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Treasury Star Parade - Pgm 253

April 16th, 2008

"Treasury Star Parade" was a fifteen minute program released to radio stations as a public service to promote the sale of War Bonds. The programs generally featured musical stars, but would occasionally have comedians or dramatic actors. The show was quite successful and was continued at least through the late 1950s as "Guest Star", promoting the sale of Savings Bonds.

This episode, program 253, was released for broadcast on September 10, 1943 and features Fibber McGee and Molly in a kind of "reduced" version of their half-hour sitcom. In the show, Molly and Doc Gamble try to get Fibber to water the lawn. It also has a song, "The Man in the Big Sombrero", by the Kings Men and Harlow Wilcox on board announcing. Don Quinn and Thelma Ritter were the writers.


  • Jim Widner

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    Apr 17, 2008 at 2:12 pm
  • Tom Heathwood

    Hello - I have some ET’s that have been in my personal and broadcast collection for a good many years and am now considering sale. Please drop me a line if you are interested in purchasing. Also 1st generation reel to reel tapes. Tom Heathwood - Heritage Radio Classics - Boston Heritage Radio Theatre - The Olde Tyme Radio Newtork HeritageRadio@msn.com April 18, 2008

    Apr 18, 2008 at 2:36 am
  • P. Nussbaum

    The show sounds great–I like Fibber and Molly in all formats. Thanks for taking the time an d effort to share. I look forward to listening to your posts. OTR fans are the best. Nussbaum

    Apr 19, 2008 at 1:46 am