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The Billboard of March 20th 1943 announces Bourjois' interest in developing a musical variety vehicle for Radio. Perry Como was their first pick as the proposed headliner.
The Billboard of March 20th 1943 announces Bourjois' interest in developing a musical variety vehicle for Radio. Perry Como was their first pick as the proposed headliner.

The Billboard of March 27th 1943 further hinted at a David Broekman/Perry Como variety vehicle for Bourjois.
The Billboard of March 27th 1943 further hinted at a David Broekman/Perry Como variety vehicle for Bourjois.

Bourjois, Inc. sponsored Here's To Romance over both the Blue Network and CBS
Bourjois, Inc. sponsored Here's To Romance over both the Blue Network and CBS


The Blue Network, Bourjois-sponsored Here's to Romance spot ad for the premiere on April 18th 1943
The Blue Network, Bourjois-sponsored Here's to Romance spot ad for the premiere on April 18th 1943


Bourjois moved 'Here's to Romance' to CBS, promoted here in this spot ad from October 14th 1943.
Bourjois moved 'Here's to Romance' to CBS, promoted here in this spot ad from October 14th 1943.


Larry Douglas took over the reins as the 'Here's to Romance' featured crooner during the Summer of 1944
Larry Douglas took over the reins as the 'Here's to Romance' featured crooner during the Summer of 1944.


Background

Alexandre-Napoléon Bourjois et Companie began selling cosmetics to the Stage and Theatre trade of Paris in 1863. Over the years Bourjois expanded several of their makeup and scent lines to consumer products throughout France and soon after throughout Great Britain, Canada, and the United States. Primarily concentrating on its unique baking process for its patented face powders, by the 1890s Bourjois had begun acquiring several international awards for it expanding line of innovative products and processes. Its steaming process for a line of 1891 Java rice powder-based products soon translated into a brand new plant for steaming the new patented face powder cakes.

By 1898 Bourjois had diversified into offering nearly 700 unique female--and male--cosmetics, scents, waxes, balms, powders, and requisites. By the 1920s Bourjois was becoming known for it's "Soir de Paris" and "Mon Parfum" lines of perfumes and face powders. During the 1930s Bourjois' Soir de Paris caught on in the United States, soon after renamed Bourjois' "Evening In Paris" line from the mid-1930s forward.

Soon becoming one of North America's most popular perfume lines, Bourjois' Evening in Paris was heavily advertised throughout the Print media of the era, and was also one of Television's earliest sponsors. Indeed Bourjois began sponsoring early Television fully two years prior to its sponsorship of Radio offerings. By 1946, Bourjois had sponsored:

Bourjois continued sponsoring both Radio and Televsion into the mid-1950s, promoting mostly light orchestral features or romantic vocalists of the era.

The Blue Network adds Here's To Romance to its new lineup

The Blue Network having only recently emerged from the FCC-mandated break-up of NBC's several similar networks, scrambled to consolidate its new resources, facilities and Radio programming offerings. Initially christened "The Blue Network," Radio's newest national network was soon after renamed the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). During the transition between The Blue Network and ABC, the network was referred to as The Blue Network of ABC.

Retaining the original NBC-Blue flagship Keystation, WJZ in New York, WJZ became the hub from which new The Blue Network keystations and affiliates were connected as the network grew.

Bourjois, Inc. joined with The Blue Network in inaugurating what eventually became a long running series of romantic variety and drama offerings. Airing initially over The Blue Network as "Here's To Romance," the half-hour romantic variety program ran for twenty-six episodes, Sunday evenings, from April 18th 1943 to October 10th 1943. With the Fall Season of 1943, Bourjois moved Here's To Romance to CBS, where it remained for the remainder of its various runs.

The 1943 Blue Network premiere of Here's To Romance was emceed by Jim Ameche and featured Buddy Clark as the male vocalist, the David Broekman orchestra for instrumentals and a 12-voice chorus. After the first thirteen installments new singing sensation Dick Haymes took over as the featured vocalist for the remainder of The Blue Network run of Here's To Romance.

When Bourjois moved Here's To Romance from The Blue Network to CBS in the Fall of 1943, Dick Haymes continued as the featured vocalist, Ray Bloch's orchestra provided the instrumentals, Jim Ameche continued as the emcee and the previous 12-voice chorus grew by two to become The Swing Fourteen Choir.

Series Derivatives:

Romance, Rhythm and Ripley; Powder Box Theater; The Bourjois Show; Harry Cool Sings; The Dick Haymes Show
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Mystery Dramas
Network(s): The Blue Network [WJZ]; CBS
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): Unknown
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): 43-04-18 01 George M. Cohan Medley
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): 43-04-18 to 43-10-10; Blue Network;
Syndication:
Sponsors: Bourjois, Inc ["Evening In Paris" line of cosmetics]
Director(s):
Principal Performers: Buddy Clark, Harry Cool, Helen Forrest, Kay Armen, Lynn Gardner, Connee Boswell, Lina Romay, Monica Lewis, Dorothy Shay, Hildegarde, Jane Froman, Joan Edwards, Bea Wain, Greta Keller, Mary Small, Evelyn Knight, Joan Roberts, Ella Logan, Jeanne Cagney, Ethel Merman, Dolores Gray, Irene Bordini, Marion Hutton, Diane Courtney, Yvette, Mildred Bailey, Luise Rainer, Monica Lewis, Georgia Gibbs, Genevieve Rowe, Victoria Cordova, Ramona, Beatrice Kay, Kay Francis, Eileen Barton, Martha Tilton, Swing Fourteen, Betty Mulliner, Jimmy Carroll,
Recurring Performer(s):
Protagonist(s): None
Author(s): None
Writer(s)
Music Direction: David Broekman and orchestra, Swing Chorus
Ray Bloch and orchestra, The Swing Fourteen Choir
Musical Theme(s): Unknown
Announcer(s): Buddy Clark, Dick Haymes, Harry Cool, Larry Douglas [Hosts]
Jim Ameche [Announcer]
Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
Episodes in Circulation:
Total Episodes in Collection:
Provenances:

RadioGOLDINdex, Hickerson Guide.

Notes on Provenances:

The most helpful provenances were newspaper listings.

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The AFRS canon "Here's to Romance" included denatured exemplars from all of the Bourjois-sponsored programs between 1943 and 1945, including "Here's to Romance" and "Romance, Rhythm and Ripley."


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Here's to Romance Radio Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
43-04-11
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43-04-11 Wisconsin State Journal
5:05 p.m.--Free World Theater (WCFL): Franchot Tone in story of American flier.
43-04-18
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George M. Cohan Medley
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43-04-15 Cumberland Times
Generally In the Spring, network shows are beginning to think about vacations, but this one seems to be a little different. Two are coming on instead of going off.
To begin on the BLU at 6:05 p. m. Sunday is a Jim Ameche series, Here's To Romance, a musical variety show with Dave Broekman's 30-piece orchestra, tenor Buddy Clark, and a 12-voice chorus. Jim, who'll be the M. C.. is the brother of Don, and has been in radio several years, primarily an actor in serials.

43-04-18 Wisconsin State Journal
5:05 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WCFL):
new series with Buddy Clark, chorus, orchestra; "Brazil," "I've Heard That Song Before," Cohan medley.
43-04-25
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Title Unknown
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43-04-22 Terril Record
ALL the Ameches aren't in the movies. Dark-eyed Jim, who looks enough like brother Don to be his twin, has made good on his own in radio by landing the master of ceremonies assignment on that new all-musical program, "Here's to Romance," on the Blue Network Sundays. Two movie personalities are featured—orchestra leader David. Broekman, whose long-time association with Columbia pictures enabled him to score 60 films, and singer Buddy Clark; his latest picture is "Seven Days'Leave." Jim Ameche was born and educated at Kenosha, Wis., and was introduced to radio by his older brother, Don, who advised him to take an audition for Jack Armstrong—All American Boy. Jim landed the part and since has played the lead in several radio series.

43-04-25 Wisconsin State Journal
5:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-05-02
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43-05-02 Wisconsin State Journal
5:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-05-09
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43-05-09 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-05-16
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Title Unknown
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43-05-16 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-05-23
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43-05-23 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-05-30
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43-05-30 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-06-06
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43-06-06 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-06-13
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Title Unknown
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43-06-13 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-06-20
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43-06-20 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-06-27
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43-06-24 Scandia Journal
Now you'll have to add another Ameche to your list. He's Jim Jr., son of Jim Sr. of the Sunday "Here's to Romance" broadcasts, nephew of Don. The five-year-old appears on CBS in the "Big Sister" serial.

43-06-27 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-07-04
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43-07-04 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-07-11
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Title Unknown
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43-07-11 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-07-18
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Title Unknown
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[Host changes to Dick Haymes]

43-07-17 Lock Haven Express
Sunday Brings
BLU--6:05
Here's To Romance With Dick Haymes

43-07-18 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-07-25
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Title Unknown
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43-07-25 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-08-01
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Title Unknown
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43-08-01 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-08-08
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43-08-05 Terril Record
Until about two months ago Dick Haymes was just a chap who sang with a band—Harry James', Benny Goodman's and Tommy Dorsey's, in that order. As vocalist with Dorsey, he'd had a share in "DuBarry Was a Lady," when it was made at Metro last spring.
Recently his star began to rise; he had a successful night club engagement, cut two tremendously successful records, was given stellar billing in the air's "Here's to Romance." He'll probably sign with a major studio before you read this. Somebody at Metro realized that the lad was hot stuff, and ran "DuBarry" for a look at him. Every scene he appeared in had gone to oblivion on the cutting room floor!

43-08-08 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-08-15
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43-08-15 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL

43-08-15 Paris News
Nobody ever knows what makes the music business tick, but occasionally somebody uncovers a story which leads us to conclude that it ticks by accident, not design. . . .
Dick Haymes, vocal star of Sunday's "Here's to Romance" program over the Blue network, relays the real inside story of the Harry James recording that made the country James-conscious. . . . Here's the story:
James, struggling to put himself across, came upon the one song he thought would do it . . . titled, "A Sinner Kissed an Angel." . . . Haymes, then a James soloist, was featured on the recording. . . . James, Haymes, and the band cut the record, had only 40 minutes left before going on a dance band dale. . . . To get through in a hurry, Barnes decided to wax an oldie for the other side of what he thought was to be his big hit. . . . It was a little number tagged, "You Made Me Love You," and it made Americans love James—but for good. . . .

43-08-19 Terril Record
On July 18 Dick Haymes made his debut on the air's "Here's to Romance." July 19 he made scree tests. At one o'clock on the, 26th, 20th Century-Fox executives looked at the tests-and at 4:30 Haymes siened a contract to make two films a year for the next seven years. Three months ago he was singing with Tommy Dorsey's band.
43-08-22
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43-08-22 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-08-29
20
Title Unknown
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43-08-29 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-09-05
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Title Unknown
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43-09-05 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-09-12
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43-09-12 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-09-19
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43-09-19 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL

43-09-20 Cumberland Evening Times
The BLU network Sunday series, Here's To Romance, with the songs of Dick Haymes, is moving to Thursday nights on CBS In October, with Haymes' part of the show to be picked up from Hollywood.
43-09-26
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43-09-26 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-10-03
25
Title Unknown
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43-10-03 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-10-10
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Title Unknown
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43-10-10 Wisconsin State Journal
6:05 Here's to Romance--WCFL
43-10-17
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43-10-17 New York Times
6:05-WJZ--Saludos Amigos, Variety





43-10-07
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43-10-07 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Suspense (WBBM): Orson Welles in tale of "Donovan's Brain."
43-10-14
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[Moves to CBS; Dick Haymes from Hollywood and the remainder of the program from New York]

43-10-14 Wisconsin State Journal - New Program 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): starring Dick Haymes, baritone, with Jim Ameche, m.c., Ray Bloch's orchestra, and Swing Fourteen. Haymes will sing "Who," "The Very Thought of You," "If You Please," "Old Man River;" orchestra, "Waltz in Swingtime;" chorus, "How Sweet You Are."

43-10-14 Mason City-Globe Gazette
"HERE'S to Romance," a warm and sparkling musical salute to romance, starring baritone Dick Haymes, makes its debut over KGLO-CBS Thursday at 9:30 p.m..
Regulars in the cast are Jim Ameche, master-of-ceremonies, Ray Bloch's orchestra and the "Swing Fourteen" vocal group.
In less than a year, Haymes has forged to the front as one of America's most popular singers. Patrons at New York's famous La Martinique night club thirlled to Dick's voice during a sensational 12 week engagement. Hollywood was quick to recognize the handsome young baritone's romantic appeal.
He was signed by 20th Century-Fox to a 7 year contract, and is currently on the coast making "Four Jills in a Jeep," his first picture assignment under contract.
"Here's to Romance" is sponsored by Bourjois, Inc., for "Evening In Paris" face powder.
43-10-21
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43-10-21 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "Lover," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Girl of My Dreams," "Holiday for Strings," "Begin the Beguine."

43-10-21 Mason City Globe-Gazette
THE accent is on love songs, the mood is romance in the 2nd broadcast of KGLO-CBS' musical salute, "Here's to Romance," starring Dick Haymes, Thursday at 9:30 p.m..
Haymes feature song of the evening is "People Will Say We're In Love," from "Oklahoma." The young baritone also sings "So Long Sarah Jane," "I Love You Much Too Much," "The Way You Look Tonight," and "Girl of My Dreams."
Ray Bloch's orchestra is heard in "Holiday for Strings" and "Begin the Beguine." The orchestra joins with the Swing Fourteen, vocal group in a delightful presentation of "Lover." Jim Ameche is the master-of-ceremonies.
43-10-28
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43-10-28 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Dick Haymes and Ray Bloch orchestra; "Paper Doll," "Softly As in a Morning Sunrise," "White Christmas," Chopin's "Waltz in E Minor," "Winter Time," "Without a Song."
43-11-04
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43-11-04 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "The Things That Mean So Much to Me," "They Didn't Believe Me," "Liebestraum," "Night and Day."
43-11-11
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43-11-11 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Dick Haymes, Ray Bloch orchestra, Jim Ameche; "How Sweet You Are," "Orchids in the Moonlight," "Nevada," "Skater's Waltz."
43-11-18
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43-11-18 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "Bells of St. Mary's," "My Ideal," "Souvenir," "All Through the Night."
43-11-25
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43-11-25 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "Where or When," "From the Canebrake," "Falling in Love," "All or Nothing at All."
43-12-02
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43-12-02 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "The Song is You," "Besame Mucho," "Dance of the Spanish Onion," "Old Man River," "Whispering."

43-12-01 Mason City-Globe Gazette
DICK HAYMES sings "Old Man River" from Kern's "Showboat" during the KGLO-CBS "Here's to Romance" program Thursday at 9:30 p. m.
His other numbers include "Moon of Manakoora" by Newman-Loesser, "Besame Mucho" by Velazquez-Skyler. "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" by Rodgers and "For the Last Time" by Knapp.
The vocal 'group, "Swing Fourteen," performs "Can't You Do a Friend a Favor?" from Rodgers' music to,'"Connecticut Yankee.''
Ray Bloch's orchestra plays Kern's "The Song Is You" and Schoonberger's "Whispering."
43-12-09
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43-12-09 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "Take It Easy," "Don't Worry About Me," "In an 18th Century Drawing Room," "Temptation."
43-12-16
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Guest Helen Forrest
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43-12-16 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Dick Haymes, with Helen Forrest, guest singer; "Poinciana," "In the Hush of the Night," "Red Sails in the Sunset," "Anitra's Dance," "All the Things You Are."
43-12-23
11
Christmas Special
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[Christmas program; Dick Haymes rejoins the production in New York]

43-12-23 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "Moon Love," "Holiday for Strings," "Jingle Bells."
43-12-30
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Selections from One Touch of Venus
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43-12-30 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "Speak Low," "I Never Mention Your Name," "Where or When," "The Touch of Your Hand," "Chatsonette."
44-01-06
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Opens with Just One of Those Things
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44-01-06 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "Besame Mucho," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "When I Grow Too Old to Dream," "Out of My Dreams," "Make Believe."

44-01-06 Mason City Globe-Gazette
DICK HAYMES leads off the KGLO-CBS "Here's To Romance" musical broadcast Thursday at 9:30 p.m., with "Just One of Those Things," and follows with a song from south of the border, "Besame Mucho."
Later he sings "I Get A Kick Out of You" and "When I Grow Too Old To Dream."
The "Swing Fourteen Choir" joins the orchestra in special arrangements of "Out of My Dreams" and "They're Eitehr Too Young or Too Old." The orchestra alone does "Make Believe."
44-01-13
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44-01-13 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "Thank Your Lucky Stars," "Minute Waltz," "I'll Get By," "If You Were the Only Girl in the World."

44-01-13 Mason City Globe-Gazette
THE BEST in current popular music will be sung by Dick Haymes on "Here's to Romance" over KGLO-CBS Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
As the finale to Thursday's show Dick will offer "It Ain't Necessarily So" from Porgy and, Bess." Ray Bloch's orchestra, and the Swing Fourteen" "choir will highlight the popular tune "My Heart Tells Me." Haymes will also sing "Thank Your Lucky Stars," "Nearer To You," and If You Were the Only Girl In the World."
44-01-20
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44-01-20 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "Lady Be Good," "Allah's Holiday," "In the Gloaming," "I Love You Much Too Much," "Take It Easy."
44-01-27
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Opens with Why
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44-01-27 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM):
"Why," "Pagan Love Song," "Waltz of the Flowers," "Deep Night," "Poinciana."
44-02-03
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Opens with Maybe
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[Dick Haymes returns to Hollywood]

44-02-03 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "Maybe," "The Night Was Made for Love," "Liebestraum," "Night and Day," "They Didn't Believe Me."

44-02-03 Mason City Globe-Gazette
DICK HAYMES, gone to Hollywood to make pictures, is heard from the coast
on KGLO-CBS' "Here's to Romance" program beginning Thursday at 9:30 p. m.
Ray Bloch's 'orchestra, the "Swing Fourteen" choir, and announcer Jim Ameche continue to be heard from New York. Dick Haymes sings "Maybe," "A Lovely Way to Spend An Evening," "I Didn't Sleep a Wink Last Night," "They Didn't Believe Me," and "Night and Day."
44-02-10
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44-02-10 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "Beyond the Blue Horizon," Gould's "Pavanne," "Sometimes I'm Happy," "Tea for Two," "Speak to Me of Love."
44-02-17
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44-02-17 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "Louise," "Amor," "Blue Room," "Black Magic," "Speak Low."
44-02-24
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44-02-24 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "I've Got a One Track Mind," "Sleepy Lagoon," "Tip Toe Through the Tulips," "How Blue the Night," "Crazy Me."
44-03-02
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44-03-02 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "Easter Sunday With You," "Skater's Waltz," "I Love You Truly," "Moonlight and Roses," "I'll Be Around."
44-03-09
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Guest Kay Armen
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[Harry Cool replaces Dick Haymes as host; entire program recorded and broadcast from New York]

43-03-07 Marion Star
Effective with Thursday night's program, the Here's to Romance series of CBS is changing format, omitting Dick Haymes and adding Kay Armen and Harry Cool for the vocals the next two weeks.
Haymes, sometimes referred to as a Frank Sinatra rival, has been singing from Hollywood with the rest of the program, from New York. Now all of it will come from the east.

44-03-09 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM):
Harry Cool replaces Dick Haymes; Kay Armen, songstress, in first of two guest appearances; Ray Bloch orchestra; "Shadow Waltz," "Tambourin Chinois," "Take It Easy."
44-03-16
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Guest Kay Armen
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44-03-16 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "The Continental," "Time On My Hands," "I Love You," "Dance of the Spanish Onion," "Poinciana," "Irish Medley."
44-03-23
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Guest Joan Brooks
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44-03-23 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Singers, Joan Brooks and Harry Cool; Swing Fourteen; Ray Bloch Orchestra.
44-03-30
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Guest Lynn Gardner
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44-03-30 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Ray Bloch orchestra;
Harry Cool, baritone; with Lynn Gardner, guest singer; "Embraceable You," "Time on My Hands," "Swinging on a Star," "The Music Stopped," "Begin the Beguine," "Tambourin Chinols."
44-04-06
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Guest Lynn Gardner
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44-04-06 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM):
with Harry Cool, baritone, and Lynn Gardner, guest.
44-04-13
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Guest Connee Boswell
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44-04-13 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): with Harry Cool and Connee Boswell; "Night and Day," "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me," "So Little Time," "Don't Sweetheart Me," "Pagan Love Song," "Over the Rainbow."
44-04-20
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Guest Kay Armen
N
44-04-20 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): with Harry Cool and Kay Armen, soloists; "San Fernando Valley," "If I Had My Way," "I Love You," "Waltz in Springtime," medley from "Snow White."
44-04-27
29
Guest Lina Romay
N
44-04-27 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Harry Cool and Lina Romay, vocalists; "What Is This Thing Called Love?" "Take It Easy," "Spring Will be a Little Late This Year," "Falling in Love With Love."
44-05-04
30
Guest Monica Lewis
N
44-05-04 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "Amor," "When They Ask About You," "All the Things You Are," "When I Grown Too Old to Dream;" Monica Lewis, guest singer.
44-05-11
31
Guest Dorothy Shay
N
44-05-11 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Harry Cool, baritone, with Dorothy Shay as guest; "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," "I'll Be Seeing You," "Tico Tico," "Make Believe," "Louise," "Long Ago and Far Away."
44-05-18
32
Guest Joan Brooks
N
44-05-18 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Harry Cool and Joan Brooks; medley from "Girl Crazy," "Hallelujah," "Anitra's Dance," "Going My Way," "Shine On, Harvest Moon."

44-05-18 Mason City Globe-Gazette
BARITONE HARRY COOL plays host to KGLO-CBS singing star Joan Brooks on "Here's To Romance," Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
44-05-25
33
Guest Hildegarde
N
44-05-25 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Harry Cool, with Hildegarde as guest; "Swinging On a Star," "I'll Be Seeing You," Dvorak's "Humoresque," "Stardust."
44-06-01
34
Guest Jane Froman
N
44-06-04 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's To Romance (WBBM): Harry Cool, baritone, with Jane Froman; "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," "How Blue the Night," "Dancing In the Dark," "Amor," "The Touch of Your Hand."
44-06-08
35
Guest Joan Edwards
N
44-06-08 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Harry Cool, baritone, with Joan Edwards as guest singer; "I'll Get By," "Goodnight Wherever You Are," "Minuet in Jazz," "Lover."
44-06-15
36
Guest Dorothy Shay
N
44-06-15 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Dorothy Shay, guest singer; "When You Wore a Tulip," "Stormy Weather," "Salt Water Cowboy," "Sweet and Lovely," "Dance of the Spanish Onion."
44-06-22
37
Guest Bea Wain
N
44-06-22 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Bea Wain, gust; "Minuet in Jazz," "Going My Way," "Great Day," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."
44-06-29
38
Guest Greta Keller
N
44-06-29 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): with Greta Keller; "These Foolish Things," "When I Learned French," "Dardanella," "I'll Get By," "At Sundown."
44-07-06
39
Guest Mary Small
N
44-07-06 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Mary Small, guest; "The G.I. Jive," "In the Good Old Summertime," "Over the Rainbow," "First Class Private Mary Brown," "Two Guitars."
44-07-13
40
Guest Evelyn Knight
N
[Larry Douglas takes over as Host]

44-07-13 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM):
Larry Douglas makes debut as host and singing star; guest, Evelyn Knight; "Long Ago and Far away," "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," "In a Persian Market," I'll Be Seeing You," "Tea for Two."
44-07-20
--
Pre-Empted
--
44-07-20 Wisconsin State Journal
9:00 Democratic Convention--WMAQ WGN WBBM WENR WCFL

44-07-20 Washington Post
WTOP 10:00 Democratic National Convention

44-07-20 New York Times
Democratic National Convention: Speakers, Mrs. Helen Gahagan Douglas, Others--WEAF, WOR, WJZ, WABC, 10-12

44-07-20 Chicago Daily Tribune
9--W-G-N, WMAQ, WBBM, WENR, WIND, WCFL--Democratic convention

44-07-20 Oelwein Daily Register
WMT--10:30 Here's to Romance

44-07-20 El Paso Herald Post
8:30— Here's To Romance. (CBS):
44-07-27
41
Guest Joan Roberts
N
44-07-27 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Larry Douglas with Joan Roberts as guest; "Come Out, Wherever You Are," "My Hero" from "The Chocolate Soldier," "Humoresque," Dvorak, "I Surrender, Dear," "Goodnight, Wherever You Are."
44-08-03
42
Guest Ella Logan
N
44-08-03 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Larry Douglas, baritone, with Ella Logan as guest; "Sing a Tropical Song," "The Day After Forever," "Little Brown Jug," "Why Do I Love You," "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi."
44-08-10
43
Guest Jeanne Cagney
N
44-08-10 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Jeanne Cagney co-stars with Larry Douglas in dramatic sketch; music, "It Could Happen to You," "Together," "I Kiss Your Hand, Madame," "Swinging On a Star."
44-08-17
44
Guest Ethel Merman
N
44-08-17 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Ethel Merman, guest; "I'll Be Seeing You," "Come With Me My Honey," "And Then You Kissed Me," "Tico Tico," "That's an Irish Lullaby," "We're Having a Heat Wave."
44-08-24
45
Guest Dolores Gray
N
44-08-24 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Dolores Gray, guest; "In the Good Old Summer Time," "You and the Night and the Music," "Polly-Woodle-Doodle," "I Walk Alone," "My Mother Told Me," "Look for the Silver Lining," "Magic is the Moonlight."
44-08-31
--
Pre-Empted
--
44-08-31 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 Sen. Harry S. Truman--WMAQ WBBM WENR WGN

44-08-31 Washington Post
WTOP 10:30 Sen. Harry S. Truman

44-08-31 New York Times
Sen. Harry S. Truman Accepting Democratic Vice Presidential Nomination Frmo Lamar, Mo.--WEAF, WOR, WJZ, WABC, WBYN--10:30-11.

44-09-07
46
Guest Irene Bordini
N
44-09-07 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM):
with Irene Bordini, musical comedy star, as guest; "What Do You In the Infantry," "The Next Time I See Paris," "It Had to Be You," "Janie."
44-09-14
47
Guest Marion Hutton
N
[AFRS only]

44-09-14 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM):
Marion Hutton, guest; "Keep Your Powder Dry," "The Day After Forever," "Together," "Dark Eyes," "Summertime."
44-09-21
48
Guest Joan Roberts
N
44-09-21 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM):
guest, Joan Roberts, former singing star of "Oklahoma;" "It Could Happen to You," Chopin's "Waltz in E Minor," "Italian Street Song," "You Are Love" from "Showboat."
44-09-28
49
Guest Diane Courtney
N
44-09-28 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): "Dance With a Dolly," "The Day After Forever," "I'll Walk Alone," "Always," "Hawaiian War Chant;"
guest, Diane Courtney, night club singer.

44-09-28 Mason City Globe-Gazette
DIANNE COURTNEY is 'guest-of-the-week on the musical show featuring the Ray Bloch orchestra and baritone Larry Douglas, Thursday, over KGLO-CBS at 9:30 p. m.. Dianne sings "I Walk Alone" and "Just One Of Those Things."
Larry's numbers are "The Day After Tomorrow" and Berlin's "Always." Ray and the orchestra join the Swing Fourteen Choir in "Dance With The Dolly With The Hole In Her Stocking" and the "Hawaiian War Chant."
"Yankee Doodle" gets special Bloch treatment, and Kreisl'er's beloved "Stars In My Eyes" is sung by a duo of choristers. Program is produced by Fred Bethel. Jim Ameche is the emcee-announcer.
44-10-05
50
Guest Yvette
N
44-10-05 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Larry Douglas (WBBM): "Right as the Rain," "Every Day of My Life," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Holiday for Strings," Gershwin medley; guest, Yvette.
44-10-12
51
Guest Mildred Bailey
N
[AFRS only]

44-10-12 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Larry Douglas (WBBM):
with Mildred Bailey as guest; "That Old Gang of Mine," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Little Brown Jug," "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," "When the Boys Come Home."

44-10-12 Mason City GLobe-Gazette
Mildred Bailey, that "Rockin' Chair Lady," star of her own KGLO-CBS show, is guest-of-the-week on the Larry Douglas-Ray Bloch musical Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
Mildred sings the plaintive spiritual "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" and in a more modern vein, "Straighten Up and Fly Right."
Baritone Larry offers "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Magic Is the Moonlight." Ray Bloch, the orchestra and his Swing Fourteen Choir are heard in "That Old Gang of Mine" and in "When the Boys Come Home" from the current Broadway musical, "Bloomer Girl."
Two of the Swing Fourteen choristers step out of the line for "Some Peaceful Evening." Bloch's special for the evening is "Little Brown Jug."

44-10-12 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--WBBN--Larry Douglas and Ray Bloch's orchestra.
Guest: Mildred Bailey.

45-10-12 New York Times
10:30-WABC--Larry Douglas, Jim Ameche, Bloch Orch;
Mildred Bailey, Guest
44-10-19
52
Guest Dorothy Shay
--
[Preempted in some regions for a Democratic Campaign special]

44-10-19 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 Democratic Campaign--WBBM

44-10-19 New York Times
10:30-WABC--Former Gov. James M. Cox Speaking From Dayton, Ohio

44-10-19 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--WBBM--James M. Cox, Talk [c].

44-10-19 Washington Post
WTOP 10:30 Dem. National Comm.

44-10-19 Pulaski Southwest Times
10:30--Larry Douglas songs and guest -- cbs

44-10-19 Findlay Republican Courier
Dorothy Shay will visit the "Larry Douglas and Ray Bloch Show" over CBS at 9:30 p. m.
44-10-26
53
Guest Luise Rainer
N
44-10-26 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Luise Rainer in dramatic sketch; Larry Douglas and Ray Bloch orchestra; "The Love I Live For," "Valse Bluette," "Great Day."
44-11-02
54
Guest Evelyn Knight
N
44-11-02 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Ray Bloch orchestra, Larry Douglas, baritone, with Evelyn Knight, guest singer.
44-11-09
55
Guest Hildegarde
N
44-11-09 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Hildegarde, guest; "All of a Sudden My Heart Sings," "Trolley Song," "Strange Music," "Valencia," "By the Light of the Silvery Moon."
44-11-16
56
Guest Joan Brooks
N
44-11-16 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Larry Douglas with Joan Brooks.
44-11-23
57
Guest Monica Lewis
N
44-11-23 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Larry Douglas, with Monica Lewis as guest; "Can't Help Loving That Man," "Tico Tico," "You and the Night and the Music," "Whispering."
44-11-30
58
Guest Diane Courtney
N
44-11-30 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Larry Douglas with Diane ourtney; "What a Difference a Day Makes," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "I Dream of You," "Babes in Toyland," "Hawaiian War Chant."
44-12-07
59
Guest Georgia Gibbs
N
44-12-07 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Larry Douglas with Georgia Gibbs; "All of a Sudden My Heart Sings," "White Christmas," "The Whisler's Song," "When the Boys Come Home."
44-12-14
60
Guest Dorothy Shay
N
44-12-14 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Larry Douglas with Dorothy Shay; "The Man I Love," "Trolley Song," "Don't Fence Me In," "Dancing in the Dark," "Turkey in the Straw."
44-12-21
61
Guest Genevieve Rowe
N
44-12-21 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Larry Douglas, Genevieve Rowe; "Bess, You Is My Woman Now," "Yesterday," "Romany Life," "Jingle Bells," "Skater's Waltz," "Toy Trumpet."
44-12-28
62
Guest Joan Edwards
N
44-12-28 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Larry Douglas with Joan Edwards; "These Foolish Things," "One Song," "Whistle While You Work," "Tico Tico."
45-01-04
63
Guest Victoria Cordova
N
45-01-04 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): GUEST, Victoria Cordova; "I Kiss Your Hand, Madame," "Can't Help Singing," "Right as the Rain," "Babes in Toyland."
45-01-11
64
Guest Ramona
N
45-01-11 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): guest, Ramona; "I Got Rhythm," "Please Don't Say No," "Naila," "Camptown Races," "Blue Skies."
45-01-18
65
Guest Kay Armen
N
45-01-18 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): guest, Kay Armen; "Begin the Beguine," "Right as the Rain," "Arkansas Traveler," "I Dream of You."
45-01-25
66
Guest Beatrice Kay
N
45-01-25 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): guest, Beatrice Kay; "Trolley Song," "Don't Go in the Lion Cage, Mother Darling," "Saturday Night," "Pale Moon," "Tea for Two."
45-02-01
67
Guest Kay Francis
N
45-02-01 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM):
Kay Francis, guest, in dramatic sketch with Jim Ameche; music, "I'm Making Believe," "Old Man River," "Whistler and His Dog, "Skip to My Lou."

45-02-01 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--WBBM--Here's to Romance, with Larry Douglas.
Guest: Kay Francis

45-02-01 New York Times
Larry Douglas, Songs
; Kay Francis, Guest--WABC, 10:30-11.
45-02-08
68
Guest Yvette
N
45-02-08 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): guest, Yvette; "I Didn't Know About You," "My Heart Sings," "Don't Fence Me In," "Whispering," "Minuet in Jazz."
45-02-15
69
Guest Bea Wain
N
45-02-15 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): guest, Bea Wain; "He's Home for a Little While," "Accentuate the Positive," "Don't Ever Change," "Confessin'."
45-02-22
70
Guest Evelyn Knight
N
45-02-22 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): with Evelyn Knight as guest; "Let's Take the Long Way Home," "If You Are But a Dream," "Fine and Dandy," "Dance With the Dolly," "Three O'Clock in the Morning."
45-03-01
71
Guest Eileen Barton
N
45-03-01 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): guest, Eileen Barton; "I Didn't Know About You," "Californ-I-a," "Strange Music," "Where or When."
45-03-08
72
Guest Eileen Barton
N
45-03-08 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): Eileen Barton, guest vocalist; "Candy," "I'm Gonna Hang My Hat on a Tree That Grows in Brooklyn," "I Dream of You," "Mama Yo Quiero," "Dancing in the Dark."
45-03-15
73
Guest Joan Edwards
N
45-03-15 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): guest, Joan Edwards; "My Blue Heaven," "Magic Is the Moonlight," "Moonlight and Roses," "Dance of the Spanish Onion."
45-03-22
74
Guest Martha Tilton
N
[AFRS only; Announces 100th episode of Here's To Romance]

45-03-22 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM):
with Martha Tilton, guest singer.
45-03-29
75
Guest Diane Courtney
N
45-03-29 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): guest, Diane Courtney; "He's Home for a Little While."
45-04-05
76
Guest Evelyn Knight
N
45-04-05 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Here's to Romance (WBBM): with Evelyn Knight as guest; "Two Little Fishes and Five Loaves of Bread," "Grandfather's Clock," "If You Are But a Dream," medly from "Up in Central Park.
45-04-12
--
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45-04-12 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Romance, Rhythm, and Ripley (WBBM): Robert L. Ripley joins Larry Douglas as regular member of former "Here's to Romance" program; guest vocalist, Peggy Mann.





AFRS 'Here's to Romance' Radio Log

Date AFRS No. Title Avail. Notes
44-09-14
15
Guest Marion Hutton
Y
44-10-12
35
Guest Mildred Bailey
Y
45-03-22
42
Guest Martha Tilton
Y
45-05-31
52
Guest AAF Lt. David C. Besbris
Y
[From the Romance Rhythm and Ripley commercial canon]

a.k.a. The Boot, The Fish and The Caterpillar
45-06-21
55
Guest 500 Purple Hearts Vets
Y
[From the Romance Rhythm and Ripley commercial canon; Before 500 recipients of The Purple Heart]

45-07-05
57
Da Vinci's Last Supper
Y
[From the Romance Rhythm and Ripley commercial canon]










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