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Re: RARE EPISODES OF FIVE OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS #poll

Larry Gassman <larrygassman@...>
 

Agreed.
I have a few sets and have not had time to pick the best audio sound with regard to bit rate.
If you add the set, we can take a look and perhaps get a handle on this series.
Larry

At 10:34 AM 5/1/2020, B. J. Watkins wrote:
Larry, why not add all five to the OTRR library and then everybody can listen to them?


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A new poll has been created:

During the past two days I have posted the same article on the above topic to both the Purchasing Group and the Main Group. Thus far only one member has indicated that he would like to be able to hear them. So I am creating a poll to see if any other members would be interested in them. I expect to have them digitized soon, and depending on the cost may mail them on a thumb drive to all members who vote in this poll. As usual, I pressed a wrong key and accidentally created a poll with only two answers. Please ignore that one and if someone like Ryan can delete it, please do. I will now attempt to create one with five answers.

1. AGAINST THE STORM
2. THE BRIGHTER DAY
3. THE GUIDING LIGHT
4. MIDSTREAM
5. JUST PLAIN BILL

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Re: RARE EPISODES OF FIVE OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS #poll

Larry Gassman <larrygassman@...>
 

Agreed.
I have a few sets and have not had time to pick the best audio sound with regard to bit rate.
If you add the set, we can take a look and perhaps get a handle on this series.
Larry

At 10:34 AM 5/1/2020, B. J. Watkins wrote:
Larry, why not add all five to the OTRR library and then everybody can listen to them?


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Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] RARE EPISODES OF FIVE OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS #poll


A new poll has been created:

During the past two days I have posted the same article on the above topic to both the Purchasing Group and the Main Group. Thus far only one member has indicated that he would like to be able to hear them. So I am creating a poll to see if any other members would be interested in them. I expect to have them digitized soon, and depending on the cost may mail them on a thumb drive to all members who vote in this poll. As usual, I pressed a wrong key and accidentally created a poll with only two answers. Please ignore that one and if someone like Ryan can delete it, please do. I will now attempt to create one with five answers.

1. AGAINST THE STORM
2. THE BRIGHTER DAY
3. THE GUIDING LIGHT
4. MIDSTREAM
5. JUST PLAIN BILL

<https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Foldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io%2Fg%2Fmain%2Fvote%3Fpollid%3D13280&data=02%7C01%7C%7Ceadf839832dc48800db608d7ede04093%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637239419712339873&sdata=VPAyDZe%2F8Ivgo8tJTOR3lYlIWswQTL2tfL6ePLXb1bY%3D&reserved=0>Vote Now

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Re: FW: Rare Episodes of Old-Time Radio Soap Operas

Larry Maupin
 

Thank you very much Barbara for your kind words.  I wrote this article with Radiogram specifically in mind because of its subject matter.  But I submitted it twice to radiogram@... and never received so much as an acknowledgement that it was received.  So unless you can detect an error in the email address I used, I assume that the editor must have just deleted it without even reading it.

As for your first message, just sending it to one of the OTRR librarians is not as easy as it may seem.  I have to have it digitized first, and then they have to get around to uploading it.  So I am planning to send a thumb drive with the five episodes on it to everyone who provides me with a mailing address, and if I can't get it digitized I'll just send tapes to everyone who lets me know that he or she has a cassette tape player.

By the way, I have no plans to publish this article anywhere else, so if you think it would be good to have it in Radiogram please give me your advice on how to proceed and I will make another attempt.  I will also copy you on all correspondence I may have with the editor.

Best regards,

Larry

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Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] FW: Rare Episodes of Old-Time Radio Soap Operas

Congratulations on an interesting and well written article, Larry.

Barbara


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Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] FW: Rare Episodes of Old-Time Radio Soap Operas
 





This is an article I have recently completed.  Here is a little background.  Several Years ago I borrowed some cassettes taken from Reel G-763 of the SPERDVAC General Library Catalog containing five soap operas among other programs.  That is probably all the introduction necessary to the study itself, which begins now:  


RARE EPISODES OF OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS

Reel G-763 of the SPERDVAC General Catalog is entitled SPERDVAC OTR SPECIAL and includes episodes of Just Plain Bill, Against the Storm, The Guiding Light, and Midstream.  There is also an uncataloged episode of  The Brighter Day on that reel.

What is interesting about the reel is that most of the soap opera episodes on it do not yet appear to be in general circulation even at this date.  I have perused the Old Time Radio Researchers Library collection to determine if any of these episodes are included among its roughly 86,000 and have ruled out to my complete satisfaction  those of The Brighter Day, Midstream, Just Plain Bill and The Guiding Light.  It would be nice to see these made more widely available to the general public. 

I did find an episode of Just Plain Bill in the OTRR Library collection that is dated only 1946 (no month or day) and was possibly the next one aired after the one titled "Basket of Fruit" on SPERDVAC Reel 763.  It continues the same story line, and helps us narrow the year down to 1946.  I have heard The Guiding Light episode titled "Dinner With Martin Kane" and there is not one by that name in the OTRR Library collection. The Guiding Light has only two untitled episodes in the collection, and I have listened to them and neither of them could conceivably be entitled "Dinner With Martin Kane."  As for Against the Storm, I think it probably is not in the OTRR Library collection because no episode there is titled "Siri Has Lunch With Philip." 

Here are my conclusions.  The episode of The Brighter Day on Reel 763 is not in general circulation at this time.  The episode of Midstream may be more widely circulated but is definitely not in the OTRR Library collection at this time.  I have stated my conclusion about the AGAINST THE STORM episode above.  As for Just Plain Bill and The Guiding Light, their surviving episodes are so widely available that the ones on Reel 763 can possibly be found elsewhere.

As for the episodes themselves, each reflects the overarching themes, the principle characters, the values and the dramatic orientation of the series to which it belongs.  

The episode of The Brighter Day is a good example.  It is not titled because although it is in the SPERDVAC Library collection it is not listed in the catalog.  In my notes I have given it a title of "Stirrings of Spring."  This serial is values-oriented and emphasizes matters of the home and hearth more than the more melodramatic and action-oriented soap operas like Stella Dallas.  The Reverend Richard Dennis, a widower, struggles to provide for his five children on the meager salary that his small but devout congregation can provide him.  The episode broadcast on KLON-FM in Long Beach, California on July 4, 1980 centers on fifteen-year-old Patsy Dennis, whom we find washing her hair one evening, is studious, and considers herself one who is inclined to lead an intellectual life.  But she has learned that Otis J. Hopkins plans to ask her to the prom, which is stirring some romantic thoughts within her.  She interprets the night sounds of frogs and insects as "all mating calls."  Here are a couple of notes that might be of interest: (1) The price of a prom ticket circa 1946 was $2.75; (2) Patsy's brother Grayling is on a bowling team.

Just Plain Bill was named for Bill Davidson, the Barber of Hartville who dispensed haircuts, common sense and sympathy to a generation of the small town's residents.  While some surviving episodes of this serial are character-driven, the majority are steeped in mayhem as one plot line after another finds Bill or his daughter Nancy under attack by an assortment of deranged wrongdoers.  One is even a forerunner of today's mass murderers.  He steals some weaponry and sets about single-handedly trying to eliminate Hartville's entire population.  In the episode on Reel G-763, Bill has been seriously injured at the boat dock by a blow on the head by someone who thinks he may have witnessed the deliberate drowning of Evelyn Groves a few minutes earlier.  Then Judith Seymour, who may have murdered Evelyn over an inheritance, tries to poison Bill by leaving a basket of fruit at his home. 

There are only three surviving episodes of Midstream, but they are remarkable for the wealth of detail they provide about everyday life in 1939 and are rich in social and cultural history.  One of them, in my opinion the best of the three, is not in the OTRR Library collection.  All of them deal with an emotional affair between beautiful Midge Conway, who is unhappily married, and architect Timothy Storey.  One of them was broadcast December 1, 1939 over WMAQ-Chicago and is listed in the SPERDVAC General Catalog on Reel 300.  While her husband Alan is out of town on business, Midge leaves her young son with Alan's parents early one morning and goes horseback riding with Timothy "on a woodland path in the outskirts of the city."  Then they decide to have breakfast  ("eggs, bacon, jam and coffee') at a tavern they come upon at the top of a hill.  While the meal is being prepared they notice an electric player piano and discover that it plays only waltzes.  Timothy puts in a nickel and they dance to "The Beautiful Blue Danube."  Unable to stop themselves, they break into exclamations of love for each other.  The OTR soap opera that dealt most explicitly with outright adultery was The Guiding Light, but this one is clearly headed in that direction.  This episode would make a very nice addition to the two that are presently in the OTRR Library. 

The episode of The Guiding Light on Reel 763 has a remote but fascinating connection with the very roots of the program.  In the early years of the serial the Reverend John Rutledge was the pastor of "the Little Church of Five Points" (Jim Cox, The Great Radio Soap Operas, p.64).  He adopted an orphan named Ned who subsequently married the pastor's daughter Mary.  In the "Dinner With Martin Kane" episode a woman named Myrna who has recently been divorced from Ned is at a restaurant with her employer, who is in love with her.  Myrna has her own radio program on a Los Angeles station, does not love Martin, is very unhappy, and wonders whether she should move back East to seek a better life.  I think The Guiding Light is probably the best long-running old-time radio soap opera in terms of its unflinching willingness to confront controversial and serious issues head on.  It deals with alcohol abuse, mental illness, spousal abuse, adoption and child-rearing, and adultery. 

The acclaimed radio soap opera Against the Storm is set against the background of World War II.  In the episode aired on Friday, March 22, 1940 Professor Jason McKinley Adams, patriarch of the family, is sitting in the garden reading Plato's Republic.  Then Siri, his daughter who is in college, comes outside and tells him she is on her way to have lunch with Philip Cameron, who is her brother-in-law and Professor Adams' son-in-law.  Philip bemoans his unhappy marriage to her sister Christy, and she refuses to side with him or give him sympathy.  Unfortunately, his misery does detract from her enjoyment of the "baked Alaska" she has been devouring.  Note: There is a wonderful piece of internal evidence in this episode that helps date it.  In the middle, a promotion is given for a new radio program called Truth or Consequences that is to debut "tomorrow night" on NBC.  March 23, 1940 is on a Saturday and John Dunning (On the Air, p.682) confirms that to have been the radio program's initial broadcast date.  If prior attempts to date precisely episodes of Against the Storm have proven difficult, this may help in dating them as well.      

 


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Larry Maupin

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Re: FW: Rare Episodes of Old-Time Radio Soap Operas

B. J. Watkins
 

Congratulations on an interesting and well written article, Larry.

Barbara


From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> on behalf of Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:35 AM
To: 'Main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io' <Main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] FW: Rare Episodes of Old-Time Radio Soap Operas
 





This is an article I have recently completed.  Here is a little background.  Several Years ago I borrowed some cassettes taken from Reel G-763 of the SPERDVAC General Library Catalog containing five soap operas among other programs.  That is probably all the introduction necessary to the study itself, which begins now:  


RARE EPISODES OF OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS

Reel G-763 of the SPERDVAC General Catalog is entitled SPERDVAC OTR SPECIAL and includes episodes of Just Plain Bill, Against the Storm, The Guiding Light, and Midstream.  There is also an uncataloged episode of  The Brighter Day on that reel.

What is interesting about the reel is that most of the soap opera episodes on it do not yet appear to be in general circulation even at this date.  I have perused the Old Time Radio Researchers Library collection to determine if any of these episodes are included among its roughly 86,000 and have ruled out to my complete satisfaction  those of The Brighter Day, Midstream, Just Plain Bill and The Guiding Light.  It would be nice to see these made more widely available to the general public. 

I did find an episode of Just Plain Bill in the OTRR Library collection that is dated only 1946 (no month or day) and was possibly the next one aired after the one titled "Basket of Fruit" on SPERDVAC Reel 763.  It continues the same story line, and helps us narrow the year down to 1946.  I have heard The Guiding Light episode titled "Dinner With Martin Kane" and there is not one by that name in the OTRR Library collection. The Guiding Light has only two untitled episodes in the collection, and I have listened to them and neither of them could conceivably be entitled "Dinner With Martin Kane."  As for Against the Storm, I think it probably is not in the OTRR Library collection because no episode there is titled "Siri Has Lunch With Philip." 

Here are my conclusions.  The episode of The Brighter Day on Reel 763 is not in general circulation at this time.  The episode of Midstream may be more widely circulated but is definitely not in the OTRR Library collection at this time.  I have stated my conclusion about the AGAINST THE STORM episode above.  As for Just Plain Bill and The Guiding Light, their surviving episodes are so widely available that the ones on Reel 763 can possibly be found elsewhere.

As for the episodes themselves, each reflects the overarching themes, the principle characters, the values and the dramatic orientation of the series to which it belongs.  

The episode of The Brighter Day is a good example.  It is not titled because although it is in the SPERDVAC Library collection it is not listed in the catalog.  In my notes I have given it a title of "Stirrings of Spring."  This serial is values-oriented and emphasizes matters of the home and hearth more than the more melodramatic and action-oriented soap operas like Stella Dallas.  The Reverend Richard Dennis, a widower, struggles to provide for his five children on the meager salary that his small but devout congregation can provide him.  The episode broadcast on KLON-FM in Long Beach, California on July 4, 1980 centers on fifteen-year-old Patsy Dennis, whom we find washing her hair one evening, is studious, and considers herself one who is inclined to lead an intellectual life.  But she has learned that Otis J. Hopkins plans to ask her to the prom, which is stirring some romantic thoughts within her.  She interprets the night sounds of frogs and insects as "all mating calls."  Here are a couple of notes that might be of interest: (1) The price of a prom ticket circa 1946 was $2.75; (2) Patsy's brother Grayling is on a bowling team.

Just Plain Bill was named for Bill Davidson, the Barber of Hartville who dispensed haircuts, common sense and sympathy to a generation of the small town's residents.  While some surviving episodes of this serial are character-driven, the majority are steeped in mayhem as one plot line after another finds Bill or his daughter Nancy under attack by an assortment of deranged wrongdoers.  One is even a forerunner of today's mass murderers.  He steals some weaponry and sets about single-handedly trying to eliminate Hartville's entire population.  In the episode on Reel G-763, Bill has been seriously injured at the boat dock by a blow on the head by someone who thinks he may have witnessed the deliberate drowning of Evelyn Groves a few minutes earlier.  Then Judith Seymour, who may have murdered Evelyn over an inheritance, tries to poison Bill by leaving a basket of fruit at his home. 

There are only three surviving episodes of Midstream, but they are remarkable for the wealth of detail they provide about everyday life in 1939 and are rich in social and cultural history.  One of them, in my opinion the best of the three, is not in the OTRR Library collection.  All of them deal with an emotional affair between beautiful Midge Conway, who is unhappily married, and architect Timothy Storey.  One of them was broadcast December 1, 1939 over WMAQ-Chicago and is listed in the SPERDVAC General Catalog on Reel 300.  While her husband Alan is out of town on business, Midge leaves her young son with Alan's parents early one morning and goes horseback riding with Timothy "on a woodland path in the outskirts of the city."  Then they decide to have breakfast  ("eggs, bacon, jam and coffee') at a tavern they come upon at the top of a hill.  While the meal is being prepared they notice an electric player piano and discover that it plays only waltzes.  Timothy puts in a nickel and they dance to "The Beautiful Blue Danube."  Unable to stop themselves, they break into exclamations of love for each other.  The OTR soap opera that dealt most explicitly with outright adultery was The Guiding Light, but this one is clearly headed in that direction.  This episode would make a very nice addition to the two that are presently in the OTRR Library. 

The episode of The Guiding Light on Reel 763 has a remote but fascinating connection with the very roots of the program.  In the early years of the serial the Reverend John Rutledge was the pastor of "the Little Church of Five Points" (Jim Cox, The Great Radio Soap Operas, p.64).  He adopted an orphan named Ned who subsequently married the pastor's daughter Mary.  In the "Dinner With Martin Kane" episode a woman named Myrna who has recently been divorced from Ned is at a restaurant with her employer, who is in love with her.  Myrna has her own radio program on a Los Angeles station, does not love Martin, is very unhappy, and wonders whether she should move back East to seek a better life.  I think The Guiding Light is probably the best long-running old-time radio soap opera in terms of its unflinching willingness to confront controversial and serious issues head on.  It deals with alcohol abuse, mental illness, spousal abuse, adoption and child-rearing, and adultery. 

The acclaimed radio soap opera Against the Storm is set against the background of World War II.  In the episode aired on Friday, March 22, 1940 Professor Jason McKinley Adams, patriarch of the family, is sitting in the garden reading Plato's Republic.  Then Siri, his daughter who is in college, comes outside and tells him she is on her way to have lunch with Philip Cameron, who is her brother-in-law and Professor Adams' son-in-law.  Philip bemoans his unhappy marriage to her sister Christy, and she refuses to side with him or give him sympathy.  Unfortunately, his misery does detract from her enjoyment of the "baked Alaska" she has been devouring.  Note: There is a wonderful piece of internal evidence in this episode that helps date it.  In the middle, a promotion is given for a new radio program called Truth or Consequences that is to debut "tomorrow night" on NBC.  March 23, 1940 is on a Saturday and John Dunning (On the Air, p.682) confirms that to have been the radio program's initial broadcast date.  If prior attempts to date precisely episodes of Against the Storm have proven difficult, this may help in dating them as well.      

 


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--
Larry Maupin


Re: RARE EPISODES OF FIVE OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS #poll

Ryan Ellett
 

I agree, I think there's interest in all. I picked the one I'd never heard of.
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


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www.OTRRLibrary.org



On Friday, May 1, 2020, 12:35:00 PM CDT, B. J. Watkins <kinseyfan@...> wrote:


Larry, why not add all five to the OTRR library and then everybody can listen to them?


From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> on behalf of Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...>
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 7:59 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] RARE EPISODES OF FIVE OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS #poll
 

A new poll has been created:

During the past two days I have posted the same article on the above topic to both the Purchasing Group and the Main Group.  Thus far only one member has indicated that he would like to be able to hear them.  So I am creating a poll to see if any other members would be interested in them.  I expect to have them digitized soon, and depending on the cost may mail them on a thumb drive to all members who vote in this poll.  As usual, I pressed a wrong key and accidentally created a poll with only two answers.  Please ignore that one and if someone like Ryan can delete it, please do.  I will now attempt to create one with five answers.

1. AGAINST THE STORM
2. THE BRIGHTER DAY
3. THE GUIDING LIGHT
4. MIDSTREAM
5. JUST PLAIN BILL

Vote Now

Do not reply to this message to vote in the poll. You can vote in polls only through the group's website.


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Larry Maupin


Re: "Life" shows

K & J Hammel
 

Ryan,

I'll see if I can dig out my CDs and see what I have, if the CDs are good.  I'd gotten them from a different group than Otree but don't recall which one.  My dad was still living at the time, and remembered the show from his youth, so I went looking for them.

I'll let you know if I find anything useful.

Kathy

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 10:51:51 AM PDT, Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...> wrote:


Henry and Kathy, 
I agree, Life With Luigi would be a popular series to work on. Maybe one place to start would be comparing the shows you have with what is currently in the OTRR library (otrrlibrary.org). I have a few shows from other sources but that is often where I start when pulling shows for a set. 

Kathy, I wonder if OTree did a set years and years ago (you probably remember that distro group!). I had a lot of their stuff; unfortunately I ditched all my CDs about 5 years ago so all the material I had when I got into the hobby is gone. 

Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


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

www.OTRR.org
www.OTRRLibrary.org



On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:36:46 PM CDT, Otrman (Henry) <otrman@...> wrote:


I have some 150 episodes in my collection from 1948 to early 1950s.  I can share them using Dropbox if needed.  Henry

 

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Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:17 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] "Life" shows

 

I don't recall getting those from any of the OTRR groups, but did get them somewhere from various distros over the years, so I may have them on CD. However, my CDs are pretty elderly and many no longer spin up.  I'd love for us to put those on the to do list, especially Life with Luigi.

 

Kathy

 

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 02:16:51 PM PDT, Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...> wrote:

 

 

Looking through the list of Certified and Maintained sets I don't see any indication that either Life of Riley or Life With Luigi have ever been put out by the OTRR. Does this sound right? Those are both very popular series with a manageable number of episodes. I'm surprised they haven't been compiled. Does anyone remember doing any initial work toward either set? They might need to go on out to-do list down the road.
Ryan


Re: RARE EPISODES OF FIVE OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS #poll

B. J. Watkins
 

Larry, why not add all five to the OTRR library and then everybody can listen to them?


From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> on behalf of Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...>
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 7:59 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] RARE EPISODES OF FIVE OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS #poll
 

A new poll has been created:

During the past two days I have posted the same article on the above topic to both the Purchasing Group and the Main Group.  Thus far only one member has indicated that he would like to be able to hear them.  So I am creating a poll to see if any other members would be interested in them.  I expect to have them digitized soon, and depending on the cost may mail them on a thumb drive to all members who vote in this poll.  As usual, I pressed a wrong key and accidentally created a poll with only two answers.  Please ignore that one and if someone like Ryan can delete it, please do.  I will now attempt to create one with five answers.

1. AGAINST THE STORM
2. THE BRIGHTER DAY
3. THE GUIDING LIGHT
4. MIDSTREAM
5. JUST PLAIN BILL

Vote Now

Do not reply to this message to vote in the poll. You can vote in polls only through the group's website.


--
Larry Maupin


Re: RARE EPISODES OF FIVE OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS #poll

Richard Davenport
 

Larry, I am at 6514 Ravendale Lane, Dallas, Texas 75214.  If you want to save costs, just upload them to me.  I use transfer now.  See link below.  It is free up to a certain size of file (4gb I believe).  Thanks for doing this.  I have a massive library that I am gradually working thru. 

Rick





Labor ipse voluptas


On Friday, May 1, 2020, 12:17:39 PM CDT, Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:


Hello Richard.  Thank you for your kind words.  Please send me your mailing address and I will get them to you as soon as possible.  Also, in case I can't get them digitized locally, let me know if you have a cassette tape player.

Larry

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From: "Richard Davenport"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday May 1 2020 1:11:12PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] RARE EPISODES OF FIVE OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS

Please send the soap opera episodes to me and I will add them to my archives.

Richard

Labor ipse voluptas


On Friday, May 1, 2020, 12:08:45 PM CDT, Jo <railbird@...> wrote:


I second Jackie's comments.  While I haven't written before, I have greatly enjoyed your posts, Larry.

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Larry Maupin


Re: RARE EPISODES OF 5 OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS #poll

Richard Davenport
 

Larry Maupin,
Save the money.  Just use one of those file uploading services that have free access on the web.  All you need is an email.  You upload the files and then the recipient gets a link to grab the files. 

Rick

Labor ipse voluptas


On Friday, May 1, 2020, 9:45:33 AM CDT, Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:


A new poll has been created:

This poll is for members who enjoy listening to old-time radio soap operas.  Yesterday I posted an article to this group mentioning that I have five episodes of old-time radio soap operas on cassette tapes that are not in the OTRR Library collection at this time,  Wednesday I posted it to the Purchasing Group.  So far only one person has replied indicating that he would like to be able to listen to these episodes.  So I am creating this poll to see if there are any other members who would like to have them available. I am giving a choice for each of the five below.  Please vote for the one that you would most like to hear.  I plan to have these digitized and placed on thumb drives as soon as a business in my neighborhood is allowed to reopen by our governor here in Ohio.  Then, depending upon the cost of s thumb drive and the number of members who respond to this poll, I may mail a drive to everyone who responds to this poll.  So happy voting!

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Re: RARE EPISODES OF FIVE OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS #poll

Larry Maupin
 

Hello Richard.  Thank you for your kind words.  Please send me your mailing address and I will get them to you as soon as possible.  Also, in case I can't get them digitized locally, let me know if you have a cassette tape player.

Larry

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Please send the soap opera episodes to me and I will add them to my archives.

Richard

Labor ipse voluptas


On Friday, May 1, 2020, 12:08:45 PM CDT, Jo <railbird@...> wrote:


I second Jackie's comments.  While I haven't written before, I have greatly enjoyed your posts, Larry.

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Re: Here’s Flash Casey 1938

Scott Galley
 

Hi Claire!

The appropriately titled "Murder With Pictures" (1935). I read a dog-eared copy from the 1980's, but picked up a beautiful slip covered first edition years ago, quite inexpensively, if memory serves.

Most of George Harmon Coxe's books were also issued as stunning Dell Mapback pocketbooks (expensive) and hardcover bookclub editions (cheap), which don't have value on the collector's market, but who cares? They're usually found easily on eBay and look great on a shelf, along with being a grand read.


Yours faithfully,
Scott


Re: RARE EPISODES OF FIVE OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS #poll

Richard Davenport
 

Please send the soap opera episodes to me and I will add them to my archives.

Richard

Labor ipse voluptas


On Friday, May 1, 2020, 12:08:45 PM CDT, Jo <railbird@...> wrote:


I second Jackie's comments.  While I haven't written before, I have greatly enjoyed your posts, Larry.


Re: RARE EPISODES OF FIVE OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS #poll

Jo
 

I second Jackie's comments.  While I haven't written before, I have greatly enjoyed your posts, Larry.


Re: Here’s Flash Casey 1938

C. Nava
 

Hi Scott,

I love old mysteries! Thanks for an author I haven’t read yet. Which book comes first in the Kent Murdoch series?

Claire
Eglantyne2@...


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I am a HUGE fan of George Harmon Coxe, and have read a number of his mysteries. Interestingly, Flash Casey is not his only newspaper photographer cum amateur sleuth. His first (and arguably, his best) is a character named Kent Murdock. He appeared in many, many mores stories than Flash Casey did. The novels are uniformly excellent. I don't think the character was ever in any other media. I've always found it odd that you'd have two characters that were identical in so many ways, but what do i know? 

Interestingly, it was a cassette of Casey Crime Photographer ("Christmas Shopping", which we listen to faithfully, every holiday season - I know it like the back of my hand) that got me into old time radio, which got me into crime novels of the 1930's-1950's, which got me into early television crime shows, which... one dot connects to another.

There was also a novel about Casey, Ann Williams and Ethelbert, entitled Dead Heat (1950), by Paul Ayres. A 'novelization', based on one of the radio episodes. I know which one, but can't remember just now. See the photo attached.

I've had the book for well over a decade but have yet to read it. Once I'm done 'Boys Will Be Boys" (1947), maybe I'll crack the spine of this one. We shall see.

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Yours faithfully,
Scott


Re: RARE EPISODES OF FIVE OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS #poll

jackies@tularosa.net
 

Larry:

I tried to vote for all 5 of them but it wold not work so I put Just Plain Bill down.  But I would love to listen to all of them.  I know my daughter and daughter-in-law would love to hear them also.

Sincerly
Jackie Schlageter


RARE EPISODES OF FIVE OLD-TIME RADIO SOAP OPERAS #poll

Larry Maupin
 

During the past two days I have posted the same article on the above topic to both the Purchasing Group and the Main Group.  Thus far only one member has indicated that he would like to be able to hear them.  So I am creating a poll to see if any other members would be interested in them.  I expect to have them digitized soon, and depending on the cost may mail them on a thumb drive to all members who vote in this poll.  As usual, I pressed a wrong key and accidentally created a poll with only two answers.  Please ignore that one and if someone like Ryan can delete it, please do.  I will now attempt to create one with five answers.

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Re: Philip Marlowe shows

BrianWest2@...
 

sure, as long as you don't need them right away

Brian


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Thanks, Brian! You up for some more?
Ryan

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On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 01:04:25 PM CDT, BrianWest2 via groups.io <brianwest2@...> wrote:


Hi Ryan,

I finished listening to the shows:
Philip Marlowe 1949-10-01 052 The Tale Of The Mermaid - fine
Philip Marlowe 1949-10-08 053 The Open Window (AFRS) - fine except that the end credit music is a little distorted(at least to my old ears)
Philip Marlowe 1949-10-08 053 The Open Window - fine
Philip Marlowe 1949-10-15 054 The Strangle Hold - fine
Philip Marlowe 1949-10-22 055 The Smokeout - I hearse some type of background noise in 2nd half of show, and the end credits seem to cut off short

Brian



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Re: Philip Marlowe shows

Ryan Ellett
 

Thanks, Brian! You up for some more?
Ryan

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On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 01:04:25 PM CDT, BrianWest2 via groups.io <brianwest2@...> wrote:


Hi Ryan,

I finished listening to the shows:
Philip Marlowe 1949-10-01 052 The Tale Of The Mermaid - fine
Philip Marlowe 1949-10-08 053 The Open Window (AFRS) - fine except that the end credit music is a little distorted(at least to my old ears)
Philip Marlowe 1949-10-08 053 The Open Window - fine
Philip Marlowe 1949-10-15 054 The Strangle Hold - fine
Philip Marlowe 1949-10-22 055 The Smokeout - I hearse some type of background noise in 2nd half of show, and the end credits seem to cut off short

Brian



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Philip Marlowe shows

BrianWest2@...
 

Hi Ryan,

I finished listening to the shows:
Philip Marlowe 1949-10-01 052 The Tale Of The Mermaid - fine
Philip Marlowe 1949-10-08 053 The Open Window (AFRS) - fine except that the end credit music is a little distorted(at least to my old ears)
Philip Marlowe 1949-10-08 053 The Open Window - fine
Philip Marlowe 1949-10-15 054 The Strangle Hold - fine
Philip Marlowe 1949-10-22 055 The Smokeout - I hearse some type of background noise in 2nd half of show, and the end credits seem to cut off short

Brian



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Re: "Life" shows

Otrman (Henry)
 

Hello Ryan,

 

I will make what I have available on Dropbox and send the links to either you or Kathy as directed.  Happy to help.  Henry

 

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Henry and Kathy, 

I agree, Life With Luigi would be a popular series to work on. Maybe one place to start would be comparing the shows you have with what is currently in the OTRR library (otrrlibrary.org). I have a few shows from other sources but that is often where I start when pulling shows for a set. 

 

Kathy, I wonder if OTree did a set years and years ago (you probably remember that distro group!). I had a lot of their stuff; unfortunately I ditched all my CDs about 5 years ago so all the material I had when I got into the hobby is gone. 

 

Ryan

 

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On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:36:46 PM CDT, Otrman (Henry) <otrman@...> wrote:

 

 

I have some 150 episodes in my collection from 1948 to early 1950s.  I can share them using Dropbox if needed.  Henry

 

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I don't recall getting those from any of the OTRR groups, but did get them somewhere from various distros over the years, so I may have them on CD. However, my CDs are pretty elderly and many no longer spin up.  I'd love for us to put those on the to do list, especially Life with Luigi.

 

Kathy

 

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 02:16:51 PM PDT, Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...> wrote:

 

 

Looking through the list of Certified and Maintained sets I don't see any indication that either Life of Riley or Life With Luigi have ever been put out by the OTRR. Does this sound right? Those are both very popular series with a manageable number of episodes. I'm surprised they haven't been compiled. Does anyone remember doing any initial work toward either set? They might need to go on out to-do list down the road.
Ryan