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 3, 1942. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Guest Edward Everett Horton is angry because Charlie's kangaroo has dug up his garden. Edgar Bergen, Edward Everett Horton, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

68702. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 17, 1942. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. The band plays, "I Am An American." Guest Bert Lahr is very upset with Charlie and plans to box Charlie's pet kangaroo. The final 15:37 of the program only. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bert Lahr, Buddy Twiss (announcer). 15:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

3684. The Charlie McCarthy Show. June 21, 1942. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Judy and Charlie go shopping for a Father's Day gift for Bergen. Judy's first song is, "I Never Knew." Pierre Le Snerd, the French chef. Costello tells Abbott about the animals down on his farm, and his horse. Edgar Bergen, Judy Garland, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello. 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

35291. The Charlie McCarthy Show. June 28, 1942. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. The last show of the season. Abbott and Costello do their "Mustard" routine. Guest Walter Brennan and the cast do a "Down East" drama. Edgar Bergen, Ginny Simms, Walter Brennan (guest), Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Buddy Twiss (announcer). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68795. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 6, 1942. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. The first show of the season. Don sings, "Over Here, Over There and Everywhere." Charlie and Bergen have just returned from a U.S.O. tour to Alaska. Dale Evans sings, "Why Don't You Fall In Love With Me?" (her first appearance as a regular on the show). The first 15:14 of the program only from NBC, sponsored by Chase and Sanborn, excellent condition. A more complete, edited version runs 23:45, no commercials and is in very good to excellent condition. Charlie Ruggles tells about the frozen north; the cast visit the North Pole. Don is giving away ice cubes to the Eskimos. Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche (host), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dale Evans, Charles Ruggles, Pat Patrick. 23:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

83977. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 13, 1942. NBC net. Charlie has to return to school tomorrow. He's "feeling lower than a Jap's word of honor." Bergen plans to buy Charlie a new suit...from a Mexican tailor. Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dale Evans. 10:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

84032. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 20, 1942. NBC net. Dale Evans sings the song she's just written, "I'm In Love With A Guy Who Flies In The Sky." Dale has been made an honorary Captain in the Air Force (even though the song isn't that good). Don tries his hypnotic powers on Bergen. Charlie and Dale sing, "Delicious Delerium," from Charlie McCarthy's new picture, "Here We Go Again." Guest Harold Peary appears as, "The Great Gildersleeve." Gildy proposes making another movie with Edgar, but has a feud with Charlie. Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dale Evans, Pat Patrick, Harold Peary. 21:05. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

84035. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 4, 1942. NBC net. The broadcast originates from The Eastern Signal Corps School, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. Don sings, "You're A Grand Old Flag." Charlie is working for the scrap drive. William Batt (Vice Chariman of the War Production Board) appears. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Pat Patrick, William Batt, Don Ameche, Dale Evans. 22:09. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

69006. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 18, 1942. NBC net. The program originates from the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Virginia. The first 3:10 of the program only. Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche. 3:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

84254. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 25, 1942. NBC net. The program originates from the U. S. Military Academy, West Point, New York. Edgar tells Charlie the story of Rip Van Winkle. Don Ameche reads, "The Cadet's Prayer." Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Pat Patrick. 19:17. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.

68853. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 8, 1942. NBC net. Sponsored by: Tender Leaf Tea. Don Ameche sings, "We're Fighting Sons Of The Navy Blue." Charlie the tattoo artist. Charlie and guest W. C. Fields are at it once again! Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, W. C. Fields, Dale Evans. 25:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

69251. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 3, 1943. NBC net. Sponsored by: Tender Leaf Tea. Edgar tries to get back into vaudeville with guest Ken Murray. Don Ameche reads a poem called, "Post Christmas Ballad." The final 14:46 of the program only. Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Ken Murray, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Pat Patrick. 14:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

84034. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 10, 1943. NBC net. Dale sings, "Clancey From Delancey." Bergen is wearing a zoot suit and takes a ribbing for doing so. He takes his date Phoebe dancing at the Palladium. Guest Gene Krupa plans an up-tempo number. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dale Evans, Pat Patrick, Florence Lake, The Sportsmen, Gene Krupa. 21:34. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

69272. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 17, 1943. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Tender Leaf Tea. Don sings, "Fine and Dandy." Charlie wants to get a job in an aircraft factory, but first needs a birth certificate. This leads Edgar to tell Charlie how he came to be found on Edgar's doorstep. Charlie and guest Paulette Goddard go camping in the north woods. Don tells the story of a bomber called, "The Susie Q." Edgar Bergen, Paulette Goddard, Dale Evans, Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69200. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 24, 1943. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. A special one hour broadcast in honor of the Quartermaster Corps and Standard Brands' Peekskill, New York plant being awarded an Army-Navy "E" Award. The show starts with Don Ameche singing the song of the Quartermaster Corps. Edgar tries to talk Charlie into taking piano lessons from guest Jose Iturbi. Don Ameche and Jeanette MacDonald appear in, "Pick-Up," by Adelyn Bushnell and Marshall Bradford. Jeanette MacDonald sings, "The Marine Corps Hymn" and other service songs. Dale Evans and The Sportsmen sing, "Out Of This World." Deputy Chief of Staff Joseph McNierny speaks from Washington, D. C. Charlie and Jeanette compare notes about freckles. A visit to "McCarthy's Last Chance Beauty Saloon." Jose Iturbi plays the 11th Hungarian Rhapsody by Franz Liszt and Gershwin's first and third Preludes. The commercials are all tributes to the Quartermaster Corps. This program is Pat Patrick's last appearance before entering the army. Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Jeanette MacDonald, Adelyn Bushnell, Marshall Bradford, Dale Evans, The Sportsmen, Joseph McNierny, Pat Patrick, Jose Iturbi. 59:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

84039. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 7, 1943. NBC net. Charlie has just returned from a visit to the White House. He's still trying to find his birth certificate. Bill Thompson talks about "Gremlins." A "Gremlin" named Harvey pays a visit. Guest Teresa Wright joins Charlie in a domestic drama. Bill does his W. C. Fields imitation as, "Horation K. Boomer." Edgar Bergen, Bill Thompson, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dale Evans, The Sportsmen, Buddy Twiss (announcer), Teresa Wright. 22:14. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

84040. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 14, 1943. NBC net. Charlie has placed a personal ad in the newspaper, seeking his real parents. He consults a mystic named, "Horace Scope." Bill Thompson and the "news" (he imitates Hitler). Guest Charles Ruggles tries to sell Bergen a haunted house. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dale Evans, The Sportsmen, Bill Thompson, Buddy Twiss (announcer), Charles Ruggles. 21:22. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

84041. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 7, 1943. NBC net. "Here We Go Again" (the movie with Edgar Bergen) did not win the Academy Award...by a wide margin. Charlie has been taking dancing lessons. Bill Thompson and the "news." Buddy Twiss presents, "Snifter," his talking Mastiff (well, he's at half-mastiff). A visit to Tokyo in 1948...there is no Tokyo in 1948. During a visit to "Berlin," Bill Thompson imitates Hitler. Guest Sidney Greenstreet goes into the detective business with Charlie. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dale Evans, The Sportsmen, Bill Thompson, Buddy Twiss (announcer), Sydney Greenstreet. 20:56. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

84042. The Charlie McCarthy Show. April 4, 1943. NBC net. Charlie develops a case of the mumps in order to avoid tomorrow's history test. Bill Thompson calls himself "Spud" (because he's a "common tater") and takes the listeners inside a German U-boat, doing all the voices. Guest Mary Boland is a, "P. O. O. F." ("Protector Of Our Feather Friends"). The duck-billed platypus is refered to as extinct. The same routine was subsequently on the program with Billie Burke, on October 22, 1944 (see cat. #84061). Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dale Evans, The Sportsmen, Bill Thompson, Buddy Twiss (announcer), Mary Boland. 26:16. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

62187. The Charlie McCarthy Show. April 11, 1943. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Tenderleaf Tea. Bergen tries to explain Spring and the solar system to Charlie. Dale Evans sings "You're A Shot In The Arm To Me." Bill Thompson talks about "Flagaria," in a talk titled "Notes To You." Guest Martha Raye has just returned from her four month U. S. O. tour and sings, "Pigfoot Pete." The cast does a skit set in the mysterious East. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dale Evans, Bill Thompson, The Sportsmen, Buddy Twiss (announcer), Martha Raye. 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

62188. The Charlie McCarthy Show. April 18, 1943. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Tenderleaf Tea. Guest Ronald Colman appreals for help for the United States Crop Corps and tells Charlie the story of "Random Harvest." Mortimer Snerd discusses his plans for the coming planting season. Guests Victor Moore and William Gaxton are running a draft board (they answer the phone, "Swing and Sway with Class 1-A")! Edgar Bergen, Dale Evans, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Thompson, Buddy Twiss (announcer), The Sportsmen, Ronald Colman, Victor Moore, William Gaxton. 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84031. The Charlie McCarthy Show. April 25, 1943. NBC net. Commercials deleted. The program opening has been upcut. Bergen tries to explain short wave radio to Charlie. Bill Thompson is leaving for Flageria to make a movie. He performs a Flagerian western (all voices by Thompson ?). Guest Irene Dunne joins Charlie on a Mississippi showboat in, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Thompson, Dale Evans, Irene Dunne. 22:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

84033. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 2, 1943. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie's growing a moustache. Dale sings, "Canteen Bounce." Bill Thompson reports from "Flageria" (in his "Wallace Wimple" voice and Negro, German and Swedish dialects). Guest Barbara Stanwyck volunteers to be Charlie's manager and get a raise for him from Bergen. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dale Evans, Bill Thompson, Barbara Stanwyck, Del Sharbutt (Special Services announcer). 22:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

84262. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 9, 1943. NBC net. Edgar helps Charlie fill out a withholding tax form. Guest William Gaxton gives crooning lessons to guest Victor Moore. Edgar Bergen, Bill Goodwin (announcer), William Gaxton, Victor Moore. 11:03. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

84038. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 23, 1943. NBC net. Charlie has become a printer, specializing in phoney report cards. Bill Thompson describes "Gremites," household pests related to "Gremlins." Guest Charles Boyer is planning to produce a new picture. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dale Evans, Bill Thompson, The Sportsmen, Bill Thompson, Perry Botkin (guitar), Charles Boyer. 24:12. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

83422. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 30, 1943. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. The first tune is, "Something For The Boys." Bergen has gotten a black eye while umpiring a baseball game. Mortimer Snerd was selling hot dogs at the game. Guest Walter Pidgeon is interviewed by Charlie for his school newspaper. The last show of the season. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dale Evans, The Sportsmen, Walter Pidgeon. 29:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

74460. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 5, 1943. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Stams Vitamins. The first show of the season. The first tune is, "Riding For A Fall." William Gaxton tries to sell Victor Moore a pair of shoes. Guest Jean Arthur tells Charlie the story of "Goldilocks." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dale Evans, William Gaxton, Victor Moore, Bill Goodwin (announcer), Jean Arthur, The Sportsmen. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84263. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 12, 1943. NBC net. Dale Evans sings, "They're Either Too Young Or Too Old." Guest Humphrey Bogart helps Charlie run his new jail...as a potential prisoner. Edgar Bergen, Dale Evans, Humphrey Bogart, Bill Goodwin (announcer). 10:38. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

83885. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 17, 1943. NBC net. The program originates from New York City. Mortimer Snerd in the subway. Guest William Gaxton is a detective looking for a lost horse...Trigger has been stolen! The Sons Of The Pioneers sing, "Cool Water." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Jim Ameche (announcer), William Gaxton, Victor Moore, Roy Rogers, The Sons Of The Pioneers. 25:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

69372. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 21, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Stams Vitamins. The program originates from the Terminal Island Naval Air Station, Long Beach, California. Charlie is angry at Bergen for sleep-walking during his party. Fourteen-year-old Jane Powell sings, "Some Day My Prince Will Come." Victor Moore and William Gaxton do a comedy routine as naval recruits. Guest Hedy Lamarr needs a plumber. Edgar Bergen, Bill Goodwin (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Jane Powell, William Gaxton, Victor Moore, The Pied Pipers, Hedy Lamarr. 23:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

69377. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 5, 1943. Red net. Edgar and Charlie chat with Fats Waller. Ray Noble joins the conversation. Edgar Bergen, Fats Waller, Ray Noble. 5:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

79833. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 23, 1944. Program #51. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Can't You Do A Friend A Favor?" Charlie's been offered a job as a photographer's model. Charlie takes guest Greer Garson out "slumming" for the evening. Anita Ellis sings, "Besame Mucho" (possibly her first appearance on the program). Edgar Bergen, Greer Garson, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Goodwin (announcer), Ernest Newton (vocal), Anita Ellis, The Sportsmen, Dale Evans. 28:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84247. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 30, 1944. NBC net. Edgar tries to explain inflation and economics to Charlie. He tells Charlie the story of King Midas. Scotland Yard calls on guest Basil Rathbone to solve a double murder at Wuthering Heights. The homicidal monster turns out to be...Mortimer! Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Basil Rathbone. 18:25. Audio condition: Fair. Incomplete.

49219. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 6, 1944. NBC net. Charlie, Skinny Dugan and Wilbur have taken a railroad hand-car on the main track. Guest Susan Hayward and Charlie are back in the Stone Age. They visit the, "Pre-Histork Club." Edgar Bergen, Susan Hayward, Verna Felton, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 17:18. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

22722. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 20, 1944. Program #55. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A classic routine with Charlie and guest W.C. Fields. A confrontation in a barbershop. Anita Ellis (guest), Bill Goodwin, Edgar Bergen, Ernest Newton, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, W. C. Fields. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

84261. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 27, 1944. NBC net. Charlie and Skinny Dugan have caused an explosion with their chemistry set. Guest Dorothy Lamour joins Charlie in a play about knighthood. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Goodwin (announcer), Dorothy Lamour. 18:06. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

84248. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 5, 1944. NBC net. Charlie has rearranged the furniture. The Ming vase was broken after Charlie tried to make doughnuts. Bergen belches on the air and Charlie ad libs several quips. Guest Jane Powell (billed as fourteen-years-old) sings, "Oh! What A Beautiful Morning." Charlie has hired guest Cecil B. DeMille to help him put on a play called, "The Pied Piper." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ernie Newton, Jane Powell, Bill Goodwin (announcer), Cecil B. DeMille, Verna Felton. 21:23. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

79783. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 12, 1944. NBC net. Guest Charlie Ruggles tries to sell Edgar an old car. Edgar Bergen, Charles Ruggles, Verna Felton. 9:18. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

79794. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 19, 1944. NBC net. An unidentified tenor sings, "I'm Riding Back To Arizona." Charlie has a black eye. Edgar Bergen. 7:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

79799. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 26, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Stams Vitamins. Edgar teaches Charlie about the brain. Fourteen year old Jane Powell sings, "Somewhere Over The Rainbow." Charle and guest W.C. Fields are out on the golf course. W.C. loses his place in the script and his line is read by Charlie! The program opening is upcut and wows twice as transcribed. The system cue has been deleted. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Goodwin (announcer), Ernie Newton (vocal), Jane Powell, W. C. Fields. 28:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

766. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 17, 1944. Program #73. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from the Small Craft Training Center, Roosevelt Navy Base, Terminal Island California. Edgar tells Charlie the story of "Hansel and Gretel." The program is possibly dated September 11, 1944. Bill Goodwin, Edgar Bergen, Howard Duff, Leo Carrillo, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, The King Sisters. 30:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3378. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 1, 1944. Program #75. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie swears off women forever. Guest Olivia De Havilland volunteers to be his bodyguard. Edgar Bergen, The King Sisters, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Olivia De Havilland, Bill Forman (announcer). 30:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

107781. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 8, 1944. Red net, KDKA, Pittsburgh. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn. 8:00 P.M. The first tune is, "Acapulco." Schuyler Charlie Van Snort has be allowed into Charlie's "Ratslugger's Club." Effie Klinker plans to be a movie star. Guest Jose Iturbi plans to have Charlie and the Ratsluggers put on a musical show. Edgar Bergen, Bill Forman (announcer), The King Sisters, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Jose Iturbi. 21:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

18062. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 15, 1944. Program #77. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. This is possibly Joan Merrill's first appearance on the show. Edgar Bergen, Gertrude Niesen, Guy Lombardo and The Royal Canadians, Jim Ameche, Joan Merrill, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 30:06. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

84061. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 22, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Stams Vitamins. Charlie plans to raise frogs in the bathtub. Effie Clinker appears. Edgar speaks on behalf of the Canadian Seventh Victory Loan. Guest Billie Burke is a member of "P.O. O. F." ("Protectors Of Our Feathered Friends") The duck-billed playpus is mentioned as being extinct. The same routine was previously used on the program on April 4, 1943, with Mary Boland (see cat. #84042). Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Joan Merrill, Billie Burke, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 28:16. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

84062. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 29, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Stams Vitamins. Edgar tries to tell a ghost story. Guest Orson Welles conducts a tour through a museum's dinosaur exhibit. Edgar Bergen, Jim Ameche (announcer), Joan Merrill, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Orson Welles. 27:41. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

49794. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 5, 1944. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Joan Merrill sings "This Must Be Love." Edgar gets arrested for vagrancy and comes up before Judge Welles (guest Orson Welles). Orson and Edgar meet on the streets of New York fifty years in the future (1995)! A visit from guest John Robert Powers (the founder of the Powers Model Agency) prompts Charley to try to date one of the models. Effie Clinker decides that she would like to be a "Powers Girl." See cat. #6756 for an excerpt rebroadcast on the AFRS series "To The Rear March." Edgar Bergen, Jim Ameche, Joan Merrill, John Robert Powers, Orson Welles (host), Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 30:00. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

8052. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 12, 1944. Program #81. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie's adventures at the zoo. Mortimer winds up in the baboon cage. A visit to the Scrawny Arms Hotel. Edgar Bergen, Frank Fay, Jim Ameche, Joan Merrill, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 30:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104651. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 26, 1944. Program #83. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie is now a mother! Professor Irwin Corey lectures on the subject of "hot jazz" and is not very funny. Lauritz sings (for the first time on radio), "Lonely Night." Charlie and the cast are aboard a Viking ship, heading to discover America. Edgar Bergen, Jim Ameche, Irwin Corey, Lauritz Melchior, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 29:24. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

6752. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 3, 1944. Program #84. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie the glassblower. Bill Forman (announcer), Don Ameche, Edgar Bergen, Joan Merrill, Irwin Corey, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 30:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7503. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 10, 1944. Program #85. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie tries to sell his pet porcupine, and then answers a lonely hearts ad for Bergen. Edgar Bergen, Joan Merrill, Irwin Corey, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Signe Hasso, Verna Felton. 30:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104557. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 17, 1944. Program #86. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A celebration of Charlie's 8th anniversary on radio. The first tune is, "Blue Skies." Edgar tells Charlie about the facts of live. Don Ameche tries to sell Ray an insurance policy...it's a routine that ends with a terrible pun. Edgar, Charlie and guest Rudy Vallee recall how Rudy gave them their first job on the radio. AFRS program name: "Charlie McCarthy." Edgar Bergen, Bill Forman (announcer), Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Joan Merrill. 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105760. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 17, 1944. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Blue Bonnet Margarine. It's Edgar's and Charlie's 8th anniversary of their career in radio. Edgar tries to teach Charlie about girls. Don tries to sell Ray insurance for his cat (which ends in a terrible pun). The cast and guest Rudy vallee recalls the first time Edgar and Charlie auditioned for Rudy back in 1936. Edgar Bergen, Joan Merrill, Bill Forman (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Don Ameche, Rudy Vallee. 29:17. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8051. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 24, 1944. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie tries to recite, "The Night Before Christmas." Don Ameche as "Professor Gozola" gives Charlie a singing lesson. The first tune is "Don't Fence Me In." AFRS program name: "Christmas Program #3." Bill Forman (announcer), Don Ameche, Edgar Bergen, Joan Merrill, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, The Chorus Of The Great Lakes Naval Training Station. 30:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63733. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 31, 1944. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Blue Bonnett Margarine. Effie Clinker meets Don Ameche. Bergen's planning a New Year's Eve Party. He's going to play Father Time and Charlie will portray little 1945 (Charlie is somewhat reluctant). Don Ameche lectures on "skiing." Guest Charles Laughton and Charlie go back in time to visit with Christopher Columbus, Gazola, Henry VIII, Napoleon and Josephine, Sir Isaac Newton, Nero. One commercial has apparently been deleted. Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Joan Merrill, Bill Forman (anouncer), Charles Laughton. 27:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

8053. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 7, 1945. Program #89. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from the Twenty-First Ferrying Group of the Ferrying Division of the Air Transport Command, Palm Springs, California. Guest Carmen Miranda appears in, "Cornsilk Alley," a hillbilly drama. Bill Forman (announcer), Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, Edgar Bergen, Joan Merrill, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 28:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63734. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 14, 1945. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Pudding. Charlie tries to make Edgar sick. Guest Louis Bromfield discusses farm animals with Charlie, as does Mortimer Snerd. Effie Klinker takes a dancing lesson. Don Ameche does a touching tribute to the memory of Benjamin Franklin. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #10308. Edgar Bergen, Louis Bromfield, Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Forman (announcer). 27:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

10308. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 14, 1945. Program #90. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie tries to make Edgar sick. Guest author Louis Bromfield discusses farm animals with Charlie, as does Mortimer Snerd. Effie Klinker takes dancing lessons. See cat. #63734 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Edgar Bergen, Louis Bromfield, Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Joan Merrill, Bill Forman (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84256. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 28, 1945. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Edgar Bergen and Charlie broadcast from New York, the rest of the cast is in Hollywood. The first tune is, "Get Happy." Bergen has had his tea leaves read. Bergen reads Charlie's palm. Guest Frank Sinatra sings, "There's No You" and "The Very Thought Of You." Charlie wants to be Sinatra's agent. Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Joan Merrill, Frank Sinatra. 30:31. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

3970. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 4, 1945. Program #93. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Bergen tells Charlie the story of "The Tortoise and The Hare." A psychologist named Dr. Albert Wiggam tries to find out why Charlie is so obnoxious. Joan Merrill (vocal), Don Ameche, Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Albert Wiggam, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 30:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10309. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 11, 1945. Program #94. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie receives a threatening letter. Guest Dorothy Lamour and Charlie appear in an Eskimo drama. Edgar Bergen, Dorothy Lamour. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84255. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 18, 1945. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from the Marine Air Station, Belinda, California. The first tune is, "I'm Beginning To See The Light." Charlie has cracked into society and he's going with a wealthy girl named, "Snooky Wooky Poo." Guest Veronica Lake joins Charlie in teaching the Marines how to win a bride. Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Joan Merrill, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Veronica Lake. 30:03. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

84251. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 25, 1945. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn, Royal desserts. The program originates from a California naval hospital. Joan Merrill sings, "A Little On The Lonely Side." Charlie is now a hero. He's saved an heiress from a runaway horse. Mortimer has seen a seven-foot chicken at the farm of Mr. Ostrich. Guest Gene Tierney joins "Dr. Gazola" in the hospital. Edgar Bergen, Joan Merrill, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Don Ameche, Gene Tierney, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 29:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

99699. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 4, 1945. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn, Royal desserts. The program originates from the Victorville Army Airfield in California. The first tune is, "Sweetheart Of All My Dreams." Charlie has received a $500 reward for bravery. Effie Klinker makes an appearance. The cast does a desert Arabian drama. Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Joan Merrill, Anne Baxter (guest), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Frank Barton (announcer). 29:14. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

99700. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 11, 1945. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn, Royal desserts. The program originates from the Naval Auxilary Air Station, Twenty-Nine Palms, California. The first tune is, "Please Don't Say No." Charlie has hired a bodyguard. "A Bud Blooms In Brooklyn," Charlie's version of the new movie with guest Joan Blondell. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #22723. Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Joan Merrill, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Dewey Robinson. 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22723. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 11, 1945. Program #98. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from the Naval Auxilary Air Station, Twenty-Nine Palms, California. The first tune is, "Please Don't Say No." Charlie has hired a bodyguard. "A Bud Blooms In Brooklyn," Charlie's version of the new movie with guest Joan Blondell. See cat. #99700 for a network, sponsored version of this program. Don Ameche, Edgar Bergen, Joan Blondell, Joan Merrill, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dewey Robinson, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 30:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

99701. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 18, 1945. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn, Royal desserts. The program originates from Williams Army Airfield, Chandler, Arizona. The first tune is, "Button Up Your Overcoat." Bergen tries to talk into Charlie into opening a joint checking account. Mortimer Snerd is working on a crossword puzzle. Charlie and Maria travel on a flying carpet. They see a flight a pigeons...they're in "squab" formation. They land on the cannibal Hanka Island (Ray Noble is the "Hanka Chief"). Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Joan Merrill, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Maria Montez (guest), Frank Barton (announcer). 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

18063. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 25, 1945. Program #100. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from Luke Field, Arizona. Edgar tells Charlie the story of "Little Red Riding Hood." A visit to the Cliff Dwellers in the Petrified Forest. Edgar Bergen, Lynn Bari. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

84253. The Charlie McCarthy Show. April 1, 1945. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from the Miramar, California, Marine Air Corps Depot. Joan Merrill sings, "Let's Take The Long Way Home." Charlie has a baby aligator. Guest Linda Darnell is studying sculpture and wants Charlie to model for her. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Don Ameche, The Great Lakes Naval Training Center Choir (300 voices), Joan Merrill, Linda Darnell, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 31:10. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

84037. The Charlie McCarthy Show. April 8, 1945. NBC net. What has Charlie done with all of Bergen's electrical appliances? He's built a mechanical man named, "Rusty." Bergen has bought a rowing machine and discusses it with Mortimer. Guest Jack Oakie is running a target shooting gallery at a carnival. Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Joan Merrill, Jack Oakie. 22:46. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

3971. The Charlie McCarthy Show. April 22, 1945. Program #104. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from the Santa Barbara Redistribution Center. Charlie has bought a gold mine from a crook. Effie Clinker makes an appearance. Guest Rita Hayworth and the boys go to an auction. Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Rita Hayworth, Joan Merrill, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 30:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65758. The Charlie McCarthy Show. April 29, 1945. Program #105. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from Redistribution Station #3, Santa Monica. Charlie has been chosen honorary Fire Chief during Boys Club Week. Guest Ida Lupino visits the firehouse. Mortimer Snerd appears as a policeman. There's a fire at the corner of Dun and Bradstreet! Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Joan Merrill, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ida Lupino, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 30:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93570. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 13, 1945. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from The Murock Army Airfield, Murock, California. Bergen has disappeared after running over Edward Everett Horton's lawn and smashing his fountain. Lawyer Gazola takes the case, he calls Effie Clinker to the stand. Gazola wants testimony, Effie wants matrimony. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Don Ameche, Ken Carpenter, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Joan Merrill (vocal), Edward Everett Horton, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 29:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

22724. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 20, 1945. Program #108. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from Norman, Oklahoma. Charlie leaves Bergen and strikes out on his own (again)! Joan Merrill (vocal), Don Ameche, Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Janet Blair (guest). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

101706. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 9, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Desserts. 8:00 P.M. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #1571. The first tune is, "So In Love." When Bergen loses his memory, Charlie and guest Keenan Wynn take him to a psychiatrist. The system cue has been deleted. Edgar Bergen, Keenan Wynn, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, June Kilgore (vocal), Ken Carpenter (announcer). 29:17. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

1571. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 9, 1945. Program #111. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Edgar Bergen loses his memory, so Charlie and guest Keenan Wynn take him to a psychiatrist. See cat. #101706 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Edgar Bergen, Keenan Wynn, June Kilgore (vocal), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101707. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 16, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Desserts, Bulova (local). 8:00 P.M. Bergen tries to explain radar to Charlie. Later, Edgar invite his friends aboard his newly inherited yacht, "The Christina." Mortimer Snerd explains his new job as a weatherman. Anita Gordon makes her first appearance on the program and is introduced as a 15-year-old-vocalist. She was actually 31 at the time! Bergen predicts what post-war electronics will be like. Fascinating listening. The program opening is upcut. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Keenan Wynn (guest), Linda Darnell (guest), Anita Gordon. 29:11. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

1572. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 23, 1945. Program #113. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Bergen is planning to leave for New York, but has some difficulty buying a ticket. Edgar Bergen, Anne Baxter, Keenan Wynn, Anita Gordon. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1573. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 30, 1945. Program #114. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Bergen has a fight with Charlie, so Charlie plans to have guest Fred Allen take over as ventriloquist. Edgar Bergen, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72922. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 8, 1945. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Rebroadcast as part of "To The Rear March" (see cat. #10286). Orson is a museum guide. Edgar Bergen, Orson Welles. 10 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Excerpt.

1574. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 14, 1945. Program #116. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie and guest Hildegarde go shopping for a present for Bergen. Edgar Bergen, Hildegarde. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49028. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 21, 1945. Program #117. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie has started an oyster farm, he's feeding them string so the pearls will come out already strung! "Weekend At Joe's Flophouse," a drama with guest Fred Allen. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Ben Grauer (announcer), Fred Allen. 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

102066. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 28, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn. Charlie has gotten into a fight, defending Bergen's honor. The first tune is, "The Breeze and I." This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #53179. The first 20:09 only. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Ben Grauer (announcer), Pat Patrick, Boris Karloff (guest). 20:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

53179. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 28, 1945. Program #118. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie has gotten into a fight defending Bergen's honor. Guest Boris Karloff brings Charlie and his friends to a haunted house. See cat. #102066 for a network, sponsored version of this program. Edgar Bergen, Ben Grauer (announcer), Anita Gordon, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Pat Patrick, Boris Karloff. 30:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1575. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 4, 1945. Program #119. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Guest Elsa Maxwell and Charlie have a fight at one of her parties. Edgar Bergen, Elsa Maxwell. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1576. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 11, 1945. Program #120. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from Oklahoma and the guest is Governor Kerr of that state. Charlie pretends he's the Governor. Edgar Bergen, Robert S. Kerr, Johnny Martin (announcer), Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 30:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1577. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 18, 1945. Program #121. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie and guest Margaret O'Brien do, "The Courtship of Miles Standish." Edgar Bergen, Margaret O'Brien, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick. 30:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68843. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 25, 1945. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie's running a beauty salon. What can he do for guest Vera Vague? This recording appears as part of "To The Rear March," AFRS #38 (see cat. #10283). Another excerpt appears on "To The Rear March" AFRS #41 (see cat. #67983). Edgar Bergen, Barbara Jo Allen (as "Vera Vague"), Anita Gordon, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 13:55. Audio condition: Very good. Excerpt.

60474. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 2, 1945. Program #123. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie is helping old man Dugan spend his newly found money. Guest Walter Pidgeon joins Charlie and the cast in their version of "Weekend At The Waldorf." Edgar Bergen, Anita Gordon, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Pat Patrick, Walter Pidgeon, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 30:13. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

1709. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 16, 1945. Program #125. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Guest Susan Hayward, Edgar and Charlie visit an observatory to look at some heavenly bodies! Edgar Bergen, Susan Hayward, Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (AFRS music fill), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Pat Patrick, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 30:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103075. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 23, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Charlie is just back from a rustic cabin. It was soooo cold! Edgar and Charlie discuss winter sports. Edgar tries to explain to Mortimer how radio works. Guest Margaret O'Brien is going to go to the North Pole with Charlie. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Margaret O'Brien, Joe Besser (?). 15:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

103083. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 6, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn. 8:00 P.M. Mortimer was a wallflower at the New Year's Eve party. Guest Roy Rogers and The Sons Of The Pioneers sing a delightful, "The Prairie's My Home." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Roy Rogers, The Sons Of The Pioneers, Joe Besser (?). 16:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

8055. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 13, 1946. Program #129. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie and the truant officer. Mortimer writes a letter. Edgar makes a mistake on his income tax and tells it to tax man, played by guest Chester Morris. Edgar Bergen, Chester Morris. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3685. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 20, 1946. Program #130. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Bergen takes Charlie and guest Rita Hayworth to the "Brown Fedora" restaurant. Edgar Bergen, Rita Hayworth, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

84060. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 3, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Edgar and Charlie have just returned from Palm Springs. Charlie has been practising for his Boy Scout test. He's swallowed a bullet and see "Doctor" Everett Edward Horton. Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Jack Mather, Edward Everett Horton. 30:07. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

84260. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 10, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Acapulco." Wealthy Schuyler Van Snort has been initiated into Charlie's, "Rat Slugger's Club." Effie Clinker plans to be a movie star. Guest Jose Iturbi tries to convince Charlie to have the "Rat Sluggers" put on a show. Iturbi plays a Chopin waltz (the audio is poor) and, "The Boogie With The Fringe On Top." The date is subject to correction and might be October 8, 1944. Edgar Bergen, Bill Forman (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, The King Sisters, Jose Iturbi. 31:26. Audio condition: Poor - barely audible. Complete.

3972. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 17, 1946. Program #134. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie tries to sell Bergen some of his herb medicine. Ray's newspaper prints a photo of Bergen in the bathtub. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon (vocals), Ray Milland. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

84043. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 24, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Puddings. Charlie is unhappy with the dancing lessons he's being forced to take. Mortimer has a new Spring suit. Guest Tallulah Bankhead appears with Charlie in a play set in the Kingdom of Miscellania. A funny, well-written skit. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Anita Gordon, Jack Mather, Tallulah Bankhead. 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63815. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 3, 1946. Program #136. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Edgar blows his first lines by forgetting to use Charlie's "voice." Bergen tells Charlie the story of the ugly duckling. Mortimer's new fountain pen. Honorary police chief McCarthy meets arch-criminal Walter Slezak. Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Walter Slezak, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Charles Kemper, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 30:13. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

13033. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 10, 1946. Program #137. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie the tattoo artist. The cast does a drama called "The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter." Edgar Bergen, Dorothy Lamour (guest), Anita Gordon, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Charles Kemper. 30:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84044. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 17, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Puddings. 8:00 P. M. Charlie's gotten a note from his teacher about his poor knowledge of geography. Guest Margaret O'Brien is very Irish for St. Patrick's day. She wants to be a nurse for animals and run, "The O-Brien-McCarthy Petatorium." Charles refers to W. C. Fields (next week's guest) as, "The winner of the Tournament of Noses." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Jack Mather, Anita Gordon, Margaret O'Brien. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74459. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 24, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Puddings. 8:00 P. M. Charlie's on the run from the cops. Edgar and Charlie go to visit W.C. Fields in a sanitarium. A classic confrontation. Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon (vocal), Jack Mather, Verna Felton, W. C. Fields. 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53125. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 31, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Puddings. Bergen is the new truant officer! Mortimer recites "Hickory, Dickory, Dock." Charlie and Edgar join guest Roy Rogers for a visit to a ghost town. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Jack Mather, Charles Kemper, Roy Rogers, The Sons Of The Pioneers. 29:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

84264. The Charlie McCarthy Show. April 7, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Bergen's taken a job a a temporary truant officer. Guest Hedy Lamarr is planning a new post-war home. Charlie and Hedy try for wedded bliss. Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Martha Wentworth, Hedy Lamarr. 30:13. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

84045. The Charlie McCarthy Show. April 14, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Puddings. Edgar tells Charlie the story of, "The Fox and The Crow." Guest Cornel Wilde joins Charlie in their own version of, "Robin Hood." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Anita Gordon, Charles Kemper, Verna Felton, Cornel Wilde. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84046. The Charlie McCarthy Show. April 21, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Puddings. Charlie's in love...again! This time, it's with a lady wrestler named Jacqueline. Mortimer Snerd has gone to his first movie show. Guest Margaret O'Brien wants to know if the Easter Rabbit really lays eggs. Charlie and Margaret visit Bunnyville. Edgar has won a Peabody Award for the best comedy show in radio. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Anita Gordon, Jack Mather, Margaret O'Brien, Clarence Nash (as a duck). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84047. The Charlie McCarthy Show. April 28, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Puddings. The program originates from New York City. Bergen flew across the country by airplane. Mortimer has been robbed. Guest Chester Morris tries to sell Bergen insurance. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Anita Gordon, Jack Mather, Chester Morris. 29:36. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

28503. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 12, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Saborn Coffee, Royal Pudding. Edgar's the new father of a baby girl (Candice was born May 9, 1946). Mortimer's going to play Shakespeare, he's cast to play, "Hambone." Guest Edward Everett Horton is running a garage and has turned Bergen's car into a flying hotrod. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Edward Everett Horton, Anita Gordon, Jack Mather. 29:55. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

84048. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 19, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Puddings. Charlie is suffering from "heart populations." Mortimer Snerd has been sleep-walking. Guest Ethel Barrymore is announced as appearing with Charlie in, "The Merchant Of Venice." She does read Shylock's soliloquy. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Anita Gordon, Ethel Barrymore. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84049. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 26, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Puddings. Bergen wants to take Charlie's room for the new baby. Mortimer has visited the Museum of Natural History. Charlie babysits for the new baby. The last show of the season. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Verna Felton, June Foray (as the baby). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104424. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 1, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn (commercials deleted). 8:00 P.M. The first show of the series. Charlie has decided to quit radio. Guest Jimmy Stewart is the campaign manager for Charlie's attempt to be president of, "The Rat Sluggers." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Jimmy Stewart. 26:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

28496. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 15, 1946. NBC net. Charlie tries to catch a mouse. Mortimer tries to learn the alphabet. Guest Fred MacMurray tries to teach Ray about football. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Fred MacMurray. 17 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

28497. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 29, 1946. NBC net. Bergen tries to send a message to Charlie by mental telepathy. Charlie visits the library. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Pat Patrick. 16:15. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

84258. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 6, 1946. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Blue Bonnet Margarine. Charlie's in love with two girls, twins named Daisy and Maisie. Guest Jack Benny offers Charlie a show of his own. Jack appeared on his own show the same day (see cat. #76246). Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Pat Patrick, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Jack Benny. 29:53. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

84050. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 13, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Puddings. Charlie has gone into the cosmetics business, including a new "smooch-proof" lipstick. Mortimer Snerd is going to try for a job in a grocery store. Guest Lily Pons joins Charlie in the opera, "Lakme" with an "all-plaster cast." Portions of this program were heard on, "To The Rear March" (see cat. #3606). Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Anita Gordon, Jack Mather, Pat Patrick, Lily Pons. 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

28498. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 27, 1946. NBC net. Charlie is learning to be a chiropractor, Mortimer learns to count. The program may be dated October 28, 1946. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 14 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

28499. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 3, 1946. NBC net. Edgar tells Charlie the story of the Goose that laid the Golden Eggs, Mortimer buys winter underwear by mail. Guest Fred Allen rents Bergen an apartment down in Allen's Alley. Edgar Bergen, Pat Patrick, Fred Allen. 17 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

28500. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 10, 1946. NBC net. Bergen teaches Charlie about allergies, Mortimer's trip to New York. A trip across New York harbor in guest Charles Laughton's tugboat. Edgar Bergen, Pat Patrick, Charles Laughton. 17:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

28501. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 17, 1946. NBC net. Bergen teaches Charlie about expense accounts, a trip back in time to visit Sir Walter Raleigh, building Mortimer's vocabulary. Edgar Bergen, Pat Patrick, Tallulah Bankhead. 17 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

28502. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 24, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from Baltimore. Edgar has a black eye, Mortimer buys presents for his cow Bessie. Edgar, Ray and Ersel Twing join Charlie and guest Edward Everett Horton hunting ducks. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Edward Everett Horton, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick. 29:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

84058. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 5, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, V-8 Vegetable Juice. Charlie is going to meet his French penpal. Mortimer Snerd tries to remember the months of the year. Guest Charles Boyer is going to be Charlie's interpreter as he romances his French friend. Bergen chokes on the words as he tries to read a public service announcement near the end of the program. Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Veola Vonn, Red Ingle, Charles Boyer. 29:06. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

83689. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 12, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Blue Bonnet Margarine. Bergen has been called to jury duty. Mortimer forgets why he has a string on his finger. Guest Edward Arnold is running a used car lot. Charlie is looking to buy a car for Bergen's "tenth anniversary" (with Chase and Sanborn). Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Edward Arnold, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Pat Patrick, Anita Gordon. 28:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

83690. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 19, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, V-8 Vegetable Juice. The tenth anniversary program of the program. The program starts with a recreation of how Bergen and McCarthy came to be hired for their first appearance on, "The Rudy Vallee Show. Mortimer Snerd turns down a chance to kiss Dorothy Lamour. Don Ameche appears as Dr. Gazola, the dentist, when Charlie gets a toothache. The show ends early and the closing drags on with repeated playings of the theme. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dorothy Lamour, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Rudy Vallee, Dorothy Lamour, Pat Patrick, Don Ameche, Nelson Eddy. 29:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

83691. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 26, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Blue Bonnet Margarine. Charlie has a pocket full of silkworms. They're the start of "Charlie's Wormatorium." Edgar trips over the word, "metamorphosis." Mortimer Snerd gets a lesson in grammar. Guest Roy Rogers joins the cast on a dude ranch and gives riding lessons on "Trigger." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Roy Rogers, The Sons Of The Pioneers, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Pat Patrick, Anita Gordon. 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

83693. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 2, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, V-8 Vegetable Juice. Edgar tells Charlie the story of, "The Pied Piper Of Hamelin." Mortimer plans to be a movie star. Guest Jane Wyman joins Edgar and Charlie is their own version of, "The Yearling." Edgar Bergen, Jane Wyman, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Pat Patrick, Pat Patrick. 29:37. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

83694. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 9, 1947. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Blue Bonnet Margarine. Charlie hasn't been paid for cleaning the attic. He threatens to read the poems written by Bergen when he was young. Bergen misreads the script and Charlie covers for him! Mortimer Snerd has gotten an electric shock...it hurt in his "liverwurst." Guest Nelson Eddy receives a cold welcome from Charle, Ray and Anita. They're afraid he's going to come back to the show. He sings, "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp." Edgar Bergen, Nelson Eddy, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Pat Patrick, Anita Gordon. 29:21. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

83695. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 16, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, V-8 Vegetable Juice. It's Edgar's birthday, the gang has chipped in for a cigarette lighter as a present. Charlie plans to get rid of guest Nelson Eddy, who does a comedy routine with Billy Burke at, "The Artists Overseas Service Guild." Nelson sings, "Shadrach." Edgar Bergen, Billie Burke, Nelson Eddy, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 29:25. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

83686. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 23, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Blue Bonnet Margarine. Charlie has gotten a letter from a very rich, little, old lady (Morganbilt Astorfeller), who wants to adopt him. Bergen asks Mortimer Snerd to be a babysitter. Nelson sings, "It's A Good Day." The system cue has been deleted. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Elsa Maxwell, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Nelson Eddy. 29:43. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

83687. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 2, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, V-8 Vegetable Juice. Charlie has been caught telling too many lies. Mortimer Snerd is in the shoe shining business. Charlie has driven Bergen's car into a fire hydrant. Nelson files the insurance claim for Charlie, with Chester Morris, the insurance adjuster. Nelson sings, "The Ranger Song." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Chester Morris, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Jack Kruschen, Nelson Eddy. 29:58. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

83688. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 9, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Blue Bonnet Margarine. Bergen overslept this morning. Charlie offers Edgar his wake-up service. Mortimer has to memorize a poem for school. Charlie has won the prize as, "Model American Boy." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Monty Woolley, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick. 29:40. Audio condition: Fair. Complete.

84036. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 30, 1947. NBC net. Charlie has joined, "The Underpaid Ventriloquist's Assistants Benevolent Association." Guest Edward Everett Horton is running a pet shop and Bergen wants to buy a dog. Edward Everett Horton refuses to sell one of his two rabbits, "because that would be splitting hares." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Edward Everett Horton, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick. 19:49. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

13034. The Charlie McCarthy Show. April 6, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. The program features a very funny Bickersons skit. Charlie goes duck hunting. The date is subject to correction. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Ameche, Marsha Hunt, Pat Patrick, Phil Rapp (writer). 30:12. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

106548. The Charlie McCarthy Show. June 21, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn coffee (part of 1 commercial has been deleted). The first tune is, "I Never Knew." Guest Judy Garland sees something funny during the show and laughs off-mike for almost 10 minutes. Charlie's cooking clams with Edgar's Stanley Steamer. Abbott and Costello borrow money to buy a farm. Edgar Bergen, Judy Garland, Don Ameche (?), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Buddy Twiss (commercial spokesman), Pat Patrick. 28:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

45930. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 14, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal desserts. Bergen is trying to duck a lawyer. Mortimer is selling newspapers, while Edgar has inherited a building. One of the tenants is guest Michael Romanoff (who has some trouble reading his lines). Edgar has bought Charlie a briefcase. Anita Gordon, Eddie Mayehoff, Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Michael Romanoff, Pat Patrick, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 29:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

13035. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 21, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Pudding. The program originates from Pasadena, California. Bergen tells Charlie his version of "Jack and The Beanstalk." Guest Walt Disney brings his friend Donald Duck along for a visit. Edgar Bergen, Walt Disney, Alan Reed, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Pat Patrick, Jack Mather, Anita Gordon, Clarence Nash (?). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22725. The Charlie McCarthy Show. September 28, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Pudding. The program originates from Santa Monica, California. A date with guest Betty Hutton? Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Alan Reed, Betty Hutton. 30:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22726. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 5, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Puddings. The program originates from Pasadena, California. A visit to lawyer Gazola. Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Pat Patrick, Anita Gordon. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22727. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 12, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Pudding. The program originates from Whittier, California. There are black eyes on Bergen and Mortimer Snerd. The show features a Columbus Day skit with Charlie as Columbus about his meeting with Queen Lindabella (guest Linda Darnell). Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Linda Darnell. 30:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22728. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 19, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. The program originates from Occidental College, Los Angeles. Bergen tells the story of "Aladdin and His Lamp." Mortimer at the amusement park, Charlie the hospital patient. Anita Gordon, Edgar Bergen, Hans Conried, Jane Wyman, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Pat Patrick, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 30:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

43179. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 26, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Royal Pudding, Chase and Sanborne Coffee, Royal Gelatin. The program originates from Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California. Guest: Richard Widmark. Charlie is running a protection racket and visits "The Bronze Casket Cafe" at 1313 Skull Street. Edgar Bergen, Richard Widmark, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Jack Mather, Gloria Blondell. 29:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

465. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 2, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Pudding. Edgar Bergen, Fred Allen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45931. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 9, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal desserts. Edgar's hurt himself while riding a horse named...Edgar Bergen! Mortimer's gotten a job washing windows. Charlie has gotten guest Maurice Evans to help him stage a Shakespearean drama, but guest Lulu McConnell owns the barn! Romeo and Juliet will never be the same. Edgar Bergen, Nelson Case (announcer), Anita Gordon, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Pat Patrick, Maurice Evans, Lulu McConnell. 29:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60038. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 16, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Puddings. Charlie describes his experiences driving a bus. Mortimer has fallen in love with a department store dummy. Guest Lana Turner helps Bergen get incriminating love letters back from Charlie. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Lana Turner. 29:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65759. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 23, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Royal Pudding, Chase and Sanborn Coffee. The program originates from the Pasadena Playhouse. Bergen tells Charlie the story of Robinson Crusoe. Edgar tells Mortimer about Eskimos. Guest Carmen Miranda appears in Charlie's opera, "Carmen." Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Jack Mather, Pat Patrick, Carmen Miranda. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65760. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 30, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Puddings. Charlie's raising rabbits. Mortimer Snerd has a cold...or is that pepper he's carrying? Edgar takes Charlie to a psychiatrist...it's guest Edward Everett Horton! Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Edward Everett Horton, Pat Patrick. 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

35292. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 7, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Royal Pudding. The program originates from Claremont Men's College. Edgar teaches Charlie about the brain. Guest Roy Rogers joins the cast for their version of a western movie. Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Anita Gordon, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Roy Rogers, The Sons Of The Pioneers, Jack Mather, Pat Patrick. 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45823. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 14, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Desserts. The program originates from Los Angeles City College. Did Edgar really put poison in Charlie's Christmas candy? Mortimer Snerd wants to sell his mule. Guest Gary Cooper gets Santa Claus lessons from Charlie and cracks up on the air. Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, John McGovern, Gary Cooper, Pat Patrick. 29:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

93155. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 21, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Puddings. Charlie romances guest Claudette Colbert. Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Claudette Colbert. 11:31. Audio condition: Very good. Excerpt.

63816. The Charlie McCarthy Show. January 11, 1948. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from University High School, West Los Angeles. Charlie the foot doctor. Mortimer Snerd has been invited to a party. Ray Noble romances guest Lucille Ball during leap year! The date is approximate. Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Pat Patrick, Anita Gordon, Lucille Ball. 30:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

84257. The Charlie McCarthy Show. February 1, 1948. NBC net. The program originates from Tulane University, New Orleans. Bergen has been accused of being a bank robber. Charlie and guest Madeleine Carrol are running a French restaurant. Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Pat Patrick, Anita Gordon, Madeleine Carroll. 29:36. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

97301. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 21, 1948. NBC net. Mortimer Snerd has gotten a job as a city street sweeper in Snerdville. Charlie meets Alfred Hitchcock (who has been tied up filming "Rope"). Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Alfred Hitchcock. 5:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

84059. The Charlie McCarthy Show. April 4, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Tenderleaf Tea, Royal Puddings. The program originates from Fullerton Junior College, Fullerton, California. Edgar, the bird-watcher, describes Ken Murray's Academy Award-winning short film, "Bill and Coo." Guest Ken Murray teaches Charlie "Bird Language." Barbara Bel Geddes and Rudy Vallee appear with Charlie in a scene from, "I Remember Mama." Edgar Bergen had appeared in the movie version. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Hans Conried, Ken Murray, Barbara Bel Geddes, Rudy Vallee. 29:54. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

91035. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 2, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Tender Leaf Tea, Royal Puddings. The program originates from Santa Monica High School. Charley is interested in astronomy. Mortimer plans to get a dog...with mustard! Charlie and his pal Gimlet open their own observatory, Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Hans Conried, John McGovern, Max Mason (guest: astronomy professor at Cal Tech, responsible for the telescope at Mount Palomar), Marie Montaine (soprano: Edgar's discovery). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72918. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 9, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Royal Puddings, Tender Leaf Tea. Charlie is in disguise after breaking a window with a baseball. The band plays, "In My Merry Oldsmobile," with a samba rhythm. Bergen makes a recording of Mortimer's voice. Guest Don Ameche appears as "Gazola" (the lawyer). Gazola tries to get Charlie a hotel room in Washington, D. C. for next week. Edgar Bergen, Frank Barton (announcer), Pat Patrick, Anita Gordon, Leo Cleary, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Don Ameche. 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6753. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 16, 1948. NBC net origination, CBC rebroadcast. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Pudding. The program originates from The New Line Arena, Washington D. C. Portions of the commercials have been deleted. Anita Gordon, Ken Carpenter, Bing Crosby (guest), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Edgar Bergen, Pat Patrick. 29:21. Audio condition: Good. Otherwise complete.

84052. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 23, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Royal Puddings, Tenderleaf Tea. The program originates from New York City. Charlie tells Bergen about his collection of insects and bugs. Mortimer Snerd has gotten a letter from one of his fans. Guest Groucho Marx is having trouble with the New York subway. Since it runs through his basement, Groucho wants to install a toll gate. Pat Patrick and Groucho throw ad libs at each other; they sound like they're getting nasty with each other on the air. Pat Patrick more than holds his own against Groucho. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Groucho Marx. 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84053. The Charlie McCarthy Show. May 30, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Royal Puddings, Tenderleaf Tea. The program originates from New York City. Bergen is planning a vacation in Sweden. He tells Charlie the story of the Vikings. Mortimer Snerd has gotten a job as a "sandwich man." Bergen wants Charlie to change his name to, "Axel McCarthy." Guest Morton Downey upbraids Charlie as a traitor to the Irish. The last show of the season. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Morton Downey. 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84054. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 3, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. The first show of the season. The Bickersons: Blanche is upset that John has come home late. She's bought a turtle-neck evening gown! The cast sings, "Maybe It's Beacuse I'm A Londoner." Pat Patrick, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Ameche, Marsha Hunt, Phil Rapp (writer), Thurl Ravenscroft (basso), Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 30:03. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

17068. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 10, 1948. Program #26. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. The program originates from the auditiorium of the Los Angeles Mirror, celebrating the start of the newspaper. Charlie is the guest of the editor. The show's opening is particularly well-written and the band swings out with, "Good News." Mortimer Snerd is working at the building's information desk. The Bickerson: John and Blanche are at the train station. Uncle Thurman's will is to be read. Great Bickersons! Pat Patrick, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Ameche, Marsha Hunt, Phil Rapp (writer), Thurl Ravenscroft (basso), Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 30:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

84055. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 24, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Bergen tells Charlie the story of, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." "Professor Ravenscroft" is identified as the leader of the show's Glee Club, called, "The Java Jivers." The Bickersons: Dr. Hersey has examined John's snoring problem. Blanche bought herself a $300 diamond ring. Pat Patrick, Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon, Don Ameche, Marsha Hunt, Phil Rapp (writer), The Java Jivers, Thurl Ravenscroft, Gale Gordon. 29:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

80316. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 31, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Charlie's lost his little black address book. Don't miss the band's hot arrangement of, "The Gypsy" and, "The Twelfth Street Rag." Edgar discusses the presidential election with Mortimer Snerd. Don Ameche is out with laryngitis; Charlie's married to Marsha Hunt! Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Marsha Hunt, Pat Patrick, Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Phil Rapp (writer), The Java Jivers, Thurl Ravenscroft (director of "The Jivers," basso). 29:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49956. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 7, 1948. Program #228. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie has found Bergen's wallet. The Bickersons: John is in the hospital to have his uvula shortened to stop his snoring (see cat. #21777 for a similar script done a year earlier with Frances Langford). Don Ameche also appears as professor Gazola, owner of an Italian restaurant. He plans to hire Charlie's Glee Club. Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Ameche, Marsha Hunt, Pat Patrick, Gale Gordon, Phil Rapp (writer), Thurl Ravenscroft (of The Sportsmen), Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 29:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84056. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 14, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Bergen has cut off Charlie's allowance after he's mixed gunpowder with Bergen's tobacco. Charlie is planning to sue Edgar. Ken sings a "coffee calyso;" the rest of the cast joins in. The Bickersons: Blanche is upset that John has come home late. She's made a long distance call. Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Marsha Hunt, Pat Patrick, Edgar Bergen, Phil Rapp (writer), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Ameche, The Java Jivers, Thurl Ravenscroft (basso), Alan Reed. 29:22. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

84057. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 21, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Bergen starts the show in error by reading Charlie's first line in his "Bergen" voice...and apologizes to the audience. Edgar tells Charlie the story of, "The Ugly Duckling." Mortimer Snerd has been invited to a formal Thansgiving dinner. Ray Noble imitates Walter Winchell as a BBC announcer would sound. "Ronald Smew" does a Chase and Sanborn commercial. Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Marsha Hunt, Pat Patrick, Phil Rapp (writer), Don Ameche, The Java Jivers, Thurl Ravenscroft (basso). 29:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

84246. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 28, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Charlie has been seen sneaking into the "Burbank Follies Theatre." Bergen tries to teach Charlie to tell the truth. What does Mortimer sing when he milks his cow? "Whistle While You Squirt." The Bickersons: John has forgotten to pick up Blanche at the railroad station. She bought a "fly-by-night" stock. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Pat Patrick, Don Ameche, Marsha Hunt, Phil Rapp (writer). 30:09. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

84249. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 5, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Charlie is planning to go to Mexico. Mortimer has been working as a magician's assistant. Ersel Twing sings a Chase and Sanborn commercial set to Mexican music. The Bickersons: John and Blanche are on an overnight train to San Francisco. Blanche gets stuck in an upper berth. Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Don Ameche, Marsha Hunt, Phil Rapp (writer), Pat Patrick. 29:55. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

84250. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 12, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. Charlie is being sent to reform school. Edgar has taken Mortimer Snerd for a flight in his new airplane. Ken Carpenter celebrated making his "two-thousandth transcontinetal broadcast" last week. The middle commercial is done as a western called, "Black Coffee." Blanche claims that she has a sprained ankle. Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Don Ameche, Marsha Hunt, Phil Rapp (writer), Pat Patrick. 29:36. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

60638. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 19, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee (parts of the commercials have been deleted). Edgar tells Charlie the story of the time Santa's reindeer went out on strike. Mortimer Snerd is getting married! The Bickersons exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. Guest Mario Lanza sings, "The Lord's Prayer." Edgar Bergen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Pat Patrick, Don Ameche, Marsha Hunt, Mario Lanza, Phil Rapp (writer). 28:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

254. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 26, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee. The program includes a comedy routine by "The Bickersons." The last Charlie McCarthy Show sponsored by Chase and Sanborn Coffee. A review of Edgar's career. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Don Ameche, Marsha Hunt. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

83692. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 2, 1949. CBS net. Sponsored by: Coca-Cola. The first show of the season, the first show sponsored by Coca Cola, the first show of the series on the CBS net. Charlie imitates Jimmy Fidler as a gossip columnist. Bergen and McCarthy have trouble getting into the studio and are unhappy with their dressing room. Edgar Bergen, Dinah Shore, Bill Baldwin (announcer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Jess Oppenheimer (producer, director), Pat Patrick, Dinah Shore, Hans Conried, Jim Backus. 29:55. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

74456. The Charlie McCarthy Show. October 9, 1949. CBS net, KNX, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Coca-Cola, Bank Of America Time-Plan Financing (local). Edgar and Charlie read a review of last week's season-opening show. Mortimer tries to read a letter. Guest Dorothy Shay joins the cast in a hillbilly drama. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dorothy Shay, Pat Patrick, Bill Baldwin (announcer), Jess Oppenheimer (producer, director). 28:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3973. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 11, 1949. Program #202. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from Southgate (California) High School. Charlie and his friend Gimlet try to get a secret recording of Hoagy singing. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Anita Gordon (vocal), Hoagy Carmichael (guest), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Pat Patrick, John McGovern. 30:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84064. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 11, 1951. CBS net. Sponsored by: Coca-Cola. Professor Van Toggleswitch has come to visit Mortimer Snerd. Charlie has invented a radar to detect approaching blondes. Guest Jussi Bjoerling sings, "The Neapolitan Love Song." Charlie plans to be Jussi Bjoerling's travel manager. A visit to a mad travel agency. The Bjoerlings sing a duet from, "Romeo and Juliet." Hans Conried, Jussi Bjorling, Annalisa Bjoerling, Jack Kirkwood, Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Jim Backus. 26:53. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

84259. The Charlie McCarthy Show. December 16, 1951. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie tries to get out of school because of a case of nerves. Guest Frankie Laine sings, "Wonderful, Wasn't It?" and "Jezebel." Bergen's giving a party; Charlie negotiates with the caterer. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Frankie Laine, Hans Conried, Jack Kirkwood. 30:13. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

93062. The Charlie McCarthy Show. March 16, 1952. CBS net, KOOK, Billings, Montana aircheck. Sponsored by: Coca-Cola. Charlie and the steam shovel. Guest Jo Stafford sings, "Nightingale." Charlie becomes "Big Charlie," the gangster. Mortimer at the zoo. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Jo Stafford (guest), Bea Benaderet, Veola Vonn, Edwin Max, Bill Baldwin (announcer), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer), Sam Pierce (producer, director). 26:26. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

101489. The Charlie McCarthy Show. November 22, 1953. CBS net. Sponsored by: Lanolin Plus (2 commercials deleted). The program is also referred to as, "The Edgar Bergin and Charlie McCarthy Show." Charlie has become a "pest exterminator." Charlie and guest Ronald Reagan produce the historical drama, "Ben Him." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Ronald Reagan, Anita Gordon, Jack Kirkwood, Veola Vonn, Gloria Gordon, Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Norman Paul (writer), Cy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer), Bill Baldwin (announcer). 27:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

8056. The Charlie McCarthy Show. Program #292. AFRS. Charlie's case of nerves. Edgar Bergen, Hans Conried, Jack Kirkwood. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 187 programs.