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Guest Star, Pgm 18

March 21st, 2009

We've heard the long-running public service series, "Guest Star", sponsored by the Treasury Department and promoting the sale of Savings Bonds, on the blog before.  This week, we investigate an early entry in the series when they would book more famous actors and comedians for the show.

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Program 18 of the series will be of interest to fans of the "Sherlock Holmes" radio series.  Guest Basil Rathbone and series announcer Kenny Delmar stage a comedy sketch about a famous detective and his not-too-bright assistant.  The show also features music by the Three Dollars with Denes Agay.  If the incomplete log of the series at otrsite is accurate, then this show would have dated from circa 1947.

The program was transferred from an original transcription pressed by RCA, matrix number ND7-MM-5435.