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Henry Morgan - Pgm 20

June 18th, 2010

I'm pleased to offer up on the blog an episode of "The Henry Morgan Show", a kind of hard to find series.  Morgan had a difficult relationship with his sponsors in the radio era, often very pointedly satirizing their products on his show.  You might think of him as a more mean spirited Fred Allen.  Gerald Nachman, author of "Raised on Radio" noted, "If Fred Allen bit the hand that fed him, Henry Morgan tried to bite off the whole arm."

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Program 20 in the series as broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio Service was originally heard November 5, 1947 on ABC.  Gerard (Arnold Stang), Henry's friend from New York, talks about his visit to Hollywood.  Lorraine Burton and her cocker spaniel Dooley sing "Sugar Blues" and "Uncle Henry" reads the comics pages to the kiddies (actually, the comic ads at the bottom of the pages).  The March of Science looks at the discovery of weather and then we wrap up with a short sketch about two ad men.  The show features Bernie Green and his Orchestra.

Our program was digitized from an original AFRS vinyl transcription.  The date is from the disc matrix.

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  • allan feldberg

    THIS SEEMS TO BE A PROGRAM COMPOSED MOSTLY OF HenryMorganShow471105_The_Discovery_of_Weather. AND SELECTIONS USED TO REPLACE THE THREE EVERSHARP-SHICK AD’S [ONE BY MORGAN, AND TWO [PLUS TAIL END SIGN OFF] BY JAY STUART [OR STEWART]. THIS WAS BETTER THAN MOST AFRS OR LATER USAFRTS SHOWS THAT REPLACED UP TO 14 MINUTES OF EXCISED SHOW WITH SOMETIMES UNRELATED MUSIC.

    HenryMorganShow471105_01 FROM HOLLYWOOD DEMAND FOR STUDIO TICKETS DUE TO COLD CA WEATHER .txt HenryMorganShow471105_02 GERARD [STANG] IN HOLLYWOOD .txt HenryMorganShow471105_04 LORRAINE BURDEN AND COCKER SPANIEL DOOLEY DUET SUGAR BLUES.txt FROM HenryMorganShow471105_The_Discovery_of_Weather. 27.42 .mp3

    HenryMorganShow470604_05 UNCLE HENRY READS THE [ADVERTISING] FUNNIES .txt FROM HenryMorganShow470604_Morgans_Around_the_World_Listening_Post 28.00.mp3

    HenryMorganShow470611_07 BERNIE GREEN PLAYS PEPSI COLA 24 OZ HITS THE SPOT .txt FROM HenryMorganShow470611_Morgans_Summer_Resort_Hotel 27.40.mp3

    HenryMorganShow471105_05 THE MARCH OF SCIENCE== WEATHER, DR. HEINRICH VON MORGAN .txt HenryMorganShow471105_08 JOE AND CHARLIE, WHO WRITE THE SHOWS AD’S .txt FROM HenryMorganShow471105_The_Discovery_of_Weather. 27.42 .mp3

    THE ADDED UNDERSCORE AND NUMERATION [E.G.’_08′] WAS FOR MY CONVENIENCE IN IDENTIFYING A PROGRAM’S PARTS, IN ORDER TO CORRECT MIS-DATING, ALTERNATE/MIS-LABELING.

    THE PROGRAMS NAMED IDENTIFIED WERE OBTAINED FROM ARCHIVE.ORG. IN PASSING, IF YOU DO GO TO ARCHIVE, THE FOLLOING THREE SHOWS ARE MISDATED. PLEASE NOTE HenryMorganShow471015_NOT_481001_Radio_Serial_to_End_Radio_Serials 29.01.mp3 HenryMorganShow471022_NOT_481022_THE MORGAN BRITISH BROADCASTING COMPANY A_Takeoff_on_the_BBC 29.33 .mp3 BASED ON Jerry Haendiges Vintage Radio Log FOR THE HENRY MORGAN SHOW, BT DATING DEPENDS ON WHEN MORGAN WAS IN MOVIE ‘SO THIS IS NEW YORK ‘ [RELEASED IN 1948]. AND HenryMorganShow491223_NOT_461225_ChristmasStory 29.17.mp3 [IF DESIRED, I CAN PROVIDE SPECIFIC, THOUGH LENGTHY, PROOF, which ought to be at archive, time permitting].

    TWO SHOWS HAVE AMBIGUOUS DATING: HenryMorganShow470226_OR_470326_The_Invention_of_Work 28.39.mp3 HenryMorganShow470326_OR_470226_Dedicated_to_American_Landlords 28.21.mp3 AS I HAVE TWO SOURCES, ONE, OF COURSE, BEING Jerry Haendiges Vintage Radio Logs.

    THANK YOU FOR LINK TO LIFE MAGAZINE ARTICLE AND THE QUARTER HOUR SHOW. THREE QUARTER HOUR SHOWS ARE AT ARCHIVE.ORG http://www.archive.org/download/HeresMorgan/HeresMorgan_64kb_mp3.zip

    YOUR AFRS TRANSCRIPTION WAS EXCELLENT.

    ALLAN FELDBERG

    Feb 1, 2011 at 6:18 pm