3. The British Showgirl & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  The Halls of Ivy: The Leslie Hoff Painting   ~   The Halls of Ivy: Traffic & Coconuts   ~   Gunsmoke: The Scared Kid   ~   Gunsmoke: Twelfth Night

Two episodes each of Gunsmoke & The Halls of Ivy --- well, gang, it just doesn't get much better than that!  And the particular episodes we are featuring are among the best of each program.

The episode of The Halls of Ivy titled The Leslie Hoff Painting was a story largely before its time. Why?  Because it addresses the subject of racial prejudice --- a subject largely avoided in 1950.  Remember, the Civil Rights Movement was still over a decade away; so when you listen to this episode, try to listen with 1950 ears.

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2. Dinner At The Colmans & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Jack Benny: Dinner at the Colman's   ~   Jack Benny: Last Week's Mistakes   ~   Screen Guild Theater: Champagne for Caesar

‚ÄčThis time around we have three episodes from two great programs:  The Jack Benny Show  with each  centered around  Ronald Colman and his wife Benita Hume-Colman.  Both episodes are laugh-out-loud funny!  

Surely, if you are an OTR fan, you are familiar with the ongoing relationship between Jack Benny and his next door neighbors, Ronald and Benita Colman.  It was a gag The Benny Show milked for years and it never failed to provide episodes that truly make you laugh out loud.  

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1. The Seductive Lady Gambler & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Frontier Gentleman: The Gambling Lady   ~  Frontier Gentleman: Belle Siddons Encore   ~   Frontier Gentleman: Belle Siddons Strikes Back   ~   Frontier Gentleman: The Last of Belle Siddons

For our Show #1 we played four episodes of Frontier Gentleman. All four were episodes in The Saga of Belle Siddons, a true historic figure in the Old West.  These episodes are a great deal of fun.  Who was Belle Siddons?  The following article will shed some light:

DEADWOOD - The faro queen of the early days of Deadwood was as pretty a girl as ever dealt cards across a gambling layout.  She was also as high born a lady as ever sacrificed her all for the cause of the Old South.  In Black Hills history she was known by her nom-de-plume, Madam Vestal.

In Deadwood Madam Vestal operated her own gaming room.  With a knowledge of refinement she furnished her den with a luxurious taste. In this setting the flawlessly groomed beauty, artfully jeweled and gowned, was hostess to a select clientele.  

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