Christmas on Old-Time Radio


(4.1 stars; 8 reviews)

Norman Corwin's legendary Christmas verse and Henry Morgan's Christmas satire


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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HenryMorganShow461225ChristmasStory CORRECT DATING

(5 stars)

RE: HenryMorganShow461225ChristmasStory LINK TO LIFE ARTCLE ON HENRY MORGAN http://books.google.com/books?id=ik0EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA59&dq=%22here's+morgan%22&hl=en&ei=JwYKTem4IoO8lQfWwMXMAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CDYQ6AEwBA HenryMorganShow491223_NOT_461225_ChristmasStory DATING EPISODE: STATEMENT BY MORGAN: 'NOT SO MANY CHRISTMASSES AGO' MRGAN DID NOT HAVE A HALF HOUR SHOW PRIOR TO 460902. MILTON TATUMS AND HIS ORCHESTRA AND BEN GRAUER, ANNOUNCER, WERE NOT ON THMS UNTIL AT LEAST 491014. FRAN WARREN, PERT KELTON, AND JACK ALBERTSON WERE NOT ON THMS UNTIL AT LEAST 491209. THIS EPISODE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PRIOR TO 1949. IN 1949, DECEMBER: 491209 HenryMorganShow491209_Murder_in_the_Club_CopacabEanish 29.29..mp3 [THERE IS A 'BEAN' RATHER THAN A 'BAN' IN CopacabEanish]. 491216 HenryMorganShow491216_The_Quest_Pests 29.40..mp3 491223 IS ONLY 1949 PRE-XMAS DATE LEFT. NO SHOW IN FALL OF 1950. JOEY'S MOTHER = [SOUNDS LIKE] PERT KELTON [INTERESTING INFORMATION ABOUT HER IS AVAILABLE].. = BUTCH CABELL = DAVID ANDERSON JEANNIE = JOAN LATHAM MORGAN GETS OFF AUDIENCE APPRECIATED JIBES ON; SCREWY WILLS, WASHINGTON, THE MAN ON THE STREET = ARNOLD STANG. [REGULAR CHARACTER ROLE IS GIRARD OR GERARD, MAYBE WITH TWO R'S.] BUREAU OF PRINTING AND ENGRAVING, MAN IN BUREAU = ? FBI, DIRECTOR = ? SENATE COMMITEE, SENATOR = [SOUNDS MOST LIKE] JACK ALBERTSON IN GRUFF VOICE WALTER MORGAN [WINCHELL] = HENRY MORGAN, THE DIT-DITTER = MAY HAVE BEEN ART CARNEY, H. V. KALTENMORGAN [KALTENBORN] = HENRY MORGAN PRESIDENT TRUMAN=? MARGARET TRUMAN = MAY HAVE BEEN ART CARNEY RATHER THAN JOAN GIBSON GABRIAL MORGAN [HEATER] = HENRY MORGAN I CANNOT IDENTIFY CORRECTLY THE ROLE[S] PLAYED BY ART CARNEY AS I CANNOT THOROUGHLY RECOGNIZE HIS VOICE. I NEVER HEARD HIM PRIOR TO THE HONEYMOONERS, AND HIS VOICE HAD ALTERED BY THE TIME HE WAS IN MOVIES. THERE MAY BE A DATUM ON MILTON TATUM OR TATUMS somewhere, but I did not make an exhaustive search. BEN GRAUER [ANCR] SAYS, ON DIFFERENT EPISODES, THE FAMILY NAME AS A POSSESSIVE [TATUM'S] AND A SINGULAR SUBJECT THAT SOUNDS LIKE A PLURAL [TATUMS]. THIS WAS WITTY, AND TICKLED ALL THE RIGHT NERVES. ONE OF THE BEST LINES [THOUGH IT GOT FEW LAUGHS] WAS NAME OF JEANNIE'S 365TH DOLL: 'DITTO' MORGAN SEEMS TO BE A FREBERG FORERUNNER, AND FREBERG GUESTED ON THMS. [ONE SHOW HAS MENTION OF PHYSICIANS AS ADVERTISING PITCHMEN, AND FREBERG, YEARS LATER, DID A COMMERCIAL AS SUCH...'9 OUT OF 10 DOCTORS' TYPE]. COURTESY OF rand’s esoteric otr http://randsesotericotr.podbean.com. If you would like to know a bit more about Henry Morgan, WFMU has an extensive blog entry appreciation of Morgan's work. And here's a profile of Morgan from the April 14, 1947 edition of Life magazine that includes some great photos, including the famous "praying to the razor" shot that got him in trouble with his sponsor, Eversharp. (The ads interspersed with the article, by the way, are just a wonderfully funny as Morgan's parodies and include one featuring Senator Claghorn from the "Fred Allen Show".) GOOGLE LIFE REFERENCE FOR HENRY MORGAN http://books.google.com/books?id=ik0EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA59&dq=%22here's+morgan%22&hl=en&ei=JwYKTem4IoO8lQfWwMXMAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CDYQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=%22here's%20morgan%22&f=false WFMU REFERENCE FOR HENRY MORGAN http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/07/henry-morgan-fu.html BOTH COURTESY OF rand’s esoteric otr http://randsesotericotr.podbean.com. ALLAN FELDBERG

"The Plot To Overthrow Christmas" A must download!

(5 stars)

Norman Corwin. He was a writer. A writer of eloquent dissections of a world in the shadow of war. Arguably one of the finest Radio Dramatists, THE PLOT TO OVERTHROW CHRISTMAS is his satire at its most endearing. Anything you can find by Corwin, comes highly recommended.