The Fred Allen 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.


62615. The Fred Allen Show. October 4, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica, Ipana. The first show of the season, the first show re-titled "The Fred Allen Show." The first tune is "Roll Out The Barrel." Fred presents a "midget quiz" with three members of the audience: "Picking On Harry." Fred and guest Ned Sparks trade insults. The Mighty Allen Art Players present "Stanley and What's-His-Name," a funny drama of the jungle. The skit turns out to be an extended anti-Jack Benny joke. A delightful show! Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer), The Merry Macs, Wynn Murray, Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, Charlie Cantor, Ned Sparks, John Brown. 59:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

456. The Fred Allen Show. October 11, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ipana, Sal Hepatica. Wynn Murray does a swinging arrangement of "Comes Love!" Fred quizzes members of the audience on advertising slogans and general information. Bert Lahr sings "Roses Of Picardy." The Mighty Allen Art Players do, "Dr. Scallop's Quandry," a satire on surveys and polls. Fred Allen, Bert Lahr, Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, The Merry Macs, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Wynn Murray, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious. 59:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81991. The Fred Allen Show. October 25, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ipana, Sal Hepatica. The first tune is, "Baby Me." Fred wise-cracks about the new "Pot Of Gold" program and other give-away shows. Ipana News: a minor earthquake has struck the northeast. Guest Billy Rose tells the "inside story" of "The Aquacade" at the New York World's Fair. The Average Man's Roundtable discusses, "Do you favor the recent change in our Thanksgiving Day date?" The Mighty Allen Art Players present "a mighty melodrama of the West," titled, "The Prairie Predicament" or "The Cross-Eyed Cowboy Had Slants In His Glance." The program runs short so Fred and Harry have to fill, the theme runs a long timed. Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Billy Rose, The Merry Macs, Wynn Murray, Portland Hoffa, John Brown, Minerva Pious. 59:01. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

42035. The Fred Allen Show. November 8, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ipana, Sal Hepatica. The first tune is "It's A Hundred To One." Fred analyzes the statutes for pedestrians in New York. The program's guest is the man in charge of merchandising research for the doughnut industry. He analyzes dunking techniques. Round table discussion topic: "Do you think women drivers operate their cars as efficiently as men?" The Mighty Allen Art Players perform "The Sound Man's Revenge." Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Wynn Murray, Minerva Pious, The Merry Macs, Portland Hoffa. 59:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

49702. The Fred Allen Show. December 27, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica, Ipana. The first tune is, "Good Morning." The Ipana News: The World In Review and an interview with the "little people" who made "Gone With The Wind" possible. The cast does a three-second condensation of the movie! Fred interviews guest Robert Benchley, who tries to tell the story of his life, but can't seem to clear his throat! The Everyman's Round Table discussion topic: "Should married couples take their vacations together or alone?" "Moonlight and Neurosis," as performed by The Mighty Allen Art Players. Dr. Allen tries to cure a singer who thinks he's a chicken! Fred Allen, Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, The Merry Macs, Wynn Murray, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Robert Benchley. 59:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

42034. The Fred Allen Show. January 31, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ipana, Sal Hepatica. News Of The Week...The World In Review topic: "Should New York run a lottery, and should Bingo games be taxed?" Portland reads a letter from Mama. Guest Joe Louis describes his training methods. Peter Van Steeden plays an arrangement of "In The Mood" that makes one pine for Glenn Miller. Wynn Murray sings. Round table discussion topic "Women's Millinery: Are women going too far?" The Mighty Allen Art Players do a Hillbilly drama, "Mountain Justice," or "The judge saw his gavel was broken, so he didn't give a rap." Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer), The Merry Macs, Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Alan Reed, Portland Hoffa, Joe Louis, Wynn Murray. 59:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72843. The Fred Allen Show. February 7, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica, Ipana. Portland had recently appeared on, "Hobby Lobby." How to make the Republican Convention a good radio show. A "Political Amateur Hour" for Republicans. Fred interviews Margaret Mellish, a "Singing Telegam" soloist. The Round Table discussion topic is, "Should a mother turn over the entire responsibility for a child to a nurse?" The question is only asked, there is hardly any time for any discussion. Fred tells the story of Belvedere Troll (the inventor of the tea bag). Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, John Brown, Minerva Pious. 45:45. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

72844. The Fred Allen Show. February 14, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica, Ipana. "The World In Review": a motley array of unheard poets. A spokesman for Metronome Magazine presents a plaque to "The Merry Macs" for "merit." Fred interviews Edward Antonioli, an Eagle Scout. Portland reads a poetic Valentine to listeners. The Round Table disucssion topic is not discussed, due to lack of time. The Mighty Allen Art Players do, "The Visibility Was Poor, But The Pilot Could See His Finish." Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (audition), John Brown, The Merry Macs, Portland Hoffa, Edward Antonioli, Wynn Murray. 47:36. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

72849. The Fred Allen Show. February 21, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica, Ipana. "The News Of The Week" looks at the recent snowfall in the east. Fred indicates that this is the second broadcast for the west coast. Fred interviews the youngest xylophone virtuoso in the world: Barbara del Rose (six and a half years old). The Round Table Discussion topic is, "Do you think that when a man is losing his hair he should wear a toupee." The Mighty Allen Art Plays perform, "The Missing Cat." Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer), John Brown, Minerva Pious, Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, Barbara del Rose, Wynn Murray. 49:11. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

22665. The Fred Allen Show. February 28, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ipana, Sal Hepatica. Fred interviews the assistant superintendant of the Statue of Liberty, a Town Hall Morality Play, a round table discussion about mothers-in-law. "Admiral Allen Was Leading A Dog's Life, So They Left Him At The Pole," an Antarctic drama by the Mighty Allen Art Players. Part of one song has been deleted. Fred Allen, The Merry Macs, Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Portland Hoffa. 59 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

455. The Fred Allen Show. March 20, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ipana, Sal Hepatica. The famous "Eagle Show," in which a trained eagle escapes to the roof of the studio. The Mighty Allen Art Players satirize "The Pot Of Gold" program, with a skit called, "The Tub Of Silver." Fred Allen, The Merry Macs, Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Portland Hoffa. 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

457. The Fred Allen Show. March 27, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ipana, Sal Hepatica. The Mighty Allen Art Players perform, "Who Killed Mack Borden?" It's a Tin Pan Alley story. Fred Allen. 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72931. The Fred Allen Show. April 3, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica, Ipana. Fred and Harry discuss "a peccadillo." "The World In Review" asks: Should employees be allowed to inspect employer's books? Fred interviews Richard Hart, the head window cleaner at the Empire State Building. The round table discussion topic is: "Do you think children should be spanked, or do you think more modern methods should be applied to influence a child's behavior?" The Mighty Allen Art Players perform a hillbilly drama entitled, "The Laziest Man In The World" or "They Said The Hillbilly Had Insomnia Because He Woke Up Twice That Year." Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell, Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Minerva Pious, Portland Hoffa, Richard Hart, The Merry Macs, Minerva Pious. 44:55. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

72835. The Fred Allen Show. April 10, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica. The World In Review: the census has begun. Fred interviews Richard Donopria, the stage manager at Madison Square Garden. The round table discussion never gets around to a talking about the topic. The Mighty Allen Art Players perform, "The Crisis In The Central Park Zoo," or "The Parrot Had Yellow Jaundice So He Wasn't A Big Canary After All." Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Portland Hoffa, Richard Donopria, Wynn Murray (vocal), The Merry Macs, Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, John Brown. 47:21. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

72836. The Fred Allen Show. April 17, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica. "The World In Review": New York City is trying to eliminate the money lending racket. Fred interviews Stanley Falter, a manufacturer of clothing for dogs. Round Table Discussion: "In What Form Do You Most Enjoy A Good Story?" The Mighty Allen Art Players perform, "From Nipper To Nobody," or "Van Steeden Didn't Curse The Day He Was Born, But Everyone Else Did." Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Minerva Pious, Portland Hoffa, Stanley Falter, The Merry Macs, Alan Reed (?), John Brown. 47:00. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

72841. The Fred Allen Show. April 24, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica. "The World In Review": Jamaica racetrack re-opens with parimutuel machines instead of clerks. Guest Rochester joins Fred in some unkind (but funny) remarks about Jack Benny. Fred is celebrating is thirtieth anniversary is show busines. Fred mentions that this is the second show of the evening (for the west coast). "Uncle" Jim Harkins reads the script in place of Major Bowes (who apparently did the first show). The Mighty Allen Art Players perform, "He Caught His Wife Kissing A Stranger," or "One Man's Mate Is Another Man's Poison." Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Alan Reed, Minerva Pious, Portland Hoffa, Eddie Anderson, Jim Harkins, The Merry Macs, Charlie Cantor, Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer). 47:02. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

72842. The Fred Allen Show. May 1, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica, Ipana. "News Of The Week": A survey of college publicity requirements. Fred interviews Robert Bradley, a worm hunter. The Round Table Discussion topic is, "Should a boy keeping company with a girl pay for meals and theatre tickets when they go out together?" The cast does a satire of "Information Please," called, "Information Tease." Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, Robert Bradley, Wynn Murray, Charlie Cantor. 47:00. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

169. The Fred Allen Show. May 8, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica, Ipana. The first tune is, "Playmates." "The World In Review": a new picketing injunction. Fred chats with the "Smiles Manager" at Arnold Constable (she uses Ipana). Fred tells a few Jack Benny jokes after Jack, on his last show, put a clothespin on his nose and imitated Fred. Fred interviews the caterer for United Airlines. His description of the airline meals is fascinating. The Round Table "Question Of The Week" is, "When you go to the (New York) World's Fair, which feature appeals to you more, the amusements of the education?" The Mighty Allen Art Players present, "Commencement Day At The Barber College," or "He flunked his course in shaving, when the faculty said, "No soap!" Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Donald Magarell, The Merry Macs, Wynn Murray, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious. 60:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72845. The Fred Allen Show. May 22, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica, Ipana. "News Of The Week": The problems of double features. Fred interviews Al Bernie, an impersonator of famous voices (Charles Boyer, Ben Bernie, Fred Allen, Charles Laughton, W. C. Fields, Edward G. Robinson, Jimmy Stewart). The Round Table Discussion topic is , "Do you think customs should prevail over comfort"?, but it is not discussed due to lack of time. Fred mentions that this is the second show to the west coast. The Mighty Allen Art Players perform, "The Curse Of Ra," or "The Explorer Wrote Back To His Friend, Having A Fine Tomb, Wish You Were Here." Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Minerva Pious, Portland Hoffa, Al Bernie, Wynn Murray, The Merry Macs, John Brown, Charlie Cantor. 46:51. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

72846. The Fred Allen Show. May 29, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica, Ipana. "The World In Review": Amateur poets read the works for the first (and last) time. Fred interviews guest "Elmer" (Ralph Bancroft), the mascot of the New York World's Fair. The Round Table discussion topic is, "Do you think that shorts and scanty costumes should be worn only at the beaches?" The Mighty Allen Art Plays perform, "Death Takes A Pretzel Baron," or, "Who Killed Reginald Feinschreiber"?" Two "avergae listeners" get the chance to "tell radio off." Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Minerva Pious, Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, The Merry Macs, Portland Hoffa, Elmer. 45:57. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

72847. The Fred Allen Show. June 5, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica, Ipana. "The World In Review": Reactions to the wettest May since 1908. Fred interviews guest Doc Rockwell. The Round Table Discussion topic is "Does mother know best or does father know better?" The Mighty Allen Art Players do, "The Senator's Dilemma," or "Gone With The Windbag." Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Minerva Pious, Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, Doc Rockwell, Charlie Cantor, John Brown. 47:39. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

823. The Fred Allen Show. June 12, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ipana, Sal Hepatica. The broadcast originates from Hollywood. Fred interviews a "cattle caster" and the Mighty Allen Art Players do a hillbilly opera called, "The Judge Was A Vegetarian So He Couldn't Meat Out Justice." Fred Allen, Betty Jane Rhodes (vocal), Jack Boyle (a "cattle caster" at Paramount). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72848. The Fred Allen Show. June 19, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica, Ipana. "News Of The Week": Well known dunces from unknown schools. The program originates from Hollywood. Fred interviews guest Jack Benny, the second violinist with the Waukegan Philharmonic. Classic feudsmanship. The Round Table Discussion is, "Do you think that the curfew law should be made nationwide and children under sixteen in every city be kept in their homes after 9:00 P. M.?" The Mighty Allen Art Players do, "The Million Dollar Smile," or, "The Tooth Will Out." Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer), John Brown, Minerva Pious, Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, Jack Benny, Hans Conried. 46:53. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

72837. The Fred Allen Show. June 26, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica, Ipana. "News Of The Week": people who plan unique vacations. The last show of the season, the last show sponsored by Sal Hepatica. A visit from guest Kay Rohrer, voted outstanding female baseball player. Fred gets off a great ad lib when a chime is heard during the interview. The Mighty Allen Art Players perform, "Us, The People Speak" or, "The Reason The Lights Went Out In The Studio Was Because The Announcer Forgot To Put In His Plug." Fred Allen, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Peter Van Steeden and His Orchestra, Minerva Pious, Portland Hoffa, Kay Rohrer, John Brown, Charlie Cantor, William Shaw (program director), Arnold Auerbach (writer), Herman Wouk (writer). 46:37. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

6766. The Fred Allen Show. October 7, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Tender Leaf Tea, Blue Bonnett Margarine. 8:30 P.M. The program's guests are Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Charlie quits Bergen, teams up with Fred, and both audition for a radio show. The first show of the season, the first show on NBC after several years on CBS. The Allen's Alley Question: "How is the housing shortage affecting you?" Fred Allen, Edgar Bergen, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Kenny Delmar (announcer), The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Parker Fennelly. 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

459. The Fred Allen Show. October 21, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Blue Bonnet Margarine, Tenderleaf Tea. The Allen's Alley question is, "How is the traffic dilemma affecting you?" Fred and guest Frank Sinatra do a hillbilly skit. Frank Sinatra, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Pat Patrick, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1586. The Fred Allen Show. October 28, 1945. Program #52. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Allen's Alley Question: "How do you think women will fit into the postwar business world?" "Charlie McCarthy vs. Fred Allen." Charlie takes Fred to court and sues him for slander. Fred Allen, Edgar Bergen, Kenny Delmar, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Portland Hoffa, Ray Noble. 30:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77259. The Fred Allen Show. November 4, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Tenderleaf Tea, Blue Bonnet Margarine. Radio celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary of broadcasting. Fred remembers the first radio show he heard in 1920 on KDKA. Allen's Alley question: "Are you doing your part in the Victory Loan Drive?" Fred and guest Martha Raye appear in, "Mash Notes." Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, The De Marco Sisters, Martha Raye, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 29:37. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

64115. The Fred Allen Show. November 11, 1945. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The Allen's Alley question: "How do you think new scientific developments are going to affect you?" "McGee and McGee" (the songwriters) appear in the alley. Fred is trying to buy a radio, guest Monty Woolley wants to give his away. Fred and Monty act in "Mr. Mob-Buster," a combination of "Mr. District Attorney" and "Gangbusters." Monty is trying to capture "Charlie The Chicken." Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Monty Woolley, The De Marco Sisters. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

40218. The Fred Allen Show. November 18, 1945. Program #54. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Allen's Alley Question: "Is the impending clothing shortage going to affect you?" Guest Boris Karloff offers to rent Fred a haunted house during the housing shortage. The program is complete, but the AFRS system cue and music fill have been deleted. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly, The De Marco Sisters, Boris Karloff. 24:22. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete as above.

460. The Fred Allen Show. November 25, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Blue Bonnet Margarine, Tenderleaf Tea. The Allen's Alley question is, "What is your reaction to the President's health plan?" Fred and guest Leo Durocher perform an operetta titled, "The Brooklyn Pinafore." Leo Durocher, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2939. The Fred Allen Show. December 16, 1945. Program #58. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Allen's Alley question: "Was your family's income higher in 1944, and if it was, what accounted for the increase?" Fred becomes guest Lauritz Melchior's agent and tries to get him a job in radio. A similar skit was performed on the show on December 12, 1943 (see cat. #22667) and on February 2, 1947 (see cat. #65804). Fred Allen, The De Marco Sisters, Lauritz Melchior, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelly. 29:15. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

7966. The Fred Allen Show. December 30, 1945. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Allen's Alley question: "How do you fell about Mayor La Guardia's return to private life?" Guest Gregory Ratoff describes a Russian banquet, and how American radio shows would sound in Russia...very funny. Music fill by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, from the Cafe Zanzibar. The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra (music fill), Al Hibbler (vocal), Joya Sherrill (vocal), Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, Fred Allen, Gregory Ratoff. 30:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5720. The Fred Allen Show. 1946. NBC net. A severely edited but very funny show. The residents of Allen's Alley discuss illiteracy. Fred conducts a New England Town Meeting. The date is approximate. Fred Allen. 18:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

22668. The Fred Allen Show. January 6, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Blue Bonnet Margarine, Tenderleaf Tea. 8:30 P.M. Allen's Alley Question: "What movies impressed you most during the past year?" Fred goes on "Double Or Nothing" to win $8. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Alan Reed, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Phil Baker. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

102292. The Fred Allen Show. January 13, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Fred is going to judge the, "I Can't Stand Jack Benny Because..." contest." Portland reads a poem about Jack that is none-to-flattering. The Allen's Alley question: "How do you think women will fit into the postwar business world?" Fred visits Maurice Evans who is appearing on Broadway in, "Streamlined Hamlet." William Shakespeare auditions to be a writer for Fred's advertising agency. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Maurice Evans, Alan Reed, Minerva Pious, Kenny Delmar (announcer, performer), The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Parker Fennelly. 28:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

461. The Fred Allen Show. January 20, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Blue Bonnet Margarine, Tenderleaf Tea. 8:30 P.M. The Allen's Alley question is, "How have you been coping with the meat shortage?" Fred and guest George Jessel do the story of Fred's life. Fred Allen, George Jessel, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

107998. The Fred Allen SHow. January 27, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Tender Leaf Tea, Blue Bonnet Margarine. 8:30 P.M. The "Jack Benny Contest" has ended; Fred was a judge. Allen's Alley Question: "Has the curtailment of the steel supply affected you in way?" Fred joins guest Johnny Mercer to compose a new, "Atcheson, Topeka and The Santa Fe." Don't miss, "Beethoven's Confession." He didn't write the 5th Symphony! Very funny! Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, The De Marco Sisters. 24:14. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

463. The Fred Allen Show. February 3, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Blue Bonnet Margarine, Tenderleaf Tea. 8:30 P.M. Fred and guest Beatrice Lillie satirize "Oklahoma." The show uses a script similar to cat. #106. Allen's Alley question: "What is your favorite remedy for curing a cold?" The program runs late and is cut of the air by NBC during the final commercial. Beatrice Lillie, Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar (announcer, performer), Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, Walter Winchell. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22669. The Fred Allen Show. February 10, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Allen's Alley Question: "Have you ever been approached by swindlers, and, if you have, have you ever lost money?" Guest Edward Everett Horton becomes "Nasty Eddie," tough guy on the Bowery. Alan Reed can be heard in at least four different roles throughout the show! Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Edward Everett Horton, Minerva Pious, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar, Alan Reed, Parker Fennelly. 30:11. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

107832. The Fred Allen Show. February 17, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Blue Bonnet margarine. 8:30 P.M. The Allen's Alley question is, "Did the complete shutdown of New York City of Tuesday last have any effect on you?" Titus Moody went to a Chinese restaurant and ate "Egg Foo" (it was only young once). Fred asks guest Alfred Hitchcock to make a movie out of Fred's mystery story, "The Mad Monster of Manchester Square." One of the characters in the movie is named "Archie Leach." Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, The De Marco Sisters, Alfred Hitchcock. 26:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

40137. The Fred Allen Show. February 24, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Allen's Alley Question: "Do you believe in hobbies and if so, do you have one?" Fred and guest Arthur Treacher do a hillbily play. Music fill by The De Marco Sisters. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelly, Alan Reed, Minerva Pious, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Arthur Treacher. 30:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

7504. The Fred Allen Show. March 3, 1946. Program #69. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Allen's Alley Question: "Have you heard about the chicken surplus and are you eating more chicken because of it?" Fred and guest Orson Welles do their own version of, "Les Miserables." Orson has had a "vaudeville nervous breakdown," and is recuperating at the, "Leon and Eddie Rest Home." Fred Allen, Orson Welles, The De Marco Sisters, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, Parker Fennelly, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

47514. The Fred Allen Show. March 10, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Allen's Alley Question: "Have the radio, the comics, or the movies had any harmful effects on your children or you?" Guest Carmen Miranda sings "Chattanooga Choo Choo" in Portuguese. Fred takes Carmen on a tour of New York and joins her in a funny New York "Banana Song," called "Jose Banana." See cat. #106483 for a network, sponsored version of this program. Fred Allen, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, The De Marco Sisters, Carmen Miranda. 29:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106483. The Fred Allen Show. March 10, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Tender Leaf Tea, Blue Bonnet Margaring, Bulova (local). 8:30 P.M. The Allen's Alley question is, "Have the radio, the comics or the movies had any harmful effects on your children or you?" Guest Carmen Miranda sings, "Chattanooga Choo Choo" in Portuguese. Fred takes Carmen on a tour of New York City and joins her in a funny New York "banana song" called, "Jose Banana." This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #47514. After the program, the start of "The Jergens Journal" with Walter Winchell continues. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, The De Marco Sisters, Carmen Miranda, Walter Winchell. 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97537. The Fred Allen Show. March 17, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Blue Bonnet margarine, Tender Leaf tea. The Allen's Alley question: "How do you think rural workers who have moved to the city can be induced to go back to the farm?" Fred goes to see guest Doc Rockwell, the psychiatrist. The cast does, "The Diary Of Ichabod Quonset, M. D." Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly, Alan Reed, Doc Rockwell. 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7967. The Fred Allen Show. March 24, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Tender Leaf Tea, Blue Bonnet Margarine. 8:30 P. M. Fred and guest Ray Milland do "Another Lost Weekend," a well-written satire about candy addicts. Allen's Alley question: "Have you any favorite sign that tells you Spring is here?" Fred Allen, Ray Milland, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, Alan Reed, Kenny Delmar, The De Marco Sisters, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly. 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68844. The Fred Allen Show. April 7, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Allen's Alley question: "Do you have any suggestions to help the anti-noise campaign?" Runs 8:01, this recording appears as part of "To The Rear March" AFRS #73, cat. #10283. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed. 8:01. Audio condition: Very good. Excerpt.

42031. The Fred Allen Show. April 14, 1946. NBC net origination, United Network rebroadcast. Allen's Alley Question: "What is your reaction to New York's new drive on gamblers and gambling?" Guest Leo Durocher joins Fred in a repeat performance of, "The Brooklyn Pinafore." Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, Leo Durocher, The De Marco Sisters, Hi Lo Jack and The Dame. 24:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

72920. The Fred Allen Show. April 21, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A rebroadcast on "To The Rear March" (see cat. #10284). The "Allen's Alley" question is, "What Did You Like Best About This Year's Circus?" See cat. #106749. Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, The De Marco Sisters. 10 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

106749. The Fred Allen Show. April 21, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Tenderleaf Tea. 8:30 P.M. The "Allen's Alley" question is, "What did you like best about this year's circus?" The "allen's Alley" portion was heard subsequently on, "To The Rear March" (see cat. #72920). Fred mispronounces Portland's name as "Portly," which cracks up the audience. The first 15:32 of the program. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, The De Marco Sisters. 15:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

42032. The Fred Allen Show. April 28, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Blue Bonnet Margarine, Tender Leaf Tea. Allen's Alley Question: "What is your reaction to the recent wage increase for our postal workers?" When Fred invites guest Bert Lahr to appear on the show, Bert winds up defending Fred in court, has been accused of reading a racing form! Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, The De Marco Sisters, Bert Lahr, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, Walter Winchell. 29:11. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

47515. The Fred Allen Show. May 5, 1946. Program #78. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Allen's Alley Question: "Are you growing a Victory Garden this year?" Fred and guest Tallulah Bankhead do their version of an early morning radio show. The skit was repeated October 27, 1946 on Fred's show (cat. #42033) and on "The Big Show" (cat. #7127) of November 25, 1950. The AFRS system cue has been deleted. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, Tallulah Bankhead. 29:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

1587. The Fred Allen Show. May 12, 1946. Program #79. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The Allen's Alley question is: "What is your reaction to the re-opening of Coney Island?" Guest Sydney Greenstreet appears as "The Fat Man." Fred and Sydney are involved in intrigue in Cairo. "Casablanca" and "The Maltese Falcon" will never be the same! Fred Allen, Sydney Greenstreet, Kenny Delmar, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Minerva Pious, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, Alan Reed. 30:08. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

102293. The Fred Allen Show. May 19, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Allen's Alley question, "Are you going to do your part to make this "Safer Driving Campaign" a success?" Guest Phil Harris wants Fred to get him on, "Information Please." Fred introduces Phil to the instruments of the orchestra and gets him a starring role on his own radio show. Phil sings, "That's What I Like About The South" with the help of Senator Claghorn. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Phil Harris, Kenny Delmar (announcer, performer), Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Parker Fennelly, The De Marco Sisters. 29:14. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

462. The Fred Allen Show. May 26, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Blue Bonnet Margarine, Tenderleaf Tea. Allen's Alley Question: "Do you have any trouble sleeping, and if you do, what are you doing about it?" Fred and guest Jack Benny are heard on Fred's new quiz show, "King For A Day." The program was rebroadcast on "Same Time, Same Station" (see cat. #20197). Jack also appeared on The Quiz Kids (cat. #90711) and his own show (cat. #83410) this same day. Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Alan Reed, Parker Fennelly, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Nat Hiken (writer), Bob Weiskopf (writer), Joe Bigelow (producer), Howard Riley (director), The De Marco Sisters, Joe Silva (engineer), Peter Donald. 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101755. The Fred Allen Show. June 2, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: TenderLeaf Tea, Blue Bonnet Margarine. The Allen's Alley question: "What action do you think should be taken about America's problem with illiteracy?" Fred seems to have amnesia and consults with psychiatrist Doc Rockwell. When Doc prescribes a visit to Lost Lake, Fred finds he needs a few supplies before departing. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, Doc Rockwell, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, Parker Fennelly. 28:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

49550. The Fred Allen Show. June 9, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Tender Leaf Tea, Blue Bonnet Margarine. Allen's Alley Question: "What type of music, classical or swing, do you think is better for children?" Fred goes to Sammy's Bowery Follies and visits guest Dennis Day in his new job as a singing waiter. Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, The De Marco Sisters, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, Dennis Day. 29:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

101759. The Fred Allen Show. June 16, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Tender Leaf Tea, Blue Bonnet Margarine. 8:30 P.M. Allen's Alley question: "Did The Hottest Day Of The Year Have Any Effect On You?" "Titus Moody" mentions that, "It was so dry, we had to have a community spit!" Guest Eddie Anderson tells about an average day in the Jack Benny household. When "Mr. and Mrs. North" are murdered at Radio City, Detective One Long Pan takes on the case. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, The De Marco Sisters, Eddie Anderson, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 29:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

45879. The Fred Allen Show. June 23, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Allen's Alley Question: "What is your reaction to the telephone, on its 50th anniversary?" Guest Oscar Levant tries to get a job in Fred's band in the Catskills. See cat #105230 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Alan Reed, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Oscar Levant. 29:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

105230. The Fred Allen Show. June 23, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Blue Bonnet Margarine, Bulova (local). Allen's Alley Question: "What is your reaction to the telephone, on its 50th anniversary?" Guest Oscar Levant tries to get a job playing in Fred's band in the Catskills. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #45879. Victor Moore is billboarded as the show's guest next week, but Charlie Cantor was heard instead. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Alan Reed, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Oscar Levant. 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105228. The Fred Allen Show. June 30, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Blue Bonnett (1 commercial deleted), Bulova (local). The last show of the season. The "Allen's Alley Question" is, "How do you account for the fact that people today have been going to the race track less?" Fred and guest Charlie Cantor do a satire of, "Love, Honor and Obey." On last week's program, Victor Moore was announced as this evening's guest. Fred Allen, Minerva Pious, Portland Hoffa, Alan Reed, The De Marco Sisters, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelly, Charlie Cantor, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 28:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

47612. The Fred Allen Show. October 6, 1946. NBC net. Commercials deleted. The first show of the season. Allen's Alley Question: "How do you feel about eating horsemeat?" The first appearance of Peter Donald as "Ajax Cassidy," the Irish resident of the Alley. The cast does, "Operation, Operation," a funny skit about doctors. Fred Allen, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, Kenny Delmar, Portland Hoffa, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Lowell Thomas (guest), H. V. Kaltenborn (guest). 25:33. Audio condition: Good. Otherwise complete.

3746. The Fred Allen Show. October 13, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Shefford's Cheese, Tenderleaf Tea. The Allen's Alley Question: "What did you do to observe "Fire Prevention Week?" Guest Tony Martin stars in Fred's "Radio Mikado," a clever satire of the radio industry. A good example of Fred's humor. Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Tony Martin, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, The De Marco Sisters, Peter Donald, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Minerva Pious. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102474. The Fred Allen Show. October 20, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Tenderleaf Tea, Shefford's Chevel. 8:30 P.M. Allen's Alley question: "Are You Taking The Proper Prevention In The Home To Prevent Accidents?" Guest Basil Rathbone (as "Sherlock Holmes") helps Fred solve the murder of Lord Neville Fink Bensonhurst. Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, The De Marco Sisters, Basil Rathbone, Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42033. The Fred Allen Show. October 27, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Shefford's Cheese, Tender Leaf Tea. Allen's Alley Question, "How are you reacting to today's high prices?" Kenny mis-spells the sponsor's name at the end of a long commercial! Guest Tallulah Bankhead and Fred do their version of a morning happy-couple radio show. Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Tallulah Bankhead. 29:30. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

102497. The Fred Allen Show. November 3, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Tenderleaf Tea, Shefford's Cheese. 8:30 P.M. Allen's Alley Question: "Should teachers receive more pay and what do you think should be done to keep them on the job?" Fred and guest Bob Hope do, "The Road To Oblivion," a western adventure. A very funny show. Don't miss Mrs. Nusbaum speaking French! Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, The De Marco Sisters, Bob Hope. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102461. The Fred Allen Show. November 10, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. 8:30 P.M. Fred jokes about the Republican landslide. The first 4:00 only. Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa. 4:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

102348. The Fred Allen Show. December 22, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. The cast presents, "Santa Claus Goes On Strike," or "Jingle Bells Shall Not Ring Tonight." Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed. 15:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

28506. The Fred Allen Show. December 29, 1946. NBC net. Allen's Alley Question: "What resolutions are you planning this New Year's?" Guest Oscar Levant and Fred do "The Eighth Veil." Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Oscar Levant. 22 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpts.

107927. The Fred Allen Show. January 5, 1947. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. 8:30 P.M. The recording starts with the De Marco Sisters singing, "Why Did I Ever Leave Wyoming." Judge Allen conducts a murder trial in rural Maine. Doc Rockwell is a lawyer with a practise so far out in the woods that he has a bear for a partner ("Whenever I draw up a contract, the bear draws up the claws"). Fred Allen, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, Doc Rockwell (guest), Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly, H. Allen Smith (author). 15:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

22671. The Fred Allen Show. January 12, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Tenderleaf Tea, Shefford's Cheese. 8:30 P.M. Allen's Alley Question: "Do you think mystery stories are on their last legs?" Fred has written a sequel to, "Old Buttermilk Sky," it's called, "Acidophilus Moon." Fred and guest Gracie Fields do their version of British radio programs. The final 12:06 of the program is in exc. cond. The program is followed by a station, I.D., Bulova Watch spot and the start of, "Manhattan-Merry-Go-Round." Ford Bond is the announcer. Fred Allen, Gracie Fields, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

81291. The Fred Allen Show. January 19, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Tenderleaf Tea, Shefford's Cheese. The Allen's Alley question: "Are you in favor of (the basketball) anti-bribery legislation?" Guests Ed Gardner and Charlie Cantor appear as Archie of "Duffy's Tavern" and Clifton Finegan. Fred is interested in buying "Duffy's Tavern." Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, Kenny Delmar, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Ed Gardner, Charlie Cantor. 26:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

77260. The Fred Allen Show. January 26, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Tenderleaf Tea, Chefford's Cheese. Fred's opening monologue is about the new almanac. Allen's Alley question: "How do you feel about health, cults and fads." Fred and guest Edward G. Robinson do a radio crime program, "Lawbusters." Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, The De Marco Sisters, Edward G. Robinson, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Peter Donald. 29:30. Audio condition: Fair to good. Complete.

65804. The Fred Allen Show. February 2, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Shefford's Cheese, Tender Leaf Tea. 8:30 P.M. Fred tries to get guest Lauritz Melchior a job in radio (a skit similar to the one broadcast on December 12, 1943 (see cat. #22667) and on December 16, 1945 (see cat. #2939). The Allen's Alley Question: "Have you ever won anything on a quiz program?" Fred Allen, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Kenny Delmar, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, Lauritz Melchior, The De Marco Sisters. 29:23. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

102103. The Fred Allen Show. February 23, 1947. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Commercials deleted, Bulova (local). Guest Bert Lahr and Fred visit an Italian restaurant. Don't miss Bert singing, "Is It A Crime?" The final 14:15 of the program only. The start of "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round" follows. Fred Allen, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, Bert Lahr, Alan Reed, Minerva Pious. 15:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

22672. The Fred Allen Show. March 2, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Shefford's Cheese, Tenderleaf Tea. Allen's Alley Question: "Do you take a daily newspaper?" The cast does a drama with the Quiz Kids called, "Mayhem In The Penthouse." Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Joel Kupperman. 29:17. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65795. The Fred Allen Show. March 9, 1947. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. 8:30 P.M. Guest Milton Berle wants Fred to sing on his new radio show. Fred and Milton sing, "Come Josephine In My Flying Machine" and then rehearse their new show: the story of Milton's life, "One Ham's Family." Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Milton Berle, The De Marco Sisters. 16:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

106. The Fred Allen Show. March 16, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Shefford's Cheese and Tenderleaf Tea. Allen's Alley Question: "Do You Think Wives Should Receive Weekly Salaries?" Guest Beatrice Lillie joins Fred in his operetta "Picadilly," a British version of "Oklahoma." Nine-year-old Bobby White sings, "My Wild Irish Rose." Fred Allen, Beatrice Lillie, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar, Bobby White. 27:49. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

107. The Fred Allen Show. March 23, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Shefford's Cheese and Tenderleaf Tea. The Allen's Alley Question: "What invention do you wish was not invented?" Guests Rodgers and Hammerstein sue Fred for stealing their play "Oklahoma." Fred Allen, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar. 29:18. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65814. The Fred Allen Show. March 30, 1947. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Shefford's Cheese, Tender Leaf Tea, Bulova (local). 8:30 P.M. Fred tries to get acting jobs at the Theatre Guild for guests Max Baer and Maxie Rosenbloom. The final 14:17 of the program. The start of, "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round" is heard after the program. Fred Allen, Max Baer, Maxie Rosenbloom, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa. 15:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

18043. The Fred Allen Show. April 20, 1947. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Fred plans to take clarinet lessons and go back into vaudeville. Pat Henning has some good advice, Jimmy plays a spectacular clarinet solo. Fred sings, "Sweet Sue" with the De Marco Sisters! Fred Allen, Pat Henning, The De Marco Sisters, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey. 15:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

102195. The Fred Allen Show. April 27, 1947. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. 8:30 P.M. The cast does it's own version of "The Breakfast Club," with guest Don McNeill. The skit is realistic and very funny. After the program ends, a few minutes of "The Jergens Journal" with Walter Winchell are heard. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Don McNeill, Walter Winchell. 15:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

102320. The Fred Allen Show. May 4, 1947. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Bulova Watch (local). 8:30 P.M. The first tune is, "In My Adobe Hacienda." Fred and guest George Jessel do the sequel to, "The Late George Apley." It's called, "The Late George Jessel. The final 14:10 of the program. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, George Jessel. 14:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

105. The Fred Allen Show. May 11, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Shefford's Cheese and Tenderleaf Tea. Allen's Alley question: "Are you satisfied with the Pulitzer Prize award this year?" Guest Bing Crosby joins Fred in an operetta called, "The Hollywood Mikado." The program runs late and is cut off the air by NBC. Fred Allen, Bing Crosby, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly, The De Marco Sisters, Peter Donald, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar. 28:37. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

45881. The Fred Allen Show. May 25, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Shefford's Cheese, Tenderleaf Tea. Allen's Alley Question, "Where do you go when your problems become too much for you?" Fred tries to convince guest Rudy Vallee to return to show business and then sings a duet with him. Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Rudy Vallee. 29:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

97516. The Fred Allen Show. June 1, 1947. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Fred and guest Jack Benny remember how they met back in vaudeville. "Gypsy Jack and His Vagabond Violin" goes to Hollywood and then New York City. The program runs late and is cut off the air by NBC during the final skit. Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar, The De Marco Sisters. 14:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

49120. The Fred Allen Show. June 8, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Shefford's Cheese, Tenderleaf Tea. Allen's Alley Question: "Have you had any unusual experience trying to buy a new car?" Guest Rochester gives Fred the opportunity to crack lots anti-Jack Benny jokes. The cast does "I Stand Condemned," a mystery drama sponsored by Mother Murphy's Meatballs. One Long Pan to the rescue! Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly, Peter Donald, Portland Hoffa, Eddie Anderson, The De Marco Sisters. 29:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77262. The Fred Allen Show. June 15, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Tenderleaf Tea, Chefford's Cheese. Allen's Alley question: "Do you think American cooking is the best in the world?" Fred rents a room at the home of Ozzie and Harriet. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, The De Marco Sisters. 30:08. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

22673. The Fred Allen Show. October 19, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: V-8 Juice, Blue Bonnet Margarine, Tenderleaf Tea. Allen's Alley Question: "Have you ever been swindled by a disciple of sharp practice?" Guest James Mason joins with oriental detective One Long Pan to solve a British murder mystery. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar, James Mason. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22674. The Fred Allen Show. October 26, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Tenderleaf Tea, Blue Bonnet Margarine, V-8 Juice. Allen's Alley Question: "What type of music do you prefer...sweet or swing?" Guest Jack Haley visits the offices of Beagle Productions to discuss his life story on film, "The Haley and Allen Story." Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Jack Haley. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

107977. The Fred Allen Show. November 16, 1947. NBC net. The Benny Goodman Trio plays, "All I Do Is Dream Of You." Fred Allen, The Benny Goodman Trio, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 3:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

1550. The Fred Allen Show. December 14, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Blue Bonnet Margarine, Tenderleaf Tea. Allen's Alley Question: "What in your estimation is the most important advance science has made in recent years." Guest George Jessel and Fred plan their New Year's Eve festivities. The show runs long and is cut off the air by NBC. Fred Allen, George Jessel, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Kenny Delmar, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6767. The Fred Allen Show. December 28, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Tender Leaf Tea, Blue Bonnett Margarine. Allen's Alley Question: "What do you consider to be the most outstanding event of 1947?" Guest Monty Woolley helps Fred exchange a cuckoo clock. Fred Allen, The De Marco Sisters, Monty Woolley, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Kenny Delmar, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22675. The Fred Allen Show. January 4, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Allen's Alley Question: "What is the worst storm you can recall?" Oriental detective "One Long Pan" solves another murder mystery. Fred Allen, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, James Mason. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

97329. The Fred Allen Show. January 18, 1948. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Ford. Fred and guest Beatrice Lillie do their own version of, "Carmen." The familiar tunes from Bizet have tobacco-themed lyrics. Absolutely great! The final 11:57 of the program only. Fred Allen, Beatrice Lillie, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Alan Reed. 11:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

7506. The Fred Allen Show. January 25, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. The Allen's Alley question: "Were you a junior prodigy and did you display any exceptional talents when you were a child?" The first 16:41 of the program only. Fred Allen, The De Marco Sisters, Kenny Delmar (announcer, performer), Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Henry Morgan (guest). 16:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

97337. The Fred Allen Show. February 1, 1948. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. 8:30 P. M. Guest Jack Haley tries to convince Fred to go into radio. They then do an opera for television. The final 14:27 of the programonly, which is followed by station I. D., Bulova watch local spot and the start of, "The Jergens Journal" with Walter Wincell. Fred Allen, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, Jack Haley, Walter Winchell, Ben Grauer (announcer). 15:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

7507. The Fred Allen Show. February 15, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Fred tries to get guest Andy Russell a radio show of his own. A meeting with Mr. Ford. The last 15:16 of the program only. Fred Allen, Andy Russell, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar (announcer), Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed. 15:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

97321. The Fred Allen Show. February 22, 1948. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. The De Marco Sisters sing a rousing, "The Big Brass Band From Brazil." Fred and guest Maurice Evans do a British western drama called, "The Cowboy's Romance." Don't miss the Fred/Maurice duet to, "Ragtime Cowboy Joe." The final 16:40 of the program. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, The De Marco Sisters, Minerva Pious, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Maurice Evans. 16:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

97314. The Fred Allen Show. March 7, 1948. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. 8:30 P. M. Cecil B. De Allen Productions present, "Inside B. V. D. (the sequel to "The Naked City"). Guest Jack Carter impersonates: Ronald Colman, Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Durante, Al Jolson, Bugs Bunny, Barry Fitzgerald, Trigger (!) and others. Well done! Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Minerva Pious, The Harmonaires, Jack Carter. 15:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

97315. The Fred Allen Show. March 14, 1948. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Guest Doc Rockwell predicts that Dewey will win the election in November. He describes, "The Rockwell Plan." Doc also "helps" Fred with his income tax. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 12:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

97340. The Fred Allen Show. March 21, 1948. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Ford. Guest Maurice Chevalier sings, "Just A Bum" and, "Just One Of Those Things." The final 14:24 of the program only. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelly (commercial spokesman, as "Titus Moody"), Maurice Chevalier. 14:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

22676. The Fred Allen Show. March 28, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. 8:30 P. M. (EST). Allen's Alley Question: "Do you think the average American woman works too hard?" Fred delivers his often-quoted quip; "California is nice...if you're an orange!" Guests Pamela and James Mason perform in an English "Husband and Wife" radio programme. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, Pamela Mason, James Mason. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97347. The Fred Allen Show. April 4, 1948. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. The De Marco Sisters sing, "I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling." Shirley Booth (appears as "Dottie Mahoney"). The Harmonaires do a great, "Barnacle Bill, The Sailor." Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Shirley Booth, The Harmonaires. 16:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

22677. The Fred Allen Show. April 11, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Allen's Alley Question: "Have you been victimized by misrepresentation in advertising?" Guest Basil Rathbone and oriental detective One Long Pan solve the murder of a British birdwatcher. Fred makes a wisecrack about Jack Benny during the show. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, Basil Rathbone, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly, Peter Donald. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22678. The Fred Allen Show. April 18, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Allen's Alley Question: "What did you like best about this year's circus?" Fred and Postmaster Jim Farley do a parody of "Author Meets The Critics" called "The Author Meets His Match." Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, James Farley, Kenny Delmar, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious. 29:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22679. The Fred Allen Show. April 25, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Allen's Alley Question: "How do you feel about superstitions?" Fred and guest Leo Durocher appear before the Brooklyn Bar of Justice! Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Leo Durocher, Peter Donald, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7518. The Fred Allen Show. May 2, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Fred and guest Henry Morgan do a satire called, "Mr. John J. Morgan." Allen's Alley question: "Are you interested in music and does it play a part in your life?" Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, The De Marco Sisters, Henry Morgan, Minerva Pious, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly. 29:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

46999. The Fred Allen Show. May 9, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Allen's Alley question: "Are you satisfied with the Pulitzer Prize awards this year?" Guest Don McNeill and Fred do the classic parody "Break The Contestant." Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Don McNeill, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly. 29:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77265. The Fred Allen Show. May 23, 1948. Program #220. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. See cat. #47613 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. However, the AFRS re-issue uses a different Allen's Alley question. Allen's Alley question: "Would you prefer to live in a large city or a small town?" Fred, Bing and an unidentified third voice do a fine version of, "Bye, Bye, Blues." Portland does not appear, Fred does the opening monlogue with Kenny Delmar. Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar (announcer, performer), Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Bing Crosby, Nat Hiken (writer), Bob Weiskopf (writer), Howard Riley (producer, director), Kenneth MacGregor (associate director), Agnew Horine (sound effects), Joe Silva (engineer). 30:15. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

47613. The Fred Allen Show. May 23, 1948. NBC net, WNBC-FM, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Ford. Allen's Alley question: "What are you doing about your radio listening?" Fred and guest Bing Crosby do, "The Story Of Bing Crosby's Life." Fred, Bing, and an unidentified third voice do a fine version of "Bye, Bye, Blues." Portland does not appear, Fred does the opening monologue with Kenny Delmar. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #77265, but the AFRS rebroadcast uses a different "Allen's Alley" question. Fred Allen (performer, writer), Kenny Delmar (announcer, performer), Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, The De Marco Sisters, Bing Crosby, Nat Hiken (writer), Bob Weiskopf (writer), Howard Riley (producer, director), Kenneth MacGregor (associate producer), Agnew Horine (sound effects), Joe Silva (engineer). 29:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49703. The Fred Allen Show. June 6, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Allen's Alley Question: "Are you spending more than you are making this year?" The show's guest is Jack Eigen, described as a disc jockey at the Copacabana. Fred joins Jack in a parody of quiz shows, "Money Sticks," with "Art Finkletter," soap commercials and daytime serials. "Life Can Be Lived." Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, The De Marco Sisters, Jack Eigen. 29:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65683. The Fred Allen Show. June 27, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. The first joke is about "Stop The Music." Fred says, "Radio is the Marshall Plan with music." The Allen's Alley question is, "Where do you plan to take your summer vacation?" The last show of the season. The first 13:43 of the program only. Jack Benny appeared on this show, but is not heard during this incomplete recording. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald. 13:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

64594. The Fred Allen Show. October 2, 1948. NBC net. Henry Morgan appears as the quizmaster on, "Cease The Melody" (a funny parody of, "Stop The Music"). Henry Morgan, Fred Allen. 6:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

22680. The Fred Allen Show. October 24, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. The show opens with a guarantee to re-imburse any listener who misses a quiz show question while listening to his show. Allen's Alley question: "Do you think giveaway programs should be taken off the radio?" Fred seeks help from guest Dale Carnegie. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, Dale Carnegie, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, Kenny Delmar. 29:12. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

4007. The Fred Allen Show. November 7, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. The cast does, "Sam Shovel, Private Eye." The show opens with an offer to re-imburse any listener who is called by a quiz show and can't answer the question because they're listening to The Fred Allen Show. A small part of the middle commercial has been deleted. Fred Allen, The De Marco Sisters, Arthur Treacher, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 29:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

77261. The Fred Allen Show. November 14, 1948. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Main Street question: "Do you think people are satisfied with the Nobel prizes this year?" Fred and guest Helen Traubel plan their own version of, "Lohengrin" for television. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, The De Marco Sisters, Helen Traubel. 24:56. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

464. The Fred Allen Show. November 28, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Fred and guest George Jessel try to go to the movies to see Jessel's new film. Fred Allen, George Jessel. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49704. The Fred Allen Show. December 5, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Main Street question: "Do men or women spend more money on clothing?" Since "radio is dead," guest Henry Morgan does a radio crime show, and then a television version of the same program. An expose of the other secrets of television! Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Henry Morgan. 29:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

22681. The Fred Allen Show. December 26, 1948. NBC net, CBC aircheck. Sponsored by: Ford of Canada. Main Street question: "What is the worst snow storm you've ever seen?" The cast does a "Down East" drama. A brief portion of the program has been deleted from the middle. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Doc Rockwell. 27:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

49529. The Fred Allen Show. January 9, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Main Street question: "What do you think is the best way to be happy?" With Senator Claghorn, Titus Moody, Mrs. Nussbaum, Humphrey Titter. Fred and Kenny Delmar sing a Ford commercial to the tune of "There's No Place Like Home." Guest H. Allen Smith joins Fred in "The Author Meets His Match." The panel discusses, "Lark In The Popcorn," written by H. Allen Smith. Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, H. Allen Smith. 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

49705. The Fred Allen Show. January 23, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Main Street question: "How much coffee do you drink?" "Boris Shashlik" joins Titus Moody, Mrs. Nussbaum, and guest Phil Harris on Main Street. Guest Jack Haley and Fred do a television opera about a traveling salesman and the farmer's daughter. Very clever! Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Phil Harris, Jack Haley. 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

47808. The Fred Allen Show. January 30, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Main Street question: "What are women's outstanding achievements?" Fred tries to convince guest Rudy Vallee to go into television. Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, The De Marco Sisters. 29:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

102291. The Fred Allen Show. February 6, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Fred and Portland walk down Main Street. Fred asks Senator Claghorn if he's noticed that prices are falling. Titus Moody, Mrs. Nussbaum and Ajax Cassidy voice their opinions as well. Bert Lahr recalls Sunday mornings in Philadelphia. He says, "It felt like Ressurection Day and I was the first one up!" Fred and Bert do an English drawing room drama titled, "Amnesia." They also do a Minstrel show. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Bert Lahr, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar (announcer, performer), Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, The De Marco Sisters. 29:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

45883. The Fred Allen Show. February 13, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. The Main Street question is "Do you think advertising makes people do things?" Guest Doc Rockwell appears in Judge Allen's courtroom as a lawyer in a murder trial. Fred Allen, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, Kenny Delmar, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Doc Rockwell. 29:31. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

54677. The Fred Allen Show. February 27, 1949. Program #135. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. See cat. #47879, which has the same date, but "The Main Street Question" is different. The Main Street Question is "Do You Believe In Ghosts?" Fred offers guest Henry Morgan a job as a radio quiz show host. The show is sponsored by Fred Allen. It's called, "Beat The Melody," a satire of "Stop The Music," complete with a "Mystery Melody." Fred Allen, Henry Morgan, Del Sharbutt (AFRS announcer), Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 25:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

47879. The Fred Allen Show. February 27, 1949. NBC net. Commercials deleted. Main Street question: "Do most people read their newspapers?" Fred offers guest Henry Morgan a job as a radio quiz show host, sponsored by "Fred Allen." The show is called, "Cease The Melody," a biting satire of "Stop The Music," complete with a "Mystery Melody." See cat. #54677 for an AFRS rebroadcast of this program in better audio, but with a different "Main Street" question. Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, The De Marco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Henry Morgan. 25:40. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

96332. The Fred Allen Show. March 6, 1949. Program #147. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Fred and Portland walk down Main Street asking, "Does the child with a high I.Q. turn out to be a genius in later life?" Replies from Titus Moody, Mrs. Nussbaum, Digby O'Dell (in a rare above-ground performance away from Chester Riley) and Earl Wilson (columnist for the New York Post). "Radio Best" magazine awards Fred a "Silver Mike" award. Guest Henry Morgan has an idea for a Fred Allen commercial. It happens to sound exactly like a Lucky Strike commercial! Fred and Henry do a soap opera titled, "Just Plain Fred." Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, John Brown, Earl Wilson, The De Marco Sisters, Kenny Delmar (announcer), Henry Morgan, Del Sharbutt (AFRS announcer). 24:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102294. The Fred Allen Show. March 20, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Portland reads a poem about the noises of New York. Fred's Main Street question: "Do most people like to travel?" Fred and guest Victor Moore do their version of, "Mr. District Attorney." It's called, "Mr. Mob-Buster," and they solve the case of, "Charlie The Chicken." Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar (announcer, performer), Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Minerva Pious, The De Marco Sisters, Parker Fennelly, Peter Donald, Victor Moore. 29:21. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

45884. The Fred Allen Show. April 24, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. Main Street question, "Do you think the techniques of teaching has improved? The De Marco Sisters sing, "Carousel Of Love," written by Al Goodman and Mitchell Parrish, based on the Fred Allen "Main Street" theme. Guest Basil Rathbone joins Fred in a mystery play titled, "The Mad Doctor Of Downing Street." Detective One Long Pan to the rescue! Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Basil Rathbone, Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Mitchell Parish (composer), Parker Fennelly, Peter Donald, Portland Hoffa, The De Marco Sisters. 29:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

45885. The Fred Allen Show. May 1, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. The Main Street question is "Are you going to observe "Be Kind To Animals Week?" Fred and guest Bert Lahr visit the track to bet on "Watermelon," or will they bet on "Succotash?" Fred Allen, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, Kenny Delmar, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Bert Lahr. 29:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

42030. The Fred Allen Show. May 22, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. The program's guest is "Colonel Stoopnagle" (Frederick Chase Taylor), who tells the story of "The Tortoise and The Hare," as Fred becomes a baby sitter. Fred announces that the skit will be concluded on the Henry Morgan Show which follows! Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, F. Chase Taylor, Gwen Conga, Clifford Tatum. 29:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

13059. The Fred Allen Show. June 26, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Ford. The last show of the series, the last regularly scheduled show starring Fred. A walk down Main Street, asking the Allen's Alley residents "Do most people plan their vacations?" The De Marco Sisters sing, "Time Didn't Change A Thing," written by Ann De Marco. Guest Henry Morgan needs $300, so Fred takes him to the secret vault of "Mr. X." NBC has the last laugh when the show runs late and is cut off the air. Fred Allen, The De Marco Sisters, Henry Morgan, Jack Benny, Kenny Delmar, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, The De Marco Sisters, Portland Hoffa. 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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