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Once Upon a Time - Pgm 7

October 4th, 2010

Here's a little curiosity donated to my collection by Michael Utz.  It's "Once Upon a Time", a series based on famous children's stories and syndicated by Standard Radio, Inc in Hollywood.

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Program 7 is "Hansel and Gretel".  The style of the shows, particularly the one on the flip side of the disc that I'll post another time, reminds me of "Wormwood Forest", an NBC show from 1949 that originated at WSM in Nashville.

I've done some digging, but haven't been able to verify the date of the show.  Goldin and otrsite.com date the program to 1938, but I've not run into newspaper listings for it.  WOR had a half-hour show by this title between 1937 and 1939, but it could be a similarly named program done by the Federal Theater Project that ran for a half-hour.

The show was transferred from the original Standard Radio, Inc, Hollywood, vinyl transcription pressed by RCA, matrix number PMS-79152.

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