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Dick and Jeannie - Pgm 1

January 1st, 2010

Can two young people trying to break into show business find love with each other?  Will people think they're nutty because they burst into song at the drop of a hat?

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That's the central concept behind a five minute serial, "Dick and Jeannie", syndicated by Harry Jacobs Productions in Hollywood and New York.  Ben Kibler, a helpful member of the otr mailing list, found references in newspapers showing the series broadcast as early as January 19, 1947 and as late as November 6, 1947.

In program 1 of the series, Dick and Jeannie introduce themselves and meet for the first time.  Each show has a featured song and this one has them spooning and belting out "My Ideal".

The show was transferred from an original WOR-Harry Jacobs Productions transcription, matrix number WOR 6-9431.  I think this might be a previously lost or at least a rare series among otr collectors.

I've got the first six shows in the series and we'll be hearing one each week over the next month and a half.  So, stay tuned!

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