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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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  • Steve Lewis

    There are 12 shows in this series on David Goldin’s website:

    http://radiogoldindex.com/cgi-local/p2.cgi?ProgramName=Dick+and+Jeannie

    #67,68,69,70,71,72 and 151,152,153,154,155,156.

    I wonder how many of them there were, and if they were supposed to air every day, or weekly, and how stations were supposed to schedule them, their being only five minutes long.

    Jan 4, 2010 at 11:36 pm
  • Gina

    Interesting blog, I’m just discovering how cool these radio shows were!

    Jan 7, 2010 at 10:58 pm
  • Holly Russell

    Thank you for being interested in otr and finding these particular shows. The man in the picture on the record and the man singing is my Father. He died when I was 9 years old, My Mother told me what she remembered about the radio show and I can’t believe I found this site. My Mother will be so thrilled to see and hear these, she is 95. Thank you again.

    Mar 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm