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by Cobra
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Two "unheard" Gildy shows from 1956
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Two "unheard" Gildy shows from 1956

These shows were new to me and, I suspect, will be to you too. They are "Fibbing to Make Friends," dated Jan. 5, 1956, and "Jolly Boys Haunted House Adventure," dated Nov. Nov. 29, 1956. I suspect that, judging from the cast, the "Fibbing" episode was recorded earlier. These are not Armed Forces bro...
by Cobra
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Real live Jolly Boys
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

Real live Jolly Boys

From the Radio Archives newsletter: ?One example of entertainment affecting real life happened around The Jolly Boys from The Great Gildersleeve. According to an article written in 1945, The Jolly Boys, originally just an idea for a single episode, not only caught on enough for the show to give the ...
by Cobra
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: 'Lost' Aunt Hattie episode found
Replies: 2
Views: 1647

'Lost' Aunt Hattie episode found

There is a formerly lost Gildersleeve episode, "Aunt Hattie is Due to Arrive," on archive.org. The show, from Jan. 28, 1945, can be found at
https://archive.org/details/Track142_201709 It's definitely worth a listen.
by Cobra
Tue May 16, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Grass Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

Grass Lake

Grass Lake was Gildy's favorite vacation spot -- or at least his most frequently visited. So I found it interesting to learn on the Internet that among other places, there is a village in Michigan named Grass Lake, as well as a school in Illinois. There are probably other Grass Lakes too but the one...
by Cobra
Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: LEILA HEARS A BURGLAR (1945-03-18) episode found
Replies: 4
Views: 17803

Great find! Thanks. In his book "Tuning in The Great Gildersleeve," Clair Schulz writes that of all the shows for which no recording exists, "this one seems to be the greatest loss because the script abounds in comical scenes." And now we know there is a recording to enjoy.
by Cobra
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Fibber McGee and Molly
Topic: Fibber and Molly comic book
Replies: 17
Views: 46620

Listening to the July 12, 1937, show this morning, I heard Fibber and Molly joking about their newspaper comic strip. Alas, I couldn't find an example online. I'm presuming the strip was short-lived but who knows.
by Cobra
Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Fibber McGee and Molly
Topic: Fibber and Molly comic book
Replies: 17
Views: 46620

There was a Great Gildersleeve story in a 1944 Supersnipe comic. Just go to:

http://booksteveslibrary.blogspot.com/2 ... -1944.html
by Cobra
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Fibber McGee and Molly
Topic: Fibber and Molly comic book
Replies: 17
Views: 46620

According to a comics website, just one issue (A1 Comics, #25) was published, with a cover price of a dime.
by Cobra
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Fibber McGee and Molly
Topic: Fibber and Molly comic book
Replies: 17
Views: 46620

Fibber and Molly comic book

Did you know there was once a Fibber McGee and Molly comic book? A copy of the book, from 1949, can be read or downloaded at:

https://archive.org/details/A-1Comics025-FibberMcgee

The writing, of course, isn't as clever as the radio show's but the comic is plenty zany.
by Cobra
Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Fibber McGee and Molly
Topic: 11/4/35 - Wallpapering The Dining Room
Replies: 9
Views: 10049

Great! Thank you.
by Cobra
Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Fibber McGee and Molly
Topic: 11/4/35 - Wallpapering The Dining Room
Replies: 9
Views: 10049

The person who posted the 1935 wallpapering episode mentions in the comments section that he has about 25 episodes from 1935-1936. I can only hope the rest will be made available, either online or for sale.
by Cobra
Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Fibber McGee and Molly
Topic: R.I.P. Shirley Mitchell
Replies: 3
Views: 6476

Of all the characters created during the war years to fill the gap caused by the absence of multi-voiced Bill Thomson, I think Alice Darling was the most entertaining. And that was largely because of the acting skill of Shirley Mitchell, who perfectly captured the persona of the ditzy war worker Ali...
by Cobra
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Shirley Mitchell passes away at 94
Replies: 4
Views: 8591

I got to meet Shirley Mitchell at a SPERDVAC convention about five years ago, and she was a gracious lady. I believe that Louise Ericson, one of the three actresses who played Marjorie Forrester, is now the last living cast member who had a major role on the Gildersleeve show. She is 85.
by Cobra
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Gildy's blade and Look Magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 18871

I've got a Gildy's Blade! Bought it on that well-known Internet auction site, and it arrived today. The blade, the Name the Song record and a photo of Hal Peary with autograph attached are my favorite pieces of Gildyana. :wink:
by Cobra
Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: New Gildersleeve book on the way
Replies: 7
Views: 10216

There is an excellent interview with the author on the Nostalgia Digest podcast, which can be found at http://www.nostalgiadigest.com/podcasts.html