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World Program Service - Disc 474

December 24th, 2009

We now come to the last in a series of previously uncirculated Christmas dramas from the World Program Service.  The company offered discs of music libraries, jingles and the like to local stations.  One of their offerings was a group of holiday themed dramas featuring prominent Hollywood stars.

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Disc 474 is "Christmas, with Love" is a drama starring James Gleason.  Gleason was a familiar face in films as a character actor for many years, but he also was a writer and director.  He was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar for his work in "Here Comes Mr. Jordan".

In "Christmas, with Love", Gleason tries out his best Western drawl, playing a ranch foreman in this drama about a young boy's parents who reunite and learn the true meaning of the holiday season.  Or, at least, why they should be afraid of the wild outdoors.

The show was transferred from a vinyl World Program Service transcription, matrix numbers BB-53547-B1 and BB-53548-B1.

My sincerest thanks go out to blog listener Michael Utz for this interesting set of discs.

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