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Romance of the Ranchos - Single Episodes


This weekly 30 minute program, sponsored by the Title Insurance and Trust Company of Los Angeles, attempted to recreate the spirit and times of the ranchos and vaqueros in Southern Califorina, when the way of life was considerably different. Although hewing to a strict story line, the show neverless also was able to supply considerable descriptive color to the manner of life in those days. For example, the listerner may learn of the customs by which the master of the house is waited upon by his wife at all meals and that she and the rest of the family may not partake until the head of the rancho has finished. The commercials, too, proceeded along similar lines, recollecting that in the period being dramatized there were but a few parcels of land and those were of tremendous size, owned by wealthy individuals. Now there are over 2,000,000 seperate parcels of land in Los Angeles County alone. The program was well written and the historical material adds nicely to the flavor. Produced by Cliff Howard Written by Les Farber Cast Included Jerry Farber, Ann Whitfield, Nestor Palva, Lou Krugman, Marian Wilkins, Gail Bonney, Herb Butterfield From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.



Rancho San Rafael

Rancho Santa Gertrudes

Rancho San Jose

Rancho Aguaje De La Centinela

Rancho Rodeo De Las Aguas

Rancho San Pedro and Rancho Palos Verdes

Rancho Paso De Bartolo Viejo

Rancho Ex-Mission De San Fernando

Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos

The Tale Of Tiburcio Vasquez

Ranchos San Vicente y Santa Monica And Boca de Santa Monica

The Newhall Region and the Rancho del Valle

Rancho San Antonio and Don Antonio Maria Lugo

The Life Story Of Benjamin D Wilson Part 1

The Life Story Of Benjamin D Wilson Part 2

Christmas at Misson San Gabriel

Rancho San Jose De Buenos Ayres

The Story Of Joseph Chapman

Henry Dalton and the City of Azusa

True Life Story Of Jedediah Smith

Rancho La Puente

The Island of Santa Catalina and the Channel Islands

The True Story of Don Perfecto Hugo Reid

Rancho La Ballona

The True Story Of Juan Flaco Brown

The True Story Of Phineas Banning

Rancho San Francisquito

William Mulholland and the Southland Water System

Joaquin Murietta, Infamous Robin Hood of The West

Rancho San Pasqual

The Life Story Of Don Juan Temple

Rancho La Brea And Major Henry Hancock

El Pueblo de Nuestra Seסora la Reina de los Angeles

Transportation--From Oxcart To Airliner

The Story Of The Carrillo Family