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Halls Of Ivy OTR Old Time Radio Show MP3 CD 85 Episodes

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The Halls of Ivy was an NBC radio sitcom that ran from 1949 - 1952. It was created by Fibber McGee and Molly co-creator/writer Don Quinn before being adapted into a...

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The Halls of Ivy was an NBC radio sitcom that ran from 1949 - 1952. It was created by Fibber McGee and Molly co-creator/writer Don Quinn before being adapted into a CBS television comedy (1954-55) produced by ITC Entertainment and Television Programs of America. British husband-and-wife actors Ronald Colman and Benita Hume starred in both versions of the show. Quinn developed the show after he had decided to leave Fibber McGee and Molly in the hands of his protege Phil Leslie. The Halls of Ivy's audition program featured radio veteran Gale Gordon (then co-starring in Our Miss Brooks) and Edna Best in the roles that ultimately went to the Colmans, who'd shown a flair for radio comedy in recurring roles on The Jack Benny Program in the late 1940s.

The Halls of Ivy featured Colman as William Todhunter Hall, the president of small, Midwestern Ivy College, and his wife, Victoria, a former British musical comedy star who sometimes felt the tug of her former profession, and followed their interactions with students, friends and college trustees. Others in the cast included Herbert Butterfield as testy board chairman Clarence Wellman; Willard Waterman (then starring as Harold Peary's successor as The Great Gildersleeve) as board member John Merriweather; and, Elizabeth Patterson and Gloria Gordon as the Halls' maid.

The series ran 110 half-hour radio episodes from January 6, 1950 to June 25, 1952, with Quinn, Jerome Lawrence, and Robert Lee writing most of the scripts and giving free if even more sophisticated play to Quinn's knack for language play, inverted cliches and swift puns (including the show's title and lead characters), a knack he'd shown for years writing Fibber McGee and Molly. Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee continued as a writing team; their best-known play is Inherit the Wind.

Cameron Blake, Walter Brown Newman, Robert Sinclair, and Milton and Barbara Merlin became writers for the program as well. But listeners were surprised to discover that the episode of 27 September 1950, "The Leslie Hoff Painting," a story tackling racial prejudice, was written by Colman himself. The sponsors were Schlitz Brewing Company and then Nabisco. Nat Wolff produced and directed, Henry Russell handled the music and radio veteran Ken Carpenter was the announcer.
Includes 85 Episodes!
Episodes On This CD:
HOI490622 - [Aud1] Dr Hall's Reappointment [330].mp3
HOI490623 - [Aud2] Dr. Hall's Reappointment [324].mp3
HOI500106 - Reappointment [330].mp3
HOI500113 - The Editorial [274].mp3
HOI500120 - The Gangster's Son [330].mp3
HOI500127 - Wellman's Nose - Charter Day Ceremonies [357].mp3
HOI500203 - Dr Bromley, Shakespeare Expert [330].mp3
HOI500210 - The Snowman [274].mp3
HOI500217 - The Chinese Student [330].mp3
HOI500224 - Student Thief [330].mp3
HOI500303 - Merton Savada's Crush [330].mp3
HOI500310 - Victoria's New Review [330].mp3
HOI500317 - Dirty Politics [330].mp3
HOI500324 - Professor Gerhardt's Secret.mp3
HOI500331 - The Ivy Chamber Music and Knockwurst Society [330.mp3
HOI500407 - Toddy Plays Hookey [330].mp3
HOI500414 - Mrs Foster's Lost Dog [330].mp3
HOI500421 - Traffic and Coconuts [330].mp3
HOI500428 - The Scofield Prize [330].mp3
HOI500505 - Student Actress [244].mp3
HOI500510 - Mrs Whitney's Statue [330].mp3
HOI500517 - Dr Abel [330].mp3
HOI500524 - The Fighting Med Student [330].mp3
HOI500531 - The Sexton Award [330].mp3
HOI500607 - D-Day [330].mp3
HOI500614 - Stolen First Edition [244].mp3
HOI500621 - The Bentheimers and the Census [330].mp3
HOI500628 - Faculity Raffle [330].mp3
HOI500705 - Poetry Reading [244].mp3
HOI500712 - Education Of Annie Belle [330].mp3
HOI500913 - Ivy Verses the United Nations [000].mp3
HOI500927 - The Leslie Hoff Painting [330].mp3
HOI501004 - The New English Teacher [330].mp3
HOI501011 - Phone Problems [330].mp3
HOI501122 - Jack Benny Visits Ivy [330].mp3
HOI510103 - Professor Barrette's Play [330].mp3
HOI510124 - The Goya Bequest [244].mp3
HOI510131 - Professor Warren's Retirement [330].mp3
HOI510228 - The French Scholarship [330].mp3
HOI510307 - Eddie Gray's Wedding [330].mp3
HOI510418 - Romiette and Julio [330].mp3
HOI510502 - Champ Waterfield [330].mp3
HOI510502 - Post Show Talk [330].mp3
HOI510530 - Finals Day Award [330].mp3
HOI510613 - Finals Season [330].mp3
HOI510620 - Pork Barrel Politics [330].mp3
HOI511003 - Adoption [330].mp3
HOI511010 - Editorial in the Ivy Bull [330].mp3
HOI511017 - Student Council Election [330].mp3
HOI511031 - Football Coach [330].mp3
HOI511107 - Halloween [330].mp3
HOI511115 - Don Quinn Interview [330].mp3
HOI511121 - The Minister's Son [330].mp3
HOI511128 - Professor Warren's Romantic Folly [330].mp3
HOI511205 - Calhoun Gaddy's Agricultural Development [330].mp3
HOI511212 - Professor Royce Returns [330].mp3
HOI511219 - The Snowman [421].mp3
HOI511226 - Sweet Sorrow [330].mp3
HOI520102 - Hell Week [330].mp3
HOI520109 - Nelson Carter's Son [330].mp3
HOI520116 - Art Exhibit [330].mp3
HOI520123 - Medal of Honor [244].mp3
HOI520130 - Track Star [330].mp3
HOI520206 - Glee Club Donation [244].mp3
HOI520213 - Dean Huxley [330].mp3
HOI520220 - Voice of the Ivy Vine [244].mp3
HOI520227 - Budget Problems [244].mp3
HOI520305 - The Astronomy Exam [330].mp3
HOI520312 - The Lame Girl and the Hypochondriac [330].mp3
HOI520319 - The Oldest Living Graduate [244].mp3
HOI520326 - Stolen Money [330].mp3
HOI520402 - Professor Grimes [330].mp3
HOI520409 - Faculty Marriage [330].mp3
HOI520416 - French Exchange Student [421].mp3
HOI520423 - Professor Walden's Son [301].mp3
HOI520430 - Faculty Follies Part 1 [358].mp3
HOI520507 - Faculty Follies Part 2 [358].mp3
HOI520514 - Student Singer [358].mp3
HOI520521 - Dr. Spatzen [280].mp3
HOI520528 - Mummynapper [330].mp3
HOI520604 - Pregnant Student [330].mp3
HOI520611 - The Wellman's Come to Dinner [330].mp3
HOI520618 - Math Professor [326].mp3
HOI520625 - Summer Vacation [330].mp3
HOIxxxxxx - The Umbrella Man - TV soundtrack [358].mp3

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Halls Of Ivy OTR Old Time Radio Show MP3 CD 85 Episodes

$ 5.95 USD