The Passing Parade, a.k.a. John Nesbitt's Passing Parade, was an American radio series created, written, and narrated by John Nesbitt which was adapted into an Oscar-winning series of MGM short subjects. In both media, the series usually focused on strange-but-true historical events, both little-known and famous, as well as figures such as Catherine de' Medici and Nostradamus. The radio series, developed as an outgrowth of an earlier Nesbitt-produced program (Headlines of the Past), was launched on the NBC network on February 1, 1937, running off and on until 1951 over three different networks and in syndication. Nesbitt's inspiration was a trunk left to him by his father which contained news clippings of odd stories from around the world. Nesbitt, who usually presented his stories without sound effects or music, utilized a research staff of fourteen people in verifying the details of his tales, but wrote the final scripts himself, often within an hour of airtime. Radio producer/announcer John Doremus later acquired the rights to the series and revived it as a late 1950s-early 1960s syndicated feature, billing his version as "from the files of John Nesbitt." Over 1500 three minute episodes were broadcast. The series of Passing Parade one-reel short subjects was produced for MGM from 1938 to 1949. Most of the films featured the slow movement of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 as the opening theme music. The directors included Fred Zinnemann. The films were reedited for television syndication by MGM in the early 1960s. The shorts in their original form were eventually reaired on Turner Classic Movies.
Includes 21 Episodes!
File List On This CD-R:
Parsley Sidings 710228 - Comedy Parade.mp3
Parsley Sidings 711205 - The Market Special.mp3
Parsley Sidings 711212 - The Postal Express.mp3
Parsley Sidings 711231 - The Inspector Calls.mp3
Parsley Sidings 7112xx - The Beauty Queen Contest.mp3
Parsley Sidings 720102 - The 1890 Rocket.mp3
Parsley Sidings 720109 - The Excursion.mp3
Parsley Sidings 720116 - Cricket Lovely Cricket.mp3
Parsley Sidings 720123 - Wholl Be Mother.mp3
Parsley Sidings 720130 - The Concert.mp3
Parsley Sidings 720206 - Goodbye Parsley Sidings.mp3
Parsley Sidings 730929 - Pass The Parcel.mp3
Parsley Sidings 731006 - The Flower Show Poor.mp3
Parsley Sidings 731013 - The Entente Cordiale.mp3
Parsley Sidings 731020 - A Night Out.mp3
Parsley Sidings 731027 - The Goods Train Poor.mp3
Parsley Sidings 731103 - A Bird in the Hand.mp3
Parsley Sidings 731110 - The Purity League.mp3
Parsley Sidings 731124 - The Film Makers.mp3
Parsley Sidings 731201 - The Secret Agent.mp3
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