The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

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


10410. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. January 30, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. It's Eddie's fifty-fifth birthday. He wants to borrow a half-million dollars from guest Jack Benny so he can start a new network; it's to be called "NBC" ("Nothing But Cantor"). The Sportsmen sing a Pabst commercial to the tune of, "Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes." Ralph Edwards gets squirted with a seltzer bottle and eggs cracked on his head. Eddie gets a cake-in-the-face. Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell, Jack Benny, Peter Lind Hayes, Ralph Edwards, Margaret Whiting, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, The Sportsmen. 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

101773. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. February 13, 1947. NBC net. Eddie Cantor, Charles Boyer, Margaret Whiting, Harry Von Zell. 3:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

5203. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. March 6, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. The first tune is, "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World." Eddie and guest Al Jolson imitate each other and sing their first duet together. Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Harry Von Zell, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, The Blue Ribboneers. 27:08. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

99438. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. March 19, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Eddie starts the show by singing, "Linda." Eddie is going to receive an honorary award from Fresno State College. Alan Reed appears as Dean Westmore of Fresno State. Eddie sings a clever Pabst commercial to the tune of, "Managua, Nicaragua." Eddie ends the show with a warm tribute to Babe Ruth and mentions that next Sunday will be, "Babe Ruth Day." Eddie Cantor, Ken Clark, The Blue Ribboneers, Harry Von Zell, Bert Gordon, Ken Clark (piano solo), Alan Reed, Margaret Whiting, Henry Blair. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102182. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. May 7, 1947. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Pabst Blue Ribbon. 10:30 P.M. Margaret Whiting sings, "Time After Time." Eddie does a monolgue about "Mother's Day; emotional and well-done. The final 14:42 of the program. Eddie Cantor, Bert Gordon, Margaret Whiting, Harry Von Zell, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra. 14:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

43203. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. June 12, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. The first tune is "Dream, Dream, Dream." Bert Gordon as "The Mad Russian." Eddie interviews a prospective son-in-law. The program includes a very clever commercial sung to the tune of "The Atchison, Topeka, and The Santa Fe." Eddie and Harry travel to Washington to petition Congress to relieve the housing shortage. Well written. Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, The Blue Ribboneers, The Sportsmen, Sara Berner, Bert Gordon. 29:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

90849. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. September 25, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer (commercials deleted). The first tune is, "Feudin' Fussin' Fightin'" (with special lyrics about radio comedians). The first show of the season. Eddie chats with Mrs. Catherine Luddy (Eddie's 4th grade school teacher). It's a really heart-warming segment; good radio! Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell, Catherine Luddy, Arnold Stang (first appearance on the show), Bert Gordon, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, The Sportsmen, Cici Blake, The Girlfriends. 25:21. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

45342. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. November 6, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Eddie tries to get protection after receiving a threatening letter. Eddie Cantor, Frank Nelson, Harry Von Zell, Bert Gordon ("The Mad Russian"), Cici Blake, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra. 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45343. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. November 13, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Eddie Cantor hires guests Maxie Rosenbloom and Max Baer to protect him against Baby-Faced Moore. Harry Von Zell sings a clever singing beer commercial, "The Brewery Done Told Me." Guest Audie Murphy makes an appeal for Disabled American Veterans. Baby-Faced Moore sounds just like Lloyd Nolan. Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Bert Gordon ("The Mad Russian"), Maxie Rosenbloom, Max Baer, Audie Murphy, Lloyd Nolan (?). 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45344. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. November 20, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Eddie Cantor tries to get guest Jack Benny to ransom his freedom from Baby-Faced Moore. A very funny show. Sara Berner sings an unbelievable, "Melancholy Baby." Baby-Faced Moore sounds like Lloyd Nolan. Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Eddie Cantor, Frank Nelson, Harry Von Zell, Jack Benny, Lloyd Nolan, Sara Berner, The Sportsmen. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45345. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. November 27, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Eddie escapes from "Baby Faced Moore" by promising his "moll" a job in radio! It sounds like Lloyd Nolan as "Baby Faced Moore." Sara Berner sings! Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Bert Gordon ("The Mad Russian"), Lloyd Nolan (?), Sara Berner. 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7492. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. December 4, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Baby-faced Moore is holding Cantor and Von Zell for ransom so he'll adopt his girlfriend Hildegarde. Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell, Bert Gordon, Cici Blake, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Lloyd Nolan (?). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

90850. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. January 29, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer (commercials deleted). It's Eddie's 56th birthday, and nobody seems to have remembered. Eddie does his well-known monologue, "Jokes...jokes." Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Cici Blake, George Burns (guest), Gracie Allen (guest), The Girlfriends. 23:12. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

28542. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. April 29, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. The program features the Postmaster of Los Angeles. Eddie tries to get back a letter with valuable stamps on it, a touching tribute to Will Rogers. The final fourteen minutes of the program only. Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Bert Gordon. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

45338. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. May 6, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. The first tune is, "Smiles." Eddie tries to organize a "Cavalcade Of Smiths" to get votes for his candidacy for president. Abbott and Costello appear as "Trade" and "Mark," the Smith Brothers! Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell, Sara Berner, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Billie Burke, Jack Smith, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Vic Knight (producer, director), Jay Sommers (writer), Jesse Goldstein (writer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45339. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. May 13, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Eddie has a scheme to hire a Lauritz Melchior imitator and save lots of money. The show features a clever parody of "Manana." Harry sings the Pabst commercial as an opera...very cleaver! Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Billie Burke, Lauritz Melchior (guest), Jay Sommers (writer), Jesse Goldstein (writer), Joe Quillan (writer), Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sara Berner, Vic Knight (producer, director). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45340. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. May 20, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. The cast does a revue called, "Inside Hollywood." The show includes a clever singing Pabst commercial and a touching salute to American policemen. The mayor of Beverly Hills appears. Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Sara Berner, Elvia Allman, Herb Vigran, Billie Burke, Bert Gordon ("The Mad Russian"). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45341. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. May 27, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Eddie enrolls as a freshman at UCLA! "Command Performance is congratulated on its sixth birthday, program #1 was broadcast six years ago to the day. Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Bert Gordon ("The Mad Russian"), Billie Burke, Sara Berner. 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80338. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. June 8, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. The first tune is, "Toolie-Oolie." Harry Von Zell sings the middle commercial. Jolson sings, "The Anniversary Song" to celebrate Eddie's thirty-fourth wedding anniversary. Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Michael Redgrave, Bert Gordon (as "The Mad Russian"), Billie Burke, Sara Berner, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Jay Sommers (writer), Jess Goldstein (writer), Vic Knight (producer, director). 30:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

90851. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. October 1, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. The first show of the season. The first tune is, "There's No Country Like Our Country" (to the tune of, "There's No Business Like Show Business"). Eddie tries to sell guest William Powell a ticket for an ocean voyage. Don't miss Harry singing the Pabst commercial to the tune of, "You Call Everybody Darlin'." Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Alan Reed, Hans Conried, Dinah Shore, Barton Yarborough, William Powell, The Sportsmen, Billie Burke. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

335. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. October 15, 1948. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Eddie starts the show with "Cuanta La Gusta." Eddie looks into the future, what will life be like in the year 2000? The system cue and possibly the final commercial have been deleted. Harry Von Zell, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Alan Reed, The Sportsmen, Billie Burke, Joe Quillan (writer), Manning Ostroff (producer, director), Eddie Cantor (performer, producer, director), Dinah Shore, Bert Gordon (as "The Mad Russian"), Izzy Elinson (writer). 28:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

336. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. October 29, 1948. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Eddie starts the show by singing "Hair Of Gold, Eyes Of Blue." The upcoming election between Truman-Dewey is satirized, also Cantor shows what life was like in the Gay Nineties. Dinah Shore, Harry Von Zell, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, The Sportsmen, Bert Gordon, Izzy Elinson (writer), John Quillen (writer), Manning Ostroff (producer, director), Eddie Cantor (performer, producer, director), Billie Burke. 29:18. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

337. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. November 5, 1948. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Eddie helps newly elected President Truman to settle the American People's pet peeves. Bert Gordon appears as, "The Mad Russian." Eddie Cantor (performer, producer, director), Bert Gordon, Dinah Shore, Harry Von Zell, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Billie Burke, Lionel Stander, Sara Berner, The Sportsmen, Joe Quillan (writer), Irving Elinson (writer), Manny Ostroff (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

338. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. November 12, 1948. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Bert Gordon as "The Mad Russian." Eddie Cantor, Cesar Romero, Bert Gordon, Dinah Shore, Harry Von Zell. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

339. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. November 19, 1948. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Eddie throws a party to celebrate his eighteenth anniversary in radio. Eddie Cantor, George Montgomery, Bert Gordon (as "The Mad Russian"), Dinah Shore, Harry Von Zell, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

340. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. November 26, 1948. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. A Thanksgiving show. Eddie dreams that Harry, Billie, Dinah, and himself are back in college about to play the big Thanksgiving Day football game. Harry and The Sportsmen sing the Pabst commercial to, "She Said, Yes." Eddie Cantor, Billie Burke, Bert Gordon, Dinah Shore, Harry Von Zell, The Sportsmen, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66070. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. December 3, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Harry Von Zell sings a very clever Pabst commercial. The cast does a musical version of, "Hamlet." Well done! The skit ends with the cast singing, "I'm Just Wild About Hamlet." Dinah sings, "So In Love." The date is approximate. Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell, Dinah Shore, Dan Dailey (guest), Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Bert Gordon (as "The Mad Russian"). 18:12. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

341. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. December 3, 1948. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Eddie's first tune is, "Josephine, Please Don't Lean On The Bell." Who will play the lead in "The Eddie Cantor Story?" Will it be guest Dan Dailey perhaps? The system cue has been deleted. Harry sings a very clever beer commercial. Eddie Cantor (performer, producer, director), Dan Dailey, Dinah Shore, The Sportsmen, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Alan Reed, Frank Nelson, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Dick Mack (writer), Larry Klein (writer), Jesse Goldstein (writer), Manning Ostroff (producer, director). 28:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

49877. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. December 10, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. The first tune is "A Little Bird Told Me." Eddie pictures himself in 1954, television has taken over from radio and he's out of a job! In 1956, he's still out of work! Eddie sings a clever parody of "Buttons and Bows." Harry sings a second parody of the same tune as the Pabst beer commercial. Excellent writing! Eddie Cantor, Harry Von Zell, Dinah Shore, Bert Gordon, Pat McGeehan, Herb Vigran, Barton Yarborough, Sara Berner, Alan Reed, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, The Sportsmen. 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80339. The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show. January 7, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. The first tune is, "Down Among The Sheltering Palms," interrupted "for an important call from Washington." Jolson sings, "The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else" and a Pabst commercial to the tune of, "April Showers." Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Dinah Shore, The Sportsmen. 30:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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