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Mail call, radio program

Title
Mail call, radio program [sound recording].

Details

Additional Authors
Found In
c2bc Armed Forces Radio Service. Collection of broadcast recordings (CStRLIN)NYPW88A-25
Description
23 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm; 16 in.
Subject
Note
  • Transcription discs for the radio program Mail call.
  • LIBRARY HAS: Nos. 1/2, 1 (uncut version), 1 (cut version, copy 2), 3, 8, 9, 19, 23/24, 25, 27/28, 104, 128, 146.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Preservation tape of program number 9 recorded at The New York Public Library. Available in: *LT-10 2658.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Armed Forces Radio Service collection of broadcast recordings.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Title
Mail call, radio program [sound recording].
Summary
Radio program produced by the Special Service Division of the U.S. War Department for broadcast to troops in battle in World War II. Each program boasts an all-star cast, who act out a skit in the form of a letter from home to the soldiers abroad.
Featured performers: Fred Allen, June Allyson, Amos and Andy, Harold Arlen, Desi Arnaz, Mary Astor, Lucille Ball, Robert Benchley, Jack Benny, Ralph Blane, Victor Borge, Eddie Bracken, Fanny Brice, Butch and Buddy, the Charioteers, Claudette Colbert, Jerry Colonna, Bing Crosby, Cass Daley, Gloria DeHaven, Tommy Dixon, Melvyn Douglas, Dale Evans, Fibber McGee and Molly, Helen Forrest, Judy Garland, Betty Grable, Harry James and his Orchestra, Bob Hope, Lena Horne, Marsha Hunt, Betty Hutton, Jose Iturbi, the King's Men, Kay Kyser, Rosemary Lane, Frances Langford, Charles Laughton, Lennie Hayton and his Orchestra, Mary Livingstone, Fred MacMurray, the Mail Call Orchestra, Hugh Martin, Groucho Marx, Joel McCrea, Martha Mears, Lauritz Melchior, Johnny Mercer, the Merry Macs, the Music Maids, Virginia O'Brien, the Pied Pipers, Dick Powell, Basil Rathbone, Betty Jane Rhodes, Maxie Rosenbloom, Shirley Ross, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton, the Sons of the Pioneers, Ann Sothern, Art Tatum, Rudy Vallee, Nancy Walker, Orson Welles, Loretta Young, Robert Young.
Additional Formats
Preservation tape of program number 9 recorded at The New York Public Library. Available in: *LT-10 2658.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Armed Forces Radio Service collection of broadcast recordings.
Added Author
Allen, Fred, 1894-1956. Performer
Allyson, June, 1917-2006. Performer
Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Performer
Arnaz, Desi, 1917-1986. Performer
Astor, Mary, 1906-1987. Performer
Ball, Lucille, 1911-1989. Performer
Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945. Performer
Benny, Jack, 1894-1974. Performer
Livingstone, Mary. Performer
Blane, Ralph. Performer
Borge, Victor. Performer
Bracken, Eddie, 1915-2002. Performer
Brice, Fanny. Performer
Colbert, Claudette. Performer
Colonna, Jerry, -1986. Performer
Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977. Performer
Daley, Cass. Performer
Haven, Gloria de. Performer
Dixon, Tommy. Performer
Douglas, Melvyn. Performer
Forrest, Helen. Performer
Garland, Judy. Performer
Grable, Betty, 1916-1973. Performer
Hayton, Lennie, 1908-1971. Performer
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003. Performer
Horne, Lena. Performer
Hunt, Marsha, 1917- Performer
Hutton, Betty. Performer
Iturbi, José, 1895-1980. Performer
James, Harry, 1916-1983. Performer
Kyser, Kay. Performer
Lane, Rosemary, 1913-1974. Performer
Langford, Frances. Performer
Laughton, Charles, 1899-1962. Performer
MacMurray, Fred, 1908-1991. Performer
Martin, Hugh, 1914-2011. Performer
Marx, Groucho, 1890-1977. Performer
McCrea, Joel, 1905-1990. Performer
Mears, Martha. Performer
Melchior, Lauritz. Performer
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976. Performer
O'Brien, Virginia, 1921-2001. Performer
Powell, Dick, 1904-1963. Performer
Rathbone, Basil, 1892-1967. Performer
Rhodes, Betty Jane. Performer
Rogers, Dale Evans. Performer
Rosenbloom, Maxie. Performer
Ross, Shirley, 1913-1975. Performer
Shore, Dinah, 1917-1994. Performer
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998. Performer
Skelton, Red, 1913-1997. Performer
Sothern, Ann, 1909-2001. Performer
Tatum, Art, 1910-1956. Performer
Vallée, Rudy, 1901-1986. Performer
Walker, Nancy, 1922-1992. Performer
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985. Performer
Young, Loretta, 1913-2000. Performer
Young, Robert, 1907-1998. Performer
Amos and Andy.
Butch and Buddy.
Charioteers (Musical group)
Fibber McGee and Molly.
Harry James and his Orchestra.
King's Men (Musical group)
Lennie Hayton and his Orchestra.
Mail Call Orchestra.
Merry Macs (Musical group)
Music Maids.
Pied Pipers (Musical group)
Sons of the Pioneers.
Armed Forces Radio Service.
Found In:
c2bc Armed Forces Radio Service. Collection of broadcast recordings (CStRLIN)NYPW88A-25
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