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Favorite Story - Pgm 43

March 12th, 2010

I've been saving the last episode I have of the series "Favorite Story", syndicated by Ziv in the late 1940s and originating at KFI, Los Angeles.

Program 43 is timely, since it's an Irish themed story, "Jamie Freel", the favorite story of Barry Fitzgerald and based on an Irish legend.  Ronald Coleman is our host and Sean McClory is our star.  Goldin dates the show to April 15, 1947.

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I've seen another mp3 floating around of this show that's dubbed a little too slow and sounds like it's from a second generation tape; this direct transcription dub should sound a bit better.  Our show was transferred from an original red (not green) vinyl Ziv transcription set.  Apologies for the cue burn at the beginning of part two.

If you're curious, you can read a version of the original folk story at Google Books in an 1890 volume, "Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish".

update, 4.15.2010 - Corrected name of the featured star in the show - I put in the incorrect name with an overeager copy and paste from the wrong program.

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