The roots of Texaco Star Theatre were in a 1930s radio hit, Ed Wynn, the Fire Chief, featuring the manic "Perfect Fool" in a half hour of vaudevillian routines interspersed with music. Wynn's ratings began to slide and the comedian lapsed amidst personal and professional crises, and the show ended in June 1935. Texaco sponsored the Jumbo Fire Chief Program in 1935-40 and the Fire Chief Concert in 1936. The first Texaco Star Theatre (spelled Theatre for most of the radio show's run) was on October 5, 1938. The show began as a variety show with dramatizations and songs by guest stars. In 1940, the show became a star vehicle for Fred Allen, with the show re-titled Texaco Star Theatre with Fred Allen and the program airing on CBS.
Includes 5 Episodes!
Episodes On This CD:
32.08.09 Trial By Jury.mp3
32.10.25 Dorothy Burnhan Of Haddon Hall.mp3
32.11.15 When Hiking Ignorance Is Blisters.mp3
46.01.20 Romeo And Juliet - Hq.mp3