Archive for December, 2011

A GREETING FROM PDX RETRO

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THE KING MARRIED THE QUEEN ON THIS DAY IN 1947

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Roy Rogers met Dale Evans in 1944 when she was cast in a movie along with
Roy. Following the death of his second wife ,Grace Arline, Rogers and Evans
soon fell in love, and Rogers proposed to her during a rodeo at Chicago
Stadium. They married on New Year’s Eve in 1947 at the Flying L Ranch in
Davis, Oklahoma, where a few months earlier they had filmed Home in
Oklahoma
. Rogers and Evans remained married until Rogers’s death
in 1998.

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Roy and Dale in 1995

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LAST EPISODE OF RADIO SHOW ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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WILD BILL
Guy Madison and Andy Devine

The CBS radio western “The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok” featured movie star
Guy Madison as the lead, and film veteran Andy Devine as his sidekick Jingles. Both remained with the series for its entire run with the final episode airing on Friday, December 31,1954 . Kellogg’s was the sponsor of the show from start to finish. “The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok” was also on television (CBS/ABC) from 1951 to 1958
with the same cast as the radio show.

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A NEW YEAR’S SONG FROM THE 1940s

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Sheet Music (Kay Kyser)

 

“Handsome” Harry Babbitt with Kay Kyser and his Orchestra, 1940s  

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RADIO MYSTERY DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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Joseph Curtin and Alice Frost

Mr. and Mrs. North was a radio mystery series that aired on CBS from Wednesday, December 30, 1942 to 1954. Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin (above) had the title
roles when the series debuted. The characters originated in 1930s vignettes written
by Richard Lockridge. The radio program eventually reached nearly 20 million faithful listeners.

 

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Writer Richard Lockridge

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