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Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden

TWTD Archive – July 27th, 1970

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Originally broadcast on WNMP
Saturday, June 27, 1970

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (3-22-49) Jim and Marian Jordan star. Molly’s making a new dress and Fibber turns out to be the dummy.

OUR SPECIAL GUESTS are SHIRLEY BELL COLE and NORMAN GOTTSCHALK, two radio performers from the Golden Age. Shirley was Orphan Annie on the air and Norman was a character actor on many vintage shows. Recorded 6-17-70 at Sages East Restaurant in Chicago.

LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE (1940) Isolated episode starring Shirley Bell as Annie.  Announcer is Pierre Andre.

NICK CARTER, MASTER DETECTIVE (1-22-44) “Records of Death” starring Lon Clark as Nick with Helen Choate as Patsy.  Phonograph records captured the last words of a woman about to be murdered.

BABY SNOOKS (1940s) Fanny Brice as Snooks with Hanley Stafford as Daddy.  When a noted author is his houseguest, Daddy reads one of the author’s books to Snooks.

PLUS – clips featuring Jean Shepherd; W. C. Fields with Bergen and McCarthy and Don Ameche.