This week, we start a brief run of a comedy variety series, "Hollywood's Open House" that I'll be featuring in the blog on occasion in coming weeks. Hosted by Jim Ameche, the program might remind you a bit of "The Big Show" - a mix of comedy, music and dramatic sketches.
Program 30 in the series features guests Jan Murray, Phil Regan and Adele Astaire. Regan and Astaire are heard in a little drama called "Interlude in Central Park".
There's a log of the series at otrsite.com that notes it was syndicated by NBC in 1947 and 48. However, I've found discs for series on NBC/RCA's Orthacoustic label and, like this example, on the Columbia label. Our episode was transferred from an original vinyl Kermit Raymond Corporation syndication transcription pressed by Columbia, matrix numbers YTNY-5895 and YTNY-5896.