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Jack Benny Question

Brian Kavanaugh
 

Question asked on our YouTube channel:
Did the script writers come up with the “poems” that Mary would read, or did Mary write them herself?
This was asked on the 10/03/1937 fourth (Jello) season opener episode, but I assume is meant generically. My assumption is that they were usually provided by the writers.


Re: ID NOT receive the 3 New AMOS & ANDY link

Ryan Ellett
 

Nevermind, I see you meant episodes 309-311. I'll send you a private link.
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


The Old Time Radio Researchers
"Saving the Past for the Future"




On Sunday, March 20, 2022, 09:39:49 PM CDT, Park Lawrence <plawrence@...> wrote:


 Park Lawrence
3/16/21   #2907  

"I Sent my $20 thru PayPal! Looking forward to hearing these shows! Park"

I DID NOT receive the 3 New AMOS & ANDY link. Had some computer problems around that time. I just found an old post about #309, 310, and 311. Would like to get my donations worth. Park


Re: ID NOT receive the 3 New AMOS & ANDY link

Ryan Ellett
 

Park, do you have the dates for those posts? I looked at posts 309-311 in this group and I don't see anything about Amos n Andy. I don't recall this specific offering and am trying to refresh my memory.
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


The Old Time Radio Researchers
"Saving the Past for the Future"




On Sunday, March 20, 2022, 09:39:49 PM CDT, Park Lawrence <plawrence@...> wrote:


 Park Lawrence
3/16/21   #2907  

"I Sent my $20 thru PayPal! Looking forward to hearing these shows! Park"

I DID NOT receive the 3 New AMOS & ANDY link. Had some computer problems around that time. I just found an old post about #309, 310, and 311. Would like to get my donations worth. Park


ID NOT receive the 3 New AMOS & ANDY link

Park Lawrence
 

 Park Lawrence
3/16/21   

"I Sent my $20 thru PayPal! Looking forward to hearing these shows! Park"

I DID NOT receive the 3 New AMOS & ANDY link. Had some computer problems around that time. I just found an old post about #309, 310, and 311. Would like to get my donations worth. Park


Re: Firefighters v2203 #updated-distro

Jim Wood
 

Thank you Ryan, another great effort by you all.

 

JUim

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2022 3:52 PM
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Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Firefighters v2203 #updated-distro

 

Note, this is the entire 195-episode run. For a long time we've only had the first 150 episodes or so. So if you only have previous releases you'll want this update without a doubt! These new episodes are some of the first fruits of OTRR's participation in the purchase, transportation, and digitizing of the Joe Hehn collection. Thanks to all those who contributed time and money along the way for that project. 

Ryan

 

 

 

The Old Time Radio Researchers

"Saving the Past for the Future"

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, March 19, 2022, 09:39:47 AM CDT, Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io <brian@...> wrote:

 

 

An updated set for the series Firefighters was announced in the distro group, https://oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io/g/OTRRDistroGroup/.


Re: Theater Five #60 "The Sacrifice" -- assistance in detecting Biblical references in the story needed

Joe Webb
 

I'm stumped by the "Red Rapids," too. It could refer to blood in the Nile River or any other body of water of the times. The Nile does have some rapids through its length. But the Abraham-Isaac narrative does not take place there, so it is likely some obscure reference that might have personal significance to Blau and not related to the narrative.
Blau lived in Nova Scotia at this point in his career, and he had made reference to a landmark there in a prior script. There is a "Red Rapids" town in New Brunswick in an out-of-the-way place, and there's no indication he went there in the time he lived in eastern Canada and the Maritimes.

Ken Narde added this to his notes on FB:
"Giving and taking away..." that may be a reference to a verse in the book of Job..(Job 1:21)

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Re: Theater Five #60 "The Sacrifice" -- assistance in detecting Biblical references in the story needed

Joe Webb
 
Edited

THANKS SCOTT -- perhaps we'll get more input later that adds to the discussion -- this was so helpful

On the OTRR FB page, this was posted this morning:
Kenneth J Narde
Abraham's wife in the Bible account is Sarah, in the episode Abbie's wife is Sally.The Biblical account is Genesis Chapter 22, verses 1-19.The only other paralell i heard ,was that Ira willingly went along with his father as did Isaac in the scripture, and after Abraham showed his loyalty God did not ask him to go through with it. The 'turnaround' ending is the authors own.



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Re: Theater Five #60 "The Sacrifice" -- assistance in detecting Biblical references in the story needed

Scott Mahan
 

Well, actually the whole phrase for the name of the alter in Genesis 33:20 is “El Elohe Israel”. Which, El being used in this case as God’s given name, you see translated in most Bible version as “God”, “the god of” “Israel”. (Which makes not a lot of sense to the English language reader.)

Anyway …. If he’d really meant the "mighty God" context I think he’d have called the character “L.L. O’Hay”. Since he only used the middle part, it’s really more like “little god”, which is certainly how the character in this episode behaves.

 

There aren’t a lot of potential other references in the story.

“Sally” could easily have been “Sarah” but he didn’t go there for some reason. Although I guess it’s about as close as “Ira” is to “Isaac”.

“Red Rapids” doesn’t seem to have any connection to Moriah but it’s a very specific-sounding name. Maybe there’s something there that I’m missing.

And, of course, atomic fire = burning alter is pretty obvious but “Red Rapids” still bothers me. Seems like it ought to mean something.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Webb via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2022 2:28 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Theater Five #60 "The Sacrifice" -- assistance in detecting Biblical references in the story needed

 

Theater Five episode #60 "The Sacrifice" was written by Raphael David Blau. He wrote for radio starting in the mid-1940s and also movies and TV. He was known for using his studies in psychology for plotlines, but also used religious themes for plot ideas. Blau's father was a prominent rabbi, so he was very familiar with Scriptures as part of the family's observant religious life.

Blau used the Genesis account of Abraham and Isaac as a foundation for this particular Theater Five script. He adapted the names to Abbie and Ira for the father and son. He also used phonetic Hebrew for a character name. The story is set in a corporation, and the boss is Mr. "L.O. Hay," and from what I have been able to learn, "el elohe" can be translated as "mighty God." Perhaps someone can detect other Scriptural references in Blau's plotline, dialogue, and character names? Help via replies to this post or as private messages would be greatly appreciated! A recording of the episode is at https://we.tl/t-w5pCX6XiHc Blau's writing in other episodes of this series has been fascinating. Thanks so very much!

The Theater Five project continues with daily posts of episodes in upgraded sound and details of casts and plotlines. Join us! https://theaterfive.blogspot.com/
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Theater Five #60 "The Sacrifice" -- assistance in detecting Biblical references in the story needed

Joe Webb
 

Theater Five episode #60 "The Sacrifice" was written by Raphael David Blau. He wrote for radio starting in the mid-1940s and also movies and TV. He was known for using his studies in psychology for plotlines, but also used religious themes for plot ideas. Blau's father was a prominent rabbi, so he was very familiar with Scriptures as part of the family's observant religious life.

Blau used the Genesis account of Abraham and Isaac as a foundation for this particular Theater Five script. He adapted the names to Abbie and Ira for the father and son. He also used phonetic Hebrew for a character name. The story is set in a corporation, and the boss is Mr. "L.O. Hay," and from what I have been able to learn, "el elohe" can be translated as "mighty God." Perhaps someone can detect other Scriptural references in Blau's plotline, dialogue, and character names? Help via replies to this post or as private messages would be greatly appreciated! A recording of the episode is at https://we.tl/t-w5pCX6XiHc Blau's writing in other episodes of this series has been fascinating. Thanks so very much!

The Theater Five project continues with daily posts of episodes in upgraded sound and details of casts and plotlines. Join us! https://theaterfive.blogspot.com/
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Re: Firefighters v2203 #updated-distro

Ryan Ellett
 

Note, this is the entire 195-episode run. For a long time we've only had the first 150 episodes or so. So if you only have previous releases you'll want this update without a doubt! These new episodes are some of the first fruits of OTRR's participation in the purchase, transportation, and digitizing of the Joe Hehn collection. Thanks to all those who contributed time and money along the way for that project. 
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


The Old Time Radio Researchers
"Saving the Past for the Future"




On Saturday, March 19, 2022, 09:39:47 AM CDT, Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io <brian@...> wrote:


An updated set for the series Firefighters was announced in the distro group, https://oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io/g/OTRRDistroGroup/.


Dropbox/OneDrive/pCloud - Firefighters v2203 #updated-distro

Brian Kavanaugh
 

An updated set for the series Firefighters was announced in the distro group, https://oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io/g/OTRRDistroGroup/.


Re: tracing the sound history of DUN DUN DUNNNN sound

K & J Hammel
 

Thanks for sharing this. It was a fun little story. For those who don’t wanna have to listen through the things that come before, this story starts at about 36 1/2 minutes in on the podcast and goes to about 41 minutes in. Really worth listening to for those who are fans of old time radio and the classic sting.


On Mar 12, 2022, at 11:18 AM, Eric Floden <eric.f99999@...> wrote:

I heard this on CBC show Day 6 today -- it was pretty interesting. It references OTR radio researcher...

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/stuck-super-yachts-the-letter-z-in-russia-owning-colours-as-nfts-covid-19-vaccine-inhaler-and-more-1.6380640

EricF
Vancouver DUN DUN DUNNN BC
OK, I used it wrong...


tracing the sound history of DUN DUN DUNNNN sound

Eric Floden
 

I heard this on CBC show Day 6 today -- it was pretty interesting. It references OTR radio researcher...

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/stuck-super-yachts-the-letter-z-in-russia-owning-colours-as-nfts-covid-19-vaccine-inhaler-and-more-1.6380640

EricF
Vancouver DUN DUN DUNNN BC
OK, I used it wrong...


Re: Dropbox/OneDrive/pCloud - If Freedom Failed curated v. 2203 #new-distro #curated

Brian Kavanaugh
 

Hi Max,

The set has 26 promos, one for each episode. All the episodes and promos are flac.

On Wed, Mar 9, 2022 at 2:20 AM Max Schmid <mschmid@...> wrote:
Does the IF FREEDOM FAILED set contain all the promos for the show?? I have them if they are not included.


Re: Dropbox/OneDrive/pCloud - If Freedom Failed curated v. 2203 #new-distro #curated

Max Schmid
 

Does the IF FREEDOM FAILED set contain all the promos for the show?? I have them if they are not included.


Re: Dropbox/OneDrive/pCloud - If Freedom Failed curated v. 2203 #new-distro #curated

Park Lawrence
 

Thanks Brian, Park

On Mar 8, 2022, at 9:24 AM, Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io <brian@...> wrote:

Good morning, Park,

I no longer have it up in my shares, but the updated set is on archive.orghttps://archive.org/details/OTRR_Certified_Dangerous_Assignment


On Tue, Mar 8, 2022 at 9:18 AM Park Lawrence <plawrence@...> wrote:
Brian, Can I get part 1 & 2 of dangerous assignment. I down loaded the program, but somehow I ended up with 3 of part 3. I am just checking your work against my list. I discovered one episode that I did not have. It was a senior moment mistake. Thanks, PArK W LaWReNCe, ThAt CHeM gUY

On Mar 5, 2022, at 6:56 AM, Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io <brian@...> wrote:

A new curated set for the series If Freedom Failed was announced in the distro group, https://oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io/g/OTRRDistroGroup/.





Re: Dropbox/OneDrive/pCloud - If Freedom Failed curated v. 2203 #new-distro #curated

Brian Kavanaugh
 

Good morning, Park,

I no longer have it up in my shares, but the updated set is on archive.orghttps://archive.org/details/OTRR_Certified_Dangerous_Assignment


On Tue, Mar 8, 2022 at 9:18 AM Park Lawrence <plawrence@...> wrote:
Brian, Can I get part 1 & 2 of dangerous assignment. I down loaded the program, but somehow I ended up with 3 of part 3. I am just checking your work against my list. I discovered one episode that I did not have. It was a senior moment mistake. Thanks, PArK W LaWReNCe, ThAt CHeM gUY

On Mar 5, 2022, at 6:56 AM, Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io <brian@...> wrote:

A new curated set for the series If Freedom Failed was announced in the distro group, https://oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io/g/OTRRDistroGroup/.


Re: Dropbox/OneDrive/pCloud - If Freedom Failed curated v. 2203 #new-distro #curated

Park Lawrence
 

Brian, Can I get part 1 & 2 of dangerous assignment. I down loaded the program, but somehow I ended up with 3 of part 3. I am just checking your work against my list. I discovered one episode that I did not have. It was a senior moment mistake. Thanks, PArK W LaWReNCe, ThAt CHeM gUY

On Mar 5, 2022, at 6:56 AM, Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io <brian@...> wrote:

A new curated set for the series If Freedom Failed was announced in the distro group, https://oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io/g/OTRRDistroGroup/.


Re: Dropbox/OneDrive/pCloud - If Freedom Failed curated v. 2203 #new-distro #curated

Joe Webb
 

An impressive list of stars participated in these productions. Here is a list of the recordings:
01 A Matter of Fact (Gregory Peck, Raymond Burr)
02 The Ballplayers (James Whitmore)
03 The Pledge (Jeffrey Silver)
04 The Heavens Fall (Mark Stevens)
05 Danse Macabre (Lloyd Nolan)
06 The Traitor (J Carrol Naish)
07 The Bishop of Springfield (Thomas Gomez)
08 Tears for Miss Bishop (Mercedes McCambridge, Raymond Burr)
09 Suicide By Order (John McIntire)
10 The Monkey's Cage (Walter Kingsford)
11 No Escape (Mala Powers, Raymond Burr)
12 Springfield Revisited (Jay Novello)
13 Circulation (Jeff Chandler)
14 Enemy of the People (George Macready)
15 No Other Way (Mary Anderson)
16 Sapphire Anniversary (John Dehner, Peggy Webber)
17 The Lenin Prize (Pat McGeehan)
18 Trial and Terror (Stanley Waxman)
19 Delirium (Carlton Young)
20 Your Loving Son, Mike (Jeffrey Silver, Lou Krugman)
21 Prescription For Murder (David Brian)
22 The Man Who Died Twice (Hans Conried)
23 The Valley of the Shadow (Don Randolph)
24 Handicap (Sheldon Leonard)
25 The Toss-Up (Dana Andrews)
26 The Union Killer (Jack Webb)

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Stories of the Pacific Powerland

Ryan Ellett
 

OTRR has 45 episodes of Stories of Pacific Powerland (Incorrectly titled Tales of Pacific Powerland in our library), 391-435. Does anyone have further episodes of this series? My research so far indicates about 1,300 were aired between 1961 and 1977 in the Northwest region.
Ryan

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