While we do know the titles of all the discs in our collection that are labeled, we are only now learning what exactly is on them. One recent encoding turned up something pretty rare in the OTR world.
Have you ever heard of “rehearsal recordings” of shows? Well, what I’ve read about them is that they are sometimes opportunities for the cast to have some fun with the script or commercials. Others are reputed to be rather racy, or salty. Well, one of our discs is all three!
The disc was labeled back in 1945 as “Not for Public Consumption”, but the director of our organization has okayed making it available to you. It will take some work before it can be put up here (clean-up and research, mostly), but hear it you will.
Nothing new has come to our collection since the last mention, but one the CHRS members is willing to let some of his discs be encoded for you. I am looking over his holdings and found a number of shows that are only partials (15 minutes or so of a show that was 30 minutes or more).
So I have a question: Is anyone interested in partials? If I find that these shows are not available generally, I can put them up here, but only if people say they want partials.
We need help putting a date on a program, but being all volunteers, our time is limited searching down certain details. I’m hoping some of our readers with more time or better access to a library can help with this.
Can anyone tell us the date of birth of Patrick James McNulty, son of Dennis Day? It should be around 1948.
Many thanks to author Martin Grams for his mention of us in his blog . He has written a number of books about old time radio and blogs about this and other vintage media and nostalgia topics.
We contacted Grams because he wrote a book (read about it here) about our most recent posting, “Invitation to Learning”. He very kindly looked us over and wrote a few nice words about us for his readers. You’ll find his post here.
Do you know of an active blog where our posts could get a mention? Please let us know in the comments below.
…Stay tuned for an uncirculated show coming to you next week!