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by Cobra
Fri May 23, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Meeting Shirley Mitchell
Replies: 3
Views: 5536

Gildy was played by actor Chuck McCann, who did a great job in the re-creation of "Engaged to Two Women." But he did an even greater job in "Mission Accomplished," a "Suspense" show originally starring Jimmy Stewart. If you closed your eyes, you might think McCann was Stewart. Sorry, but I can't rem...
by Cobra
Sun May 11, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Meeting Shirley Mitchell
Replies: 3
Views: 5536

Meeting Shirley Mitchell

I saw Shirley Mitchell at the annual SPERDVAC convention the weekend of May 2, and she graciously autographed a Gildersleeve book that she had written the introduction to and a 1943 photo of herself, reprinted in The Great Gildersleeve Journal. She wrote both "Shirley Mitchell" and "Leila Ransome," ...
by Cobra
Tue May 06, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: In loco parentis
Replies: 5
Views: 4194

That was my point exactly: Despite the blustering and blundering, Gildy ladled out love in large quantities.
by Cobra
Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: The Great Gildersleeve Journal
Replies: 1
Views: 3255

A second edition is now available, and the price has been cut to $6. The publisher says a limited number of copies of issue #1 are also available at the new $6 price.
by Cobra
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: The Great Gildersleeve Journal
Replies: 1
Views: 3255

The Great Gildersleeve Journal

I have come across a new publication, The Great Gildersleeve Journal, that I would recommend to any Gildy fan. (This is a good place to say that I am in no way associated with the publication, do not know the author, and earn nothing by mentioning it.) The inaugural edition of the journal, published...
by Cobra
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Shirley Mitchell at SPERDVAC
Replies: 1
Views: 3928

Shirley Mitchell at SPERDVAC

Shirley Mitchell, who of course played Southern belle Leila Ransom on The Great Gildersleeve, will be among the many excellent guests at the SPERDVAC Old-Time Radio Convention, Friday May 2 through Sunday May 4 in Studio City, Calif. She will appear in a re-creation of a Gildy show Friday evening, w...
by Cobra
Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: In loco parentis
Replies: 5
Views: 4194

In loco parentis

As recently discussed in this forum, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve may not have been much of a water commissioner (even if he was honored by real-life water commissioners at the conclusion of one show). But how good of a guardian/parent was he? I would say he was excellent, despite occasional outburs...
by Cobra
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: New Gildy Show Part 1
Replies: 4
Views: 3069

Alas, these are coming out as protected files, which means they can be downloaded but not played. I wish I could tell you why the protection is kicking in.
by Cobra
Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: new to the forums, looking to complete my Gildy collection
Replies: 12
Views: 5443

Signalman was nice enough to send me a copy of the 1957 Easter show. If you still need it, I have posted it for download at:

http://www.2shared.com/file/2850418/880 ... _East.html

Thanks again, signalman. :lol:
by Cobra
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Marjorie's hair color
Replies: 9
Views: 10535

Yes, and over the years the show had different writers, who didn't necessarily know or remember every detail of what went on before them. To me, these continuity gaps make the show even more interesting and entertaining.
by Cobra
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Marjorie's hair color
Replies: 9
Views: 10535

Oops ... another goof on the Gildy show :!: In a January 1945 show, Aunt Hattie mentions that Marjorie had nice blonde hair as a child. "I'm still a blonde," Marjorie replies. What happened to the "red mop"? Ah, but who knew that more than six decades later, someone would be tracking her hair color....
by Cobra
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Gildersleeve Suggestion Box 7-23-52
Replies: 3
Views: 2460

You can download the show at: http://www.archive.org/details/GG_S_11 There is something interesting about that Suggestion Box show -- no Mister Peavey! Perhaps the Peave (Richard LeGrand) was ill or on vacation, because that season the show did not take a summer break. I do know that two or three ye...
by Cobra
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Fibber McGee and Molly
Topic: Falling asleep to Fibber McGee and Molly
Replies: 7
Views: 15051

I alternate between Fibber and Gildy on most nights. Sometimes I make it to the end before dropping off and sometimes I don't, but either way I sleep better than before I acquired the habit. (I listen with a Dell MP3 player but am typing this reply on an Ipod Touch. Ain't technology grand?)
by Cobra
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Who Played Marjorie in Episodes #190 & #191?
Replies: 1
Views: 2657

You may be right. I am going through the shows in chronoloigcal order for the second time and, coincidentally, just heard those shows. The Marjorie fill-in does sound like Gloria Holiday (Bessie), who in real life became Mrs. Harold Peary. Of course, as with so many other things on the show, we may ...