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The Blondie Radio Program

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Murat 'Chic' Young, creator of 'Blondie', ca. 1930
Murat Bernard 'Chic' Young, creator of 'Blondie', ca. 1930

This is the Blondie Bumstead that people would have seen in their daily comics in the Summer of 1939
This is the Blondie Bumstead that people would have seen in their daily comics in the Summer of 1939

Daisy Bumstead circa 1950
Daisy Bumstead circa 1950

The Family Bumstead circa 1950
The Family Bumstead circa 1950

This is the updated Dagwood and Blondie that more contemporary fans have grown up with since the 60s
This is the updated Dagwood and Blondie that more contemporary fans have grown up with since the 60s.
First spot ad for 'Blondie' for Camel Cigarettes circa July 1939
First spot ad for 'Blondie' for Camel Cigarettes circa July 1939

Movie Radio Guide 'First Families of Radio' feature on Blondie from March 8 1941
Movie Radio Guide 'First Families of Radio' feature on Blondie from March 8 1941
Spot Ad from January 12 1942
Spot Ad from January 12 1942

First Super Suds spot ad for 1944 Blondie Run
First Super Suds spot ad for 1944 Blondie Run

Spot article promoting the Ann Rutherford run of Blondie from December 16 1949
Spot article promoting the Ann Rutherford run of Blondie from December 16 1949

Background

Blondie Boopadoop and Dagwood Bumstead entered popular culture in the 1930s. A semi-tragic love tale in the classic, almost Shakespearean mold, the story of how 1920s 'flapper' Blondie Boopadoop and the eldest son of railroad tycoon J. Bolling Bumstead got together is as much a tale of the post Great Depression years as the timeless tales of love and romance between the classes of any Age--Past or Pressent.

The fair-haired Miss Boopadoop was a flapper in every sense of the word, from the spit-curls to the strappy heels, Blondie was a dancin', playin', singin' free-spirit of the 20s. Young Master Bumstead was by no means her only beau--far from it. Blondie Boopadoop was almost infamous for the number of eligible beaus she dated with scandalous frequency. Dagwood Bumstead didn't stand much of a chance of catching her for good until their Creator, Murat Bernard Young discovered that the wild flapper-girl image wasn't playing too well out in the hinterlands of Great Depression-strapped America.

So it was that Young decided to give the couple a chance. Dagwood became her primary suitor, much to the intense displeasure of Dagwood's father who, content to see his young swain dally with girls of Miss Boopadoop's sort, was loathe to see his heir apparent connected with a girl of Blondie's class in any permanent way. And yet as Dagwood's ardor for Blondie increased, he ultimately stepped over that imaginary line between Class and Love and commited himself to catching--and holding--the love of his life, irrespective of the circumstances.

The couple were ultimately 'married' on February 17, 1933. Predictably, J. Bolling Bumstead immediately disinherited Dagwood, vowing to cease all support for his lifestyle and turning his back on the young couple. But Dagwood, true to his heart, utterly disregarded his father's estrangement in favor of his devotion to the one woman he knew he'd always love--Mrs Blondie Boopadoop Bumstead.

Naturally, this tale of love triumphant over class was an instant hit with America's newspaper readers--which in those days was just about anybody with a nickel in their pocket. The rest is American Pop Culture history. Having passed their 75th Anniversary as a couple and soon approaching their 80th Anniversary as separate characters, the Bumsteads have more than proven their endurance, having straddled two centuries already.

In the five years following their marriage, the Bumsteads added cute little Alexander 'Baby Dumpling' Bumstead to their young family. They'd also adopted cute little Daisy, their silver-haired, highly independent 'purebred mongrel' terrier, to augment the mouths they had to feed. Of course this placed them smack in the mainstream of contemporary America of the day, along with everyone else clawing their way out of The Great Depression.

Daisy was a life-force unto herself, eventually bearing quintuplet pups of her own during the mid-1930s, appropriately named after the famous Canadian Dionne Quints--Annette, Cécile, Émilie, Marie, and Yvonne.

1938 brought the first in a twelve-year succession of twenty-eight highly popular 'Blondie' feature films:

  • 1938 Blondie
  • 1939 Blondie Meets the Boss
  • 1939 Blondie Takes a Vacation
  • 1939 Blondie Brings Up Baby
  • 1940 Blondie on a Budget
  • 1940 Blondie Has Servant Trouble
  • 1940 Blondie Plays Cupid
  • 1941 Blondie Goes Latin
  • 1941 Blondie in Society
  • 1942 Blondie Goes to College
  • 1942 Blondie's Blessed Event
  • 1942 Blondie for Victory
  • 1943 It's a Great Life
  • 1943 Footlight Glamour
  • 1945 Leave It to Blondie
  • 1946 Life With Blondie
  • 1946 Blondie's Lucky Day
  • 1946 Blondie Knows Best
  • 1947 Blondie's Big Moment
  • 1947 Blondie's Holiday
  • 1947 Blondie in the Dough
  • 1947 Blondie's Anniversary
  • 1948 Blondie's Reward
  • 1948 Blondie's Secret
  • 1949 Blondie's Big Deal
  • 1940 Blondie Hits the Jackpot
  • 1950 Blondie's Hero
  • 1950 Beware of Blondie

Naturally, King Features, Chic Young, the Blondie films and the Blondie Radio features worked hand in glove throughout this same twelve year period. Cross-indexes and promotions between the comic strip, comic books, feature films and Radio series' all worked to promote Blondie throughout the U.S., Canada and internationally.

Long Beach Press-Telegram photo caption reads: 'DOMESTIC TROUBLES-Another crisis has arisen here in the affairs of "Blondie" Ann Rutherford as Arthur Lake  (Dagwood) and Harley Stafford make with their fists and grimaces during a broadcast of the A. B. C. series. This show long has held a high rating.'
Long Beach Press-Telegram photo caption reads: 'DOMESTIC TROUBLES-Another crisis has arisen here in the affairs of "Blondie" Ann Rutherford as Arthur Lake (Dagwood) and Harley Stafford make with their fists and grimaces during a broadcast of the A. B. C. series. This show long has held a high rating.'

Series Derivatives:

AFRS
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Situation Comedies
Network(s): CBS, AFRS
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): Unknown
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): 39-07-03 01 Title Unknown
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): 39-07-03 to 49-06-29; CBS, The Blue Network, and NBC; Five-hundred and ten, 30-minute programs;
1949 - 1950 ABC Run: 49-10-13 to 50-07-06; ABC; Thirty-nine, 30-minute programs;
Syndication: AFRS
Sponsors: R.J. Reynolds' Camel Cigarettes; Colgate-Palmolive Peet [Super Suds Powdered Dish Soap]; 1950 Ford Dealers
Director(s): Don Bernard; Joe Donahue [Producer]; Dick Woolen [Producer/Director]
Principal Actors: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Florence Lake, Hanley Stafford, Leone LeDoux, Harlow Wilcox, Don Wilson, Tommy Cook, Fanny Brice, Frank Nelson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Elvia Allman, Ann Rutherford, Jeffrey Silver, Hans Conreid, Agnes Moorehead, Jeffrey Silver
Recurring Character(s): The Bumsteads of Shady Lane Avenue: Blondie Bumstead [Penny Singleton, Florence Lake, Alice White, Patricia Van Cleve, and Ann Rutherford], Dagwood Bumstead [Arthur Lake], Baby Dumpling [Larry Simms, Leone LeDoux, Tommy Cook], Cookie [Leone Ledoux, Marlene Aames]; Julius C. Dithers [Hanley Stafford] , Cora Dithers [Elvia Allman, Agnes Moorehead]; Mr. Swabber, Drugstore Owner [Norman Field]
Protagonist(s): None
Author(s): Chic Young [Creator]
Writer(s) Ashmead Scott [Adapter], Jack Lynde, Johnny Greene,
Music Direction: Billy Artzt and his Orchestra; Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra; Frankie Carle and His Orchestra; Lenny Conn and His Orchestra; Lou Kosloff and his orchestra
Musical Theme(s): The composition. "Blondie" is by Billy Artzt, musical director of the program until his death in 1949.
Announcer(s): Bill Goodwin, Jimmy Wallington, Ken Niles, Lou Cook
Pat McGeehan, Fred Shields, Howard Petrie, Harlow Wilcox [Spokespersons]
Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
549
Episodes in Circulation: 31
Total Episodes in Collection: 44 (includes 21 AFRS recordings)
Provenances:

Billboard Magazine review of ABC October 13 1949 premiere of Blondie from October 22 1949
Billboard Magazine review of ABC October 13 1949 premiere of Blondie from October 22 1949
Spot Ad for very last Blondie program from July 6 1950
Spot Ad for very last Blondie program from July 6 1950

RadioGOLDINdex, Hickerson Guide, 'The Directory of The Armed Forces Radio Service Series'.

Notes on Provenances:

All above cited provenances are in error in one form or another. The most helpful provenances were the log of the radioGOLDINdex and newspaper listings.

You're welcome to compare our fully provenanced research with the Blondie log from the '1,500 expert researchers' at the OTRR and its surrogate Calfkiller sites, which they claim to be correct according to their 'OTTER log'. We've provided a screen shot of their current log for comparison, HERE, to protect our own due diligence.

"The best of times, the worst of times," sums up cataloging the Blondie series of programs in a nutshell. While some two hundred scripts for the Camel-sponsored series are in wide circulation, the latter years of the Blondie run were at times unbelievably difficult to catalog. We make this disclaimer by way of illustrating that research for many of the even wildly popular programs from the Golden Age of Radio remain extremely difficult to document.

That being said, there's no excuse whatsoever for anyone misdocumenting the Camel-sponsored run, as evidenced by the 209 scripts in circulation. And yet, the 'most accurate otr series [sic] database in the world,' can't seem to create an accurate database of Blondie--despite possessing almost all of the scripts for that run. There's simply no point whatsoever posting a log that's demonstrably incorrect, simply for the sake of posting it.

  • According to the Billboard Magazine review (left), and contrary to the Hickerson Guide, Dunning, Wikipedia, et al, the final run of Blondie over ABC did not premiere on October 6, 1949. It premiered on October 13, 1949, starring Arthur Lake as Dagwood and Lake's wife, Patricia Van Cleve as Blondie.
  • There is no "J. T. Dithers" character among the entire canon of Blondie.
  • There is no title in the Blondie canon, "Swindles & Shinanigans," nor is there a word or name "Shinanigans."
  • Contrary to 'OTR Errors' site the Blondie Buys A Lot episode in circulation is an indeterimate date AFRS Special Services denatured recording of the 'as broadcast' 43-10-11 Blondie Buys A Lot episode.
  • Almost half of the thirty-eight circulating exemplars of Blondie are AFRS-denatured recordings, intentionally misrepresented for years as 'as broadcast' recordings. Indeed, without the AFRS exemplars, there would be less than twenty Blondie exemplars in circulation--20 out of an estimated 600+. As to why the overwhelming majority of the 'otr community' continues to intentionally misrepresent their AFRS exemplars is anyone's guess.
  • As to why this is the only vintage radio site on the internet that discloses the actual AFRS origination of its holdings, you'd have to ask those that intentionally misrepresent their own holdings to answer that question.
  • While there are almost certainly at least 300 Blondie exemplars in private collections, they remain undisclosed, undoubtedly due to the continuing nonsense cited above.
  • For the immediate future, the only exemplars likely to enter circulation will come from the AFRS canon.
  • We've added some 100+ titles to the knowledge base of Blondie episodes in the process of logging this long-running popular favorite.

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Movie - Radio Guide Visits Blondie and Dagwood from September 6 1941
Movie - Radio Guide Visits Blondie and Dagwood from September 6 1941






Blondie Radio Program Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
39-07-03
1
Title Unknown
N
[Premiere Episode]

Mondays, 9:30 p.m.
"The comic strip that brought a new technique to cinema treatment of family life will be transformed into a major evening radio program Monday when the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco company, for Camel cigarets introduces "Blondie" over CBS and KGLO from 8:30 to 9 p. m. Based on Chic Young's comic strip of the same name, it brings to radio listeners amusing adventures of the Bumsteads and their Baby Dumpling. This series
replaces Eddie Cantor's Caravan.""
39-07-10
2
Blondie Replaces Dagwood At the Office
N
"Penny Singleton as Blondie and Arthur Lake as her husband, Dagwood Bumstead are joined by Lake's sister, Florence, in the second of the new series of the Chic Young comic strip, heard over KGLO, Monday from 8:30 to 9 p. m. Following Dagwood's unsuccessful encounter with his boss over leave of absence for a fishing trip and the young husband's declaration that he is going anyway, Blondie sets her home to rights and goes down to the office to take Dagwood's place."

39-07-10 Hope Star
In addition to the Goodman and Crosby bands, Camel will present "Blondie," a radio version of the highly
popular comic strip by that name, to be heard Mondays at 7:30 p. m. (EDST) over Columbia. The radio version will maintain the calibre of fine, domestic humor on which the "Blondie" cartoon success rates. Each
radio episode in the series will be a complete unit with an orchestra to furnish musical background.
39-07-17
3
Blondie's Sunday At Home
Dagwood's Four-Decker
N
"A Sunday morning at the Bumsteads— typical of Sabbath breakfast hour all over the country—is dramatized in "Blondie" over KGLO Monday from 8:30 to 9 p.m. A quadruple "Dagwood" sandwich, a restless night and a nightmare combine to make a hilarious Sunday at, Home mixup of the airshow. The broadcast revolves - around a Sunday afternoon re-enactment of "Dagwood's" Saturday night session with his famous indigestible "Four Decker."

39-07-17 Lima News
A quadruple "Dagwood" sandwich, a restless night and a nightmare combine to make a hilarious '
Sunday At Home' mixup of the "Blondie" airshow, Monday, over
"WABC, (6:30 p. m. ) The broadcast revolves around a Sunday afternoon reenactment of "Dagwood's" Saturday night session with his famous indigestible 'Four Decker. Arthur Lake plays Dagwood and Blondie is portraved by Penny Singleton. Billy Artz and his orchestra will carry the musical part of the show.
39-07-24
4
Blondie And The Used Car
N
[Original script provenance. Titled "Program Four"]

39-07-24 Mason City Globe-Gazette
"The Bumsteads will attempt to buy a used car when Blondie takes the air for her regular weekly broadcast over KGLO Monday at 8:30 p. m. The automobile Dagwood tries to buy as a surprise for Blondie and the refrigerator Blondie buys as a surprise for Dagwood make the broadcast a hilarious comedy of errors."
39-07-31
5
Blondie And The Ice Box
N
[Original script provenance. Titled "Program Number Five"]

39-07-31 Mason City Globe-Gazette
"Dagwood.Troubled. Dagwood is all in a dither about the new car Blondie bought, and suffers a near nervous breakdown trying to operate the new ice box. Listen in on the Blondie show over KGLO Monday at 8:30 p. m."
39-08-07
6
Blondie And The Hunter
Y
[Partial Only]
[Original script provenance. Titled "Program Number Six"]

"The long suffering housewife who dies a thousand deaths when she answers her telephone late in the afternoon only to be told that her husband is bringing the boss home to dinner will be given her inning during the weekly "Blondie" broadcast over KGLO Monday at 8:30 p. m. Blondie and Dagwood try to soothe the boss' jittery nerves. Billy Artz and the orchestra play the musical portion of the program."
39-08-14
7
Blondie And The Picnic
N
[Original script provenance. Titled "Program Number Seven"]

"Dagwood will take Blondie, Baby Dumplmg and Daisy on a weekend picnic during the weekly Blondie broadcast Monday from 8 :30 to 9 p.m. over KGLO. A summer storm, red ants, mosquito trouble, and a typical Dagwood brainstorm result in hilarious complications for the Bumstead clan. Billy Artz and his band will be featured."
39-08-21
8
Blondie Cooks for Mr. Dithers
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Boss Dines. The quickest way for a hubby to lose his job, Blondie discovers on the broadcast over KGLO Monday at 8:30 p. m., is to invite his boss to dinner without advance warning. The astrology reading wife of Dagwood's boss throws a monkey wrench into the dinner."
39-08-28
9
Blondie's Men Are In Training
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Listeners to the Blondie show over KGLO are assured of a comedy relief from the bulletins of war jitters Monday evening at 8:30. Dagwood decides to go in for muscle building and physical culture . . .. and the reaction of Blondie and Baby Dumpling to Dagwood's efforts promises plenty of laughs. Billy Artz provides the musical "accompaniment."
39-09-04
10
Blondie Writes A Radio Program
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"JIMMY FIDLER: Penny Singleton confides that her husband, Dr. Scroggs Singleton, has lost his sunny disposition since her success in the "Blondie" series. His juvenile patients insist on calling him "Dagwood.""
39-09-11
11
Blondie And The Laundry Thief
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Dagwood Bumstead turns detective in an effort to apprehend a laundry thief as the "Blondie" show goes on the air over KGLO Monday at 8:30 p. m. The whole neighborhood becomes involved and finally Dag is forced to call on Blondie and Baby Dumpling to get him out of a mess."
39-09-18
12
Blondie's Budget Trouble
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"8:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM): budget trouble."
39-09-25
13
Blondie And Cousin Homer
N
"9:30 p. m.— Blondie (WBBM): a cousin visits."
39-10-02
14
Blondie's Son Breaks A Window
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

39-10-09
15
Blondie Takes The Train [Preempted]
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"President Roosevelt is to be heard over KGLO, via the Columbia Broadcasting system Monday, 9:30 to 10 p. m., as he launches the 1939 Community Mobilization for Human Needs. The president will speak from Washington. He is to be presented to the radio audience by Charles P. Taft, chairman of the Mobilization campaign, who will talk from Indianapolis."

39-10-09 Wisconsin State Journal
The initial appeal for the 1936 Community Mobilization for Human Needs will be made tonight by President Roosevelt over stations WENR, WGN, WBBM, and WCCO at 9:30. Charles P. Taft, national chairman of the annual campaign, will introduce the president.
The president's appeal will signal the start of a campaign by 500,000 volunteer workers throughout the country to raise funds for community relief. The program will be opened and closed with selections by the United States Army band.
39-10-16
16
Blondie and The House With A Voice With A Smile
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Dagwood, a pushover for a high pressure salesman, buys the rights to "The House With a Voice With a Smile," on the Blondie broadcast, heard over KGLO Monday at 9:30 p. m. Dagwood's purchase is a radio beam gadget which startles visitors by saying, "Welcome, Welcome —Sit Down" the instant people step on the porch."
39-10-23
17
Blondie and The 'Better Baby' Contest
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Baby Dumpling is entered in the "Better Baby" contest at the county fair on the Blondie broadcast, to be heard over KGLO Monday from 9:30 to 10 p. m. After a series of complications, Baby Dumpling wins as Bumsted's neighbor's baby, little Alvin Fuddle, comes down with small pox."
39-10-30
18
Blondie Suits Dagwood to A Tee
Y
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Blondie's Bunch. Dagwood goes on a shopping expedition with his wife on the "Blondie" broadcast over KGLO Monday at 9:30 p. m., but decides her selections don't express his true Beau Brummel personality. Later, alone, he makes a frenzied tour of haberdashery shops and emerges with a variety of striped shirts, checked coats, polka dotted ties and pleated slacks."
39-11-06
19
Blondie and The Model Home
Y
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Dagwood's boss, Mr. Dithers, has built a model home, but what is home without a family? With the hope that prospective buyers will see the model house in a more favorable light, he persuades the Bumstead family to move in. So goes the Monday night episode of "Blondie" over KGLO from 9:30 to 10 o'clock. Unexpectedly, Dagwood's Aunt Bessie comes to stay with them. She and her husband, Gideon, have had a falling out, and later the erring uncle arrives to talk things over. The house is a shambles when Dithers appears with a prospect, but Blondie manages to charm the newcomer into a sale."
39-11-13
20
Blondie Takes Baby Dumpling To The Zoo
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Dagwood joins the candid camera cult, and tries to record the growth of Baby Dumpling with his one variety of portrait shots during the Monday night episode of "Blondie" to be heard over KGLO, through the Columbia network, at 9:30 p.m. Neighor Fuddle, kibitzer extrordinary, helps the proud papa pose the subject and simultaneously sets off flashlight bulbs and flash powder with dire results. Whatever success they they might have met ia offset by Blondie's curiosity. Her repealed trips to the dark room result in some extraordinary developments in (lie way of double exposures and compound composites. Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake play the young Bumsteads, in Ashmead Scott's radio adaptation of the famous comic-strio family. Incidentally, listeners to this Monday night series recognize a bit of Blondie or Dagwood in their own spouses. Husbands chuckle when Blondie takes the wrong pair of Dagwood's pants to cut down for Baby Dumpling, or burns the steak because she's finishing a crocheted square for a patchwork quilt. Wives smile knowingly when Dagwood forgets to remove his muddy shoes before curling up on the couch for a nap, munches sandwiches while reading in bed, or continues to scan the sporting page when Blondie is trying to carry on a conversation. They smile because they recognize -these idiosyncracies as their own pet peeves. Some listeners write that the Bumsteads quaint solutions have revived their sense of humor and often prevented a rift. Many tell you of their own private peeves—and there are enough of them to keep the Bumsteads in script material for three years!"
39-11-20
21
Blondie and The 'Pilgrim Father'
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Dagwood, paterfamilias of the well-known Bumstead household, figures that if he shoots his own turkey, it will help out considerably in reclucing the family's Thanksgiving budget. The outcome of his brainstorm is told on the "Blondie" show, at 9:30 n m Monday over KGLO via the Columbia network."

"Dagwood and his crusty boss, Mr. Dithers, shoulder blunderbusses like their Pilgrim ancestors, but their luck as hunters turns out to be about what you'd predict. The ensuing circumstances are interesting, to say the least, after Baby Dumpling does his part in livening up the dinner preparations.
By the way, Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake aren't the only well-known radio-actors "who appear regularly in the "Blondie" story—there's Hanley Stafford, famed on the air as Baby Snooks' daddy. Stafford portrays Dithers, the sometimes villainous boss. "The worse the villain is the belter I like him," Stafford insists. Dithers is but one of a long line of undesirable characters Stafford . has played since his acting debut in England as Shylock at the age of 10. The director
had chosen him as a perfect buffoon for the part of Launcelot Gobbo in the "Merchant of Venice," but Hanley would accept no role but that of Shyiock. And so it has been thence forward, with occasional flings at romantic leads and comedy.
Off-stage Stafford makes a complete about-face. His favorite pastimes are sketching, attending concerts and stamp collecting. Tall, with blue eyes and brown hair, lie has one of the most ingratiating personalities in the film capital."
39-11-27
22
Blondie's Advice to the Lovelorn
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Lovelorn Advice. The Bumsteads turn experts in advice to the lovelorn when a neighbor boy falls in live with
a southern girl visiting the Fuddles, neighbors to the Bumsteads. Dagwood advises the boy. Blondie advises the girl. Listen to this campaign to make a love match on the Blondie program over KGLO Monday from 9:30 to 10 p. rn."
39-12-04
23
Blondie and The Home Talent Play
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"The Bumsteads get a taste of life behind the footlights on the Blondie program over KGLO Monday from 9:30 to 10 p. m. when a professional director invelgles the Bumsteads to participate in the amateur show he is bringing to town. Blondie.is cast in the leading role and Dagwood gets the villain's part, but Blondie's love scenes with the hero cause complications. Billy Artz and his band will furnish the musical background."
39-12-11
24
Blondie Goes Christmas Shopping
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Blondie and Dagwood do their Christmas shopping with Baby Dumpling, who gets lost in the crowd, as the weekly Blondie program is aired over KGLO Monday from 9:30 to 10 p.m. The Bumsteads squabble over Christmas gifts but Baby Dumpling saves the day wen he interferes as peace maker. Billy Artz's orchestra furnishes the music."
39-12-18
25
Blondie Rescues Dithers' Domiciles
J T Dithers Konstruction Kits
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Live Reindeer Get Dagwood in Trouble. Dagwood's boss, Dithers, hires a reindeer and driver for a holiday stunt and runs into trouble no end in the "Blondie" episode to be heard over KGLO at 9:30 p. m. Monday. Young Mr. Bumstead is placed in charge of the "Dithers' Domiciles" toy exhibit and, as an added attraction, they bring in a live reindeer and driver. The animal bites prospective customers, kicks the domiciles into smithereens, and the warm winter weather gives the arctic driver prickly heat. Blondie comes to the rescue with a plan to further the Dithers fame and fortune, as well as to put the reindeer driver in a better frame of mind."

39-12-25
26
Blondie's 'A Christmas Carol'

Y
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

39-12-25 Mason City Globe-Gazette
9:30 "Blondie," Camel Cigarets ,CBS
40-01-01
27
Blondie's 'Dutch Treat' New Year's Eve
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

40-01-01 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Happy listening in 1940! And for a good start, listen to the Blondie program on KGLO Monday at 9:30 p.m. . Dag's boss conceives the idea of a dutch treat party at the Bumstead home for New Year's night. A crowd of enthusiastic neighbors troops over to Dagwood's place, and the hilarious results far surpass the boss's hopes, though it leaves a great deal of doubt in the mind of Blondie as to the economy of the project.
40-01-08
28
Blondie and The Inferiority Complex
Dagwood Gets Hypnotized
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Blondie's Boy.
"Blondie" and Dagwood heave a sigh of relief, now that the holidays are over. The young Bumsteads try to convince Baby Dumpling on KGLO Mondav at 9:30 p. m. that it is high time for him to gather his Christmas toys together and repair to his playroom, so that order may be restored."
40-01-15
29
Blondie And The Counterfeit Money
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"To the Rescue.
On the Blondie show over KGLO Monday from 9:30 to 10 P. m., Dagwood admits that he has become involved in another problem at the office, and so the young Mrs. Bumstead evolves a seemingly impossible plan, but it finally puts Dag back in the good graces of his boss. Baby Dumpling solves a mystery when he finds a package of counterfeit money."
40-01-22
30
Blondie Redecorates Dithers' Office
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

""Blondie" takes up interior decorating and Dagwood proudly sticks out his chest—and chin, too, as usual. Everything is in a dither, including Mr. Dithers, until "Blondie" saves the day."
40-01-29
31
Blondie's Ice Cube Drive
The Ski Jump
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Blondie Starts Drive on Ice Cubes.
A Winter Sports Carnival is planned by the folks in "Blondie's" home town as will be heard over KGLO Monday from 9:30 to 10 p. m. but a lack of snow threatens to make it a failure. Blondie suggests ground up ice cubes as a substitute tor snow, and organizes a community ice cube drive. Her husband, Dagwood, hires a professional "rainmaker" with dire results.
40-02-05
32
Blondie and The Psychiatrist
Dagwood Goes Sleep Walking
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

40-02-05 Mason City Globe-Gazette
"Blondie" becomes interested in a visiting psychiatrist and finds herself the subject of his analysis during the episode of the dramatized adventures of the famous comic strip family over KGLO Monday from 9:30 to 10 p. m. Dagwood becomes jealous of the doctor's great interest in his wife. He is made the subject of a psychoanalysis, but no normal reactions are to be found. Blondie senses the true situation nnd the problem-husband is exposed in a hilarious climax."
40-02-12
33
Blondie's Valentine's Day Surprise
The Valentine Day Cakes
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

40-02-12 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Busy Blondie
Baby Dumpling has been asked to make a Lincoln's birthday address, and "Blondie" is a mental wreck from rehearsing her pride-and-joy in stage presence and delivery as will be noted in the Blondie program over KGLO Monday at 9:30 p m. Penney Singleton is heard in the title role, and Arthur Lakes plays the part of her husband, Dagwood."

[Note: The above newspaper description would appear to have been for the script that aired on 40-02-19, below. It wasn't a Lincoln's Day address. It was a George Washington's birthday address.]
40-02-19
34
Blondie Helps Dagwood Win A Cherry Pie
Dagwood Tells The Truth
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

40-02-19 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Blondie Starts Crime Crusade.
A knitting craze and crime wave hit the Bumstead home town during the episode of the dramatized adventures of Blondie to be heard over KGLO Monday from 9:30 to 10 p. m. Dagwood turns detective, but it takes some sleuthing on the part of Blondie to discover that the crook they are trailing has certain knitting idiosyncrasies which disclose his identity."

[Note: The above newspaper description bears no resemblance to the script that aired on 40-02-19]
40-02-26
35
Blondie Tours Radio Station W-A-K-Y
Touring Radio Station WAKY
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Blondie Helps Start Radio Station
Dagwood's boss, Dithers, is commissioned to build a radio station. He has no idea of what goes into a broadcasting studio besides the microphone. So he sends Dagwood and Blondie on a spying mission to a local station during "Blondie" dramatization , broadcast Monday from 9:30 to 10 p. m. When Dagwood makes his.report to Dithers, the only expression he can remember is "on the nose." But Blondie comes to the rescue with observations on the "woman's angle," which she had read in a radio book at home.
40-03-04
36
Blondie and Dagwood's Robinson Crusoe Dream
Dagwood Dreams He's Robinson Crusoe
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Here's Blondie
Blondie comes to the aid of her husband, Dagwood, when he finds himself in another tight
spot on the program to be carried over KGLO Monday from 9:30 to 10:00 p.m. in the interests of Camel cigarets."
40-03-11
37
Blondie Meets 'The Fox of Finance'
Dagwood And His Income Tax Papers
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Blondie Tackles Income Tax Sheet
Blondie, who has trouble keeping her weekly budget balanced, proves a. great help to her husband, Dagwood when he sits down to fill out his Income Tax report during over KGLO Monday from 9:30 to 10 p. m."
40-03-18
38
Blondie's Easter Bonnet
The Easter Eggs
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

""Blondie Views Easter Parade"
Fur coats or straw hats? The Bumsteads, who plan to march at the head of the Easter parade, face this fashion puzzle and a few other sartorial perplexities during the "Blondie" program over KGLO, via the Columbia network , Monday from 9:30 to 10 p. m. Where to parade their Easter finery, if the weather permits, is something else Blondie, Dagwood and Baby Dumpling must decide. And then there is the matter of the Bumstead budget. Penny Singleton is heard in the title role, and Arthur Lake plays Dagwood. Joe Donohue produces"
40-03-25
39
Blondie and Good Knight Dagwood
The Knights Of The Square Table
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

""Brother Dag"
Dagwood Bumstead joins the lodge and becomes Brother Bumstead during the Blondie program to be heard over KGLO Monday from 9:30 to 10 p. m. The broadcast is heard every week at the same time in the interest of Camel cigarets."
40-04-01
40
Blondie and the April Fool's Birthday
April Fool's Day
Y
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

""Dag" Has Birthday April Fool's Day"
Dagwood Bumstead is one of those unfortunate—or possibly fortunate—persons born on Leap Year day, and who celebrate their birthday once every four years He has remedied the problem by choosing: April 1 as his' official birthday and "Blondie" helps him prepare for a party during the Monday night broadcast over KGLO at 9:30 o'clock. If Dagwood has forgotten that this is also April Fool's day, his friends haven't, and there will be plenty of surprises in store."
40-04-08
41
Blondie and The Census Taker
Cleaning Up For Aunt Hattie's Visit
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

""Dag" Helps (?) With House Cleaning"
Now is the time for all good wives to begin their spring house cleaning, and "Blondie" starts piling up all the furniture in the middle of the rooms during the episode of the famous, comic strip family over KGLO Monday from " 9:30 to 10 p. m. Dagwood plans to help the little woman this year with a few of his inventions that should —but don't—make house cleaning easier. Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake are "Blondie" and Dagwood."
40-04-15
42
Blondie's Formal Garden
Jack and The Beanstalk
Y
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Bumsteads Squint at Seed Catalogs"
"The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la," will have nothing on those that "Blondie" and Dagwood hope to have blooming in their yard. The Bumsteads are up to their necks in seed catalogs, and will try to make some decision about the plants they want to grow on the program over KGLO Monday from 9:30 to 10 p. m."
40-04-22
43
Blondie and The Open Road
The Gypsy Queen
Y
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

""Open Road Calls Dagwood and Blondie"
The lure of the oopen road provides the merriment on the Blondie program over KGLO Monday from 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., as Dagwood prevails upon a friend to loan him his trailer. When Dagwood and Blondie take off as tine can tourists, happiness and sereity is the keynote until they stop for the night at a tourist camp named, appropriately enough, "Whacky," which proves to be one of the zaniest one night stands on record."
40-04-29
44
Blondie for The Defense
The Court Case
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

""Blondie and Dag"
Dagwood formulates more schemes in one day than six other men could in six days Blondie" claims, and the young couple out of the cartoons proves it during the Monday night episode of their dramatized adventures over KGLO-CBS at the earlier hour of 8:30 p. m. As usual, it is left to Blondic's ingenuity to help her husband out of an embarrassing situation."
40-05-06
45
Blondie Films Hamlet
Dagwood Plays Hamlet
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

""Blondie Billed in Another Home Riot"
Another laughing episode in the life of Blondie and Dagwood will be, heard over KGLO Monday from 8:30 to 9 p. m., as the Bumsteads go in for some amusing amateur acting before the home movie camera of Dag's boss, Mr. Dithers. The squeeky-voiced husband also finds out that he is no match for Blondie when he attempts to pull the wool over her eyes on a get rich quick scheme."
40-05-13
46
Blondie Saves the Company Party
The Entertainment Committee
Y
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

""Hot Time in Blondie's Home Town"
There'll be a hot tinic in the old town Monday night when the famous comic strip characters, Dagwood Bumstead and his better-half, "Blondie," step out for the office's annual get-together. What happens is to be dramatized over KGLO-CBS on the Blondie program at 8:30 p. m. Blondie has long been looking forward to the Dithers Construction company social event, and she's planned a new hair-do and knockout evening ensemble. Dagwood figures he'll have to be satisfied with merely sending his tuxedo to the cleaners."
40-05-20
47
Blondie and The Manly Art of Self Defense
Dagwood Goes Into Training
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Blondie has been telling Dag wood that he's growing soft so Dagwood goes to the Athletic club and takes up the manly art of self-defense with boxing gloves and all--to say nothing of a none too gentle sparring partner. The real-life comic strip characters will perform on the Blondie show over KGLO Monday from 8:30 to 9 p. m."

Announces "
Blondie Tames the Wildman" as next
40-05-27
48
Blondie Tames The Wildman
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

""Dag at Carnival"
A touring carnival comes to town Monday night—and Dagwood takes Blondie out for a celebration. {KGLO-CBS, 8:30 P. m.) Dagwood has considered trouble trying to win a doll for Blondie, but they manage to have a hilarious time. Listen in!"

Announces "
Blondie Meets An Arabian Knight" as next
40-06-03
49
Blondie Meets An Arabian Knight
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

""Dag" Tries Magic on Blondie Show"
Dagwood dreams he's Alladin with a magic lamp and some mighty strange incidents occur in the Bumstead household as a result, during the dramatized episode of "Blondie" over KGLO-CBS Monday from 8:30 to 9 p. m. Before the situation becomes unmanageable, Blondie takes things into her own hands and brings her husband back to reality."

Announces "Blondie's Father's Day Celebration" as next
40-06-10
50
Blondie's Father's Day Celebration
Blondie And Mr Birdie
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

""Blondie's "Dag" on Quiz Program"
Blondie and Dagwood receive tickets to a radio broadcast and the pair attend an air program during the "Blondie" episode over KGLO-CBS Monday at 8:30 p. m. Dagwood shows how much he knows as he is chosen from the .audience to be one of the contestants in a quiz program. Many hilarious situations follow"

Announces "Blondie Tackles A Quiz Progam" as next
40-06-17
51
Blondie Tackles A Quiz Program
Blondie And the Quiz Program
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

""Fisherman "Dag"
Dagwood Bumstead thinks he is a great fisherman, and so he takes Blondie along to show her how to pull in the big ones during the Blondie episode over KGLO-CBS Monday at 9:30 p. m. Some strange events are in the offing, according to advance dope. "
40-06-24
52
Blondie Hires A Cook
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]

"Gov: Harold E. Stassen,
GOP Keynoter, on All
Networks Tonight at 8"

Announces "Blondie In Quarantine" as next

[End of Season One]





40-07-01
53
Blondie In Quarantine
N
[Start of Season Two]

[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-07-08
54
Blondie Dabbles In Politics
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-07-15
55
Blondie Cools Off
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-07-22
56
Blondie In Society
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-07-29
57
Blondie Mends A Broken Heart
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-08-05
58
Blondie Goes Fishing
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-08-12
59
Blondie Takes Up Music
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-08-19
60
Blondie Goes Western
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-08-26
61
Blondie Meets A Chinese Mandarin
Blondie Meets A Chinese Mandarian
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-09-02
62
Blondie Meets A Ghost
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-09-09
63
Blondie Hits The Front Page
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-09-16
64
Blondie Cleans Up
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-09-23
65
Blondie Turns Detective
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-09-30
66
Blondie's Uncle Pays A Visit
N
[Original script provenance]
40-10-07
67
Blondie Wrecks A House
N
[Original script provenance]
40-10-14
68
Blondie is Stranded
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
Blondie (WBBM): stranded.
40-10-21
69
Blondie Masquerades
Blondie And Dagwood Go To A Masquerade Party
N
[Original script provenance]

Blondie (WBBM): a
A gangster and his moll go to a party
40-10-28
70
Blondie Goes Halloweening
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-11-04
71
Blondie Collects A Bill
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-11-11
72
Blondie Clinches A Deal
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-11-18
73
Blondie Entertains A Houseguest
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-11-25
74
Blondie Solves A Crime
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-12-02
75
Blondie Takes A Rest
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-12-09
76
Blondie Does Her Christmas Shopping Early
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-12-16
77
Blondie Wraps A Surprise Package
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-12-23
78
Blondie Gets Ready For Christmas
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
40-12-30
79
Blondie Gets Rich Quickly
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
9:30 p. m.— Blondie (WBBM):
investigates Dagwood's quick profits.
41-01-06
80
Blondie Has Nephew Trouble
Nephew Troubles
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
9:30 p. m.— Blondie (WBBM): nephew troubles.
41-01-13
81
Blondie and The Screen Test
Dagwood Wins A Screen Contest
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
9:30 p. m.— Blondie (WBBM):
Dagwood's worries goes to his stomach.
41-01-20
82
Blondie Gets The Votes
N
41-01-27
83
Blondie Is Mayor For A Day
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
41-02-03
84
Blondie Has A Prodigal Son
Blondie Has A Protical Son
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
9:30 p. m.— Blondie (WBBM): Baby Dumpling leaves home.
41-02-10
85
Blondie Meets An Old Boy-Friend
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. No script number.]
9:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM): meeting an old boy friend,
41-02-17
86
Blondie and The Weatherman
N
[Original script provenance]
41-02-24
87
Blondie Advises A Chef
N
[Original script provenance]
9:30 p, m.—Blondie (WBBM):
the society of amateur chefs has a new member; Dagwood.
41-03-03
88
Blondie Cures A Cold
N
[Original script provenance]
9:30 p. m.—Blondic (WBBM):
curing the cold the hard way.
41-03-10
89
Blondie Does The Income Tax
N
[Original script provenance. No Title. The script spells the following script title wrong.]
9:30 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
Dagwood figures out his income
tax.
41-03-17
90
Blondie Applies Psychology
Blondie Applys Physcology
N
[Original script provenance]
41-03-24
91
Blondie and Uncle Harry's Visit
N
[Original script provenance]
9:30 p. m.— Blondie (WBBM):
visiting relatives.
41-03-31
92
Blondie Controls A Corporation
N
[Original script provenance]
9:30 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
between the stockholders and
Dagwood.
41-04-07
93
Blondie Quiets A Jealous Husband
N
[Original script provenance]
41-04-14
94
Blondie Welcomes A Little Visitor
N
[Original script provenance]

Blondie (WBBM):
introducing the new baby sister
to Baby Dumpling.
41-04-21
95
Blondie Brings The Baby Home
N
[Original script provenance]

Blondie
(WBBM): two nurses for one
baby,
41-04-28
96
Blondie Looks After The Baby
Baby Dumpling Grows Up
N
[Original script provenance]

Blondie
(WBBM): the baby gets some nonary titles,
41-05-05
97
Blondie Enters A Contest
N
[Original script provenance]

8:30 p. m.— Blondie (
WMAQ):
the baby contest.
41-05-12
98
Blondie Celebrates Mother's Day
N
[Original script provenance]

Blondie (WBBM): some ;nore
about Mother's day.
41-05-19
99
Blondie Quarantines Dagwood
N
[Original script provenance]
Blondle (WBBM): Dagwood
is quarantined by a sneeze.
41-05-26
100
Blondie's Baby Goes To The Office
N
[Original script provenance]
8:30 p. m.—Blondle (WMAQ):
the baby's in Dagwood's care . . .
41-06-02
101
Blondie Rescues Daisy
N
Blondie (WBBM): Baby Dumpling rescues Daisy.
41-06-09
102
Blondie Becomes A Millionaire
N
Blondic (WBBM): a check by mistake makes Blondie rich.
41-06-16
103
Blondie Celebrates Father's Day
N
Blondie (WBBM): a proposed picnic and results.
41-06-23
104
Blondie Rents A House
N
Blondie (WBBM): a real estate enterprise
41-06-30
105
Blondie Salutes The Fourth
N
Blontllc (WBBM): a salute to the Fourth.
41-07-07
106
Blondie Pacifies The Army And Navy
N
[Original script provenance]
pacifying the army and navy.
41-07-14
107
Blondie Holds Her Own
N
[Original script provenance]
Baby Dumpling rebels for lack of attention
41-07-21
108
Blondie Visits In The Mountians
N
[Original script provenance]
41-07-28
109
Blondie Frames Dagwood
N
[Original script provenance]
41-08-04
110
Blondie Starts Her Vacation
N
[Original script provenance]
41-08-11
111
Blondie Captures A Ghost
N
[Original script provenance]
a problem concerning a mortgage.
41-08-18
112
Blondie Lifts A Mortgage
N
[Original script provenance]
the mortgage again causes problems.
41-08-25
113
Blondie Comes Home From Vacation
Coming Home From Vacation
N
[Original script provenance]
41-09-01
114
Blondie Goes To The Beach
N
41-09-08
115
Blondie Turns The Tables
Dagwood And The Sheridan City Business Deal
N
[Original script provenance]
41-09-15
116
Blondie Visits A Fortune Teller
N
[Original script provenance]
41-09-22
117
Blondie Stops The Monkey Business
N
[Original script provenance]
with a live monkey, now its real monkey business.
41-09-29
118
Blondie Discovers Gold
N
[Original script provenance]
41-10-06
119
Blondie Swaps
Blondie Runs A Swap Shop
N
[Original script provenance]
Blondie runs a swap shop for the USO drive.
41-10-13
120
Blondie Defies The Boss
N
[Original script provenance]
41-10-20
121
Blondie Goes Into Business
N
[Original script provenance]
41-10-27
122
Blondie Fights To A Finish
N
[Original script provenance]
the fight to the end in the business world with Dithers.
41-11-03
123
Blondie Cures Amnesia
N
[Original script provenance]
a cure for amnesia.
41-11-10
124
Blondie Gets A Present
N
[Original script provenance]
the wrong present.
41-11-17
125
Blondie Aquires A Dutch Uncle
N
[Original script provenance]
41-11-24
126
Blondie Strikes An Average
N
[Original script provenance]
"just average," not a title but the Bumsteads.
41-12-01
127
Blondie's Trouble Arrives C.O.D.
N
[Original script provenance]
Christmas shopping.
41-12-08
128
Blondie Plays Maid And Butler
Blondie And Dagwood Play Maid And Butler
N
[Original script provenance]
playing maid and butler.
41-12-15
129
Blondie Shops For Christmas
Blondie Decorates A Tree
N
[Original script provenance]
41-12-22
130
Blondie Decorates A Tree
Blondie Shops For Christmas
N
[Original script provenance]
41-12-29
131
Blondie Faces The Music
N
[Original script provenance]
the new year shows up on time.
42-01-05
132
Blondie's Cousin Comes To Stay
N
[Original script provenance]
42-01-12
133
Blondie's Cousin Stays On
N
[Original script provenance]
42-01-19
134
Blondie Enters The Ring
N
[Original script provenance. Script is numbered #134]
Dagwood fights 'Iron Jaw' Morton for charity.
42-01-26
135
Blondie Tackles The Mob
N
[Original script provenance]
42-02-02
136
Blondie Enforces The Law
Blondie And The Civic Reform Committee
N
[Original script provenance]
42-02-09
137
Blondie Celebrates An Anniversary
N
[Original script provenance]
a wedding anniversary and a surprise.
42-02-16
138
Blondie Catches Up With Cookie
N
[Original script provenance]
"Catching UP With Cookie"
42-02-23
139
Blondie Entertains At Home
N
[Original script provenance]
the boys come over for a poker session.
42-03-02
140
Blondie Becomes A Mechanic
Dagwood Carpools
N
[Original script provenance]

[The term 'carpooling' wasn't coined until well after World War II. The term used during the World War II years for conserving on gas and petroleum was 'Car-Sharing', a campaign widely promoted throughout the U.S. during the War years. The original 'Car-Sharing' poster was issued by the OWI on January 2, 1942]
42-03-09
141
Blondie Discovers A Talking Dog
N
[Original script provenance]
42-03-16
142
Blondie Pays The Income Tax
N
[Original script provenance]
42-03-23
143
Blondie Goes On A Business Trip
N
[Original script provenance]

Dagwood Goes Operatic - Dagwood's warbling must be pretty terrible to cause Blondie such anguish. But Maestro Billy Artzt in the background seems to like it. Arthur Lake is heard as Dagwood on Columbia network's serial "Blondie" and Penny Singleton plays the title role.
42-03-30
144
Blondie Gives A Birthday Party
N
[Original script provenance]
42-04-06
145
Blondie's Cousin Falls In Love
N
[Original script provenance]

[Announces Blondie's Candidate For Mayor as next, but that script didn't air until 41-04-20]
42-04-13
146
Blondie's Cousin Gets Married
Blondie's Candidate For Mayor
N
Cousin Edgar gets married.
42-04-20
147
Blondie's Candidate For Mayor
N
[Original script provenance]
Women choose Dagwood for mayor.
42-04-27
148
Blondie Goes After The Votes
N
[Original script provenance]
42-05-04
149
Blondie Looks For A New Home
N
[Original script provenance]

"Blondie (WBBM): goes house hunting."
42-05-11
150
Blondie Moves In
The Bumsteads Move Into A New House
N
[Original script provenance]

42-05-18
151
Blondie Protects A Military Secret
N
[Original script provenance]
"Blondie (WBBM) protects a military secret."
42-05-25
152
Blondie Spots A Plane
N
[Original script provenance]
"Blondie (WBBM): and Dagwood spot a plane with Jap markings."
42-06-01
153
Blondie Gets Taken For A Ride
N
[Original script provenance]
"Blondie (WBBM): with Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake; "Blondie Gets Taken for a Ride."
42-06-08
154
Blondie Gets Caught In A Crime Wave
N
"9:30 p. m.—Blondic (WBBM): caught in a crime wave."
42-06-15
155
Alexander's Delivery Service
N
[Original script provenance]

"Blondie (WBBM): shampoos a goat."
42-06-22
156
Blondie Plans A Vacation
N
[Original script provenance]
9:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM): vacation plans"

Summer Break [ Replaced by Vaughn Monroe ]

42-09-28
157
Blondie and The Play
N
[Original script provenance]

Blondie, et al, Return Monday Night
42-10-05
158
Blondie Gets In The Scrap
N
[Special]

Preceding the talk by the nation's chief executive, Eugene Ormandy conducts the Philadelphia symphony orchestra in Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever" march and the "Russian Sailors Dance" from Reinhold Gliere's ballet, "The Red Poppy." Then the Bumstead family is heard from Hollywood in KGLO - CBS' serial drama, "Blondie." This is a special production in which Blondie and Dagwood, after a series of difficulties obtain pledges for the community chest.
42-10-12
159
Blondie Buys A Football Team
N
[Original script provenance]

42-10-19
160
Blondie Makes A Touchdown
N
[Original script provenance]

42-10-19 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Blondie Program
Blondie and Dagwood promise both Mr. Berger of the Goliath company and Mr. Dithers that their halves of the football team will win the game Monday on KGLO-CBS at 9:30 p. m. During the last quarter of the game, the score is tied, two touchdowns are made at the same time, and two footballs are found in the game. But since they can't find out which lootoall is illegal, the game ends with a tied score, and all the football players join the marines
42-10-26
161
Blondie Meets The Principal
N
42-11-02
162
Blondie Supervises Repairs
N
[Original script provenance]

42-11-02 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Blondie Thwarted
Blondie tries to economize, and as usual, Dagwood foils her in his foolish fashion in Monday night's episode of the popular comic-strip family, the Bumsteads, on KGLO-CBS at 9:30. Blondie's saving plan is temporarily thwarted, but all ends well.
42-11-09
163
Blondie Goes To The Fireman's Ball
N
[Original script provenance]

Blondie and Dagwood accompany Mr. and Mrs. Dithers to the Fireman's Ball Monday on KGLO-CBS at 9:30 p. m. Dagwood, dancing with a widow, Mrs. Angela Cleb Denning gets her engagement ring in his boot when she drops "it and is accused of stealing the trinket. When the ring, finally found, is carefully inspected by the crowd, it turns out to be brass. Thoroughly ashamed of herself for creating such a disturbance over an insignificant ring. Mrs. Denning apologizes to Dagwood, thanks him for revealing the true nature of her fiance, and returns to the jilted suitor who really loves her.
42-11-16
164
Blondie Visits An Army Camp
N
[Original script provenance]

Bumstead Adventure
The Bumstead family decides to visit Cousin Edgar at an army camp, on the Blondie program Monday, over KGLO-CBS from 9:30 to ID p. m. Upon their arrival they find that' Cousin Edgar is in the paratroops division, and is about to make his first jump. As
usual, things get mixed up, so that Jt is actually Dagwood who makes Edgar's first parachute jump.
42-11-23
165
Blondie Versus A Brunette
N
[Original script provenance]

Blondie vs. Brunette
An alleged friend sees Dagwood lunching with a pretty brunette and immediately reports the incident to Blondie who in turn sees red and sn begins round one of the Blondie vs. Brunet fight Monday, on the Blondie program over KGLO-CBS from 9:30 to 10 p m What the alleged "Mend" didn't know was that the brunet was the daughter of an important industrialist
who had interested Dagwood's boss. Mr. Dithers, in a new construction job. which Dithers wanted as an account.
42-11-30
166
Blondie Settles A Feud
N
[Original script provenance]

42-12-07
167
Blondie Solves A Manpower Problem
Dagwood the Busboy
N
[Original script provenance]

""Dag" in Trouble
J. C. Dithers, Dagwood Bumstead's boss, in search of 50 employees for a special construction job, entrusts the problem to ' his leading troubleshooter, "Dag." When he finds Dag is no Paul McNutt and despairing of even finding ten unemployed workers, let alone 50, he wanders into a hash house for a cup of coffee. There he befriends a "bum," in town for a convention of the "Society to Improve the Condition of Bums," who brings his colleagues to the rescue. The program will be heard on KGLO-CBS Monday from 9:30 to 10 p.m."
42-12-14
168
Blondie Goes To Court
Berger vs. Dithers
N
[Original script provenance]

Blondie to the Rescue
Blondie goes to court with Dagwood Monday on KGLO-CBS at 3:30 p. m. when Dagwood as principal witness in an auto crash between his boss, Mr. Dithers, and Mr. Berger of the Goliath company, must testify. Poor Dagwood
is caught between the devil and Ihe deep blue sea because he feels that Mr. Sergei is in the right, yet if he testifies against his boss he'll be fired.
42-12-21
169
Blondie Shops For Christmas
N
[Original script provenance]
[Time change to 9:30 p.m.]

"Bumstead's Air
Another adventure in the domestic life of the Bumstead family will be heard on KGLO-CBS Monday from 9:30 to 10 p. m., when Blondie will be on the air again"
42-12-28
170
Blondie Goes To The Race
N
[Original script provenance]

""They're Off"
"
Blondie Goes to the Race" will be the Monday episode in the life of the Dagwood Bumsteads, on KGLO-CBS from 9:30 to 10 p. m. Dagwood is hoodwinked into buying a bedraggled horse that is too old to pull the town milk wagon any longer. Burdened with such an obvious debit, the Bumsteads enter the horse in the fashionable annual "Sleighing Race.""
43-01-04
171
Blondie Plays Her Part
N
"Blondie to the Rescue
When Dagwood's boss, Mr. Dithers, learns that a customer is coming to town on business, he sends Dagwood over to his competitor Mr. Berger of the Goliath company, to keep him busy until Mr. Dithers puts over the deal on Monday, over KGLO-CBS at 9:30 p. m. In his usual way, Dagwood gets into trouble, and "
Blondie Plays Her Part" by coming to his rescue."
43-01-11
172
Title Unknown
N
43-01-18
173
Blondie Enters The Ring
N
43-01-25
174
Blondie's Last Minute Rush
N
43-02-01
175
Title Unknown
N
Blondie (WBBM): Penny Singleton returns to the title role.
43-02-08
176
Alexander Volunteers for War Work
N
Alexander, 8 Volunteers for War Work 
   Eight year old Alexander decides to do his bit forward winning the war, in "Blondie Captures a Volunteer," the episode in the adventures of "Blondie" and Dagwood to be broadcast Monday, on KGLO-CBS at 9:30 p. m.
   Through a bit of juvenile fraud, Alexander succeeds in getting his father's signature on a statement that he is of legal age.  Armed with that document, he tries unsuccessfully to enlist in the armed forces, and finally ends up with a safer job in an airplane factory.
   The fact that he neglects to notify his parents of his plans creates a great deal of confusion in the Bumstead home, but eventually Blondie and Dagwood learn that their son not only is safe, but has rolled up a good day's work.
   Penny Singleton plays the title role in this KGLO-CGS series, with Arthur Lake as Dagwood.  This will be Penny's second broadcast following her recent leave of absence during which she became a mother.  Her husband is a marine captain.
43-02-15
177
Blondie Sees Stars
N
43-02-15 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Blondie Has Date With Movie Star
A pair of Hollywood's personality boys come in for a bit of de-glamorizing, when "
Blondie Sees Stars," in the "Blondie" broadcast on Monday, over KGLO-CBS at 9:30 p. m.
43-02-22
--
--
--
[Preempted for FDR Speech]
43-03-01
178
Dagwood Carpools
N
43-03-08
179
Blondie's Cousin Returns
N
Cousin Edgar's Back 
   "Blondie's" black sheep cousin, Edgar Slocum, who made an unwilling paratrooper of Dagwood a few months ago, comes back to cause for confusion, in "Blondie's Cousin Returns," on Monday over KGLO-CBS at 9:30 p. m.
   This time, Edgar arrives to spend a two day leave with the Bumsteads, at the same time that Dagwood's boss, J. C. Dithers, is looking for dates for his niece Tallulah, who is visiting him.  Dagwood, without anticipating the consequences, arranges a date for the pair.  Private Edgar immediately promotes himself to major, making a great impression on Tallulah in the process.  The trouble starts almost immediately after the promotion, but eventually, everything straightens itself out.
43-03-15
180
Blondie Taxes Her Memory
N
U.S. Taxes Cash; Blondie Taxes Memory 
   An income tax expert who turns up , not to help Dagwood and Blondie with their 1942 return but to ask them to explain certain deductions in their 1937. 1938, and 1939 returns, complicates matters in the "Blondie" broadcast Monday, over KGLO-CBS at 9:30 p.m.

"
Blondie Taxes Her Memory" and eventually explains all the deductions to the satisfaction of the investigator.
   Complications arise, though, when Dagwood's boss, J.C. Dithers, mistaking the tax expert for the accountant who is to show him how to cut corners on his current return, sounds off to him on the subject of what he terms "jerks" in the tax bureau.  Life somehow doesn't flow quite so smoothly after Mr. Skinner, of the tax office, explains that he is one of the "jerks" in question, come to talk about Dithers' 1938 return.
   Thanks to Blondie's memory, and to Dithers' explanation that he really wants to help the government...and besides, they watch you so carefully, everything ends happily.
43-03-22
181
Blondie Meets A New Personality
N
Dagwood Turns Back-Slapper Monday
Proving that some people will do anything for money, Dagwood becomes a jovial, dynamic personality for a few your with unexpected results, in "
Blondie Meets A New Personality" on Monday over KGLO-CBS at 9:30 p. in. Turned down by his boss, J. C. Dithers, when he asks for a raise! Dagwood is advised by his neighbor, Mr. Fuddle, to turn on the personality. Fuddle demonstrates the personality technic so %vell that Dagwood lends him five dollars, and decides that the suggestion is sound. Even smiling his happiest and oozing with all the confidence he can muster, Dagwood fails to get that raise. In the end, thou^gh his new personality does get him the increase, in wages, and Blondie succeeds in persuading him to turn off the human dynamo act.
43-03-29
182
Blondie Pleads Not Guilty
N
Blondie Pleads Not Guilty Monday Night
An overzealous policeman, who happens to be the favorite nephew of the mayor's wife, arrests Blondie on a technically and upsets the Bumstead and several other families in "
Blondie Pleads Not Guilty", Monday on KGLO-CBS at 9:30 p.m. Dagwood and his boss, J, C Dithers, go to the rescue, but Dithers only succeeds in talking himself into an adjoining cell, leaving Dagwood to wonder how it happens that he's not arrested too. All other strategies fail, until Blondie herself, working through her friend Harriet, comes up with a solution which not only clears her but brings about the resignation of the policeman "
43-04-05
183
Blondie Starts Her Garden
N
"Blondie"
There are at least as many ways
ot getting a garden spaded up
as there are methods for skinning
a cat, Blondie proves when she
persuades Dagwood to do the
heavy work in her vegetable patch,
in "
Blondie Starts Her Garden,"
Monday, at 9:30 p. m. on KGLOCBS.
With a display ot strategy worthy
of a general, Blondie lirst
convinces Dagwood that he is out
ot condition and needs exercise.
then swings the subject around
to the benefits of outdoor exercise,
particularly gardening. It
works, with a little additional incentive
thrown in by Blondie.
43-04-12
184
Blondie's Trouble Arrives C.O.D
N
[Available as Front Line Theatre only]

43-04-12 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Blondie and Dagwood
A C. O. D. parcel arrives, Blondie and Dagwood pay for it, and promptly begin wishing that they hadn't, in "
Blondie's Trouble Arrives C. O. D.,:' on Monday at 9:30 p. m., over station KGLO. Penny Singleton and Arthur
Lake are starred.
43-04-19
185
Blondie Cleans House
N
43-04-26
186
Blondie Sells Some Bonds
N
43-04-26 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Banks Almost Close as Blondie Sells Bonds
Zero means nothing, except wfien it is on the wrong side or the decimal iroint with Dagwood moving the ciphers, when Blondie, Dagwood and his boss, J. C. Dithers, get together and "
Blondie Sells Some Bonds," Monday, on KGLO-CBS at 9:30 p. m. In a patriotic auction to raise the town's war bonds quota, Dagwood
is authorized by Dithers to bid in on Mayor's Snipe's gavel. He js to go the limit, up to $500. Dagwood, true to form, really goes the limit, even to the extent of misplacing a decimal point which gets his boss in a serious predicament. Through the misplaced decimal point, Dagwood finds himself going all out for the mayors' gavel to the tune of $50,000, and having a wonderful time while Dithers suffers slow prostration. While Dagwood and Dithers are attempting to bring order out of chaos, the mayor comes back with the news that Dithers did a bit ot decimal point juggling himself . . . the bank will cash the check for only $500 Eventually, Blondie straightens
everything out, after going into a tailspm herself over a pair of nylons, taken from a safety deposit vault for the occasion.
43-05-03
187
Blondie Minds the Children
N
43-05-03 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Brats, Spats on "Blondie Minds the Children'
Nice, law-abiding and really respectable citizens win'
up in jail when the three James children get going on tin
"Blondie" program over KGLO-CBS Monday at 9:30 p. m
They are the rambunctious off spring of war workers who have
left them in the care of neighbor
Blondie and Cora Dithers, Henry James is an alleged prodigy while
Willie and Jesse James are definitely
problem children. Their hi
jinks put the jinx on Dagwood and Mr. Dithers who, although
protesting innocence, find themselves
behind bars cliarged with
everything from mayhem to being
queen of the May.
How everything is finally ironed
out provides a fast-moving mike
vehicle punctured plentifully with
laughs. Penny Singleton plays the
title role, Agnes Moorehead portrays Cora. Arthur Lake is Dagwood and Hanley Stafford is his harassed boss, Mr. Dithers.
43-05-10
188
Blondie and The Sea Serpents
N
"Sea Serpents" Seen Monday by "Dag"
It has been a long time since St. Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland but on the "Blondie" program over KGLO-CBS Monday, at 9:30 p. m., Dagwood and his boss, J.C. Dithers, feel certain that one of them swam the ocean and finally arrived in America.
   Both are teetotalers but not even that fact lends credence to their story of seeing a "sea serpent" as they passed a vacant lot.  Even the police doubt their veracity when they report the amazing sight.  Finally, Mr. Dithers, tired of scoffers, withdraws as a witness but Dagwood sticks to his guns and with the aid of Blondie manages to prove that he doesn't need an alienist.
   It's a weird tale surrounded by laughs, and parts are portrayed by Penny Singleton as "Blondie," Arthur Lake as "Dagwood" and Hanley Stafford as J. D. Dithers.
43-05-17
189
Blondie Goes To the Circus
N
Snakes Alive! "Dag" Performs at Circus
A half-hour lesson in how to disrupt a circus is given by the Bumstead family—Blondie, Dagwood and their two children, Alexander and Cookie—in "
Blondie Goes to the Circus," over KGLO-CBS Monday at 9:30 p. m.
It all starts when a nice quiet snake, tired of life under canvas, slinks slowly away but is captured by the Senior Bumsteads who are rewarded with passes for the family. They then proceed to become amateur Barnums. This involves taking part in the opening parade, with Dagwood riding an elephant sidesaddle, Cookie talking things over with a lion and Blondie wondering whether she can't lake the polar bear home for a parlor rug.
The entire affair is climaxed when Dagwood inadvertantly becomes the star of the most dangerous act on the program. Stars of the broadcast are Penny Singleton in
the title role and Arthur Lake as
Dagwood.
43-05-24
190
Blondie Cracks An Alibi
N
Poker Is Joker as "Blondie Cracks Alibi"
Playing poker all night and then trying to convince your wife that you were out on business is a sure way of landing in the doghouse—as Dngwood Bumstead and his boss, J. C. Dithers, sorrowf'ully learn as "
Blondie Cracks An Alibi" over
KGLO-CBS Monday, at 9:30 p. m.

The boys get home long after nidnight and are confronted by glowering spouses who say they're something that rhymes with pouse and they'd better give a good reason for keeping milkman hours. How the women get them to confess their card table indiscretions produces hilarious humor. Parts are played by Penny Singleon as Blonrie, Arthur Lake as Dagwood. Hanley Stafford as Mr. Dithers and Agnes Moorehead as Mrs. Dithers.
43-05-31
191
Title Unknown
N
43-06-07
192
Blondie Leaves for a Vacation
N
Bumsteads Leave for Vacation Monday
The first ten days of vacation are the hottest, as the Bumstead family learns when they head for "Camp Everything
during "
Blondie Leaves for a Vacation" over KGLO-CBS
Monday at 9:30 p. m."Camp Everything" is one of
those places which combines tiltworst
features of the seashore,
country and dude ranch. Guests
are on a par with the surroundings,
which would be beautiful if they weren't hidden by bilboards.
43-06-14
193
Blondie Rides the Range
N
Bumsteads Ride Range Monday Night 
   When Blondie and Dagwood set out for a horseback ride as a feature of their vacation at Camp Everything, it is so quiet you can hear the cattle rustle, but trouble develops in Dead Man's Gulch as "Blondie Rides the Range," Monday at 9:30 p. m. on KGLO-CBS.
   A few bullet holes through Dagwood's ten-gallon hat convince them that tales of black market cattle rustlers have some foundation in fact, and their efforts to round up the steer swipers are complicated by Alexander's slingshot sniping and Cookie's adoption of a rattle, complete with a snake on the end of it.  Surprisingly enough, everything ends happily.  Blondie is played by Penny Singleton, with Arthur Lake as Dagwood.
43-06-21
194
Blondie Tames A Lion
N
It's a Roar as "Blondie Tames a Lion" 
   The plot of "Blondie Tames a Lion," to be heard over KGLO-CBS Monday at 9:30 p. m. reads like a "who's Zoo." 
   Blondie and Dagwood, vacationing at Camp Everything, have been pointed out as noted lion tamers by their son, Alexander.  Up pops a lion and the loving couple have to make good on their reputation.  It's hilarious, really, because once when Dagwood visited a menagerie he was told by an attendant not to be afraid of the lion.  "He was raised on a bottle," said the attendant.  "So was I," retorted Dagwood, "but I eat meat, now!"  So, for some funny lines _____ lions you don't have to go further than the "Blondie" program.
43-06-28
195
Blondie Splits A Personality
N
Blondie Turns Psychologist for Dithers
' Dajrwood's boss, J. C. Dithers, decides that he is Winston
Churchill (when he's Hot busy being Shakespeare) and
some amateur psychiatry is in order, when "
Blondie Splits a
Personality
," on Monday, at 9:30 p. ra. over KGLO-CBS. While Dithers watches comlacently
from within the folds of
lis strailjackct, the Bumsteads
nd Mrs. Dithers quietly go about
irranging the affairs of the Dithirs
Construction company, and
ome close to driving J. C. even
Jattier, before a solution is
cached. The solution includes a
racation for Dithers and a sharp
advancement for Dagwootl,
43-07-05
196
Blondie Advises The President
N
[Original script provenance]

43-07-12
197
Blondie Cures Perigoobo Tropicalis
N
[Original script provenance]

Blondie Cures Dithers 
  J. C. Dithers returns from his vacation in a wheel chair, afflicted with an itchy sensation described by a resort doctor as perigoobo tropicalis, and Blondie is called upon to clear that up and to deal with an imposter, impersonating a leading contractor, in "Blondie Cures Perigoobo Tropicalis," on Monday at 9:30 p. m., over KGLO-CBS.  Dithers' "dangerous" tropical disease turns out to be a lot simpler than the doctor's diagnosis, and everything comes out happily in the end.  Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Hanley Stafford and Agnes Moorehead are the series' principals.
43-07-19
198
Blondie Produces the Evidence
Blondie Overrides A Veto
N
[Original script provenance]

"Blondie" Learns
A raise its refused Dagwood,
whose wife "Blondie" raises a row when she hears about it in "
Blondie Overrides a Veto," over
KGLO-CBS Monday at »;3u p. m.
When J. C. Dithers, her husband's
boss, absolutely refuses to fatten
the pay envelope, Blondies goes to
a radio domestic relations court,
with her problem. She finds out
that the difference between capital
and labor is that capital is the
money Mr. Dithers has and labor
is Retting it away from him.
Title role is played by Penny
Singleton, Arthur Lake is Daswood
and: Hanley. Stafford -ia'- M.
C. Dithers.
43-07-26
199
Blondie Tries Black Magic
N
[Original script provenance]

Blondie and Dogwood
A ring which supposedly gives
the owner anything he wishes for is the focal point of "
Blondie Tries Black Magic" over KGLO-- CBS Monday at 9:30 p. m. Blondie and Dagwood meet a man wearing a turban and a white flowing robe and he tells them he needs five dollars Cor a railroad ticket but in return he'll give them a magic ring. Dagwood falls for it and for a while it looks as though the ring really works However, subsequent events prove that coincidence plays a large part in the plot.
43-08-02
200
Blondie Squelches A Squabble
N
[Original script provenance]

43-08-09
201
Blondie Goes Into A Trance
N
[Original script provenance]

"Blondie"
Having a big business "deal" scheduled (ten cent limit, deuces and one-eyed Jacks wild), Dagwood and his boss, Dithers, resort to hypnotism to obtain their wives' consent, and "
Blondie Goes Into a Trance," on Monday, over KGLO-CBS at 9:30 p. m.
Unfortunately for the men's plans, their wives overhear their discussion of hypnotic methods, and are prepared with countermeasures.
The "deal" turns out profitably, but there are several comic surprises. Penny Singleton is starred as Blondie. with Arthur Lake as Dagwood, Agnes Moorehead as Cora and Hanley Stafford
J. C. Dithers.
43-08-16
202
Blondie's Dog Has Her Day
Blondie Finds A Wallet
N
[Original script provenance]

"Blondie Finds a Wallet" Monday Evening
A mad hunt to locate a lost wallet involves tlie Bumstead
family anil then- neighbor Mr. Fuddle in a' hilarious escapade when "Blondie Finds a Wallet," on KGLO-CBS Monday at 9:30 p. m. The hectic search doesn't even spare the family's dog, whose privacy and peace are disturbed when the treasure seekers dig up the pet's bone caches.
An advertisement in a newspaper offering a reward for the wallet further complicates matters as wads of wallets pour into the Bumstead household. Penny Singleton is "Blondie" Arthur Lake is hubby Dagwood, and Harry Lang is Mr. Fuddle.
43-08-23
203
Blondie Goes To A Picnic
N
[Original script provenance]

Bumsteads to Picnic
Starting out [or a picnic, Blondie
and her family forget to bring
the pickles but soon get into
enough pickles to go around, in
"
Blondie Goes to a Picnic," on
Monday at 9:30 p. m. over KGLOCBS.
A farmer with extortionist tendencies
and a hired hand whose
hobbies include appropriating the
clothes "of swimmers account for
just some of the troubles that beset
Blondie, Dagwood, Cookie
and Alexander, As usual, Blondie
manages to salvage the situation,
and even to show a profit
tor the day.
43-08-30
204
Blondie Turns Bouncer
N
[Original script provenance]

Female Stags!
Dagwood and Dithers deck them'selves out in feminine garb in order to crash a female "stag party," and get into trouble with their wives and practically everyone else, when "
Blondie Turns Bouncer," on Monday at 9:30 p.m., over KGLO-CBS. Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Agnes Moorehead and Hanley Stafford have leading roles in this comedy series.
43-09-06
205
Blondie's Heartbeat Goes Haywire
N
[Original script provenance]

43-09-13
206
Blondie Gets A Porker
N
[Original script provenance]

43-09-20
207
Blondie Entertains Dorothy Lamour
N
[Original script provenance]

43-09-27
208
Blondie Meets Frank Morgan
N
[Original script provenance. Special Third War Loan program]

43-10-04
209
Blondie Stops The Presses
N
[Original script provenance]

43-10-11
210
Blondie Buys A Lot
N
[Original script provenance]
[Available as AFRS only]

43-10-18
211
Blondie Turns Press Agent
N
[Original script provenance]

43-10-25
212
Blondie Has Celebrity Trouble
N
[Original script provenance]

43-11-01
213
Blondie's Small Business Man
N
[Original script provenance]

43-11-08
214
Blondie Takes It Easy
N
[Original script provenance]

43-11-15
215
Blondie's Daughter Runs Away
N
[Original script provenance]

43-11-22
216
Blondie Protects The Home Front
N
[Original script provenance]

43-11-29
217
Blondie Corners A Contract
N
[Original script provenance]

43-12-06
218
Blondie Shops For Xmas
N
[Original script provenance]

43-12-13
219
Blondie Has Secretary Trouble
N
[Original script provenance]

43-12-20
220
Blondie's Last Minute Rush
N
[Original script provenance]

43-12-19 Beatrice Daily Sun
Christmas comes but once a year's enough as the Bumstead Family learns during "
Blondie's Last Minute Rush" heard Monday, Dec. 20, at 9:30. Blondie and Dagwood get caught in the whirl that precedes shopping for gifts as the holiday draws near.
43-12-27
221
Blondie Cures Insomnia
N
[Original script provenance]

44-01-03
222
Blondie's Son Runs For Office
N
[Original script provenance]

44-01-10
223
Blondie Takes A Beating
N
[Original script provenance]

44-01-17
224
Blondie's Son Gets Stage Struck
N
[Original script provenance]

44-01-24
225
Blondie Keeps The Home Fires Burning
N
44-01-31
226
Blondie Meets Krishni Goomba
Blondie Meets Krishna Goomba
N
[Original script provenance]

44-02-07
227
Blondie Goes Out With The Boys
N
[Original script provenance]

44-02-14
228
Blondie Gets A Valentine
N
[Original script provenance]

44-02-21
229
Blondie Demands A Refund
N
[Original script provenance]

44-02-28
230
Blondie's Son Buys A Lot
N
[Original script provenance]

44-03-06
231
Blondie's Son Falls In Love
N
[Original script provenance]

44-03-13
232
Blondie's Leap Year Date
Blondie's New Years Date
N
[Original script provenance]

44-03-20
233
Blondie's Husband Quits His Job
N
[Original script provenance]

44-03-27
234
Blondie's Son Grows Older
N
[Original script provenance]

44-04-03
235
Blondie Handles a Client
N
[Florence Lake as Blondie due to a flood around Penny Singleton's ranch]

J C. DITHERS, who has a fine flair for . writing insulting letters, palms off on Dagwood the task of re-establishing friendly relations with a customer, and "
Blondie Handles a Client" to everyone's satisfaction, on Monday at 9 :30 p. m. over KGLO-CBS. The fact that the client unexpecteclly turns out to be an attractive girl heightens Blondie's interest in the matter. Penny
Singleton plays the title role, with Arthur Lake as Dagwood and Hanley Stafford as Dithers.
44-04-10
236
Blondie Cleans Up The Office
Y
"With J. C. Dithers still in the hospital, and Dagwood running the office. Blondie decides that
the place needs the feminine touch, and "
Blondie Cleans Up the Office" on Monday at 9:30 p.m.. over KGLO-CBS- Before she sets to work mi Dithers' desk, though, Dithers arranccs for the preservation of a few choice secrets, including the contents of a certain little black book.
44-04-17
237
Blondie Decorates The Office
N
44-04-24
238
Blondie Squabbles
N
[Original script provenance]

44-05-01
239
Blondie Entertains A Client
N
[Original script provenance]

44-05-08
240
Blondie Cleans House
N
44-05-15
241
Blondie Becomes A Princess
N
[Original script provenance]

44-05-22
242
Blondie Meets A Soldier
N
[Original script provenance]

44-05-29
243
Blondie Learns Spanish
N
[Original script provenance]

44-06-05
244
Blondie's Son Crams For An Exam
N
[Original script provenance]

44-06-12
245
Blondie Sits For Her Portrait
Y
[Original script provenance]

Program which will open the 5th War- Loan campaign. The program will be broadcast from 9 to 10 p. m. Most of the program will come from Texarkana, Tex., where Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau, will personally touch off the invasion war loan drive, characterized as the most important of all war loan drives to date. With him at Texarkana will be the governors of the 5 gulf states.
Twenty motion picture and stage stars
also will be heard on the program.
The Screen Guild Players and "Blondie" will not be heard this week only to make way for the special show.

[Note: Script cites 'as broadcast' time of 4:30 p.m. PWT--7:30 p.m. EWT; well before the announced preemption]

Features Hans Conried, John Brown, Martha Wentworth, and Joe Forte.
44-06-19
246
Blondie's Beautiful Dreamer
Y
[Original script provenance]

DID you ever see a dream walking? Did you ever hear a dream talking? Those are words in a sons that was popular several seasons back but
they're appropriate for "
Blondie's Beautiful Dreamer" over KGLO-CBS Monday at 9:30 p. m. Dagwood Bumstead. to the consternation of Blondie and his boss, Dithers, suddenly starts to dream and finds that the dream of the night before becomes realities. He dreams that he's involved in a bank holdup and winds up in jail. Sure enough, that's what happens.
44-06-26
247
Alexander And The Spooks
N
[End Camel Sponsorship. Original script provenance]

[Announces return on
July 21 under new sponsorship. Replaced by Bob Hawk show]





44-07-21
248
Blondie Calls the Plumber
N

[Begin Super Suds Sponsorship
Premiere on The Blue Network for thirteen weeks]

[Available only as AFRS]

9:30 p. m. — Blondie (WENR): premiere on new network; "
Blondie Calls the Plumber."

   The Colgate Palmolive Peet representative for this district states that the Super Suds division of their company is sponsoring the radio version of "Blondie" over the Columbia network each Sunday evening at 7 p. m.
   While columbia stations are ordinarily difficult to get during the daylight hours on the small home sets, those having the more elaborate receivers should be able to locate the program, which is said to have been made more entertaining under the new sponsor.

[NBC Blue; FRIDAY; Super Suds]

Under a rearrangement, the Blondie and Dagwood comedy series, which recently left CBS after a long run, will go on the Blu network for the 13 week period beginning July 21. After that time the schedule calls for its return to CBS. to a Sunday night spot. The leads, Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake, are continuing,

Super Suds Sponsors "Blondie" Program 
44-07-28
249
Blondie Hears Gossip
N
NBC Blue; FRIDAY
9:30 p. m. — Blondie (WENR):
Dagwood is seen with a beautiful
brunette and "
Blondie Hears Gossip."
44-08-04
250
Blondie Sells Her Car
N
9:30 p. m.,— Blondie (WENR):
J. C. Dithers needs a truck, so
"
Blondie Sells Her Car."
44-08-11
251
Title Unknown
N
9:30 p. m.,— Blondie (WENR):
Alexander brings home red points on the hoof.





44-08-13
252
Title Unknown
N
[Super Suds Sponsorship Episodes overlap for the remainder of August]
[Moves to Sundays]

7 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
44-08-18
253
Blondie Cracks an Alibi
Y
9:30 p. m. — Blondie (WENR):
Dagwood tries to keep a poker game secret.

44-08-18 Lima News
Dagwood Bumstead, a real card, tries to keep a poker game secret but finds that he's the joker when "
Blondie Cracks an Alibi" over WJZ Friday at 7 p.m., EWT. His boss, J.C. Dithers, also finds that the deck is loaded when his wife leads with clubs. Penny Singleton stars in the title role, Arthur Lake is Dagwood, and Hanley Stafford is Dithers.
44-08-20
254
Blondie's Son Tells a Lie
N
7 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
Truth becomes a liability when
"
Blondie's Son Tells a Lie."
44-08-25
255
Blondie Impresses a Client
N
9:30 p. m. — Blondie (WENR):
Dagwood calls for help, and "
Blondie Impresses a Client,"
44-08-27
256
Blondie vs. a Brunette
N
7 p. m. — Blondle (WBBM)
"
Blondie vs. a Brunette."
44-09-01
257
Blondie Tries Black Magic
N
9:30 p. m. — Blondie (WENR):
"
Blondie Tries Black Magic" in last of Friday series.





44-09-03
258
Blondie Votes Her Stock
N
[Moves to Sundays]

7 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Votes Her Stock."
44-09-10
259
Blondie Buys a Painting
N
7 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Buys a Painting;" Fanny
Brice
("Baby Snooks") guest.
44-09-17
260
Blondie's Husband Forgets Himself
Dagwood Gets Amnesia
Y
7 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie's Husband Forgets Himself"
finds Dagwood playing the "amnesia game."
44-09-24
261
Blondie Meets Baby Snooks
N
7 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Meets Baby Snooks;"
Fanny Brice, guest.
44-10-01
262
Blondie's Daughter Drinks Her Milk
N
7 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie's Daughter Drinks Her Milk."
44-10-08
263
Blondie Meets Baby Snooks
Y
7 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
Fannie Brice makes a guest appearance
as "
Blondie Meets Baby Snooks."
44-10-15
264
Blondie Feuds with Woodley
N
7 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Feuds with Woodley,"
and Dagwood lands in jail.
44-10-22
265
Blondie's Hero Comes Home
N
7 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
'
'Blondie's Hero Comes Home."
44-10-29
266
Blondie Hires an Office Boy
N
7 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Hires an Office Boy" and Dogwood loses his job.
44-11-05
268
Blondie Hurts Dagwood's Feelings
N
"Blondie" Gets Tangled Up In Dagwood's Spaghetti
Spaghetti a la Dagwood with Bumstead sauce reaches the Bumstead menu, and "
Blondie Hurts Dagwood Feelings." In the broadcast over Station WMT Sunday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. Cookie asks, "Couldn't you just spank me and put me to bed?" and EJtTiilur sentiments nrci expressed bthe ether Bumstcnd'sJ leading Dag wood to the conclusion that he's not appreciated. That goes on unt the next day, when Dagwood tastes its own concoction und begins to sec !
i'hat the others meant.

Penny Singleton stars us Blondie, with Arthur. Lake ns Dagwcod, 7 p m — Blondie (WBBM): "
Blondie Hurts Dagwood's Feelings" by burning his spaghetti.
44-11-12
269
Blondie Saves the Payroll
N
7 p m . — Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Saves the Payroll," as J. C. Dithers is held up.
44-11-19
270
Blondie Sues Mr. Dithers
N
7 p m . — Blondie (WBBM):
sues Mr. Dithers for a contract for Dagwood.
44-11-26
271
Blondie's Husband Gets Demoted
N
7 p m . — Blondie (WBBM):
'
Blondie's husband Gets Demoted."
44-12-03
272
Blondie Frames Her Husband
N
7 p m . — Blondie (WBBM):
to get a big contract for J. C. Dithers, "
Blondie Frames Her Husband."
44-12-10
273
Blondie Makes Up
N
7 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
Bumstead house is Full of Yuletide good will as "
Blondie Makes Up."
44-12-17
274
Blondie Cuts Her Own Tree
N
7 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Cuts Her Own Tree."
44-12-24
275
Blondie's Christmas Eve
N
7 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie's Christmas Eve" almost proves disastrous to Dagwood.
44-12-31
276
Blondie's New Year's Eve
N
7 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie's New Year's Eve."
45-01-07
277
Title Unknown
N
45-01-14
278
Blondie Writes A Lovelorn Column
N
7 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
writes a lovelorn column.
45-01-21
279
Blondie's Son Votes for Himself
N
45-01-20 Mason City Globe-Gazette
"
BLONDIE'S SON VOTES FOR HIMSELF" and Dagwood gets a campaign in the neck over KGLO-CBS Sunday, at 7 p. m. It's good government week in their home town, and one day the school kids-got to run the various offices. Last year Alexander was mayor for a day and now he wants to be police chief. He says he's a member of th arrestocracy-so should be elected. Penny Singleton plays the title role, Arthur Lake is Dagwood.
45-01-28
280
Blondie's Son Makes An Arrest
N
45-01-27 Mason City Globe-Gazette
ALEXANDER BUMSTEAD becomes the town's Police Chief for.a
** day, so "
Blondie's-Son Makes An Arrest," on the comedy program over KGLO-CBS Sunday, at 7 p. m. Dagwood and wife Blondie pick a flower in the'park and Police Chief Alexander insists that here be no lightening of the heavy hand of the law in this case of vandalism by his parents. Penny Singleton plays Blondie, Arthur Lake is Dagwood Tommy Cook is Alexander and Hanley Stafford is J. C. Dithers.
45-02-04
281
Title Unknown
N
45-02-11
282
Blondie Makes Love To Her Husband
N
45-02-10 Mason City Globe-Gazette
"
BLONDIE MAKES LOVE TO HER HUSBAND,' but It is only because she's trying to win a bet, on the broadcast over KGLO-CBS Sunday, at 7 p. m. Dagwood, who keeps his nose to the grindstone when he should have an ear to the ground, doesn't realize that the sudden affection has an ulterior motive and the episode has an hilarious wind-up. Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake are starred.
45-02-18
283
Blondie's 12th Anniversary
N
45-02-17 Mason City Globe-Gazette
"
BLONDIE'S 12TH ANNIVERSARY"
coincides with Cora Dithers' birthday (she's not saying how many, but it's more than 12) and both wives are sure their husbands will forget the date, in the Blondie" broadcast Sunday, at 7 p. m., over KGLO-CBS. Dagwood and Dithers remember, but as a joke, decide to act as though they've forgotten, springing a last-minute surprise party after they have worried their wives a bit. The idea nearly backfires when the wives, after a series of broad hints, decide to buy presents for themselves, just to be sure. It all ends up in a happy, though slightly daffy climax. Penny Singleton is heard as Blondie, with Arthur Lake as Dagwood, Elvia Allman as Cora and Hanley Stafford as Dithers.
45-02-25
284
Blondie Woos The Muse
The Poet
N
45-02-24 Mason City Globe-Gazette
"
BLONDIE WOOS THE MUSE" over KGLO-CBS Sunday, at 7 p. m. As the title indicates, poetry plays a large factor in the script. Even Dagwood tries his hand at it, but gets tired and goes from verse to bed. Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake have the principal roles.

45-02-25 Port Arthur News
Penny Singleton's 10-year-old daughter, Dorothy Grace: "I was just thinking, mother, that I must be an awfully good child."
Penny: 'Of course you are, dear, but what made you think or that?'
Dorothy Grace: "Well, you never keep a maid more than two weeks and I've been with you almost 10 years."
45-03-04
285
Title Unknown
N
45-03-11
286
Blondie Meets Society
Y
45-03-11 The Lima News
A community social leader, Mrs. Trallafran, vlritu Blondie for tea and meets the Bumsteads at their daffiest, when "
Blondie Meets Society,"
Sunday, at 7 p. m., on Station
WABC. What with neighbors dropping in, the boss pursuing Dagwood about the premises, the children making cute remarks about Mrs. Trallafran's waistline and other assorted incidents, Blondie's debut into society is inauspicious, to say the least. Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake are heard as Blondie and Dagwood.
45-03-18
287
Blondie Walks Out
N
45-03-17 Mason City Globe-Gazette
THE BUMSTSADS get into an argument about family trees, and "Blondie Walks Out," in the broadcast Sunday, at 1 p. m., over KGLO-CBS.
It all starts with a discussion of Blondie's Uncle Dunkel, and which.
side of-his chin his mole is on. From there, the debate, waxes more
and more furious, until Dagwood and Blondie race for the. front door
to see which one is going to walk out on tbe other. Blondie gets there
first The hotel situation being what it is, she turns to her neighbors
for quarters, but they have visitors. In'the end, "Blondie Walks Back"
. . . right into another argument with Dagwood. Penny Singleton and
Arthur Lake play the leading roles.
45-03-25
288
Blondie Captures A Mouse
N
45-02-24 Mason City Globe-Gazette
"BLONDIE CAPTURES A MOUSE" with the aid of "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Dagwood over KGLO-CBS Sunday, at 7 p. m. The episode involves traps which trap everything but the rodent, fire engines responding to an alarm when Dagwood tries to smoke out the mouse and Danwood's pajama leg which is used as a slide by the playful creature- Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake are the principals.
45-04-01
289
Blondie Buys a Hat
N
45-03-31 Mason City Globe-Gazette
WITH OZZIE NELSON and Harriet Hilliard helping, "
Blondie Buys a Hat" for Easter in her comedy broadcast Sunday, at 7 p m., over KGLO-CBS. Harriet and Blondie, buying Easter bonnets get into an argument as to whose husband has the better taste in selecting hats, and delegate Ozzie and Dagwood to pick out their hats The only trouble is, each of the girls has decided in advance which one she wants, and the difficulty doesn't lessen, even when each husband succumbs to a series of broad hints and "selects" the bonnet his wife wants. Penny Singleton stars as Blondie. and Arthur Lake is the harried Dagwood.
45-04-08
290
Blondie's Polar Bear
N
45-04-21 Mason City Globe-Gazette
"
BLONDIE'S POLAR BEAR" is all about Dagwood Bumstead claiming to be a great swimmer. He tries to be the first one in town swimming this year with results to be heard over KGLO-CBS Sunday at 7 p.m. However, his boss Dithers beats him to it while the entire population watches. Dagwood is definitely not in the swim as far as Dithers is concerned when its all over. Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake have the principal roles.
45-04-15
291
Blondie's Husband Diets
N
45-04-21 Mason City Globe-Gazette
"
BLONDIE'S HUSBAND DIETS" when she finds that he has been exceeding the feed limit, over KGLO-CBS Sunday, at 7 p. m. Dagwood becomes a shadow of his former self and even gels his boss, J. C. Dithers, involved. But it all scales down to normal when it is discovered that the Bumstead children have been fooling with the scales and that Dagwood Is really underweight. His reivard is a super-duper sandwich. Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake have the principal ' roles.
45-04-22
292
Blondie Plays Hookey
N
45-04-21 Mason City Globe-Gazette
DAGWOOD AND BLONDIE decide to take a day oft from routine and work as "
Blondie Plays Hookey" on the broadcast over KGLO-CBS
bunday at 7. p. m. Dagwood, Blondie and their son Alexander are caught in the hookey plot by J. C. Dithers Dagwood's boss Penny Singleton plays Blondie, Arthur Lake is Dagwood, Tommy Cook is Alexander and Hanely Stafford plays J. C. Dithers
45-04-29
293
Title Unknown
N
45-05-06
294
Title Unknown
N
45-05-13
295
Blondie Cures A Grouch
N
45-05-12 Mason City Globe-Gazette
"
BLONDIE CURES A GROUCH" who cries foul when Alexander Bumstead opens the baseball season by knocking a fly into Sourpuss Sawyer's Sara, over KGLO-CBS Sunday, at 1 p. m.' However, as home plate is reached everyone winds up happy, with Sourpuss himself, climating land for a playground. Principals are Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake.
45-05-20
296
Title Unknown
N
45-05-27
297
Title Unknown
N
45-06-03
298
Title Unknown
N
45-06-10
299
Blondie Meets Aunt Nellie
N
45-06-09 Mason City Globe Gazette
BLONDIE MEETS Aunt Nellie," Dagwood's puritanical, but wealthy relative, and soon finds himself in hot water, on the comedy-drama, Sunday, at 7 p.m., over Station KGLO. Blondie is suddenly stricken with the hiccoughs, and Dagwood, fearing that Aunt Nellie will think she has overindulged, invites calamity by devising a contraption to scare the hiccoughs out of her. Everything goes wrong, and the story winds up with a surprise climax. Penny Singleton plays Blnodie and Arthur Lake is Dagwood.
45-06-17
300
Title Unknown
N
45-06-24
301
Blondie Acquires A Treasure
N
45-06-24 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Blondie (WBBM): acquires a treasurer, but loses money on it.
45-07-01
302
Title Unknown
N
45-07-08
303
Blondie's Has Cupid Trouble
N
45-07-08 Wisconsin State Journal
7:00 p.m. "Blondie" (WBBM): Alexander has a tussle with Cupid
45-07-15
304
Blondie Has Indian Trouble
N
45-07-15 Wisconsin State Journal
7:00 p.m. "Blondie" (WBBM): visits camp, and the Bumsteads have Indian trouble.
45-07-22
305
Blondie Advises Cora Dithers
N
45-07-21 Mason City Globe-Gazette
A VACATION romance, involving Cora Dithers and the athletic director at a nearby boys' camp leads to complication, and "
Blondie Advises Cora Dithers" in the broadcast Sunday, at 7 p.m., over KGLO-CBS. The Bumsteads and the Dithers combine vacation and business at an adult resort newar Alexander Bumstead's camp, and everything goes will until Cora and the athletic director meet. With Cora's husband on the edge of frenzy (the far edge), Blondie and Dagwood do their best to clear up the situation, but it is the athletic director himself who comes through with the rather surprising solution to the entire problem. Penny Singleton stars as Blondie, with Arthur Lake as Dagwood and Tommy Cook as Alexander. Hanley Stafford and Elvia Allman are heard as J.C. Dithers and Cora Dithers.

45-07-22 Wisconsin State Journal
7:00 p.m. "Blondie" (WBBM): Cora Dithers has a vacation romance
45-07-29
306
Blondie's Treasure Hunt
N
45-07-28 Mason City Globe Gazette
THE YOUNGEST Bumstead, Cookie, makes "
Blondie's Treasure Hunt" a success by simple strategy, but Dagwood comes close to making the whole enterprise a failure, when the "Blondie" comedy-drama, co-starring Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake, airs
over KGtD-CBS Sunday at 7 p. m. While Blondie, Cookie and Alexander are speeding along the right trail; Dagwood messes matters up by trailing an Indian, stumbling into a hornet's nest, and other such mistakes. The story comes to an hilarious climax as Dagwood tries to disentangle himself from these daffy difficulties.

45-07-29 Wisconsin State Journal
7:00 p.m. "Blondie" (WBBM): Dagwood nearly ruins "Blondie's Treasure Hunt."
45-08-05
307
Blondie and The Automobile Telephone
N
45-08-04 Mason City Globe Gazette
TWO OF Columbia's top Sunday comedy shows, "Blondie" and "That's My Pop," swap air-time beginning this week.
"Blondie" will be heard from 6:30p.m. to 7 p.m., and "That's My Pop," from 7 to 7:30 p.m.--both starting this Sunday.

45-08-05 Wisconsin State Journal
7:00 p.m. "Blondie" (WBBM): experiment with automobile telephones results in humor.
45-08-12
308
Blondie's Little Gentleman
N
45-08-11 Mason City Globe Gazette
ALEXANDER, the Bumstead heir, returns from camp with an extraordinary polite friend whose chief assignment is to sour Blondie and Dagwood on making Alexander "
Blondie's Little Gentleman," over KGLO-CBS Sunday, at 6:30 p. m. The little angel "sirs" and "pleases" so much that the Bumsteads are overjoyed when he departs and Alexander gets permission to stay just as he is, but Dagwood suffers the repercussions of the experiment.

45-08-12 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m. "Blondie" (WBBM): Alexander rebels.
45-08-19
309
Blondie Goes Dancing
N
45-08-19 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m. "Blondie" (WBBM): the Bumstead family
spends a pleasant evening on the dance floor.
45-08-26
310
Blondie Handcuffs Her Husband
N
45-08-19 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m. "Blondie" (WBBM):
"
Blondie Handcuffs Her Husband."
45-09-02
311
Blondie Handcuffs Her Husband
N
45-09-01 Mason City Globe Gazette
THERE'S FEUDIN" between the Bumsteads and the Woodleys, and "
Blondie Handcuffs Her Husband," in the comedy-drama broadcast over KGLO-CBS, Sunday, at 6:30 p. m. It all starts over a water sprinkler, which both Dajrwood and Hero Woodley claim to own. Within practically no time at all, each of the fenders has greatly enhanced his nuisance value. Blondie, as usual, points the way toward a somewhat drastic solution. Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake star as Blondie and Dagwood.
45-09-09
312
Blondie Uses Her Head
N
45-09-08 Mason City Globe Gazette
DAGWOOD'S BOSS J. C. Dithers gets into trouble and "
Blondie Uses Her Head" to help the situation on the broadcast of Blondie" over KGLO-CBS, Sunday at 6:30 p. m. Penny- Singleton
Jlays Blondie, Arthur,Lake is Dagwood, Tommy Cook is son Alexander. Hanley Stafford plays -J. C. Dithers. Ken Niles announces and William Artzt conducts the orchestra.
45-09-16
313
Blondie Faces The Judge
N
45-09-15 Mason City Globe Gazette
DAGWOOD AND HIS BOSS, J. C. Dithers, get in trouble with the Law and are forced to go to court but "
Blondie Faces The Judge"
and talks herself out of a traffic ticket and winds Dagwood and Mr Dithers up in contempt of court on the broadcast over CBS Sunday Sept. 16. Penny Singleton play-5 Blondie, Arthur Lake is Dagwood. Tommy Cook is Alexander and Hanley Stafford plays J C Dithers. Ken Niles announces and William Artzt conducts the orchestra.
45-09-23
314
Title Unknown
N
45-09-22 Mason City Globe Gazette
ARTHUR (Danvood) LAKE, co-star of the KGLO-CBS "Blondie" airshow, was telling Penny (Blondie). Singleton, his radio wife about a recent entertainment trip he made at an Arizona rest camp. "While -waiting my turn, I sat down in the shade," he said. "Then I felt a strange sensation and discovered I had parked on a cactus!"
'I'll bet," replied Penny, "that you were the only civilian in the camp with more than 85 points!" "Blondie" is heard on Sunday at 6:30 p. m. over KGLO-CBS
45-09-30
315
Title Unknown
N
45-10-07
316
Blondie Fights A Lovely Memory
N
45-10-07 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m. "Blondie" (WBBM): "
Blondie Fights A Lovely Memory" as Dagwood's old sweetheart appears.
45-10-14
317
Blondie's Son Becomes Musical
N
45-10-14 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
"Blondie's Son Becomes Musical."
45-10-21
318
Dagwood Buys A New Suit
N
45-10-21 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
Dagwood buys a new suit
45-10-28
319
Title Unknown
N
45-11-04
320
Blondie's Civic Improvement
N
45-11-18 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
"
Blondie's Civic Improvement" is no improvement for Dagwood's morale.
45-11-11
321
Title Unknown
N
45-11-18
322
Blondie Goes Duck Hunting
N
45-11-18 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
goes duck hunting
45-11-25
323
Blondie Gets Criticized
N
45-11-25 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
"
Blondie Gets Criticized"
45-12-02
324
Alexander Gets A Black Eye
N
45-12-02 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
Alexander gets a black eye and
Dagwood gets into trouble.
45-12-09
325
Title Unknown
N
45-12-16
326
Blondie's Mixed Up Christmas Packages
N
45-12-16 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
wraps her packages, and Dagwood
gets them mixed up.
45-12-23
327
Blondie Prepares for Christmas
N
45-12-23 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
prepares for Christmas
45-12-30
328
Blondie Persuades Dithers To Buy A Plane
N
45-12-30 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
persuades Dithers to buy an airplane.
46-01-06
329
Blondie Bulldozes A House
N
46-01-06 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
bulldozes a house
46-01-13
330
Blondie Makes A Million
N
46-01-13 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
"
Blondie Makes A Million"
46-01-20
331
Blondie Fishes Through The Ice
N
46-01-20 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
"
Blondie Fishes Through The Ice"
46-01-27
332
Blondie's Secret Lover
N
46-01-27 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
"
Blondie's Secret Lover"
46-02-03
333
Blondie Battles A Cold
N
46-02-03 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
battles a cold
46-02-10
334
Blondie's Son's Valentine
N
46-02-10 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
"
Blondie's Son's Valentine"
46-02-17
335
Blondie Battles The Devil
N
46-02-17 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
"
Blondie Battles The Devil"
46-02-24
336
Title Unknown
N
46-03-03
337
Blondie Gets A Raise
N
46-03-03 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
gets a raise
46-03-10
338
Blondie Contacts Mars
N
46-03-10 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
"
Blondie Contacts Mars"
46-03-17
339
Blondie's Husband Makes Friends
N
46-03-17 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
"
Blondie's Husband Makes Friends" after battle over a lawn mower,
46-03-24
340
Blondie Cleans The House
N
46-03-24 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
"
Blondie Cleans The House"
46-03-31
341
Blondie Throws An April Fools Birthday Party
N
46-03-31 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
gives 'an April fool's day birthday
party for Dagwood
46-04-07
342
Blondie's Husband's Expense Account
N
46-04-07 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
"
Blondie's Husband's Expense Account" causes his boss to explode.
7 p.m.
46-04-14
343
Blondie Paints The Room
N
46-04-14 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
"
Blondie Paints The Room"
46-04-21
344
Blondie's Unwelcome Visitor
N
46-04-21 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondle (WBBM):
"
Blondie's Unwelcome Visitor"
46-04-28
345
Blondie's Sunday Drive
N
46-04-28 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie's Sunday Drive"
46-05-05
346
Blondie Plows the Garden
N
46-05-05 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Plows The Garden"
46-05-12
347
Blondie Turns on the Lights
N
46-05-12 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Turns on the lights" as
the Bumsteads visit New York.
46-05-19
348
Blondie's Junior Chamber of Commerce President
N
46-05-19 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie's Junior Chamber of Commerce President,"
46-05-26
349
Title Unknown
N
46-06-02
350
Blondie Fixes Breakfast
N
46-06-02 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Fixes Breakfast."
46-06-09
351
Blondie Goes Formal
N
46-06-09 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Goes Formal."
46-06-16
352
Blondie Celebrates Fathers Day
N
46-06-16 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Celebrates Fathers Day."
46-06-23
353
Blondie Goes To The Beach
N
46-06-23 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Goes To The Beach."
46-06-30
354
Dagwood Rescues A Pretty Girl
N
46-06-30 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
Dagwood tries to rescue a pretty girl while the family is at the beach.
46-07-07
355
Blondie Stays at A Posh Hotel
N
46-07-07 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
the Bumsteads vacation at an exclusive hotel.
46-07-14
356
Blondie Fights The Sand Man
N
46-07-14 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Fights The Sand Man."
46-07-21
357
Blondie Has A Night Out
N
46-07-21 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Has A Night Out."
46-07-28
358
Blondie Learns to Rhumba
N
46-07-28 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Learns to Rhumba."
46-08-04
359
Blondie Learns The Game
N
46-08-04 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Learns The Game."
46-08-11
360
Blondie's Husband Becomes Dynamic
N
46-08-11 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie's Husband Becomes Dynamic."
46-08-18
361
Title Unknown
N
46-08-25
362
Blondie and The Pig
N
46-08-25 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
Alexander wins a pig at the fair.
46-09-01
363
Blondie and The Beauty Contest
N
46-09-01 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
judges a beauty contest
46-09-08
364
Blondie and The Property Deal
N
46-09-08 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
Dagwood and his boss get tangled up in a property deal.
46-09-15
365
Blondie Plans A Cottage
N
46-09-15 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p. m.—Blondie (WBBM):
"
Blondie Plans A Cottage."
46-09-22
366
Stars in The Afternoon Special
N
46-09-15 Wisconsin State Journal
Special Program
7 p. m. — Slars in the Afternoon
(WBBM): Dinah . Shore, Frank
Sinatra, Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy
Durante- and Garry Moore,
Joan Davis, ' Bob, Hawk, Dick
Haymes and Helen 'Forrest; casts
of American Melody Hour, ..Inner
Sanctum, .'Crime Doctor,' Crime
Photographer, Thin, Man, Sam Spade, Dr. Christian, 'Digest,
Blondie,
Radio Theater,' Screen "Guild
Players.
46-09-29
367
Title Unknown
N
46-10-06
368
Blondie and The City Council
N
6:30 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
fights for woman's place on city council.
46-10-13
369
Blondie Hires A Secretary
N
46-10-13 Syracuse Herald Journal
7:30 p. m. —WFBL—Blondie, comedy drama, with Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake.

46-10-13 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Blondie (WBBM): hires a secretary for Dagwood.
46-10-20
370
Blondie Longs for Romance
N
46-10-20 Syracuse Herald Journal
7:30 p. m. —WFBL—Blondie, comedy drama, with Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake.

46-10-20 Wisconsin State Journal - 6:30 p.m. Blondie--(WBBM): longs for romance.
46-10-27
371
Blondie and The Halloween Pranksters
N
6:30 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
Dagwood sets traps for Halloween pranksters.
46-11-03
372
Blondie Gets A Visit from Bing Crosby
N
46-11-02 Mason City Globe-Gazette
When Cookie Bumstead defies her mother and refuses to bathe, in the "Blondie" broadcast at 6:30 p. m., it is the mention of a visit from Bing Crosby that solves the dilemma.
46-11-10
373
Blondie and The Rival
N
46-11-10 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM): meets a rival.
46-11-17
374
Blondie's Dinner Guest
N
46-11-17 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM): "
Blondie's Dinner Guest,"
46-11-24
375
Title Unknown
N
46-12-01
376
Blondie Shops for U.F.M.
N
46-11-30 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6:30 p. m.) Dagwood gets the surprise of his life when he iearns what "U.F.M." means. It's a mysterious item on Blondie's grocery list for which she wants an increase in her grocery allowance.

46-12-01 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
tries to get an increase in grocery
alowance.
46-12-08
377
Title Unknown
N
46-12-15
378
Title Unknown
N
46-12-22
379
Blondie Gets A Christmas Tree
N
46-12-22 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
gets a Christmas tree.
46-12-29
380
Blondie's Hasty Present
N
46-12-29 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM): "
Blondle's Hasty Present."
47-01-05
381
Blondie Gets Lost in A Snowstorm
N
46-01-05 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM): the Bumsteads get lost in a snowstorm.
47-01-12
382
Blondie and The Two Dollar Bills
N
46-01-12 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
Dagwood finds some $2 bills.
47-01-19
383
Blondie and The Efficiency Expert
N
46-01-19 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondie (WBBM):
and an efficiency expert show up
Mr. .Dithers.
47-01-26
384
Blondie and The Cherry Tree
N
46-01-26 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondle (WBBM):
Bumsteads and Woodleys argue
over a cherry tree.
47-02-02
385
Blondie and The Lodge
N
46-02-02 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondle (WBBM):
Dagwood joins a lodge.
47-02-09
386
Blondie Speaks for Her Husband
N
46-02-09 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondle (WBBM):
speaks lor her husband.
47-02-16
387
Blondie's Two Wedding Anniversaries
N
46-02-16 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondle (WBBM):
and Dagwood enjoy two wedding
anniversaries.
47-02-23
388
Title Unknown
N
47-03-02
389
Title Unknown
N
47-03-09
390
Blondie and The New Hat
N
46-03-02 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondle (WBBM):
tries to get Dagwood to buy a new
hat.

46-03-08 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6:30 p. m.)
Blondie's campaign to have Dagwood buy a new hat ends when He loses his lid in a windstorm and gets a movie star's hat by mistake.
47-03-16
391
Title Unknown
N
47-03-23
392
Blondie and The Athletic Client
N
46-03-23 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondle (WBBM):
helps Dagwood entertain athletic client.
47-03-30
393
Title Unknown
N
47-04-06
394
Blondie Picks Out An Easter Hat
N
46-04-06 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondle (WBBM):
picks an Easter hat.

'46-04-05 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Recalling that her millinery choices have always displeased Dagwood, Blondie embarks on a novel Easter shopping scheme in "
Blondie Picks Out An Easter Hat."
47-04-13
395
Blondie Repairs A Nervous Wreck
N
46-04-13 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondle (WBBM):
repairs a nervous wreck.
47-04-20
396
Blondie Kills Mr. Dithers with Kindness
N
46-04-19 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6:30 p. m.)
Mr. Dithers comes to visit the Bumsteads while his wife is out of town, and Blondie finds that kindness is the only way to break down his unbearable attitude

46-04-20 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondle (WBBM)
47-04-27
397
Blondie Gives a Haircut
N
46-04-27 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Blondle (WBBM)

46-04-26 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6 p. m.) '
Blondie Gives a Haircut" and the son of a Dithers client loses his long curls—to h.s great delight. When the boy's father seems pleased, Mr. Dithers tries to take all the credit for himself.
47-05-04
398
Blondie Challenges A Chef
N
47-05-03 Findlay Republican
"Blondie Challenges A Chef' during CBS' 6:30 p. m. Sunday laughfest.
47-05-11
399
Blondie Celebrates Mother's Day
N
47-05-10 Findlay Republican
"Blondie Celebrates Mother's Day" over CBS Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
47-05-18
400
Blondie's Husband Ducks Spring Cleaning
N
47-05-17 Findlay Republican
"Blondie's Husband Ducks Spring Cleaning" over CBS Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
47-05-25
401
Blondie's Anonymous Present
N
47-05-24 Findlay Republican
"Blondie's Anonymous Present" causes some embarrassment on CBS' 6:30 p. m. Sunday laughfest.
47-06-01
402
Blondie Inherits a Small Fortune
N
47-05-31 Findlay Republican
"Blondie Inherits a Small Fortune" and the Bumsteads change their ways on CBS 6:30 pm. Sunday laugh riot.
47-06-08
403
Blondie's Husband Runs An Errand
N
47-06-07 Findlay Republican
"Blondie's Husband Runs An Errand" over CBS Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
47-06-15
404
Blondie Celebrates Father's Day
N
47-06-15 Chicago Tribune
6:30--WBBM--
Blondie celebrates Father's day.
47-06-22
405
Blondie Catches A Prowler
N
47-06-21 Findlay Republican
Dagwood proves a poor sleuth when "
Blondie Catches A Prowler" over CBS Sunday at 6:30 p. m.
47-06-29
406
Blondie Goes to Bed Early
N
47-06-28 Findlay Republican
"
Blondie Goes to Bed Early" over CBS Sunday at 6:30 p. m.
47-07-06
407
Blondie Gets A Call
N
47-07-06 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6 p. m.) Dagwood plays the jealous husband when "
Blondie Gets a Call" on the phone from a silkenvoiced male. He suspects the worst until she explains it. Then he feels very badly when he finds out it was a call which was to have brought a nice surprise to the Bumstead home for him.

47-07-05 Findlay Republican
"
Blondie Gets a Call" taht upsets Dagwood on CBS Sunday at 6:30 p. m.
47-07-13
408
Blondie and The Gold Rush
N
47-07-13 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6 p m )
When Alexander, their son, comes home with pockets bulging with money, the Bumsteads become curious The youngster explains that he found lots of gold pieces in a deserted house—and, when this news gets around, the whole town starts a gold rush, spearheaded by Blondie and her family.
47-07-20
409
Title Unknown
N
47-07-27
410
Blondie Plans A Vacation
N
47-07-26 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6 p. m.) Each of the Bumsteads has a different idea as to the ideal place to spend a vacation. Dagwood prefers hunting, Blondie likes the mountains, and the children hold out for a dude ranch and the seashore. They go into'a family huddle and get nowhere, so Blondie suggests that they go to a different place each day and all will be happy.
47-08-03
411
Title Unknown
N
47-08-10
412
Title Unknown
N
47-08-15
413
Title Unknown
N
47-08-24
414
Blondie Budges the Budget
N
47-08-31
415
Title Unknown
N
47-09-07
416
Title Unknown
N
47-09-14
417
Blondie Raises a Turtle
N
47-09-13 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6 p. m.) Plans are made for the town's annual turtle race so "
Blondie Raises a Turtle." Since all the business firms are to compete in the race, Blondie lets Mr. Dithers have her turtle for the race. When the event is about to start, DIther's turtle gets mixed up and then the fun really starts.
47-09-21
418
Title Unknown
N
47-09-28
419
Title Unknown
N
47-10-05
420
Blondie Meets A Con
N
47-10-04 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6 p. m.) "
Blondie Meets a Con" and persuades Dagwood to get the man a job with the J. C. Dithers company.
This is accomplished without Mr Dithers' knowing of the exconvict's past. Meanwhile, the company nearly loses $5,000, and in the ensuing mixup, J. C. learns that it pays to help a fellow, when he's down and out.
47-10-12
421
Title Unknown
N
47-10-19
422
Blondie's Husband Inherits a Company
N
47-10-18 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6:30 p. m.) Mr. Dithers, still recuperating from his broken foot, gets a look at another patient's hospital chart and mistakes it for his own. According to the chart, he is at death's door, so "
Blondie's Husband Inherits a Company" from J. C. When the mistake is discovered, Dithers suffers a relapse because Dagwood refuses to give up the company.
47-10-26
423
Blondie's Husband Loses a Company
N
47-10-25 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6:30 p. m.) Mr. Dithers and Dagwood continue to vie for the ownership of the Dithers Construction company which J. C. signed over to Dagwood when he thought he was at death's door. Mr. Dithers devises a neat plan to trick Dagwood into signing the company back to him. Later, Mr. Dithers learns he is being sued by an outside interest for a small fortune and regrets relieving Dagwood of the responsibility of running the business.
47-11-02
424
Title Unknown
N
47-11-09
425
Blondie's Son Is Elected
N
47-11-08 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6:30 p. m.) Business considerations intervene when young Alexander Bumstead runs for the office of class president thereby opposing the daughter of a client of Dagwood's boss, in a comedy episode titled "Blondie's Son Is Elected." Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake co-star.
47-11-16
426
Blondie Takes Over Lovelorn Column
N
47-11-15 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6:30 p. m.) Blondie takes over an advice to the lovelorn column in the local newspaper. Both Dagwood and J. C. Dithers write to the column asking for advice. They sign phoney names and Blondie gets a dose of her own medicine when they apply her advice to their own wives.
47-11-23
427
Blondie and The Oyster Dressing
N
47-11-22 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6:30 p. m.) Cora Dithers invites the Bumsteads over for a turkey dinner. When Dagwood and Blondie hear that she intends to stuff the bird with her famous oyster dressing, they kidnap the turkey and then invite the Dithers' to their house, that's where the fun begins.
47-11-30
428
Blondie and The Traffic Ticket Mixup
N
47-11-29 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6:30 p. m.) When Blondie drives Dagwood to the office she gets, a traffic ticket. Mr. Dithers also gets a ticket the same week and there is a big mix-up about paying the fine, Blondie is suspicious of every policeman in sight thereafter and is sure she is being followed as a result of getting the ticket.
47-12-07
429
Title Unknown
N
47-12-14
430
Blondie and Mrs. Dithers Go Shopping
N
47-12-13 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6:30 p. m.) Dagwood and Mr. Dithers go to the mountains for the winter sports, but tell their wives it's a
business appointment. Ice skating, skiing and toboganning almost demolish the men and they take their bruises home days ahead of time only to discover that Blondie and Mrs. Dithers have been having a lot of fun during their absence.
47-12-21
431
Blondie Gets Ready for Christmas
N
47-12-20 Mason City Globe-Gazette
(6:30 p. m.) As "
Blondie Gets Ready for Christmas,"' she sends Dagwood out to get a tree for the Bumsteads and the Dithers'. 'In cutting down 2 trees, Dagwood runs into many hilarious complications, and for a time Blondie is fearful that a Christmas celebration won't take place at their house.
47-12-28
432
Title Unknown
N
48-01-04
433
Title Unknown
N
48-01-11
434
Title Unknown
N
48-01-18
435
Title Unknown
N
48-01-25
436
Title Unknown
N
48-02-01
437
Title Unknown
N
48-02-08
438
Title Unknown
N
48-02-15
439
Title Unknown
N
48-02-22
440
Title Unknown
N
48-02-25
441
Title Unknown
N
48-03-07
442
Blondie Gets Rid of a Guest 48-03-06 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Sunday Night Hits "
Blondie Gets Rid of a Guest" the hard way at 6:30.
48-03-14
443
Title Unknown
48-03-21
444
Title Unknown
48-03-28
445
Title Unknown
48-04-04
446
Title Unknown
48-04-11
447
Title Unknown
48-04-18
448
Title Unknown
48-04-25
449
Title Unknown
48-05-02
450
Title Unknown
48-05-09
451
Title Unknown
48-05-16
452
Title Unknown
48-05-23
453
Title Unknown
48-05-30
454
Title Unknown
48-06-06
455
Blondie Runs the Zoo
N
48-06-06 Long Beach Press-Telegram
8:30—KNX—Of all things,
"Blondie" operates a zoo during the funny comedy show "Blondie."
48-06-13
456
Title Unknown
48-06-20
457
Blondie Celebrates Father's Day
48-06-27
458
Title Unknown
48-07-04
459
Title Unknown
48-07-11
460
Title Unknown
48-07-18
461
Blondie and The Widow 48-07-17 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Sunday Blondie (6:30) A neighborly impulse to help the pretty widow who has just moved into town lands Dagwood in trouble with "Blondie."
48-07-25
462
Title Unknown
48-08-01
463
Blondie Vetoes A Poker Session 48-07-31 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Sunday Blondie (6:30)
Blondie vetoes poker session so Dagwood armed with a book, tries some abracadabra but fails to control mental activities of his spouse.
48-08-08
464
Blondie Goes Shopping 48-08-07 Mason City Globe-Gazette - Sunday Blondie (6:30) "Blondie Goes Shopping" and buys herself a peck of trouble and then works out a scheme to trick Dagwood into footing the bill.
48-08-15
465
Blondie Saves Mr. Dithers 48-08-15 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p.m. Blondie (WBBM): saves Mr. Dithers from illness and fraud.

48-08-14 Mason City Globe-Gazette - Sunday Manager Dagwood (6:30) J.C. Dithers takes to bed with a rare ailment and Blondie and Dagwood take over the affairs of the Dithers Construction company.
48-08-22
466
Blondie Rescues The Contract 48-08-21 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Sunday Blondie (6:30) Blondie rescues, with a rew tricks of her own, the contract that Dagwood and Mrs. Dithers almost let slip to the rival Goliath Company.
48-08-29
467
48-09-05
468
Blondie and The Press Agent 48-09-05 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p.m. Blondie (WBBM): Dagwood turns press agent.
48-09-12
469
Blondie Goes to a Dance 48-09-11 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Sunday Blondie (6:30) Dagwood stops to conga (with a redhead) while Blondie dances with exasperation on the broadcast titled "
Blondie Goes to a Dance."
48-09-19
470
48-09-26
471
Title Unknown
N





48-10-06
472
Title Unknown
N
48-10-06 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Blondie (WIBA):
moves to NBC and Wednesdays. Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Hanley Stafford.

48-10-06 New York Times
8-8:30--Play: "Blondie," With Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake--WNBC (
Premiere).
48-10-13
473
Blondie Slips Dagwood A Tip
N
48-10-13 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Blondie (WIBA): tips Dagwood to money-making deal.
48-10-20
474
Blondie and The Teacher
N
48-10-20 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Blondie (WIBA): thinks Dagwood shows too much interest in Alexander's new teacher.
48-10-27
475
Blondie and The Halloween Spirit
N
48-10-27 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Blondie (WIBA): Dagwood gets in Hallowe'en spirit
48-11-03
476
Blondie and 'The Tattletale'
N
48-11-03 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Blondie (WIBA): Alexander publishes a gossip newspaper.
48-11-10
477
Blondie's Historical House
N
48-11-10 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Blondie (WIBA): learns her house has historic site.
48-11-17
478
Blondie Buys A Car
Swindles & Shinanigans
N
48-11-17 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Blondie (WIBA):
buys a car.
48-11-24
479
Blondie's Thanksgiving Shock
N
48-11-24 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Blondie (WIBA): plans a Thanksgiving dinner, gets a shock.
48-12-01
480
Blondie's Neighbor Troubles
N
48-12-01 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Blondie (WIBA): has trouble with new neighbors.
48-12-08
481
Blondie and The Firewood
N
48-12-08 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Blondie (WIBA): sends Dagwood out for firewood.
48-12-15
482
Blondie Asks The Kids What They Want for Christmas
N
48-12-15 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): and Dagwood try to find what the kids want for Christmas.
48-12-22
483
Blondie Helps With A Christmas Party
N
48-12-22 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): helps with a Christmas party.
48-12-29
484
Title Unknown
N
49-01-05
485
Blondie Makes Alexander's First Trousers
N
49-01-05 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): makes Alexander's first long trousers from Dagwood's good suit.
49-01-12
486
Blondie and The Cooking Contest
N
49-01-12 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): encounters troubles in preparing for cooking contest.
49-01-19
487
Blondie and The Love-Letter Contest
N
49-01-19 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): Dagwood enters a love-letter contest
49-01-26
488
Title Unknown
N
49-02-02
489
Title Unknown
N
49-02-09
490
Blondie's Valentine's Day Problem
N
49-02-09 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m.—Blondie (WIBA); helps
Alexander solve Valentine problem.
49-02-16
491
Blondie and The Job Hunter
N
49-02-16 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): Dagwood quits his job, seeks state position.
49-02-23
492
Blondie and The Davenport
N
49-02-23 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): and Dagwood have davenport trouble with the family dog
49-03-02
493
Blondie and The Clubhouse
N
49-03-02 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): children fight for their clubhouse.
49-03-09
494
Blondie and The Poultry Farm
N
[AFRS only]

49-03-09 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): and Dagwood become poultry farmers
49-03-16
495
Blondie Takes A Vacation from Housework
N
49-03-16 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA):
takes
a vacation from housework.

Dagwood to Get New Blondie
HOLLYWOOD—(INS). After 11 years, Arthur Lake gets himself a new Blondie on the radio. Brunet
Ann Rutherford is the hew Blondie in the radio show based on Chic Young's comic strip of the same name. Penny Singleton, who played Blondie to Arthur Lake's Dagwood for 11 years, both on the air and screen, remains Blondie in the film series.
49-03-23
496
Title Unknown
N
49-03-23 Wisconsin State Journal
ANNE RUTHERFORD
Brunette
Anne Rutherford makes her bow as "Blondie" on WIBA at 7 tonight. She was chosen by a jury of 88 persons from every walk of life which heard 53 screen and radio actresses audition for the role.

"When Blondie and Dagwood, ex-CBS now NBC, go on at 8 tonight, new Blondie will be present. Penny Singleton, who has played the role in the movies and on the air since the show started July 3, 1939, is being replaced by Ann Rutherford, also from the movies. Arthur Lake continues as Dagwood."
49-03-30
497
Blondie Takes Up Dramatics
N
49-03-30 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): the
whole family takes up dramatics

Radio row is a little more up set over the dumping of Penny Singleton from the "Blondie" role she has made famous in that series on the air and in numerous screen adaptations from the comic strip The inside talk is that the sponsors felt the program needed a public shot in the arm and Miss Singleton fell innocent victim to the gimmick devised as the hypodermic It was to draw up a panel of 88 persons, of all types and have them choose a new "Blondie" from some 53 screen and radio actresses who auditioned. So the so-called people's panel listened and came up with prettv Hollvuood star Ann Rutherford as their unanimous choice for the role of understanding vvife and mother to Dagwood, Cookie and Alexander Bumpstead, Miss Rutherford undoubtedly brings considerable talent to the role. but just as much shock to the title—being a ravishing brunette'
49-04-06
498
Blondie and The Used Car
N
49-04-06 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): helps Dogwood turn a used car debacle into success.
49-04-13
499
Blondie and The Television Set
N
49-04-13 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): Dagwood
buys a television set.
49-04-20
500
Blondie and The Baseball Game
N
49-04-20 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA):
gets
Dagwood into a baseball game.

"RADIO is getting more unbelievable day by day. Or we should -- say program titles. After some ten years on the air as "Blondie," Penny Singleton, who answered the description, recently was given the gate. She didn't fit the part, network officials said, shaking their respective craniums. So what happened? They immediately began auditioning for a successor, only to come up with an out-and-out brunette, movie actress Ann Rutherford.
But all is not as dark as it would seem to be. The network's publicity department just sent us a picture of the new "Blondie." One point was obvious: Studio hair dressers had been working overtime. "Blondie" was now just what she should be—a blonde."

About a month ago the sponsor of "Blondie" decided that Penny Singleton was the wrong type to play the title role of the NBC comedy. It's the sort of thing that happens to actresses all the time, but this was an unusual case. Penny Singleton had been playing Blondie for 11 years and it scorned a little late in the day to decide she wasn't right for it.
But they did. Then, as is the custom in radio, they held a contest among 88 prospective Blondies before a panel of judges who represented— it says here—all walks of life. The judges—every last walk of them—picked a brunel, Ann Rutherford, whose prior experience consisted chiefly of playing squealing adolescent girls, to play Blondie, a matron and no brunet.
LITTLE DIFFERENCE
I tuned in Miss Rulherford the other night to find out how she differed from Miss Singleton. Well, there isn't a great deal of difference. Blondie is no Hedda Gabler, and the requirements of the role are broad, demanding vigor rather than subtlety, lung-power in place of emotion. Miss Rutherford's mating cry—"Dag-WOOD!"—I found somewhat less piercing and rather less exasperated than that of Miss Singleton. Perhaps it's just as well. On the whole Miss Rutherford seemed more frivolous and less determined wife for Dagwood than Penny Singleton. But then she hasn't been around the house very long. She'll develop determination. They all do."
49-04-27
501
Blondie and The Father-Son Baseball Game
N
49-04-20 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA):
finally gets Dagwood into a father-son ball game

It's reported that the sponsor of "Blondie" wanted a different interpretation of the role, so after all these years of playing it on the air and the screen Penny Singleton left, with brunette
Ann Rutherford replacing.

Brunette Ann Rutherford turning blonde to play the title role in radio's "Blondie" series although no listener can see her in their parlors.
49-05-04
502
Blondie's Mother's Day Problem
N
49-05-04 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA):
disciplines children, poses Mother's Day probelm
49-05-11
503
Blondie and The Fudge-Making Contest
N
49-05-11 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): the Bumstead family gets into a fudge - making contest.
49-05-18
504
Blondie and The Lock of Hair
N
49-05-18 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): Dagwood
hides lock of baby hair, suffers attack of nerves.
49-05-25
505
Blondie and The Doctor
N
49-05-25 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): everybody wants to take Alexander to the doctor.
49-06-01
506
Blondie and The Antique Chair
N
49-06-01 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): Dagwood buys and antique chair.
49-06-08
507
Blondie and The Gift Mix-Up
N
49-06-08 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): present for teacher gets mixed with gift for Alexander.
49-06-15
508
Title Unknown
N
49-06-22
509
Blondie Turns the House Over to the Kids
N
49-06-22 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA): Alexander and Cookie take over household management.
49-06-29
510
Blondie and The Camping Trip
N
49-06-29 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Blondie (WIBA):
Dagwood and Alexander prepare for camping trip.





49-08-07 --
--
49-08-07
News From The Studios
Hollywood rumor this week has it that "Blondie" will be back on NBC this fall and with
Ann Rutherford in the title role, costarring with Arthur Lake as "Dagwood." The sponsor previously
was reported to be dickering with Penny Singleton to resume her original air character.

49-08-14
Screen star' Ann Rutherford will retain the "Blondie" radio role-next season.

49-10-04 The Bee
Beginning October 13 ABC will add both Blondie and Date with Judy to its Thursday night schedule, 8 to 9. Both were sponsored on NBC up to last spring, Blondie having moved from (CBS to NBC. In their new time both programs will be presented under network auspices.





49-10-13
1
Title Unknown
N
[Premiere; for ABC]

49-10-13 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:00 Blondie

49-10-13 New York Times
8:00 WJZ---Comedy: Blondie, with Arthur Lake
49-10-20
2
Title Unknown
N
49-10-20 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:00 Blondie
49-10-27
3
Title Unknown
N
49-11-12 Billboard Magazine
FINAL CURTAIN
Billy Artzt dies at age 53, October 29

49-10-27 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:00 Blondie
49-11-03
4
Title Unknown
N
49-11-03 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:00 Blondie
49-11-10
5
Title Unknown
N
49-11-10 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:00 Blondie
49-11-17
6
Title Unknown
Y
49-11-17 Syracuse Herald
8 pm.—Blondie

49-11-17 Wisconsin State Journal
WISC 7:00 Blondie

49-11-17 San Antonio Light
KABC--
Blondie makes her second radio appearance Thursday night on ABC with Dagwood. (KABC, 7 p.m.)
49-11-24
7
Title Unknown
N
49-11-24 Anniston Star
9:00 P. M,
BLONDIE
Family fun with the bumptious Bumsteads!
49-12-01
8
Title Unknown
N
49-12-01 Long Beach Press-Telegram
9:30 P.M.--KECA--Blondie
49-12-08
9
Title Unknown
N
49-12-08 San Antonio Express
KABC-680
Thursday Evening
7:00 -- Blondie
49-12-15
10
Title Unknown
N
49-12-15 Capital Times
7 p.m. -- Blondie:
Christmas spirit hits Dagwood, Mr. Dithers, and the Bumsteads' feuding neighbor.--WISC
49-12-22
11
Title Unknown
N
[Christmas Program]

49-12-22 San Antonio Express
KABC-680
Thursday Evening
7:00 -- Blondie
49-12-29
12
Title Unknown
N
49-12-29 Long Beach Press-Telegram
9:30 P.M.--KECA--Blondie
50-01-05
13
Title Unknown
N
50-01-05 Long Beach Press-Telegram
9:30 P.M.--KECA--Blondie
50-01-12
14
Title Unknown
N
50-01-12 Long Beach Press-Telegram
9:30 P.M.--KECA--Blondie
50-01-19
15
Blondie Has An Accident
N
50-01-19 Portsmouth Times
7 pm.—ABC Sometimes lots of good things happen purely by accident.
And when Dagwood's honesty makes Blondie responsible for an automobile accident, well, it later pays off and not through, the insurance company.
The episode is titled "
Blondie Has An Accident". By being honest and admitting Blondie's negligence in the minor car accident, Dagwood discovers that his act has. so impressed the innocent driver th'at the latter comes through with a building contract for. the J. C. Dither Construction Co. This, of' course, gives 'Dagwood quite a position of prominence from there on in.
50-01-26
16
Title Unknown
N
50-01-26 San Antonio Express
KABC-680
Thursday Evening
7:00 -- Blondie
50-02-02
17
Title Unknown
N
50-02-02 San Antonio Express
KABC-680
Thursday Evening
7:00 -- Blondie
50-02-09
18
Title Unknown
N
50-02-09 San Antonio Express
KABC-680
Thursday Evening
7:00 -- Blondie
50-02-16
19
Alexander The Thespian
Y
50-02-16 Long Beach Press-Telegram
9:30—KECA—
Alexander becomes so impressed with his part in the school play that he makes life unbearable for "Dagwood and Blondie" . . . They soon straighten him out and another potential thespian is lost to the world.
50-02-23
20
Title Unknown
N
50-02-23 San Antonio Express
KABC-680
Thursday Evening
7:00 -- Blondie
50-03-02
21
Title Unknown
N
50-03-02 San Antonio Express
KABC-680
Thursday Evening
7:00 -- Blondie
50-03-09
22
Title Unknown
N
50-03-09 San Antonio Express
KABC-680
Thursday Evening
7:00 -- Blondie
50-03-16
23
Title Unknown
N
50-03-16 San Antonio Express
KABC-680
Thursday Evening
7:00 -- Blondie
50-03-23
24
Title Unknown
N
50-03-23 San Antonio Express
KABC-680
Thursday Evening
7:00 -- Blondie
50-03-30
25
Title Unknown
N
50-03-30 San Antonio Express
KABC-680
Thursday Evening
7:00 -- Blondie
50-04-06
26
Title Unknown
N
50-02-16 Long Beach Press-Telegram
9:30—KECA—
Things are natural again in the Bumstead family. . . . They are just settling down at home after their trip to France when Alexander settles into the usual trouble . . . a baseball through a neighbor's window.
. . . Blondie and Dagwood jump into the breach and attempt to soothe the irate recipient
.
50-04-13
27
Title Unknown
N
50-04-13 San Antonio Express
KABC-680
Thursday Evening
7:00 -- Blondie
50-04-20
28
Title Unknown
N
50-04-20 San Antonio Express
KABC-680
Thursday Evening
7:00 -- Blondie
50-04-27
29
Title Unknown
N
50-04-27 San Antonio Express
KABC-680
Thursday Evening
7:00 -- Blondie
50-05-04
30
Title Unknown
N
50-05-04 San Antonio Express
KABC-680
Thursday Evening
7:00 -- Blondie
50-05-11
31
Title Unknown
N
50-05-11 Lowell Sun
BLONDIE. hilarious antics of the Bumsteads, moves to later spot tonite; WLAW. 8:30
50-05-18
32
Title Unknown
N
50-05-18 Lowell Sun
BLONDIE DRAMA SERIES, with Arthur Lake as Bumstead WLAW. 8.30
50-05-25
33
Title Unknown
N
50-05-18 Lacrosse Tribune
BLONDIE, Thursday night's laugh-happy family situation comedy adapted from the famous cartoon comic strip, is another Thursday evening listening highlight on WKTY's entertaining program schedule.
Starring Arthur Lake as Dagwood and Ann Rutherford as Blondie. the shows are always laugh-packed and good-humored throughout. It's on the airs on radio's magic dial spot at 7:30 p. m.
50-06-01
34
Title Unknown
N
50-06-01 Winona Republican-Herald
7:30 p.m.-KWNO-Blondie
50-06-08
35
Title Unknown
N
50-06-08 Winona Republican-Herald
7:30 p.m.-KWNO-Blondie
50-06-15
36
Title Unknown
N
50-06-15 Winona Republican-Herald
7:30 p.m.-KWNO-Blondie
50-06-22
37
Title Unknown
N
50-06-22 Winona Republican-Herald
7:30 p.m.-KWNO-Blondie
50-06-29
38
Title Unknown
N
50-06-29 Winona Republican-Herald
7:30 p.m.-KWNO-Blondie
50-07-06
39
Title Unknown
N
[Last episode]

50-07-06 Winona Republican-Herald
7:30 p.m.-KWNO-Blondie

"Ann Rutherford has notified her agent that she's ready to punch studio time clocks again and never mind the big star status stuff. She says: "I just want to be a featured player doing good things. I'm bored with playing the girl next door.""

[Replaced by Inner Sanctum]





AFRS 'Blondie' Radio Program Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
43-10-11
--
Blondie Buys A Lot
Y
Special Services recording with Charlie Spivak bumper added to make a 30-minute program.
44-06-18
--
Dagwood's Icy Challenge
Y
44-07-21
--
Blondie Calls the Plumber
Y
Storm In A Teacup
Y
48-11-03
476
Blondie and 'The Tattletale'
Y
--
Blondie's Dream Man
Y
Special Services recording
49-03-09
494
Blondie and The Poultry Farm
Y
Contract Problems
Y
Dagwood Wins A Diamond Ring
Y
44-06-19
246
Blondie's Beautiful Dreamer
Dagwood The Bank Robber
Y
Fly Worth $2000
Y
Special Services recording
50-xx-xx
Missing Package
Y





AFRS Frontline Theatre 'Blondie' Radio Program Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
43-12-13
23
Please Not C.O.D.
Y
[Front Line Theatre edited version of script from Episodes 127 and 184 titled Blondie's Trouble Arrives C.O.D]






Blondie Radio Program Biographies




Florence Lake [Florence Silverlake]
(Blondie Bumstead)

Radio, Television, Film and Stage Actor
(1904-1980)

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.

Radiography:

1939 Lux Radio Theatre
1943 The Charlie McCarthy Show
1946 Phone Again, Finnegan
1947 Leo and the Blonde
1947 Stars Over Hollywood
1950 Broadway Is My Beat
1950 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
1950 This Is Your FBI
1957 The Lone Ranger

Florence Lake, ca. 1941
Florence Lake, ca. 1941

Florence Lake (left) take umbrage at being frisked in Frisco Jenny (1932)
Florence Lake (left) take umbrage at being frisked in Frisco Jenny (1932)

Florence Lake as a cavewoman on Superman Television program, ca. 1955
Florence Lake as a cavewoman on the Superman Television program, ca. 1955

Florence Lake, ca. 1962
Florence Lake, ca. 1962

Actress Florence Silverlake is probably best remembered for her roles in a long running series of short films playing the wives of actor Edgar Kennedy. They ran right up until Edgar Kennedy's death in 1948. They were so closely linked in Film that both actors' press agents had to continually remind the public that they were both happily married to their own spouses in real life. She was the sister of actor Arthur Lake, best known for his role as Dagwood Bumstead of Blondie fame on television, radio, and in films. But few people realize that Florence and Arthur Lake were indeed Blondie and Dagwood for several months in 1942-1943 while Penny Singleton accompanied her Marine Officer hubby through training at Quantico. Florence Lake's credits include the films:
  • New Year's Eve (1929)
  • Waltzing Around (1929)
  • Romance (1930)
  • Thanks Again (1931)
  • All Gummed Up (1931)
  • Frisco Jenny (1932)
  • Jimmy And Sally (1933)
  • Wrong Direction (1934)
  • A Blasted Event (1934)
  • Gasoloons (1936)
  • Muss 'Em Up (1936)
  • Stagecoach (1939)
  • Her Primitive Man (1944)
  • Home Canning (1948)
  • Bitter Creek (1954)
  • The Desperado (1954)
  • The Ghost And Mr. Chicken (1966)
  • Welcome To Arrow Beach (1974)
  • The Day Of The Locust (1975)

Miss Lake's television roles included:

  • Baretta
  • The Family Holvak
  • Emergency!
  • Celebrity Playhouse
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Adventures Of Bill Hickok
  • My Friend Flicka
  • Lock Up
  • Petticoat Junction
  • A Touch Of Grace
  • Adam-12
  • Police Woman

Florence also endeared herself to Radio audiences for over 18 years, with frequent appearances in Lux Radio Theatre, The Charlie McCarthy Show, Leo and The Blonde, Broadway Is My Beat and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar as well as some 500 other appearances. But she's probably most fondly remembered for her world wisened Fanchon Smith, the switchboard operator at The Welcome Arms Apartment House in the 1946-1947 run of Phone Again, Finnegan (That's Finnegan) opposite sturdy character actors Stu Erwin and Frank McHugh.

One of Hollywood's sturdiest female character actors, Florence Lake's Entertainment career spanned fifty years on Stage, Screen, Radio and Television. Her consistent portrayals of proud, average, hard working American women in a dizzying array of roles endeared her to three generations of audiences. Never taking the glamour roles, though a stunning woman in her own right, Florence Lake delighted in putting a mirror to the mainstream American woman and illustrating why they should be proud of each other.




Elvia Allman [Tourtellotte]
(Cora Dithers)
(1904-1992)

Birthplace: Enochville, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Education: University of Chicago

Radiography:
1931 On With the Show
1933 California Cocktails
1934 Crazy Quilt
1934 Komedy Kapers
1934 The Laff Parade
1934 The Blue Monday Jamboree
1936 Lux Radio Theatre
1937 Komedy Kingdom
1937 John Barrymore Theatre
1937 Cinnamon Bear
1937 The Jell-O Program
1938 Hollywood Mardi Gras Mummers
1938 The Pepsodent Show
1940 Gulf Screen Guild Theatre
1942 Command Performance
1942 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
1942 The Jack Benny Program
1942 The Abbott and Costello Show
1943 Fibber McGee and Molly
1943 Mail Call
1944 THe Bakers Of America Show For the Armed Forces
1944 Radio Almanac
1944 G.I. Journal
1944 Radio Hall Of Fame
1945 The Eddie Bracken Show
1945 Birds Eye Open House
1946 The Life Of Riley
1946 The Alan Young Show
1946 Maxwell House Coffee Time
1947 The Lucky Strike Program
1947 The Mel Blanc Show
1947 The Bill Goodwin Show
1947 Guest Star
1947 The Victor Borge Show
1947 The Jack Paar Program
1948 The Eddie Cantor Pabst Blue Ribbon Show
1948 Blondie
1948 The Railroad Hour
1949 Sealtest Variety Theatre
1949 Young Love
1949 My Favorite Husband
1949 The Amos 'n' Andy Show
1950 The Henn House
1950 The Adventures Of Maisie
1951 The Baby Snooks Show
1951 Mr and Mrs Blandings
1952 Broadway Is My Beat
1953 The Edgar Bergen Show
1954 The New Beulah Show
1954 The Six Shooter
1954 Meet Mr McNutley
1954 That's Rich
1956 Recollections At Thirty
1962 Heartbeat Theatre
1973 Hollywood Radio Theatre
1979 Sears Radio Theatre

Elvia Allman circa 1942
Elvia Allman circa 1942

Elvia Allman got her start at KHJ, Hollywood over both CBS and Don Lee-Mutual throughout the 1930s
Elvia Allman got her start at KHJ, Hollywood over both CBS and Don Lee-Mutual throughout the 1930s

Elvia Allman promotional spot from November 6 1933
Elvia Allman promotional spot from November 6 1933

razy Quilt promo for S. & L. Co. from March 20 1935
Crazy Quilt spot ad for S. & L. Co. from March 20 1935

Elvia Allman as jane Adams appears with Gracie Allen in The Burns and Allen Program (1952)
Elvia Allman as Jane Adams appears with Gracie Allen in The Burns and Allen Program (1952)

Elvia Allman as jane Adams appears with George Burns in The Burns and Allen Program (1952)
Elvia Allman as Jane Adams appears with George Burns in The Burns and Allen Program (1952)

Elvia Allman appears as Henrietta Swanson in the Andy Griffith Show with Francis Bavier (1961)
Elvia Allman appears as Henrietta Swanson in the Andy Griffith Show with Francis Bavier (1961)

Elvia Allman as Henrietta Swanson in the Andy Griffith Show (1961)
Elvia Allman as Henrietta Swanson in the Andy Griffith Show (1961)


Elvia Allman as Julia Slovak in Perry Mason (1961)
Elvia Allman as Julia Slovak in Perry Mason (1961)

Elvia Allman as Mrs. Forbes in Perry Mason (1961)
Elvia Allman as Mrs. Forbes in Perry Mason (1961)

[Note: The thing you can't help noticing in virtually all of Elvia Allman's Television appearances are the reactions of her peers in each performance. It's as if they're trying not to stare at her as she's peforming, but they can't help their own reactions to her characters. They've almost certainly observed her rehearsals and outtakes, but it's as if they simply can't get enough of her. The only reason most people don't notice the reaction of her on-screen peers is that they usually can't take their eyes off of Elvia Allman's actual performance.]


Elvia Allman as Mrs. Luftwaffe in Bewitched (1966)
Elvia Allman as Mrs. Luftwaffe in Bewitched (1966)

Elvia Allman appears just a wee bit dubious as Mrs. Emily Graham in My Favorite Martian (1964)
Elvia Allman appears just a wee bit dubious as Mrs. Emily Graham in My Favorite Martian (1964)


Elvia Allman as Princess Millicent von Schlepp in The Addams Family (1965)
Elvia Allman as Princess Millicent von Schlepp in The Addams Family (1965)

Elvia Allman as the imperious Princess Millicent von Schlepp from The Addams Family (1965)
Elvia Allman as the imperious Princess Millicent von Schlepp from The Addams Family (1965)


Radio's Queen of Mirth, Elvia Allman was born in North Carolina but raised and educated in Texas. The local newspapers recorded her high school graduation exercise of June 1, 1921 from The Academy of Mary Immaculate--a graduating class of ten young ladies.

Upon reaching her majority, she emigrated to Southern California and began her radio career in 1926 at KHJ. Hired as a program arranger and children's story reader, she later became a singer for the station as well. She was also noted early on as a gifted dialectician and diseuse--a woman who is a skilled and professional reciter.

It was in 1930, while working as a studio singer, that she met her first husband, Wesley B. Tourtellotte, a studio musician. Though they divorced within two years, Elvia Allman and Tourtellotte criss-crossed the nation for three more years performing in the long-running California Cocktails (1933) program, Crazy Quilt (1934), Laff Parade (1934), and Komedy Kapers (1934)--and making quite a name for herself as a multi-talented singer, comedienne, and diseuse in the process. She'd also made a successful alliance with talented Lindsay MacHarrie.

MacHarrie and Allman had worked together at KHJ for almost five years. Lindsay MacHarrie rose to the position of Dramatic Director at KHJ while Elvia was coming up on her own at the station. Elvia Allman's rising star didn't go unnoticed. Indeed, while working at KHJ, MacHarrie was also the Production Manager for TransCo, a company which recorded and marketed programming on electrical transcription discs for syndication to independent Radio affiliates as a turnkey production.

KFRC's The Blue Monday Jamboree had been airing over first CBS from KHJ and then Don Lee-Mutual throughout the 1920s over KFRC and KHJ. Elvia Allman developed several of her most memorable early characters during the Blue Monday Jamboree years, among them: Auntie MacCasser, Octavia Smith-Whiffen, and home economist Pansy Pennypincher. MacHarrie remembered Elvia Allman's captivating and versatile contributions to Blue Monday Jamboree and when it came time to develop a comedy -- variety format, for syndication he tapped Elvia Allman to fill a variety of needs in the format--singer, dialectician, straight-man and comedienne. Their first outing together was with Komedy Kapers (1933), which TransCo licensed or sold to Bruce Eells and Associates for 1934 syndication as Comedy Capers. Elvia Allman appeared in at least thirteen of the Komedy Kapers installments.

Elvia Allman's first major, coast-to-coast exposure was over Bob Hope's The Pepsodent Show. In September of 1938 she introduced Hope's nationwide audience to her character, Cobina, the man-chasing, man-crazy debutante. Much as with Barbara Jo Allen's ''Vera Vague'' and Minerva Pious' ''Mrs. Nussbaum'', Elvia Allman's ''Cobina Gusher'' was so successful in her own right that Allman reprised the role in both Film and Animation.

Indeed, her debut in Animation came five years earlier than her Film debut. By the mid-1930s, a favorite of both the Leon Schlesinger -- Warner Bros. animated features as well as those of The Disney Studios, Elvia Allman voiced numerous, well-remembered characters from the early animated classics, including the voice of Clarabelle Cow in several of the Walt Disney animated features between 1930 and 1942.

Elvia Allman married popular sports promoter, C.C. 'Cash & Carry' Pyle in January of 1937. He'd become famous--or infamous--for the Bunion Derby (1929), a trans-continental marathon comprised of athletes from virtually every possible discipline--and reputation. He was also responsible for successfully recruiting ''The Galloping Ghost'' himself, Red Grange, to professional football. Within two years Pyle would be dead of an unexpected heart attack at the age of 56. Elvia Allman was at his side when he passed.

A tall, strikingly attractive young woman in her own right, it wasn't long before she began appearing in feature films. There was clearly a method in the apparent madness of a woman as naturally attractive and statuesque as Elvia Allman downplaying her classic figure and beauty. As with many of the most successful comediennes throughout modern entertainment history, she discovered that the secret to longevity was continually playing to the irony of such an inherently attractive woman portraying oddball, neurotic, outlandish, or eccentric female characters of one stereotype or another.

Viewed by her contemporaries much as the generation of the 1980s viewed Carol Burnett, Elvia Allman was taking on a dimension of her own with the extraordinary success of her Radio work. She'd been heard coast-to-coast over both CBS and NBC at one time or another, as early as 1933. Her work with Bob Hope on his Pepsodent Show made her a natural addition to Hope's film Road To Singapore (1940), the first of the sextet of 'Road' films starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. Though appearing uncredited, it's clear that her appearance at all in the film was a tip of the hat from Hope to Allman in recognition of her contribution to The Pepsodent Show--and her talent. Bob Hope was long known for both his loyalty to, and promotion of, his hardest-working ensemble players. Elvia Allman was no exception.

Never truly a 'star', as Carol Burnett eventually became, Allman's consistent contributions to all manner of character roles over the next fifty years of an incredibly prolific Film and Television career simply underscored her reputation and lustre.

It's also worthwhile remembering that even with her increased success in Television, Animation and Film, Elvia Allman compiled an estimated 4,000 appearances in Radio over a fifty-year career that spanned the entire Golden Age of Radio, including its Revival years in the 70s and 80s. Among her most memorable roles throughout the era were her numerous characters cited above, as well as Cora Dithers on both the Radio and Television versions of Blondie, and literally hundreds of other archtypal, matronly shrews.

Viewed as much as an ensemble player on virtually every program she contributed to during the era, she ultimately became one of Radio's most recognizable voices from the era. But the best was yet to come.

It was Elvia Allman's Television audiences that identified most closely with her various characters over the years. As recognizable as her voice had already become, the tall, statuesque queen of mirth lent that same towering height to even more over the top performances via the more visual medium of Television. The highly practiced, matronly authority figures from her greatest Radio triumphs were ideally suited to all manner of situation comedies throughout the Golden Age of Television.

Once again leveraging her tried and true formula of self-deprecation and self-parody, she now lent an even more ironic dimension to her portrayals. With her long graceful neck, her patrician nose, her high cheekbones and perfect jaw, combined with her relatively towering height, she was a natural to portray everything from snoopy neighbors to snooty blue-bloods--and every objectionable, overbearing and irritating matron or spinster in between. And she most certainly did.

A simple review of the names alone of her 100+ characters in Television during her career speaks volumes about the types of characters she portrayed. Indeed, given her own considerable comedic writing talent over the years, one finds it easy to imagine her devising the vast majority of those characters' names herself. Allman became a familiar face to television viewers throughout the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with numerous guest appearances on the most successful situation comedies of the era.

With frequent appearances on Abbott and Costello, I Married Joan, I Love Lucy, December Bride, The People's Choice, The Bob Cummings Show, and Bachelor Father, America was soon demanding she appear in numerous other similar roles on Television. And the smarter producers and networks of the industry complied.

Known for her brilliant comedic timing from her Radio work, her most memorable Television characterizations continued on through seven appearances on The Jack Benny Program, several guest appearances on The Dick Van Dyke Show, Hazel, The Addams Family, and then recurring roles in both Petticoat Junction (as Selma Plout) and The Beverly Hillbillies (as Elverna Bradshaw).

As Ms. Allman approached her 70s, her more active Television and Film careers began to wane--by choice, reportedly. But her Radio work continued, in voicing Elliott Lewis' wonderful Radio Revival programs Hollywood Radio Theatre and Sears Radio Theatre.

Indeed, once Hollywood sat up and took notice, yet again, of Elvia Allman, she was tapped for another fifteen Television appearances during the 1980s.

And in one of the Entertainment Industry's wonderfully seredipitous ironies, 1990 brought her entire, sixty year career full circle with her voicework as Clarabelle Cow for the animated feature film The Prince and The Pauper.

Within two years she would pass away from complications of pneumonia at the age of 87. She'd lost her third husband, Jerome Bayler in 1978.

One of the Entertainment Industry's most identifiable voices, faces and figures, Elvia Allman's body of work over some sixy-five years in one entertaining capacity or another spanned the very beginnings of The Golden Age of Radio, encompassed the Golden Age of Film, outlived the Golden Age of Television, and appropriately enough, memorialized that entire expanse of talent with her last credited performance.

A sublime and fitting end to one very extraordinary woman's career. A classically attractive woman who, wisely, found that her very genius in downplaying her own attractiveness and figure were the secret to her resounding success in every entertainment venue she pursued. She was brilliant, charming, exceptionally well grounded, and clearly one of the Entertainment World's most respected performers.

All we can say to that is "Here, here!"




Hanley Stafford [Alfred John Austin]
(J.C. Dithers)

(1899-1968)

Birthplace: Hanley, Staffordshire, U.K.

Radiography:
1930 The Count Of Monte Cristo
1932 The World Adventurer's Club
1932 Strange Adventures In Strange Lands
1932 Last Of the Mohicans
1932 Police Headquarters
1932 Tarzan Of the Apes
1932 The Origin Of Superstition
1933 Chandu the Magician
1933 Lives Of the Great
1934 Tarzan and the Diamond of A'Sher
1934 Calling All Cars
1935 That Was the Year
1935 Palmolive Players
1935 Front Page Drama
1935 The Further Interplanetary Adventures Of Flash Gordon
1936 Goodrich Silvertown Time
1936 The Dodge Program
1936 Speed Gibson Of the International Secret Police
1937 John Barrymore Theater
1937 Amos 'n' Andy
1937 Big Town
1937 Special Assignment
1937 The Cinnamon Bear
1938 Frontier Fighters
1938 Good News of 1938
1938 Captains Of Industry
1938 Log Cabin Jamboree
1938 Daredevils Of Hollywood
1938 Town Hall Tonight
1939 Good News Of 1939
1939 Your Hit Parade
1939 Gulf Screen Guild Theatre
1939 The Shadow Of Fu Manchu
1939 Blondie
1940 Good News Of 1940
1940 Superman
1940 Woodbury's Hollywood Playhouse
1940 Maxwell House Coffee Time
1941 Miss Pinkerson, Inc.
1941 Barrell Of Fun
1942 Command Performance
1942 It's Post Toasties Time
1942 Suspense
1943 It's Time To Smile
1943 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre
1943 Treasury Star Parade
1943 Mail Call
1944 The Fanny Brice-Frank Morgan Show
1944 Radio Hall Of Fame
1944 Three Of A Kind
1945 The Eddie Cantor Show
1946 The Baby Snooks Show
1946 Stars In the Afternoon
1947 National Air Travel Club
1947 Here's To Veterans
1947 The Right To Live
1947 Operation Nightmare
1948 Just Outside Hollywood (Audition)
1948 Guest Star
1948 America Calling
1950 Presenting Charles Boyer
1950 The American Challenge
1950 The Halls Of Ivy
1950 The Big Show
1953 The Railroad Hour
1957 The Ruggles
Beau Brummen
Showtime
To the Rear, March
The Loan Ranger
Makers Of History
Guest Critic Series
Arm Chair Romance
Yarns For Yanks
A Woman's World
Hanley Stafford as Lancelot 'Daddy' Higgins with Fanny Brice from Baby Snooks
Hanley Stafford as Lancelot 'Daddy' Higgins with Fanny Brice from Baby Snooks

Fanny Brice with Hanley Stafford
Fanny Brice with Hanley Stafford

Hanley Stafford as J.C. Dithers on Blondie circa 1941
Hanley Stafford as J.C. Dithers on Blondie circa 1941
Hanley Stafford was involved in American network Radio from it's very inception as a viable commercial medium. From 1928 until his death in 1969, Hanley Stafford lived breathed and slept American Radio in one form or another. Indeed, long after the Golden Age of Radio had all but waned permanently, Hanley Stafford kept his hand in Radio in one fashion or another, in spite of his increasing success in Film and Television.

One of Radio's most versatile--and ubiquitous--voices, there were precious few genuinely popular Radio programs during the entire thirty year span of The Golden Age of Radio that didn't feature Hanley Stafford's voice talent in some fashion or another. Indeed, though most often cited for his long association with Baby Snooks, Hanley Stafford was even more regularly involved with many of the action/adventure programs from the earliest days of network Radio.

Programs such as The Count of Monte Cristo, The World Adventurers' Club, The Last of The Mohicans, Tarzan, The Origin of Superstition, Chandu the Magician, Calling All Cars, Flash Gordon, and Speed Gibson, all featured Hanley Stafford's voice in lead and recurring supporting roles for a full ten years before his notable success in both Baby Snooks and Blondie. From Lord Tennington in Tarzan (1933) t0 heart-tugging characterizations in The Court of Human Relations (1936) to classical Shakespearan roles opposite John Barrymore in Barrymore's Streamlined Shakespeare (1937) to his signature roles in both Baby Snooks and Blondie, Hanley Stafford was never an actor that could be pinned down, nor typecast. That was his genius.

Stafford was also a member of the famous cast of The Cinnamon Bear (1937), virtually all of whom went onto extraordinary individual successes in their own careers. Stafford portrayed as many as five different characters in The Cinnamon Bear, in yet another display of his extraordinaty versatility. Stafford would often portray as many as five or six different characters in a radioplay, while either uncredited or taking credit for only one character.

From comedy to action to adventure to who-dun-its to classic drama, Hanley Stafford became one of Radio's most time-tested, reliable, and ubiquitous voices in Radio. Indeed, Hanley Stafford's Radio career alone shows a versatility and breadth of character roles unmatched by all but a handful of Radio--and Film--history's most versatile talents.

But Stafford later built on that extrordinary Radio success with infrequent, though memorable, performances in Television and Film.

Credited with an estimated 7,000+ appearances over Radio, it goes without saying that Hanley Stafford was one of The Golden Age of Radio's giants. Some might say Stafford stayed too long in Radio. He was clearly attractive enough to pursue Television even further than he had. But one must also consider what it often meant to a true Radioman to be a Radioman throughout the Golden Age of Radio.

And Hanley Stafford was unquestionably a Radioman, from virtually the moment he gained his United States citizenship, until the moment he passed away from a heart attack. Stafford put his heart and soul into Radio and it showed. Indeed, with literally thousands of surviving representative recordings of his appearances, he might arguably be acquiring new Radio fans in greater numbers today than he ever had during The Golden Age of Radio. A more than fitting epitaph to a life devoted to versatile, quality family entertainment.

From the Hayward Daily Review of September 11, 1968:

Baby Snooks'
Radio Daddy
Dies At 69

HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Baby
Snooks' Daddy is dead.
Hanley Stafford, a veteran character actor in radio and films, died at his home Monday at 69.
For a decade he played Daddy to Fanny Brice as Baby Snooks on radio. Stafford also carried the role of Mr. Dithers Dagwood's boss, on the Blondie radio show.
Born Alfred John Austin, the actor adopted the name of his birthplace — Hanley, Staffordshire, England. He became a naturalized American in 1926.
When the two radio shows ended after World War II, Stafford acted in motion pictures. Survivors include his widow, former radio singer and atitress Viola Vonn; a son Graham and a sister.
Private funeral services are planned.




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