Nostalgia Digest Spring 2019

Nostalgia Digest Spring 2019

Steve Darnall: Hello, Out There in Radioland!
“A Few Moments with . . . Betty Lynn” (uncredited)
Michael J. Hayde “Melodies and Madness” How Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis conquered radio.
James Dohren “The Cigarette Camps”
Necrology for 2018
Gordon Kissack and Jordan Elliott “The Voice of the 500” Remembering Sid Collins.
Annette Bochenek “Little Miss Sunshine” The story of Frances Langford, the Florida native who traveled the world with Bob Hope . . . and came home to life as a Bickerson.
Garry Berman “To Laugh . . . or not to Laugh” Remembering when radio listeners could hear all the nation’s best comedians—and none of their audiences.
Wayne Klatt “Remembering Riverview” Where Chicagoans would “laugh their troubles away.”
Stone Wallace “Heart and Soul” The incandescent life and career of John Garfield.
Mail Call

Plus, the Radio Program Guide for Those Were the Days and WGN Radio Theatre

Editor: Steve Darnall
Nostalgia Digest Spring 2019
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Psychic Power

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Susan Pieters’ Cannery Row

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Alfred Hitchcock’s May 1960

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Dead Giveaway

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