rand’s esoteric otr

rand’s esoteric otr header image 1

Once Upon a Time - Pgm 20

February 9th, 2011

A few weeks back, we heard an episode of a rather obscure children's series, "Once Upon a Time", syndicated by Standard Radio, Inc in Hollywood in the 1930s.  Here's the other side of the disc, program 20 in the series, "The Little Red Hen".

transcription label

This particular episode is rather curious - it reminds me of the vocalizations and style of a later children's show, "The Wormwood Forest", that originated at WSM in Nashville and was heard on NBC circa 1949.

The show was transferred from an original Standard Radio vinyl transcription pressed by RCA, matrix number PMS-79219.

Many thanks to Michael Utz for his donation of the disc to may collection!


  • Matthew Nunes

    According to the Catalog of Copyright entries, this series should be dated 1933-1934, Copyright David Taylor. Unsolved Mysteries is also under this name for 1934-1935. All 26 episodes are listed in the same order as the log available through OTRR. Of course, the date of recording and copyright could be different than the actual date of broadcast, considering that these were transcribed.

    Feb 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm