Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas Day Wishes

Best wishes to all for a very happy Christmas!

I love this publicity photo of Alice Faye, a longtime favorite, delivering Christmas gifts.

Merry Christmas!

Previous Christmas Day photo posts: 2012 (the Lockhart Family), 2013 (Priscilla Lane), 2014 (Martha Hyer), 2015 (Andra Martin), 2016 (Betty Grable), and 2017 (Loretta Young).


Blogger Kristina said...

Love this photo-- Happy & Merry to you ! :)

8:59 AM  
Blogger Caftan Woman said...

Merry Christmas. Thanks for the cheery picture of our Alice.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

I really love the Phil Harris-Alice Faye radio show. Not only good writing, but Alice and Phil got to demonstrate how great they were at comedy. Plus, we got treated to musical numbers from each in pretty much every episode. They had a few nice Christmas shows, to boot. Merry Christmas, Laura!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks so much to each of you, Kristina, Caftan Woman, and Jacqueline! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday!

I love the the Alice & Phil show too, Jacqueline! I've listened to a bunch of episodes when I commute to LA for movies, thanks to Radio Spirits CDs. Need to hunt down more episodes!

Happy New Year!

Best wishes,

10:35 PM  
Blogger Lee R said...

I discovered "old time radio" as it's known now back in the late '60's and early '70's. The Phil Harris Alice Faye Show and the Jack Benny Show are the 2 funniest radio shows. If you want to enjoy a detective radio show that is more jokes than detection you should listen to Howard Duff as Sam Spade, a very fun show that doesn't take itself seriously. Gunsmoke the best western radio series with William Conrad (Cannon) as Matt Dillon, a better Matt Dillon than Arness. The writing in the radio Gunsmoke was superb.

If you'd like to hear some of these radio shows there are multiple sites on the internet where you can download them for yourself. Radio Spirits is a place I used to buy tapes from, they charge an arm and a leg though, I would have to be desperate to go to them. But back then there was no internet, just cassette tapes you either taped yourself or bought. I did both. You can also buy Mp3 of whole radio series now, collectors today have it made, I collected a whole series the hard way, one episode at a time.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on collecting old-time radio, Lee!

Something I really enjoy about Radio Spirits are the "liner notes" that come in the sets; they've been educational for me. The sets are so beautifully produced that I find them worth the investment, even though some shows can be obtained for much less, or for free.

That reminds me, I have a disc of Frank Lovejoy shows I need to try out...

Best wishes,

7:10 PM  
Blogger Lee R said...

Your mention of Frank Lovejoy reminds me how amused I was when I listened to his radio series "Night Beat". Because he would always pronounce Chicago as "Shicaarrgo". Must be a way they pronounce it somewhere or maybe it was just a Frank thing. But it was that series that made me familiar with Frank Lovejoy, up until then (the 1980's) I only knew him as the friend of Bogie in "In A Lonely Place".

6:19 PM  

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