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Treasury Star Parade - Pgm 254, Sept 11, 1943

May 23rd, 2008

We heard another show in this series featuring Fibber McGee and Molly a few weeks ago on the blog. In this post, "Treasury Star Parade", program 254 from September 11, 1943. Produced by the Treasury Department to promote the sale of War Bonds during WWII, the series morphed into "Guest Star", which was used to promote US Savings Bonds well into the late 50s.

This episode features Freddy Martin and His Orchestra performing "Isn't It Love" with a vocal by Gene Walsh, "Holiday for Strings", and "In My Arms". The show also includes the radio premiere of a war-themed tune, "Bells of Victory", again with a vocal by Gene Walsh.

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  • Patricia Walsh

    Lovely, especially as Gene Walsh is my father. Thanks a bunch for the post. As is usual…the musician’s children have none of the recordings - :-)

    Apr 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm