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The Monticello Party Line - Pgm 715

November 19th, 2010 · Comments

Now back to the continuing syndicated serial, "The Monticello Party Line", sponsored by Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin and written by Sandra Michael.  Program 715 of the series was originally broadcast November 18, 1938.  In the show, everyone is on the party line trying to find Curly, Clem and Susan, a visitor to the town that has taken the boys for a ride in her fancy automobile.

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The show was transferred from original vinyl Flexite transcription pressed by Columbia, matrix number 006.  It is previously uncirculated.

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The Monticello Party Line - Pgm 714

November 14th, 2010 · Comments

Program 714 of "The Monticello Party Line" was originally broadcast November 17, 1938.  In the show, Susan, Marilyn's friend from Chicago, stops by Curly's machine shop with her car and offers Clem and Curly a ride in her 12 cylinder automobile.  The car gets eight miles per gallon!  Once again, we hear an ad for a free sample of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin and the Sara and Aggie household hints recipe book.

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The program originated from an original vinyl Flexite transcription pressed by Columbia, matrix number 004.

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The Monticello Party Line - Pgm 713

November 14th, 2010 · Comments

Continuing our look at "Monticello Party Line", a syndicated serial sponsored by Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin and written by Sandra Michael, we pick up with program 713 in the series, originally heard November 16, 1938.  In this episode, Marilyn's visitor, her old friend Susan, has news about what's happening with Jack and what he has done with the money that Aunt Willa gave him.  The show includes an offer for a free bottle of Syrup Pepsin and a handy household hints and recipe book by Sara and Aggie.

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The show was transferred from an original vinyl Flexite transcription pressed by Columbia, matrix number 007-2.

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The Monticello Party Line - Pgm 712

November 7th, 2010 · Comments

Program 712 of "Monticello Party Line" was heard November 15, 1938.  Clem and Aggie have a few words about the cold weather and how Clem has hung out the wash.  Clem tells Aggie about a young lady visitor in town looking for Marilyn.  We also hear about the offer for a free sample bottle of Syrup Pepsin and the recipe book by Sara and Aggie.

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This episode came from a vinyl Flexite transcription pressed by Columbia, matrix number 005-2.  The show is previously uncirculated.

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The Monticello Party Line - Pgm 711

November 7th, 2010 · Comments

Now, two more episodes of our ongoing dramatic serial, "The Monticello Party Line" that we're running on the blog over the next few months.

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Program 711 was originally heard November 14, 1938.  Marilyn and the girls gather at the Turners; husband Ted frets over the kids, prompting a discussion about husbands.  We also hear about that offer for a free recipe book by Sara and Aggie and a sample bottle of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin.

The show was digitized from an original vinyl Flexite transcription pressed by Columbia, matrix number 003-1 and is previously uncirculated.

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Monticello Party Line - Pgm 710

October 30th, 2010 · Comments

Program 710 of "The Monticello Party Line" was originally heard November 11, 1938.  It's the "last call" for our special free offer for a sample bottle of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin and Sara and Aggie's recipe and household hints book.  In the dramatic portion of the show, Marilyn talks with her brother about the judge agreeing to grant her divorce.  How will she explain it to their child?  Meanwhile, we drop in on Jack in Alaska.  Has he turned over a new leaf in his life?

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The program was digitized from an original vinyl Flexite transcription pressed by Columbia, matrix number 341904.  The show was previously lost.

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Monticello Party Line - Pgm 709

October 30th, 2010 · Comments

Now back to the drama, tears and laxative regularity of the continuing serial "Monticello Party Line".

Program 709 of the series was heard November 10, 1938 and, as usual, is sponsored by Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin and written by Sandra Michael, later famous for the serial drama "Against the Storm".

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We hear more about that free offer for a sample of Syrup Pepsin and the Sara and Aggie recipe and household hints book.  Aunt Willa meets with Judge Harrison after getting a telegram from Jack Owens in Alaska.  Was she right about the young man?

The show was dubbed from an original vinyl Flexite transcription pressed by Columbia, matrix number 341902.  This is a previously lost episode of the series.

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Monticello Party Line - Pgm 704

October 21st, 2010 · Comments

More tears and patent laxatives on "The Monticello Party Line" this week.  Program 704 of the series was broadcast November 3, 1938.  Judge Harrison decides to have a talk with Aunt Willa about Marilyn's situation - should Marilyn get a divorce from Jack?  There's more about that special offer for a bottle of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin and Sara and Aggie's recipe book too.

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The show was digitized direct from an original Flexite vinyl transcription pressed by Columbia, matrix number 341897.  It was previously lost.

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Monticello Party Line - Pgm 703

October 21st, 2010 · Comments

Program 703 of "The Monticello Party Line" has more about that promotional offer for the free sample bottle of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin and Sara and Aggie's recipe and household hints book.  Oh, and there's some drama too as Marilyn continues her conversation with Judge Harrison about getting a divorce from Jack.  The show was originally broadcast November 2, 1938.

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Our transfer to digital is direct from an original vinyl Flexite transcription pressed by Columbia, matrix number 341901.  The show is previously lost.

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Monticello Party Line - 1936 Cookbook Premium

October 21st, 2010 · Comments

As you heard in our last post, you could, in 1938, send away to Dr. Caldwell to get a copy of a "Monticello Party Line" cookbook and a sample bottle of Syrup Pepsin.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to locate a copy of the cookbook given away in the 1938 season of "Monticello Party Line", but have located two others from 1936 and 1937.  In this post, "Sara and Aggie's Party Line Cookbook", the Second Edition, offered as a premium on the show in 1936.  In the booklet, you'll find recipes, household hints, pictures of the cast and the show and, of course, some good words about Syrup Pepsin.

Of course, some staff at an advertising agency put the thing together, but they try to maintain the illusion that it was written by Sara and Aggie themselves.

It was a much simpler time in advertising.

The PDF is 7 MB and runs 17 pages.  It also includes, at the end of the file, a letter from Sara and Aggie that was enclosed with the recipe book and Syrup Pepsin sample.

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