The Columbia Workshop

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of April 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


4764. The Columbia Workshop. July 18, 1936. Program #1. CBS net. "A Comedy Of Danger," "The Finger Of God". Sustaining. The first show of the series. Two one-act plays, one written for radio, the other for the stage and performed with a set, just as on a stage, with actors moving about and their speeches picked up by a parabolic microphone. Except for poor acting, both come off surprisingly well. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4765. The Columbia Workshop. July 25, 1936. Program #2. CBS net. "Broadway Evening". Sustaining. A really GREAT show, "dedicated to the magic of radio." An "ear impression" of a night in the life of man and a woman on Broadway, Told entirely by sound effects and extraneous conversations, it includes an almost psychedelic visit to the Automat. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4766. The Columbia Workshop. August 1, 1936. Program #3. CBS net. "Cartwheel". Sustaining. A short play considered to be one of the best experimental dramas written for radio. It contains 23 scenes and 9 actors playing 34 different roles with a time lapse of 50 years in 15 minutes of playing time. "Perhaps the best example of how economy of words and characterizations has enabled the author to present a moving, vivid dramatic idea." Also, there's a brief "technical" demonstration of how listeners in Australia hear the show before listeners on the west coast. "Frances had a beauty voice, it's frequencies were slow. It left New York at 8:00 P.M., returned at 8-one-oh." A carbon microphone (of 20 years ago) is compared to a "modern" velocity microphone. Vic Knight (writer), Arlene Francis, Irving Reis (producer), Frances Fuller, Ray Collins. 30:25. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4767. The Columbia Workshop. August 8, 1936. Program #4. CBS net. "Experiment," "Highway Incident". Sustaining. A twisted look at rudimentary E.S.P. and a typical period-piece of crime and justice's retribution, with a contrived twist-of-fate ending. The system cue has been deleted. Irving Reis (director), David Ross, Mary Parkington (writer), Brian J. Burns (writer). 30:54. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

4768. The Columbia Workshop. August 15, 1936. Program #5. CBS net. "Case History". Sustaining. An experimental drama about a pilot on the brink of death. A tour of a strange airport on the edge of the abyss. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

4769. The Columbia Workshop. August 22, 1936. Program #6. CBS net. "There Must Be Something Else," "The March Of The Molecules". Sustaining. "An interesting experiment into the magic of radio," includes a technical demonstration with the "Director of Engineering of the Columbia Network" and Dr. Cauldwell of the old Federal Radio Commission. Also, a drama about a successful businessman whose life is somehow lacking. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4770. The Columbia Workshop. September 5, 1936. CBS net. "Dramatization Of The San Quentin Prison Break". Sustaining. A dramatization about how a dramatization was broadcast only two and a half hours after the story broke. Announced as "the fastest dramatic re-enactment in radio history," this is an exciting glimpse behind the scenes during radio's "golden age." Robson actually dramatized the story on the Don Lee net one half hour after the capture of the escaped convicts. See the "Calling All Cars" broadcast of January 22, 1935 (cat. # 71989), which is a previous (but apparently not the first) dramatization of the escape. William N. Robson (narrator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4771. The Columbia Workshop. September 12, 1936. CBS net. "A Voyage To Brobdingnag". Sustaining. An experimental drama, based on "Gulliver's Travels," using experimental techniques. The program uses four different studios, each with different acoustical properties. The program ends with a technical demonstration of how the effects were achieved. Ray Collins, Jonathan Swift (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42510. The Columbia Workshop. September 19, 1936. CBS net. "Hamlet". Sustaining. Acts one and two as produced, directed, introduced, and starring Orson Welles. Concluded on cat. #42511. Alexander Scourby, Edgerton Paul, George Gaul, Hiram Sherman, Irving Reis (writer), Orson Welles (host), Rosamon Pinchot, Sydney Smith, William Shakespeare (author). 29:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4772. The Columbia Workshop. September 26, 1936. CBS net. "The Dream Maker," "Ghost Analysis". Sustaining. An experimental drama that comes off quite well. The little men who make you dream at night make their nightly rounds. A look through the "sounds microscope" to explore the real sounds that ghosts make. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

66593. The Columbia Workshop. October 10, 1936. CBS net. Sustaining. The CBS Director Of Engineering presents a demonstration program to enable listeners to determine how good their home receivers are. The show presents fascinating experiments with high and low frequency filters, "X-Ray machine and other types of interference." Raymond Scott plays a, "Love Song To A Microphone." Ruth Carhart, Raymond Scott. 29:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4773. The Columbia Workshop. October 17, 1936. CBS net. "Dauber". Sustaining. The story of a young artist who only wants to paint the sea, and his experiences aboard a sailing ship going around "The Horn." John Masefield (author), David Ross (narrator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4774. The Columbia Workshop. November 7, 1936. CBS net. "Scoring For Radio". Sustaining. A music program with an introduction and commentary by Deems Taylor. Music by Debussy and Bizet. Experiments with the way radio developed tonal shadings and used them in classical music. A study of how radio is changing the "vocabulary" of music. Fascinating listening. The Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Howard Barlow (conductor), Deems Taylor (commentator, host). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

42511. The Columbia Workshop. November 14, 1936. CBS net. "Hamlet". Sustaining. The conclusion of the play, continued from the broadcast of September 19, 1936 (see cat. #42510). Brewster Morgan (director), Edgerton Paul, Edwin Jerome (narrator), George Duthie, Hiram Sherman, Irving Reis (writer), Joseph Cotten, Laura Hale, Miss Frank Hall, Orson Welles (host), Santos Ortega, Shirley Oliver, Sydney Smith, Virginia Wells, Whitford Kane, William Shakespeare (author). 29:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4775. The Columbia Workshop. November 21, 1936. CBS net. "Electrical Demonstration". Sustaining. A program dedicated to "the scientists, research workers and engineers of the electrical industry, and especially to The New York Electrical Society." Eleven hundred of the society's members are in the studio audience. Dr. E. E. Frees (? "Columbia's scientific consultant") tells how the theatre from which the program originates was made suitable for broadcasting. During the second half of the program, "The Actor's Repertory Company" does scenes from "Two Hundred Were Chosen" by E. P. Conkel (which opened on Broadway the previous night). "Parabolic microphones" were used, allowing the actors to move about the stage, instead of using the normal microphones which require the performers to remain stationery. E. E. Frees, E. P. Conkel (? author), Sidney Horman (?), Irving Reis (director). 28:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4776. The Columbia Workshop. November 28, 1936. CBS net. "Patent System". Sustaining. A history of the U. S. Patent system and some of the great inventions it fostered. Also, a very prophetic address by Commissioner Macklin of the Patent Office. Macklin. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4777. The Columbia Workshop. December 19, 1936. CBS net. "The Gods Of The Mountain". Sustaining. A strange tale about seven beggars who find an easy way to obtain plentiful food and drink, but who meet with a horrifying ending. Lord Dunsany (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4778. The Columbia Workshop. December 26, 1936. CBS net. "The Happy Prince". Sustaining. A statue and his pal, a swallow, perform good deeds from their pedestal in the marketplace. Oscar Wilde (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4779. The Columbia Workshop. January 2, 1937. CBS net. "Public Domain". Sustaining. A philosophical dialogue carried out in an imaginary land called, "The Public Domain" (a place free from copyright restrictions). A strange assortment of characters from the greats of literature take on a life of their own. Shakespeare's Hamlet talks things over with the White Knight from Lewis Carroll's story. The system cue has been deleted. Eustace Wyatt (writer), Earle McGill (director), Hal Moore (announcer). 30:14. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

4780. The Columbia Workshop. January 9, 1937. CBS net. "The Control Engineer," "A Voyage To Lilliput". Sustaining. A demonstration of how the engineer in the control room can make or break a radio show by his mixing. A dramatization of a story from "Gulliver's Travels" demonstrates a difficult exercise in riding levels. Jonathan Swift (author), Davidson Van Vorhes (engineer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

4781. The Columbia Workshop. January 23, 1937. CBS net. "The Signalman". Sustaining. A chilling ghost story about a railroad worker slowly losing his mind in a dark cold gully, where he tends a railroad signal. He thinks he sees a ghost, trying to warn him of impending danger. Charles Dickens (author), Hal Moore (announcer), Alfred Shirley, Burford Hampden, George Gaul, Ray Kramer (sound effects), Fitzgerald (sound effects, no first name given), Ruby (sound effects, no first name given). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4782. The Columbia Workshop. February 2, 1937. CBS net. "The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner". Sustaining. The famous narrative poem of the mocking sailor and his all-too-hasty crossbow. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (author), Irving Reis (director). 29:32. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

4783. The Columbia Workshop. February 13, 1937. Program #31. CBS net. "Pitch Perception". Sustaining. Dr. Steinberg of the Bell Telephone Labs demonstrates some interesting properties of the oldest audio device, the human ear. He performs demonstrations on the air. Irving Reis (director), John Steinberg. 30:24. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4784. The Columbia Workshop. March 14, 1937. CBS net. "Split Seconds". Sustaining. A plotless story experimenting with the thoughts running through the mind of an author jaded with the life, as he swims for his life. Irving Reis (author, director), Carleton Young, Ralph Edwards (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4785. The Columbia Workshop. March 21, 1937. CBS net. "Danse Macabre". Sustaining. An extremely well-written and performed production about "Death Incarnate" visiting the world and playing his violin. Contains inspired combinations of music and sound. The program opening is slightly upcut. Ralph Edwards (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

4786. The Columbia Workshop. March 28, 1937. CBS net. "The Eve Of St. Agnes". Sustaining. A verse story about a beautiful maiden and her lover, who hides in her bedroom closet on a certain magical night. John Keats (author), David Ross (narrator), Ralph Edwards (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4787. The Columbia Workshop. April 4, 1937. CBS net. "Big Ben," "Crisis". Sustaining. Written by students of radio writing at New York University. An experimental story about two pranksters who fix Big Ben so the clock chimes nine times at eight o'clock, and the results of the joke. Also, a young man is in a delirium caused by mental anguish. Ralph Edwards (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4788. The Columbia Workshop. April 11, 1937. CBS net. "The Fall Of The City". Sustaining. When a conqueror approaches, the inhabitants of "The City" fall victim to their own human frailties. Told in verse and allegory (possibly interpreted as being about Hitler and Europe) and a cast of two hundred. See cat. #23505 for the same script broadcast two years later with a cast of over five hundred! Archibald MacLeish (author), Orson Welles, Burgess Meredith, Irving Reis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Ralph Edwards (announcer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4789. The Columbia Workshop. April 18, 1937. CBS net. "R.U.R.". Sustaining. The early science-fiction classic about robots who take over the world. Carel Kapek (author), Ralph Edwards (announcers). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4790. The Columbia Workshop. April 25, 1937. CBS net. "St. Louis Blues". Sustaining. The first play written for radio about radio. A very well-done production, considered the most often performed radio drama broadcast (at that time). An interesting concept of simultaneous actions described consecutively. Ralph Edwards (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4791. The Columbia Workshop. May 2, 1937. CBS net. "Drums Of Conscience". Sustaining. A story based on the old Negro belief of "fear transference." A poor ignorant Negro believes that the ghosts from the last slave ship from Africa are out to get him for his sins. Ralph Edwards (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4792. The Columbia Workshop. May 9, 1937. CBS net. "Supply and Demand". Sustaining. Dramatized by the Actor's Repertory Company. A well-done economic treatise told by the device of a bum and an economics professor, both hungry, watching men dumping food into the river. Irwin Shaw (author), Irving Reis (producer), Worthington Miner (director), Ralph Edwards (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4793. The Columbia Workshop. May 16, 1937. CBS net. "Paul Revere". Sustaining. The first original radio drama by Stephen Vincent Benet. A very well-done and different look at the famous American patriot from a "Down Easter's" point of view. Stephen Vincent Benet (author), Parker Fennelly, Ralph Edwards (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4794. The Columbia Workshop. May 23, 1937. CBS net. "A Night At An Inn". Sustaining. The program is preceded by a news bulletin about the death of John D. Rockefeller. Three Englishmen who have stolen the eye of an idol are all alone on a bleak moor. Lord Dunsany (author), Ralph Edwards (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4795. The Columbia Workshop. May 30, 1937. CBS net. "Discovery". Sustaining. The story of the tragic last voyage of Henry Hudson, and his death. Ralph Edwards (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4796. The Columbia Workshop. June 6, 1937. CBS net. "The Downbeat On Murder". Sustaining. A very well-done tale of insanity in a musician with an unhappy family life. The musician hears musical instruments instead of his relations speaking, and vice versa. Irving Reis (arranger, director), Charles Tazewell (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer), Alfred Shirley, Stefan Schnabel, Lily Valenti, Adelaide Klein, Joseph Greenwald, Waldemar Capell, John Laing (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4797. The Columbia Workshop. June 20, 1937. CBS net. "Red Head Baker". Sustaining. A drama-documentary about a juvenile delinquent and how he was saved from reform school. Albert Moss (writer), Joseph Losey (director), John Laing (announcer). 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4798. The Columbia Workshop. June 26, 1937. CBS net. "The Babouk". Sustaining. The story of a slave revolt during the time of the French Revolution. Irving Reis (director), Edward A. Black (director), Lester Fuller (adaptor), Guy Endor (? author), Kenneth Roberts (announcer). 28:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4799. The Columbia Workshop. July 11, 1937. CBS net. "The Tell-Tale Heart". Sustaining. The famous tale of insanity told in a very well-done radio adaptation. Edgar Allan Poe (author), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Hal Moore (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4800. The Columbia Workshop. July 18, 1937. CBS net. "Fifty Grand". Sustaining. An old used up fighter, is still the champ, and must face a young challenger. Ernest Hemingway (author), Hal Moore (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4801. The Columbia Workshop. July 25, 1937. CBS net. "A Matter Of Life and Death". Sustaining. A drama-documentary about young children who contract rheumatic heart disease because of their poverty. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4802. The Columbia Workshop. August 1, 1937. Program #54. CBS net. "Dan'l Webster and The Sea Serpent". Sustaining. A fanciful tale about the great American statesman, and his strange romance. Stephen Vincent Benet (author), Bernard Herrmann (composer), Irving Reis (director), Sheldon Clark (adaptor), Eugene Morgan, Kenneth Roberts (announcer). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4803. The Columbia Workshop. August 8, 1937. CBS net. "An Incident Of The Cosmos," "The Last Citation". Sustaining. Two short stories, one about the casual destruction of the Earth, the other about the court martial of a professional soldier at the ultimate bench of Justice. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4804. The Columbia Workshop. August 22, 1937. CBS net. "Escape". Sustaining. A convict is chased around the countryside and learns about man's inhumanity to man in the process. Orson Welles, John Galsworthy (author), Kenneth Roberts (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

4805. The Columbia Workshop. September 5, 1937. CBS net. "S.S. San Pedro". Sustaining. A horror tale about an old sea captain, an old ship, and an old death-figure as a passenger. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4806. The Columbia Workshop. September 12, 1937. BBC origination, CBS net. "Death Of A Queen". Sustaining. A new form of dramaturgy, the story of the execution of Marie Antoinette. The program originates in London, transmitted by shortwave to CBS. Edward R. Murrow (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

4807. The Columbia Workshop. September 26, 1937. CBS net. "Alice In Wonderland" Part 1. Sustaining. An experimental form of dramatization in which music plays a major narrative role. Alice's adventures up to her encounter with the Cheshire Cat. Helen Claire, William N. Robson (director), Leith Stevens (music), Kenneth Roberts (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4808. The Columbia Workshop. October 3, 1937. CBS net. "Alice In Wonderland" Part 2. Sustaining. From Alice's meeting with the March Hare and the Mad Hatter, to the trial of the Jack. Helen Claire, William N. Robson (director), Leith Stevens (music), Kenneth Roberts (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4811. The Columbia Workshop. October 11, 1937. CBS net. "Sweeps". Sustaining. A dramatic portrait of four people who win the Irish Sweepstakes and what happens to them and their money. Kenny Delmar, Santos Ortega, George Coulouris, House Jameson. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

4809. The Columbia Workshop. October 17, 1937. CBS net. "The Killers," "Illusion". Sustaining. Two short stories are dramatized. Ernest Hemingway (author), Kenneth Roberts (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Good shortwave. Complete.

4810. The Columbia Workshop. October 24, 1937. CBS net. "I've Got The Tune". Sustaining. "Mr. Musica" has written a tune and hires a secretary to help him find the proper lyrics for it. The program contains a rather bitter anti-Hitler segment. Kenneth Roberts (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Poor. Otherwise complete.

4812. The Columbia Workshop. November 7, 1937. CBS net. "The Horla". Sustaining. A tale of insanity. A man insists he's being haunted by an invisible creature. Guy de Maupassant (author), Santos Ortega. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4813. The Columbia Workshop. November 21, 1937. CBS net. "Georgia Transport". Sustaining. An original dramatic verse-drama for radio. It's about the romance of commercial aviation. John Williams Andrews (writer), Kenneth Roberts (announcer). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4814. The Columbia Workshop. November 26, 1937. CBS net. "The Rhythm Of The Jute Mill". Sustaining. A slightly mad composer is sent to prison for life when he murders a moneylender who won't let him finish his symphony. Strange events follow, when he gets the chance to lead the prison's band. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4815. The Columbia Workshop. November 28, 1937. WCBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. "The First Violin". Sustaining. Chicago origination. A drama about a great violinist who works in a cheap restaurant. When he finally gets a chance to win fame and fortune, he turns it down. Sally Cusell (? adaptor), Norman Davies (author), Irving Reis (director), Earl George, Don Goldsworthy, Louis Franz (?), Burton Rusk (?), Joseph Englehart (? violin soloist with the Columbia Orchestra in Chicago), John Laing (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4816. The Columbia Workshop. December 9, 1937. CBS net. "Marconi". Sustaining. A broadcast on the thirty-sixth anniversary of the first trans-Atlantic radio message. The story of the invention of the wireless is told by dramatizing portions of the book, "Marconi, The Man and His Wireless." William N. Robson (adaptor, director), Irving Reis (adaptor, director), Orrin E. Dunlop Jr. (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4817. The Columbia Workshop. December 16, 1937. CBS net. "Metzengerstein". Sustaining. A very well-done dramatization of the baroque tale of feudal noblemen, castles, and a cursed tapestry. Edgar Allan Poe (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4818. The Columbia Workshop. December 23, 1937. CBS net. "Alice's Adventures Through The Looking Glass" Part I. Sustaining. An experiment using music instead of sound effects. Alice's trip from the looking glass to Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee. Helen Claire, Agnes Moorehead, Lurene Tuttle, William N. Robson (director), Lewis Carroll (author), Kenneth Roberts (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4819. The Columbia Workshop. December 30, 1937. CBS net. "Alice's Adventures Through The Looking Glass" Part 2. Sustaining. Alice continues her journey across the checkerboard world of Looking Glass Land. Helen Claire, Agnes Moorehead, Lurene Tuttle, William N. Robson (director), Kenneth Roberts (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

66734. The Columbia Workshop. 1938. CBS net. "A Matter Of Life and Death". Sustaining. A medical scientist quits his position at a prestigeous research center to "stop the murder of children." The date is approximate. Irving Reis (producer), Leopold Atlas (writer). 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4820. The Columbia Workshop. January 8, 1938. CBS net. "The Ghost Of Benjamin Sweet". Sustaining. An amusing ghost story, told from the ghost's point of view. William N. Robson (director), Pauline Gilsdorf (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Frederick Gilsdorf (writer). 30:12. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4821. The Columbia Workshop. January 15, 1938. CBS net. "The House That Jack Didn't Build". Sustaining. A drama-documentary about the housing shortage. A subjective treatment. "An experiment in vocal rhythms and musically scored sound effects." Alfred Kraneborg (? writer), William N. Robson (director). 30:17. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4822. The Columbia Workshop. January 22, 1938. CBS net. "Robert Owens". Sustaining. A drama about the life of the famous Scottish social reformer who reduced the workload of children in factories. The program was written by a student of radio at New York University. Bert Parks (announcer), Helen Jean Burns (writer), Earle McGill (director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4823. The Columbia Workshop. January 29, 1938. CBS net. "Mme. Curie". Sustaining. A creatively produced, dramatized biography of the famed woman scientist. House Jameson. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4824. The Columbia Workshop. February 5, 1938. CBS net. "Andrea del Sarto". Sustaining. "A second experiment in adult education." Written by a student of radio writing at New York University. A biography of the painter of the Italian Renaissance. Amita Fairgreave (writer), Max Wylie (CBS Director of Scripts and Continuity and conductor of the course), Earle McGill (director). 29:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4825. The Columbia Workshop. February 12, 1938. CBS net. "Be Prepared". Sustaining. A salute to the Boy Scouts on their 28th anniversary. The history of the organization is told by dramatization and montage. Richard Linkram (? writer), Guy della Ciaffa ( writer), George Zachery (director, supervisor), Bernard Herrmann (conductor), Bert Parks (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4826. The Columbia Workshop. February 19, 1938. CBS net. "The Well Of The Saints". Sustaining. The first radio presentation of an Irish folk play. The supernatural effects and themes presented by the use of sound. John Millington Synge (author), George Zachery (adaptor, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4827. The Columbia Workshop. February 26, 1938. CBS net. "Night Patrol". Sustaining. "An experiment in realism." A police drama of the night. A typical New York Irish cop captures a killer while thinking about his sick son at home. There is no music on the program, replaced by footsteps! Stuart Hawkins (writer, director). 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92753. The Columbia Workshop. March 12, 1938. CBS net. "Hassan". Sustaining. The second American production of the play, written in 1922. The story of Hassan the candy maker, and his journey from Baghdad to Samarkan. Earle McGill (director), James Elroy Flecker (author), Frederick Delius (composer), Constance Brown (adaptor), Bernard Herrmann (conductor). 61:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4828. The Columbia Workshop. March 19, 1938. CBS net. "The Wedding Of The Meteors". Sustaining. "An Industrial Fantasy." An interesting story, capable of production only through the medium of radio. Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), William N. Robson (director), Leslie Roberts (writer), Joel Hammill (writer). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4829. The Columbia Workshop. March 26, 1938. CBS net. "J. Smith and Wife". Sustaining. "A play without sound effects." A beautiful story about a common, everyday couple who die and try to enter the Elysian Fields. The story was broadcast on The Family Theatre on February 27, 1947 (see cat. #10591). William N. Robson (director), Charles Tazewell (writer), Bernard Herrmann (conductor), Ed Latimer, Arnold Moss, Naomi Campbell, Owen Cole. 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4830. The Columbia Workshop. April 2, 1938. CBS net. "Seven Waves Away". Sustaining. 8:00 P. M. A dramatic story of a lifeboat with too many people in it. Several people must be thrown overboard. Six years later, the story was made into the film "Lifeboat," directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Van Heflin, Richard Sale (author), William N. Robson (director), Eustace Wyatt, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Margaret Lewerth (adaptor). 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4831. The Columbia Workshop. April 9, 1938. CBS net. "The Broken Feather". Sustaining. 7:30 P. M. A fantasy about the capitol city of Bedlam, in the land of Discord, where Princess Bell tries to fight discord with harmony. The studio orchestra uses only bells. Michael Carroll (writer), William N. Robson (director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4832. The Columbia Workshop. April 16, 1938. CBS net. "The Terrible Meek". Sustaining. 7:30 P. M. An Easter story. Three people sit talking at the foot of the Cross. "A one-act play for three voices, to be played in darkness." William N. Robson (director), Charles Rand Kennedy (author), House Jameson, Ann Boley, Eustace Wyatt. 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4833. The Columbia Workshop. April 23, 1938. CBS net. "Never Come Monday". Sustaining. 7:30 P. M. A funny British story about the day everyone woke up and decided it would be Sunday permanently. Cedric Hardwicke, Helena Pickard (Mrs. Hardwicke), William N. Robson (director), Eric Knight (writer), Stephen Fox (adaptor), Whitford Kane (adaptor), Charles Paul (arranger, performer of the music cues). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4834. The Columbia Workshop. April 30, 1938. CBS net. "Fours Into Seven Won't Go". Sustaining. A drama produced in the "British" style, by the head of the BBC's drama department. A tense story about seven British captives of a Chinese bandit. A decision must be made about which of the four must die. William N. Robson (director), Val Gielgud (writer, director, drama director of the BBC), Stephen King Hall (writer), Naomi Campbell, Wanda Paul, Reginald Bache, Denis Green, George Graham, George Tiplady, Dwight Weist. 28:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4835. The Columbia Workshop. May 7, 1938. CBS net. "The Fisherman and His Soul". Sustaining. A fantasy about a fisherman who captures a mermaid in his nets, and must send his soul away to keep her love. Oscar Wilde. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4836. The Columbia Workshop. May 14, 1938. CBS net. "Melodrams". Sustaining. A series of experiments in music and poetry. David Ross, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4837. The Columbia Workshop. May 21, 1938. CBS net. "Ecce Homo" (Behold The Man), "A Symphony Of Reality". Sustaining. This is the first (possibly the only) radio documentary by Pare Lorentz (the famous documentary film maker). A program of industrialization, America, the dust bowl, and the Depression. The show has excellent production values. Pare Lorentz (writer, director), Bernard Herrmann (conductor), William N. Robson (production supervisor), Parker Fennelly. 28:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4838. The Columbia Workshop. May 28, 1938. CBS net. "Bury The Dead". Sustaining. A strange and very well-done story about six dead soldiers who refuse to be buried. A deeply moving anti-war drama. Irwin Shaw (author), William N. Robson (adaptor, director), Frank Lovejoy (?). 30:08. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4839. The Columbia Workshop. June 4, 1938. CBS net. "Tranga Man, Fine Gah". Sustaining. A story about the singing and talking drums of west Africa, with west Africans in the cast. Two men enter a native village to return a beautiful young woman to civilization. William N. Robson (producer), John S. Carlisle (writer, director). 29:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4840. The Columbia Workshop. June 11, 1938. CBS net. "Surrealism". Sustaining. The worlds of surrealism are explored. A tour through strange places in many media. A play is presented called, "From Ooh To Ah," with credit given (to a famous sculptor) for "costumes and settings" (on a radio show?). After the performance, the announcer says, "If you did not understand it, think of the actors!" William N. Robson (producer, supervisor), Charles Tracey (writer), Alexander Calder (costumes and settings), Davidson Taylor (assembler, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer). 29:34. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4841. The Columbia Workshop. July 2, 1938. CBS net. "The Constitution Of The United States". Sustaining. A strange holiday program, wherein the entire Constitution is read to musical accompaniment. Surprisingly, it comes off quite well. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4842. The Columbia Workshop. July 9, 1938. CBS net. "The Red Badge Of Courage". Sustaining. The famous story of the Civil War, its battles and deaths, as seen through the eyes of a young Union soldier. Chester Stratton, Norman Corwin (producer, director), Stephen Crane (author), Charles Paul (music arranger, performer), Margaret Lewerth (adaptor). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4843. The Columbia Workshop. July 16, 1938. CBS net. "National Headliners". Sustaining. A dramatized awards presentation program for reporting, photography, and other categories of journalism. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4844. The Columbia Workshop. July 23, 1938. CBS net. "Murder In The Cathedral". Sustaining. The drama of Thomas a' Becket and his feuds with the king. T. S. Eliot (author). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4845. The Columbia Workshop. July 30, 1938. CBS net. "Tristram". Sustaining. A story of noble love and deceit in the days of yore, set in old England. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4846. The Columbia Workshop. August 6, 1938. CBS net. "The Devil and Daniel Webster". Sustaining. The courtroom trial where the famous lawyer and Satan fought over the soul of a farmer. The script was subsequently used on "The Hallmark Playhouse" on June 10, 1948 (see cat. #40404). Stephen Vincent Benet (author), Charles Jackson (adaptor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4847. The Columbia Workshop. September 15, 1938. CBS net. "Outward Bound". Sustaining. A very well-done adaptation of the novel and film about a voyage of the dead. Sutton Vane (author), Bernard Herrmann (music). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4848. The Columbia Workshop. September 22, 1938. CBS net. "He Doubles In Pipes". Sustaining. A modern fairy tale. A great story about "Joe Swing," the man who invented "swing music," played a mean set of pipes, and had a cloven hoof! Van Heflin, Pee Wee Erwin (trumpet), Mark Warnow and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4849. The Columbia Workshop. September 29, 1938. CBS net. "The Lighthouse Keeper". Sustaining. A unique drama, performed with only two actors, about father and son lighthouse keepers. The son starts acting strangely. Norman Corwin (producer), Ray Collins, Luis Van Rooten. 22 minutes. Audio condition: Fair to good. Apparently complete.

4850. The Columbia Workshop. October 13, 1938. CBS net. "Brushwood Boy". Sustaining. A stuffy British drama of England and India, youth and memories. Rudyard Kipling (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4851. The Columbia Workshop. October 20, 1938. CBS net. "The Happy Journey To Trenton and Camden". Sustaining. A strange experimental drama that can only be called "Americana" of the past, staged in an avant-garde manner. Thornton Wilder (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4852. The Columbia Workshop. October 26, 1938. CBS net. "Air Raid". Sustaining. A very well-done verse play with an anti-war theme. The program was later issued on 78 rpm records, the script was published as a book. Archibald MacLeish (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4853. The Columbia Workshop. November 3, 1938. CBS net. "Poetic License". Sustaining. "A new treatment of the very old art of poetry. A technique of orchestration and augmentation created expressly for radio. This technique adapts for the ear, poems that were originally written for the eye, and in doing so, full use is made of the freedom implicit in the title, "Poetic License." Norman Corwin (writer, arranger, director), Ken Roberts (announcer). 29:15. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4854. The Columbia Workshop. November 10, 1938. CBS net. "A Drink Of Water". Sustaining. A young woman who has a mortal fear of men, decides to take her vacation on Nantucket, miles from the nearest man. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4855. The Columbia Workshop. November 17, 1938. CBS net. "Luck". Sustaining. A twisted little man has an ultimate plan for revenge on the man who has stolen his love. Walter Greaza, Luis Van Rooten, Frank Readick. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4856. The Columbia Workshop. November 24, 1938. CBS net. "Beauty and The Beast". Sustaining. An original opera (in English) commissioned by The Columbia Workshop. Agnes Moorehead, Howard Barlow (conductor), Robert Simon (libretto), The Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Vittorio Giannini (composer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4857. The Columbia Workshop. December 8, 1938. CBS net. "Man With A Gun," "Simeon". Sustaining. The program originates from Hollywood. A wild experimental drama with only one voice plus sound effects. Also, two musical experiments by "Simeon," starting with, "You Go To My Head." Charles Vanda (director), The Harry Simeon Chorale (billed only as "Simeon"), Edmond MacDonald, Bill Goodwin (announcer). 30:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23504. The Columbia Workshop. December 15, 1938. CBS net. "A Trip To Czardis". Sustaining. An excellent story about two "youngins" on their way to the big city of Czardis, and the reason for their journey. Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Brewster Morgan (director), Ed Latimer, Elsie Mae Gordon, Jack Grimes, Ray Collins, Edwin Granberry (? author), James Hart (adaptor), Elizabeth Hart (adaptor), James Donnelly. 29:35. Audio condition: Fair to good. Complete.

4858. The Columbia Workshop. December 22, 1938. CBS net. "Bread On The Waters". Sustaining. A very well-written Christmas story about two urchins on Christmas Eve, and the flotsam of humanity they meet by the waterfront. Arch Oboler (writer), Frank Lovejoy, Santos Ortega, Charles Powers, James Donnelly, Ann Shephard, John McGovern, Charles Bellen, Dick Clayton, Alexander Courage (conductor), Earle McGill (director), Niles Welch (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

918. The Columbia Workshop. December 29, 1938. CBS net. "Crosstown Manhattan". Sustaining. A music-drama tour across the Island of Manhattan on one of its streets. Very well-done. Travis Ingham (writer), Norman Corwin (writer), Mark Warnow and His Orchestra, William N. Robson (director). 30:22. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4859. The Columbia Workshop. January 5, 1939. CBS net. "Orphan Ego". Sustaining. A play that could have been produced only on radio. The last day in the life of Maxie, a young bum, as told by his Ego, the little voice in his ear. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4860. The Columbia Workshop. January 9, 1939. CBS net. "Forgot In The Rains". Sustaining. 10:30 P. M. A story of modern Spain. The horrors of the Spanish Civil War and man's inhumanity to man. William Merrick (writer), Stefan Schnabel, Ruth Yorke, Ronald Liss, Santos Ortega, Neal O'Malley, Edgar Stehli, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Brewster Morgan (director). 29:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4861. The Columbia Workshop. January 16, 1939. CBS net. "Mr. Whipple Is Worried". Sustaining. "A slightly screwy comedy." Why is he worried? Well, it seems that suddenly he can talk to statues, and one of them is giving him tips on the stock market! . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4862. The Columbia Workshop. January 23, 1939. CBS net. "Prophecy". Sustaining. A strange, but very well-written story of a black "conjurin' woman," ignorant Isaiah, and a wealthy society woman bored with the good life. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4863. The Columbia Workshop. January 30, 1939. CBS net. "Now Playing Tomorrow". Sustaining. A meek little man develops the knack of seeing into the future. He therefore always knows what's going to happen to him. Arlene Francis, Karl Swenson. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4864. The Columbia Workshop. February 6, 1939. CBS net. "Ten-Thousand Years". Sustaining. A journey 5,000 years into mankind's past and 5,000 years into the future. A production based on the (then) recent World's Fair time capsule. A thirty-minute radio time capsule, told by the actual historical figures of the past, from Cheops to Hitler. Frank Lovejoy. 28:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4865. The Columbia Workshop. February 20, 1939. CBS net. "Nine Prisoners". Sustaining. Nine American soldiers are ordered to kill twenty-two unarmed Nazi prisoners in cold blood. A very well-done story, produced almost cinematically, each man's thoughts telling the story. William March (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4866. The Columbia Workshop. February 27, 1939. CBS net. "Jury Trial". Sustaining. A poor immigrant is accused of arson. A character study follows of the twelve people on the jury deciding his case and their various motives and thoughts. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4867. The Columbia Workshop. March 6, 1939. CBS net. "The Winged Victory". Sustaining. The young and beautiful wife of a tyrannical author has to make up her mind whether or not to leave him and live with the publisher she really loves. David Redstone (author), Zita Johann, Frank Lovejoy. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4868. The Columbia Workshop. March 13, 1939. CBS net. "In The Train". Sustaining. An Irish folk play for radio. The whole town has lied at the murder trail of a local beauty, and she surprises them all by taking the same train home as they do. Hugh Hunt (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4869. The Columbia Workshop. March 20, 1939. CBS net. "A Letter From Home". Sustaining. A successful playwright gets a letter from his childhood sweetheart, who always expected him to achieve great things. Charles Jackson (author), Nila Mack (director), Karl Swenson. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4870. The Columbia Workshop. March 27, 1939. CBS net. "Pepito Inherits The Earth". Sustaining. A sad story about a small boy and his father, who are refugees from tyranny. William Merrick (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4871. The Columbia Workshop. April 3, 1939. CBS net. "A Rendezvous With Kit Carson". Sustaining. A touching tale of the old frontier. An elderly and now feeble Kit tells a crony of his experiences trapping beaver and his other adventures. Dean Jagger. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4872. The Columbia Workshop. April 10, 1939. CBS net. "They Fly Through The Air With The Greatest Of Ease". Sustaining. A program "dedicated to all aviators who have bombed defenseless civilian populations, and machine gunned helpless refugees." A rebroadcast of a script first heard on the CBS series "Words Without Music" on February 19, 1939 (see cat. #67192). Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), House Jameson (narrator), Ray Kramer (sound effects), John McCluskey (sound effects), John Dietz (studio engineer). 28:18. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4873. The Columbia Workshop. April 17, 1939. CBS net. "Highlights From CBS Musical Programs". Sustaining. Performances of original music written for past CBS broadcasts. Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Davidson Taylor (CBS supervisor), Howard Barlow (conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4874. The Columbia Workshop. May 1, 1939. CBS net. "Wet Saturday". Sustaining. A strange comedy about a family at home on a rainy weekend, and a nonchalant corpse. Lee Anderson (author), Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4875. The Columbia Workshop. May 8, 1939. CBS net. "Wild Man". Sustaining. A hoodlum just out of prison tries to lead a normal life, but soon goes back to his old ways. David Redstone (author), Frank Readick. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4876. The Columbia Workshop. May 15, 1939. CBS net. "The Law Beaters". Sustaining. Two criminals tell each other about the murders they've committed, while sharing a bottle of hootch. The story has a surprise ending. Richard Connell (writer), Norman Corwin (director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4877. The Columbia Workshop. May 29, 1939. CBS net. "Private Throgg". Sustaining. A funny story about a Civil War veteran from "Down East" who's unhappy because his old commanding officer is coming for a visit. Includes interviews with real Civil War vets that are interesting only because the men are so old, they almost creak. Parker Fennelly (author, performer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4878. The Columbia Workshop. June 5, 1939. CBS net. "Highboy". Sustaining. An ironic tale about an old woman who has just died and her greedy niece. Eustace Wyatt (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4879. The Columbia Workshop. June 12, 1939. CBS net. "A Handful Of Dust". Sustaining. An Englishman is being kept a prisoner in a jungle by a madman who insists that he reads books by Charles Dickens to him. The story was subsequently used on "Escape" on September 21, 1952 (see cat. #65864). Evelyn Waugh (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4880. The Columbia Workshop. June 19, 1939. CBS net. "Journalism In Tennessee," "Salesmanship". Sustaining. A fascinating satirical glance, by Mark Twain, at a violent form of newswriting. Also, a tale with a surprising ending about a department store salesman. Arnold Moss, Everett Sloane, Luis Van Rooten, Karl Swenson, Norman Corwin (arranger), Mark Twain (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4881. The Columbia Workshop. July 6, 1939. CBS net. "The Half-Pint Flask". Sustaining. A tale of the supernatural on a small island off the coast of Carolina and the superstitious Negroes. It is set during the days of slavery before the war. A bottle collector steals a small flask from a graveyard on the island. Cliff Howell (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4882. The Columbia Workshop. July 20, 1939. CBS net. "John Brown's Body". Sustaining. The anti-war poem about the attack at Harper's Ferry and John Brown's predictions of the future. Stephen Vincent Benet (author), Norman Corwin (director), Ray Collins, Luis Van Rooten. 1 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4883. The Columbia Workshop. July 27, 1939. CBS net. "A Trip To Czardis". Sustaining. One of the best shows of the series. A very well-done story about two "younguns" from the backwoods of Florida, and their trip to the big city. James Hart (writer), Elizabeth Hart (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6122. The Columbia Workshop. August 10, 1939. CBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. "Radio Play". Sponsored by: Sustaining, Bulova Watch (local). The first work for radio written by William Saroyan. A plotless mishmash starting nowhere and going nowhere. About one minute has been deleted from the middle of the program. William Saroyan (writer), Beatrice Kay, Orth Bell, Everett Sloane, Brewster Morgan (director, performer), John Gibson, Raymond Scott (composer, conductor), Mitzi Gould, Joe Latham, Hank Ladd. 28:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

6123. The Columbia Workshop. August 24, 1939. CBS net. "Meridian 7-1212". Sustaining. A drama about the New York Telephone time service and the effects it has on the lives of those who call it. The program appears to be complete and appears to have had an organ music fill to time. The organ fill is not heard. Irving Reis (writer, producer, director), Hans Conried (?), Cliff Howell (announcer). 26:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

6124. The Columbia Workshop. August 31, 1939. CBS net. "Apartment To Let". Sustaining. A heart warming, well-written comedy about a young married couple after the BIG fight. Dorothy Parker (author), Allen Campbell, Marie Wilson, Ed Gardner, Frank Gallop (announcer). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

6125. The Columbia Workshop. September 7, 1939. CBS net. "So This Is Radio". Sustaining. The fifth episode of "So This Is Radio," How musical programs are put on the air, and how music makes non-musical programs better. Norman Corwin (writer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6126. The Columbia Workshop. September 11, 1939. CBS net. "The Use Of Man". Sustaining. An amusing animal fantasy about the usefulness of the human race. Possibly dated September 14, 1939. Lord Dunsany (author), George Coulouris, Ian Martin. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

18645. The Columbia Workshop. September 21, 1939. CBS net, WJSV, Washington D. C. aircheck. "Now It's Summer". Sustaining. 9:00 P. M. A wistful drama about a schoolteacher set in his ways and a young boy who'd rather be out in the park. Karl Swenson. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23505. The Columbia Workshop. September 28, 1939. CBS net. "The Fall Of The City". Sustaining. The script was broadcast earlier on The Columbia Workshop" on April 11, 1937 (see cat #4788). The cast includes five hundred college students from U. C. L. A. in the crowd scenes. The program was staged outdoors at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The poetic allegory of a city conquered...by its own fear. Archibald MacLeish (author), Burgess Meredith (narrator), Dorothy Meredith, Myron McCormick, Earle Ross, Ted Osborne, Myron McCormick, Fred MacKaye, True Boardman, Dorothy Burgess, William N. Robson (special effects producer), Sterling Tracy (special effects producer), Harry Spears (special effects producer), Irving Reis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer), Cliff Howell (announcer). 30:09. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6128. The Columbia Workshop. October 12, 1939. CBS net. "Wake Up and Die". Sustaining. A psychological drama of married life. A wonderful production from the world of dreams and perhaps a bit of Dali's limp clock. Frank Lovejoy, Elsie Mae Gordon, Norman Corwin (choric effects director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6129. The Columbia Workshop. October 19, 1939. CBS net. "William Ireland's Confession". Sustaining. The first work for radio by Arthur Miller. A dramatization of the true story of the young man who could write as well as Shakespeare. Arthur Miller (author), Ian Martin. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3589. The Columbia Workshop. November 2, 1939. CBS net. "Blennerhassett". Sustaining. The world premier of an opera (in English) dealing with the Aaron Burr conspiracy. A romantic melodrama set on Blennerhassett Island, West Virginia. Vittorio Giannini (composer), Frank Hornaday (tenor), Margaret Daum (soprano), Claude Reese (tenor), Ruth Carhardt (mezzo), Rebecca Crawford (contralto), Hubert Hendry (baritone), Norman Corwin (libretto), Phillip Hanselrole (libretto), The Columbia Broadcasting Symphony, Howard Barlow (conductor), George Zachery (producer). 28:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3592. The Columbia Workshop. November 16, 1939. CBS net. "A Letter From Above". Sustaining. A play by two part-time, non-professional writers (and quite good ones), Florence and Ben Vines. An amusing fantasy about an elderly gentlemen who has a perfect plan to end all wars. Very well-done and well-written. Florence Vines (writer), Ben Vines (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3590. The Columbia Workshop. November 23, 1939. CBS net. "A Circular Tour". Sustaining. A humorous story about a cockney who thinks he's dying and his not-too-helpful friends. W. W. Jacobs (author), Eustace Wyatt (adaptor, performer), Alexander Semmler (composer, conductor), Earle McGill (director). 28:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3591. The Columbia Workshop. November 30, 1939. CBS net. "The Wonderful Day". Sustaining. A fantasy about a day in the life of a young boy when everything goes exactly as he could have wished it. Frank Gould (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

3593. The Columbia Workshop. December 7, 1939. CBS net. "As You Like It". Sustaining. William Shakespeare (author), Margaret Webster (director, star). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3594. The Columbia Workshop. December 14, 1939. CBS net. "Story In Dogtown Common". Sustaining. The first radio drama by Julian Liss. A tale of the sea and witchcraft told in blank verse. Joseph Liss (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

6130. The Columbia Workshop. December 21, 1939. CBS net. "Mr. Cohen Takes A Walk". Sustaining. A wonderfully warm story about an old Jewish man who decides to take a walk in the country. Mary Roberts Rhinehart (author), Frank Lovejoy. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

3587. The Columbia Workshop. December 28, 1939. CBS net. "Higher Than A Kite". Sustaining. A case history of a bouncing check. Brewster Morgan (writer), Frank Lovejoy, Rosemary De Camp, Santos Ortega. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3585. The Columbia Workshop. January 10, 1940. CBS net. "My Heart's In The Highlands". Sustaining. A strange story of a starving poet, his son, and an old man who leaves an old folks home and who plays the bugle. Possibly dated January 11, 1940. William Saroyan (author), Santos Ortega, Paul Phillips (adaptor), Art Smith, William Hanson, Earle McGill (director), Paul Bowles (composer), Howard Barlow (conductor), Sidney Lumet. 28:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6131. The Columbia Workshop. January 18, 1940. CBS net. "An Event From The Life Of Fanny Kimball". Sustaining. How this famous Victorian actress started in the theatre. Elsa Lanchester. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

6132. The Columbia Workshop. January 25, 1940. CBS net. "Heavenly Rest: A Hymn For Lost Americans". Sustaining. A brutal Depression story of homeless children. John Griggs. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6133. The Columbia Workshop. February 1, 1940. CBS net. "Coals To Newcastle". Sustaining. A New England comedy about an old codger with a weird knack for business deals. Orth Bell, Hester Sondergaard, Parker Fennelly, Peter Donald. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6134. The Columbia Workshop. February 15, 1940. CBS net. "Double Exposure". Sustaining. A French horror story about a beautiful girl, perhaps buried alive. Carleton Young. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6135. The Columbia Workshop. February 22, 1940. CBS net. "An Autobiography Of An Egotist". Sustaining. The life story of a "retired" man who thinks only of himself. House Jameson, Earle McGill (director), John Loggerman (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6136. The Columbia Workshop. February 29, 1940. CBS net. "The Great Microphone Mystery". Sustaining. "The Case Of The Mysterious Leap Year." A throughly nutty revue in which CBS personalities, joined by several of their wives, play roles opposite to their usual ones. Burgess Meredith, Beatrice Kay, Howard Barlow, John Reed King, Mel Allen, Earle McGill, Norman Corwin, Nila Mack, Ted Husing, David Ross, Robert Trout, Kitty Trout, Mrs. Linton Wells, Ray Bloch (music director), Phil Cohen (director), John Fitzgerald (director), Paul Phillips (writer), Ted de Corsia, Mrs. George Fielding Eliot, Hugh Marlowe. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6137. The Columbia Workshop. March 7, 1940. CBS net. "My Client Curley". Sustaining. The GREAT story of a dancing caterpillar who achieves fame and fortune. The script was subsequently used on "The Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre" on February 4, 1946 (see cat. #45518). Lucille Fletcher (author, billed as "Lucille Fletcher Herrmann"), Norman Corwin (adaptor, producer), Raymond Scott (composer), Arnold Stang. 28:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6138. The Columbia Workshop. March 14, 1940. CBS net. "Dialogue With Music," "Fraternity Meeting". Sustaining. Los Angeles origination. Three productions by the CBS Junior Staff, people who work for CBS in "non-creative" positions. A well-written drama, "Dialogue With Music," "Fraternity Meeting." . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6139. The Columbia Workshop. March 21, 1940. CBS net. "The Taming Of The Shrew". Sustaining. A musical version of Shakespeare's comedy that foretold of "Kiss Me Kate." William Shakespeare (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Fair to good. Complete.

23506. The Columbia Workshop. April 18, 1940. CBS net. "Three Strikes and You're Out... The Romance For A Piano Tuner". Sustaining. An average Joe, with an average conscience, falls for a girl and knows it's the beginning of the end of his way of life. Adrienne Marden, Brewster Morgan (director), Frank Lovejoy, Jack Grimes, Ray Collins (narrator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6140. The Columbia Workshop. April 25, 1940. CBS net. "America Was Promises". Sustaining. A cantata by Nicholas Nabukoff, based on a poem written by Archibald MacLeish. The cantata is introduced and interpreted by MacLeish. Nicholas Nabukoff (composer), Archibald MacLeish (introducer, interpretr, writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6141. The Columbia Workshop. May 5, 1940. CBS net. "The Honest Captain". Sustaining. A well-written and amusing story about a God-fearing people and a man not afraid to think for himself. Parker Fennelly, Agnes Moorehead, Orth Bell, Noel Zimberkin (? writer), Vincent Donohue, Gene Leonard, Cameron Andrews, Charles Webster, Charles Paul (organist), Howard Breslin (writer), Arthur Anderson, Earle McGill (director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6142. The Columbia Workshop. May 12, 1940. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus Ohio aircheck. "A Day In Manhattan". Sustaining. An original "verse panorama." A "poetic symphony" of New York. The program opening is slightly upcut. Carleton Young, A. M. Sullivan (writer), John Griggs, Neal O'Malley, Arnold Moss, Santos Ortega, Alexander Semmler (music director), Earle McGill (director), Horace Braham. 29:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

6143. The Columbia Workshop. May 19, 1940. CBS net. Sustaining. A program of Mexican music. An interesting recital of Aztec and modern Mexican melodies. Carlos Chavez (conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6144. The Columbia Workshop. June 2, 1940. CBS net. "The Dark Valley". Sustaining. A solo drama soliloquy of an old woman. Benjamin Britten (composer), May Whitty, W. H. Auden (intermission commentator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6145. The Columbia Workshop. June 9, 1940. CBS net. "No Complications". Sustaining. A surrealistic slapstick comedy for radio: impossible to describe. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6146. The Columbia Workshop. June 23, 1940. CBS net. "In April Once". Sustaining. A poetic drama of medieval times, accurate sounds from the days of knights and crusades. Maurice Tarplin, Roger De Koven. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6147. The Columbia Workshop. June 30, 1940. CBS net. "The Man With The One Track Mind". Sustaining. A comedy about a man who wanted to become a locomotive! Lucille Fletcher (author), Mandel Kramer, Beatrice Kay, Mark Smith, Charme Allen, Horace Braham, John Mitchell, Joseph Granby, John Gibson, Anna May Baldrich (?), Sidney Smith, John Tillman (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6148. The Columbia Workshop. July 7, 1940. CBS net. "The Cockeyed Wonder". Sustaining. A fantasy about baseball and a great player with very fast eyes. Ed Gardner, William Bendix, Richard Widmark, Walter Kinsella. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

6149. The Columbia Workshop. July 14, 1940. CBS net. "Fish Story". Sustaining. A musical fantasy. A henpecked man catches a magic fish that grants wishes! Mark Warnow and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6150. The Columbia Workshop. July 21, 1940. CBS net. "The Canvas Kisser". Sustaining. A comedy about a prize fighting kangaroo who falls in love. Ed Gardner, Peter Donald, Walter Kinsella. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6151. The Columbia Workshop. July 28, 1940. CBS net. "Carmilla". Sustaining. A Victorian horror story with hints of vampires, blood, death, other goodies; well told! Lucille Fletcher (adaptor), William Johnstone. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6152. The Columbia Workshop. August 11, 1940. CBS net. "Nightmare At Noon," "Radio In The Rain". Sustaining. Two well-written, well-read anti-fascist poems. Stephen Vincent Benet (author), Martin Gabel, Dwight Weist. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6153. The Columbia Workshop. August 18, 1940. CBS net. "The Five Hundred Hats Of Bartholomew Cubbins". Sustaining. The famous children's tale well directed by Nila Mack. Theodore Geisel (billed as "Dr. Seuss": author), Jack Grimes, Howard Lindsay, Parker Fennelly, Nila Mack (director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

6154. The Columbia Workshop. August 25, 1940. CBS net. "I Followed The Seals". Sustaining. A beautifully done, nostalgic look backwards at the good old days of vaudeville. Ed Gardner, Beatrice Kay, Frank Lovejoy. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

6155. The Columbia Workshop. September 1, 1940. CBS net. "Alf, The All American Fly". Sustaining. An excellent comedy/fantasy that only radio could have made possible. Lucille Fletcher (author), Dwight Weist, Mandel Kramer, Dan Seymour. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6156. The Columbia Workshop. September 8, 1940. CBS net. "The Major Goes Over The Hill". Sustaining. A tough army major suddenly cannot make a decision, deserts, and becomes a beauty advisor! Ed Gardner, Helen Dumont. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6157. The Columbia Workshop. September 15, 1940. CBS net. "Mr. Charles". Sustaining. A well-written story with a surprise ending about a harmless, shell-shocked old man and a murder. Luis Van Rooten, Roger De Koven. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6158. The Columbia Workshop. September 22, 1940. CBS net. "Well Look Who's Here". Sustaining. A hokey melodrama that sounds straight from the 1890's. Played with a straight face. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6159. The Columbia Workshop. September 29, 1940. CBS net. "The Pussy Cat and The Expert Plumber Who Was A Man". Sustaining. An amusing fantasy about a cat with a yen for politics and a knack for blackmail! . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6160. The Columbia Workshop. October 6, 1940. CBS net. "The Age Of The Fish," "They Also Serve". Sustaining. The thought of a school teacher in Totalitaria. A humorous Irish tale of the Civil Service. Edward Ryan, Martin Gabel, Walter Kinsella. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6161. The Columbia Workshop. October 20, 1940. CBS net. "A Man's House". Sustaining. A tale about a wealthy family at the time of Jesus. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6162. The Columbia Workshop. October 27, 1940. CBS net. "Fulton Fish Market". Sustaining. A "choric poem" read by Bob Edge, a CBS sportscaster. A romance of the sea and the fish in it. Bob Edge, Kimball Flackus (? writer), Victor Bey (conductor), Earle McGill (director). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23507. The Columbia Workshop. November 3, 1940. CBS net. "The Constitution Of The United States". Sustaining. Readings from the famous American document and its amendments, broadcast shortly before election day. No credits are given. Organ music fill to time. . 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6163. The Columbia Workshop. November 10, 1940. CBS net. "Piano Recital". Sustaining. Mr. and Mrs. Bela Bartok perform Bartok's "Sonata For Two Pianos and Percussion" (world radio premier). For Bartok fans only. Bela Bartok, Ditta Bartok, Harry Baker (percussion), Edward Rabson (? percussion), Harry Clark (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

23508. The Columbia Workshop. November 17, 1940. CBS net. "I Get The Blues From Revues". Sustaining. A musical look at the life of a Broadway producer, in the Runyon tradition. Al Rinker, Frank Lovejoy, Joan Banks, Len Doyle, Peter Donald, Ray Bloch and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

23509. The Columbia Workshop. November 24, 1940. CBS net. "The Dynasts". Sustaining. The story of Napoleon's aborted invasion of England. Thomas Hardy (author), Brewster Morgan (adaptation, director), Benjamin Britten (music composer), House Jameson, Martin Gabel, Alexander Kirkland. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

23510. The Columbia Workshop. December 1, 1940. CBS net. "And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street". Sustaining. A fine story about an imaginative boy named Marco and his parade down a street in New York. The production uses music instead of sound effects. Theodore Geisel (billed as "Dr. Seuss": author), Jack Grimes, House Jameson, Sybil Trent, Ted de Corsia. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

23511. The Columbia Workshop. December 8, 1940. CBS net. "The Trojan Women". Sustaining. The classic Greek tragedy about the Trojan War. Euripedes (author), Edith Hamilton (translation), John Houseman (translation, director), Virgil Thompson (music), Jessica Tandy, George Coulouris. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

23512. The Columbia Workshop. December 15, 1940. CBS net. "Symptoms Of Being 35," "In The Fog". Sustaining. A humorous look at how to live to this ripe old age and what it feels like to get there (one of the best radio dramas of 1930-1940). A superb story about a doctor held up on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The recording starts with a feed from NBC of "The Helen Hayes Theatre," with Harry Von Zell announcing. "In The Fog" was broadcast previously on "The Circle" on January 22, 1939 (see cat. #63783). Ring Lardner (author of "Symptoms Of Being 35"), Everett Sloane, Milton Geiger (author of "In The Fog"), George Coulouris, Ed Latimer, Richard Widmark, Harry Von Zell (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

23513. The Columbia Workshop. December 22, 1940. CBS net. "The Plot To Overthrow Christmas". Sustaining. The fiendish schemes of the Devil and the arch-villains of all time are to kill Santa Claus and eliminate the celebration of Christmas. Told in very clever verse. A rebroadcast of "Words Without Music" on December 25, 1938. The script was subsequently used on "This Is My Best" on December 19, 1944 (see cat. #47552), "The Plot To Overthrow Christmas" (see cat. # ) and "Homewood" on December, 1970 (see cat. #11705). Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), Martin Gabel, Ray Collins, Karl Swenson, Luis Van Rooten, Everett Sloane. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

6164. The Columbia Workshop. December 29, 1940. CBS net. "Dr. Johnson In Scotland". Sustaining. A well-written philosophical portrait of the famous doctor, on a tour with Boswell. James Fleming (author), Eustace Wyatt, Peter Donald, Ian Martin, Warren Sweeney (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6165. The Columbia Workshop. January 5, 1941. CBS net. "Love In Thirty-Two Bars". Sustaining. What pop and jazz is, as we know it "today," and why it's the favorite of millions. Ted Osborne, Fredda Gibson, Frank Lovejoy, Warren Sweeney (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23514. The Columbia Workshop. January 12, 1941. CBS net. "Cassidy and The Devil". Sustaining. An Irish tale about a deal with the devil, but with a happy ending. Good Irish wit. The script was re-used on "The Columbia Workshop" on March 16, 1941 (see cat. #6172). Walter Kinsella, Arthur Vinton, Ted de Corsia, Kenny Delmar. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6166. The Columbia Workshop. January 26, 1941. CBS net. "This Is From David". Sustaining. A sad story about a lonely rich boy whose mother is too busy for him. Agnes Moorehead. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6167. The Columbia Workshop. February 2, 1941. CBS net. "Help Me Hannah". Sustaining. A comedy about a Southern gal in New England and her fight with the Highway Department. Helen Claire, Eustace Wyatt, Ed Latimer. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6168. The Columbia Workshop. February 16, 1941. CBS net. "A Crop Of Beans". Sustaining. A tragedy of a Southern farm couple during the Depression. Ted de Corsia, Agnes Moorehead. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6169. The Columbia Workshop. February 23, 1941. CBS net. "Wings For An Eagle". Sustaining. A very touching crime story, beautifully told. A. M. Sullivan (author), Donald Cook. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

6170. The Columbia Workshop. March 2, 1941. CBS net. "Roadside". Sustaining. A farce of the old West. Burl Ives. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6171. The Columbia Workshop. March 9, 1941. CBS net. "The Still Small Voice". Sustaining. A comedy about a gruff dishonest lawyer, and his overbearing conscience. Arthur Vinton, Craig McDonnell. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6172. The Columbia Workshop. March 16, 1941. CBS net. "Cassidy and The Devil". Sustaining. An Irish tale about a deal with the Devil with a happy ending. The script was previously used on "The Columbia Workshop" on January 12, 1941 (see cat. #23514). Walter Kinsella, Arthur Vinton, Ted de Corsia, Kenny Delmar, Guy della Ciaffa (director), Basil Peters (writer), Jeanette Nolan, Charles Slattery, Jeffrey Bryant, Alexander Semmler (composer), Bernard Herrmann (conductor). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6173. The Columbia Workshop. March 23, 1941. CBS net. "Out Of The Air". Sustaining. A comedy about a old time vaudevillian who strikes it rich as a professional contestant. Elizabeth Hart (writer), Tommy White (idea), Betty Garde, Don Briggs, Ed Latimer, Ethel Remey, Adele Ronson, Ralph Dumke, Luis Van Rooten, Dean Carlton, John Gibson, John Kane, Hiram Sherman, James Hart (writer), Marx B. Loeb (director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6174. The Columbia Workshop. March 30, 1941. CBS net. "The Creation," "The Congo". Sustaining. A program of black verse with reader and a "verse choir." James Weldon Johnson (author), Vachel Lindsay (author), Kenneth Spencer (narrator), The Juanita Hall Choir, Catherine Anderson (adaptor). 29:16. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

6175. The Columbia Workshop. April 6, 1941. CBS net. "The Rocking Horse Winner". Sustaining. An British fantasy about the young lad who courts Lady Luck, and wins her! D. H. Lawrence (author), W. H. Auden (adaptator), James Stern (adaptator), Benjamin Britten (music), Bernard Herrmann (conductor), Guy della Ciaffa (director). 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6176. The Columbia Workshop. April 13, 1941. CBS net. "The Glory Machine," "The House," "The Brooklyn Cantata". Sustaining. "A Variety Show In Three Acts." "The Glory Machine" is a playlet by Eric Arthur. "The House" is, "the shortest radio drama the workshop has ever presented." "The Brooklyn Cantata" is dedicated to the Dodgers. Howard G. Barnes (director), Perry Lafferty (director), Eric Arthur (writer), Frank Lovejoy, Tony Marvin (announcing), Michael Stratton (composer), George Kleinsinger (composer), Lyn Murray (conductor), Nathan Van Cleve (orchestra), Jacques Fink (adaptor), Draper Lewis (adaptor), Andres Mulvoir (? writer), Lily Valente. 29:31. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

6177. The Columbia Workshop. April 20, 1941. CBS net. "The Reluctant Dragon". Sustaining. An amusing fairy tale of the fight between St. George and the Dragon, with "the fix in." Nila Mack (director, adaptor), Kenneth Grahame (author), Alexander Semmler (composer, conductor). 29:41. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

6178. The Columbia Workshop. April 27, 1941. CBS net. "Jason Was A Man". Sustaining. The legend of Jason and the Golden Fleece, told with a Black viewpoint and an all Negro cast. Josh White (music), Eddie Green, Jack Caldwell (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Fair to good. Complete.

10672. The Columbia Workshop. May 4, 1941. CBS net. "Radio Primer". Sustaining. A funny look at the radio industry from A to Z. The first program of "Twenty-Six By Corwin." Norman Corwin (writer), Everett Sloane, Frank Gallop. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6179. The Columbia Workshop. May 11, 1941. CBS net. "The Log Of The R-77". Sustaining. A great story about a submarine crew, trapped on the bottom of the sea and slowly dying. The program makes creative use of silence as well as sound. Excellent radio! The second program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." Burl Ives, House Jameson, Luis Van Rooten, Everett Sloane, Peter Donald, Ray Kramer (sound), Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), Frank Lovejoy, Walter McDonough (sound assistant), Paul Stewart, John Gibson, Martin Wolfson, Norman Olber, Edward Jurist, Lucille Meredith, Boris Matusavitch (concertina), George Lehman (sound assistant), Paul Whitley (engineer), Albert Fisher (consultant), William O. Regan (consultant). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6180. The Columbia Workshop. May 18, 1941. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus Ohio aircheck. "The People, Yes". Sustaining. A wanderer seeking work meets another man who tells a strange version of the story of the "Tower Of Babel." A portion of an opera based on a poem by Carl Sandburg. The third program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." Earl Robinson (writer), Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), Burl Ives, Everett Sloane, Mark Warnow and His Orchestra, Carl Sandburg (author), Lyn Murray (choral director), Ralph Wilkenson (arranger). 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6181. The Columbia Workshop. May 25, 1941. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus, Ohio aircheck. "Lip Service". Sustaining. An uneducated hillbilly becomes famous as the greatest harmonica player and becomes a government diplomat. The fourth program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), Ted de Corsia, Larry Adler (harmonica), Frank Lovejoy, Minerva Pious, Mildred Natwick, Luis Van Rooten (doubles), Joan Alexander, John James, Don Marsden. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6182. The Columbia Workshop. June 1, 1941. CBS net. "Appointment," "A Play In Part-Time Verse". Sustaining. A man escapes from a concentration camp and swears revenge on the camp's commandant. A parable about the shortcomings of Nazi Germany. The fifth program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director, performer), Everett Sloane, Eddie Mayehoff, Tom Tully, House Jameson, Norman Lloyd. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

924. The Columbia Workshop. June 8, 1941. CBS net. "The Odyssey Of Runyon Jones". Sustaining. A fascinating tour through a make-believe world as a small boy searches for his lost dog. The sixth program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." The script was subsequently produced on April 4, 1944 on "Columbia Presents Corwin (see cat. #93071), three years later on, "The American School Of The Air" and described as a "classic" (see cat. #66397). Frank Lovejoy, Norman Corwin (writer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66685. The Columbia Workshop. June 15, 1941. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus aircheck. "A Soliloquy To Balance The Budget". Sustaining. The seventh program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." "An Exercise For Solo Voice." House Jameson's voice is the only one heard during the program. An excellent performance, but poor radio, surprising for Corwin. Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), House Jameson. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

6183. The Columbia Workshop. June 22, 1941. CBS net. "Daybreak". Sustaining. "A Program To Be Followed On Your Atlas." A trip around the world with the sunrise. The eighth program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." The script was subsequently used on July 10, 1945 (see cat. #4899). Hester Sondergaard, Frank Lovejoy, Eddie Mayehoff, Lyn Murray (composer, conductor), Olga Quello (Brazilian vocal), Joan Banks, Cliff Carpenter, Gilbert Mack, Don Morrison, Paul Stewart, Rosalyn Green, Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), Martin Wolfson, Frank Gallop (narrator). 29:18. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

6184. The Columbia Workshop. June 29, 1941. CBS net, WBNS Columbus Ohio aircheck. "Old Salt". Sponsored by: Sustaining, (Ohio National Bank (local). A seafarin' Grandpa tells tall tales to his small grandson, after lubricating his windpipe with "cough medicine." The ninth program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." About one minute has been deleted from the middle of the program. Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), Everett Sloane, June Havoc, Larry Robinson, Lyn Murray (composer), Charlie Altoff (? comedy violin). 28:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

6185. The Columbia Workshop. July 6, 1941. CBS net. "Between Americans". Sustaining. An informal essay for informal listeners. What our country means to each of us. Pure Americana. The 10th program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), Ray Collins, Alexander Semmler (composer, conductor), Frank Lovejoy, Peter Donald. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6186. The Columbia Workshop. July 13, 1941. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus Ohio aircheck. "Ann Was An Ordinary Girl". Sustaining. A "bio-drama" of Abraham Lincoln's first love. The 11th program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." A brief portion has been deleted from the middle of the program. Norman Corwin (writer, director), Agnes Moorehead, John McIntire, Florence Robinson, Alexander Semmler (composer, conductor), Frank Lovejoy, House Jameson. 28:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

60415. The Columbia Workshop. July 20, 1941. CBS net. "Double Concerto". Sustaining. The 12th program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." A comedy-feud between two composers. "An Account Of Ill-Will In The Concert World." Not up to Corwin's usual standards. Morgan Farley, Rosaline Greene, Peter Donald, Paul Stewart, Eddie Mayehoff, Phillips Burna (?), Bill Watts, Jerry Macy, Eric Burroughs, Kenneth Hayden, John Dickens, Paul Belange (composer), Carol Marsh, The Choralites (sound effects creators), Norman Corwin (production supervisor). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93295. The Columbia Workshop. August 3, 1941. CBS net. "Descent Of The Gods". Sustaining. Program #13 of, "Twenty-Six by Corwin." The goddess Venus visits the U.S.A. and enjoys her trip so much, the other gods come down for a visit. A great show! The script was subsequently used on "The Columbia Workshop" on October 19, 1941 (see cat. #6195). The only instrument heard during the program is a hammer dulcimer. Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), Henry Morgan, House Jameson, Frank Lovejoy, Hester Sondergaard, Eileen Burns, Winfield Honey. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93296. The Columbia Workshop. August 10, 1941. CBS net. "Samson". Sustaining. Program #14 of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." "A new verse play by Norman Corwin." Based on Chapter 13 of the Book of Judges, verses 18 through 30. Norman Corwin, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Martin Gabel, Mady Christians. 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6187. The Columbia Workshop. August 17, 1941. CBS net. "Esther". Sustaining. An original opera based on the Old Testament. Queen Esther saves her people and Mordecai from the evil Haman. The 15th program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), Lyn Murray (composer), Martin Gabel, Arnold Moss, Everett Sloane, Joan Vitez, Winston O'Keefe, Harrison Knox, Eugene Lowenthal, Kenneth Schoen, Genevieve Rhodes. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6188. The Columbia Workshop. August 24, 1941. CBS net. "Job". Sustaining. God challenges the faithfulness of his servant Job on a dare from the Devil. The 16th program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." Charles Laughton, Deems Taylor (composer), Hans Conried, Norman Corwin (adaptor, director), Ray Collins (narrator), Leith Stevens (conductor), Roman Bonin. 29:27. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

60416. The Columbia Workshop. August 31, 1941. CBS net. "Mary and The Fairy". Sustaining. "A Fable For Radio." Program #17 of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." A rather harried fairy reports for "wish duty." In what is possibly an "inside joke," the winner of the "Good Fairy Contest" in the story is named "Mary Puta" (an obscene Spanish expression). Another possible "in-joke, the "president" in the story is announced as "Buddington Hulick" (a variation of Budd Hulick, of the comedy team of "Stoopnagle and Budd." Norman Corwin (writer, director), Ruth Gordon, Hans Conried, Earle Ross, Lud Gluskin (arranger, conductor), The Sportsmen, Art Gilmore (announcer), Thurl Ravenscroft, Elsa Lanchester, Frank Graham, The Sportsmen. 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6189. The Columbia Workshop. September 7, 1941. CBS net, KNX, Los Angeles origination. "The Anatomy Of Sound". Sustaining. Gale Sondergaard in a solo role, the only voice heard on the program. "A Treatise For Solo Voice." The 18th program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." Great radio! Of all the sound effects heard during this program, the sound of a dentist drilling, from inside your head, is the most memorable. Gale Sondergaard, Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), Cliff Thorsness (sound effects), Alfred Spann (sound effects), Clark Casey (sound effects), Gene Twombley (sound effects), Gary Harris (engineer). 28:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

6190. The Columbia Workshop. September 14, 1941. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus Ohio aircheck. "Fragments From A Lost Cause". Sponsored by: Sustaining, Ivory Soap (local). The 19th program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." A program based on the works of Demosthenes. Phillip Of Macedonia is threatening the freedom of the Athenians. The great Greek orator speaks out to warn of the danger to democracy. Will no-one heed him? Told in the actual words of Demosthenes, the parallel with "modern" times is obvious. A short portion is missing from the middle of the program. Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), Everett Sloane, House Jameson, Alexander Semmler (composer, conductor). 28:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

6191. The Columbia Workshop. September 21, 1941. CBS net. "The Human Angle". Sustaining. A well-written tale about a diver on a salvage job who finds a live man, trapped in a sunken ship! The 20th program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." Norman Corwin (adaptor, producer, director), Dore Schary (author), Frank Lovejoy, Martin Wolfson, Everett Sloane, Eddie Mayehoff. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6192. The Columbia Workshop. September 28, 1941. CBS net. "Good Heavens". Sustaining. A program about modern astronomy, dedicated to the Yerkes Observatory. The 21st program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), Henry Morgan (narrator), Eddie Mayehoff, Martin Wolfson, Luis Van Rooten, Kenny Delmar, Lyn Murray (composer, conductor), Bartlett Robinson, Norman Ober, Ann Bolie, Bill Watts, John Brewster. 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6193. The Columbia Workshop. October 5, 1941. CBS net. "Wolfiana". Sustaining. The 22nd program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." A program of Wolfe's writings about America. "A Rhapsody For Radio." The script was repeated on "Columbia Presents Corwin" on June 13, 1944 (see cat. #4892). Arnold Moss, Eddie Mayehoff, Norman Corwin (narrator, adaptor, director), Roger De Koven, Thomas Wolfe (author), Alexander Semmler (composer, conductor), Blanche Blackstone, Perry Lafferty (associate director), Juliana Saverna (Taberna?), Ann Holahan (?), Martin Wolfson, Norman Ober, Rosalind Gould, Charles Range (sound), George Lehman (sound), Walter Pearson (sound supervisor), McDonald Nyhen (engineer). 29:41. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

6194. The Columbia Workshop. October 12, 1941. CBS net. "Murder In Studio One". Sustaining. A satirical mystery-melodrama about Van Crimp, a radio announcer found dead in the studio. A female sleuth gets on the trail. The 22nd program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." It misses by a mile. The announcer refers to the program as #23 of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), Frank Lovejoy, Minerva Pious, Eddie Mayehoff (doubles), Ruth Gordon, Kenny Delmar, Hester Sondergaard, Alan Drake, Peter Gu Chon (?), Norman Ober, Alexander Semmler (arranger, conductor), The Clubmen, MacDonald Nye (? engineer). 29:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6195. The Columbia Workshop. October 19, 1941. CBS net. "Descent Of The Gods". Sustaining. The goddess Venus visits the U.S.A. and enjoys her trip so much, the other gods come down for a visit. A great show! Narrated by "The God Of Trivia," as played by Henry Morgan. Program #23A of "Twenty Six By Corwin." The program is described as, "a repeat performance," the script was previously used on The Columbia Workshop" on August 3, 1941 (see cat.# 93295). The only music heard during the program is a hammer dulcimer. Norman Corwin (writer), Henry Morgan (narrator), Frank Lovejoy, House Jameson, Hester Sondergaard, Eddie Mayehoff, Perry Lafferty (director, director during Corwin's illness), Eileen Burns, Winfield Honie, Winston O'Keefe, Henry Jones, Lucille Meredith, Norman Ober, Juliana Saverna, Everett Ripley, Edith Wiseman (clavichord player, arranger). 29:21. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

19084. The Columbia Workshop. October 26, 1941. CBS net. "The Odyssey Of Runyan Jones". Sustaining. #24 of 26 by Corwin. Second broadcast of the script. See cat. #924 for the first broadcast of the story. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6196. The Columbia Workshop. November 2, 1941. CBS net. "The Man With A Platform". Sustaining. A plan to do certain things about certain things. The 25th program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." Corwin gets some pet peeves off his chest. Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), Budd Hulick, Arlene Francis, Eddie Mayehoff, Hester Sondergaard. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6197. The Columbia Workshop. November 9, 1941. CBS net. "Psalm For A Dark Year, An Ode Of Thanksgiving". Sustaining. A poem/word picture about America and the American way of life. The 26th program of, "Twenty-Six By Corwin." Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director, narrator), Frank Lovejoy, Parker Fennelly, Martin Gabel, Ian Martin, Hester Sondergaard. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19085. The Columbia Workshop. November 16, 1941. CBS net. "Gator Boy". Sustaining. A good story of a youth living in a swamp in Florida with the need to go to war. Earle McGill (director), James McCallion, Ed Latimer, Larry Robinson, Tom Tully. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6198. The Columbia Workshop. November 23, 1941. CBS net. "Sound Track Of The Life Of A Careful Man". Sustaining. A satire in verse about a small little man who always believes in "Safety First." A great show! Virgil Thompson (host, composer), Arnold Moss (narrator), E. Spitzer (writers; 2 with the same name), Alexander Semmler (conductor), Earle McGill (director). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6199. The Columbia Workshop. November 30, 1941. CBS net. "Double Ugly". Sustaining. A well-written psychological drama told in a narrative/primitive style. The program uses three sound men. Eddie Mayehoff, Perry Lafferty (director), George Lloyd (writer), Nathan Van Cleve (composer, conductor), Juana Paul, Eddie O'Shea, Betty Jane Tyler, Sammie Hill, Jeanette Chinley, Brad Barker, Charles Range (sound), Jerry Sullivan (sound), Phil Erhorn (? sound), Al DiCaprio (engineer), Isabel Jewell (host, performer), Jim Backus (performer, narrator). 29:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6200. The Columbia Workshop. December 14, 1941. CBS net. "Citizen For Tomorrow". Sustaining. The program is preceded by war bulletins. A program to honor the Constitution's Bill of Rights. Told in song, chorus, story. Paul Green (writer), Earle McGill (director), Alexander Semmler (conductor), Amadeo Di Felipe (composer). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6201. The Columbia Workshop. December 21, 1941. CBS net. "Miracle In Manhattan". Sustaining. A touching Christmas story about a cab driver and his strange Christmas Eve passenger. The opening scene, in which traffic sounds and car horns blend into, "Silent Night." Genius in sound! This is similar to the annual Duffy's Tavern Christmas show. Ed Gardner, Charles Vanda (writer, director). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6202. The Columbia Workshop. December 28, 1941. CBS net. "Who Wants To Be Born These Days?". Sustaining. An amusing New Year's fantasy about the day the babies in "Beforeland" decide that the conditions are so bad on Earth, they'd rather not be born! . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19086. The Columbia Workshop. January 4, 1942. CBS net. "The Fish On The Bathroom Floor". Sustaining. What would you do if you had a fish in your bathtub? A fun story about a fisherman who brings home his best friend Egbert (who happens to be a fish) to live in his tub. A fine light comedy which turns out to be a 1/2-hour-long pun. Thomas Collins (writer), Howard G. Barnes (director), Floyd Buckley (narrator), Carl Eastman, Edith Roday (?), Eddie Mayehoff (triples, including the remarkable voice of the fish), Walter Gross (arranger, conductor), Charles Range (sound effects), Al Binney (sound effects), John Rushworth (sound effects), Charles Grenier (engineering technician). 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6203. The Columbia Workshop. January 11, 1942. CBS net. "Free Speech". Sustaining. A rebroadcast of a program heard a few weeks earlier. Great voices of the past speak about the right of "free speech." Portions of the program were taken from, "The People, Yes." John Daly (announcer), Lansing Hatfield, Lyn Murray (conductor), Earle McGill (director), Carl Sandburg (author), William White (author), Earl Robinson (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6204. The Columbia Workshop. January 18, 1942. CBS net. "At The Sign Of The Lark". Sustaining. A touching story about a little old bookshop owner and a young couple who assist him. Walter Slezak, Charles Norman (writer), Charles R. Jackson (adaptor), Earle McGill (host, director), John McGovern, Peggy Allenby, Wilford Lytell, Mitzi Gould, Guy Repp, Phillip Clarke, Ted Osborne, James Monks, Victor Bey (conductor). 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6205. The Columbia Workshop. January 25, 1942. CBS net. "The Man Without A Shadow". Sustaining. A European story of the supernatural. Peter Schlemeil deals with the devil and gains untold riches, but pays the price. Lurene Tuttle (playing seven different parts!), Ted Osborne, Walter Slezak, Maurice Tarplin, Werner Mishel (writer), Alexander Semmler (composer, conductor), Charles Vanda (host, director), John Gibson, Ivan Triasof, Rolfe Sedan, Harold Dryanforth, Guy Repp, Gayza Corbin (?), Patsy O'Shea, Robert Lee. 29:55. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

19087. The Columbia Workshop. February 1, 1942. CBS net. "Jenny, The Bus Nobody Loved". Sustaining. A comedy about an old bus with a magic button on the dashboard. Perry Lafferty (director, host), Harry Clark (announcer), Race Dovier (? writer), Nathan Van Cleve (composer, conductor), Tom Tully, Al Di Caprio (engineer), Charles Range (? sound), Jim Rogan (? sound), Max Miller (sound), Jim Backus, Henriette Kaye, Maurice Dolbeay (? writer, of WABI, Bangor, Maine), Tom Lewis, Howard Smith, Eddie Mayehoff, Winfield Honey, Sandy Strauss, Roy Fant. 28:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

78308. The Columbia Workshop. February 8, 1942. CBS net. "Portrait Of Jenny". Sustaining. Santos Ortega, Betty Fillson, Mary Frances Heflin, Ruth Yorke, Edwin Jerome, Mildred Natwick, Edward Nugent, William Hanson, Charme Allen, Chester Stratton, Lehman Engel (composer, conductor), Earle McGill (director), Robert Nathan (author), George D. Griffin (adaptor, University of Wichita). 24:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8843. The Columbia Workshop. February 15, 1942. CBS net. "Opus For Lute and A Liar". Sustaining. Parker Fennelly, Arthur Allen, Orth Bell, Nila Mack (director), Alexander Semmler (composer, conductor), William Iverson (writer), Kingsley Colton, Roy Fant. 24:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8844. The Columbia Workshop. February 22, 1942. CBS net. "The Plot Of Mr. Greenburg". Sustaining. Arnold Stang, Jim Backus, Ed Latimer, Guy Repp, Tom Tully, Nathan Van Cleve (composer, conductor), Loren Shaw (? writer), Joe Grass (? director), Frank Gould, William Pringle, Sam Raskin, Adelaide Klein, Al Denning (sound effects), Jack Amrine (? sound effects), Al Di Caprio (engineer), John Harper (announcer), Minerva Pious, Eddie Mayehoff. 24:18. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

8845. The Columbia Workshop. February 28, 1942. CBS net. "When The Bough Breaks". Sustaining. Dress rehearsal. "A psychological drama about a prize fighter." Nathan Van Cleve (composer, conductor, only a piano is heard during this rehearsal), Perry Lafferty (producer, director), Fran Carden (?), Charles Mandick (?), Henry Denker (writer), Ralph Burke (writer). 27:05. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8846. The Columbia Workshop. March 1, 1942. CBS net. "When The Bough Breaks". Sustaining. An eerie tale of the prize ring and insanity. Plus the first minute of a net newscast. Ralph Burke (writer), Nathan Van Cleve (composer, conductor), Perry Lafferty (producer, director), Fran Carden (?), Charles Mandick (?), Richard Widmark, Henry Denker (writer). 24:18. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8847. The Columbia Workshop. March 8, 1942. CBS net. "The Test". Sustaining. A young boy and his harmonica; the test his girl puts him through and the results of his failure. Joseph Ruscoll (writer,), Earle McGill (director), Victor Bey (music director), Sidney Lumet, Walter Vaughn, Mary Frances Heflin, Eleanor Phelps, Tom Shirley (narrator), Elsie Mae Gordon, John Hamilton, Ethel Wilson, Charles Webster. 24:14. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

8848. The Columbia Workshop. March 15, 1942. CBS net. "A Child's History Of Hot Music". Sustaining. Perry Lafferty (director), Eddie O'Shea, Ann Thomas, Jackie Ayres, Bonnie Donahue, Roy Fant, Cameron Andrews, Jim Backus, Winfield Honie, Yvonne Trissault (?), Ron Brogan, Vera Barton (vocalist), Burl Ives (folksinger), Gus Levine (additional orchestration), Nathan Van Cleve (additional orchestra, billed as Van Cleve), Al Binny (sound), B. A. Brown (writer), Walter Gross (composer, conductor), Vic Ruby (sound), Al DiCaprio (engineer), John Harper (announcer). 19:29. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

8849. The Columbia Workshop. March 22, 1942. CBS net. "The Green Receipt". Sustaining. A young financier gets into deep trouble. A story of the Arkansas foothills. Craig McDonnell, Jack Grimes, Gene Rider (writer), Guy della Ciaffa (director), Larry Robinson, Charme Allen, G. Swain Gordon, Alexander Semmler (music director), Bill Rogers (announcer). 23:19. Audio condition: Very good. Apparently complete.

8850. The Columbia Workshop. March 29, 1942. CBS net. "Solomon and Balkis". Sustaining. An opera, sung in English. The final 19:16 of a one hour program. Eileen Farrell (soprano), Randall Thompson (composer), Rudyard Kipling (author of: "The Butterfly That Stamped" from the "Just So Stories"), Howard Barlow (conductor), John Gurney (bass-baritone), Mona Paulec (mezzo), Carlo Corelli (tenor), Nadine Conner (soprano), Jim Fassett (director). 19:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

8851. The Columbia Workshop. April 5, 1942. CBS net. "The Miracle Of The Danube". Sustaining. Maxwell Anderson (writer), Joseph Schildkraut, Berry Kroeger, Ted Osborne, Howard Smith, Leith Stevens (composer), Lyn Murray (conductor), Charles Vanda (director). 23:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8852. The Columbia Workshop. April 12, 1942. CBS net. "He Should Have Stood In Elba". Sustaining. A big time gangster returns from jail to find things have changed. Produced in co-operation nwith the NYU Radio Workshop. The writer's last name is unintelligible, his first name is Ralph. Jackson Beck, Mitzi Gould, Nathan Van Cleve (composer, conductor), Joe Graff (? director), Ted de Corsia, Jack McBride, Carl Eastman, Sandy Strauss, James McCallion, Ann Thomas, Ed Latimer, Joseph Julian. 24:08. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

3586. The Columbia Workshop. April 19, 1942. CBS net. "Play Ball". Sustaining. The human story of a local baseball game in a small town. Gertrude Warner, Louis Hazam (writer), John Connery, Jone Allison, Michael Artist, Adelaide Klein, Chester Stratton, Eddie Mayehoff, Ed Latimer, George Tiplady, Robert Readick, Marjorie Quail, G. Swain Gordon, John Gibson. 24:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8854. The Columbia Workshop. April 25, 1942. CBS net. "Looking For Susie". Sustaining. "Test cut." Two soldiers on leave in New York City are trying to find a girl, a very special girl. See cat. #8855 for the program as broadcast. Cliff Carpenter, Jeffrey Bryant, Jane Lauren, Roc Rogers, Perry Lafferty (director), Peggy Knudson, Edwin Jerome, Henriette Kaye, Joe DeSantis, Eddie Mayehoff, Jim Backus, Carol Warner (writer), Fifi Garbuck (? writer), Nathan Van Cleve (composer, conductor), Nora Nichols (sound), Al Dicaprio (engineer), John Harpis (announcer), George Lehman (sound). 21:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8855. The Columbia Workshop. May 3, 1942. CBS net. "Looking For Susie". Sustaining. Two soldiers on leave in New York City are trying to find a girl, a very special girl. See cat. #8854 for a recording of a "test cut" of this program. Joe DeSantis, Carol Warner (writer), Fifi Garbuck (? writer), Nathan Van Cleve (composer, conductor), Perry Lafferty (director), Cliff Carpenter, Jeffrey Bryant, Jane Lauren, Roc Rogers, Peggy Knudson, Edwin Jerome, Henriette Kaye, George Lehman (sound), Nora Nichols (sound), Al Dicaprio (engineer), John Harpis (announcer), Eddie Mayehoff, Jim Backus. 24:11. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

8856. The Columbia Workshop. May 10, 1942. CBS net. "Chapter One," "Flight To Aris". Sustaining. An interesting series idea...the first chapter of famous books are to be dramatized. A well-done story of WWII. Jack Finke (adaptor), Guy della Ciaffa (director), Vincent Price, Antoine de Saint Exupery (author). 23:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8857. The Columbia Workshop. May 17, 1942. CBS net. "Good Morning, Mr. Crumm". Sustaining. A meek little man, whose only friends are the walls, is forever being pushed around. Nila Mack (director), Peter Martin (writer), Vicki Vola, Art Smith, John Griggs, Eddie Mayehoff, Carl Emory, Olive Deering, Don MacLaughlin, Louise Wilcher (organist). 24:08. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8858. The Columbia Workshop. May 24, 1942. CBS net. "Midnight Blue". Sustaining. A story of the blues, and the guys who play them, or used to. James Caleb Beach (writer), Nathan Van Cleve (composer, conductor), Perry Lafferty (director), Meyer Alexander (vocalist, pianist), Myron McCormick, Jim Backus. 24:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

78309. The Columbia Workshop. May 31, 1942. CBS net, WBBM, Chicago origination. "The City Wears A Slouch Hat". Sustaining. A very avant garde broadcast. John Cage's music is difficult to appreciate, a fact that would remain unchanged for the next fifty years. This may be the earliest extant recording of Cage or his work, as he had moved to New York City shortly after this broadcast. The "music" seems to be mostly percussion with no hint of his noted "prepared piano." Les Mitchell's name is seen published as "Mitchel" as well as "Mitchell." Kenneth Patchen (writer), John Cage (composer of the "score for sound orchestra", conductor), Madeleine Grayson, Jonathan Hole, John Larkin, Frank Dane, Forrest Lewis, Les Tremayne ("The Voice"), Les Mitchell (director). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8859. The Columbia Workshop. June 7, 1942. CBS net. "The Little One". Sustaining. A strange story about a beautiful girl who marries a midget and the strange life they lead together. Nathan Van Cleve (composer, conductor), Earle McGill (director), Catherine Locke, Michael Fitzmaurice, Margot Stevenson, Howard Smith, Junius Matthews, Dean Carlton, Leona Roberts, Harold Dryanforth, Chester Stratton (narrator), Albert Morgan (writer). 24:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8860. The Columbia Workshop. June 12, 1942. CBS net. "Inside A Kid's Head". Sustaining. A funny guided tour through the mind of a 10-year-old. The first 5 minutes are in poor condition, the rest of the show in excellent condition. The program ends, "...this is the nervous system, this is the digestive system and this is the Columbia Broadcasting System. Jerome Lawrence (writer), Robert E. Lee (writer), Skip Homeier, John Dietz (director). 29:06. Audio condition: Unknown quality. Complete.

8861. The Columbia Workshop. June 19, 1942. CBS net. "It Couldn't Happen To A Nicer Kid". Sustaining. The story of a young man trying to break into radio writing. An all-too-true portrait of how it was, with a surprising ending. John Gibson, Arnold Moss, Ted Osborne, Henry Denker (writer), William Quinn, Eddie O'Shea, Carleton Bricker, Walter Gross (music), Marx B. Loeb (director), Doris Salton, G. Swain Gordon, Ralph Burke (writer). 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8862. The Columbia Workshop. June 26, 1942. CBS net. "History Is On The March". Sustaining. The program is also referred to as, "Broadcast From The Year 1812." An allegorical story of Napoleon's disastrous march into Russia. Done as a "March of Time" broadcast from December 31, 1812. A forerunner of, "You Are There." The program ends with a talk by a person from the Consulate General of the USSR. He introduces himself as Konstantine (last name unintelligible) and says, "Hitler is posing as a 20th century Napoleon, is nothing but a miserable caricature of Napoleon." "Hitler's armies are composed of wild beasts." "The mighty Russian army...(is) ruled by a government of the people, by the people and for the people." Konstantine Oumansky was the U.S. Consul General replaced by Andrei Gromyko in June, 1942. Robert L. Richards (writer), Howard Barlow (music), John Dietz (director), William Spier (production supervisor), Konstantine Oumansky (?). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8863. The Columbia Workshop. July 3, 1942. CBS net. "Tag #1184463". Sustaining. A good story about a small town American boy in Europe during the war to end wars. David Levy (writer), Nathan Van Cleve (composer, conductor), William Spier (production supervisor), Howard Barnes (director), James Monks, Joan Allison. 29:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8864. The Columbia Workshop. July 13, 1942. CBS net. "Let Me Tell You About My Operation". Sustaining. A funny story of hospital life. The first 14:08 of the program only. Morton Friedgood (writer). 14:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

8865. The Columbia Workshop. July 20, 1942. CBS net. "Some One Else". Sustaining. A great story, with great acting. A man buys a beautiful porcelain statuette with a tragic and somewhat supernatural past. Lucille Fletcher (author), Martin Gabel. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8866. The Columbia Workshop. July 27, 1942. CBS net. "Reveille Pass". Sustaining. The story of a soldier's overnight pass and his pre-occupation with time. Chester Stratton, Anne Sedgewick. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8867. The Columbia Workshop. August 3, 1942. CBS net. "Laughter For The Leader". Sustaining. A none-too-subtle but VERY well-done portrait of the personal problems of Hitler. The kind of show you remember for a long time. Ted Osborne, Robert Dryden, Eric Dressler, Craig McDonnell. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8868. The Columbia Workshop. August 10, 1942. CBS net. "The Music Of Mountains". Sustaining. "A Choric Verse Play." A lyrical, dated, but quite effective tour around, over and through the mountains of America. House Jameson (narrator), Kimball Flackus (writer), The Choralites, Nathan Van Cleve (composer, conductor), Earle McGill (director). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8869. The Columbia Workshop. August 17, 1942. CBS net. "The Old-Fashioned Vaudeville Show". Sustaining. "All Out For Comedy." The first of 4 programs. Genuine Vaudeville! This is what it must have been like, and it works very well on radio. The Delta Rhythm Boys sing, "Idaho." King Jack really plays just about everything at the same time and is fascinating to hear. Pinky Lee, The Delta Rhythm Boys, King Jack (a one-man-band), Eddie Green, Walter Gross and His Orchestra, Tully Richards (m.c.), Jack Gilford, The Ross Sisters, William Spier (producer), Larry Berns (director). 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8870. The Columbia Workshop. August 31, 1942. CBS net. "The Columbia Sketchbook". Sustaining. "All Out For Comedy." The third of 4 programs. A funny, slapstick collection of blackouts. Alan Reed, Minerva Pious, Art Carney, Jim Backus, Walter Gross and His Orchestra, Carl Eastman, Eddie O'Shea, Lee Brody, Madeline Pierce, Peggy Zinke, The Three Flake Brothers (?), William Spier (producer), Larry Berns (director), Harry Clark (announcer). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8871. The Columbia Workshop. September 14, 1942. CBS net. "Portrait Of Jenny". Sustaining. A spooky but beautiful story of an artist's romance with Jenny, a girl from the past with a tragic destiny. Santos Ortega, Robert Nathan (author), George D. Griffen (adaptor), Betty Philson (?), Mary Frances Heflin, Ruth Yorke, Edwin Jerome, Mildred Natwick, Edward Nugent, William Hanson, Charme Allen, Chester Stratton, Lehman Engel (composer, conductor), Earle McGill (director). 24:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8872. The Columbia Workshop. September 21, 1942. CBS net. "My Kid Brother". Sustaining. After his first son becomes a bookie, an old man hopes his second son will become a violinist. But fate has ordained a baseball and an oboe. Milton Wayne (writer), Marx B. Loeb (director), John Gibson, Jackie Kelk, Alan Reed, Louis Sorin, William Zuckert, Art Carney, Nathan Van Cleve (composer, conductor), William Spier (production supervisor). 29:18. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

8873. The Columbia Workshop. September 28, 1942. CBS net. "Florrie and The Country Green". Sustaining. A quiet simple story, turning to ghosts and the supernatural at the very fine ending. Parker Fennelly. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8874. The Columbia Workshop. October 12, 1942. CBS net. "Rebirth In Barrows Inlet," "The Story Of An American Town". Sustaining. A beautiful portrait of the people in a small town and what they're really like. Ronald Liss (author), Frank Gallop (narrator), The Delta Rhythm Boys. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8875. The Columbia Workshop. October 19, 1942. CBS net. "Remodeled Brownstone". Sustaining. A couple buys a Manhattan brownstone and soon start to hear a baby's cry. Excellent story of the supernatural. Lucille Fletcher (writer), Martin Gabel. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8876. The Columbia Workshop. November 8, 1942. CBS net. "Proclaim The Morning". Sustaining. An original voice drama, score composed and directed by Roy Bargy. A strong, lyrical, anti-fascist ode. David Ross (author, narrator), Roy Bargy (composer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8877. The Columbia Workshop. February 2, 1946. CBS net. "Homecoming". Sustaining. The start of "a new series of broadcasts." World War II is over, and a farm boy returns home; but not really. Norman Corwin (producer, director), Davidson Taylor (host), Norman Williams (writer), Lyn Murray (composer), Jeff Alexander (conductor), Will Geer, Elsie Mae Gordon, Robert Dryden, Edgar Stehli, Alan Drake, John Mitchell. 29:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8853. The Columbia Workshop. February 9, 1946. CBS net. "Anniversary". Sustaining. They've been married just one year, but a couple plan to divorce. For what reason? Joseph Ruscoll (writer), Marx B. Loeb (producer, director), Charles Paul (composer), Sandy Becker (announcer), Ted Osborne (narrator), James McCallion, Peggy Stanley, Art Carney, Nora Marlowe, Dick Nelson, Gregory Morton, Kermit Murdock, Nell Harrison. 28:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8878. The Columbia Workshop. February 16, 1946. CBS net. "Just A Plain Blue Suit". Sustaining. A well-written portrait of the home-front soldier. There's a possibility that this is a rehearsal recording. The announcer who says, "This is Sandy Becker," isn't. Norman Lockwood (composer), Frederick Steiner (billed as the "conductor" but only an organ is heard), David Leeson (writer), Howard Barnes (producer, director), Larry Haines, Charlotte Holland, Reid Brown Jr., James McCallion, Nora Marlowe, Julian Noa, Don Douglas, Mary Michael, Lyle Sudrow, Sandy Becker (announcer), Peggy Stanley. 28:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8879. The Columbia Workshop. February 23, 1946. CBS net. "Hard Luck Story". Sustaining. "Emil the Seal," con artiste extraordinaire, tells the sad story of his life Ted Osborne, Henry Denker (writer), Ralph Burke (writer), Albert Ward (producer, director), Alexander Semmler (composer, conductor), Charles Webster, Ralph Bell, John Gibson, Robert Dryden. 28:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19088. The Columbia Workshop. March 2, 1946. CBS net. "Slim". Sustaining. A good story about a new hobo riding his first freight train, and a strange companion along for the ride. Excellent sound effects, good radio. Elliott Reid, Robert Dryden, John Lovelace (writer), Gail Kubeck (composer, conductor), Howard Barnes (producer, director), Raymond Van Sickle, Sandy Becker (announcer). 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8880. The Columbia Workshop. March 9, 1946. CBS net. "Thanks For The Memories". Sustaining. A soldier's memories of England and France during the war. A "Thank You" note that brings tears to the eye. The production makes creative us of the famous tune, "Thanks For The Memory." Guy della Ciaffa (producer, director), Bruce Stoderman (? writer), Charles Paul (composer, conductor), Warren Brian (narrator). 28:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8881. The Columbia Workshop. March 16, 1946. CBS net. "Four Quartets". Sustaining. Terribly dull radio. T. S. Eliot (author), James Johnson Sweeney (of The Museum of Modern Art, New York), James Hall Wheelock, Robert Lewis Shayon (producer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8882. The Columbia Workshop. March 23, 1946. CBS net. "Act Of Faith". Sustaining. A stirring drama of anti-Semitism. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8883. The Columbia Workshop. March 30, 1946. CBS net. "A Very Honorable Guy". Sustaining. The classic Runyon tale of the guy with the big feet who sells his body to "science." Damon Runyon (author), Ed Begley, Elspeth Eric, Joe DeSantis, John Gibson, Sandy Becker. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8884. The Columbia Workshop. April 6, 1946. CBS net. "The Last Speech". Sustaining. A cantata based on the last speech written by but never delivered by Franklin Roosevelt. The program commemorates the first anniversary of Roosevelt's death. See cat. #92438 for an AFRS rebroadcast, April 12, 1947, with the AFRS program name: "This Is The Story." Eric Dressler (narrator), Norman Luboff (choir director), Eileen Farrell, Alexander Semmler (conductor), Lou Cooper (composer), Carl Carmer (writer), Albert Ward (producer, director), Stephen Vincent Benet (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8885. The Columbia Workshop. April 13, 1946. CBS net. "Joe Peabody's Dream". Sustaining. A strange story of a man who dozes off after dinner and has a strange dream about the OPA, the country and the world in general. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8886. The Columbia Workshop. April 21, 1946. CBS net. "The Playroom: A Modern Allegory". Sustaining. A thought provoking story of a brother and sister both 50 years old, but both living in a "playroom" world of their own. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8887. The Columbia Workshop. April 28, 1946. CBS net. "A Study In Bells," "The House". Sustaining. A mad professor discourses in his favorite topic, and a short story with a strange twist. Eric Dressler, Robert Dryden. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8888. The Columbia Workshop. May 5, 1946. CBS net. "The Remarkable Gentleman From Yorkshire: Sam Small". Sustaining. A British comedy about a man who schizophrenically splits in two. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8889. The Columbia Workshop. May 12, 1946. CBS net, KNX, Los Angeles origination. "No Children At Play". Sustaining. The horror of the hunger of the European children. Alan Hubbard, Chet Huntley (narrator), Clinton Anderson (Secretary of Agriculture), George Coulouris, Lee Price, Lurene Tuttle, Osa Massen. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8890. The Columbia Workshop. May 19, 1946. CBS net. "The Trial". Sustaining. The strange story by this strange author, foretelling the horrors of totalitarianism. Karl Swenson. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8891. The Columbia Workshop. May 26, 1946. CBS net. "The Fisherman and The Genie". Sustaining. A fairy tale based on Arabian Legend, filled with spells, magic, and the forces of good and evil. Joan Alexander. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8892. The Columbia Workshop. June 2, 1946. CBS net. "Richard III". Sustaining. 10:00 P.M. or 3:00 P.M. or both. The supporting performers were members of The Old Vic Theatre Company. William Shakespeare (author), Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Joyce Redman, Margaret Leighton, Yna Burrough (?), Harry Andrews, Sidney Taffler, Peter Copley, Herbert Mengis (? composer, conductor, James Hart (adaptor), Elizabeth Hart (adaptor), John Barrow (? director), Richard Sanville (associate director). 1 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8893. The Columbia Workshop. June 9, 1946. CBS net. "Peer Gynt". Sustaining. A performance by the Old Vic Theatre Company of England. A beautiful production, fairly well adapting a theatre company to radio. Edvard Grieg (composer), Henrik Ibsen (author), Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson (host, performer). 1 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8894. The Columbia Workshop. June 16, 1946. CBS net. "Sometime Every Summertime". Sustaining. Possibly Fletcher Markle's first program for CBS. He used the same script when he was directing "Studio One." Fletcher Markle (author, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8895. The Columbia Workshop. June 23, 1946. CBS net. "How Radar Saved Democracy". Sustaining. A fascinating explanation of the invention of radar and how the British defeated the Nazis with its help. Martin Wolfson, Berry Kroeger. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8896. The Columbia Workshop. June 30, 1946. CBS net. "This Is Singing Country". Sustaining. Alan Lomax (author, arranger), Berry Kroeger (narrator), Pete Seeger. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8897. The Columbia Workshop. July 14, 1946. CBS net. "Three's Company". Sustaining. A well-written trilogy about three couples with martial problems told in 3 separate stories with quite sophisticated transitions. Fletcher Markle (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8898. The Columbia Workshop. July 21, 1946. CBS net. "The Pied Piper Of Hamlin". Sustaining. The tenth anniversary program. A "modern" version of the classic fairy tale. Frank Lovejoy (introduction), Irving Reis (director), Artie Shaw (author, actor), William N. Robson (producer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8899. The Columbia Workshop. July 28, 1946. CBS net. "Legend In Brocade". Sustaining. The program is based on the letters of Lord Chesterfield. A penetrating look at the man who had great influence on English history. The letters written to his son are featured. Berry Kroeger. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8900. The Columbia Workshop. August 4, 1946. CBS net. "Happy Thoughts For A Hot Afternoon". Sustaining. Two essays: one on "comfort," the other on "laughter." Interesting listening. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8901. The Columbia Workshop. August 11, 1946. CBS net. "Wilbur: The Psychoneurotic Automobile". Sustaining. The cast plays barnyard creatures who can talk. However, talking animals have nothing on a talking car! Arnold Stang, Art Carney, Ethel Everett, Earl Hammond, Enid Markey, Sam Wanamaker. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8902. The Columbia Workshop. August 18, 1946. CBS net. "Modern Exhibit". Sustaining. Woody Herman and his Orchestra play jazz for listening. Igor Stravinsky leads the Woody Herman Orchestra for the first time, in a composition he wrote just for the show, "Ebony Concerto." Chet Huntley (narrator), Woody Herman and His Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky (conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8903. The Columbia Workshop. August 25, 1946. CBS net. "The Path In The Door". Sustaining. Hollywood origination. A wild fantasy, meaning nothing but what your imagination dictates. "A psychological experiment." Les Crutchfield is described as, "a former explosives engineer." Les Crutchfield (writer, his first radio script), Elliott Reid, Jay Novello, George Antheil (composer, his first score for a radio program), William N. Robson (director), Cy Feuer (conductor). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8904. The Columbia Workshop. September 15, 1946. CBS net. "The Last Delegate". Sustaining. At the ultimate peace conference; a voice is heard. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8905. The Columbia Workshop. September 21, 1946. CBS net. "The Midnight Town Is Full Of Boys". Sustaining. A drama of juvenile delinquency and a boy named Joey. Well done. Fletcher Markle (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8906. The Columbia Workshop. September 28, 1946. CBS net. "The Day That Baseball Died". Sustaining. Interesting story of that fantastic pitch "Knucklerduster II" and the way it ended the game of baseball. Amusing. The script was used previously on the Columbia Workshop of November 24, 1942. Santos Ortega, Art Carney. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8907. The Columbia Workshop. October 5, 1946. CBS net. "Studies In Jealousy". Sustaining. Three well-written short stories with Jealousy at the central theme. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8908. The Columbia Workshop. October 12, 1946. CBS net. "Brucie and Willie". Sustaining. "Brucie and Willie", characters created by Gertrude Stein. Random and rambling thoughts by the occupation troops in France. Gertrude Stein (character creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

8909. The Columbia Workshop. October 19, 1946. CBS net. "Moby Dick" part 1. Sustaining. See cat. #993 for part 2. Herman Melville (author), Ernest Kinoy (adaptor), Norman Lockwood (composer), Frederick Steiner (conductor), Howard G. Barnes (director), Neal O'Malley, Sidney Smith, Charles Irving. 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

993. The Columbia Workshop. October 26, 1946. CBS net. "Moby Dick" Part II. Sustaining. The second half of Melville's classic of the sea. The program is complete in itself. Herman Melville (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8910. The Columbia Workshop. November 2, 1946. CBS net. "Lee Fountain Comes Of Age". Sustaining. An excellent story about a young boy who refuses to grow up, until he is 60! Joseph Liss, Kenny Delmar, Lawson Zerbe, Robert Dryden, Ted Osborne. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

992. The Columbia Workshop. November 9, 1946. CBS net. "Farewell To Altamont" from "Look Homeward Angel". Sustaining. Art Carney. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8911. The Columbia Workshop. November 16, 1946. CBS net. "The Man Who Could Bring Pictures To Life". Sustaining. An amusing story about a guy who could do just that. "Sounds Of Peace". . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8912. The Columbia Workshop. November 23, 1946. CBS net. "The Tin Whistle". Sustaining. A young boy in grammar school creates some serious mischief with his whistle. Al Hodge. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8913. The Columbia Workshop. November 30, 1946. CBS net. "It Shouldn't Happen To A Man". Sustaining. A fine story about man's best friend who wants to live like a man, but for unselfish canine reasons. Jay Novello, Cathy Lewis, Elliott Lewis, William N. Robson (director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8914. The Columbia Workshop. December 7, 1946. CBS net. "The Parade". Sustaining. A deeply allegorical anti-war story about a parade down the streets of New York that cannot be seen or heard. Morris Markey (author), Ted Osborne, Bill Lipton, Joe DeSantis. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8915. The Columbia Workshop. December 14, 1946. CBS net. "Alice and The Echo". Sustaining. An extremely well-written story of a German echo who befriends a little girl. Galloping anti-Nazism. Joe DeSantis, Kermit Murdock, Martin Wolfson. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8916. The Columbia Workshop. December 21, 1946. CBS net. "The Day They Gave Babies Away". Sustaining. A Christmas story about six orphans many years ago in New England. The script was subsequently used on "The Cavalcade Of America" on December 25, 1951 (see cat. #39837). Alexander Semmler (composer, conductor), Werner Mishel (director), Don Baker (announcer), Ben Cooper, David Anderson, Joan Lazer, Bess McCammon, Henry M. Nealy, Dale Eunson (author), Margaret Lewerth (adaptor), Neill O'Malley, Madeleine Pierce, Edgar Stehli, Gladys Thornton, Agnes Young. 29:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8917. The Columbia Workshop. December 28, 1946. CBS net. "Rain, Rain Go Away". Sustaining. Hollywood origination. A fantasy for radio about Heatherby Weatherby (with a mind of her own) who decides to stop the rain. Arthur Q. Bryan, Billy Gould, Edwin Max, Elliott Lewis, Jack Kruschen, Jerry Hausner, Lud Gluskin, Lurene Tuttle, Norma Jean Nilsson (eight years of age), Sarah Selby, Walter Newman (writer), William N. Robson (director), Lud Gluskin (preparer, conductor). 29:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8918. The Columbia Workshop. January 4, 1947. CBS net. "Tongues Of Fire". Sustaining. A program written by an Australian author who was discovered by Norman Corwin. A terrible mishmash story about witchcraft. Barbara Woodward (writer), Albert Warner (director), Robert Ward (composer), Helen Claire, Ethel Wilson, Don Baker (announcer). 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8919. The Columbia Workshop. January 5, 1947. CBS net. "Tugboat Danny". Sustaining. The 1st program of, "Once Upon A Tune." A series of radio cartoons with original music. The story of a little tugboat who aspired to bigger and better things. Ray Darby (writer, lyrics), Morris Surdin (composer), Carl Beyer (producer, director). 29:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8920. The Columbia Workshop. January 11, 1947. CBS net. "The Surreal Marriage". Sustaining. If surrealism means nonsense, this qualifies. The writing is filled with great significance, if only one could understand it. Ted Osborne, Ronald Liss, Elwood Hoffman (writer), Werner Mishel (director), Alexander Semmler (composer), Eileen Hubbard, Ethel Everett, Alan Hewitt, Lamont Johnson, Joan Lazer, Jack Manning, Betty Fillson, Donald Baines, Don Baker (announcer). 29:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8921. The Columbia Workshop. January 12, 1947. CBS net. "Special Delivery". Sustaining. The 2nd program of, "Once Upon A Tune," a radio cartoon. A thoroughly great story about a mailman's last day on the job Ray Darby (writer, lyrics), Morris Surdin (composer), Carl Beyer (producer, director), Sandy Becker (announcer). 29:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8922. The Columbia Workshop. January 19, 1947. CBS net. "Tortilla Jones". Sustaining. "Once Upon A Tune," a radio cartoon. A musical fantasy about the roughest, toughest, hombre in the West, and his battle with "The Spider." The program was repeated on March 15, 1947. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8923. The Columbia Workshop. January 25, 1947. CBS net. "The Natural History Of Nonsense". Sustaining. Sheer nonsense and plenty of it. Bergen Evans (author), Joseph Ruscoll (adaptor), Albert Ward (director), Ben Ludlow (composer, conductor), John Griggs (narrator), King Calder, William Keene, Ethel Wilson, Mort Stevens, Anne-Marie Gayer, Robert Dryden, Helen Claire, Carol Goodner, Brad Barker, Don Baker (announcer). 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7188. The Columbia Workshop. February 1, 1947. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Head In The Clouds". "Once Upon A Tune." A "Radio Cartoon." An original musical fantasy, about three big-city buildings who decide to take a holiday in the country. AFRS program name: "Showtime." The date is subject to correction. Joe DeSantis, Ray Darby (writer), Morris Surdin (composer, conductor), Betty Garde, Hedley Rennie, Carl Beyer (director). 29:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8924. The Columbia Workshop. February 8, 1947. CBS net. "One Of Our Bongs Is Missing". Sustaining. The 5th program of, "Once Upon A Tune." A radio cartoon about one of the bongs in a time tone, with a mind of his own! Jack Grimes, Joe DeSantis (narrator), Ray Darby (writer, lyrics), Morris Surdin (composer), Carl Beyer (producer, director), Sandy Becker (announcer). 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8925. The Columbia Workshop. February 15, 1947. CBS net. "Henry The Spook". Sustaining. The 6th program of, "Once Upon A Tune." A cute story about a ghost who goes to Spook School and makes good. Sandy Becker, Ray Darby (writer, lyrics), Morris Surdin (composer), Carl Beyer (producer, director), William Keene, Don Baker (announcer). 28:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8926. The Columbia Workshop. February 22, 1947. CBS net. "Two Bits". Sustaining. The 7th program of, "Once Upon A Tune." A charming radio cartoon about a $.25 piece and his adventures as he passes from hand to hand. Ray Darby (writer, lyrics), Morris Surdin (composer, conductor), Carl Beyer (producer, director), Joe DeSantis (narrator), Richard Hamilton, Sandy Becker (announcer). 29:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8927. The Columbia Workshop. March 1, 1947. CBS net. "Atom From An Apple". Sustaining. The #8 program of, "Once Upon A Tune." Excellent radio writing. A young atom decides to impress his girl and make a name for himself in the universe. Ray Darby (writer, lyrics), Morris Surdin (composer), Carl Beyer (producer, director), Bob Donley, Charles Jordan (baritone), Sandy Becker (announcer). 29:21. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8928. The Columbia Workshop. March 8, 1947. CBS net. "Ferdinand The Bullfrog". Sustaining. The 9th program of, "Once Upon A Tune." A very clever story about the animal folk out west who are threatened by a government dam, and their natural leader who does something about it. Ray Darby (writer, lyrics), Morris Surdin (composer, conductor), Carl Beyer (producer, director), John Henry Faulk (billed as "John Faulk"), Joe DeSantis (narrator), Sandy Becker (announcer). 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8929. The Columbia Workshop. March 22, 1947. CBS net. "No More Rainy Saturdays". Sustaining. The 11th program of, "Once Upon A Tune." An original musical for radio. A politician promises fair skies and has a bit of trouble delivering. Joe DeSantis (narrator), Sandy Becker (announcer), Ray Darby (writer, lyrics), Morris Surdin (composer, conductor), Carl Beyer (producer, director), Henry Neely. 29:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8930. The Columbia Workshop. March 29, 1947. CBS net. "The Sentimental Locomotive". Sustaining. The 12th program of, "Once Upon A Tune." An excellent, cleverly-written musical cartoon about an American boy-locomotive very much in love with a French girl-locomotive. A repeat performance. Ray Darby (writer, lyrics), Morris Surdin (composer), Carl Beyer (producer, director), William Keene, Joe DeSantis (narrator), Sandy Becker (announcer). 29:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8931. The Columbia Workshop. April 5, 1947. CBS net. "The Wabbits Of Warren". Sustaining. The 13th program of, "Once Upon A Tune." An excellent story about the Wabbit family and the evil coyote; a villain's villain! Arnold Stang, Joe DeSantis (narrator), Mae Questel, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly, Ray Darby (writer, lyrics), Morris Surdin (composer, conductor), Everett Sloane, Sandy Becker (announcer), Carl Beyer (producer, director). 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92438. The Columbia Workshop. April 12, 1947. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Last Speech". A cantata about the speech never given by President Roosevelt, because of his death. AFRS program name: "This Is The Story" (AFRS #115). See cat. #8884 for a network version of this program broadcast April 6, 1946. Lou Cooper (composer), Alexander Semmler (conductor), Carl Carmer (writer), Eric Dressler (narrator), Norman Luboff (choir director), Albert Ward (producer, director), Stephen Vincent Benet (author). 30:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8932. The Columbia Workshop. April 19, 1947. CBS net. "When The World Was New". Sustaining. The 15th program of, "Once Upon A Tune." A thoroughly charming fantasy about man and the animals on the very first day. Ray Darby (writer, lyrics), Joe DeSantis (narrator), Morris Surdin (composer), Carl Beyer (producer, director), John Sturgis (baritone), Sandy Becker (announcer). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8933. The Columbia Workshop. April 26, 1947. CBS net. "Time Unlimited". Sustaining. The 16th and last program of, "Once Upon A Tune." The things that can happen when Father Time takes a vacation. Ray Darby (writer, lyrics), Morris Surdin (composer, conductor), Carl Beyer (producer, director), Betty Mulliner (soloist), George Hedley (soloist), Joe DeSantis (narrator), Sandy Becker (announcer). 29:16. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

62876. The Columbia Workshop. November 21, 1951. CBS net. "We Gather Together". Sustaining. A special Thanksgiving day broadcast about a small boy in a small town on a Thanksgiving of long ago. Hugh Downs (narrator), Vic Riddenban, Sam Schotz, Jerry Goldsmith (composer, conductor), Beverly Anderson (sound patterns), Ben Presser (announcer), Hal Vincent (writer), David Duval, Phyllis Spargnam, Melitz Caulkey, Dolores Scheinblum (sound patterns), Vic Lavotie (engineer), Pat Scott (asistant director), Arthur Munch (director). 24:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 340 programs.