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Guest Star - Pgm 108

January 10th, 2010

"Guest Star" was a long-running series originally broadcast from the 1940s through the 1960s to promote the sale of US Savings Bonds.  It may be the most common transcriptions that you run into as a collector.

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Usually, the show concentrated on musical performances, but earlier shows in the series did feature short fifteen minute dramas on occasion.  Here's one of those unusual little compact dramas, "The Old Character" with guest star Edward Arnold, program 108 in the series originally heard April 17, 1949. In the show, "the old character" is hired to pan gold in exhibit for the centennial of the discovery of gold in California.  The program also features Roger Bowman and Harry Sosnik and the Savings Bond Orchestra.

Our mp3 originated from original Allied Record vinyl transcription.

Thanks again to blog listener Michael Utz for the disc