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Radio Hall of Fame

Music, news, comedy, drama, and conversation with the most celebrated entertainers of the day -- this was the Radio Hall of Fame. From Dec. 5, 1943 to April 28, 1946, the show aired on Blue Network/ABC, first for 60 minutes, and later whittled down to 30 minutes.

From the outset, the show was beset by controversial questions. The premier publication, Variety produced Radio Hall of Fame. Some people felt this was an ethical conflict because Variety was the foremost outlet for entertainment reviews, and some wondered if Variety would be able to remain objective when it came time to review acts that appeared on the show.

Host: Deems Taylor Musical Director: Paul Whiteman (with his 31-piece orchestra) Guests (partial list): Groucho Marx, Fred Allen, Sophie Tucker, Paul Muni, Eddie Cantor, Helen Hayes, Bing Crosby, Agnes Moorehead, George Burns and Gracie Allen, the Andrews Sisters Director: Devere Joseph (Dee) Engelbach Writers: George Faulkner, Milton Geiger Sponsor: Philco

There are 91 shows in our collection! Date Aired
New Years Message December 26, 1943
Carmen Jones December 12, 1943
A Bell For Adano December 3, 1944
The Two Mrs Carrolls November 26, 1944
Brooklyn Dodgers November 19, 1944
The Evil War November 5, 1944
Wilson October 1, 1944
Lady Be Good September 10, 1944
Blue Room September 3, 1944
Suzy July 30, 1944
Stars And Stripes Forever July 2, 1944
Dont Sweetheart Me June 25, 1944
Showboat December 31, 1944
Take It Easy June 4, 1944
No Uncommon Clay April 30, 1944
First Song Louise June 18, 1944
Judy Garland December 17, 1944
All Star All Request Program September 24, 1944
Make Way For Tomorrow July 16, 1944
First Song I Want To Be Happy July 23, 1944
Dance With The Dolly September 17, 1944
Come Out Come Out Wherever You Are August 27, 1944
The Happy Prince December 24, 1944
Lady Of Spain July 9, 1944
Times Square May 21, 1944

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