Burns & Allen, Fred Allen

REPS Presents December 3rd, 2016

REPS Presents Featuring George Burns,Gracie Allen and Fred Allen.

My goodness, here we are in the month of December already and it won’t be too long and we’ll be ringing in the new year.  This week,  REPS Presents an episode of George Burns and Gracie Allen.  I really enjoy this program and this particular show is especially cute.  It’s from November 25,1948 and centers on a turkey swallowing a wedding ring that Gracie was entrusted with.   I heard this program last week while returning from a rather enjoyable Thanksgiving gathering and felt in the spirit to listen to a show that featured a turkey as the centerpiece of the comedy.   I truly enjoyed it and ’tis the reason this program appears in this weeks edition of REPS Presents.

In the second half of this weeks REPS Presents, The Fred Allen Show is featured.  In this broadcast from April 24th, 1949 Basil Rathbone appears to spoof Sherlock Holmes  ( the character Basil most famously portrayed in the 1940s movie series ).  Allen clearly loves to parody hard boiled private detectives, police inspectors and the Sherlock Holmes tradition but  Allen’s clear favorite for spoofing was the Chinese Detective ( Charlie Chan ).   Allen created the One Long Pan character in 1935 to the amusement of radio listeners who were quite familiar with the then popular Charlie Chan films starring Warner Oland.  Allen was still spoofing Charlie Chan in 1949 and in this broadcast he clearly enjoys bringing out the character of One Long Pan one more time opposite Basil Rathbone.

Enjoy an hour of radio comedy at it’s its finest in this edition of REPS Presents . . .

REPS Presents as broadcast on the Radio Theater Channel on  December 3rd, 2016

Jenn Ollivier

Jenn Ollivier “The Red Head Diva”

 

 

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Jack Benny, Suspense

 This week’s episode premieres our new series on the Radio Theater Channel and features Jenn Ollivier as host.  In this program it’s a bit of laughs followed by a thrilling adventure as Jenn brings you two great programs from radio’s Golden Age.

First, it’s the Jack Benny program from October 17, 1948 with special guest Barbara Stanwyck.

Then we offer you . . . Suspense!  Radio’s Outstanding Theater of Thrills.  From October 27th, 1957 we take you to a lost civilization , high into the Andes,  as we present H.G. Wells classic adventure, The Country of the Blind starring Raymond Burr.

 

REPS Presents as broadcast on the Radio Theater Channel on  November 12th, 2016

 

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The War of the Worlds (Oct 28, 2000)

In this program it’s a special Halloween treat. A classic radio thriller centered around an alien invasion from the planet Mars which begins on a farm in Grover’s Mill New Jersey. The invasion spreads swiftly and surely and within the hour it will become complete. Dramatized in the style of breaking news reports and live on the spot remotes, newspapers of the day reported that millions of listeners mistook the original drama as an actual news broadcast causing mass hysteria.   While many modern historians believe that the earlier claims were largely exaggerated and basically a myth, in any event such does not dampen our enthusiasm in presenting this venerable classic performed live at the Seattle Museum of Flight by an esteemed cast for the Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound.

Now, let the invasion begin! . . REPS PRESENTS , Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds.

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Tommy Cook in THE HALLOWEEN TRILOGY

Spooky audio fun recorded live , October 15th, in Seattle.
Veteran voice actor Tommy Cook along with a fine cast of audio thespians presented this Halloween treat!
The Halloween Trilogy:
   “The Mark of the Beast” by Rudyard Kipling
   “The Canterville Ghost” by Oscar Wilde
   “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe

Script by Cecilia Fannon and John De Lancie and produced by special arrangement with
THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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