Research Catalog

The Railroad hour, radio program

Title
The Railroad hour, radio program [sound recording], 1948-1954.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

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Additional Authors
Found In
p1bc Lawrence, Jerome,1915- Lawrence and Lee collection of broadcast recordings (CStRLIN)NYPW88-A22
Description
  • 490 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm; 16 in.
  • 42 sound tapes : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono. ;
Subjects
Note
  • Transcription discs and tape copies for the radio program Railroad hour.
  • Classmarks for individual shows listed in finding aid.
  • Preservation copies of 87 programs recorded at The New York Public Library. To determine programs tranferred, consult finding aid.
Access (note)
  • Access to discs restricted; advance notification required.
Source (note)
  • Lawrence, Jerome and Lee, Robert E.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository. In: *L(Special) 88-03.
Provenance (note)
  • Gift of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: Lawrence and Lee collection of broadcast recordings.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
*L (Special) 88-03
OCLC
NYPW87-A650
Title
The Railroad hour, radio program [sound recording], 1948-1954.
Access
Access to discs restricted; advance notification required.
Summary
The Railroad hour was a program which presented excerpts of famous musical comedies, as well as original stories, for radio audiences. Each half-hour episode of the program presented the highlights of one musical. Gordon MacRae was the host and leading man for each episode; his leading ladies came from radio and the Metropolitan Opera.
The program featured works by: Irving Berlin, Henry Blossom, Guy Bolton, Noel Coward, B.G. De Sylva, Herbert Fields, Rudolf Friml, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, William S. Gilbert, Fred de Gresac, Clifford Grey, Oscar Hammerstein, Otto Harbach, Lorenz Hart, Moss Hart, Victor Herbert, Jerome Kern, Fritz Kreisler, Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee, Franz Lehar, Alan Jay Lerner, Frank Mandel, Joseph McCarthy, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Sidney Romberg, Lawrence Schwab, Harry B. Smith, Leo Stein, Arthur S. Sullivan, Fred Thompson, Harry Tierney, Vincent Youmans.
Featured performers: Ann Ayars, Kenny Baker, Marion Bell, William Bendix, Mimi Benzell, Ralph Blane, Evelyn Case, Nadine Conner, Doris Day, Clark Dennis, Annamary Dickey, Dorothy Donnelly, Eileen Farrell, Virginia Haskins, Dorothy Kirsten, Frances Langford, Jeanette MacDonald, Elaine Malbin, Victor Moore, Patricia Morison, Patrice Munsel, Lucille Norman, Jarmila Novotna, Walter O'Keefe, Irra Petina, Jane Powell, Dorothy Sarnoff, Dinah Shore, Ginny Simms, Jane Stuart Smith, Jo Stafford, Risë Stevens, Gladys Swarthout, Blanche Thebom, Margaret Truman, Dorothy Warenskjold, Margaret Whiting, Eileen Wilson.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: Lawrence and Lee collection of broadcast recordings.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository. In: *L(Special) 88-03.
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Added Author
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989.
Blossom, Henry, 1866-1919.
Bolton, Guy, 1884-1979.
Coward, Noël, 1899-1973.
De Sylva, B. G. (Buddy Gard), 1896-1950.
Fields, Herbert, 1897-1958.
Friml, Rudolf, 1879-1972.
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983.
Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911.
Gresac, Fred de.
Grey, Clifford, 1887-1941.
Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960.
Harbach, Otto, 1873-1963.
Hart, Lorenz, 1895-1943.
Hart, Moss, 1904-1961.
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924.
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945.
Kreisler, Fritz, 1875-1962.
Lawrence, Jerome, 1915-2004.
Lee, Robert Edwin, 1918-1994.
Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948.
Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918-1986.
Mandel, Frank, 1884-1958.
McCarthy, Joseph, 1885-1943.
Porter, Cole, 1891-1964.
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
Romberg, Sigmund, 1887-1951.
Schwab, Lawrence, 1893-1956.
Smith, Harry B. (Harry Bache), 1860-1936.
Stein, Leo, 1861-1921.
Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900.
Thompson, Fred, 1900-1987.
Tierney, Harry, 1894-1965.
Youmans, Vincent, 1898-1946.
MacRae, Gordon. Performer
Ayars, Ann. Performer
Baker, Kenny, 1912-1985, singer.
Bell, Marion. Performer
Bendix, William, 1906-1964. Performer
Benzell, Mimi, 1922-1970. Performer
Blane, Ralph. Performer
Case, Evelyn. Performer
Conner, Nadine. Performer
Day, Doris, 1922-2019, singer.
Dennis, Clark. Performer
Dickey, Annamary. Performer
Donnelly, Dorothy. Performer
Farrell, Eileen, 1920-2002. Performer
Haskins, Virginia. Performer
Kirsten, Dorothy, 1910-1992. Performer
Langford, Frances. Performer
MacDonald, Jeanette, 1903-1965. Performer
Malbin, Elaine. Performer
Moore, Victor. Performer
Morison, Patricia, 1915-2018. Singer
Munsel, Patrice, 1925- Performer
Norman, Lucille. Performer
Novotná, Jarmila, 1907-1994. Performer
O'Keefe, Walter. Performer
Petina, Irra, 1907- Performer
Powell, Jane, 1929-2021. Performer
Sarnoff, Dorothy. Performer
Shore, Dinah, 1917-1994. Performer
Simms, Ginny. Performer
Smith, Jane Stuart. Performer
Stafford, Jo. Performer
Stevens, Risë, 1913- Performer
Swarthout, Gladys, 1904- Performer
Thebom, Blanche. Performer
Truman, Margaret, 1924-2008. Performer
Warenskjold, Dorothy. Performer
Whiting, Margaret. Performer
Wilson, Eileen. Performer
Found In:
p1bc Lawrence, Jerome,1915- Lawrence and Lee collection of broadcast recordings (CStRLIN)NYPW88-A22
Research Call Number
*L (Special) 88-03
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